Asphodelia is a musical project born in 2016 in Italy from the ashes of Blackdahlia, a band already known in the underground metal scene.
The Italian combo, featuring Samuela (vocals, piano), Ruggero (guitar, mandolin guitar), Ludovico (drums) and Davide (bass), intends to blend symphonic and choral elements, electronics and Mediterranean echoes into a solid metal frame.
The band is named after the asphodels, typical Mediterranean flowers connected to the ancient Greek Underworld: in Greek mythology, the Asphodel Meadows was a place where indifferent souls, who lived a life of neither good or evil, were sent to live after death.
The band released their debut EP ‘Vengeance’ on May 26, 2016, and they are currently recording their first full-length album. They are also scheduling a series of live dates in Italy and Europe in support of the album release (fall 2016).
They have a crowdfunding campaign running.
Photographer: Francesco Dragoni