Stefano Torretta

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stefano75.t@libero.it

Nasce a Milano il 17 febbraio del 1975. Laureatosi in Archeologia presso l’Università Statale di Milano cerca di coniugare l’attività di scavo su e giù per la Penisola (e saltuariamente in territorio inglese) con quella di produzione editoriale.

Il primo contatto con la musica avviene a metà degli anni ’80 con l’allora dilagante musica da discoteca. La passione dura poco e la separazione è indolore e negli sbiaditi ricordi di quegli anni rimangono solo alcuni gruppi appartenenti alla Darkwave.

La causa scatenante di questa rottura è da ricercarsi nel fortuito e casuale ascolto di un programma di musica Metal trasmesso da una radio di tutt’altro genere sul finire di quella stessa decade: l’impatto è devastante ed è un amore a prima vista che ormai ha superato il traguardo dei 20 anni e non accenna a diminuire.

All’inizio fu la NWOBHM (Maiden e Priest su tutti) ma con il passare del tempo il numero di generi (e delle band) seguiti è decisamente aumentato, fino a coprire la quasi totalità dei sottogeneri del Rock e del Metal, prediligendo quasi sempre la provenienza europea.



Recensioni
Evergrey - Solitude, Dominance, Tragedy [Re-Issue 2017] (Prog/Heavy Metal, 2017)
Temperance - Maschere: A Night At The Theater (Power Metal, 2017)
Moonspell - 1755 (Gothic Metal, 2017)
Eluveitie - Evocation II - Pantheon (Folk Metal, 2017)
Exit Eden - Rhapsodies In Black (Symphonic Metal, 2017)
Masterplan - PumpKings (Power Metal, 2017)
Edguy - Monuments (Power Metal, 2017)
Excalion - Dream Alive (Power Metal Melodico, 2017)
Virtual Symmetry - X-Gate Suite [EP] (Progressive Metal, 2017)
The Interbeing - Among The Amorphous (Industrial Metal, 2017)
Secret Sphere - The Nature Of Time (Power / Prog Metal, 2017)
Rhapsody Of Fire - Legendary Years (Power / Epic / Symphonic Metal, 2017)
Litfiba - Spirito (Legacy Edition) (Rock, 2017)
Danzig - Black Laden Crown (Heavy Metal, 2017)
Mastercastle - Wine Of Heaven (Heavy Metal, 2017)
Pyogenesis - A Kingdom To Disappear (Alternative Metal, 2017)
Astral Doors - Black Eyed Children (Heavy Metal, 2017)
Dimmu Borgir - Forces Of The Northern Night (Black Metal, 2017)
Steel Panther - Lower The Bar (Hair Metal, 2017)
Labyrinth - Architecture Of A God (Power Metal, 2017)
Arthemis - Blood-Fury-Domination (Heavy Metal, 2017)
Blaze Bayley - Endure and Survive (Infinite Entanglement Part II) (Heavy Metal, 2017)
Pallbearer - Heartless (Doom Metal, 2017)
SkeleToon - Ticking Clock (Power Metal, 2017)
Virgin Steele - Visions Of Eden (Heavy Metal, 2017)
Sound Storm - Vertigo (Power Metal, 2016)
Powerwolf - Preaching At The Breeze (Power Metal, 2017)
Xandria - Theater Of Dimensions (Symphonic Metal, 2017)
Grave Digger - Healed By Metal (Heavy Metal, 2017)
Litfiba - Eutòpia (Rock, 2016)
Arkona - Vozrozhdenie (Re-Recorded) (Folk Metal, 2016)
Lordi - Monstereophonic: Theaterror vs. Demonarchy (Hard Rock, 2016)
Brujeria - Pocho Aztlan (Death Metal/Grindcore, 2016)
The 69 Eyes - Universal Monsters (Gothic Rock, 2016)
Grimner - Frost Mot Eld (Folk Metal, 2016)
Royal Hunt - Cargo (Hard Rock, 2016)
Van Canto - Voices Of Fire (Heavy Metal, 2016)
Sabaton - Heroes On Tour (Power Metal, 2016)
The Resistance - Coup De Grace (Death Metal, 2016)
Hell In The Club - Shadow Of The Monster (Hard Rock, 2016)
Rhapsody Of Fire - Into The Legend (Power Metal, 2016)
Khymera - The Grand Design (Melodic Hard Rock, 2015)
Hell's Guardian - Ex Adversis Resurgo (Melodic Death Metal, 2015)
Ephyra - Along The Path (Folk Metal, 2015)
Nalle Påhlsson’s Royal Mess - Royal Mess (Melodic Hard Rock, 2015)
Methodica - The Silence Of Wisdom (Prog Metal, 2015)
Eldritch - Underlying Issues (Power Metal, 2015)
Metal Allegiance - Metal Allegiance (Heavy Metal /Thrash Metal, 2015)
Arti & Mestieri - Universi Paralleli (Prog Rock, 2015)
Kadavar - Berlin (Psychedelic / Hard Rock, 2015)
Ghost - Meliora (Rock, 2015)
Russkaja - Peace, Love & Russian Roll (Folk Metal, 2015)
Darktribe - The Modern Age (Melodic Power Metal, 2015)
Powerwolf - Blessed & Possessed (Power Metal, 2015)
Crohm - Legend And Prophecy (Heavy Metal, 2015)
Dagoba - Tales Of The Black Dawn (Metalcore, 2015)
Winterage - The Harmonic Passage (Power Metal, 2015)
Will'o'Wisp - Inusto (Prog / Death Metal, 2015)
Exxiles - Oblivion (Symphonic Prog Metal, 2015)
Rob Zombie - Spookshow International Live (Alternative Metal, 2015)
Cain's Offering - Stormcrow (Power Metal, 2015)
Korpiklaani - Noita (Folk Metal, 2015)
Secret Sphere - A Time Never Come [2015 Edition] (Power Metal, 2015)
FM - Heroes And Villains (Melodic Rock / AOR, 2015)
Ufomammut - Ecate (Doom Metal, 2015)
RavenBlack Project - Breaking Through The Mist (Heavy Rock, 2015)
Barren Earth - On Lonely Towers (Prog / Death Metal, 2015)
Verde Lauro - Son Animali Al Mondo (Power Metal, 2015)
Issa - Crossfire (Melodic Rock / AOR, 2015)
AAVV - Immortal Randy Rhoads (Heavy Metal, 2015)
Enforcer - From Beyond (Heavy Metal, 2015)
Revolution Saints - Revolution Saints (Melodic Rock, 2015)
Frankenstein Rooster - The Nerdvrotic Sounds' Escape (Prog Metal, 2015)
Whyzdom - Symphony For A Hopeless God (Symphonic Metal, 2015)
Furor Gallico - Songs From The Earth (Folk Metal, 2015)
Angra - Secret Garden (Power Metal, 2015)
Lucky Bastardz - Alwayz On The Run (Hard Rock, 2015)
While Heaven Wept - Suspended At Aphelion (Prog / Power Metal, 2014)
Battle Beast - Unholy Savior (Heavy Metal, 2015)
Gov't Mule - Dark Side Of The Mule (Blues Rock, 2014)
Midnight Sin - Sex First (Hard Rock, 2014)
Mastercastle - Enfer (De La Bibliothèque Nationale) (Heavy Metal, 2014)
Lordi - Scare Force One (Hard Rock, 2014)
The Doors - Feast Of Friends [DVD] (Rock, 2014)
Soulburn - The Suffocating Darkness (Doom/Black Metal, 2014)
Kaipa - Sattyg (Prog Rock, 2014)
Hell In The Club - Devil On My Shoulder (Hard Rock, 2014)
Annie Lennox - Nostalgia (Blues/Jazz, 2014)
Billy Idol - Kings & Queens Of The Underground (Rock, 2014)
Dalton - Pit Stop (AOR / Melodic Rock, 2014)
Electric Wizard - Time To Die (Doom Metal, 2014)
Rebellious Spirit - Obsession (Hard Rock, 2014)
Astral Doors - Notes From The Shadows (Heavy Metal, 2014)
Fallujah - The Flesh Prevails (Progressive Death Metal, 2014)
Adrenaline Rush - Adrenaline Rush (Hard Rock, 2014)
DragonForce - Maximum Overload (Power Metal, 2014)
Kix - Rock Your Face Off (Hard Rock, 2014)
Eluveitie - Origins (Folk metal, 2014)
Petralana - A Che Ora Arriva Il DJ? (Rock, 2014)
Amanda Rogers - Wild (Pop/Folk, 2014)
Amberian Dawn - Magic Forest (Power Metal, 2014)
Madball - Hardcore Lives (Hardcore, 2014)
Abaddon Incarnate - Pessimist (Death / Grindcore, 2014)
Sycamore Age - Remixes/Reworks (Prog Rock, 2014)
Ravenscry - The Attraction Of Opposites (Alternative Metal, 2014)
SKW - Signs (Crossover, 2014)
Elvenking - The Pagan Manifesto (Folk/Power Metal, 2014)
DeLooze - Glass Army (Indie/Elettronica, 2014)
Steel Panther - All You Can Eat (Hair Metal, 2014)
F.ormal L.ogic D.ecay - His Master's Void (Industrial, 2013)
Lyla Foy - Mirrors The Sky (Indie/Pop, 2014)
Nada - Occupo Poco Spazio (Indie Rock, 2014)
Kari Rueslåtten - Time To Tell (Folk, 2014)
Bigelf - Into The Maelstrom (Prog Rock, 2014)
Klogr - Black Snow (Alternative Metal, 2014)
Freedom Call - Beyond (Power Metal, 2014)
Suntiago - Spop (Pop Rock, 2014)
Colin Edwin/Lorenzo Feliciati - Twinscapes (Ambient, 2014)
Mismountain Boys - Across The Country (Country, 2014)
Misère De La Philosophie - Ka-Meh (Rock, 2014)
Fabio Zuffanti - La Quarta Vittima (Prog Rock, 2014)
Guitar Ray & The Gamblers - Photograph (Blues, 2014)
Killing Joke - The Single Collection 1979-2012 (Industrial, 2013)
Kristal And Jonny Boy - Kristal And Jonny Boy [EP] (Indie, 2013)
Scarecrown - No Time To Retreat (Alternative Metal, 2013)
Rhapsody Of Fire - Dark Wings Of Steel (Power Metal, 2013)
Apocalyptica - Wagner Reloaded - Live In Leipzig (Symphonic Metal, 2013)
Leaves' Eyes - Symphonies Of The Night (Symphonic Metal, 2013)
The Ciurmas - Luck Sail [EP] (Rock, 2013)
Army Of The Universe - The Hipster Sacrifice (Industrial, 2013)
The Fratellis - We Need Medicine (Indie Rock, 2013)
Neko At Stella - Neko At Stella (Blues Rock, 2013)
Ministry - From Beer To Eternity (Industrial Metal, 2013)
Raven - Rock Until You Drop - A Long Days Journey [DVD] (Heavy Metal, 2013)
Jonny Lang - Fight For My Soul (Blues Rock, 2013)
Ministry - Enjoy The Quiet - Live At Wacken 2012 [DVD] (Industrial Metal, 2013)
Havnatt - Etterlatte (Folk, 2013)
We Butter The Bread With Butter - Goldkinder (Industrial Metal, 2013)
Lovespoon - Carious Soul (Rock, 2013)
NaFoi - Spazio Elettrico Leggero (Industrial, 2013)
The Rides - Can't Get Enough (Blues, 2013)
InVinoFender - A Foolish Rush (Alternative Rock, 2013)
Franc Cinelli - I Have Not Yet Begun To Fight (Folk, 2013)
Ingranaggi Della Valle - In Hoc Signo (Prog Rock, 2013)
Venua - Blah Blah Blah (Rock, 2013)
My Tin Apple - The Crow's Lullaby (Alternative Rock, 2013)
Il Cerchio D'Oro - Dedalo E Icaro (Prog Rock, 2013)
Daemonia - Zombi/Dawn Of The Dead (Prog Rock, 2013)
The Rocker - Blood, Strength & Soul (Rock, 2013)
Altar Of Plagues - Teethed Glory And Injury (Black Metal, 2013)
Cadaveria - Horror Metal - Undead Edition (Black Metal, 2013)
Megadeth - Risk (Rock, 1999)
Hacride - Back To Where You've Never Been (Prog Metal, 2013)
My Dying Bride - The Manuscript [EP] (Doom, 2013)
Soror Dolorosa - No More Heroes (Gothic, 2013)
Moonspell - Under Satanae (Black Metal, 2007)
Lauren Harris - Calm Before The Storm (Hard Rock, 2008)
Novembre - Novembrine Waltz (Prog Metal, 2001)
Atrocity - Okkult (Death Metal, 2013)

Interviste
The 69 Eyes (Jyrki)
Royal Hunt (André Andersen)
Van Canto (Stefan Schmidt)
Grimner (Ted Sjulmark, Marcus Asplund Brattberg)
Hell In The Club (Dave)
Avantasia (Tobias Sammet)
Rhapsody Of Fire (Alex Staropoli)
Dead Soul (Anders Landelius, Niels Nielsen)
Eldritch (Eugene Simone)
Methodica (Massimo Piubelli)
Hell's Guardian (Freddie Formis)
Junkstars (Max "Diesel" Malmquist)
Backyard Babies (Dregen)
Metal Allegiance (Mark Menghi)
Soilwork (Björn "Speed" Strid)
Ghost (Nameless Ghoul)
Terror (Scott Vogel)
Dagoba (Shawter)
Winterage (Gabriele Boschi)
Edu Falaschi (Edu Falaschi)
Enforcer (Olof Wikstrand)
Angra (Fabio Lione)
Joel McIver (Joel McIver)
Madball (Freddy Cricien)
Celeb Car Crash (Nicola Briganti)
Kari Rueslåtten (Kari Rueslåtten)
Starkill (Parker Jameson)

 
Speciali
Labyrinth: il track by track di "Architecture Of A God"
In tour con i Kiss
Rhapsody Of Fire: il track by track di "Into The Legend"
Alter Bridge - La Fortezza del Rock

Album più ascoltati

Fire of Unknown Origin - Blue Öyster Cult
The Number of the Beast – Iron Maiden
01011001 – Ayreon
Ac/Dc Live – Ac/Dc
Litfiba 3 – Litfiba
Angel of Babylon / The Wicked Symphony – Avantasia
Made In Japan – Deep Purple
Panic – Death SS
The Cross of Changes – Enigma
The 13th Floor – Sirenia