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Udine, Italy is home to a 5-piece band that plays some downright fierce metal. Jei Durisotti (vocals), Sanchez Santini (guitar), Carlo Ferraro (guitar), Giovanni Minozzi (bass) and Sasha Veselinovic (drums) came together to form Despite Exile and offer mean prog and deathcore music. It was their unique blend of powerful guitar melodies, death metal and jumpy breakdowns that created a stir on their 2010 debut EP Scarlet Reverie. Met with high critical claim, the buzz afforded Despite Exile the chance to begin touring more extensively all the while quickly growing their reputation.

Udine, Italy is home to a 5-piece band that plays some downright fierce metal. Jei Durisotti (vocals), Sanchez Santini (guitar), Carlo Ferraro (guitar), Giovanni Minozzi (bass) and Sasha Veselinovic (drums) came together to form Despite Exile and offer mean prog and deathcore music. It was their unique blend of powerful guitar melodies, death metal and jumpy breakdowns that created a stir on their 2010 debut EP Scarlet Reverie. Met with high critical claim, the buzz afforded Despite Exile the chance to begin touring more extensively all the while quickly growing their reputation.

Udine, Italy is home to a 5-piece band that plays some downright fierce metal. Jei Durisotti (vocals), Sanchez Santini (guitar), Carlo Ferraro (guitar), Giovanni Minozzi (bass) and Sasha Veselinovic (drums) came together to form Despite Exile and offer mean prog and deathcore music. It was their unique blend of powerful guitar melodies, death metal and jumpy breakdowns that created a stir on their 2010 debut EP Scarlet Reverie. Met with high critical claim, the buzz afforded Despite Exile the chance to begin touring more extensively all the while quickly growing their reputation.

Usually when one thinks of metalcore our minds focus on North America; this is after all where the style was birthed and developed. Udine, Italy act Despite Exile may break that traditional thought pattern however, as their album Scarlet Reverie is a wondrous metalcore offering in the vein of several Massachusetts-area pioneers.

Despite Exile are a metal band from Udine, Italy that plays metalcore with progressive influences. They are currently supporting their amazing album Scarlet Reverie which they self-released. Guitarist Giacomo Santini recently gave us some time to talk about the Seymour Duncan Blackouts AHB-1 Pickups that he uses. Read on to find out why these black bars are so important to him!