about

Mirko Frontini – Vocals and Guitar

Riccardo Maccarana – Lead Guitar

Billy Repalam – Bass

Manuel Del Giudice – Drums

Spiritual Deception is an atmospheric death metal band, with hints of technical and brutal death metal, active since 2016. 

The band has a deep connection with philosophy and owes its name to a theory from the Danish philosopher Søren Aabye Kierkegaard, which struck the composers’ minds: different human beings in the act of analyzing a particular circumstance, approach (inevitably) the situation with different points of view. Extending that fact to the ethic field hence that nothing can be defined as objective good or bad, true or false, as the judgment is deeply rooted in everyone’s own perspective. As a result, there is no objective truth, your soul is constantly deceived.

Since its birth, the band produced 3 EPs: Spiritual Deception (2018), Etemenanki (2019) and Oxymoron (2021), sharpening its sound towards a modern death metal, with brutal guitar riffing and blasting drums, combined with melodic elements, which go from guitar harmonies to liturgical choirs and strings ensembles. The result of the combination of these elements is a sound which satisfies all kind of listeners, from the brutal to the more sophisticated ones. This formula is enriched by the lyrics which are all about philosophy, astronomy, history and literature. The band wants to spark interest about all these themes together with the passion for music into the listener and, in order to achieve its goal, wants to deliver a complete product, well-finished from all the point of views: from the music and lyrics, to the artworks and media contents.

With the latest release, Oxymoron (October 2021), the band gained further visibility and aroused the attention of fans and the underground scene, creating huge expectations for the upcoming full-length record ‘Semitae Mentis, out on 9th February 2024, through Amputated Vein Records and Earache Digital Distribution with the participation of Karl Sanders (Nile) in the track Thousand Lives Within and Luc Lemay (Gorguts) in the track Dirac Sea.

 The band got a spot on December 2021 Rock Hard magazine issue as the ‘best auto-production of the month’ as well as an interview on the January 2022 issue of the same magazine, in August 2022 Manuel was featured on Sickdrummer Magazine with ‘Hidden of Consiousness’ playthrough and in late 2023 a collaboration with DR Strings was announced.

 Now, with a lineup of talented musicians, Spiritual Deception plans on frequently releasing new quality music and promote it with consistent touring in order to reach the more fans possible all over the world.

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