Style: Heavy Metal |
Year of birth: 2000
Views: 5428. Updated: 29 July, 2005 by Project Moderators
Biography of Band
|WARCHILD were created in 2000, they were a project of Keith Wild (previously with Fallin’ Time), their music style was |
morphed from Keith’s desire to return to traditional heavy metal sounds using a more modern, compact sound. Influenced by
melodic thrash, their current sound has dragged the style into the twenty first century.
2001 In the latter part of 2001, Warchild released their first demo-CD “Theatre Of Pain” with Ivan Heart as vocalist,
Michael May on bass, Rob Burns on rhythm guitar and the “mighty” Paul Machine on drums.
Rob and Michael left the band during the editing of the CD, but they were replaced by Eric Thor and Tony Red.
2002 The band was re-invented, in fact, Warchild took over the guitarist Ottavio Marzo, the bass player Frank Janniko and
the amazing singer Francesco Luiso (amazing polyphonic vocal sound).
In July of the same year, they had a major gig in Rome recording the session on their first live-CD “Adrenalive”. All
this whist touring Italy with a number of important Italian bands of the day.
2003 In April 2003 Warchild had their first major tour (“Adrenatour”) playing throughout Italy. During this tour Warchild
were chosen to open for the popular IRON MAIDEN drummer Nicko McBrain’s concert (12/04/2003 – Palacimini – Viterbo). He
was on tour with the official Italian Iron Maiden cover band ANTHENORA.
“Warchild will play after my drum clinic, I listened to them during their sound check and they are an excellent band! I
think they’ll have a successful future!” (Nicko McBrain).
2004/05 September 2004 their song “Life Goes On” was published on the enclosed compilation of the best Italian rock music
for top Italian magazine “ROCK HARD” with a circulation in excess of 10.000 copies.
October 2004 WARCHILDS first EP is released, ‘Preaching to the Converted’ is now our most popular piece with many fans
acquiring it through internet sales and at our concerts (in collaboration with dark Energy merchandising)
At this time the band took on a manager (Simon Rowbotham) to handle their gigs and affairs in the rest of Europe.
Touring the UK WARCHILD have now played in London (Ruskin Arms and Camden Underworld), Croydon (Black Sheep Bar),
Wakefield (Snooty Fox), Stoke-on-Trent (Talbot Hotel), Bolton (Alma Inn), York (Certificate 18), Withernsea (No Really!)
and Scunthorpe. With bands Panic Cell, Four Way Kill, Reckless Tide, Infobia, Season’s End, Pitiful Reign, Metal Head the
list is endless. The band have had a fantastic time in the UK and have been really blown away by the support of the
British metalheads! Later in 2005 WARCHILD play Bloodstock (With Hammerfall, Within Temptation, Raven, Bob Catley,
Cathedral, Storm Warrior, Conquest of Steel, I won’t go on, there are any more) in Derby, including a warm-up gig in
Nottingham (Junktion 7) and later at the PMUK Dominion festival in Hull.
In February and with a great deal of sadness Frank Janniko left as WARCHILDs bassist.
There's Bloodstock and the Warm-up coming up in September and The Dominion and the Warm-ups in October, the band want to
be at their absolute best for the British Metalhead audience. "we know the Brits won't take any shit and we're not going
to disappoint. If that wasn't enough to keep us busy, we've got 12 new tracks to lay down, which will form the backbone
to our new album. It hasn't got a title yet and we don't expect it to be completed before December. All are crossing
fingers and praying that some charitable record company will sign us to make all the hard work worthwhile, although
thrilling an audience does that as well".
CONTACT : WARCHILD Management (UK Div) squigglelondon[@]supanet.com
Members of Warchild
| Current Members:|
Keith Wild. Role: Guitars
Ottavio Marzo. Role: Guitars
Domenico Botallico. Role: Bass
Paul Machine. Role: Drums
Francesco Luiso. Role: Vocals
|LP: Preaching to the Converted |
Demo: Theatre of pain (2001)
Demo: Starless Sky (2003)
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