Mistonocivo project was born in Vicenza in 1994, the first line-up is composed of Cristiano Cortelazzo (voice), Massimo Zagnoni (guitar), Davide Pezzin (bass), Davide Devito (drums) and Paolo D’Ambrosio (keyboards-samples-programming).
In december 1996 they came out with their first self-produced CD, even though remained local, it obtained good feedbacks which allowed the band to start partecipating to all summer festivals and clubs around the province.
In this period and during the following year the band performed in some importan events: with Afterhours (00Fest), with Mao and Madaski (Sgnarock), at Link in Bologna and as the only italian band during the European Music Festival in Annécy (France).
Mistonocivo also starred in two dedicated tv specials on Shaker Planet (Cinquestelle network) and Snowtime (Supersix).
Virus, Mistonocivo band meets Corrado Rustici (1999-2000)
After two years of concerts and contests in Italy and abroad, in 1999 Mistonocivo were contacted by new born californian music label Fload rec. founded by Pier Forlani e Corrado Rustici with whom they recorded their first music project on a large scale. In January 2000, at the Fantasy Studio in San Francisco, they started recording the second album of the band, which will be completed the year after in just over a month, still in California, at the famous Plant Studio in Sausalito. So Virus was born, first Mistonocivo’s album with Flood Records/Virgin label anticipated by the single Black out.
More than 80 live shows after Virus was released allowed Mistonocivo to improve to the top levels up to provide them the privilege to be the opening act band for the italians concerts of Lenny Kravitz (2001) and Audioslave (2002).
In 2002 came out Black out video featuring Claire Forlani, it was directed by Stefano Salvatie and broadcasted by MTV and ALL MUSIC.
In 2003 guitarist Alberto De Rossi took the place of Massimo Zagnoni.
In March 2004 the band presents Edgar, the new album is completely cured in the production by Mistonocivo themselves with the assistance of Enrique Gonzales Muller. The album is also the first project produced by Arte Nativa, a new label owned by Barley Arts.
Edgar took Mistonocivo back to their roots without forgetting the research for sound and lyrics. The new album is very different than Virus, the mood of the beat is more aggressive and energetic. It’s worth pointing out the track “In una foto” where Christian duets with L’Aura. In March of the same year the band toured all around the country as supporting band for Audioslave, Korn, Limp Bizkit.
Unplugged 139 (2005)
In 2005 the band played live an unplugged version of their repertoire which was documented with a live album, Unplugged 139, recorded in Milan (Casa 139) and composed of 8 of their most significant and specially rearranged songs of their career.
The band repeated the tracks in a more intimistic and minimal key, a sort of expression of maturity which mark the emotional intensity of the songs. The arrangements are by Paolo D’Ambrosio, mixed and master recording at Larione Studio in Florence with the contribution of Benedict Frassinelli.
The album also contains a video of the concert.
In the late 2005, the bassist Davide Pezzin left the band and was replaced by Federico Ceccato, coming from Desmodromica, another band from Vicenza.
In 2006 Mistonocivo renovated completely the line-up. Davide Devito (drums) and Alberto De Rossi (guitar) left the band, Alessandro Lupatin took the place on the drums and Massimiliano Vitale on the guitar.
The result is a new band, definitely reinforced, more Rock centred and better focused on research and experimentation rather than on the merely technical aspect, with the singer, lyrics and music writer, Cristiano in the centre and the keyboard player Paolo, music writer and producer.
Starting from 2007 the band worked on a new experimental project which ended in april 2009 with the release of Zerougualeinfinito album, with Ostile Records Company by Alain Pagani, distributed by Halidon Srl, mixed by Benedict Frassinelli. The album was introduced by the promotional video “Cash” which was streamed from the web site of the band.
The new album is a very elaborate project, a concept-album with a story articulating throughout the tracks. Starting from the intro up to the ghost track a story is told about an hypothetic world coming for a physical and mental end.
What follows is certainly an hi-quality work, rich in tones, with a strong sound impact (Serpe, the single Cash), others tracks are more reflexive (Nel Blu, l’acustica Luna).
Arrangements by Paolo D’Ambrosio are well-groomed, often amazing; shining example is “Torazina Portena” starring Peter Soave on the bandoneon and Alberto De Meis on violin.
At the end of the year the single ‘Serpe’ came out with a video directed by Enrico Agosta, also director of Cash and Unplugged 139.
MISTONOCIVO REDUX (2012)
Gli esordi (1994-1998)
I Mistonocivo nascono a Vicenza nel 1994, la prima band è formata da Cristiano Cortelazzo (voce), Massimo Zagnoni (chitarra), Davide Pezzin (basso), Davide Devito (batteria) e Paolo D’Ambrosio (tastiere-samples-programming).
Ai Mistonocivo vengono inoltre dedicati due special televisivi, su Shaker Planet (circuito Cinquestelle) e Snowtime (Supersix).
Virus, l'incontro con Corrado Rustici. (1999-2002)
Dopo due anni di concerti e concorsi in Italia ed all’estero, nel 1999 vengono contattati dalla neonata etichetta californiana Fload di Pier Forlani e Corrado Rustici con i quali realizzano il loro primo progetto discografico su larga scala.
Nel 2003 subentra un nuovo chitarrista Alberto De Rossi, al posto di Massimo Zagnoni.
Unplugged 139 (2005)
Nel 2005 la band lavora ad una versione acustica del proprio repertorio che verrà documentato con un cd live, Unplugged 139, registrato a Milano (Casa 139) lo stesso anno composto da 8 brani tra i più significativi del loro percorso artistico, appositamente riarrangiati.
Nel 2006 i Mistonocivo si rinnovano completamente. Escono dal gruppo Davide Devito (Batteria) e Alberto De Rossi (Chitarra) ai quali subentrano Alessandro Lupatin alla batteria, e Massimiliano Vitale alla chitarra.
Mistonocivo REDUX (2010)
Cristiano Cortellazzo - Voce, Testi
Alberto De Rossi - Chitarra
1996 – Mistonocivo (Mistonocivo/Blue Train Records)
2010 - MISTONOCIVO REDUX (ACNmusic - Mistonocivo)
2002 - Blackout
2005 – Unplugged 139 (ArteNativa / Venus Dischi)
2002 - Black out
06/11/2010 - Mistonocivo a VERONA - Mistonocivo REDUX live! 19/09/2010 - Mistonocivo a PADOVA - Mistonocivo REDUX live! 29/08/2010 - Mistonocivo a MESSINA - Mistonocivo REDUX live!
01/06/2010 - in anteprima la copertina di REDUX!! 24/05/2010 - finalmente REDUX.........primissimo ALBUM d'esordio con canzoni ri-masterizzate in versione originale.......soon on ACNmusic!!!!!!!
03/07/2012 - Intervista pubblicata da SUL PALCO - Luglio 2012 29/05/2012 - Articolo pubblicato da Music on TNT