Bio & Discography
Shores of Null stand out from their contemporaries with their ability to blend seemingly disparate elements into their sound, overwhelmingly heavy and soothing at the same time: blackened aggression stands alongside gothic-doom sections without either sounding out of place. Their music can be both melancholic yet majestic, made of chorale-like guitar textures across the instrument’s entire range, sustained by a powerful rhythmic section and punctuated by a refined mixture of clean and growled vocals, along with extensive use of pleasing vocal harmonies which have become the band’s trademark through the years.
The Rome-based metal band has been an unwavering presence within the metal underground since their musical outset in 2013, churning out three impressive records: the melodic and somber “Quiescence” (Candlelight, 2014), the darker and more complex “Black Drapes For Tomorrow” (Candlelight/Spinefarm, 2017), and finally their most ambitious work to date “Beyond The Shores (On Death And Dying)” (Spikerot Records, 2020), a 38-minute long opus which continues to prove the band’s willingness to go off the beaten path while creating their ultimate doom manifesto.
The work, inspired by the five stages of grief formulated by the Swiss-American psychiatrist Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, has created quite a buzz in the underground, followed by the multi-award winning full-track video by Sanda Movies, an unprecedented output that has taken the heavy music hemisphere by storm.
The album sees guest appearances of the doom-titans Mikko Kotamäki (Swallow The Sun) and Thomas A.G. Jensen (Saturnus), along with the angelic voice of Elisabetta Marchetti (Inno). The band is able to present an even more diverse and eclectic sound on the album thanks to the addition of classical instruments like piano and violin, along with the return of the talented Marco “Cinghio” Mastrobuono (Hour Of Penance, Fleshgod Apocalypse) behind the production desk.
The band’s fourth album, recorded during the same sessions of “Beyond The Shores”, is expected to be released in the second half of 2022.
Shores Of Null is:
Davide Straccione - Vocals
Gabriele Giaccari - Guitars
Raffaele Colace - Guitars
Matteo Capozucca - Bass
Emiliano Cantiano - Drums
About "Beyond The Shores (On Death And Dying)" (2020)
“One of the musical highlights of the 2020.”
Distorted Sound Mag (10/10)
About "Black Drapes For Tomorrow" (2017)
“An impressive piece that captures poignant awareness wonderfully both lyrically and musically”
About "Quiescence" (2014)
“This is how metallic darkness should sound in 2014.”