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WILLOW were formed in August 2000 in Maggianico, Lombardy (northern Italy) by Massy and Daniele. They started out under the name of "Shore Dreams", and wrote the band's first original tracks, "The Flower" and "Fly in the Dream", before drummer Giampaolo joined them in 2001. Their first live performance dates from May of the same year.

In 2002 Giampaolo was forced to leave the band by personal issues, and was temporarily replaced by Samuele, formerly with MOTHER-IN-LAW. A few months later Roberto (drummer with ZENOBIA) and Vittorio (bassist with MELANCHOLY SOUL) joined WILLOW. In 2003 Roberto too left due to personal reasons, to be replaced the next year by Filippo, a very technically gifted drummer that gave the band a definite progressive rock orientation - as did new bassist Joey (formerly with ANOTHER CODE and SPIRIT CRUSHER), who joined the band later in 2004 to replace Vittorio.

In 2006 WILLOW filmed their first videoclip, "Brucia la strega", directed by Fabrizio Fogliato. In January 2007 founding member Daniele was replaced by another former ANOTHER CODE member, gifted keyboardist Fabrizio. Their first album, "Perdita del tempo", was released in July 2007. In the spring of 2008 the band played in Milan as a support act to renowned guitarist KIKO LOUREIRO's instrumental trio.

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WILLOW are a new, gifted Italian band in the classic progressive metal vein.

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Perdita del tempo
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Review by b_olariu
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3 stars First album of this italian prog metal team from 2007. Very unknown prog metal band even for italian scene, but with some help from us and some luck they will, or maybe thy will make some noise around these days, or at least we hope. The music they play is nothing groundbreaking or original, but has good moments and most important is not boring at all. It's hard to come with something original today, at least they've tried not to be a copy/paste band, and release a good album, with nice shifts between guitar and keys, with nice arrangements. The weakest thing here is the voice of Massy, well not quite bad , but totaly unintristing for my taste, only the instrumental passages counts for me on this album. So not a single piece is in front, all has the same level, so no big hits here. All in all a good album, nothing special but enjoyble. 3 stars for this unknown italian prog metal band. Similar bands Ulysses from Holland or Fragile Vastness from Greece.
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