La Bottega del Tempo a Vapore

La bottega

Alessandro Zeoli (lead guitar)

Alfredo Martinelli (libretto and concept)

Angelo D’Amelio (keyboards, sax)

Angelo Santo (vocals)

Gabriele Beatrice (drums)

Giovanni Santamaria (classic & electric guitar)

Giuseppe Barbato (bass)


La Bottega del Tempo a Vapore

“Il Guerriero Errante.” Much more than a concept album, “Il Guerriero Errante” is a story told through progressive heavy metal music. The story’s protagonist is an ancient Longobardo-Sannita warrior and leader who demonstrated great bravery on the battlefield. The witch Janara has been ordered by the king to cast a spell on the warrior’s soul for having stolen the beloved Dame from his son, the prince. Through the spell, the Dame is destined to be re-born countless times to a life more miserable than the previous, and the warrior’s soul will spend eternity wandering the kingdom. The curse will be lifted only when the Dame remembers the love she once held for the Prince. This partnership with Minotauro Records is an important milestone for “La Bottega del Tempo a Vapore,” and comes a mere five months since the self-release of “Il Guerriero Errante.” Self-produced, well-researched, and refined collectively by the band’s seven members, the album is deeply rooted in the progressive genre, with obvious nods to heavy metal, folk, and hard rock. The end result is an entirely unique album whose artful music helps to create lush imagery in the mind’s eye of the listener.


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Minotauro Records is a small, privately owned record label specializing in heavy metal.  Founded in the early 1980s, the label has released some of the most ground-breaking and genre-defining albums by Italian artists Paul Chain, Strana Officina, Death SS, Vanexa, and many others.  We also specialize in current and re-releases by bands from all over the world, including Tactics, Devil Childe, The Fury, Phantom Lord, Jack Starr’s Burning Starr, Bootlegs, Defyance, Super Massive Black Holes and the mighty Ogre!