is a heavy metal band formed by lead guitarist Chris Impellitteri and vocalist Rob Rock. To date the band has sold more than 1 Million albums and have legions of fans throughout the world. The music of IMPELLITTERI is usually categorized as heavy metal and is technically oriented.
The band has been featured on MTV, VH1, and various radio stations in the international community. Currently IMPELLITTERI perform live in front of audiences as large as 35,000 people per show.
Chris Impellitteri is heralded as one of the world’s greatest guitar players. In fact, Guitarworld Magazine officially named Chris Impellitteri as one of the fastest guitarists of all time. GuitarOne Magazine titled Impellitteri as the second fastest guitar shredder in the world. Moreover, Chris Impellitteri was the first guitarist to be labeled “the fastest guitarist in the world” by the international press.
Chris Impellitteri has also won Burrn! Magazine’s highly coveted Best Rock Guitarist Award.
Vocalist Rob Rock is considered by many to be the melodic voice of heavy metal. Rob has a vocal range that rivals legendary singers Ronnie James Dio, Rob Halford, and Bruce Dickinson. Rock’s lyrics tend to instill a positive message whilst his vocal performances are filled with energy and soul.
Bassist James Pulli is known for his Driving Bass lines reminiscent of Black Sabbaths Geezer Butler. Pulli creates a strong foundation for the band with his signature style. His bass is deep, punchy, and supports the crazy guitar lines and drumming insanity of Impellitteri. In fact, it is Pulli’s Bass line’s that hold the rhythm section together.
Drummer Jon Dette is recognized as an amazing thrash drummer who has highly regarded for his aggressive playing style, consistent meter, speed, and energy. Jon has formerly played drums for Slayer, Anthrax, Testament, Iced Earth, and ANIMETAL USA.