* Track listings for both albums can be found below our Bio
Since being dubbed ‘classic metal troopers’ by Blabbermouth.net, Philadelphia’s INFERNAL OPERA have completed the follow-up to their 2013 debut ‘EMISSARY OF STEEL’.
Titled ‘THE AVENGING PHOENIX’, the album will be the first release which includes former PURGATORY guitarist Randy Gonce, who joined the band in February of 2013. Newcomers Mike Campanile (Guitar) and Stev Von Römer (Bass) join Volpe Vetrano (Vocals), Michael Alberque (Drums), and Gonce.
After a year and a half of ‘EMISSARY OF STEEL’ receiving high praise on the aforementioned Blabbermouth.net, and TrueMetalLives.com, as well as from such metal vets as legendary producer Bill Metoyer(Slayer, D.R.I., Dark Angel), Betsy Weiss (Bitch), Mike Sabatini (Attacker), and Tommy Lorenzo (Blood Feast), INFERNAL OPERA has evolved into a more dynamic and cohesive unit.
Propelling from their performances in Southern California during NAMM Weekend (At The House Of Metal in Santa Ana) with Uli Roth and Heretic, Pennsylvania's INFERNAL OPERA has unleashed their long awaited, and highly anticipated Debut CD, Emissary Of Steel.
The band creates musical scores that include a mixture of lyrics which run a gamut of deep and intellectually stimulating, to frightening and fantastic. With full-bodied rhythms, these epic tracks are as captivating as they are distinct. The band's style is clearly 'American', yet with a 'European' power edge, welded through and through with respect to the traditional elements of Judas Priest and Mercyful Fate, the early Thrash roots of Slayer and Kreator as well as the classic doom and darkness of Black Sabbath. Their arrangements demonstrate a platform of diversity and perceptiveness. INFERNAL OPERA actualizes their ability to sculpt songs that listeners will 'feel' while experiencing the odyssey of each piece. Four instrumentalists provide support and backing vocals, acting as dark and powerful support for the eclectic Lead Vocals. They combine to create an 'Other-Worldly' relationship which manifests alluring melodies, bellowing cries, and shredding screams that release the intensity, dwelling deep within each INFERNAL OPERA Track.
Since May of 2011 this Metal Machine has swiftly been moving forward, gaining momentum both artistically and in popularity, staying true to their uncompromising vision and tireless work ethic.
The Avenging Phoenix (Projected Release: March, 2015)
1) The Incarnate*
4) Arm the Dead
5) Sinister Angel
6) The Devil Himself
7) Upon the Blade
9) Sight Beyond Sight*
10) Eyes In the Dark (A dedication to King Diamond/Mercyful Fate)
11) Forgotten Pharaoh
13) The Avenging Phoenix
Emissary of Steel (2013)
1) Emissary of Steel
2) Inhuman Being
4) 13th Sign
5) Through the Garden Gate*
7) Betrothed to Darkness
10) The Word