Animetal-USA Featuring Quiet Riot And Judas Priest Members Releases Music Video

Animetal-USA Featuring Quiet Riot And Judas Priest Members Releases Music Video

October 9, 2011

Animetal-USA, featuring singer Mike Vescera (Obsession, ex-Loudness), bassist Rudy Sarzo (Blur Oyster Cult, ex-Ozzy osbourne, Quiet Riot, Whitesnake, Dio), drummer Scott Travis (Judas Priest) and guitarist Chris Impellitteri (Impellitteri) are gearing up for the October 12th release of their debut album in Japan, featuring the band covering Japanese anime theme songs — a spin on the original Animetal band launched in Japan by Anthem vocalist Eizo Sakamoto that was launched in 1996 and called it quits in 2006. The album is produced by Greg Reely and all songs are arranged by Marty Friedman (ex-Megadeth) and Chris Impellitteri.

The band has released their first music video for the song “Uchusenkan Yamato” and more music samples can be heard on the band’s website at

ANIMETALUSA – UCHUUSENKAN YAMATO from 921 Associates on Vimeo.

Animetal-USA went to #1 on Amazon’s Hard Rock/Heavy Metal chart and #2 on their Anime chart in Japan within the first 24 hours of the announcement of Animetal-USA.

Animetal-USA takes up where the original Japanese Animetal band left off in 1996, combining famous classic anime music with some original metal riffs, solos, vocals, bass and drums, as well as some very cool surprises.

In fact, you will definitely hear a few familiar legendary metal riffs from some of your favorite legendary metal bands that gave their blessing, mixed with some new originals.

Although this music is based on Anime, it has lots of original screaming vocals, shredding guitar solos, and a mean bad ass rhythm section.

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