Pentesilea Road: check out “Shades Of The Night” feat. Ray Alder


“Pentesilea Road” is a post-progressive rock band, originally formed as a one-man solo project of the Italian guitarist Vito F. Mainolfi in 2014.Until 2019, the band published several demos, mostly instrumental, over SoundCloud and BandCamp.

The first full-length album “Pentesilea Road” was released on February, the 26th 2021. The band’s name is a reference to Pentesilea, the diluted city described in Italo Calvino’s book “Invisible Cities”.

The album was recorded as a long-distance collaboration of several musicians, each one recording in the Country of residence, due to COVID-19 pandemic (Guitars/Bass recorded in the Netherlands, Vocals in Italy and Spain, Keys in Italy, Drums in Italy and USA).

The musical style is a contamination of a few genres, including clear influences from the Progressive, Post-Rock and Metal areas.

The album that has been published is self-produced, the band is independent and unsigned and was initially released only in digital version (the first physical batch was ready by release date).

Pentesilea Road are:

Vito F. Mainolfi –Guitars, Bass, Backing Vocals, Programming & whatever else

Ezio di Ieso –Pianoforte & Keyboards

Alfonso Mocerino –Drums

Lorenzo Nocerino –Vox

Special Guests:

Ray Alder –Vox onShades of the Night,Noble Art

                                Mark Zonder –Drums onMemory Corners,Spectral Regrowth,Give Them Space

                              Michele Guaitoli –Vox onStains

                         Paul Prins –First solo onGive Them Space

All Music & Lyrics by Vito F. Mainolfi – Produced by Vito F. Mainolfi – Artwork Concept by Vito F.Mainolfi

 The album includes the song “Shades Of The Night” feat. Ray Alder οn vox.