‘Run For Your Life’, the new video from Impellitteri, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band’s upcoming studio album, “The Nature Of The Beast”, which will be released on October 12 via Frontiers Music.
30 years into their musical career, Impelitteri have created a mind-blowing, highly energetic and thrilling new musical adventure with “The Nature Of The Beast”. The band is on fire with their musical acrobatics, addictive riffs, shredding guitar solos, speed metal drumming, and screaming power metal vocals that are all ingredients in these killer songs!
Like many of their talented peers, Impelitteri continue to carry the torch for guitar driven heavy metal. On “The Nature Of The Beast”, the band shines throughout, especially on songs like the power metal driven ‘Run For Your Life’, the highly energetic remake of Black Sabbath‘s ‘Symptom Of The Universe’, the lunacy of ‘Gates Of Hell’, the addictive riff of ‘Hypocrisy’, and the speed metal cover of “Phantom Of The Opera”.
“The new music was written with passion and a sincere love for heavy metal,” tells Chris Impellitteri. “I think as a band we grow stronger with each new album. Our artistic abilities seem to get better with age, but at the same time we seem to sound even more energetic, crazy, and youthful with this release. You could say the music on this newest musical child is an extension of our previous record, ‘Venom’. I love the ‘Venom’ record, but I am currently obsessed by ‘The Nature Of The Beast’. We are thrilled to share this new music with our FANS and friends around the world and I really hope they like it!”
Impelitteri recorded “The Nature Of The Beast” in Los Angeles, California with legendary engineer/producer Mike Plotnikoff (Van Halen, Aerosmith, In Flames), mix engineer Greg Reely (Overkill, Fear Factory), and engineers Jun Murakawa and Sean Shannon.
Like their childhood musical heroes, including Vivaldi, Iron Maiden, Queen, Black Sabbath, Al DiMeola, Paco de Lucia, John McLaughlin and Pavarotti, Impelitteri strive for greatness — creating, performing and recording this new music with all four band members, Chris Impellitteri (guitars), Rob Rock (vocals), James Pulli (bass), and Jon Dette (drums) contributing stellar performances. The album was recorded in a grand fashion using large tracking rooms and vintage analog equipment to capture the bands live musical energy and performance.
“As a guitarist, I challenge myself to conquer my human limitations,” continues Chris. “I practice for hours each day to improve my technique. I also spend a lot of time customizing my guitars, amps, and pedals to achieve this crazy guitar sound. On this new record my guitar sound is really me trying to create a tone that sounds a bit like a chainsaw blended with a beautiful Stradivarius violin. It is Beauty and the Beast with lots of pick attack! The guitar solos have lots of technical shredding elements, but at the same time they are very melodic and I think fun for everyone to listen too. The riffs are also exciting for me to play as there is a lot of obvious influences that I brought to this new record.”
The band will head out in support of the album, with dates to be announced in the coming months.
3. Run For Your Life
4. Phantom Of The Opera (Andrew Lloyd Webber cover)
5. Gates Of Hell
6. Wonder World
7. Man Of War
8. Symptom Of The Universe (Black Sabbath cover)
9. Do You Think I’m Mad
10. Fire It Up
11. Kill The Beast
12. Shine On
Impellitteri‘s latest studio album, “Venom”, was released on April 17th. 2015 in Europe and April 21 in North America.
“Venom” is described in a press release as “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‘s 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, formerly of Testament, Slayer etc.) filled with speed and groove and beastly bass playing (courtesy 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.”
Our review of “Venom” can be found here.
Chris Impellitteri is heralded as one of the world’s greatest guitar shredders. He has won “Best Rock Guitarist” awards in several magazines during the years for his guitar soloing. He is the first guitarist to be called the fastest guitarist in the world by the international media. Impellitteri was recently officially voted second fastest guitarist in the world by Guitar One magazine; and Guitar World magazine listed Impellitteri within its top 50 fastest guitarists of all time!
Chris Impellitteri formed Impellitteri in 1987, along with vocalist Rob Rock. 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. To date, Impellitteri has released a total of nine acclaimed studio albums and “Venom” follows after 2009’s “Wicked Maiden”.
Rob Rock – vocals (Axel Rudi Pell)
Chris Impellitteri – guitars
James Amelio Pulli – bass
Jon Dette – drums (Testament, Anthrax, Slayer)
Video for ‘Run For Your Life’