Lectern was formed in 1999 with the intent of playing, old school brutal death metal with Satanic lyrics.
The band comes from Rome, Italy. The inspiration came, within all the bands from United States, especially based in Tampa, Florida. As the 90’s were ending, and with the them the interest in death metal, Lectern tried since the very beginning of composing the music its member were up to listen to. The first studio effort came out in a bunch of months, with different musicians from many bands involved to that project. Gigs were made, but the interest in labels and promoters, was focused on other genres, and no more on death metal. Fabio Bava remained in the band, trying to recruit new musicans or sessionmen. Only in 2008 and then in 2009 the interest in Lectern grew up once again, also with a good live activity.
So, in March 2010 the band entered Temple Of Noise studio, for recording Salvific Of Perhaps Lambent printed in Czech Republic by Gz Media. As three members left, in 2010 a new line up was built up again, also for the songwriting of new tracks. One year later, at the end of 2011 all crushed down again, but many concerts were made with other players, to face the duties with venues for commitments already agreed. Enrico Romano joined permanently the band in February 2012, actively participating in the reconstruction, which became effective in 2013 with the recruting of Marco Valentine on the drums, and of Pietro Sabato on the second guitar. After rehearsing, in January 2014 a new self entitled ep of three songs, was issued, and released with a concert in Finland at Helsinki at Prkl Club in February. The songwriting process of songs for a new album is in act, within the live activity. In October the band entered Outer Sound Studios, produced by Giuseppe Orlando for the new album Fratricidal Concelebration printed by Sliptrick Records, and distributed worldwide.
At the beginning of January 2015 Enrico Romano and Lectern went parting of the ways, the second guitarist Fabio Mariantoni entered the band in March. In July, Lectern opened for Angra and Sepultura. Fabio Mariantoni left the band in January 2016.
Lectern opened for Incantation in April during their European tour, supported by Skinned also from United States. Fabio Mariantoni left the band in January 2016. In April, the band opened for Incantation at Riga, in Latvia, for their European tour. In June was time for a new record, so Lectern hit The Outer Sound Studios. Giuseppe Orlando produced the new album “Precept Of Delator” which features nine songs of brutal death metal for the Polish label Via Nocturna. September was the onth that Gabriele Cruz joined the band on the other guitar role, and Lectern returned as a four-piece band.
In March 2017 the band partook the Deadly Storm festival in Brazov, in Czech Republic. In May Lectern played at Helsinki Death Fest, in September headlined Rometal. In November, the band entered The Outer Sound Studios for the preproduction of a new album. In December the band opened for supporting Archgoat, and the recording sessions for the new album began.
Between January and February 2018, studio sessions were resumed and complete. “Deheadment For Betrayal” was released in April by Via Nocturna. Lectern embarked for an European tour with Anal Vomit, between June and July. In July Gabriele Cruz left Lectern. In October, Lectern opened in Rome for Spanish death metal gods Avulsed.
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