Pentesilea Road is a Post-Progressive Rock band, originally formed as a one-man solo project of the Italian guitarist Vito F. Mainolfi in 2014.Until 2019, the band published several demos, mostly instrumental, over SoundCloud and Bandcamp.
The first full-length album “Pentesilea Road” was released on February 26, 2021. The band’s name is a reference to Pentesilea, the diluted city described in Italo Calvino’s book “Invisible Cities”.
The album was recorded as a long-distance collaboration of several musicians, each one recording in the Country of residence, due to COVID-19 pandemic (Guitars/Bass recorded in the Netherlands, Vocals in Italy and Spain, Keys in Italy, Drums in Italy and USA).
The musical style is a contamination of a few genres, including clear influences from the Progressive, Post-Rock and Metal areas.
The album that has been published is self-produced, the band is independent and unsigned and was initially released only in digital version (the first physical batch was ready by release date).
Vito F. Mainolfi / Guitars, Bass, Backing Vocals, Programming & whatever else
Ezio di Ieso / Piano & Keyboards
Alfonso Mocerino / Drums
Lorenzo Nocerino / Vocals
Ray Alder –Vocals on Shades of the Night, Noble Art
Mark Zonder / Drums on Memory Corners,Spectral Regrowth, Give Them Space
Michele Guaitoli / Vox on Stains
Paul Prins / First solo on Give Them Space
All Music & Lyrics by Vito F. Mainolfi / Produced by Vito F. Mainolfi – Artwork Concept by Vito F.Mainolfi
The album includes the song “Stains” feat. Michele Guaitoli, watch the official video below:
1. Memory Corners 06:17
2. Stranded 05:57
3. Genius Loci 07:19
4. Spectral Regrowth 04:52
5. Stains 05:58
6. Give Them Space 05:47
7. Shades Of The Night 06:12
8. The Psychopathology Of Everyday Things 06:08
9. Noble Art (feat. Ray Alder) 04:06
10. Pentesilea Road 06:37
11. A Tale Of Dissidence 06:17
12. Shades Of The Night (feat. Ray Alder) 06:12
Purchase the album through Bandcamp: https://pentesilearoad.bandcamp.com/album/pentesilea-road-2