Notturna became a band in 1987 thanks to the lead singer and guitarist
Michele Rizzi.Since their first recordings and live performances
the band has been appreciated and positively reviewed from local reporters.
The bands particular and somehow indefinable sound - written and
interpreted in Italian - is usually identified as Italian dark rock.
The style feels the effects of many different musical influences
opportunely mixed, so as to create a very unusual sound, quite different
from classic metal.
In those years Notturnas multiple experiences, such as winning
first regional and then national music competitions
(that allowed them to play in major spaces like Palatrussardi or Forum in Milan),
consented them to grow up artistically. As a result the band
recorded Un'altra luna, the first mini-cd;unfortunately, marketing problems
and misunderstandings between the band and the management
came to light and produced negative effects on the demos distribution.
Michele Rizzi and his band didnt give up: in 1996 a new asset
through the line-up change expanded sound and technique towards
an evolution that led Notturna close to progressive rock.
In 1997 a keyboard player turnover occurred and in the same year the band
recorded a 2nd cd following many months of rehearsals in order to merge
all the instruments.
After only 2 weeks recording at the Palace recording studio in Udine,
in June 1998 Notturnas first and official cd Illusioni came to light;
it was then remixed by Fulvio Zafret, co-produced and distributed in
collaboration with Guerrino Perovich, for Bluetattomusic label in Trieste.
After a short period of radio advertising, Illusioni sold over 500 copies
in only 2 weeks editing the best articles from local and specialized magazines
and the 1999 nomination as the best new rock band by a national radio network,
From 1999 to 2001 Notturna played supporting Timoria, Tiromancino and Meganoidi.
Nowadays the band, temporarily playing without keyboards,
is exploring new sounds trying to create refined but catchy
harmonies at the same time.
Notturna are always searching for new paths where to propose their musical genre:
for this reason the band makes few public appeareances, only those considered
more suitable to their image.
Ready for a new discography adventure with their second CD "Le Tue Ali"
(published in November 2005 by Musical Box srl/Frontiers distribution)
together with other new compositions (possibly out of any classical scheme,
though providing the average listener with some substance in the melody),
Notturna are always searching for new paths where to propose their musical
language, which is always growing and evolving.
The highly anticipated ‘Dentro me’ EP (to be followed by the full length album and a full featured video) will be available on each and every digital platform worldwide from November the 11th.
Now, Full length Album - Dentro me - out in March 2014.