BAND SPOTLIGHT! STRATEGA FROM PITTSBURGH, PA!



Stratega a five piece Hard Rock band from Pittsburgh, PA.

Fusing together music elements that stretch from Rock to Death Metal to make a sound that's all their own. Though they are still young as a whole. Stratega has a passion that is driving them to take the Hard Rock scene by storm.



       The band was formed in 2011 by guitarist Daniele "Lupo" Mammano, with an original line up that was quite ...different from the band today. "It was more like a classic rock band." says Lupo. "Kind of like the doors, with the guitar on steroids." As 2011 came to a close constant struggles had caused the band to disband leaving Daniele on his own, and virtually almost destroying the Stratega name.


         Mammano pushed forward. With gigs still booked from the previous band. He quickly assembled a make shift group.  Among which added a second guitar player, Zac Shepard. To the mix. "We all joined the band on a Monday and we were gig worthy by that Friday." said Zac.

       With the new line up the sound had taken a change from its original classic rock feel. Zac was a Death core/ Metal core guitarist originally. His sound helped add the "crunch" the band was missing before. Soon after Darrin Johns, a former bass player of one of Zac's previous bands, replaced Monica, Lupo's sister, as a front man, and now with their new found drummer John Cafaro they feel they've finally found their perfect blend.

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         They've done a lot within the past two years together.  Including releasing a 5 song Ep in 2012 that was featured on 105.9 the x and 97.7 the rock station. They've headlined multiple local festivals, and opened for National Acts such as Primer 55, and are rapidly gaining recognition from the tri state area and surrounding states.

        The band plans to release their debut full length album in December of 2014, with promises of showing a bright future for the band, and the fans they consider family.


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