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Beginning with the band in 1999, Francesco Grasso (vocals, guitars) and Alessandro Mita (guitars) rehearsed with a series of crews before deciding to assemble their own squad. It was still in 2000 that the band recorded their first 6 tracks promo, with the monicker "Black Thorns Lodge". This “Promo 2000” was trying to interpret different influences raging from gothic and Swedish metal to ‘80s pop and wave. Instantly, the cult label My Kingdom Music showed his interest in having this newborn creature on his roster. But Alessandro and Francesco didn’t feel satisfied with what Black Thorns Lodge was becoming. They needed to evolve. So, at the end of 2001, they decided to let the Black Thorns Lodge die, and to restart a new adventure with a new monicker, ROOM WITH A VIEW ‘cause they needed to escape from cliches, to open themselves on new and stimulating horizons... "Room with a View", that's it, a dynamic view, a sort of emotional kaleidoscope. My Kingdom Music had the insight to realize the potential this band held, and the guys were quickly signed and put in the studio to record their debut album, "First Year Departure". Recorded during 2002, and released in 2003, "First Year Departure", with its passionate mood, its vintage soundscapes and its retro-futuristic spirit, has gathered not only an instant fan base, but critical acclaim on the main international magazines and webzines. The drums parts for this record were handled by Fabio Cappabianca, coming from the Roman Hardcore scene. It’s a journey of imbalance into the daydreaming minds of four melancholic young men. Since the album release, the band didn’t stop for a moment, constantly confronting with line-up changes, but always working and maturing in their abilities, with hard work and extreme dedication. Until summer of 2004, when they flew to Örebro, Sweden, to work with the famous producer Jens Bogren on their second effort, in the renowned Fascination Street Studio (Millencolin, Katatonia, Opeth, Soilwork, Pain of Salvation, Deep Insight etc.). With their debut, RWAV have created a sound that was unique. With the new "Collecting Shells at Lighthouse Hill", they start a brand new beginning. The result is an astonishing mixture of modern rock aggressiveness combined with solid songwriting and strong melodies. RWAV’s sound has evolved into a highly unique blend of fresh and melancholic emo-rock, where you might hear the echoes of Dredg, Thursday and Katatonia, as well as The Cure and Depeche Mode in the background. RWAV is now breaking free with a true definition of their sound: full-blown, dynamic, nervous, mesmerizing, emotionally moving rock. The line-up changes (Gino Palombi on bass and Piero Arioni on drums) not only pushed RWAV creatively, but improved the depth of their sound as well, permitting to this new record to blow the other record away. “Collecting Shells at Lighthouse Hill" will see the light on March 2006 in a special edition containing the video of “Friction”, and an exclusive multimedia track, full of info, comments, pictures and curiosities about the band. LINE UP: Francesco Grasso: vocals, guitars, acoustic guitars Alessandro Mita: guitars Gino Palombi: bass Piero Arioni: drums Guest musicians: Mario Di Trani Gianluca Giardi Mauro Munzi Paolo D'Antonio Amedeo Croce. DISCOGRAPHY: 2000 “Promo 2000” (promo CD as BLACK THORNS LODGE) 2002 “First Year Departure” (CD - My Kingdom Music) 2005 “Collecting Shells At Lighthouse Hill” (CD - My Kingdom Music) Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.