GROUPS: Deva COUNTRY: Italy
Federico Salerno is the guitar player of Deva, which has been addressed to by several specialized magazines as the future of progressive gothic metal.
“Deva” took initially shape when opera singer Beatrice Palumbo (22 years old, singer who received her musical education by the Conservatory of Milan G. Verdi and La Scala Theater in Milan) met with Federico Salerno (26 years old, guitarist and composer). The idea was to create a brand new concept to combine female opera vocals with progressive metal.
Lately, the band was commissioned a track for the soundtrack of “Dark Resurrection” an independent movie inspired by and dedicated to the “Star wars” saga.
The song is called “What have I become” a crossover single, thought to match the soundtrack of the movie, a sort of epic song, which in the first place is receiving highly encouraging reviews and a great feedback from the fans.
Deva also opened for Trivium on the 5th November at a sold out Magazzini Generali in Milan
The audience reaction was absolutely stunning, as the band was acclaimed throughout the whole length of their set, but the press feedback was even better, as so far, the Italian press had been mild on the band.
The general impression out of the concert reviews, apart from highlighting both the musical skills of each band’s members and the singer overwhelming vocals, can be summarized by this title “Deva: The future of gothic metal is Italian”!
More on Federico Salerno is that he’s been contacted by LA based singer VK Lynne to co-produce her project Vita Nova along with ex Korn guitar player Shane Gibson.
This is a parallel project for Federico, while he is finalizing the compositions of Deva’s new album which will be released January 2013.