Moongarden is an Italian Progressive rock group who tour internationally. They have been compared to Porcupine Tree,Marillion or Genesis. The group records and distributes their music on Galileo Records. The band was born at the beginning of the 90's with a demo containing songs written and arranged by Cristiano Roversi and David Cremoni. The Italian label Mellow Records released the demo as the album 'Moonsadness'. A few months later, Cristiano and David recorded two Genesis covers for The First Italian Tribute to Genesis, with a different line up. The chance of working on a full length album came with the "Brainstorm of Emptyness" sessions. This was their second official release with Mellow Records, but in many ways the first real Moongarden one. This CD has also seen the entrance of Massimiliano Sorrentini on drums and Ricki Tonco on vocals. Moreover, during this period, the band published a cover called "There Will be Time" by Osanna for The 70's Italian Progressive Tribute album. After that, Moongarden went through a long period of inactivity, due to several personal troubles, and it took more than 4 years before Cristiano decided to start working hard on new material, actually giving new life to the project. Luca Palleschi joined the band as the new official vocalist, and a few months later the new album was ready. "The Gates of Omega", the third official release, represents so far the most complex and mature work produced by the band, and has obtained enthusiastic comments by both public and critics. Moongarden have finally set the basis for more intense musical activity: a successful series of concerts and live performances around Europe, a new label (Galileo records) and the fourth album "Round Midnight", with the new bass player Mirko Tagliasacchi. After release of this album the band toured Europe with a new guitar player, Marco Tafelli.
Max Sorrentini and Luca Palleschi left the band in 2005 due to artistic differences. A year later the line-up incluses singer Simone Baldini Tosi (singer on the first album, Moonsadness) and drummer Maurizio Di Tollo.
The latest album Songs from the Lighthouse,released in 2008, with the artwork from Ed Unitsky was released by the American label ProgRock Records.
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