Italy - known for its Mediterranean food, its beautiful landscape, tanned Italian men who yell "Ciao Bella!" after every woman (no mater what age), and of course the mafia. Music from Italy for most people has to do with the traditional Italian tear jerker, but there is another side of the Italian music scene that has developed from a fresh breeze into a huge storm coming to cause a buzz of excitement in the European Metal and Rock scene: SPELLBOUND DAZZLE.
When in 1993 the Yugoslavian civil war raged the Croatian Stekovic brothers were forced to flee from their home. After a long search their family finally found a new home in the Italian Alps near the ski-region Cortina d'Ampezzo in a picturesque village named Quantin. In their new home the brothers enjoyed their lives for the first time and developed a dream. They wanted their own band to inspire the world with their magical sounds. Together with Stefano Artus and Dante Bridda they combined their creativity in 2003 and founded SPELLBOUND DAZZLE with the goal to enrich the Italian music scene.
After having won countless band contests and numerous concerts in north Italy the band decided to record a demo in order to apply for a record deal. When the A&Rs of Limited Access Records listened to the songs they were so overwhelmed that they signed the band immediately.
Limited Access Records were able to win legendary producer Siggi Bemm (Tiamat, Kreator, Lacuna Coil, ...) who had already been a fan of the band's demo songs and enthusiastically insisted on producing the new album. At their first concert in Hagen, Germany SPELLBOUND DAZZLE convinced their audience and experts. Nothing could stop them from playing in Hagen not even the long journey with an old Jeep which led them through dangerous Alpin passes. This is called commitment and motivation!
In August 2009 the band spend the month at the Woodhouse Studios in Hagen to work on the production of a fantastic album. For Siggi Bemm "Unreal Fairy Tales" is simply "the best album of the past 10 years!".
The album does not fit into any scheme, SPELLBOUND DAZZLE combine modern Metal groove with classic Hard Rock, add progressive elements and garnish the result with Folk and Polka rhythms. The musical mixture promises a thrilling experience at first listening.
Especially the outstanding songs "Ruska" (a potential alternative club hit in 2010!!), and the semi-ballad "In My Room" and also "The Foolin' Of Each Other" with its thundering groove and complex structure represents the amazing result!!
With "Unreal Fairytales" SPELLBOUND DAZZLE have recorded a modern and timeless piece of New Rock and Metal history!
Our album „Unreal FairyTales“ is nominated for „The Best Alternative Metal Album“, „The Best Debut Album“ and „The Biggest Surprise“ at the Metal Storm Awards 2011. Please vote for SPELLBOUND DAZZLE at www.metalstorm.net/awards. We count on you, each vote will help to catch the triple awards!!!