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|Genres||Progressive metal, technical death metal, melodic death metal|
|Associated acts||Potmos Hetoimos|
|Members||Marc Martins Pia|
Carlos Lozano Quintanilla
Miguel Espinosa Ortiz
Toni Mestre Coy
|Past members||Aleix Dorca|
Marc Mas Marti
Jordi Gorgues Mateu
Persefone was founded in early 2001 in the small nation of Andorra; founding members are Carlos Lozano Quintanilla, Jordi Gorgues Mateu, Toni Mestre Coy, and Xavi Pérez. In 2002 they were joined by Miguel Espinosa Ortiz. A demo was recorded in 2003, and the concept of the album took shape: the five soul illnesses combined with the transition from life to death.[clarification needed] A 6-track demo became an LP with the help of Claus Jensen and Intromental Management; Truth Inside the Shades was recorded at Orion Studios and mastered by Peter in de Betou for Taylor Maid Productions.
Some gigs were scheduled, but Pérez left the band, and was replaced by Aleix Dorca Josa, producer of the band, who joined it to perform drums. Also, Marc Marti became the lead singer, taking over for Quintanilla. After this, Truth Inside the Shades was released worldwide through Soundholic Records (Japan), Cd-Maximum (Russia and Baltic States), and Adipocere Records (Europe and United States).
The next album, a longer concept album, relates the story of Persephone, the Greek goddess for which the band was named. In August 2006, Core was released in Japan through Soundholic Records. In 2007, a year after its Japanese release, Persefone signed a deal with Greek label Burning Star Records, and in August the album was released worldwide.
On 22 February 2018, Persefone announced that they would release a new single, "In Lak'Ech", a month later on 23 March, featuring Tim Charles from Ne Obliviscaris. The song title comes from "In Lak'ech Ala K'in", a traditional Mayan greeting, meaning "I am another yourself" or "I am you, and you are me".
- Toni Mestre Coy – bass (2001–present)
- Carlos Lozano Quintanilla – guitar (2001–present) vocals (2001–2004)
- Miguel Espinoza – keyboards, vocals (2002–present)
- Marc Martins Pia – vocals (2004–present)
- Sergi Verdeguer – drums (2015–present)
- Filipe Baldaia – guitar (2016–present)
- Xavi Perez – drums (2001–2003)
- Jordi Gorgues Mateu – guitar (2001–2016)
- Aleix Dorca Josa – drums (2003–2006)
- Marc Mas Marti – drums (2006–2014)
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