The embryo of the band comes to life in 2003 by the guitars of two teenagers, Leonardo Micozzi and Karim Venturini, with Luca Paciaroni as bass player and Claudio Grillo as singer. The lack of a drummer induces Paciaroni to leave the band, shortly followed by Grillo, who leaves the name of the band “Bothers” to the two guitarists.
After that, others members come in and out from the band (such as Ugo and Cipo), but the band does not seem to take off and K. Venturini leaves his friend to look somewhere else. However, Leonardo continues on his way, following the lead of its major internationals and Italians musical influences (like Iron Maiden, Testament, Slayer, Pantera, Slaves and Insane), and he composes the first two pieces of Bothers, "Alone As Death" and "Kill For Insanity", remaining the only member of the Thrash Metal band.
On August 2004, Leonardo has finished his third song, which later will be called “Massacre” because of the “splatter” contents and the violence by which the song is played, and it will be the opener of most of live concerts.
At the same time Fabio Pazzelli (bassist of Emperial Abyss) calls Leonardo in the rehearsal room and they start to build a new Era. On the occasion Fabio takes place behind the drum alias “Catrax”.
After a month of rehearsals the three songs are completed, and after Karim’s coming back at the 6 strings, they dusted the old name of the band, and from September ‘04 Bothers begin to work on their own songs, straight forward on their way, creating the sound of an original band.
In a few months the full line-up is made by adding Treja (voice) and Fruscy (bass). With this components Bothers record their first demo in December ‘04 called “Alone As Death” containing: an intro, the first two songs of the band and “Countess Bathory” by Venom, one of the few cover the band made.
The 17th of the same month the band plays the first gig at the Cimiteria Pub, Tortoreto Alto (TE), with Emperial Abyss and Porfiriah.
In 2005, the band continues to write new songs including another killing piece, “Slave To Soul”, and perform in several lives and summer festivals like Destroyer Metal Fest (Belforte del Chienti – MC) and Summer Slam IV ed. (P. S. Giorgio – AP), where they open to Centurion and Handful Of Hate.
During the same year Bothers win a competition... with an high alcohol content... and the winning of €700 is fully used, in September, for the recording of the second demo, “Kill For Insanity”. This is a 6 tracks EP containing the homonymous and the others two old songs, plus three new tracks.
After the second release, something begin to waver in the band: Catrax starts to play with Posthuman® (Marilyn Manson Tribute Band), which takes him more and more involved on the gigs, and taking the final decision to leave the drums in Bothers, while Fruscy leaves the band to continue her university studies.
Bothers perform their last show with the original line-up the 23th of November 2005 at the Neon Ballroom (Civitanova M. – MC ).
The new Bothers’ line-up, then, will be completed with Lorenzo Domizi (drums – already militant in Emperial Abyss) and an old friend, Luca Paciaroni alias "V" as bassist.
2006 - ‘07
The beginning of 2006 is not so brilliant for the band, the unexpected exit caused by personal problems of the singer Treja from the crew, forced the band to face a gig without vocalist. Luckily, at the same gig, Matteo Stronati is among the audience, and at the end of the show, no words are necessary between him and the guitarists to understand who would have been the next front-man of Bothers in the years to come… and three days later, Matt Strona is in the rehearsal room with the band.
From now a new chapter of the story takes place, two new songs are written with the support of the new singer: “Hateful Revenge” and “Psycho Bitch”.
Unfortunately, few days after the gig at Boulevard M.C. (Miramare di Rimini – RN) a dispute between Karim and V breaks their friendship and the bass player leaves the band, replaced by Dave Stortò.
This last crew, leaded by the two guitarists, includes Matt as singer, Lorenzo on drums and Stortò as new bassist, performs in several gigs, including two dates at Tana Delle Tigri (Montegranaro – AP) with Revenant (now called Crehated).
The band also publishes a CD that contains the best songs performed in various lives between 2006 and 2007: “Live MASSACRE!”.
By the end of 2007 two others songs are completed, but another line-up changing obstruct the path of the band, the decision of Dave’s leaving.
That fact does not stop Bothers deciding to realize their first full-length in a recording studio, originally born to contain 10 tracks, including those of previous demos and the four ones of the new formation. Karim plays and records all the bass tracks, while the band is helped in during the 2008’s gigs by Egon Lovecraft (Richard Christ bassist) as session member (THANK YOU, MAN!!).
In September ‘08 Dave Scoscina takes place at 4 & 5 strings as a stable member of Bothers, completing the definitive line-up of the band.
Following by a serious family situation, the founder Leonardo Micozzi, decide to delete his father’s Surname from his life, appearing in the album booklet as Leonardo Cardinali, taking the name of is mother, who always supported him in his life’s choices.
A New Era has come… March 2009, the full-length is realized under the name of “No Way Out”! The album is a mix of anger & violence, Thrash Metal and more; 45 minutes of a clear attack against the society dominated by mass-medias.
The album has been recorded at Lullaby Recording Studio (Civitanova Marche, MC, Italy) and it has been engineered, mixed and mastered by Enrico "Nrehk" Tiberi in the same studio.
The release has a track less than expected – “The Will To Kill” was not included in the track list, which will be inserted in the next album already in project.
2010…… do you really whant know…? – BE F*CKIN’ EXTREME, MAN! –