Powerful hard rock riffs meet a stunning alternative prog sound!
Andrea Neri, founder of Stage of Reality and former guitarist of Blaze Bayley (Iron Maiden 1994 - 1999 ) was the composer of the prog-metal band Astarte Syriaca, from 2003 to 2012. During the same period, writing for theater and television, as well as delving into various projects with pop and metal bands, Andrea joined Blaze Bayley, in recording the album "The King of Metal.” The Album was followed by a long lasting tour throughout Europe, being played in over sixty different cities.
After his experience with Blaze and due to Astarte Syriaca's break up, Andrea began composing the songs, which became Stage of Reality’s First Full Length concept Album "The Breathing Machines,” released by Nuvi Records in October 2014.
“The Breathing Machines” lyrics were inspired by Pasolini's “Scritti Corsari” and Orwell's “Animal farm.” The album sound is characterized by a strong, hard rock mixed with prog sounds, with a bit of crossover.
Fall of 2015, Stage of Reality performed at “Let it Beer” in Rome, with “W.H.I.P.” opening for them.
In December they played at the famous music kermesse called “Elettrika VS Batterika,” noting great artists such as Phil Palmer (Dire Straits, George Michael, Lucio Battisti, Pino Daniele, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Tina Turner, Frank Zappa, Robbie Williams) and Massimo Moriconi (Mina, Chet Baker, Phil Woods, Lee Konitz).
Stage of Reality is actively touring, supporting well known Acts and Artists. March of 2016 was a busy month for the band, opening for Gus G (Ozzy Osbourne - Firewind) in Rome, at the Planet Live in Rome. May 2nd, Stage of Reality opened once more in support of Blaze Bayley during his “Infinite Entanglement” Tour in Riga (Latvia).
After the successful release of Stage of Reality's first single “Dignity,” in March 2016, the band recently released “Never,” currently aired by various FM stations and Internet Radio stations, worldwide. “Dignity” is also featured on InkTunes Volume 27 - Loud Music Compilation, a production of Eclipse Records, to be released early summer.
“Never” was showcased at “Traffic Live Club” in Rome, with the concert club having great levels of success among both old and new fans. Following the Live Showcase of “Dharma Storm” and “Lady Reaper.”
Stage of Reality are composing and recording remaining tracks, in completion of their Sophomore album, finishing the production by October 2016, to be released in February 2017. The new album will be self-entitled STAGE OF REALITY presenting ten original songs, plus one cover. In addition to short tour-runs, Stage of Reality is in studio recording and mastering their third Single out of four, to be released in September 2016.
In June 2016 the band played again at “Let it Beer” in Rome with “Whisperz” opening for them.
Stage of Reality are confirmed as Opening Act on the “Holy Land” 20th Anniversary Tour of Angra, Brazil’s most famous prog-power Band. The tour will touch the cities of Rome and Brescia on October 18th & 19th 2016.