A hard-charging, genre-juggling hard rock unit based out of Milan, Italy, Destrage employs a compelling blend of melody-driven groove, math, djent, and progressive metal that's as technically impressive as it is highly cinematic, as evidenced by thier debut Urban Being and 2016's impressive Means to an End.
Founded in 2005, and featuring the talents of vocalist Paolo Colavolpe, drummer Federico Paulovich, bassist Gabriel Pignata, and guitarists Matteo Di Gioia and Ralph Guido Salati, the band issued its first full-length studio album, Urban Being, in 2007 via Coroner Records. Destrage stayed with the label for 2010's The King Is Fat 'N' Old, but their increasingly expanding profile eventually caught the eyes and ears of Metal Blade, who snatched the band up in 2013. Are You Kidding Me? No., the group's first outing for the label, dropped the following year, and in 2016, they released their fourth studio long-player, the ambitious A Means to No End. After touring the festival circuit in Europe and the U.S. over the next two years, Destrage re-entered the studio with producer Di Gioia producing and enlisted guests who inlcuded Luca Mai of ZU on saxophone, jazz keyboardist Fabio Visocchi, and eletronicist Fabrizio "Izio" Pagni. They emerged with Chosen One in 2019. ~ James Christopher Monger