Considered in many underground circles as the ultimate shredding guitar hero of this metal generation, SYMPHONY X axe master Michael Romeo was the first choice of upstart true metal mavens ICARUS WITCH to be their special guest on the upcoming Magick Records release, "Welcome to the Nightmare: An All-Star Salute to Alice Cooper". The band revamped the mid-era Cooper obscurity, "Roses On White Lace", which they had recently released on their debut EP of the same name. (note: the version on the EP does not feature Romeo).On a tribute record that also features heavyweights like ICED EARTH, CHILDREN OF BODOM, DIO, Bruce Dickinson, Dave Mustaine, Marty Friedman, Dee Snider, George Lynch and a stellar cast, ICARUS WITCH wanted to pay tribute to both their classic heroes (Cooper) as well as a band their own six-string prodigy, Steve Pollick, considers to be kings of the modern prog metal movement (SYMPHONY X). Pollick had talked shop with Romeo at several X gigs and when this tribute came up, ICARUS WITCH got in touch with Michael through his label, InsideOut Music (also based in the WITCH's hometown of Pittsburgh). Romeo was excited about the idea and produced his guitar contribution with as much speed and professionalism as he approaches his world renowned, eight-finger tapping technique! "Welcome to the Nightmare" has been pushed back to a new official street date of April 19 through Navarre distribution.
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