LIBRIA is the new project/band born from the mind of Marianna Alfieri (Dark Lunacy, Spectra Paris, Kirlian Camera), guitarist and composer.
The original idea of LIBRIA was inspired by “Equilibrium”, a Kurt Wimmer’s film (2002). Libria is a city-state based on a strong absolute power, controlling the mind of people by the mean of Prozium, a drug which suppresses emotions. The “peace” and control obtained in this way is not so different from the way our society tries to keep us blind and deaf to the awareness of Truth. Our soul can be rescued by detaching from physical senses, and increasing the power of our mind, with strong discipline and will, without any drugs, just relying on our own mental forces. From these principles and ranging over reflections about death, life, spiritual growing and esoteric studies, the whole concept of Libria was born.
“Look away from the lighthouse, and follow the stars!”
All songs of LIBRIA first full-length album, “Immortal Daughter of Aesthetics”, have been composed and arranged by Marianna Alfieri, who is also the mind of the whole concept, artwork and lyrics.
She recorded the debut album with the collaboration of Fabio Palombi (Nerve, Ritual of Rebirth), who recorded and mixed vocals and drums (played by Massimo Marandino - Nerve, Antropofagus) at his Blackwave Studio (Genova, Italy). Finally, the album has been mastered by Tommy Talamanca (Sadist) at Nadir Music Studios (Genova, Italy).
Marianna could also rely on the collaboration of Francesca Dardani (violinist, graduated in NY, Mannes College and studying at Royal Academy of Music in London) who recorded the whole violin scores, and Elena Alice Fossi (Kirlian Camera, Spectra Paris) and Alessia Cavalieri for additional vocals.
In 2012 Marianna decided to take LIBRIA from a project to a band. She met Gregorio Ferrarese (The Modern Age Slavery), a talented professional drummer, who studied in Italy and USA and graduated in Jazz, and played in many records of various styles of music for many labels and she asked him to join the band. Together with Fabio Palombi and Bernard Boggia (ex-Dark Lunacy bass player), LIBRIA’s line up got completed.
In winter 2012-2013 Libria signed a deal with Wormholedeath/ Dreamcell 11 for the publishing and distribution of the debut album "Immortal Daughter of Aesthetics".