Origin: USA


Chris Impellitteri is one of those metal guitar heroes that one might expect to find on the Shrapnel Records roster. His style has often been favorably compared to Yngwie Malmsteen, and with good reason, as both are neo-classical speed/shred guitarists of the highest order. Chris is a little less flashy (but only a little), though he's arguably a better songwriter, as his tunes tend to be less self-indulgent than Yngwie's. Impellitteri the band plays uptempo, mainstream speed metal, the kind of stuff that is quite popular in Europe these days, with Chris' flashy licks and solos complemented by the forceful vocals of Rob Rock (Graham Bonnet, another accomplished vocalist, has sung with this band as well). A fair comparison style-wise might be Racer X, or (particularly the earlier work) a more speed-metal version of Rainbow. The basic style has scarcely altered from day one, as the various albums are pretty interchangeable (minus points for lack of variety, plus points for consistent quality). Impellitteri is hardly a contemporary/modern metal band in style terms (this style was much more in vogue in the 80's), but Chris' virtuoso playing and general professionalism keep the band fresh.

Current Members

Rob Rock

vocals (ex-M.A.R.S., ex-Axel Rudi Pell, ex-Warrior)

Chris Impellitteri


James Amelio Pulli


Edward Harris Roth


Jon Dette

drums (Killing Machine)

Former Members/Guests

Graham Bonnet

vocals (ex-Alcatrazz, ex-Anthem, ex-Michael Schenker Group, ex-Rainbow)

Curtis Skelton

vocals (ex-Speak No Evil)

Chuck Wright

bass (Quiet Riot)

Phil Wolfe


Loni Silva


Pat Torpey

drums (ex-Ted Nugent)

Ken Mary

drums (ex-Alice Cooper, ex-Chastain, ex-Fifth Angel, ex-TKO)

Mark Bistany

drums (ex-Otep)

Glen Sobel



(EP) Impellitteri 
1987 Relativity
  1. Lost In The Rain
  2. Play With Fire
  3. Burning
  4. I'll Be Searching
  • Rob Rock
  • Chris Impellitteri
  • Loni Silva

Stand In Line 
  1. Stand In Line
  2. Since You've Been Gone
  3. Secret Lover
  4. Tonight I Fly
  5. White And Perfect
  6. Leviathan
  7. Goodnight And Goodbye
  8. Playing With Fire
  • Graham Bonnet
  • Chris Impellitteri
  • Chuck Wright
  • Phil Wolfe
  • Pat Torpey

Grin And Bear It 
1992 JVC
  1. When The Well Runs Dry
  2. Ball And Chain
  3. Wake Up Sally
  4. Power Of Love
  5. Under The Gun
  6. Endless Nights
  7. City's On Fire
  8. Grin And Bear It
  9. Dance
  • Rob Rock
  • Chris Impellitteri
  • Chuck Wright
  • Ken Mary

(EP) Victim Of The System 
1993 JVC
  1. Victim Of The System
  2. Visual Prisoner
  3. Glory
  4. Cross To Bear
  5. The Young And The Ruthless
  • Rob Rock
  • Chris Impellitteri
  • James Amelio Pulli
  • Ken Mary
  • Mark Bistany

Answer To The Master 
1994 JVC
  1. The Future Is Black
  2. Fly Away
  3. Warrior
  4. I'll Wait
  5. Hold The Line
  6. Something's Wrong With The World Today
  7. Answer To The Master
  8. Hungry Days
  9. The King Is Rising
  • Rob Rock
  • Chris Impellitteri
  • James Amelio Pulli
  • Ken Mary

Screaming Symphony 
1996 JVC
  1. Father Forgive Them
  2. I'll Be With You
  3. Walk Away
  4. Kingdom Of Light
  5. Countdown To The Revolution
  6. 17th Century Chicken Pickin'
  7. Rat Race
  8. For Your Love
  9. You Are The Fire
  • Rob Rock
  • Chris Impellitteri
  • James Amelio Pulli
  • Edward Harris Roth
  • Ken Mary

(EP) Fuel For The Fire 
1997 JVC
  1. Fuel For The Fire
  2. Stand Or Fall
  3. Tears In The Eyes Of The World
  4. Paradise
  • Rob Rock
  • Chris Impellitteri
  • James Amelio Pulli
  • Edward Harris Roth
  • Ken Mary

Eye Of The Hurricane 
1998 JVC
  1. Eye Of The Hurricane
  2. Shed Your Blood
  3. Fuel For The Fire
  4. Bleed In Silence
  5. Master Of Disguise
  6. On And On
  7. Everything Is You
  8. Kingdom Fighter
  9. Paradise
  10. Stand Or Fall
  11. Tears In The Eyes Of The World
  • Rob Rock
  • Chris Impellitteri
  • James Amelio Pulli
  • Edward Harris Roth
  • Ken Mary

2000 JVC
  1. Beware Of The Devil
  2. Turn Of The Century
  3. Speed Demon
  4. Wake Me Up
  5. Spanish Fire
  6. Slay The Dragon
  7. Wasted Earth
  8. Forever Yours
  9. Texas Nuclear Boogie
  10. Fear No Evil
  • Rob Rock
  • Chris Impellitteri
  • James Amelio Pulli
  • Edward Harris Roth
  • Glen Sobel

System X 
2002 JVC
  1. United We Stand
  2. Perfect Crime
  3. End of the World
  4. She's a Nightime Lover
  5. Slow Kill
  6. Why Do They Do That
  7. Rock and Roll Heroes
  8. Gotta Get Home
  9. What Kind of Sanity
  10. Falling in Love With a Stranger
  • Graham Bonnet
  • Chris Impellitteri
  • James Amelio Pulli
  • Edward Harris Roth
  • Glen Sobel

Reviews:   Brave Words 

Faster Than The Speed Of Light  COMPILATION
2003 JVC
  1. Freak Show
  2. Victim Of The System
  3. Beware Of The Devil
  4. Rock n' Roll Heroes
  5. Perfect Crime
  6. Spanish Fire
  7. Rat Race
  8. Warrior
  9. Cross To Bear
  10. Stand In Line
  11. When The Well Runs Dry
  12. Power Of Love
  13. Shed Your Blood
  14. 17th Century Chicken Pickin'
  15. Hungry Days
  16. Lost In The Rain
  17. Anti Social Disease
  18. Texas Nuclear Boogie
  19. Cyberflesh

Pedal To The Metal 
2004 JVC
  1. The Iceman Cometh
  2. The Kingdom Of Titus (Tribute)
  3. Dance With The Devil
  4. Hurricane
  5. Crushing Daze
  6. Destruction
  7. Judgement Day
  8. Punk
  9. Propaganda Mind
  10. The Writings On The Wall
  • Curtis Skelton
  • Chris Impellitteri
  • James Amelio Pulli
  • Glen Sobel

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Brave Words  Metal Storm 

Live! Fast! Loud! 
  1. Overture
  2. Visual Prison
  3. I'll be With You
  4. Victim Of The System
  5. Walk Away
  6. Stand In line
  7. Countdown To The Revolution
  8. Screaming Symphony
  9. Burning
  10. Lost In The Rain
  11. For Your Love
  12. Over The Rainbow
  13. Warrior
  14. Rat Race
  15. Meet The Band
  16. The King Is Rising

Wicked Maiden 
2009 Victor
  1. Wicked Maiden
  2. Last Of A Dying Breed
  3. Destruction
  4. Garden Of Eden
  5. The Vision
  6. Eyes Of An Angel
  7. No More School
  8. Wonderful Life
  9. Holy Man
  10. Battle Rages
  • Rob Rock
  • Chris Impellitteri
  • James Amelio Pulli
  • Edward Harris Roth
  • Glen Sobel

Reviews:   Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal 

2015 Victor
  1. Venom
  2. Empire of Lies
  3. We Own the Night
  4. Nightmare
  5. Face the Enemy
  6. Domino Theory
  7. Jehovah
  8. Rise
  9. Time Machine
  10. Holding On
  • Rob Rock
  • Chris Impellitteri
  • James Amelio Pulli
  • Jon Dette

Reviews:   Sea Of Tranquility  Brave Words 


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