Bassist Joey Vera (ARMORED SAINT, FATES WARNING, ANTHRAX) has joined the backing band of 22-year-old Estonian female singer Marya Roxx (a.k.a. Maarja). The group, which is rounded out by guitarist Paul Crook (MEAT LOAF, ex-ANTHRAX, SEBASTIAN BACH) and drummer John Miceli, is currently rehearsing in Las Vegas, Nevada while performing every Wednesday and Thursday night at Divebar (3035 E. Tropicana Blvd.) in preparation for the band's slot at Musexpo 2008.

Musexpo (United Nations Of Music & Media) will take place at the House of Blues in Hollywood, California on April 28.

Crook is one of the featured musicians on Marya's upcoming album, which was recorded last year at the Document Room in Malibu with acclaimed producer Kevin Shirley (IRON MAIDEN, DREAM THEATER, LED ZEPPELIN). Other guest musicians on the CD include Scott Metaxas (ex-NUCLEAR ASSAULT) on bass, Derek Sherinian (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, ex-DREAM THEATER) on keyboards and Brian Tichy (ex-OZZY OSBOURNE, SLASH'S SNAKEPIT, GILBY CLARKE, PRIDE & GLORY) on drums.

For more information on Marya Roxx, visit

Maarja's "Could You" video:


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