Persefone is an Andorran progressive/melodic death metal band formed in October 2001. The band is located in the small nation of Andorra. The first song they composed was “Niflheim (The Eyes That Hold The Edge),” and it suggested what the band wanted: melody, complexity and aggression. A demo was soon recorded, and the concept of the album took shape: was the five soul illnesses combined with the transition from life to death. A 6-track demo became an LP with the help of Claus Jensen and Intromental Management; Truth Inside the Shades was recorded at Orion Studios and mastered by Peter in de Betou for Taylor Maid Productions.

Truth Inside the Shades was released worldwide through Soundholic Records (Japan), Cd-Maximum (Russia and Baltic States), and Adipocere Records (Europe and United States). The next album, a longer concept album, relates the story of Persephone, the Greek goddess for which the band was named. In August 2006, Core was released in Japan through Soundholic Records. In 2007, a year after its Japanese release, they signed a deal with Greek label Burning Star Records, and in August the album was released worldwide.

Other Information

  • Origin: Andorra la Vella, Andorra
  • Genres: Progressive death metal, Melodic death metal, Symphonic metal
  • Years active: 2001-present
  • Labels: Soundholic Records (Japan), Burning Star Records
  • Website:
  • Members:
  1. Marc Martins Pia – vocals
  2. Jordi Gorgues Mateu – guitar
  3. Carlos Lozano Quintanilla – guitar
  4. Toni Mestre Coy – bass
  5. Miguel Espinosa Ortiz – keyboards, synths, piano, vocals
  6. Marc Mas Marti – drums



  • Truth Inside the Shades (2004)
  • Core (2006)
  • Shin-Ken (2009)



~ by molco on November 18, 2009.

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