In 2017, the Italian virtuoso bass player Davide Laugelli released his instrumental concept EP titled ‘Soundtrack of a Nightmare’ featuring 5 impressive tracks starting with a rearrangement of the well-known lullaby by Johannes Brahms to get to the sound of the morning alarm, through music ranging from ambient to progressive to industrial.
Davide Laugelli is a high-profile musician and this EP is really amazing. It started with a rearranged tribute for Johannes Brahams Op. 49 No. 4, the next track ‘La Nave Di Pietra’ is a simple catchy ambient intro for the next one, A night at Stonehenge. This track really is our main focus here, it’s an 8-minute instrumental epic. The music will take you on a journey of melodic riffs. You can find his metal background clearly although you’re listening to it through a bass-ambient atmospheric mood. Okay, let me clarify something that I am really in love with A night at Stonehenge, Hell with you, and Climbing the Wrong Mountain. David delivered his two basses (fretted and fretless), synth and drums concept perfectly through these three tracks indeed. He chose a veteran lineup to join his EP Fausto De Bellis (synth) and Michele Panepinto (Drum) to show the ability and professionality that pour with every single note.
In addition to the album in question, released in his own name and toured in Italy, United Kingdom, and Hungary, he is currently bassist in the band Disease Illusion, with whom he has played in Italy, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Slovenia, United Kingdom, Hungary, Romania, and Croatia; as well as in the band Heller Schein, where he plays the fretless bass and has performed in numerous Italian festivals. In the past, he played and recorded for the bands 373 ° K, The Burning Dogma, Darisam, and for the Greek Italic band Legion Massacre. In addition, he was session man live for the historic Italian death metal band Electrocution during the 2014 reunion dates and for the South Koreans A Doom, the oldest gothic rock band on the Korean scene, as regards the European dates. In 2019, thanks to the excellent feedback received, he decides to bring his solo project live and accompanied on drums by Filippo Maccarelli (Divora) he plays more than twenty concerts in England, Wales, Hungary, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Serbia and with only one Italian date, still the only one, in Molinella (Bo).
In 2020 he was busy recording the debut album of the avant-garde black metal band XXII Arcana and the new album by Disease Illusion. As for the live shows, the only scheduled appointments were with his solo project from 20 to 22 March in Ireland but the tour was canceled due to the emergency situation created by the Covid-19 pandemic.