POWER THEORY IS....
Bob "BB" Ballinger -Guitar and Backing Vocals
Jeff Rose - Lead Vocals
Alan D'Angelo - Bass
Lorin Savadore -Drums
Nygil Hoch - Lead/Rythm Guitar
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International Bookings: HardAttackEnt@gmail.com
Official Promotions -Rocket Queen Promotion- www.rocketqueen-susi.de
Power Theory History:
Power Theory was founded and formed by Bob Ballinger, and the early line-up included Charlie Gallagher on Bass after Bob and Charlie disbanded Night Myst. Even though we generated some local buzz, the early line-up was short lived because not all members understood the vision of being a traditional heavy metal band, not nu-metal.
In order to strengthen the vision and line up changes were made. Steve Sabo was added on drums, and Dave Santini joined as vocalist. Bob & Dave formed and instant bond in songwriting and began putting material together for the EP "Metal Forever". Charlie Gallagher stepped down as bassist, and Jason Tete joined.
The EP "Metal Forever" was recorded with Jason Grosse at 1021 Studios in Bristol, PA and independently released. The band played live extensively and started writing & recording material at 1021 Studios for a full length release.
With the material completed by September 2010, we hired the legendary Achim Koehler to master the project and independently released "Out of the Ashes, Into the Fire".
In the fall, Steve Sabo was replaced as drummer and Chris "Chachie" Smith filled in temporarily. Although Chris's picture appears on the CD liner notes, Steve Sabo actually recorded drums for the album.
Power Theory signed a 2 year deal with Pure Steel Records Germany in February and "Out of the Ashes, Into the Fire" was repackaged an internationally released on April 29th, 2011 at "Keep it True" Festival in Königshofen, Germany.
Soon after the release, bassist Jason Tete amicably parted ways with the band for family reasons and was replaced by Jay "Viking Jay" Pekala.
Finally in summer a vital missing piece, a true metal drummer, was added in Lorin Savadove.
Now with a more dynamic back line the band started recording our follow up album at 1021 Studios again.
The band gained more extensive live exposure and expanded our range to neighboring local states and continued recording new material for a sophomore release. We also accepted an invitation from Datis Alee to play Warriors of Metal V Open Air in Ohio on June 29th, 2012. The band and label chose that to be our official release date for "An Axe to Grind" our second full length release with cover artwork by Eliran Kantor, on Pure Steel Records. We played more national act shows that summer that included label mates Exxplorer , Sleepy Hollow, and Widow, as well as White Wizzard, Icarus Witch, October 31, and Anvil Bitch. In September we opened up for German Metal Icons Accept and Kreator in our home town of Philadelphia to a packed house. Jay Pekala departed the band after the Accept show.
Recording for a 3rd full length release began in March at Hard Attack Entertaiment Studios with Matt DiFabio (Single Bullet Theory, Pissing Razors) as engineer and producer, and Peter Baltes of Accept lending his hand as Executive Producer, and co-writer of a track to the project.
During the initial sessions it was clear a powerful transformation was taking place in the new material and ultimately some changes would be necessary to ensure the beat delivery of the material recorded and live.
The band chose to amicably part ways with Dave Santini and search for a new lead vocalist with more range, and a a second guitarist as lead guitar. Nygil Hoch was recruited as lead guitarist and NYC area vocalist Jeff Rose earned the vocalist spot by his preparation and talent.
Long time band friends Paul Orkin (Flesh Engine) and Drew Foster had been generously filling in on bass duties for live shows, but pro bassist and label mate Alan D'Angelo (Livesay, Sleepy Hollow) completed the new line up.
Now revamped and ready to roll the band returned to the main stage for Warriors of Metal Open Air VI in Ohio to play a killer live set with old and new material and was greatly accepted by the fans.
In October 2013 Power Theory embarked on it's first national US tour as main support for Seven Witches and headliner Vicious Rumors on the second leg of the "Metal Masters Tour" and returned home to support Raven in Delaware just after.
Matt DiFabio has become an all around mentor to Power Theory and taken us into the Hard Attack Ent. roster as family.
Sadly in late November drummer Lorin Savadove had decided to step down indefinitely due to an injury to his right ankle that wasn't healing due to a need to rest and rehab it. Pro Drummer Nick Bunzck has been recruited to fill in for Lorin.
Early highlights have the band playing shows with national acts, Single Bullet Theory and Byzantine in February, label mates Arctic Flame and Primeval Realm in March, and heading to Chicago April 4th to play Ragnarökkr Metal Apocalypse/Chicago Metal Fest alongside Picture, Grim Reaper, Riot, and Voltax.
Completion of recording for our third album "Driven by Fear" with cover artwork by Timo Weurz is approaching with a summer release date on Pure Steel Records planned.
..... To be continued !