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Thy Majestie - Biography


The band was founded in 1998 on an idea of Giuseppe Bondì (keyboards) and Claudio Diprima(drums). They played together in a power-metal cover band but one day they decided to create their own music .
So they started searching for musicians that had faith in their project and they found them in : Maurizio Malta , Giovanni Santini , Michele Cristofalo and Dario Grillo.

After the release of a 3-track demo entitled "Sword ,Crown and Shields" they started to compose new material that was recorded in March 1999; this demo was called "Perpetual Glory"and it was entirely self-produced.
P.G. received very good responses in all the Italian metal magazines (Top demo on Metal Hammer ,May 1999) and fanzines. So in August 1999 the band signed a deal with Scarlet Records.
Meanwhile Michele Cristofalo left the band to join "Carabinieri" Army,and Dario D'Alessandro took his place.

In March 2000 they started the recordings of "The Lasting Power", the debut album , and they finished in April 2000.
TLP received a great response worldwide in spite of a weak production . In July 2001 Thy Majestie finished the recordings of "1066" , promo-demo Cd self-produced that wasn't released but it was used to "test" the new compositions . But two songs were published on internet and received thousands of dowloadings and great public response .

In September 2001 LIMB Music (producer of Rhapsody) noticed Thy Majestie and after they have listened "1066" Limb proposed the possibility of a deal but Thy Majestie had signed for two albums with Scarlet and so it wasn't possible.

In January 2002 Thy Majestie were contacted by Thomas Youngblood , he proposed them an European tour to support his Kamelot .Great chance! Unfortunately Thy Majestie couldn't afford the tour expenses only by themselves and they had to record the new album only 2 month after .

In March 2002 they entered in recording studio to record "Hastings 1066" . New album is based on a concept story about the fundamental battle of Hastings in 1066 a.C. . The style is changed to a power-prog style but without leaving symphonic style