The Project SELVA ROSSA was born from the idea of creating a testimony of the medieval, esoteric and mystic roots of the territory of Bologna, Italy. SELVA ROSSA was the title that Bologna was referred to, during the middle ages, due to its appearance made of intricate maze of towers and conspiracies, for which the austere and violent aspect reflects in the basis of the music. SELVA ROSSA are not politicized. They are separatist. They do not relate to any political group, but anyone that bears offense to the city is considered an enemy.
Being a follower of the black metal cult since 1994 and knowing that this kind of music would have been suitable for the path that this soundtrack was taking, Einzl began to sketch out ideas and music. In 2012/13 Einzl asked the old brother-in-arms Diasper (of dark ambient project DIM ARCANA), master of sound abominations, to join the band, completing the project with his rational and ambient producer skills.
The duo produced entirely the album by themselves, putting their skills to good use without letting the work be handled by third parties. The band feels this DIY approach binds them to the “modus operandi” of the early black metal pioneers and leaves them free to express ideas in a pure and uncontaminated way.
The debut album “Ire Ad Patres” will be released by Metal Hell Records on CD in the summer of 2017. Watch this space for more details!