The Koan project was formed in Ticino Switzerland in 2006 by Marcello Cantù (guitar), Paolo Maspoli (Bass), Sacha Galli (guitar), Victor Fumagalli (drums) and Pierre-Michel Dettori (singer). The powerful musical tracks and melodic voice distinguishes the genre which is defined as 'Grunge-Cross-Core' in which all their musical influences accompany each member in his own musical experience. The first album was produced in March 2007 entitled: ¿ Freedom ? From that moment on the band was recognized at an international level in the 13 songs of ¿ Freedom ?. Compactness shines through with an echoing of Alice in Chains and Soundgarden, without any explicit citations. The mastering of this album (¿ Freedom ?) has been left in the gifted hands of Tom Hutten of Bionic Mastering of New York, who has also provided services to Foo Fighters, Iggy Pop and more. The effort put forth by Koan to promote their album has resulted in the total sale of all their stamped albums, along with positive write ups from different publications by some of the most-known rock publications in Europe (Metal. De in Germany and Metal Hammer Italy and Spain). In June 2008 Koan (Marcello Cantù (guitar), Paolo Maspoli (Bass), Sacha Galli (guitar), and Pierre-Michel Dettori (singer), headed back to the studio to record their new album entitled BROKEN with the participation of drummer Rocco Lombardi. BROKEN will be produced by Ste Scenini of Stairwaystudio of Melano Ticino Switzerland, who will collaborate once again with Tom Hutten of Bionic Mastering of New York for mastering. Koan performs in various areas including from the Gottard alps down to the Italian penisula, teaming up with renowned international bands such as: No use for a name (USA), Useless ID (Israel), The Movement (DK), Natan (Belgium), Elvenking (Italy) and Eluvetie (Switzerland). BROKEN, the new album will be published in April 2009.
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