Secret Sphere had a contract with Nuclear Blast between 2003 and 2008. During this time, they released the following albums:
• Scent Of Human Desire (2003, info)
• Heart & Anger (2005, info)
• Sweet Blood Theory (2008, shop)
Secret Sphere start for an idea of Aldo Lonobile, on July 1997. The first line-up features Aldo Lonobile (guitar), Andrea Buratto (bass), Cristiano Scagliotti (drums), Gianmaria Saggi (guitar), and Ramon (vocals).
After many changes finally on December ’97 the band finds stability with two new members: Antonio Agate (keyboards) and Paco Gianotti (guitar).The music that Secret Sphere love and begin to play takes inspiration from Hard Rock, Heavy Power Metal and classical music. In their lyrics you can meet fantasy atmospheres and real life moments.
On September 1998 there is the first concrete step for Secret Sphere; they record their first demo "Between Story and Legend". After it Cristiano Scagliotti leaves the band to be immediately replaced by Luca Cartasegna. This line-up is the last one.
The demo is very well reviewed everywhere (also top demo on Metal Hammer), so that after few days it catches the attention of Elevate Records.
On June 1999 they record at Luigi Stefanini's New Sin Studios (Labyrinth, Eldrich, Domine, White Skull) their first full length CD, "Mistress of The Shadowlight". Secret Sphere are suddenly one of the most brilliant newcomer band of the New Wave Of Italian Heavy Metal. Their sound is passionate, symphonic and bombastic. The choruses of the first album are sung by members of White Skull (courtesy of Nuclear Blast) and Black Jester.
After the success of "Mistress of the Shadowlight" (especially in Japan, France, Brazil and Chile) and some live shows across Italy, they start recording on June 2000 the song "How many tears" for the Helloween tribute "Keepers of Jericho" for "ARISE RECORDS" that features many international big names (Metallium, Heaven's Gate, Sonata Artica, Labyrinth, Rhapsody and many more).
Four months later they record the new album "A Time Nevercome" once more at New Sin Studios. It was top album on almost all heavy metal magazines for personality and originality as well as taste and good production. The sound is quite different, more energetic than before, and surely more mature; they play now heavy metal in many of its facets; the choruses are sung by Roberto Bruccoleri (Projecto), Terence Holler (Eldritch) and Francesca Ferrara.
Another important element changes in this year, they evolve a personal look, following their ideas and tastes. These changes brings to Secret Sphere excellent opinions by musical critics and journalists.
On early 2001, Secret Sphere are contacted by Hard Staff management and after a short time they play with Kiko Lorueiro (from Angra) in a couple of live shows.
On 9th March they prepare a party for the release of "A Time Nevercome"; many musicians for a big jam session are invited, as well as two "interesting" lap-dancers; sex and love are gonna be two of the main themes of inspiration for the band... After some concerts (included the partecipations to "Gods Of Metal 2001" in Milan, Agglutination Festival, Potenza, Italy, Metalian Festival, Lyon and Lille, France) they concentrate on new songs, to reach a higher level of professionality and quality.
After some gigs, 2002 is the year of two promo cd, for only labels utility, containing a fast but well-produced incision (made at Dario Mollo's Studios, Ventimiglia,Italy) of five songs which will appear on the third, next, album. These promos are sent all around the world, so that Secret Sphere have now the best engagement of their story; on 26th january the album starts to be recorded, to see the light on May 2003...