Nanga Parbat is a new progressive death metal band founded in 2019 by experienced and accomplished musicians coming from acknowledged bands in the italian scene touring both nation wide and world wide. Nanga Parbat is a project whose music, images and words relied on a synergic equilibrium amid a wide range of genres and themes, to create ground-breaking and engaging music. The band is named after the homonymous mountain of the Himalayan Range, also known locally as "The Killer Mountain" for its high number of fatalities amongst those who tried to ascend it. An immense and tremendous vertical peak rising far above its sorroundings. Pivotal role in our topics and lyrics are the natural forces and animal symbolism as an evolutionary driving force of the earth's will. On this background sets the struggle between humans and the natural world. The voices in the album are extreme (growl and scream) with melodic cleans and choirs, symbol of human songs of torment and suffering and aimed at evoking an atmosphere of contrast with the strength and aggressiveness of nature.
The Nanga Parbat project was born from the idea of the co-founders Flavio Cicconi (Dragonhammer, Souls Unchained, Shores of Null - live guitarist) and Edoardo Sterpetti (Souls Unchained). The two begin in November 2017 to elaborate their debut album giving life to the Nanga Parbat project. After more than a year of songwriting, in December 2018 the band sees the entry of the singer, Andrea Pedruzzi (Zenit), and the process of writing and composition of the full-length named Downfall and Torment is completed. Long time friend of the band, Enrico Sandri (Karnya, Utopia, Kaledon) joined the band in early 2019, filling the vacant role of the bass player. Giulio Galati (Hideous Divinity, Master Boot Record, Nero di Marte) joined the formation just as the recording process was about to begin, adding his personal twist on every drum track on the album.
For all our artworks, designs and visuals we worked alongside very talented artists:
Costin Chioreanu (Arch Enemy, Ghost, Primordial, Eluveitie, Wacken Open Air festival)
Dartworks (Tube Cult Fest, Birdflesh, Zippo)
Sara Savage (Metal Italia Festival)