Marco I. Benevento

Marco I. Benevento (born December 19, 1978), is an Italian musician, singer and songwriter. He began his career in the mid-1990s as a singer and musician for rock and heavy metal bands and as a composer of movie soundtracks.

Marco I. Benevento
Born (1978-12-19) December 19, 1978 (age 41)
Campobasso, Italy
GenresAlternative rock, Neofolk, Gothic metal, Doom metal, Classical, Electronic
Occupation(s)Musician, Sound Designer
InstrumentsPiano, guitar
Years active1994–present
LabelsCyclone Empire/Metal Blade, Martyr Music Group, Emergency Music, Candlelight Records, Sam
Associated acts


Trained as a pianist, Benevento began playing the keyboards in a rock band at age 16. In 1998 (using the stage name of "Dust") he founded the gothic metal band How Like A Winter (formerly Grand Guignol). They recorded a never-released demo in 1999. In 2001 Benevento and How Like A Winter recorded the Demo-CD The winter's near[1] and signed with American record label Martyr Music Group with whom he released the album "...Beyond My Grey Wake".

In 2006 Benevento joined the band The Foreshadowing[2] and with them he released 3 albums and toured Europe and the United States.

In 2012 his soundtrack debut with the musical score for Marco Risi's feature film "Cha cha cha".

Marco I. Benevento lives in Rome where he continues to work as a musician and also as a sound designer and actor.[3]


With How Like A Winter:

With Kamlath:

  • Stronger than frost (2011)

With The Foreshadowing:

With The I:

  • Backwards (single) - (2015)


  1. ^ ""The winter's near" by How like a winter". Encyclopaedia Metallum: The Metal Archives. Retrieved October 17, 2014.
  2. ^ "The Foreshadowing". Metal Blade. Retrieved October 17, 2014.
  3. ^ Marco I. Benevento on IMDb

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