Covertà is the first official EP by American heavy metal band Adrenaline Mob. It was released on March 2013 in North America by Elm City Music; as the title suggests, the EP consists of cover songs. It is the first Adrenaline Mob release to feature bassist John Moyer, the last with drummer Mike Portnoy. Russell Allen - vocals Mike Orlando - guitars John Moyer - bass Mike Portnoy - drums
Fozzy is an American heavy metal band formed in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1999 by lead singer Chris Jericho and guitarist Rich Ward. The band has released three studio albums through this label; the band's current lineup consists of Jericho, Frank Fontsere, Billy Grey and Randy Drake. Jericho has characterized the band by saying, "If Metallica and Journey had a bastard child, it would be Fozzy." As of October 2017, the band has released one live album. Their first two albums consist of cover songs with some original material, while their albums since have made original material the primary focus. Fozzy started as Fozzy Osbourne, a play on the name of the singer Ozzy Osbourne, was a cover band assembled by Ward from whatever musicians he could find in a given week. In 1999, Jericho and Ward met in San Antonio, Texas after a wrestling show and Jericho was invited to play with the band, their first show was held in the downtown square of Marietta. Jericho did not plan to play with them permanently. In 2000, Jericho rejoined the band and became its front man under the persona of Moongoose McQueen, the band went on tour.
As part of the band's "gimmick", Jericho refused to acknowledge that Moongoose McQueen and Chris Jericho were the same person. When interviewed as Moongoose, he would stay in character the whole time and feign ignorance of who Chris Jericho was. On the other side, Chris Jericho was a "huge fan" of Fozzy; the band shortened its name to Fozzy, adopted the satirical back-story that they had signed with a record company to move to Japan to be huge rock stars, but the company went out of business, leaving them stranded for 20 years, while all their demos were snatched and recorded by other bands. Soon afterward, Fozzy produced their first album, self-titled and featuring covers of bands such as Dio, Twisted Sister, Iron Maiden, Mötley Crüe and Judas Priest. At one time the band considered changing their name to Big City Knights. Fozzy's second album, was produced in 2002, again with covers of bands such as Black Sabbath, Scorpions, W. A. S. P. and Accept. After the Happenstance tour ended in 2003, the band dropped its back-story and Chris Jericho's McQueen persona.
In January 2005, they released their third album, All That Remains, which had original tracks, including the singles "Enemy" and "Daze of the Weak". All That Remains included guest appearances by musicians Zakk Wylde, Bone Crusher, Mark Tremonti, Myles Kennedy, Marty Friedman and Butch Walker; the album sold over 100,000 copies. In 2005, "Enemy" was the theme song for WWE No Way Out and in 2006 for a promotional video for TNA Bound for Glory. In 2005, the band played the Download Festival at England. Soon after the release of All That Remains, a fourth album was announced. On March 4, 2009, MetalUnderground.com reported that Fozzy had signed a worldwide record deal with Australian-based Riot! Entertainment to release their fourth album; the album's lead single, "Martyr No More", was announced as an official theme song for the WWE Royal Rumble pay per view. The album was released in America followed by Australia and Europe. On February 19, 2011, Jericho said during an interview with Active Rock radio station WBSX in Wilkes-Barre, that he had completed lyrics for a brand new Fozzy album and that Ward was beginning work on writing the music.
The band hoped to have the new album released in February 2012. According to Fozzy's official Facebook page, the recordings were done on May 4, 2012. Fozzy released a brand new music video on June 7, shot at the Golden Gods Awards for the track "God Pounds His Nails". On July 10, Fozzy played the Sonisphere Festival at England. A special, two-CD edition of Fozzy's live album Remains Alive was released with Chasing the Grail on July 18; the band announced a headlining tour of the United Kingdom for November 2011. On September 9, Sean Delson announced his "retirement" from Fozzy as their bass guitar player to resume work with Agent Cooper. Fozzy announced the bass guitarist for Adrenaline Mob, as his replacement. On January 18, 2012, it was announced that Fozzy had signed with Century Media Records, planned to release a new album in the summer. Jericho hinted the new album on his Twitter page, saying,'New @FOZZYROCK album in August?!'. Jericho made a full-time return to the WWE on January 2, but despite this, Fozzy was announced to be a part of the Download Festival in the UK, in the summer.
On July 17, Fozzy released the first single from their fifth studio album and Bones, titled "Sandpaper". The song features guest vocals by M. Shadows from Avenged Sevenfold and was the Hell in a Cell theme song. Sin and Bones was released on August 14. Shortly after the album's release, Chris Jericho once again left the WWE with his final appearance being on SmackDown, on August 20, so that he could go on tour with the band. Fozzy played on the 2012 Uproar Festival tour. After the Uproar Festival, Fozzy scheduled an international tour with stops in Australia. Fozzy made their return to the U. S. in 2013 touring as an opener for Saxon on the "Sacrifice and Sin" tour. One tour date was rescheduled and became a Fozzy solo date on October 16. During 2013, it was confirmed that Fozzy would begin working on a new record in 2014 and would be looking for a release date during the summer of 2014; the band entered the studio in late January. The fir
Russell Allen is a singer and lyricist best known as the vocalist of American progressive metal band Symphony X. He has worked with supergroups Star One, Allen-Lande, Level 10, as one of fourteen vocalists in the progressive symphonic metal band Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Since 2011, he has served as the frontman of the heavy metal band Adrenaline Mob. Before his music career began, Allen was a jouster at a Medieval Times Dinner Theater, he was introduced to the band Symphony X by former singer Rod Tyler. Allen has been the lead singer of Symphony X since 1995, releasing eight studio albums and one live album with the band, his first solo album, Atomic Soul, was released April 25, 2005. As well as singing he plays the bass when performing songs from Atomic Soul live, he is referred to in various circles as "Sir Russell Allen", he is credited as such on Arjen Lucassen's Star One albums, because of a joke that Arjen made regarding Allen's former job as a jouster. In the summer of 2005 he went on tour with Symphony X on Dave Mustaine's Gigantour alongside such bands as Dream Theater and Nevermore.
In the same year, he made part of a duo melodic rock project with singer Jørn Lande called Allen/Lande, which has four albums, all released by Frontiers Records. In addition to being Symphony X vocalist, he is currently working in another band with guitarist Mike Orlando called Adrenaline Mob. In November 2013, Allen joined Trans-Siberian Orchestra for their 2013 Fall/Winter tour and performed with the group at the Wacken Open Air 2015, he is featured in their 2015 studio album Letters From the Labyrinth. In 2014, a new project was announced, featuring Russell Allen with bassist Mat Sinner and other members of the German band Primal Fear, called Level 10, with an album release slated for January 2015; the release date and the name of the album were revealed in November 2013: it would be titled as "Chapter One", to be released on January 23, 2015 in Europe and on January 27, 2014 in North America via Frontiers Music srl. In 2015, Russell Allen recorded vocals for a new project of Whitesnake and former Night Ranger guitarist Joel Hoekstra called Joel Hoekstra's 13, with an album called Dying to Live, released on October 16.
Russell sings lead vocals on half of the songs in the album with background vocals and the other half of lead vocals recorded by Jeff Scott Soto. Multi-instrumentalist and composer Arjen Lucassen has said the following regarding Russell Allen: Russell has a powerful and versatile voice, on top of that he is a great musician and performer. Russell was one of the few singers with whom I didn't need to be present during recording, but when on the phone he let me hear the parts he had sung, my eyes filled with tears. Russell thought I was joking, but I was moved! At the moment Russell is one of the best singers in the world, and he proved that during the Star One tour. Allen has worked with Lucassen on various occasions: he sang the song "Dawn of a Million Souls" on Ayreon's 2000 album Universal Migrator Part 2: Flight of the Migrator, in 2002 he became one of the lead vocalists for Lucassen's project Star One. Allen has stated in an interview that "Ronnie James Dio is at the top of my list of influences" and mentioned Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden and former Free and Bad Company singer Paul Rodgers as influences.
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Aquiles Priester is a South African-born Brazilian drummer. He is the drummer of the Brazilian power metal band Hangar, progressive metal bands Midas Fate and Noturnall as well as Eduardo Falaschi; as a tour drummer he has played with Paul Di'Anno, Vinnie Moore, Tony Macalpine and W. A. S. P.. From 2001 to 2008, he was the drummer of Angra, recording three albums. Aquiles Priester was born in South Africa, his first exposure to the instrument was at age four while watching a jazz ensemble perform on television. Aquiles moved to Brazil in 1977, played football in teams like Foz do Iguacu in Parana, ABC, Guairacá Flamenguinho until 1985. In 1985 he attended the "Rock in Rio" festival. Although he began playing on cans, he would assemble a set consisting of a snare, bass drum, a cymbal, which he hung from his roof, his biggest influences are Deen Castronovo of Journey. A local television band called The Tropical Band observed his performances and invited him to play a couple of songs. Priester would struggle for years to come, but find success with metal outfits throughout Brazil, receive the chance to audition for Angra, in 2000.
In 2006, Aquiles participated in Fábio Laguna's Freakeys project. He continued to play with Angra until their hiatus at the end of 2007 but left the band to focus on his other band, Hangar. In 2010 he auditioned, along with six other drummers, for the chance to replace Dream Theater's former drummer, Mike Portnoy; the band decided to hire Mike Mangini as their new drummer. In 2013 it was announced. On September 9, 2014, Aquiles was announced as Primal Fear's new drummer on the band's official Facebook page but left the band only months after. Aquiles has used Mapex Drums since 2001, he endorses: Paiste Cymbals, Roland, AKG Microphones, JBL, Gibraltar Hardware, Evans Drum Heads, Pro-Mark Sticks, LP Percussion, Planet Waves, DW Pedals, Ahead Armor Drum Cases, Xtreme Ears, Urban Boards PsychoShoes, Power Click, Consulado do Rock and Lady Snake Rock Wear. Rebirth Hunters and Prey Live in São Paulo Temple of Shadows Aurora Consurgens Nomad Freakeys Last Time Inside Your Soul The Reason of Your Conviction Last Time Was Just the Beginning Infallible Acoustic, but Plugged In!
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Dream Theater is an American progressive metal band formed in 1985 under the name Majesty by John Petrucci, John Myung and Mike Portnoy while they attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. They subsequently dropped out of their studies to concentrate further on the band that would become Dream Theater. Though a number of lineup changes followed, the three original members remained together until September 8, 2010, when Portnoy left the band. Mike Mangini was announced as the new permanent drummer on April 29, 2011; the band's highest-selling album is the gold-selling Images and Words, which reached No. 61 on the Billboard 200 chart. Both the 1994 release Awake and their 2002 release Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence entered the charts at No. 32 and No. 46 and received positive reviews. Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory was ranked number 95 on the October 2006 issue of Guitar World magazine's list of The greatest 100 guitar albums of all time. It is ranked as the 15th Greatest Concept Album as of March 2003 by Classic Rock Magazine.
As of 2018, Dream Theater has sold over 12 million records worldwide and has received two Grammy Award nominations. Dream Theater was formed in Massachusetts in 1985 when guitarist John Petrucci, bassist John Myung, drummer Mike Portnoy decided to form a band while attending the Berklee College of Music; the trio started by covering Iron Maiden songs in the rehearsal rooms at Berklee. Myung and Portnoy joined together on the name Majesty for their newly formed group. According to The Score So Far... documentary, they were waiting in line for tickets to a Rush concert at the Berklee Performance Center while listening to the band on a boom box. Portnoy commented that the ending of the song "Bastille Day" sounded "majestic", it was decided that Majesty would be the band's name. The trio set out to fill the remaining positions in the group. Petrucci asked. After he accepted the position, another friend from home, Chris Collins, was recruited as lead vocalist after band members heard him sing a cover of "Queen of the Reich" by Queensrÿche.
During this time, Portnoy and Myung's hectic schedules forced them to abandon their studies to concentrate on their music, as they did not feel they could learn more in college. Moore left his college, SUNY Fredonia, to concentrate on the band; the beginning months of 1986 were filled with various concert dates in and around the New York City area. During this time, the band recorded a collection of demos, titled The Majesty Demos; the initial run of 1,000 sold out within six months, dubbed copies of the cassette became popular within the progressive metal scene. The Majesty Demos are still available in their original tape format today, despite being released on CD, through Mike Portnoy's YtseJam Records. In November 1986, after a few months of writing and performing together, Chris Collins was fired. After a year of trying to find a replacement, Charlie Dominici, far older and more experienced than anyone else in the band auditioned for the group. With the stability that Dominici's appointment brought to Majesty, they began to increase the number of shows played in the New York City area, gaining a considerable amount of exposure.
Shortly after hiring Dominici, a Las Vegas group named Majesty threatened legal action for intellectual property infringement related to the use of their name, so the band was forced to adopt a new moniker. Various possibilities were proposed and tested, among them Glasser, M1, which were all rejected, though the band did go as Glasser for about a week, with poor reactions from fans. Portnoy's father suggested the name Dream Theater, the name of a small theater in Monterey and the name stuck. With their new name and band stability, Dream Theater concentrated on writing more material while playing more concerts in New York and in neighboring states; this attracted the attention of Mechanic Records, a division of MCA. Dream Theater signed their first record contract with Mechanic on June 23, 1988 and set out to record their debut album; the band recorded the album at Kajem Victory Studios in Pennsylvania. Recording the basic tracks took about 10 days, the entire album was completed in about 3 weeks.
When Dream and Day Unite was released in 1989 to far less fanfare than the band had anticipated. Mechanic ended up breaking the majority of the financial promises they had made to Dream Theater prior to signing their contract, so the band was restricted to playing around New York City; the promotional tour for the album consisted of just five concerts, all of which were local. Their first show was at Sundance in Bay Shore, New York opening for the classic rock power trio Zebra. After the fourth show, Charlie Dominici was let go because the band was starting to feel the limitations of his voice based upon the vocal style they wanted; the band was looking for a singer with a style more like Bruce Dickinson or Geoff Tate, Dominici's stage presence was not what they wanted for a front man. Shortly after, the band Marillion asked Dream Theater to open for them at a gig at the Ritz in New York, so Dominici was given the opportunity to perform one last time, it would be another two years. Following Dominici's departure, Dream Theater fought to be released from their contract with Mechanic, set about auditioning singers and writing material for their next album.
In their search for a new singer, they auditioned over 200 people, among them former Fates Warning front man John Arch. John decided that his personal commitme
Twisted Sister was an American heavy metal band from Ho-Ho-Kus, New Jersey, based in Long Island, New York. Twisted Sister's best-known hits include "We're Not Gonna Take It" and "I Wanna Rock", which had music videos noted for their sense of slapstick humor. Many of the band's songs explore themes of parent vs. child conflicts and criticisms of the educational system. Although the band is considered glam metal for its image, frontman Dee Snider considers the term to be inappropriate. Twisted Sister are ranked No. 73 in VH1's 100 greatest artists of hard rock. The band Silver Star, soon to be renamed to Twisted Sister, was formed after John Segall was added following auditions in the "band house" located in Ho-Ho-Kus, New Jersey in late December 1972. Manhattan resident John Segall was asked to join the "glitter band" Silver Star. Silver Star was the creation of the drummer Mel Anderson as the "New Jersey version of the New York Dolls", consisting of Billy Diamond, Wayne Brown, Tony Bunn, Steve Guarino.
At the same time as Silver Star/Twisted Sister was created, Mel Star's brother, Al Anderson, was the guitar player for Bob Marley and the Wailers. Segall pushed to have it changed. Michael O'Neill took over the lead singer role from Wayne Brown. O'Neill came up with the name Twisted Sister at a rehearsal on Valentine's Day in February 1973. Mel was so excited about the new name that as soon as rehearsal ended, he went directly from his house in Montclair, NJ to the band's manager's office in West Orange, NJ, barged in to make the announcement. Along with the name change came some stylistic changes that resulted in an amicable parting of ways for some members. Bassist Tony Bunn and keyboardist Steve Guarino left soon after first lead singer Brown. Guitarist Billy Diamond, drummer Mel Star, Johnny Heartbreaker, new bass player Kenneth Harrison Neill made up the next lineup of Twisted Sister; the band found work and started playing six nights a week. The group secured a residency at the Mad Hatter in East Quogue, New York for the summer of 1973 and played 105 nights from Memorial Day to Labor day.
The band played at other places as well. By December 1974, when this first version of the band broke up, Jay Jay had played nearly 600 nights and about 3,000 performances as the band played five 40-minute shows per night, each with costume changes, some ending as late as 8 a.m. the following morning. The second version of the band changed lead singers and guitar player and continued for a couple of months into 1975 before singer Rick Prince failed to show up for a rehearsal. In the third lineup change, Jay Jay took over the lead vocals and management duties; the band split up after Labor Day weekend 1975. In October 1975, the fourth version of the band started to play the club circuit. Jay Jay hired a former high school friend named Eddie Ojeda, who joined as co-lead singer and second guitarist, got drummer Kevin John Grace after reading an ad that Kevin had put in the Village Voice. Bass guitarist Kenny Neill completed the lineup; the band followed a glam rock direction, influenced by David Bowie, Mott the Hoople, the Rolling Stones, the New York Dolls.
They floundered in relative anonymity. Many former band members were fired or left the band and had some issues with the other members, such as Jay Jay French. In February 1976, at the suggestion of the band's agent, Kevin Brenner, Jay Jay was told that the band could only go so far without being able to play Led Zeppelin cover songs and urged Jay Jay to hire Danny Snider, in the bands Peacock and Heathen. Danny thus began TS line up number six; this version lasted just six weeks, with Kevin John Grace departing. When version seven began on April 1, 1976 with new drummer Tony Petri, the group took a heavier musical direction, influenced by Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin and Alice Cooper. At this point, the band's popularity began to soar as the band Dee and Jay Jay, started to talk to the audience about current topics of the day between songs; these raps started to take on a life of their own and pretty soon the band could get away with playing one song per set and talk the rest of the time. The band decided to play a heavy metal sound in 1978.
Two of their demos found their way to compilation albums by New York classic rock radio station WBAB, were re-recorded for the band's first two albums. Having audience participation in the "Sweet Jane Gong Show" and the "Death to Disco" stage routines became legendary; the band broke attendance records at large halls in the Tri-State Area and its growing fan base began to take the name "S. M. F. F. O. T. S.", for Sick Motherfucking Friends Of Twisted Sister shortened to "S. M. F." for "Sick Mother Fuckers". NME reported that Twisted Sister had sold out the 3,000 capacity New York Palladium for a March 16 show without a recording contract or radio airplay. Fan hysteria and the "lost art of entertainment" soon became the hallmark of a TS show. After selling out the Palladium theater, the group began aggressively pursuing a recording contract, with an aim to get out of the club circuit before its impending collapse due to the upcoming change of the drinking age from 18 to 21; the band had a record deal with Secret Records.
The band went through three more line up changes between 1979 and 1982. Drum
Paul Di Leo
Paul Di Leo is an American bassist who has worked with such bands as Nena, Adrenaline Mob, Fozzy. Di Leo has been a member of Nena since 2001 and is still touring with the singer in Germany and abroad, he took part in the making of several Nena's masterpieces such as Willst Du Mit Mir Ghen or Made In Germany and was awarded gold and platinium records. In 2011, Di Leo joined the newly formed band, Adrenaline Mob. A self-described heavy metal "supergroup", with fellow members being a who's who of rock/metal musicians. In January 2012. With Sean Delson's announcement to "retire" from Fozzy, to pursue other musical interests. Di Leo was known to the group, as he played with Fozzy co-founder, Rich Ward, in Adrenaline Mob. Di Leo's first show as a member of Fozzy was at the House of Blues, in Paradise, Nevada, on October 15. A month Fozzy landed in the United Kingdom for their "The Madness Returns - Winter 2011" tour; the band played back-to-back shows in Reading, Cardiff, Nottingham, York, Plymouth, High Wycombe and Brighton, between the dates of November 2–13, before departing to tour in Germany, the Netherlands and Denmark.
On January 18, 2012, Fozzy announced that they had signed with Century Media Records and subsequent plans to release their fifth studio album during the Summer. Fozzy's fifth studio album and debut with Century Media is entitled Sin and Bones and is set for an August release. On July 10, Fozzy released their first single from their new album, as "Sandpaper" was published onto YouTube with an "Evolution of Fozzy" video. "Sandpaper" became available for download on iTunes on July 17. Despite his absence on stage for a couple of years, Di Leo recorded three albums with the band:Sin and Bones-Do Wanna Start A War in 2014 and Judas in 2017. Both records are signing a renewal of Fozzy's style and allow the band to take part in many international tours and festival alongside prestigious bands like Steel Panther, Avenged Sevenfold or Saxon. with Nena2002: Madou und das Licht der Fantasie 2002: Nena feat. Nena 2003: Nena feat. Nena 2004: Nena live Nena 2005: Willst du mit mir gehen? 2006: Caravan of Love 2007: Cover Me 2008: Himmel, Wind und Regen 2009: Made in Germany 2010: Made in Germany Live 2012: Du bist gut 2015: Live at SO36 2018: Nichts versäumtwith Head1992: Headwith Summerland1996: Summerland 1998: 2Lauryn Hill1998: The Miseducation of Lauryn Hillwith Keren DeBerg2001: Gone 2008: Overwhelmedwith Voodooland2004: Give Me AirRage and Beyond2008: Corporate Nationwith Adrenaline Mob2011: Adrenaline Mob with Fozzy2012: Sin and Bones 2014: Do You Wanna Start a War 2017: Judas Gold Record Award2002: Nena feat.
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