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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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8,510
Overall Rating computed from Album Ratings
Year Title Rating Views
2018 The Nature of the Beast 274
2015 Venom 1048
2015 Venom [LP] 714
2009 Wicked Maiden 1735
2009 Wicked Maiden (Picture Disc) 1049
2004 Pedal To The Metal 1207
2002 System X 7640
2002 Faster Than The Speed Of Light: Very Best of Impellitteri 1803
2000 Crunch 9233
2000 Crunch / Screaming Symphony 973
1997 Eye of the Hurricane (Japan) 8117
1997 Fuel for the Fire (EP) 4193
1997 Eye Of The Hurricane / Victim Of The System 966
1997 Eye of the Hurricane 781
1996 Screaming Symphony 8480
1994 Answer to the Master 8415
1993 Victim of the System (EP) 4277
1992 Grin And Bear It 7696
1988 Stand In Line 6301
1987 Impellitteri (EP) 4732

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