Stefano Rossello, Justin Bennett, Filippo Corradin
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It was at the end of 1999 that Stefano Rossello started Bahntier as an ambient/experimental project. Over time, the sounds of the project evolved and became more aggressive, concrete, and percussive and in the summer of 2000 Stefano made some initial recordings which caught the attention of the E.N.D.E. Radioluxor label. Vocal elements were then added to the recordings and thus the first proper Bahntier demo was completed and subsequently released in 2001 by the label. Bahntier then began to present live shows, an act which was comprised of a mix of sounds and hard visual performance employing video projection, theatrical lighting, and performance art. As a result the number of people involved in the Bahntier live act increased. This line-up soon solidified with Stefano Rossello as voice, synth, and performer; Christian Battiferro on percussion and samplers; and Filippo Corradin and Valentina Sanna on projection and lighting efx.In April of 2002 Stefano Rossello met (thanks to the label) Simon Balestrazzi, leader of the historical Italian band T.A.C. and ex member of the Kirlian Camera project. Simon decided to work on the production of the new Bahntier release, which was recorded at the NeuroHabitat studios in Cagliari (the same studio where Balestrazzi was producing his new T.A.C. release and the release of TH26. Prior to the release of this album Bahntier performed at the Metamatik Festival with Suicide Commando. P.A.L. and VNV Nation and the show's response generated a buzz around the Bahntier project. In 2003 Bahntier released on Karnak (an electro/industrial sublabel of E.N.D.E.) the album “Randome”. Consisting of 13 tracks, the sound of the project had progressed to a mix of powernoise and industrial with aggressive vocals reminiscent of bands like Skinny Puppy (an obvious influence on Stefano).In 2004 Stefano started to record the album “Revulsive” for the Rustblade label (www.rustblade.com). For the new sessions Stefano brought in Filippo Corradin to contribute sounds as a noise manipulator for the project.After the official release of “Revulsive” Bahntier did a mini European tour and performed in cities like London and Berlin. In Berlin, Stefano and Filippo met Nadja from the Schlagstrom organization, who then became the bands manager. After this, Bahntier performed with bands such as This Morn Omina, Mono No Aware, Dive, Asche, Synapscape, S.K.E.T.,Agonoize, and Anenzephalia. In Bologna in 2005, Stefano met Justin Bennett (live drummer of Skinny Puppy, My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult, Peter Murphy, and many others) and he soon became involved with the Bahntier project. The new Bahntier line up with Justin on the drums and additional sound manipulation played a historic set at the Wave Gothic Treffen festival of Leipzig, Germany in 2006. This show and it's amazing response confirmed the Bahntier project as a major force in the new european industrial wave. In October of 2006 a brand new Bahntier album was released titled "Blindoom" on Rustblade records, and already a wave of press and positive reviews are sweeping across Europe. Co-produced by Justin with Stefano, it features live drums, percussions, and instrumentations seamlessly blended with harsh tribal programming and electronic sounds to produce a powerful post industrial onslaught.