LUPARA was formed in the summer of 2003 by guitarist Jeremy Wagner. Wagner, best known as the founder and chief-songwriter/lyricist and rhythm guitarist for BROKEN HOPE, decided to put all of his energy into a new project after his original band dissolved. Wagner took the name LUPARA from his fascination with the Sicilian mafia and the novel, "The Godfather." A "lupara" is a sawed-off, Sicilian shotgun that mafia soldiers of old carried as one of their primary weapons. A lupara was rumored to be so powerful, it can blow a man in half.
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