HOLLOW HAZE - ITALY

Hollow Haze - 2006 - My Graveyard Productions
End Of A Dark Era – 2010 – Crash & Burn
Poison In Black – 2012 – Bakerteam
Countdown To Revenge – 2013 – Scarlet
Memories Of An Ancient Time – 2015 – Scarlet
Between Wild Landscapes And Deep Blue Seas – 2019 - Frontiers


  
 
Members
S= Cydonia>>Dan Keying [Danilo Franceschini]>>Cydonia, Solo – Rock Ramon [Alessandro Sonato]>>Crying Steel, Animae Silentis – Arthemis>>FABIO DESSI>>Arthemis
G= Broken Arrow, White Skull, Cyber Cross, Eternal Idol>>NICK SAVIO>>Broken Arrow, Cyber Cross, Eternal Idol
B= Airhead, Hypnotheticall>>Matt Cingano>>Hypnotheticall – DAVE CESTARO
D= Hypnotheticall, Black Hole>>Paolo Veronese>>Black Hole, Vol De Conscience – Garden Wall, Broken Arrow, Burnin’ Dolls, Cyber Cross, Eternal Idol>>Camillo Colleluori>>Burnin’ Dolls, Cyber Cross, Eternal Idol – Killing Touch, Arthemis, Sweet Oblivion, Ellefson, Cristiano Filippini’s Flames Of Heaven>>PAOLO CARIDI>>Sweet Oblivion, Ellefson, Cristiano Filippini’s Flames Of Heaven
K= Seven Dark Eyes>>Simon Giorgini [Simone Scardanzan]>>Seven Dark Eyes, Koma Killer



History
Hollow Haze is a Vicenza-based heavy metal band formed in 2003 by two experienced musicians. The group recruited a singer and a bassist and soon signed to My Graveyard Productions. Keyboardist Simon Scar was added following the recording of the debut. The band began work on a new album in early 2007. The Hanged Man was issued independently in 2008. Dan Keying, Matt Cingano and Matt Cingano left in 2008 leaving only Savio behind. Memories Of An Ancient Time was supported through a video for An Ancient Story. Between Wild Landscapes And Deep Blue Seas was supported through videos for Destinations and Oblivion. Memories Of An Ancient Time featured guest singers like Mats Leven and Rick Altzi. The band had a dedicated keyboardist between 2010 and 2014. The group toured Eastern Europe supporting Tarja.


Reviews

HOLLOW HAZE - Same - MY GRAVEYARD  
Hollow Haze is a young band on a young label, but the members have enough experience and history elsewhere to explain the gifted compositions and relatively considered musicianship.
Hollow Haze is a heavy metal band with the most obvious comparisons being Savatage and Chris Caffery’s own band. Hints of progressive metal and a whiff of keyboard are also heard, whilst the band focuses on the basic elements of the trade. The vocals of Dan Keying are funneled through several channels. The music is relatively complex and partly technical. Hollow Haze is not the type of band that would rely on catchy grooves.
On the individual song front, Deceit For All (a pretty neat title possibly inspired by the American political scene) is, on certain parts, pure hard rock in all its glory. It is alternatively loud and rocking and more somber and slow elsewhere. Near The End is situated just before the very last song and seems to begin with a backward loop. The Zakk Wylde-like guitar screeches the band likes are also heard here. This particular song just might feature the album’s best guitar and vocal performances.
As mentioned, Hollow Haze is an above average option in the sea of albums, although seeing how the band has just added a full-time keyboardist might simultaneously be the last Hollow Haze record worth owning. In addition, a completely boring and bland cover makes the album a lesser value than would otherwise be the case. Finally, a promised and apparently included video for the song Breathless ended up not actually being on the disc. Retail versions might differ. - Ali “The Metallian”


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