Hevidence is the brainchild of Italian guitar player Diego Reali.
Diego’s own story as a musician began in 1996 with his first band, DGM. Diego’s songwriting and style contributed to six power prog metal masterpieces from the band: “Random Access Zone”, “Change Direction”, “Wings Of Time”, “DreamLand”, “Hidden Place”, “Misplaced”. For ten plus years, Diego recorded and toured with DGM around the world. During this time he also collaborated with Claudio Simonetti, the former keyboard player and mastermind of Italian prog band GOBLIN, among others.
In 2006, Diego wanted to stretch out and try other musical styles. So he started to work on different projects, dabbling in many different kinds of music (blues, indie, country, pop, and rock). He spent a few months playing with his brother’s indie band, Happy Never After, having several jams and gigs around the country; however, it’s always difficult to forget where we come from, that’s why after almost four years of musical experiments, Diego decided to go back to his original musical influence: classic heavy metal.
He started writing many tunes akin to early DGM, but this time with a more conscious idea of his own style and with a musical background richer than ever. In 2010 he called his brother Stef Reali (Hijack Party) to play drums and Andrea Arcangeli (DGM, NOVERIA, SOLISIA) to play bass and started a new band called Evidence, with whom he released “There’s Only Ten Left” in 2011.
Now, after some lineup changes (enter Corrado Quoiani on vocals and Emiliano Bonini on drums), a new label, an even more mature and personal vision, the band slightly altered the name from Evidence to Hevidence and are now ready to take on the world with a style reminiscent of the classic early Yngwie Malmsteen albums, mixed with power metal and melodic hard rock influences (think Europe at the height of their popularity).