Winterage is a Symphonic Power Metal band with strong influences from classical, irish and medieval music. The band is charaterized by the presence of a violinist, Gabriele Boschi, who is also the founder and the orchestral arranger and by the use of a real symphonic orchestra during the albums recordings.
Winterage debuted with the first full lenght The Harmonic Passage in 2015. Before the debut album, the band recorded a semi-instrumental EP produced by Tommy Talamanca (Sadist) and a single Forest of Consciusness comissioned as soundtrack for the horror movie Extreme Jukebox.
The Harmonic Passage is a majestic work, recorded with a real symphonic orchestra and an opera choir, for a total of 40 musicians, very well received by the international critics.
In December of the same year, the band release the single The Legend of the White Tannenbaum, a medley of the most famous christmas tunes, arranged in Power Metal key.
In the following years, the band shared the stage with artists like Angra, Rhapsody of Fire, Korpiklaani, Moonspell, Dragonland, Dark Moor, Pathfinder and Elvenking. In parallel, the violinist Gabriele Boschi, also recorded and orchestrated some tracks for the all stars metal project Vivaldi Metal Project.
In 2021 the band released his second full lenght The Inheritance of Beauty signing with Scarlet Records. The album boasts the collaboration with over than 50 artists between orchestra and folk musicians, opera choristers and professionals like Jacob Hansen (mastering), Petér Sallai (artwork), Vito Lo Re (orchestra conductor), Roberto Tiranti (vocal recordings).
The third album Nekyia has been released on July 7th 2023 via Scarlet Records. With an even more bombastic and metal sound, the new dramatic side of the band it’s extremely influenced by the epic-cinematic orchestral sound like Two Steps from Hell, opera music, through which the metal impact has been strenghten. From high-pitched notes to the dramatic operatic vocals, from the folk instruments to the mighty epic-orchestral sound, from the drums’ blast-beats to the extremely fast guitar riffs and solos, this album reveals a new sound of the band which is destined to forge the beginning of a new chapter.