ARTROCK is the ultimate Rock Tribute to the Queen of Pop.
This album includes 16 tracks revisited by 4 musician and singed by a talented bad girl.
Last but not least, this work features 8 umbelievable duet with the best vocal clones of immortals rockstar like: PAUL STANLEY, MARILYN MANSON, BRUCE DICKINSON, FREDDIE MERCURY, TILL LINDEMANN and many other!!
Produced in Italy between 2013 & 2015, this hard work will be available very soon on the web. Stay connected for every news and follow this page or this channel.



The Masquerade’s album Redemption finally released in January 2013.
The album features 10 new songs; is essentially a mix of NWOBHM and Power Metal,with some elements of Progressive,all wrapped up by a powerful and evocative Symphonic ensemble,supported by polyphonic choirs.
MATO has played all the drums & percussions; the entire album was recorded in early 2011 between Blacksmith Forge & DLM Studios, it was mixed and mastered by the legendary producer CHRIS TSANGARIDES (Judas Priest, Malmsteen, Bruce Dickinson,Black Sabbath,Gary Moore, Angra, Anvil) and the band in the Ecology Rooms (UK), during the summer 2011.



ciaoMATO on tour with S.E.X DEPARTMENT; the band played in Czech Republic at the "Masters Of Rock 2012" with some giants of Heavy Metal like: NIGHTWISH, EDGUY, THIN LIZZY, STRATOVARIUS, GOTTHARD, EXODUS, PAIN, FIREWIND, ARCH ENEMY, UNISONIC ... and many more!!





ciaoMirrorMaze’s album Walkabout finally released in Summer 2012 for Bakerteam/Scarlet Records. It features 9 new exciting songs of Alternative Progressive Metal, with Fabio D’Amore as lead singer (bass player for Serenity & Fairyland) and the very special guest voice of Ray Alder from Fates Warning and Redemption.
MATO has written all the lyrics and played all the drums of these songs, he has also recorded all the guitars and the keyboards in his studios.
The entire album was recorded in early 2010 between Blacksmith Forge,S88Live and Artesonika Studios, it was mixed and mastered by Staffan Karlsson (Stevie Wonder, Nathan East, Earth Wind & Fire, The Roxette and Firewind) in his Landgren Studio 5.1 in Sweden.



December 2011 : LIVE VIDEOCLIP with AFTER DEATH (Iron Maiden Tribute Band)




dio caneThe Masquerade has finished working on their debut album. Mixed, mastered & produced in August 2011 in the Ecology Rooms (UK) by the band and Chris Tsangarides (Judas Priest, Yngwie Malmsteen, Black Sabbath, Bruce Dickinson, Gary Moore, Angra), the album features 10 unreleased NWOBHM and Power Metal tracks. The band is currently looking for a contract to release and promoting the album worldwide and is busy preparing for a tour.







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