|Biografia : Meltem|
|Â« Meltem Â» is a French Heavy Metal band situated in Pau, a little town in the PyrÃ©nÃ©es-Atlantiques department (64) in the South-West of France, near Bayonne and Lourdes for the most known.
The band was founded by two fellow mates, Christophe Catalogne and JÃ©rÃ´me Gibanel, friends since infancy. But soon after the first compositions, JÃ©rÃ´me is approached by a semi-professional band Arsenic, in order to play as Lead guitarist. Not discouraged, Christophe found in his cousin (CÃ©dric Benhacoun -Drums-) and a friend (Robin Peyroutou -Bass-) the two first members of the first real line up in 2000.
Later, StÃ©phane Di Vincenzo (Lead guitarist) and Manu SÃ©bie (Vocals) came completing the final Line up.
Several months of repetition got the better of CÃ©dric and Robin who left the band to concentrates in their own band Lunae Nocturna, performing a more classical progressive Metal than Meltem. They were remplaced by David Chaussade and Sylvain Boucheron.
Two years of training and Meltem performed for the first time in the "MazÃ¨res Town Festival" in September 2002, the first, than at the âMatisseâ for the Halloween context and âLa ScÃ¨neâ.
In 2003, David is fired due to his bad behaviour and his lack of interest in the group, and replaced by Guillaume Rodriguez (ex-Arsenic). The group performed several concerts with this new line up, including an amazing concert along with MalÃ©diction, Manigance and Adagio in front of 500 peoples.
In August 2005, the group decided to record his first album, and is now looking for dates, managers and labels.
Source : http://www.myspace.com/meltem64