DOWNKISS

DOWNKISS

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IN 2008 DOWNKISS PUBLISH THEIR DEBUT ALBUM “PUSH ME TO THE LIMITS OF THE CALCULATING MADNESS". 11 HEADBANGING ROCK SONGS DEFINED “HEAVY STONED ROCK”. DOWNKISS ALTERNATE POWERFUL AND RAGING PIECES TO OTHER COMPOSITIONS CONTAINING HYPNOTIC MELODIES, GOOD PUNK-ROCK AND ROCK-BLUES PACE WITH A 70’S TASTE

Biography

The band’s first unit was formed in San Giovanni Valdarno in May 2004 by:
Mirko “Sunny” Sanni – guitar
Enrico “Zappa” Zappalorti – drums
Mattia Dori – bass

The boys intended to compose and play their own songs only without any specific reference genre other than simply rock music.
The band was to have a female singer and short name containing the words “down” and “kiss”, so they united them, making up “Downkiss”, a word that gives space to the most fervent immaginations.
In November 2004 the american singer Joann Pate joins the band and a very inspired and productive period begins.
On December 30th 2004 Downkiss perform for the first time in public presenting an hour of original repertoire and obtaining a good reaction from the audience.
In February 2005 the band records a 6 track EP called “I’m so speechless” at Parsifal Studio in Sesto Fiorentino (FI) mixed by Federico “Fefo” Forconi – now Malfunk’s and formerly Toxic Reasons’ (USA) guitar player.
In April 2006 the collaboration with Carlo Bellotti’s management and promotion agency Alkemist-Fanatix Europe, begins.
In November 2006 the guitarist leaves the band and Gianni “Mr. Chombos” Mugnai, who had already played in the crossover band Streets of Violence togheter with Joann, takes his place.
In December 2006 also the drummer is replaced by Andrea “Buddy” Brogi, a percussion student at the Conservatoire with various experiences in funky, jazz, bossanova, samba, and classical ensembles.
In February 2007 the band signs a contract with Fernando del Regno’s label Hurricane Shiva Records.
In July that same year the production of “Push me to the calculating madness”, the band’s first official alum, begins.
The music is recorded and mixed at Luca Tonni’s Trade Digital Records Studio in Montale (PT), while the vocal parts are recorded and arranged by Federico “Fefo” Forconi at Fefoland in Florence.
The LP, is available in Italy from May 2008 dstributed by Andromeda, and in Europe and World widely from June the 2nd 2008 distributed by the british Plastic Head and Code7.

Discography

EP: "I'M SO SPEECHLESS" 2005
LP: "PUSH ME TO THE LIMITS OF THE CALCULATING MADNESS" HURRICANE SHIVA RECORD - 2008

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