5TH ELEMENT, From The Depth’s singer Raffaele “Raffo” Albanese and bass player Santo Clemenzi side project, had recorded and released their cover of “The Ripper” (Judas Priest) featuring James Rivera from HELSTAR.
The song is available for free streaming on the band Youtube channel and for free download on the band Facebook and ReverbNation pages.
5th Element – The Ripper (Judas Priest cover feat. James Rivera from HELSTAR):
5th Element Official Facebook Page
James Rivera (HELSTAR): Vocals
Raffaele “Raffo” Albanese (FROM THE DEPTH): Guitars, Keyboards and Orchestrations
Santo Clemenzi (FROM THE DEPTH – DEIMOS): Bass
Giulio Capone (TEMPERANCE): Drums
Produced by Santo Clemenzi and Raffaele “Raffo” Albanese.
Mixed and mastered by Santo Clemenzi.
ADL Management have announced that James Rivera (HELSTAR, VICIOUS RUMORS) will be visiting the UK to launch the UK chapter of his SABBATH JUDAS SABBATH tribute band. The band, a tribute to heavy metal icons BLACK SABBATH (primarily the Dio years) and JUDAS PRIEST.
The frontman is best known for his long running career with progressive thrash metallers HELSTAR, a cult metal band that was popular in the 1980’s and has recently resurfaced with a new lineup.
The American and European chapters for SABBATH JUDAS SABBATH have been running for several years and now the UK chapter has been set up. The first UK gig is in Birmingham on Friday 16th August and coincides with several European dates this summer including Metal Days Festival in Slovenia, Alcatraz warm-up show in Belgium and the official Wacken after show party in Germany.
The next run of UK dates will be in October and Yardbirds club is already confirmed for 25th October with more dates to be announced shortly.
The UK Band consists of:
Shoi Sen (De Profundis) – guitars
Paul Nazarkardeh (Phyrexia, Carpathia) – guitars
Paul ‘Beam’ Robbie (Iron Knights, Chokehold) – bass
Larry Paterson (Iron Knights, Blaze Bayley, Chokehold) – drums
VICIOUS RUMORS is about to start a massive European tour from May 3 to June 1. However singer Brian Allen will not be able to tour during the month of May due to sudden family matters. He will return to Vicious Rumors for the summer European tour July/August and The Metal Masters Tour featuring Vicious Rumors/LEATHERWOLF/SEVEN WITCHES from September 18 to October 25.
Former Vicious Rumors singer and HELSTAR mainman James Rivera will fill in for Brian Allen during the month of May/June in Europe.
“James is part of the VR family and were so proud to have him join us at this hard time,” Geoff Thorpe said. “Don’t miss this special line up of VR on the Electric Punishment Tour all over Europe. We want to thank all our partners, agents, promoters and fans in advance. The only bad tour is the one you don’t do !! See you at the shows for night after night of unforgettable Heavy Metal.”
Vicious Rumors recently released their first video from their new studio album, Electric Punishment, for the song ‘I Am The Gun’, which was filmed and produced by Mike Sloat.