Dark Quarterer
IT Piombino, Toscana, Italia – Metal / Heavy Metal / Progressive Metal
Dark Quarterer


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Members 4
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Label / Release Type Year
582689 Records DK
Ab67616d0000b2732be1ba56418ae43c5efc17bf Ithaca Album 2015
Ab67616d0000b273a00ec58e3d77cb5ab3d94c14 Under the Spell (Concordi Theatre) Album 2015
Ab67616d0000b273a7bd3e5003a4fc2b190c94bd Symbols Album 2015
Ab67616d0000b2738561b998d5bd4016b98b625f Dark Quarterer: XXV Anniversary Album 2015
Ab67616d0000b27336cb19e96a8fbf70fb653a86 Violence Album 2015
Ab67616d0000b2739105ab942fc0bd8cb964913f Dark Quarterer Album 2015
Ab67616d0000b273e40dcc76958b3500bcec71f4 War Tears Album 2015
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The band’s origins date back to the early 1970s, when, under the name of “Omega Erre”, the trio made up of Gianni Nepi (bass and voice), Paolo Ninci (drums) and Fulberto Serena (guitar) spend about eight years playing hard rock covers.

The group “Dark Quarterer” comes into existence in 1980 to provide an answer to the musicians’ own musical ideas. In the following twelve years the albums “Dark Quarterer” and “Etruscan Prophecy” are produced. For its deeply personal stylistic touch, the group is considered the creator of a new genre (epic/progressive). Both albums are still cult for lovers all over the world.
When the musicians are about to reap the fruit of their work, Fulberto leaves the band; it will take three years before the new solidality with Sandro Tersetti, the guitarist who takes Serena’s place in the group, starts bearing fruit. A new album comes out (“War tears”, produced in Germany), with a different sound for the contribution of the new member, which also belongs to that classic evergreen discography.
About five years later, Tersetti also leaves the group, and his place is taken by the then 19-year-old Francesco Sozzi who will give a new turn to the DQ’s style. Two new albums are produced, one with the trio line-up, the other with the contribution of Francesco Longhi at the keyboards; he will join the band permanently in 2004. “Violence” and “Symbols” are the titles of the two albums which come out respectively in 2002 and 2008. The changes in line-up and record-making keep the band away from the stage; since 2004, however, thanks to the group’s increasing stability, live-activity has been constantly increasing and the band has taken part in many prestigious European festivals. Live concerts have also become increasingly more frequent, with their fans’ growing approval.
This all brings to the production of the Live DVD “Under the spell” in 2010 (a two-hour-and-a-half concert recorded in a 19th century theatre, located in a medieval Tuscan hamlet) and for the same year at least three more recordings are contemplated with My Graveyard Productions, a label with which the band has been profitably linked for a few years.
In 2011, still with the MGP they release a double live CD taken from the DVD "Under The Spell" and finally in September 2012 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the debut album, comes fully arranged and played by the current lineup, their first album "Dark Quarterer ", recorded as a new disk.
Next two years after that release, they worked at "Ithaca", the new discographic project that is released in April 2015 on Cd support by the label "Metal On Metal Records" and on vinyl support by the other label "Cruz Del Sur Music". The same year Dark Quarterer start the work at the next project programmed out at the end of 2016.
Waiting the release of the new studio album, dedicated to Pompei, the band cooperates with some labels to release all their productions in vinyl support, Cruz Del Sur - Night Of The Vinyl Dead from Italy, Metal Soldiers Records from Portugal, Shadow Kingdom Records from U.S.A.


1987 DARK QUARTERER (vinyl)
2011 the double CD Live from “UNDER THE SPELL”
2012 “DARK QUARTERER The XXV” totally Replayed and arranged by the current line-up.b(CD)
2013 The Shadow Kingdom Records release a double cd package containing first edition of 1987 DARK QUARTERER remastered + DARK QUARTERER XXV Anniversary and distributes it in U.S.A.
2015 ITHACA, released in april on CD support and in september on vinyl support.
2016 Rerelease of SYMBOLS on Vinyl support (double LPs) "Cruz Del Sur Label".
2019 Rerelease of WAR TEARS on vinyl support by Label "The Night Of The Vinyl Dead" .
2019 Rerelease of VIOLENCE on vinyl support by Label "Metal Soldiers Records"

Keep It True (Germany)
Metal Forces Fest (Germany)
Metal Merchants Fest (Norway)
Muskelrock Fest (Sweden)
Up The Hammers Fest (Greece) (2008 and 2019)
Malta Doom Metal Fest ( two times, Isle of Malta) (2009 and 2013)
Play It Loud Fest (Italy)
Teilia Prog Fest (France)
80's Italian Metal Legion Attack (Italy)
Hammer Of Doom Fest (two times, Germany)
Metal Magic Fest (Denmark)
Black Magic Night Fest (Spain)
Power Of The Night Fest (Cyprus)
Play It Doom Fest (Italy)
Doom Over Vienna Fest (Austria)
The Riddle Of Steel (Germany)
Metal Keeper Fest (Portugal)
Old Grave Festival (Romania)

Rock Inn Somma
Three Days In Rock
Legends Never Die
Arezzo Metal Fest
X-Mas Fest
Acciaio Italiano Metal Fest
40 and Still Rockin' On
Solk'n Roll Fest
Made In Hell Fest
Metal Invasion Fest
Metalitalia On Stage Fest
Isola Rock
Rock In Park
Italia Di Metallo Festival
Prog Italian Fest

The band also had many gigs as headliner in european venues and out and is still working to do it for many other years!!!