Like their contemporaries HERO, ATLANTIDE was an all-Italian band active in Germany in the Seventies. Its four members, the Sanseverino brothers (Mimmo, Matteo, Leonardo and Mario), originally came from Cirigliano, a town in the Basilicata region of southern Italy. They already used to play together as a band before their move to Rottweil (Germany) in 1973, where they still live (though one of the brothers, Leonardo, died in 2006).
In their new country ATLANTIDE engaged in a lively concert activity, mainly as a support act to local bands, such as THE SCORPIONS, and gained critical acclaim from the press. However, their only, self-produced album, "Francesco ti ricordi" (1976), released exclusively in Germany, had very little commercial success (though it seems to have been printed in relative large quantities). It is a good heavy progressive rock album, strongly influenced by the likes of DEEP PURPLE, featuring six tracks one of which, "Quando la luna", is over 11 minutes long. http://www.progarchives.com
Track Listing: 1. L'Uomo Ed Il Cane (5:04) 2. Sporcandosi Di Sangue (5:01) 3. Quando La Luna (11:02) 4. Se Perdessi La Vita Cosi (5:34) 5. Il Pagliaccio (6:46) 6. Francesco Ti Ricordi (7:09)
The Band: Mimmo Sanseverino - guitar, vocals Leonardo Sanseverino - organ, synth Mario Sanseverino - bass Matteo Sanseverino - drums