End of 2012 message.. - The blog of Demetrio Dimitry Scopelliti, guitar player, composer, producer and instructor. Albums: The Silent Watcher, The Art of Complications, Codex Magika, Evolution, The Codex Videos, O Sole Mio Goes Metal, Yoga, News, Bio, Dates, Disco, Videos, Pics, Presskit
Finally I find 5 minutes to just write a couple of thoughts about my 2012..
-This year I've joined the band Absinth from Norway with whom I've been playing all the summer in the main festivals/clubs in the south of the country.
- I've been on tour with Arcadia supporting the great band Mnemic, have been a wonderfull experience since I've been a huge fan of the mnemic for long time and it was great to be side by side everyday on stage as well as on the tourbus.
- I've been producing a bunch of great bands, young and less young, such as Polyvalencis, Emanuel Desperados and many many more; I've been working as guitar instructor with my "old" students (the ones that have been following me since long time) and many new ones, both things @ my recording studios/music school "Skien Gitarskole og Lydstudio".
- I released my solo album "Codex magika" after 2 years of composing and producing that. The album is available on itunes and in many other digital platform; this album will be also available physically in 2013, part of a great upcoming project... :) More news about that coming soon in 2013..
- I Joined the band "Ephel Duath" (USA) as live guitarist for the next 2 European tours and the next North American one, all in 2013. I already posted everywhere on my social networking sites/blogs the video of me playing one of their track You can still check it out here:
- I Also have been on tour as session bass player with the band Concrete (Norway) in september, it has been a cool esperience as well cause for the first time in my life I've been playing an instrument with less then 6 strings..lol
In the end it has been a wonderfull year as well as so difficult.. In my music/working life I managed to achieve most of my plans and to put down the basics for the next upcoming year which looks already very very busy. I had the chance to work with so many wonderfull professionals and human beings and learn a lot of new things in work and in life.. I'll reveal soon in a couple of days some details about a new "top secret" project I'm working on in this period. I'm so goddamn' exited.. That's all folks, have nice holidays and see ya rocking in a free world in 2013.
Also you can check out my guitar playthrough here.
The full album will be released soon in 2020.
I am actually recording some new material with my French friend Laurent Bernadac of 3DVarius Violins for a future release, during our Norway Tour we also recorded some live performances and the material will be released in 2020 probably on a live CD/DVD or similar format.
I am flying to Italy in the next few days for the annual Pantera Tribute Concert in honor to Dimebag Darrel and Vinnie Paul.
Me and Aina Helgeland Davidsen (Norwegian Saxophonist) are in the studio recording a couple of tracks for an Ep release coming in the winter.
We played together at Kulturkręsj International Music Festival in October..