'Five mates from Lugano, a tiny little town in Southern Switzerland, who decided they could change Melodic Metal.'
Formed in 2006, Dreamshade built their first lineup, two years later they released their debut EP 'To The Edge Of Reality' and played at some of the most prestigious Euro festivals such as MetalCamp 2008 and 2009, Summer Breeze Open Air 2009 and Metalfest 2010.
In September 2010 the band signed with Spinefarm Records and Universal Music. January 2011 saw the release of the band’s debut album 'What Silence Hides' worldwide. The record was mixed by Fredrik Nordström at Studio Fredman in Sweden and mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound in New York, USA. A special edition of the album containing a bonus track 'It's Worth A Try' was later released by Universal Music Japan.
After the release, Dreamshade promoted the album in several European festivals all through 2011 including Finnish Metal Expo, Metalfest, Rock Hard Festival, Basinfirefest, Rock Harz and Kavarna Rock Fest. During the summer of 2012, they recorded their 2nd album 'The Gift Of Life'.
The production and recording of 'The Gift Of Life' was done in the band's own studio while Jacob Hansen took care of the mixing and mastering. The lead single 'Photographs' was released on October 2012 followed by another in January 2013.