Italian Atmospheric Doom Metal band (ECHO) comes to Autumn Souls Of Sofia Festival, which will take place in the clubs Mixtape 5 (B-side) and Live & Loud on October 13, 14 and 15, 2016, in Sofia, Bulgaria.
The name (ECHO) comes from the oreads nymph eco of greek mythology, famous for being in love with Narcissus, and the parentheses indicate the sound wave that propagates.
The band was formed in the first days of October 2007, near Brescia (IT), thanks to the idea of Antonio Cantarin and Simone Mutolo, with the aim to play Doom Metal with different influences, in the first place psychedelic. The original line-up of the band was composed by Antonio Cantarin (vocals), Simone Mutolo (piano and keyboards), Mauro Ragnoli (guitar) and Paolo Copeta (drums). Then, in March 2008, guitar player Simone Saccheri joins the band.
In October 2008 they release a self-producted demo entitled „Omnivoid“, containing 5 tracks for a total length of 31’32“. In the same month the band starts its live activity. The band had so far the honor to share stage with bands such as AGALLOCH, DORNENREICH, ESOTERIC, DAYLIGHT DIES, FORGOTTEN TOMB, IF THESE TREES COULD TALK, and many others. On October the 9th 2010 they release a self produced promo, containing three tracks in a limited edition of 200 copies. This promo was released as a preview of the firts full-lenght album, recorded later, in November of the same year, at the Priory Recording Studios in Sutton Coldfield (UK) and CMAT Studios in Birmingham (UK) with Greg Chandler (Esoteric) as producer, engineer and guest on the track „Sounds from out of Space“. Different bass players joined and left the band, but sometimes when you search something around the world, what you’re looking for is right in your backyard, this is how Agostino Bellini became the bass player of (ECHO) in April 2011.
On August 2011 they sign a contract with the Russian label BadMoodMan Music/Solitude Productions, and finally, on November the 11th 2011, the debut album „Devoid of Illusions“ was release and worldwide distributed, receiving positive feedback by the international press and conquering ever more fans throughout the world. In March 2015 Antonio decided to leave the band, and after some research Fabio Urietti joined the band as new vocalist.
Tickets are on sale (70 BGN / 35 EUR) at eTicketsMall, Ticketino, Ticketpro and Eventbook (for Romania). Outlets for ticket sale: Ticket center of the National Palace of Culture,Yako Metal Shop, Arena Armeec, Usit Colors, Na Tamno, Orange Center, OMV and Office 1 Superstore.
Other confirmed bands are REDENIK (Necro Crossover, Serbia), SELVANS (Atmospheric Folk/Black Metal, Italy), TODTGELICHTER (Avantgarde Post Metal, Germany), FEN (Post Black Metal, United Kingdom), INFERNO (Black Metal, Czech), ACHERONTAS (Occult Black Metal, Greece), WITHIN THE FALL (Melodic Death Doom Metal, Sweden), INVIDIA (Black Metal, Bulgaria), ABADDON (Death Metal, Bulgaria), HELEVORN (Melodic Doom/Death Metal, Spain), HUMANITAS ERROR EST (Black Metal, Germany), EVADNE (Doom Metal, Spain), THE STONE (Black Metal, Serbia), ANOMALIE (Post Black Metal, Austria) and DIABLESS (Melodic Death Metal, Bulgaria).