Bassano del Grappa
Virtual Time is an Italian Rock band from Bassano del Grappa (Vicenza, Italy), officially formed in 2012 by drummer Alessandro Meneghini and guitarist Luca Gazzola, whose line up completed by the following coming of bassist Marco Lucchini and lead vocalist Filippo Lorenzo Mocellin. The fours started immediately to experiment and to search the feeling and intensity needed to create their own sound, that will lead them to the writing of their first songs. Style and influences of the band are attributable to the sonorities of the 70’s in all their variations: from the Hard Rock of Led Zeppelin and Deep Purple, to King Crimson and Pink Floyd’s Progressive Rock, passing through the Folk Rock of CCR and CSN&Y, also touching some modern and Alternative sounds like Muse.
The band’s most aggressive sound is represented by the first EP, “Getting Twisted”. Three tracks that follow each other in a concentrate of Hard Rock energy, powerful guitar riffs and scratchy vocals, mixed with an always incisive rhythm session. In April 2014 they promoteed “Getting Twisted” in Spain, playing eight concerts in the major cities such as Barcelona, Madrid, Cordova, Malaga, Murcia. In the Spring of 2015, after a long Italian tour, the band began recording their first full length at Hate Recording Studio with artistic producer Federico Nardelli. After two intense weeks of work the album is finally ready and in December the first single off the album, “Fire World II”, and its video clip, are premiered by Rockit.it. On January 2016 “Fire World II” becomes ‘The Rocket’, Virgin Radio Italy’s most notable news of the week and on February Virtual Time are chosen by MTV New Generation as the ‘Just discovered’ band.
The official release of the new album, entitled "Long Distance", takes place on March 12th, followed by an intense live activity (over 60 concerts) in Italy to promote it. During the same year, Virtual Time released the vinyl of their first LP, entered Live Parade of KeepOn’s Top 10 (New Live) for the month of November and won the ‘Hard Rock Café Vinyl Contest’ indicted by Hard Rock Café Venice. On February 2017 they released “Waves Are Calling”, the second single off their debut album. New year’s first months saw Marco Pivato take over as the new bassist, who will play with the band for the remaining part of the promotional tour (in Italy and in the Netherlands) and, due to a sudden and lasting physical problem, guitarist Luca Gazzola’s forced stop from the live activity. In 2018 the band began to compose new songs, which will be shared out in 5 LPs and gathered in a box set called “Pictures” on May 2019.
The first effort, “From The Roots To A Folded Sky”, will be release on April and will be followed by a promotional tour, interspersed by the recording studio work, which will give birth to the new “Animal Regression” on October.