The city of Ferrara in Italy was hit by an earthquake in 1570, and 437 years later there was a new small earthquake when Liquid Shades was founded in Ferrara! The band have been active with the current formation since 2012. The band was founded from an idea of Marco Gemmetto but until 2009 they have difficulty starting the project because of the particular choice of music they should play. Then they played a long series of concerts and in 2010 they record the first self-produced EP. The title track Locked Exit, from this year’s new album,
After some differences the components take different paths and in 2012 with an expanded line-up, which includes among its strengths a new singer and wind instruments (sax, flute and trumpet), the band finally manages to find the right momentum. In 2014 a second EP is recorded and the band dedicates itself to another series of live dates.
In 2015 recordings of the first official album called Reaching For Freedom begin, but again due to a change of staff of the band and various problems caused by the recording studio, the album finally is released in August 2017.
This series of events will brought a wave of changes within the group, which was totally renewed. With a new line-up and after a series of promotional dates and a long period of composition the new album Locked Exit was recently released. The track La Via Del Grande Fiume, means The Way Of The Grand River
The basic idea of the project is to explore new musical and compositional horizons, without forgetting the greatest teaching of the masters, or that the technique is nothing without emotion. That it is so true so true!