Long-running Italian metallers DARK QUARTERER have released a video for the Italian-sung version of “Last Song”, a cut from their 2002 studio album, Violence. Check it out at youtu.be/fb0w86IkOdI
“After ‘Darkness’, which is on War Tears, we thought it would be a good idea to repeat the experience with another song in our native language,” says DARK QUARTERER vocalist Gianni Nepi. “The very first version of the song was in Italian; I wrote it for a student who eventually became one of the best sound engineers in Italy, Cristiano Grassini. The lyrics, arrangement and atmosphere of the song make it special to us.”
DARK QUARTERER released Pompeiin 2020, marking their first album with Cruz Del Sur Music. The LP was recorded in January and February 2020 at the band’s own W.R.S. Studios in Piombino, Italy. Vocals and keyboards were tracked in May 2020 by sound engineer Andrea Ramacciotti, with mastering handled by Alex Marton of Firstinlinestudio in Follonica.
Metal Temple hailed Pompei as being “elegant, heavy and creative.” Metal Kaoz scored the album a 9/10 and noted it was a “truly interesting piece of music,” while Dead Rhetoric said, “DARK QUARTERER churn out material that is epic, progressive, touching and well worth the time to investigate as the aural odyssey takes you into realms rarely heard in today’s landscape.”
Gianni Nepi – Vocals / Bass
Francesco Longhi – Keyboards
Francesco Sozzi – Guitar
Paolo Ninci – Drums