ANIMETAL USA — the American counterpart to ANIMETAL, the Japanese heavy metal band which specialized in metal covers of popular Japanese anime/tokusatsu theme songs — made its U.S. live debut on June 29 at the Anime Expo at the Los Angeles Convention Center at the Main Events/Hall G.
A short video interview with the group and its fans conducted by KawaiiKakkoiiSugoi.com can be seen below.
ANIMETAL USA released its self-titled debut album in the U.S. on June 26 via Century Media Records. A European release date will follow shortly.
The track listing of "Animetal USA" will be the same as that of the album that was issued in Japan, but will also include four bonus songs — "Touch", "JAM Project Medley", "Give Lee Give Lee Rock Lee" (Japanese single version) and "Give Lee Give Lee Rock Lee" (English version). "Give Lee Give Lee Rock Lee" will already be familiar to anime fans, as it is the opening song to the "Naruto" spin-off, "Rock Lee & His Ninja Pals".
ANIMETAL USA is:
* Mike Vescera (OBSESSION, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, LOUDNESS) - Vocals * Rudy Sarzo (BLUE ÖYSTER CULT, OZZY OSBOURNE, QUIET RIOT, WHITESNAKE, DIO) – Bass * Jon Dette (SLAYER, TESTAMENT) - Drums * Chris Impellitteri (IMPELLITTERI) - Guitar
The drums on ANIMETAL USA's debut album were laid down by JUDAS PRIEST's Scott Travis. He has since been forced to leave the group due to his touring commitments with PRIEST.
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