PENTESILEA ROAD is a post-progressive rock band, originally formed as a one-man solo project of the Italian guitarist Vito F. Mainolfi in 2014. Until 2019, the band published several demos, mostly instrumental, over SoundCloud and BandCamp.
The first full-length album “Pentesilea Road” was released on February, the 26th 2021. The band’s name is a reference to Pentesilea, the diluted city described in Italo Calvino’s book “Invisible Cities”.
Watch the video below.
The album was recorded as a long-distance collaboration of several musicians, each one recording in the Country of residence, due to COVID-19 pandemic (Guitars/Bass recorded in the Netherlands, Vocals in Italy and Spain, Keys in Italy, Drums in Italy and USA). The musical style is a contamination of a few genres, including clear influences from the Progressive, Post-Rock and Metal areas.
The album is self-produced and the band is independent and unsigned and was initially released only in digital version (the first physical batch was ready by release date).
Pentesilea Road are:
Vito F. Mainolfi – Guitars, Bass, Backing Vocals, Programming & whatever else
Ezio di Ieso – Pianoforte & Keyboards
Alfonso Mocerino – Drums
Lorenzo Nocerino – Vox
Ray Alder – Vox on Shades of the Night, Noble Art
Mark Zonder – Drums on Memory Corners, Spectral Regrowth, Give Them Space
Michele Guaitoli – Vox on Stains
Paul Prins – First solo on Give Them Space
All Music & Lyrics by Vito F. Mainolfi – Produced by Vito F. Mainolfi – Artwork Concept by Vito F.Mainolfi