Stormlord (band)

Stormlord is an extreme metal (self-classified as "Extreme epic metal") band from Rome, Italy. They have released six full-length albums to date: Supreme Art of War (1999), At the Gates of Utopia (2001), The Gorgon Cult (2004), Mare Nostrum (2008), Hesperia (2013), and Far (2019). Their prominent use of keyboards compared to many other black metal bands gives their sound an epic feel, much like power metal.

Stormlord from Rome, Italy
Stormlord from Rome, Italy
Background information
OriginRome, Italy
GenresSymphonic black metal, power metal, death metal (early)
Years active1991–Present
LabelsLocomotive Music, Scarlet
MembersCristiano Borchi
Andrea Angelini
Gianpaolo Caprino
Francesco Bucci
David Folchitto

Most of their songs have an epic theme, recurring to stories and characters from Greek Mythology (Zeus, Hades, Persephone, Prometheus, Medusa, Titans), and battles. Their vocalist, Cristiano can scream in two voices: the first one high pitched, which is relative to black metal and the second is more guttural and monstrous, which is relative to death metal and often used for choruses.

The band gained attention in late 2004 after the release of the "Under the Boards" music video, which featured large amounts of blood and gore. The clip was banned from most TV channels but gained popularity due to internet downloads.[citation needed]


Current membersEdit

  • Cristiano Borchi - vocals (1991-present), bass (1991-1996)
  • Francesco Bucci - bass (1997-present)
  • David Folchitto - drums (1999-present)
  • Gianpaolo Caprino - guitars, clean vocals, keyboards (2002-present)
  • Andrea Angelini - guitars (2010-present)
  • Riccardo Studer - keyboards (2011-present)

Session/live members:

  • A. G. Volgar (Deviate Damaen) - opera vocals, narration (studio only)
  • Elisabetta Marchetti - female vocals (live/studio since 2004 with "The Gorgon Cult")

Past membersEdit

  • Pierangelo Giglioni - guitars (1997–2010)
  • Claudio Di Carlo - guitars (1991–1994)
  • Riccardo Montanari - drums (1991–1994)
  • Andrea Cacciotti - guitars (1993–1995)
  • Dario Maurizi - guitars (1995)
  • Gabriele Valerio - drums (1995) (now in Theatres Des Vampires and Astarte Syriaca)
  • Fabrizio Cariani - keyboards (1995–1999)
  • Marcello Baragona - drums (1995–1999)
  • Dux Tenebrarum - guitars (1997)
  • Raffaella Grifoni - female vocals (1997)
  • Malfeitor Fabban (Aborym)- bass (1997-1998)
  • Simone Scazzocchio - keyboards
  • Luca Bellanova - keyboards (live only)
  • Maurizio Pariotti - keyboards (live only)


Full lengthsEdit




  • The Battle of Quebec City: Live In Canada (2007)


  • The Legacy of Medusa – 17 Years of Extreme Epic Metal (2008)

External linksEdit