Asphodelia is an Italian dark symphonic metal band that was founded in Foggia in 2016.
Founders are Samuela ‘Samah’ Fuiani (vocals and keyboards) and Ruggero ‘Lordian’ Doronzo (guitar).
Other members of the band:
Davide Ricciardi (Bass)
Giuseppe Centonza (drums)
Gianni Colonna (guitar)
Their musical sound mixes symphony and chorus, electronic and Mediterranean sounds into a solid metal frame with a strong dark atmosphere.
Their lyrics are mostly based on the afterlife themes about life and death dichotomy, time breakthrough and human misery.
The band is named after Asphodel, a Mediterranean flower that is linked to the ancient Greek underworld.
In the ancient Greek mythology, Asphodel Meadows is a place where indifferent souls who did not have good or bad lives were sent to live after death.
On March 26 2016, the band released a promotional EP entitled Vengeance, which brought great feedbacks from the fans.
In May 2017, they joined the renowned Flaming Arts Agency, which gave them an important stage experience on the tour of Female Metal Voices Tour Russia 2017, where they went on stage with Agonist, Sirenia, and Cellar Darling.
Asphodelia has recently signed with Mighty Music to release their first album, Welcome Apocalypse, which came to the store shelves on April 20, 2018. The band is currently on tour, and in the fall they will perform at this year’s Female Metal Voices Tour with such a great bands like Ignea, Kobra and the Lotus and Butcher Babies.
Cover of their first album
Their videoclip from the song Cassandra you can be watch on YouTube:
Welcome Apocalypse (Album’s title song) lyric video:
The first single from the first promotional EP! Flower of Evil lyric video: