June 1st 2014, Italian Thrash Metal masters EXTREMA played at Rock In Idro 2014 Festival, as an opening act for IRON MAIDEN. The video footage from their performance has been posted on Youtube (courtesy of Andrea Dalla Pozza), check it out below:
At the beginning of April 2014, EXTREMA entered the “Fear Studio’s” in Alfonsine (Ravenna) to record a mini-album made of 5 songs, tentatively titled “The Real Old School EP”.
A couple of days ago EXTREMA posted the following update on their Official Facebook Page:
“Recordings of the new EP Finally Finished Yesterday, between Tommy, Gielle and Maxx Canali, the assistant at the recordings, we where totally fucked by the flu ….. Anyway the final result is AWESOME, now MR Gabry Ravaglia, the mix is in your hands \m/ \m/”
Italian Thrash Metal masters EXTREMA have been confirmed for the Line Up of Rock in Idro festival 2014 in Bologna (Italy). They will perform on the 1st of June with Iron Maiden, Alter Bridge, Black Stone and Hawk Eye. The band’s latest album “The Seed of Foolishness” was released on the 7th of May 2013, in Italy on Fuel Records and on Scarlet Records in the rest of the world, and received enthusiastic reviews Globally. The band’s Guitarist Tommy Massara explains “It’s like a dream become reality, to finally perform on the same stage as Iron maiden, who we have met a few times over the years but always ended up performing either the day before or the day after; for example God’s of Metal 2005 or at the Heineken Festival 2007 where we played on the same day but on a different stage, only this time our Amps will be linked with theirs. It’s also an true honour to be the only Italian band on that day’s line up”
EXTREMA also announces a change of line up, Paolo Crimi, after 9 years has left the band. He has been replaced by Francesco “Frullo” la Rosa who had his baptism of fire on the 7th of feb at the Extenzia Rock Club in the town of Prato. Paolo’s decision to leave the band is strictly personal and they remain close friends. Paolo had expressed a wish to leave the band shortly before the last November/December’s European tour due to problems with his goal of becoming a full time Drum Teacher. The Band wishes him all the luck in the World.
Next Confirmed Shows:
April 12 Albignasego (PD) – T.S.O. Live Club
May 31 Milano – Give Respect Festival @ Lo Fi Club
June 01 Bologna – Rock in Idro Festival 2014
June 22 Cisano Bergamasco (BG) – Open Air