SECRET SPHERE Announce New Drummer

Italian melodic metallers SECRET SPHERE have announced the addition of drummer Federico Pennazzato to the group's ranks. "Federico is a young and brilliant drummer coming from our city, so after more than three months of collaboration and some gigs we are happy to confirm that he is the right man to sit behind the kit!" the band write on their web site. "We wish all the best to Daniel Flores from the bottom of our hearts, we still consider him as a member of the family and a great friends, but sometimes the distance is difficult to manage! Thanks dude!!!"

As previously reported, SECRET SPHERE will be supporting ROYAL HUNT on a European tour in October. Confirmed dates are as follows:

Oct. 07 - Caserta.Naples, ITA @ Oddly Shed
Oct. 08 - Florence, ITA @ Ministry
Oct. 09 - Pavia/Milan, ITA @ Thunder Road
Oct. 10 - Munich, GER @ Garage
Oct. 11 - Verviers, BEL @ Spirit of 66
Oct. 13 - Zoetermeer, NETH @ Boerderij
Oct. 14 - Hamburg, GER @ Headbangers
Oct. 15 - Bremen, GER @ Meisenfrei
Oct. 17 -Vienna, AUT @ Planet Music
Oct. 19 - Budapest, HUN @ Wigwam

All the dates, with the exception of the shows in Italy, will also feature the Italian band RAINTIME.

After the European tour, SECRET SPHERE will be concentrating on an Italian tour that is going to be arranged with the collaboration with their management, Intromental, and Italian booking agency, Alkemist Fanatix Europe. The band have also been confirmed for the first ProgPower U.K. festival on March 25, 2006 at The Centaur in Cheltenham (with THERION, FIREWIND and FREEDOM CALL, among others).

SECRET SPHERE's latest album, "Heart & Anger", was released in May via Nuclear Blast Records. The follow-up to 2003's "Scent of Human Desire" was recorded at One Voice Studio in Chivasso, Italy by Daniele Giordana, Night & Day Studio in Alessandria, Italy by Paolo Facco, and Sheepvalley Studio in Stockholm, Sweden by Daniel Flores. Guest singers on the album include Roberto Tiranti (LABYRINTH), Marco Mesemi (MORGANA), Vera Quarleri and Monica Elias. The album was mixed by Achim "Akeem" Köhler (BRAINSTORM, SILENT FORCE) at the House of Audio in Winterbach, Germany.


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