The band was formed at the beginning of 2014 with the intention to create a special sound with powerful rythmics and catchy melodies. The band is fronted by the powerful and crystal clear vocals of Angela Di Vincenzo (Kyla Moyl), masterminded by lead guitarist Andy Menario (Martiria) who has worked with big names such as Vinny Appice (Black Sabbath, Dio), Jeff Pilson (Dokken, Foreigner), and Carlos Cavazo (Quiet Riot). The line-up is completed most excellently by bassist Michele Raspanti (Graal) and drummer Nicola Corrente (Enemynside, Stick it out, Starkiller Sound).
In February 2015 the band released their first album “Transposed Emotions’ (Rocksector Records) a concept, a mixture of facts and tales which analyse our society nowadays with a look at a post apocalyptic era. The songs are not linked one to the other but they are influenced by the concept of the album . The album was recorded in 2014, produced, mixed and mastered at the Antfam Studios in Denmark by Tue Madsen (Halford The Haunted, Mnemic, Hatesphere, Ektomorf), while the artwork was created by Simona Speedy Saccoccia.
After some gigs in Italy the band was on tour in Switzerland, France, Germany, Belgium, Holland and UK, taking part in some festivals such as the SOS Fest in the UK and the WIZZ FEST in Belgium, where the band was highly appreciated.
In October 2015 the band started recording their second album “MACHINATION”. The line-up for the new album also included Sander Zoer (ex Delain, Leah) on drums, Henrik Klingenberg (Sonata Arctica) on keyboards and other special guests such as Stefan Helleblad (Within Temptation), Timo Somers (Delain), Fabio D’Amore (Serenity) and Janneke De Rooy (Paper Doll Decay). The album is produced, mixed and mastered by Tue Madsen (Antfarm Studio) and the artwork has always been created by Simona Speedy Saccoccia.
The CD was released on 24 June 2016 by Scarlet Records and the band supported the new album with two tours in July and August across the Europe touching Slovenia, Slovakia, Croatia, Unghery, Czech Republic, UK, Belgium, Netherlands and Germany. On 7 October in Wetzicon at Hall of Fame, they supported Serenity and on 29 January they supported Delain.
Early in 2017 the band supported Blaze Bayley for some gigs and then started to work on new material. The new album “The Key to the World” was released by Pride & Joy Music on the 10th Nov 2017, it was confirmed in the lineup Henrik Klingenberg (Sonata Arctica) and two new guests on this new CD, Henning Basse (Firewind and MaYan) and Ailyn Giménez (ex Sirenia). The album was mixed and mastered by Tue Madsen (Antfarm Studio- Denmark) again, and the band worked with Fabio D’amore (Serenity) on pre-production sessions.
In add, Secret Rule have released 3 new music videos with all guests in.
Last November they were direct support for Kobra and the Lotus, in December for Xandria plus they played two special shows with Ailyn Giménez as guest. In February they played an European tour with Serenity and Visions of Atlantis (The Symphonic Metal Nights Tour), plus some gigs as headliner in Belgium and Germany. In June they will play some gigs in Poland as headliner and two Festival in the summer, in July they will play at SOS Fest in UK and in August at Barcia Metal Fest in Spain. Other news will be out very soon.