Impellitteri

Wed
14
Oct

GRAHAM BONNET Australian & NZ Tour Announced For April 2016

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The most powerful voice in rock is coming to Australia and New Zealand next April. [No, I didn't wrote that folks...]
 
English vocalist Graham Bonnet is synonymous with classic hard rock and heavy metal.
Best known for fronting Rainbow, Michael Schenker Group and Alcatrazz, Graham’s voice is known and cherished by many.
 
Having last visited our shores as part of the Countdown Rock N Roll Arena extravaganza he is ready to return with
his all-star band featuring Mark Zonder from the legendary Fates Warning.
 
Graham scored several top 10 hits in Australia in the 1970's with his solo releases including the Dylan classic
It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue, and Warm Ride which peaked at number 1! He then joined Ritchie Blackmore’s
Rainbow, which was formed by Blackmore after he left Deep Purple. The Rainbow album Down To Earth (1979)
was a top 10 worldwide smash hit with platinum singles Since You Been Gone and All Night Long.
 
Following Rainbow, Graham released his second solo album featuring the hit single Night Games, and then joined
ex-Scorpion legend Michael Schenker in his band MSG for the album Assault Attack.
In the early to mid 80’s Graham formed his own band, Alcatrazz that featured an unknown Yngwie Malmsteen on
guitar. The band quickly became a supergroup in Japan, and Yngwie soon left only to be replaced by another up
and comer, Steve Vai, which propelled Vai onto David Lee Roth and future legendary status...
Ritchie Blackmore, Michael Schenker, Yngwie Malmsteen, Steve Vai…it seems Graham with his powerhouse vocals is the perfect match for these Guitar Gods!!
 
Since then Graham has kept busy in many bands, such as Impellitteri, The Party Boys, Anthem, Forcefield with
Cozy Powell, Mick Moody and Don Airey, featured as a guest on countless albums and has also recently completed
a sold out tour with a symphony orchestra throughout Eastern Europe with himself, Dan McCafferty from Nazareth
and John Lawton from Uriah Heep.
 
He has also just finished a Japanese tour to sell out crowds with his solo band supporting Michael Schenker's
Temple Of Rock, featuring Herman Rarebell and Francis Bucholz from Scorpions and Doogie White. Graham has
gotten up each night to perform songs from the MSG album he recorded Assault Attack.
Do Not Miss This Night Of Hard Rock Glory!
 
Graham will be playing all his hits from Rainbow, Michael Schenker Group, Alcatrazz and many many more.
A limited amount of VIP meet and greet tickets will be available,
these will include a private acoustic performance, something to truly remember.
 
TOUR DATES
Wed, April 6: Amplifier, Perth
Thurs, April 7: The Gov, Adelaide
Fri, April 8: The Prince, Melbourne
Sat, April 9: Rooty Hill RSL, Sydney
Sun, April 10: The Basement, Sydney
Wed, April 13: Max Watts, Brisbane
Fri, April 15: Kings Arms, Auckland NZ
Sat, April 16: Bodegas, Wellington NZ
 
Tickets on sale Tuesday, October 20 via www.hardlinemedia.net
Official Event Page: facebook.com/events/514549908712558
Watch the Official Tour Video: http://bit.ly/1VPqvaT
 
facebook.com/grahambonnetmusic
facebook.com/hardlinemedia
 
 
Tue
05
May

Double Stop Podcast - KEN MARY

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Tuesday, May 5, 2015
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This week on The Double Stop Podcast....
 
Ken Mary (House of Lords, Alice Cooper, Impellitteri, Kip Winger) walks us through his career, starting with his early days, his first band (Fifth Angel), his time with Alice Cooper in the 80's, recording early demos with Kip Winger and Paul Taylor, the formation of House of Lords (and why he left after the Sahara tour), his first solo project - Soul Shock Remedy and the House of Lords reunion album The Power and the Myth. He also reveals the terrible back pain that prevented him from playing drums for most of the last 15 years, and how he was able to recover and commence drumming again.
 
 
 
Fri
24
Apr

IMPELLITTERI - Venom (Review)

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86%
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BEST TRACKS
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Impellitteri
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40
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2015
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Worldwide
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Melodic Metal
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Frontiers
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Wednesday, March 18, 2015
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Chris Impellitteri has never been one to steer off course, so the contents of this disc should come as no surprise to fans, or to anyone for that matter.
Impellitteri is the Axel Rudi Pell of the shred metal world. Predictable but very talented, largely consistent and always enjoyable. Even better now that Rob Rock has rejoined for the last couple of albums. His voice and Chris’ manic riff-n-shred guitar playing go hand in and for me.
The only question is the songs – what kind of appeal will they have and what hold will they have over the listener.
The album starts with a flurry of screaming guitars, Rob Rock’s screaming voice and drummer Jon Dette hell bent on doing himself an injury; such is the tempo of the double kick drums.
In fact, his performance and the overall drum sound is a big plus on this album. James Pulli on bass ensures the speakers come within an inch of their life from the pounding they receive.
 
There’s 12 tracks here, but the album is still over faster than one of Chris’ solos. 40 minutes of music with only one song reaching the 4 minute mark, means there is no time for filler, no time for padding – just shredding, screaming and of course solos everywhere.
For me this is one of Impellitteri’s strongest albums. My favourite, the immense Answer To The Master will likely never be beaten, but this is solid for a veteran artist that continues to make new music.
 
The sound is immaculate and the songs, while similar in pace and tempo are memorable.
The particular standouts for me this time around is the opening Venom, the big groove of We Own The Night, the aggressive harmony backed Nightmare and the pounding intensity of Face The Enemy.
The rest – all good, if not similar, but that’s what we love about Chris.
 

No hesitation in recommending this to fans of Impellitteri and even casual fans if you are looking for some well-produced, hard hitting melodic metal.

 

Score: 
86
 
Sun
29
Mar

IMPELLITTERI 'Venom' (Video)

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Sunday, March 29, 2015
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Pre Order the new album 'Venom' now and get 'Face the Enemy' and 'Empire of Lies' downloads immediately!

New Album Out In Europe 17/4 and North America on 21/4

Frontiers Music Srl has announced an April 17th release date for IMPELLITTERI new album 'Venom' in Europe, with North America to follow on April 21st. Fans can now enjoy the new video for the title-track here:
 

 
At the same time 'Face the Enemy' and 'Empire of Lies' have been made available as an Instant Gratification Track beginning today on iTunes worldwide when you pre-order :  http://geni.us/ImpellitteriTunes
 
You can also preorder "Venom" via Amazon now: http://geni.us/ImpellitteriVenomAMZ
 
'Venom' is IMPELLITTERI's tenth full length studio album and is a record filled with addictive and memorable riffs, guitar solos that feature Chris Impellitteri's blistering shredding technique coupled with strong melody and taste. Rob Rock vocals are mesmerizing, melodic, and will make the listener sing along with each song long after the record is over. Lastly, the band boggles the mind with brutal drumming (featuring John Dette, ex TESTAMENT, SLAYER etc) filled with speed and groove and beastly bass playing (curtesy of James Pulli) that supports IMPELLITTERI's sonic madness! The result is a record that excites and musically satisfy every Metal and Rock fan, and every musician around the world.  To add to their quest, IMPELLITTERI also wanted to create music that would take the listener on a musical journey through different time periods of metal and rock.
 
Chris Impellitteri is heralded as one of the world's greatest guitar shredders. He has won Best Rock Guitarist Awards on several magazines during the years for his guitar soloing. He is the first guitarist to be branded as the fastest guitarist in the world by the international media. Recently and without any promotion, Impellitteri was officially voted 2nd fastest guitarist in the world by 'Guitar One' magazine; and 'Guitar World' magazine recently listed Chris Impellitteri within their top 50 fastest guitarists of all time!
 
 
Tue
24
Mar

IMPELLITTERI: "Venom" Limited 12" Vinyl Edition Announced

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Friday, May 29, 2015
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Ulterium Records are proud to announce the release of a limited 12" vinyl edition of the upcoming IMPELLITTERI album "Venom". A deal was inked with Frontiers Records and the release dates are set to May 29th for Europe and July 7th for North America. The edition is strictly limited to 500 copies worldwide and includes an insert with lyrics. 350 copies comes with a standard black disc and 150 copies with a white disc.

"Venom" is available for pre-ordering at the Ulterium Records Store: http://ulteriumstore.bigcartel.com

Track listing:

Side A
01. Venom
02. Empire Of Lies
03. We Own The Night
04. Nightmare
05. Face The Enemy
06. Domino Theory

Side B
01. Jehova
02. Rise
03. Time Machine
04. Holding On
05. Rock Through The Night
06. Reach For The Sky

For more information: http://www.ulterium-records.com
 
Thu
12
Feb

IMPELLITTERI Return With New Studio Album 'Venom' on Frontiers

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Friday, April 17, 2015
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The Masters of Power Metal and Shred IMPELLITTERI return with a new studio album 'Venom' - Out in April on Frontiers
 
 
Frontiers Music Srl is excited to announce the release of the brand new IMPELLITTERI studio album entitled “Venom” on April 17th in Europe and April 21st in North America.
 
With the release of the new album titled “Venom”, IMPELLITTERI deliver a record filled with addictive and memorable riffs, guitar solos that feature Chris Impellitteri’s blistering shredding technique coupled with strong melody and taste. Rob Rock vocals are mesmerizing, melodic, and will make the listener sing along with each song long after the record is over. Lastly, the band boggles the mind with brutal drumming (featuring John Dette, ex TESTAMENT, SLAYER etc) filled with speed and groove and beastly bass playing (curtesy of James Pulli) that supports IMPELLITTERI’s sonic madness! The result is a record that excites and musically satisfy every Metal and Rock fan, and every musician around the world.  To add to their quest, IMPELLITTERI also wanted to create music that would take the listener on a musical journey thru different time periods of metal and rock.
 
Chris Impellitteri is heralded as one of the world’s greatest guitar shredders. He has won Best Rock Guitarist Awards on several magazines during the years for his guitar soloing. He is the first guitarist to be branded as the fastest guitarist in the world by the international media. Recently and without any promotion, Impellitteri was officially voted 2nd fastest guitarist in the world by “Guitar One” magazine; and “Guitar World” magazine recently listed Chris Impellitteri within their top 50 fastest guitarists of all time!
 
Chris Impellitteri formed IMPELLITTERI in 1987, together with Rob Rock as vocalist. That year, they released an EP called the “Black Album” which was well-received, and IMPELLITTERI went on to release the full-length album “Stand In Line” in 1988. As of today IMPELLITTERI have released a total of 9 acclaimed studio albums and the new record “Venom” follows after 2009’s “Wicked Maiden”.
 
During the writing and recording of the new album “Venom” the band pushed the limitations of their artistic abilities in both performance and composition. All musical areas and ideas were explored with only the best recorded.
 
Frontiers will release the album with two superb new exclusive bonus tracks. “Venom” tracklisting includes: Venom; Empire Of Lies; We Own The Night; Nightmare; Face The Enemy; Dominoe Theory; Jehova; Rise; Time Machine; Holding On; Rock Through The Night (bonus track); Reach For the Sky (bonus track)
 
An album trailer can be enjoyed here:
 
 
Musicians:
Chris Impellitteri – Lead Guitar
Rob Rock – Lead Vocals
James Pulli – Bass
Jon Dette – Drums
 
Produced by: IMPELLITTERI and Greg Reely
 
 
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