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Carlo G. RIZZELLO


Birth: 1977
Instruments: guitar / voice
Equipment:

B.C. Rich Mockinbird ST (official endorsement from 2013)  link

Jackson KE3 Kelly eerie dess swirl with Duncan SH-13 Dimebucker;
Jackson DX2 with Duncan SH-13 Dimebucker;
Jackson RR3 with Duncan SH-8 Invader;
Vester argus;

Washburn N.2;

Switch Revolution;
acoustic JeffBabicz "spider";
Twin cabinets Laney fusion [4x10];

Laney Ironheart amp head;
Bugera 333 amp head.

Favoutite bands:
Deep Purple, Black Sabbath and Ozzy, Megadeth, Van Halen, Riot,
Malmsteen, Symphony X, Judas Priest, Racer X, Pride and Glory,
Whitesnake, Ac/Dc, Mr. Big, Extreme, Boston, Dream Theater,
Annihilator, Cinderella, Ratt, Rage, Dream Evil, Pantera, Rainbow,
and many, many others...
Favourite essenza songs: all!!!
Other activities/hobbies:
He's an agronomist, but his favourite activity is to listen any type of
hard rock/heavy-metal music. Since 1998 he plays guitar in an acoustic trio...


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Alessandro S. RIZZELLO


Birth: 1975
Instruments: bass guitar / voice
Equipment:

B.C.Rich Virgo Celtic (official endorsement from 2013)  link,

B.C. Rich Beast,
Ibanex SG,
a custom, home made, bass (Seymour Duncan equipped);
"Essenza vacuum tube" custom head;
2 x 500 w Powersoft Amp;
BBE max-T preamp;
4 x 12 cabinet with aluminium cone speakers;
Behringer tuner

Favoutite bands:
He loves classic hard-heavy rock bands (Deep Purple, AcDc, Black Sabbath, Van Halen,
Europe, Rage, Anthrax, Annihilator...) but also 70's italian rock/prog bands,
Elio e le Storie Tese and the Blues Brothers band! Moreover,
he likes to listen old and traditional songs...
Favoutite movies: the Blues Brother and the 007 series.
Favoutite word: M.
Favourite essenza songs:
all the Italian old songs from "Suggestioni" and "Contrasto", Deep into your eyes,
Devil's breath, Dance of liars...
Other activities/hobbies:
He's a sound engineering (he spent every day in recording studio or on stage) and an
electronic technician. He sings and plays percussions in an other band project...


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Paolo COLAZZO


Birth: 1983
Instruments: drums
Equipment:
Vater drumsticks (official endorsement from 2017,  link)  Pearl drum sets, and Ufip/Sabian cymbals
Favoutite bands:
Dream Theater, Symphony X, Mr. Big, Toto, Extreme, Racer X...
Favoutite artists:
Mike Portnoy, Jason Rullo, Simon Phillips, Alex Van Halen, Steve Smith, Bobby Jarzombeck,
Aquiles Priester, Virgil Donati, Vinnie Colaiuta, Steve Gadd...
Favourite essenza songs: devil's breath, dance of liars, deep into your eyes, universe in a box...
Other activities/hobbies:
He's conservatory graduate (percussions diploma) and he has an intense artistic activity
in progressive/rock/jazz and metal projects... He also played (as session and live drummer)
with Kee Marcello, Andrea Braido and many more...