Adagio: Dominate-2006.

Adagio is a French progressive metal band formed in 2000 by guitarist Stéphan Forté.[2]

Since their third studio album Dominate, Adagio has evolved from their original power metal sound, but still adhering to their trademark elements of virtuosity and massive orchestral influences. With Dominate, they implemented a heavier sound with traditional death grunts.[2] Archangels in Black was the band’s fourth album. The band has stated that the “compositions are the ultimate between melodic and extreme metal, and can be considered as a more brutal version of their second album Underworld.[3]

In April 2016, Stéphan Forté created an Indiegogo campaign to help fund Adagio’s fifth album, Life. The campaign ended on June 5, 2016, with the campaign reaching 148% of its goal. The album was expected to come out in December 2016 under Stéphan’s own label, Zeta Nemesis.[4] The release date was delayed to July 26, 2017 but the band premiered a song called “Darkness Machine” two months beforehand.[5]

Forté announced an indefinite hiatus of Adagio in April 2018, in order to pursue his solo career.[6]


Sanctus IgnisFull-length2001
A Band in UpperworldLive album2004 
Archangels in BlackFull-length2009
Franck Hermanny
Bass (2000-2018)
See also: OperadyseStéphan Forté (live), ex-Sages Recital, ex-Venturia, ex-Cyril Achard, ex-Cyril Achard Trio (live)
Stéphan Forté
Guitars (2000-2018)
See also: Stéphan Forté, ex-Lightning Sword, ex-Red Circuit
Kévin Codfert
Keyboards (2003-2018)
See also: Stéphan Forté (live), ex-Biomech Race, ex-Venturia, ex-Myrath (live), ex-Cymoryl
Jelly Cardarelli
Drums (2016-2018)
See also: Disconnected, ex-Klone (live)
Violin (2016-2018)
See also: ex-Idensity
Kelly Sundown Carpenter
Vocals (lead) (2016-2018)
See also: Civil WarZierler, ex-Inner Sanctum, ex-Darkology, ex-Iron Mask, ex-Firewind (live), ex-Beyond Twilight, ex-Outworld, ex-Moonchild, ex-Prophecy

Past Members:

Cédric GalabertBass
See also: ex-Lightning Sword, ex-Necropsy, I Wish
Vitalij KuprijKeyboards
See also: ArtensionRing of FireTrans-Siberian OrchestraVitalij Kuprij, Ferrigno, Leal, Kuprij, ex-Book of Reflections, ex-Stygia, ex-Savatage (live), ex-Atlantis Rising
Dirk BruinenbergDrums (2000-2004)
See also: Patrick RondatPlace VendomeThe 11th Hour (live), ex-Vulture, ex-Bob Catley, ex-Wicked Sensation, ex-Elegy, ex-Abyss, ex-Consortium Project (live), ex-Hail of Bullets (live)
Richard AnderssonKeyboards (2000-2003)
See also: ex-Silver Seraph, ex-Devil’s Heaven, ex-Richard Andersson’s Space Odyssey, ex-Time Requiem, ex-Evil Masquerade, ex-Iron Mask, ex-Midnight Sun, ex-Moahni Moahna (live), ex-Majestic
David ReadmanVocals (2000-2004)
See also: David ReadmanDelanyPink Cream 69Tank, ex-Missa Mercuria, Immunity for the Masses, Natural Born Machine, Pendulum of Fortune, Room Experience, Voodoo Circle, ex-Almanac
Eric LebaillyDrums (2004-2013)
See also: ex-Cyril Achard, ex-Cyril Achard Trio (live)
Gus MonsantoVocals (2004-2008)
See also: Burnt CityEden MyrrhHuman FortressLord of MushroomsSkyeartAstra, ex-Code of Silence, ex-Revolution Renaissance, ex-Symbolica, Marmor, The Yell, ex-Omega Blast, ex-Overdose, ex-Lightseekers, ex-Aria Inferno, ex-Jade Lizard, ex-Takara
Christian PalinVocals (2008-2010)
See also: PanoramaRandom Eyes, ex-Epicrenel, ex-Essence of Sorrow, ex-Magic Kingdom, ex-Mehida (live), ex-Beyond Belief
Mats LevénVocals (2010-2011)
See also: AeonsgateCem KöksalDenner’s InfernoLudor, ex-Abstrakt Algebra, ex-Southpaw, ex-Krux, AB/CD, FAT.MO.MAC, Prins Svart, Skyblood, ex-At Vance, ex-Candlemass, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen, ex-Firewind (live), ex-Gus G. (live), ex-Therion (live), ex-Trans-Siberian Orchestra (live), ex-Sabbtail, ex-Fatal Force, ex-Capricorn, ex-Dogface, ex-Swedish Erotica, ex-Treat, ex-Anette Olzon (live), ex-Symphonic Rhapsody of Queen (live)
Guillaume BergironDrums (2016)
See also: ex-Benighted Soul, ex-Ashes Will, ex-Expect Anything

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