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Impellitteri

PLEASE DO NOT ADD 'Live! Fast! Loud!’ 1998 as it is considered a bootleg.

Band formed by high-speed neo-classical guitarist Chris Impelliteri, whose style is reminiscent of Yngwie J. Malmsteen. He produced a self-financed album of instrumentals in 1986 and formed his own band in 1987, which consisted of former MSG and Rainbow vocalist Graham Bonnet, keyboardist Phil Wolfe, ex-Quiet Riot bassist Chuck Wright, and ex-Ted Nugent drummer Pat Torpey. This lineup's only album strongly evoked Rainbow's style, to the point where Rainbow fans accused Impelliteri of plagiarism. However, the band disintegrated, with Wright joining House of Lords and Torpey going to Mr. Big. Impelliteri played with former Dio keyboardist Claude Schnell and singer Mark Weisz in 1990.

Genres:
Neo-classic metal, melodic metal
From:
USA
Similar Secular:
Yngwie Malmsteen, Rivera/Bomma, Rob Rock

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7,593
Overall Rating computed from Album Ratings
Year Title Rating Views
2015 Venom 478
2015 Venom [LP] 251
2009 Wicked Maiden 1114
2009 Wicked Maiden (Picture Disc) 478
2004 Pedal To The Metal 685
2002 System X 3422
2002 Faster Than The Speed Of Light: Very Best of Impellitteri 1269
2000 Crunch 4153
2000 Crunch / Screaming Symphony 458
1997 Eye of the Hurricane (Japan) 3975
1997 Fuel for the Fire (EP) 1931
1997 Eye Of The Hurricane / Victim Of The System 500
1997 Eye of the Hurricane 293
1996 Screaming Symphony 4006
1994 Answer to the Master 3793
1993 Victim of the System (EP) 2161
1992 Grin And Bear It 3497
1988 Stand In Line 2937
1987 Impellitteri (EP) 2482

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