Fake Heroes formed in February 2012 by the ideas of the guitarist and composer Gianni ‘ Draft Djentleman ‘ Vespasiani .
The initial genre of the band was mainly heavy rock / nu metal, inspired by contemporary American bands. In April 2012 they released the EP ” Beyond This Glass” and after that they started to play live and to participate to local and national festivals.
After the first EP, the band was noticed by Red Cat Promotion but the one to allow the release of their first album “Divide and Rule” would be the Antstreet Records Berlin in March 2013. The CD was presented on the 23rd of March 2013, at a gig with the project Rezophonic Mario Riso, with which Fake Heroes were connected by playing at rock tv contest in November 2012. The first album gets acclaims both in Italy and abroad, increased by the first mini tour in England, July of 2013.
Throughout the same year the band performs live with great artists of the scene such as Cristina Scabbia, Movida and Cyborgs. Moreover Virgin Radio sponsors their perfoms in Florence.
The real change happens at the beginning of 2014: Riccardo Ruiu, the drummer, due to other musical and professional commitments finds himself forced to leave his place in the band. A few months later, the bands chooses a new drummer, Michael ” Mike ” Santoleri. Their first live together takes place during Rock’n Roll Rho, where Fake Heroes are a side band supporting The Kolgr.
The entry of Mike brings new ideas and other influences to the band’s style, moving it towards progressive music. Fake Heros start working immediately on new tracks . During the summer 2014 the second EP ” Bridge Of Leaves” is recorded at Touch Clay Studio (by Giacomo “Jack” Pasquali).
The EP comes officially out in September 2014 in all digital stores.
Starting from the same month till the end of the year the band records their second album, made of 11 tracks, involving two important features: Giacomo Castellano and Lorenzo Venza.
The second full-length “Clouds” is released in September 2015.
Before the release party the band replaces Francesco Cetrullo with a new bass player : Francesco Gentile .
In the same time Francesco D’ Amario joins the band as third guitarist .
After the release party (3 October 2015) Fake Heroes have some gigs around Italy.Over the months “Clouds” receives several quarters and excellent Italian and foreign
reviews (Metal Hammer, Metalitalia, Progsphere, It Djents, Rock Hard …).In June 2016 Fake Heroes have the great honor to perform as opening act for TesseracT in 2 gigs in Russia (Moscow and St. Petersburg).
In July 2016, the band is once again looking for a bass player to replace Francesco Gentile.
Filippo Di Tillio joins the band as new bass player in October.
Manuel Gatta – vocals
Draft Djentleman – guitar
Simone Del Libeccio – guitar
Francesco D’Amario – guitar
Michele Santoleri – drums
Filippo Di Tillio – bass