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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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8,662
Overall Rating computed from Album Ratings
Year Title Rating Views
2018 The Nature of the Beast 338
2015 Venom 1122
2015 Venom [LP] 775
2009 Wicked Maiden 1802
2009 Wicked Maiden (Picture Disc) 1118
2004 Pedal To The Metal 1251
2002 System X 8003
2002 Faster Than The Speed Of Light: Very Best of Impellitteri 1852
2000 Crunch 9657
2000 Crunch / Screaming Symphony 1026
1997 Eye of the Hurricane (Japan) 8488
1997 Fuel for the Fire (EP) 4391
1997 Eye Of The Hurricane / Victim Of The System 1017
1997 Eye of the Hurricane 844
1996 Screaming Symphony 8846
1994 Answer to the Master 8804
1993 Victim of the System (EP) 4458
1992 Grin And Bear It 8033
1988 Stand In Line 6605
1987 Impellitteri (EP) 4926

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