Dario “Kappa” Cappanera

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COUNTRY: Italy

STYLE: Hard Rock

PROFILE: Kappa starts playing guitar at age 8, influenced by his uncle Fabio Cappanera, guitarist of legendary italian metal band Strana Officina.  He starts playing simple 12 blues bar to get soon to power chords, scales and all rock guitar styling.  As he was told he just learned by hear playing for years on records and tapes of all rock n roll kind, and then got closer to saxon, judas priest and all new wave of british heavy metal  style.  As long  he graduate from highschool decides to move to the U.S to get more involved into the blues and rock music, so kappa moved to austin texas where he got the chance to jam in the Chealsea street Pub circuit. 

That’s where he learned the most and got the attitude to set the stage on fire; at that time his most important influencies were ZZTop, Stivie Ray Vaughan, Jimi Hendrix and all the classics.  Kappa got back to Italy in 1993, and that was the hardest moment in his life. Infact his uncle Fabio  lost his life in a car accident. This experience made kappa moved to an insane faith about playing rock and metal guitar, that was for his uncle who was a role model for all his life.  He got into Strana Officina and played for years a commemorative tour playing the parts and the role of his hero. 

In 1996 made up Cappanera, his first metal band, kappa wrote, recorded and produced his debut album “Materializin’ dream” for Lucretia Records International and played everywhere was required, from pubs to clubs to big Gods of Metal festival where he opened for Monster Magnet and Metallica in 1999; during the Cappanera years, kappa got a deal with Mogar Music for and artist endorsement for Gibson guitars.  In the same time he moved to Milan and starts doing session man for different italian rock and pop artists such as Francesco Renga , but that wasn’t the way to follow. Kappa never considered himself as session player, but a strong rock and metal artist who wants to become a shredder and badass guitarist devote to the cause of rock n roll!!  That’s why he took a time off from playing, kappa wanted to learn more about studio and touring life, so he started touring as guitar tech for italian biggest rock singer Vasco Rossi, a good way to improve his technical knoledge about guitars, wiring amps and audio stuff.  In 2006 Kappa was called to play in the Strana Officina reunion show, headlining the Gods of Metal festival in Milan; in 2007 the band starts the preproduction and the production at  Larione10 Studio in Florence, of the new album titled “The faith” out on MygraveYard Productions on june 30th 2007. Strana Officina will tour the country for the whole summer to promote “the faith”. 

At the same time kappa started a new band called REBELDEVIL, and complete the lineup with singer from metaltrashers Extrema, GHELL Perotti,  Ale Demonoid Lera on drums lately with Exilia and Ale Paolucci, legendary bassplayer of hardcore cult band RawPower.  RebelDevil is now at work to complete his debut album, and promoting it to the biggest metal labels across Europe and U.S.  On June ’08 the  band sign for u.k label Molten Metal Production and finish the mix of debut album at Larione multistudio with co-production of Paolo Favati. The album, titled “Against You”, is released on october 15th ’08 across europe  and january 22nd ’09 across U.s.a.  In july ’08 Kappa signed an artist endorsement deal with Gibson Guitars receiving a Gibson Les Paul Standard 08 and a Flying V. 

Drummer  Cris Dalla Pellegrina, (past drummer of Extrema, now with italian rock band Negrita),  join Rebeldevil on May 08, replacing Demonoid Lera who decided to give his first priority to his first band Exilia. Rebeldevil starts the promotion for “Against you” playing an italian club tour, and follow with its first european tour.  In 2009 kappa joins Evan Senfield, bassist from hardcore legends Biohazard, spending 6 months in Los Angeles playing local gigs. Back from L.a, Strana Officina starts the production of new full lenght album “Rising to the call” released and presented at Italian Gods of Metal show at biggest italian venue Alcatraz, Milan. An italian tour follow the album launch. 

At the same time Kappa is on tour with Vasco Rossi for his European Indoor tour 2009/2010 and then for his 2011 arena tour. In may ’11 Kappa starts the production and shooting of his first movie, joining Carlo Virzi for his film “I piu grandi di tutti” in the role of Rino, the guitarist of a rock band.  His first solo album released on march 2012…

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