Dragon’s Cave was the first solo project by the Italian guitar player Steve Angarthal: he released the cd called  “Elektro motion” under indipendent label Asgardh Music in 2010.
This work features a long selection of tracks focused on his guitar style ranging from progressive rock instrumentals to ethereal acoustical pieces and amazing rock songs that showcase Steve himself taking hold of  the lead vocals.

Steve has been the guitar player and song writer, of one the most famous Italian metal bands called Fire Trails that was founded by himself and italian rock icon Pino Scotto.
Fire trails recorded two cds “Vanadium tribute” (Underground Symphony) and “Third moon” (Valery Records), and played the related tours including the most important events such as “Gods of metal”, “Heineken Jammin festival”, “Agglutination” etc.
The band also landed support tour with greats such as Deep Purple, R.J.Dio, Iron Maiden, Glenn hughes, Joe Lynn Turner, etc.

Steve Angarthal is also found as guest musician on lead guitar of Italian artists Rezophonic , Myland (No man’s land), MC Project (XXIX anima) and Pino Scotto (Lo scotto da pagare).
After all this experiences Steve has  unleashed his mastery in guitar playing and his eclectic skills in musical interpretation and composition by means of Dragon’s cave project.
Thus Steve has managed to compose and arrange all the music for his debut solo cd; joining Steve on the project are drummers Mario Giannini (Fire Trails , Beholder e Node) who performs on all the tracks and Mario Riso (Rezophonic, Movida, RAF) for the percussions’ parts.
Finally keyboardist Larsen Premoli ( Fire Trails , Looking for a name , Good Wines) adding hammonds, synths and pianos.
Even the production’s aspects are under his control for he’s the one to record ( here Larsen Premoli gives his help for the drums and vocals sessions), to mix and following the mastering process of this cd.
In late 2009 the Dragon’s cave line up is completed with the arrival of Pasko; his curriculum features many important artists like Love Machine, Sigma, Rumore, Warlord, Cans, Human Steps.

In 2010 the band is busy with web and radio promotion and, with the help of English agency TSM Promotions, they get very good press criticism from all over the world. The band is also active with  live promotion playing in northern Italy and releasing the video from the song “drifting on”; they also have an eye on  social activities and they support “Rock Against Child Pornography” association.

In 2011 there’s a band line up change: the rhythmic section welcomes the new young talented drummer Luca Saja (the most gifted pupil at Rock tv school under the guidance of Mario riso) and guitar player Fabio Molinelli (Scomunica, Riff Raff, Pino Scotto and Wild hogs) supporting and giving more power to the rhythmic guitar work of the band and, finally as a special guest during live shows, Alessandro Del Vecchio from Edge of Forever, keyboard player and singer with a stunning collaborations such as  Ian Paice, Glenn Hughes and John lord. 

Dragon’s Cave e’ stato il primo progetto solista del chitarrista Steve Angarthal: ha pubblicato, nel 2010, il cd intitolato “Elektro motion” con l’etichetta indipendente  Asgardh Music. Questo lavoro presenta una lunga selezione di brani basati sul suo stile musicale andando da brani strumentali progressive rock passando per brani acustici eterei fino a  intensi canzoni rock che vedendo Steve impegnato anche come cantante.

Steve e’ stato il chitarrista e compositore di una importante Metal band chiamata Fire Trails fondata insieme a Pino Scotto vera icona italiana della scena rock metal nazionale.
Fire trails pubblicarono due dischi: “Vanadium tribute” (Underground Symphony) e “Third moon” (Valery Records), esibendosi in giro per tutto il paese e partecipando ad eventi quali “Gods of metal”, “Heineken Jammin festival”, “Agglutination” etc.
Inoltre hanno suonato come supporter di alcuni grandi nomi dell Hard rock e del MEtal come Deep Purple, R.J.Dio, Iron Maiden, Glenn hughes, Joe Lynn Turner, etc..

Presente come ospite alla chitarra solista nei dischi di vari artisti italiani quali Rezophonic , Myland (No man’s land),
MC Project (XXIX anima) and Pino Scotto (Lo scotto da pagare).
E’ proprio grazie a tutte queste esperienze che Steve decide di proporre la sua maestria chitarristica, le sue doti compositive ed interpretative attraverso il progetto Dragon’s cave.
Sotto quest’ottica egli scrive e arrangia tutta la musica per il suo disco d’esordio, coinvolgendo inoltre alla batteria Mario Giannini ( Fire Trails , Beholder e Node), alle percussioni Mario Riso (Rezophonic, Movida, RAF), per alcune parti di  tastiere Larsen Premoli ( Fire Trails , Looking for a name , Good Wines).
anche la produzione viene gestita da lui stesso curando le registrazioni, i mix ed il mastering in prima persona.Verso la fine del 2009 la formazione dei Dragon’s cave line up viene completata con l’arrivo di Pasko il cui curriculum presenta nomi quali Love Machine, Sigma, Rumore, Warlord, Cans, Human Steps.

Il 2010 vede la band impegnata con la promozione di Elektro motion e, grazie all’aiuto dell’agenzia inglese TSM Promotions, viene ottenuto una risposta della critica musicale  nazionale ed internazionale molto buona!
il gruppo realizza una serie di concerti di promozione al disco oltre ad un video del brano “drifting on”; attenti anche al contesto sociale supportano l’associazione “Rock Against Child Pornography”.

Nel 2011 avvenne un cambio di line up con l’arrivo del batterista Luca Saja ( uno tra i migliori allievi di Mario Riso presso la Rock tv school) e del chitarrista ritmico  Fabio Molinelli (Scomunica, Riff Raff, Pino Scotto and Wild hogs) che danno una svolta al sound del gruppo aumentandone l’impatto ritmico soprattutto dal vivo: si aggiunge occasionalmente per qualche spettacolo anche Alessandro Del Vecchio alle tastiere il cui curriculum vanta nomi quali  Ian Paice, Glenn Hughes and John lord.

 

DRAGON’S CAVE LINE UP
Dragon’s cave line up Mark I
Steve Angarthal – guitar and vocals
Pasko – bass
Larsen Premoli – keyboards
Mario Giannini – drums
Mario Riso – percussions on studio recording “Elektro motion”
Martino Pellegrini – violin on studio recording “Elektro motion”

Dragon’s cave line up Mark II
Steve Angarthal – guitar and vocals
Pasko – bass
Fabio Molinelli – guitar
Luca Saja – drums
Alessandro Del vecchio – special guest on keyboards supporting live shows