Masters of Metal

Lead, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Vocals: Bernie Versailles
Lead, Rhythm Guitar: Juan Garcia
Bass, Backing Vocals: Robert Cardenas
Drum: Rigo Amezcua

 

 

MASTERS OF METAL aus Los Angeles besteht aus aktuellen und ehemaligen Musikern von

 “Agent Steel”,  “Possessed”, “ Body Count” und “Fates Warning”. Juan Garcia (guitars), Bernie Versailles (guitars & vocals), Robert Cardenas (bass & backing vocals) sowie Rigo Amezcua (drums).

Die Band veröffentlichte ihre erste 4-Track EP im April 2013, die restlos alles hielt was man sich von diesen Ausnahmemusikern versprechen konnte.

Produziert von Bill Metoyer (Fates Warning, Trouble, Gwar) und gemischt von Mastermind Bernie Versailles, der bereits bei den „Agent Steel“ Come Back Klassikern “Omega Conspiracy” (1999),  “Order Of The Illuminati” (2003) und “Alienigma” (2007)  federführend war.

Die Arbeiten an der Fertigstellung des ersten MOM Longplayers nahmen die letzten Jahre in Anspruch und waren nicht frei von Rückschlägen. So wurden nachträglich alle Lead Vocals von Bernie Versailles neu eingesungen. Ebenso übernahm dieser die Verantwortung für Engineering und Co-Produktion.

Im Oktober 2014, kurz bevor das Album urspünglich fertiggestellt werden sollte, erlitt Versaille eine Hirnverletzung die zum Koma führte. Bernie kämpfte sich jedoch zurück ins Leben und erfuhr eine kaum für möglich gehaltene Wiedergenesung.

„From Worlds Beyond“ wurde erneut von Bill Metoyer komplettiert. Die Vocals des letzten Songs “Vengeance & Might”  stamen von “Helstar” und “Vicious Rumors” Sänger James Rivera, einige Gitarrensoli von seinem „Helstar“ Mitstreiter Larry Barragan.  

 

 

MASTERS OF METAL is the band launched by seasoned veterans and members of AGENT STEEL; Juan Garcia (guitars), Bernie Versailles (guitars & vocals), Robert Cardenas (bass & backing vocals), Rigo Amezcua (drums). The vocal duties for the recordings were completed by lead guitarist Bernie Versailles, and this has been a blessing in disguise as MASTERS OF METAL not only have maintained a dedicated fan base, but the group has also gained lots of support along the way.

The four-piece band released their debut EP in April 2013, which included 4 blistering metal missiles with everything that you can expect from the members of AGENT STEEL. Recorded by Bill Metoyer (FATES WARNING, TROUBLE, GWAR), and mixed by mastermind Bernie Versailles; who’s previous work includes AGENT STEEL comeback classics “Omega Conspiracy” (1999)  “Order of the illuminati” (2003), and “Alienigma” (2007). The 4th track  “Lunacy” features lead guest vocals by James Rivera (HELSTAR), and Sean Peck (CAGE, DEATH DEALER, SHERMANN/DENNER) joining in on the Heavy Metal anthem.  The EP featured sonic production, timeless songwriting and lots of scorching guitars, thundering bass, and precision drumming. A promotional video for the track “Chameleon” was also released.

MASTERS OF METAL has been working on the completion of their full length album for the last few years and in the process encountered some obstacles; which included re-recording all the vocals on the album with guitarist Bernie Versailles taking over the vocal duties along with engineering, and co-producing the album. In October 2014 just as the album was being completed; Bernie Versailles sustained a brain injury and ended in a coma; since then he’s been in regaining his health and making a miraculous recovery. The album was completed by legendary producer Bill Metoyer tracking the last final song “Vengeance & Might” (which features lead vocals by James Rivera), along with some guest guitar solos from HELSTAR guitarist Larry Barragan, and Andrew Atwood. The band signed to Metalville Records and the album entitled “From Worlds Beyond” is scheduled for release later in 2015.

Releases

Masters of Metal - From worlds beyond (MV0079), 21.08.2015