BOLOGNA VIOLENTA is the one-man-band concealing the identity of Nicola Manzan, a 36 year old poly-instrumentalist from Treviso, with a diploma in violin, who in the past few years has worked both in studio and on stage with many bands in the Italian scene. The project was born in 2005. The self titled debut album, released in the same year and strongly influenced by italian crime movies from the 70s, was devoted to sonic violence and musical nihilism: a blend of cyber-grind comprising nearly no melody at all and heavily leaning on breathless rhythms, punk-hardcore riffs and synthesizers. The second album “Il Nuovissimo Mondo” [Brand New World] was released in 2010 by Bar La Muerte and marked a turning point in the whole project’s style. Inspired by the so called “mondo-movies”, this album is enriched with quotations from such movies (some dialogues are even re-enacted, conjuring up their cynical and pitiless atmosphere) and brief glimpses of melody.After touring for two years, playing over 130 gigs both in Italy and abroad, Nicola entered his studio again in order to record his third album called “Utopie e piccole soddisfazioni” [Utopias and Small Satisfactions], due for release by Wallace Records/Dischi Bervisti in January the 27th 2012 (will be distributed by Audioglobe). The twenty-one tracks included in this record are the most striking expression of Nicola’s musical background, ranging from classical music to pure noise.No movie quotations in this new album, which is wholly dominated by music: just a few words to underline the idea that behind the great utopias that make the world go round, small satisfactions are the thing that actually makes our life better.