Battersea mould songs. We search for catchy choruses and riffs. They pop up where we gather: in the studio, in the rehearsal room. And when they don't come easy, we take the time. Our songs are built on strong rhythms and solid foundation of bass. De guitars set the atmosphere and add to the vocal harmonies. Every snare, strum and counterpoint we weigh. Until it's solid as a rock.
To the fans that appreciate the hooks and choruses by Muse, the drums of Foo Fighters, the guitars of Kings of Leon, the bass of U2 and the voice of Creedence: Battersea digests well. And everyone who ever listened to AC/DC, Slayer, Johnny Cash or Bad Religion will find our sound check a trip down memory lane. You€™ll hear where we come from. Or at least we can share a drink over music talk.
Erwin took the stage internationally with metal band Mangled, Bennie with a rock n roll band. Mike, Sander and Tom hit the road with hardcore punk band The Jux Junction. All that experience in the studio, all the live shows and all the song writing add up to... Battersea.
Italian melodic/progressive metal band STAMINA is the brainchild of guitarist and songwriter Luca Sellitto. Since the beginning, the band's aim has been to create a personal style of music, combining a wide range of influences ranging from melodic power metal to progressive rock, hard-rock and fusion.
STAMINA recorded the first unofficial demo "The Demo Songs" in February/March 2003 and the second demo "Here To Stay" in July 2004. Both demos gained exceptionally great reviews in various Italian webzines and magazines, and the band started to promote its name playing live everywhere in the South of Italy.
Now, after 4 studio albums, gathering a plethora of rave reviews, playing all over Europe with bands and artists such as Royal Hunt, Russel Allen, Edu Falashi, or as a headliner, collaborating with very special guest singers such as Goran Edman (ex Yngwie Malmsteen), Nils Molin (Amaranthe, Dynazty), Henrik Brockmann (ex Royal Hunt), it is time for a live album.
Recorded in September 2018 at 'City of power Festival' in Zgierz, the city of power in Poland, this has become an amazing CD / DVD combination, containing 9 powerful songs from their catalogue.
2019 sees the return of one of the most prolific rock bands in recent history.  Marred by mismanagement and bad contracts, Legion never reached their full potential and after 8 official releases and no return for their investment, it was time to call it quits.
Fast forward to 2019 and enter Rock Company Records. This up and coming label will now release the brand new Legion album 'RISING' and the world will hear what has been sorely missed in the metal genre. Welcome back Vince O'Regan, Phil Vincent, Gav Cooper, Andy Pierce, and Irv Parrot to the melodic metal world and crank the volume high. 'RISING' takes a step further into the Legion catalogue with even bigger choruses, louder guitars, and more massive hooks than ever before.
Self-produced by the band and mastered by Will Sterling, 'RISING' will surely satisfy the hungry hard rock masses.
Witness the new beginning of a new era…Witness Legion 'RISING'.
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