Fabio D’Amore is the Bass player for Symphonic Metal band SERENITY, a sound engineer/studio manager, songwriter, and music teacher. He also toured with German band Xandria and works as producer at his own Artesonika Recording Studio in Italy.
Fabio started studying and playing music at the age of 4. He progressed through several instruments, from piano, to percussions, to guitar, and finally to bass, his main professional instrument. Fabio is also a self-taught singer. He built up his career with various local rock and metal bands beginning at the age of 14, where he also discovered his passion for progressive music. He contributed to and recorded several demos and EPs with different bands, between 2000 and 2004.
He joined the Italian progressive act PATHOSRAY, his first professional band, in 2004, internationally releasing two records. In late 2008, Fabio was asked by his management colleague Philip Giordana to take part in the 3rd album of the French metal opera FAIRYLAND, called Score To A New Beginning. (Napalm Records EU/US, Avalon Marquee JP). In late 2009 Fabio was contacted by the Italian prog metal band MIRRORMAZE to sing on their debut album, as well as to record the bass parts. The album, Walkabout, hit the market under Scarlet/Bakerteam Records.
In 2010, Fabio received a call from the Austrian symphonic metal band SERENITY, who requested that he become their new bass player and backing vocalist. His first gig with SERENITY was at ProgPower EU in The Netherlands, where he and the band headlined the first night of the festival. Between 2010 and 2014 Fabio took part in two full European headlining tours with SERENITY- War of Ages over Europe, Parts 1 and 2. In May 2014,
SERENITY was nominated for an AMADEUS Austrian Music Award in the category “Best Hard Rock/Metal Act.” The show took place in the prestigious Volks Theatre in Vienna, and was televised on the Plus 4 channel.
Fabio has also joined German symphonic metal band XANDRIA on tour twice, first in 2012 playing bass on their European tour with Epica, Stream of Passion, and Voices of Destiny. In 2014 he reprised this role as guest bassist for their 2014 USA tour with Delain, both bands supporting Sonata Arctica.
Fabio, along with his long time music partner and co-producer Ivan Moni Bidin, owns ARTESONIKA RECORDING STUDIO, located in Pordenone, Italy, in one of the biggest alternative venues in north east Italy, called IL DEPOSITO Naonian Music Hall. He produces and records many bands, both new-comers and established acts in the market. He has collaborated with the Swedish engineer/producer Staffan Karlsson (Roxette, Firewind, Arch Enemy, Earth Wind and Fire) since 2010, teaching production courses, mixing/mastering, and co-producing other projects.
Fabio is also a bass, music theory and music production instructor. He teaches in a music school called UParte in San Stino di Livenza (Venice), privately in the studio, and via Skype. He’s recently joined the teaching program and web portal BANDHAPPY.
Since 2011, Fabio has been signed to a world-wide deal with MAYONES Basses and Guitars (Within Temptation, Paradise Lost, Pain of Salvation, etc) and he endorses a Slogan Classic 5 and Victorious 5 models.