Stefania Ponzilacqua, this is the name back to ETERNAL TRAGEDY. Italian virtuoso guitar player now back in Italy, after some years spent in Florida, Stefania started to record and finish to write Eternal Tragedy first full length in the beginning of 2006, including in the tracks list the re-recorded Outside Of Mercy and Eternal Tragedy featured in Voice Of Instinct demo. Later on, she contacted Emilio Dattolo (Illogicist) to record the bass parts and Enrico Francescato (Soulpit) to record the brutal vocals. Forever, this is the title of the album, is produced by Stefano Tappari (a.k.a. Frank Booth) guitar player for the horror band CADAVERIA and co-produced by Stefania. Forever was released on December the 13th 2008. Stefania uses Marshall amplification. She uses only ESP guitars: Ltd M-100, and Ltd MH-250. Ocasionally she practice on Jackson guitars.
Today the band is formed by Stefania Ponzilacqua on lead guitars, Nico "Nick" Lagiannella on drums, Daniele Belotti on vocals, Silvio Gattullo on guitar, and Cristo on bass.
Nick started to play when he was 12 years old, influenced by his father's rock music listenings, and from metal and rock music broadcasted by Rock Fm, a radio in Milan.
|Crime Of The Soul|
Outside Of Mercy
|Like A Stone|
VOICE OF INSTINCT
Eternal Tragedy, released their second demo entitled Voice Of Instinct in 2004. This demo features two songs - "Eternal Tragedy" and "Outside of Mercy". The guitarist, Stefania recorded all the guitars, vocal and bass tracks thanks to a sequenced metronome. In search of a stable line-up, she contacted drummer Iwan Hendrikx from Holland. Once their agreement was ready, Stefania went by bus to Holland with her project files. Within 10 days, the two players finished Iwan's drum tracks. At that point Iwan was pleased with the finished recording and joined the band as official member. Soon both Stefania and Iwan, went by their own and divided their path. Stefania decided that after Voice Of Instinct, she was going to release a full length album.
THE FIRST DEMO
Eternal Tragedy recorded and released their first demo, entitled DEMO, in 2001. This demo features two songs - "Dreamworld" and "Murder of Souls" that are a kind of musical hybrid among death, trash, progressive and power metal with melodic vocal lines. Stefania had a provisional line up at that time that was featuring Stefania on guitars, her sister Valentina Ponzilacqua on bass, Alex Patelli on drums and Andrea M. on vocals. The recordings were very troubled in fact Andrea didn't sing on Dreamworld, that was sang by Stefania, because couldn't perform it in the same way he performed Murder of Souls. This fact and other musical incomprehensions, caused an immediate brake up of the line up. Stefania decided to turn all the melodic vocals that she would have written, into growling vocals, creating what is today Eternal Tragedy.
The Italian band started under the name of Metal 'til Death. The line up was featuring only Stefania on guitars and her sister Valentina Ponzilacqua on bass. The music played at this time was a kind of epic metal, with a touch of thrash. Metal 'til Death never recorded anything.