Ombra e Luce (1995)
Ombra e Luce - reissue (2006)
Plastic Terror (2007)
The Tapes (2016)
Sette Anni (Bonus track)
I don't fit
Preghiera (first version)
Fade Away (first version)
Roma brucia (demo)
Ashes & Fire
Evanescente (bonus track) Prossime distanze (bonus track)
Album Compilations featuring Artica
1994 L'appel de la muse vol. IV - Alea Jacta Est (France)
1994 Intimations of Immortality vol.1 - Energeia (Italy)
1995 Gothic 10 - AM Music (Germany)
1995 Death by dawn 2 - Apollyon Records (Germany)
1995 Gothic rock 2 - Jungle Records (UK)
1995 L'appel de la muse vol. V - Alea Jacta Est (France)
1997 The hex files goth bible - Euromedia (UK)
1998 Anyone can be a Virgin Prunes - Radio Luxor (Italy)
2002 Decadance vol. 1 - Decadance Records (Italy)
2005 The dark ages - Rock'roll mag. (Greece)
2017 #33GOTHBANDS You Should Know Vol. 7 (Sewden)
Marea - demo tape (1993)
Dahlia - demo tape (1994)
The Artica project began in 1989 with a style close to what in those years was called dark, cold wave and gothic-rock music.
It took some years before the band could find it’s own musical identity. The fist expression of this was, on february 1993, the first demo-tape Marea, featuring 8 tracks with italian lyrics.
Good responses came from all over Italy but also from France, Germany and England.
In 1993 the band participated in several compilations and, gaining the interest of Olivier Paccaud (Lucie Cries - Alea Jacta Est), appeared for the first time on a CD support for Alea Jacta Est sampler “l'Appel De La Muse, vol. IV”, with a mix of the track ‘Preghiera’.
The interest in the band increased in Italy and abroad and even more after the release of the second demo-tape, “Dahlia” (February 1994) .
The number of the participations on ambitious compilations, such as `Gothic-Rock II' (Jungle Records) and `Death by Dawn 2 - The Avenger' (Apollyon Records), increased.
On top of this in 1994, Mick Mercer included Artica in the third “Gothic-Rock book” and soon after came good responses also from “gothic monsters” like Bari-Bari (Mephisto Walz), Mike Van Portfleet (Lycia/ Bleak), GodKrist (Madre Del Vizio), Patrick Hendrix (The Breath Of Life), Dave (Vendemmian), etc.
Thanks to Jörg Kleudgen (The House Of Usher) Artica's music came in the hands of Joelen Mingi (Angina Pectoris), at that time manager of the german label Nyctalopia and in May 1995 the first album CD Ombra e Luce, featuring 12 tracks (partly taken from the two previous demos and partly new), was finally released.
In April 1996 the band refused a new contract with Nyctalopia and begun a new recording session for a forthcoming CD titled Natura, produced on July 1997 by the Italian label Radio Luxor.
During the releasing of Natura, the English label Euromedia produced the new Mick Mercer's compilation The Hex Files vol. 2 - The Goth Bible” where the band was featured in with the new track `Lucrezia'.
One year later Radio Luxor prepared a tribute to Virgin Prunes and Artica appeared with a cover of "Caucasian Walk".
After a long period of silence in April 1999 the band started a new long term collaboration with Decadance Records that brought to the release of the new album ‘Plastic Terror’, mostly sung in english.
Then followed a long period of splits ups and reunions and only in 2014 the band rejoined with the new entry of Federico Marigliano in place of Michele Mariella.
With the new line-up the band toured Italy and in July 2016 released the digital album The Tapes, a collection of b-sides, demo tapes and previously unreleased tracks.
In June 2017 the new and long awaited album Panacea written, arranged, recorded, mixed and produced by Artica, has been released.
After some live sessions Massimiliano Bonavita, the keyboard player, decided to stop his live performances providing his support in studio if and when needed.
Artica's former members are:
VOICE & GUITAR
DRUMS & PROGRAMMING
digital pack (mp3+wave)
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