Ephyra come from Como (Italy) and play a Melodic Death Metal with Folk and Epic influences. After a demo (“Ephyra”-2009) and a first full length album (“Journey”-2013), the band starts an intense activity playing several concerts on stage, appearing on radio shows, touring abroad and playing in festivals like “Rock Inn Somma”, “Malpaga Folk and Rock” and “Fosch Fest”, with national and international bands such as Elvenking, Furor Gallico, Trick or Treat, Arkona, Finntroll, TYR, Carcass, Satyricon and more.
On November 2015 they release the second album “Along the Path”. Also some guests appear on this record: Davide Cicalese (Furor Gallico) Silvia Bonino (Folkstone), Lisy Stefanoni (Evenoire), Mattia Stancioiu (Labyrinth, Crown of Autumn). The concept of this second work links every song into a story: a warrior has to find his way in life, constantly matching his own fate. The writing style is meant to recall common life issues and achievements by using an evocative narration.
On spring 2018 the third album “The Day Of Return” comes out (recorded, as the previous ones, by Mattia Stancioiu at Elnor Studio). Here the folk and epic tone remains, but ethnic instruments from Japan and Mongolia are added to the usual band instruments and vocals. Everything is mixed into an effective sound of today. The lyrics are personal and introspective, sometimes related to the concepts of Nature and rebirth. Guests on this record: Yesun-Erdene Bat (Khukh Mongol) – Morin khuur, Alexander Glenfield- Throat singing, Mattia Stancioiu- ethnic percussions, Demetra Fogazza, Tina Romanò, Elena Di Paola, Maria Macchi, Roberto Motta, Marco Annoni-choirs. The most inspiring and related bands are: Ensiferum, Suidakra, Eluveitie, In Flames and Dark Tranquillity.