Mastercastle is an
Italian heavy metal band that fuses traditional metal
qualities with the grandiose skilled musicianship of
Founded by guitarist
Pier Gonella (Labyrinth / Necrodeath) together with
vocalist , new-comer Giorgia Gueglio the band are
rapidly developing a loyal fanbase and a trademark
sound. The guitar work of Pier is sure to please fans of
the likes of Yngwie Malmsteen with its strong riffs and
explosive lead work. Whilst Giorgia Gueglio vocals are
equal to task of matching Gonella’s guitar work with
their great power and soaring qualities and also serve
in giving Mastercastle their own unique sound.
Mastercastle are completed by the rhythm section of
bassist Steve Vawamas and guest drummer Alessandro Bissa
aka Bix (Vision Divine) who combine to create a solid
backdrop for all tracks.
born in January 2008 by Pier and Giorgia. The pair had
had several music projects in the past and wanted to try
something different. No fixed genre was chosen with the
emphasis being on producing music in a natural way. The
pair wrote a number of songs and then chose 4 to record
for a promo to gain label interest. The first musician
contacted to help complete the demo was drummer
Alessandro Bissa. Having worked in the past with Pier
and Giorgia, Bix’s arrival changed the initial project
into a real band. The line up was completed by Steve
Vawamas on bass guitar and the name Mastercastle was
settled on for the new band that went on to complete the
recordings of the four song demo.
On July 2008 they
sent those four tracks to Lion Music, later signing with
them. Mastercastle’s debut album “The Phoenix” was
released on April 17 2009. The album met with
widespread critical acclaim and the video for “Princess
Of Love” rapidly clocked up over 100,000 views on
The band quickly set
about entering the studio to record their second release
"Last Desire" which saw release on June 18th 2010.
Possessing a more straight ahead style the album once
again met with critical success
Wanting to build on
the momentum gained from the first two releases the band
set about writing and recording their third album
“Dangerous Diamonds” which saw release on 18 November
2012 and saw the band merging the styles of the previous
two releases to create a signature sound.
band contributed to new track “Sakura” to the Lion Music
Japan Red Cross Benefit album “Embrace The Sun” and
released a promo video to accompany the track.
Mid 2012 saw
Mastercastle regroup to write and record their fourth
album. The album has the prestigious honour of
welcoming of drum legend John Macaluso to the band with
a release anticipated in early 2013 on Lion Music.