The band, after a complete standstill moment, find at the beginning of '97 its new bass player, Luigi Tega, who covers in a brilliant way, the hiatus opened by Valentini. With this new line-up the band was able to obtain its first deal, with Elevate Records. Following a suggest of their label, the guys change their name to Abstracta and decide to rewrite all the lyrics in English. Between February and may 1998, they've composed two new songs ('Red Sunsets On Earth' and 'Distant'), that, along with the others and the instrumental 'The Disoriented Oriental', will feature on Abstracta first release, called 'T.R.I.P.'. While recording the album (summer '98), the band changes their singer, Stefano (due to technical problems) with Titta Tani (ex Glory Hunter), who, thanks to his stunning performance on 'T.R.I.P', will provide to be the best new lead vocalist for AbstractA. In April 2000 they play at HM Rock Cafè (Rome) in front of all DREAM THEATER Band (Except John Myung) that remained very impressed from them. Line up: Fabio Sanges: Keyboards Titta Tani: Vocals Giuseppe Orlando: Drums Luigi Tega: Bass Claudio Panelli: Guitar Discography : T.R.I.P. 1998 Read more on Last.fm.
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