The Frozen Autumn is an Italian darkwave band, formed in Turin, Italy in 1993 by Diego Merletto. At the very beginning this was just Diego's solo project, but after a few months Claudio Brosio took part of the group as session guitar player. In 1994 the first demo "Oblivion" was released. The next year they released their first CD "Pale Awakening" for a German label. Several concerts, many contributions to various compilations and reviews in several music magazines helped the band to become known to the dark romantic music lovers.