Winter Haze were born in 2003 in Parma, from the gathering of Lorenzo, Giorgia, Raffaele e Stefano, coming from different musical experiences; this encounter gave birth to the first line-up of Winter Haze, starting to write original songs. Different drummers played in a band, but during 2004 they found a capable member in Davide Colombo. With this line-up, Winter Haze began their live activity. In the first months of 2005, the first version of the song “White Witch”, recorded in September 2004, was included in OndeRoad’s compilation. With the song “White Witch”, Winter Haze won the first prize in the contest for emerging bands “Vicolo Rock” (December 2004) for best lyrics and original music.

In December, the band recorded the first demo, “Innocent Dream”, released in August 2005 and including four original tracks: “Innocent Dream”, “White Witch”, “From Here to Eternity” and “Neverland”. During the year 2005, the band played many live concerts, fulfilling to be noticed by musical insiders and by the public. At the end of July 2005, Davide Colombo left the band and the talented Matteo Rossi joined the band replacing him. Matteo had played in many bands from the metal and progressive italian scene, both as a drummer and keyboard player. In August 2006, Winter Haze announced their entrance in studios to record their first full length album, “The Storm Within”. At the same time, they kept on their live activity: the band played many gigs, also opening concerts for bands such as Domine, After Forever, Paul Di Anno.

”The Storm Within” album was release in February 2009, achieving a fair success both in Italy and in foreign Coutries. In December 2009 Raffaele Albanese (guitar player and singer) left the band to pursue the activity with his solo projects.
After Raffaele’s departure the four remaining members didn’t lose the faith in Winter Haze project and after some auditions, found a great guitar player in Paolo Menozzi. New energy and cool sound were achieved with the joining of the new guitar player. The band also revised male vocals’ section: now Stefano Bottarelli (growl) and Matteo Rossi (clean) deal with the vocal parts that were performed by Raffaele.

In November of 2010 Winter Haze performed a couple of gigs in the Nederlands, opening for ReVamp, the new band of Floor Jansen (ex After Forever).
Winter Haze has just announced that Paolo Menozzi has been forced to leave the band following the appointments with Injury, the band in which he’s been playing for long. The band has been proud and thrilled to introduce the new guitarist, Gianluca De Lillo, a young musician from Parma who distinguished himself as an amazing guitar player in many bands of the city.

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