Founded in 2005 by Alessandro Pace (former member of Klimt 1918, Spiritual Front & Dope Stars Inc.), later joined by Andrea Chiodetti (guitar player of Grimness, ex Spiritual Front), Francesco Sosto (keyboard player, ex Spiritual Front), the drummer Jonah Padella (Grimness), Davide Pesola on bass (Klimt 1918) and, at last, by Marco Benevento (singer of How Like a Winter), the band THE FORESHADOWING recorded its first full-length album “Days of Nothing” in 2006, mixed at Outer Sound Studio (Rome, Italy) by Giuseppe Orlando (Novembre) and mastered at Principal Studio (Senden, Germany).
"Days of Nothing" was a concept album about an imaginary apocalypse wished by an insane ordinary man. The album features a simple and powerful sound, where strong distortion guitars blend with mellow keyboards pads. After several offers, The Foreshadowing announced in April 2007 their signing with Candlelight Records.
On October 22nd 2007 Days of Nothing was issued worldwide receiving praise from critics and listeners all over the world. The album was released on a deluxe slipcase edition featuring the amazing artwork realized by well-known artist Seth Siro Anton (Paradise Lost, Moonspell, SepticFlesh, Soilwork and many others). After the debut release THE FORESHADOWING announced their official endorsement with Jackson Guitars USA.
On the 11th of January 2008 THE FORESHADOWING held a release party at the Jailbreak in Rome, and also concentrated on live shows, playing some club gigs and took part at some important festival as Stoner Hand of Doom (Italy), Legacy Festival (Serbia), Mayday Rock Festival (Poland) and Summer Darkness Festival 2009 (Netherlands) supporting Lacuna Coil.
At the end of 2008 the band started writing “OIONOS”.
Their second album was recorded and mixed again at OUTER SOUND STUDIOS (Rome, Italy) with Giuseppe Orlando (Novembre) during spring 2009. The mastering was done in June 2009 at FINNVOX STUDIOS (Helsinki, Finland) by Mika Jussila, meanwhile the band was working artwork-wise again with Seth Siro Anton. The album sound is more gloomy, obsessive and epic than ever and it consists of 10 brand new tracks plus an exclusive funeral cover version of 80’s hit “Russians” by Sting.
In December 2009 the band signed a new, long running record deal with Cyclone Empire Records.
“Oionos” has been released on April 2nd 2010 receiving much more bombastic acclaim than its predecessor “Days of Nothing” both by critics (Newcomer of the month on Zillo Magazine, top ten “10x Dynamit” soundcheck pos. 8 On Rock Hard Germany, 9/10 top album on Metal.de and 8/10 on Metal Hammer Italy) and from audience. In this respect, ‘OIONOS’ has been voted on pos.2 in the genre “Gothic Metal” , and on pos.3 in the genre “Best Cover Song” by the readers of international leading web magazine METAL STORM.
By august 2010, the role of Davide Pesola has been replaced by the charismatic and talented bass player Francesco Giulianelli.
THE FORESHADOWING have played some gigs all over Italy and Europe to promote the album, taking part in the Summer Breeze open air festival in August 2010, where they have been chosen among the Rookies 2010 of the event. Furthermore the band took part at Master of Doom Festival together with Saturnus, OST Mountain Fest (Romania) and at the famous Wave Gotik Treffen 2011 in Germany alongside big acts of gothic scene, such as Katatonia, October Tide, Fields of the Nephilim, Tiamat and many more.
During may 2011 the band did an European tour as main support for Theatres des Vampires.
From September 2011 to February 2012 THE FORESHADOWING have completed their third act of apocalypse saga “Second World”, and it will be released on April 20th 2012 under Cyclone Empire Records once again. “Second World” is a load with visionary and cinematic atmospheres combined with powerful doom metal riffs and promises to be the most ambitious album of the italian band. The album has been mixed and mastered by DAN SWANÖ at UNISOUND STUDIOS (Orebro, Sweden), while well-known artist TRAVIS SMITH has worked on the album illustrations and design.