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Massimo Volume

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  • Years Active: 1990s, 2000s


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Massimo Volume are a long-running Italian rock band. Forming in 1991, the band made records and toured until a breakup in 2002. In July of 2008, the group re-formed at the request of the Museum of Cinema in Turin to provide a live soundtrack to a screening of the Jean Epstein film The Fall of the House of Usher. This sparked a full-fledged reunion, and the band began touring again as well as working on new material. In the fall of 2010 their album Cattive Abitudini (Bad Habits) cracked the Top 100 charts in Italy, peaking at number 64.


Massimo Volume is an Italian rock group formed in Bologna in 1992. They sing in Italian and the singer is well known for his poetic spoken-word style. Their musical style may be described as being akin to post-rock: their sound is built on guitars and drums, but rhythms are often complex and articulated, while the guitar effects are also used to effect. The structure of their songs avoid completely the verse-chorus form: in its place, their pieces tend to describe an atmosphere or a sound-scape complemented by the spoken words.

Massimo Volume reached some notoriety in the Italian Independent Music scene in the late 1990s, particularly with the release of critically acclaimed "Lungo i Bordi" and "Club Privé". The band dismantled in the early 2000s: during this period, their bassist and lyricist, Emidio Clementi, published a series of books. However, the band reunited again in the late 2000s and in 2010 released new material collected in the CD "Cattive Abitudini" (translating as "Bad Habits"), which has been followed by another CD in 2013 "Aspettando i Barbari" (translating as "Waiting for the Barbarians".


Emidio Clementi: bass, vocalsEgle Sommacal: guitarsVittoria Burattini: drums, percussions
Other members[edit]
Gabriele Ceci - guitars (1991–1997)Umberto Palazzo - guitars, vocals (1991–1992)Metello Orsini - guitars (1997–1999)Marcella Riccardi - guitars, vocals (1999–2002)Dario Parisini - guitars (1999–2000)Stefano Pilia - guitars (2008)