The phrase "metal super group" was custom-made for ANIMETAL USA whose members include singer Mike Vescera (Obsession/ex-Loudness), bassist Rudy Sarzo (Blue Öyster Cult, ex-Ozzy Osbourne, Quiet Riot, Whitesnake, Dio), guitarist Chris Impellitteri (Impellitteri), and drummer Scott Travis (Judas Priest). Adding to the group's stellar rock pedigree, former Megadeth guitarist Marty Friedman has joined Impellitteri in arranging its tunes. ANIMETAL USA's self-titled, October 12, 2011 debut album has been gold-certified in Japan and has hit the #1 spot on Amazon's Hard Rock Heavy Metal chart and #2 on Amazon's Anime chart in Japan. The band's sophomore album entitled "W," set to release in the U.S. in June 2012, includes "Give Lee Give Lee Rock Lee," the opening theme song of the global anime marvel "NARUTO" spin off series, "NARUTO-SD-Rock Lee No Seisyun Full Power Ninden." For more info visit http://animetalusa.com.
Convention Guest Appearances
- Anime Expo 2012 - June 29 - July 2, 2012 in Los Angeles, CA