Semiramis was an Italian progressive rock band formed in 1970 by Maurizio Zarrillo (keyboards) and the two cousins Marcello Reddavide (bass) and Memmo Pulvano (drums). They were all 15-years old. Two years later they were joined by 16 year old Michele Zarrillo who substituted former singer Maurizio Macioce. They played in some live open-air concerts in Rome until Pulvano left and drummer Paolo Faenza joined them. Giampiero Artegiani joined them also on keyboards in 1973. More than 40 years later, the group reformed with Faenza, Artegiani and Maurizio Zarrillo joined by new members Vito Ardito (vocals), Ivo Mileto (bass), and Rino Amato (keyboards). Zarrillo's death after some reunion dates appears to have ended the group.