Impellitteri‘s music video for the song ‘Phantom Of The Opera’ can be seen below. The track is taken from Impellitteri‘s latest album, “The Nature Of The Beast”, which was released in October via Frontiers Music.
Chris Impellitteri told Guitar World: “‘The Phantom of the Opera’ is a song I have wanted to remake since I was a kid. Yes, I realize that other bands like Nightwish have also covered it, as well as Iron Maiden having a song with the same title, and I respect both artists immensely, but our version of Andrew Lloyd Webber‘s masterpiece is very much Impellitteri.”
“When we created our musical arrangement for this song, our collective band vision was to basically take the phantom on a wild musical ride through Hell! We wanted to turn the song into a speed/power metal type song. I will say our version can seem fairly challenging to play as a guitarist due to the various complex scale sequences, modes and speed at which we are playing. At the same time, the lead vocals are quite brutal on our singer, Rob Rock, as he had to sing both the male tenor part as well as the female vocal part, which resides in the alto and soprano ranges.