Adagio (band)

Adagio is a French progressive metal band formed in 2000 by guitarist Stéphan Forté.[2]

Adagio
OriginMontpellier, France
Genres
Years active2000–2018 (on hiatus)
Labels
MembersStéphan Forté
Franck Hermanny
Kévin Codfert
Kelly Sundown Carpenter
Jelly Cardarelli
Mayline Gautié
Past membersDavid Readman
Eric Lebailly
Dirk Bruinenberg
Richard Andersson
Gus Monsanto
Christian Palin
Mats Levén
Guillaume Bergiron

HistoryEdit

Since their third studio album Dominate, Adagio has evolved from their original power metal sound, but still adhering to their trademark elements of virtuosity and massive orchestral influences. With Dominate, they implemented a heavier sound with traditional death grunts.[2] Archangels in Black was the band's fourth album. The band has stated that the "compositions are the ultimate between melodic and extreme metal, and can be considered as a more brutal version of (their second album) Underworld".[3]

In April 2016, Stéphan Forté created an Indiegogo campaign to help fund Adagio's fifth album, Life. The campaign ended on 5 June 2016, with the campaign reaching 148% of its goal. The album was expected to come out in December 2016 under Stéphan's own label, Zeta Nemesis.[4] The release date was delayed to 26 July 2017 but the band premiered a song called "Darkness Machine" two months beforehand.[5]

Forté announced an indefinite hiatus of Adagio in April 2018, in order to pursue his solo career.[6]

Musical styleEdit

Adagio's music is known by its technical precision and dark orchestration. Adagio keeps unique complex lead workings which are complemented with a powerful and driving rhythm section.[7]

In their album Life, Adagio mixes progressive metal with eastern ethnic and djent influences.[8]

MembersEdit

Current[9]

  • Stéphan Forté – guitar (2000–present)
  • Franck Hermanny – bass guitar (2000–present)
  • Kévin Codfert – keyboards (2003–present)
  • Kelly Sundown Carpenter – lead vocals (2011–present)
  • Jelly Cardarelli – drums (2016–present)
  • Mayline Gautié – violin (2016–present)

Former

Touring

  • Kelly Sundown Carpenter – vocals (2008)
  • Mats Levén – vocals (2010–2011)

TimelineEdit

DiscographyEdit

Studio albums

Live albums

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "NEW ALBUM FINISHED, STEPHAN TO LAUNCH OWN LABEL". Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Adagio Official Website". Adagio-online.com. Archived from the original on 15 June 2006. Retrieved 5 July 2012.
  3. ^ "Adagio – Upcoming Album Details". Metal Storm. Retrieved 5 July 2012.
  4. ^ "ADAGIO 'LIFE' – Fifth Album". Indiegogo.
  5. ^ "ADAGIO release "Life" album (CD) in July". Metal underground. 14 June 2017. Retrieved 14 June 2017.
  6. ^ Kennelty, Greg (8 April 2018). "ADAGIO Goes On Indefinite Hiatus As Guitarist Pursues His Solo Career". Metal Injection. Retrieved 27 October 2018.
  7. ^ "Adagio – Biography". Metal Storm. Retrieved 5 July 2012.
  8. ^ "ADAGIO Returns With 'Life' Album Next Spring; 'Subrahmanya' Single Available Now". BLABBERMOUTH.NET. 2 December 2016. Retrieved 3 July 2017.
  9. ^ "Adagio – Timeline – Metal Storm". metalstorm.net. Retrieved 3 July 2017.

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