IMPELLITTERI: 'Wicked Maiden' Video Posted Online

IMPELLITTERI's music video for the song "Wicked Maiden" can be viewed at this location. The clip was shot on February 4 with director John Logsdon, who has previously worked with DEF LEPPARD, ANTHRAX, RISE AGAINST, AUDIOSLAVE, SEETHER and DEFTONES, among many others.

"Wicked Maiden" is the title track of IMPELLITTERI's long-awaited new album, which will be released in Europe on April 24 via Metal Heaven Records. The song is available for streaming on the band's official MySpace page.

Released in Japan on February 25 via Victor Entertainment, "Wicked Maiden", which reunites mainman Chris Impellitteri with longtime lead vocalist and writing collaborator Rob Rock, is "IMPELLITTERI's metal masterpiece," according to a press release. The band — featuring Impellitteri, Rock, bassist James Pulli and drummer Brandon Wild — "challenged the boundaries of conventional metal by utilizing music theory, technique, innovation, technology, and creative story telling. The result is an intense guitar driven metal album that will satisfy the appetite of any true metal fan. 'Wicked Maiden' features memorable guitar riffs, fast shredding guitar solos, amazing screaming vocals, exciting lyrical content, and a mean heavy rhythm section."

"Wicked Maiden" took three years to complete from the writing through the mixing and mastering. Engineer and co-producer Greg Reely worked tirelessly to create a sonic freight train.

Commented Rock: "The record is pure metal with screaming vocals, shredding guitar solos, killer rhythm section, and a fat production. I am sure that all the fans of the classic Rob and Chris Impellitteri albums will be very pleased with our new release."

"Wicked Maiden" is "by far the most amazing recording I have been involved with," according to IMPELLITTERI mainman/guitarist Chris Impellitteri. "It is filled with amazing riffs, fast shredding solos, screaming vocals, and, of course, a brutal rhythm section."

He added, "The goal of this record was to make a historic album that will rival 'Van Halen 1', OZZY's 'Blizzard of Oz', PANTERA's 'Cowboys from Hell', YNGWIE's 'Rising Force', METALLICA's 'Master of Puppets', and even new artists like CHILDREN OF BODOM and AVENGED SEVENFOLD."

The track listing for the CD is as follows:

01. Wicked Maiden
02. Last Of A Dying Breed
03. Destruction
04. Garden Of Eden
05. The Vision
06. Eyes Of An Angel
07. No More School
08. Wonderful Life
09. Holy Man
10. Battle Rages

Check out the album artwork below.

Chris Impellitteri will be featured on the cover of Japan's Young Guitar magazine for the April 2009 issue.


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