Everything starts in 1993, when a strong passion for music united five kids from Mezzano, near Ravenna (Italy).
With the initial name of “Noise Pollution” Stefano Ruzzi (drums, 14 years old), Christian Tombetti (guitar, 15 years old), Dennis Randi (bass, 16 years old), Marco Guerrini (guitar, only 12!) and Davide De Paoli (singer), the band started with covers from Metallica, Guns’n’Roses, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin but they were already thinking about composing their own stuff.
They were noticed by Daniele Liverani, 23 years old guitarist, that started jamming with them as keyboard player; he introduced them to progressive and took care of their musical education.
In 1995, with Daniele on Keyboards, Matteo Babini as new singer and Empty Tremor as official name, the group recorded a first demo version of Apocolokyntosys that was very welcome by the critics, but did not lead to any contract. For this reason in 1996 the group heavily rearranged all their works and renewed their line up with new singer Giò De Luigi, with which they wrote new melodies and lyrics.
This second version of Apocolokyntosys had greater success and brought to the publishing of the first official album of the group:
-Apocolokyntosys (1997) in collaboration with Pick Up Records e Rising Sun-Fandango (for Japan)
In 1999 Empty Tremor released their second album:
-Eros & Thanatos (1999) in collaboration with Elevate Records, SPV, Audioglobe 99Th Floor- One Music (Korea)
And at the same time a Dream Theater tribute:
-Voices (1999) a tribute to Dream Theater with Adrenaline records
In 2000, to focus on his own projects, singer Giò De Luigi leaves the band. Despite the absence of a singer, the band keeps composing.
In the same year Empty Tremor have the great pleasure to open the Malmsteen’s concert in Italy.
In 2003 they collaborates with Oliver Hartmann (Avantasia, At Vance, Rhapsody, Genius) that records the lead and background voices for the new album:
-The Alien Inside (2004) with Frontiers Records.
Always in 2004 Empty Tremor reach one of their top ambitions receiving a call from Dream Theater asking them to open each one of their live concerts of “Train of Thoughts” Italian tour (Rome, Florence and Bergamo).
In 2006 keyboardist and group’s mentor Daniele Liverani (Khymera, Twinspirits, Cosmic, Genius Rock Opera, Daily Trauma, Jason Becker Tribute) leaves the band to start his own soloist career. For personal reasons the drummer Stefano Ruzzi leaves Empty Tremor.
In 2007 Marco Scott Gilardi, Empty Tremor’s friend and fan, joins the group as Keyboard player.
Inspired by new energy and great desire to create, the band plays and starts writing new music.
The problems due to absence of drums for the composing phase was solved by Marco Guerrini (ET guitarist) that bought his own drum set and learned the basics of this new instrument at light-speed!
While working on several new songs, the group plays as a live cover band to have fun and gain feeling together.
In this new dimension Empty Tremor worked hard to achieve something that today they are all proud of, taking particular care in arranging, writing lyrics and finding personal solutions, but always having fun while doing what they love.
This fourth album “IRIDIUM” features an enthusiastic return of Giò De Luigi, singer of the first two works of Empty Tremor.
The drum tracks is a precious stick-work of Dario Ciccioni (former member of Hartmann, empYrios, Twinspirits, and well known for collaborations with artists such as Daniele Liverani, Khymera, Genius Rock Opera, Daniele Gottardo, Tommy Ermolli, Centrica, John Jeff Touch).
In July 2009 the band enters Fear Studio to record IRIDIUM’s drums, the sound engineering, recording, mixing and mastering are accomplished by Marco Scott Gilardi.
Meanwhile Christian Tombetti (ET guitarist) starts working on the album’s graphic concepts and artwork.
Fans and public on the web are looking forward to listen to IRIDIUM, curious to hear how Empty Tremor sound on their first work without Daniele Liverani.
The band is now working on new songs.