Guitar Virtuoso CHRIS IMPELLITTERI will be inducted into the 2023 Metal Hall of Fame, at the 6th Annual Metal Hall of Fame Charity Gala.
“The most important night in Hard Rock and Heavy Metal” takes place January 26, 2023, at the Canyon Club, Agoura Hills, C.A. It is presented by ROCAVAKA – The Vaka That Rocks!
Chris Impellitteri and the metal band IMPELLITTERI have legions of fans around the world and have become icons in countries like Japan.
Thanks to their international success the band has sold well over a million albums and have played to audiences exceeding 30,000 people!
In 1987 IMPELLITTERI released their debut, titled ‘The Black EP’ which instantly gained Chris recognition as a guitar hero by metal fans, musicians, and media like Kerrang! Magazine.
In the year 2022 IMPELLITTERI continue to gain new fans due to the majestic vocals of Rob Rock and Chris’s shredding and ability to write great songs like Stand in Line, We Own the Night, Lost in the Rain, Rat Race, Venom, and the beloved instrumental 17th Century Chicken Pickin!
Although Chris has always stated IMPELLITTERI “is a band not a solo artist” he has won numerous accolades for his guitar playing… Guitar World and Guitar One Magazine officially named him one of the fastest guitarists of all time.
The 1988 Impellitteri Album “Stand In Line” featured former Rainbow vocalist Graham Bonnet, and charted on the Billboard Top 100, remaining there for over 5 months. The “Stand In Line” video was often played on MTV and VH-1. In 1996, Impellitteri won the Burrn! Magazine Readers Poll Award for “Best Rock Guitarist,” for the Impellitteri Album “Screaming Symphony.” Impellitteri was a member of Animetal USA, with 2017 Metal Hall of Fame Inductee Rudy Sarzo. The Animetal USA album peaked at # 18 on Japan’s Oricon‘s weekly albums chart, and remained there for nine weeks. Impellitteri arranged all the tracks on the Album with 2021 Metal Hall of Fame Inductee Marty Friedman. Chris Impellitteri was a host on the MTV show Headbangers Ball, and is also featured on the Albums “Sahara,” by House of Lords, Dragon Attack: A Tribute To Queen, and the Randy Rhoads Tribute Album.
Impellitteri recently released “Wake The Beast”, a 3 Cd Anthology via Global Rock Records with all tracks personally selected by Chris himself.
I am honored and humbled to be inducted into the Metal Hall of Fame. I want to thank the Hall and of course all of our amazing fans who continue to support IMPELLITTERI year after year in virtually every country!
Impellitteri will be Inducted along with the classic line-up of legendary band TWISTED SISTER, among additional superstar Inductees and performances which will be announced soon.
Surprise artist appearances, Autograph Signings, and Meet & Greet opportunities will also be part of the event.
The most recent 2021 and 2022 Metal Hall of Fame Gala’s and events included scheduled and surprise appearances by Paul Stanley, Eric Singer, Tim “Ripper” Owens, Ross “The Boss” Friedman, Gus G, Onslaught, Frank DiMino, Nigel Glockler, Charlie Benante, Tony Harnell, Voivod, Albert Bouchard of Blue Oyster Cult, Host of SiriusXM Radio Ozzy’s Boneyard and Hair Nation Keith Roth, Todd La Torre, Live Nation Executive Joey Vendetta, Bobby Rock, Jeff Scott Soto, and wrestling superstar Chris Jericho, among others.