November 27, 2013
ROB ROCK: "RAGE OF CREATION" LIMITED VINYL EDITION ANNOUNCED
Ulterium Records are proud to announce the release of a limited 12" vinyl edition of the classic ROB ROCK album "Rage of Creation". The edition includes an insert with lyrics as well as brand new liner notes and album history written by Rob Rock. The edition is strictly limited to 300 copies and features new artwork by Felipe Machado Franco [Blind Guardian, Rhapsody of Fire, Theocracy]. The release date is set to December 20th.
"Rage of Creation" is available for pre-ordering at the Ulterium Records Store: http://www.ulteriumstore.bigcartel.com
01. In The Beginning
02. The Sun Will Rise Again
03. One Way Out
04. Judgment Day
05. Streets Of Madness
06. Media Machine
02. All I Need
03. In The Night
04. Never Too Late
For more information
Rob Rock website: http://www.robrock.com
Rob Rock facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Rob-Rock-The-Voice-of-Melodic-Metal/188237273606
Ulterium Records website: http://www.ulterium-records.com
Ulterium Records facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ulterumrecords
March 29, 2013
Rob Rock vocal performances will appear on the newest metal opera!
"The Land Of New Hope" is composed by former STRATOVARIUS main songwriter and guitarist Timo Tolkki.
This album features some great songwriting with wonderful vocal melodies and guitar riffs.
Frontiers Records has set a May 21 North American release date for TIMO TOLKKI'S AVALON new metal opera, "The Land Of New Hope".
The CD features world-renowned musicians Alex Holzwarth (RHAPSODY OF FIRE) on drums, Jens Johansson (STRATOVARIUS), Derek Sherinian (DREAM THEATER) and Mikko Härkin (SONATA ARCTICA) on keyboards, and Tolkki himself taking care of all guitars, bass and production duties.
For this unique concept album, Timo Tolkki was able to gather some of the most accomplished international singers: Michael Kiske (UNISONIC), Elize Ryd (AMARANTHE), Rob Rock (IMPELLITTERI), Russell Allen (SYMPHONY X), Sharon Den Adel (WITHIN TEMPTATION) and Tony Kakko (SONATA ARCTICA).
December 16, 2012
Thank you for the great response from our fans for the re-broadcasting of the Rob Rock and Armand performance at the Holy Land Experience in Orlando Florida.
The show has been re-airing this holiday season on the TBN network and we are delighted that the reaction has been very strong and very positive.
New DRIVER Countdown CD available on vinyl!
This collectors edition is only available as long as they last!
Metalizer Records is making available a limited number of new Driver Countdown albums on vinyl.
A truly rare item to own!
Pre-order now for the Dec 27 release:
May 14, 2012
Driver Countdown download available at driverofficial.com
Digipak release on May 25th.
April 29, 2012
The new Driver "Countdown" album release dates:
AOR Metal Heaven - EU - May 25
RockZilla - USA - May 25
King Records Japan - July 25 with exclusive Japan bonus track!
March 11, 2012
The new DRIVER CD “Countdown” is ready to roll!
We will announce the worldwide release date soon, coming out on AOR Metal Heaven Europe, King Records Japan, and RockZilla USA.
'Countdown' is a mixture of brand new material and several rescued-from-the-vaults demo gems, which interlock seamlessly for a classic Driver-style album, aided by Roy Z's emphasis on vintage production values that harken back to the glory days of early 80's heavy metal ala Dio “Holy Diver” and Blizzard of Oz “Diary of a Madman”.
The band is centered around powerhouse vocalist Rob Rock (Impellitteri, Warrior, Joshua, Avantasia, Axel Rudi Pell) and acclaimed guitarist/producer Roy Z (Bruce Dickinson, Rob Halford, Tribe Of Gypsies) and features original drummer Reynold 'Butch' Carlson (Jag Panzer, Joey Tafolla, Tribe After Tribe), along with seasoned players Ed Roth (Glenn Hughes, Ronnie Montrose, Impellitteri) on keyboards and Aaron Samson (Odin, George Lynch, John 5) on bass.
Chiefly recorded and mixed at Roy Z's California-based studio, Rob Rock and Roy Z once again put together a killer album with Butch Carlson, Ed Roth, and Aaron Samson, with additional contributions coming from bassists Ray Burke (Life After Death, Bruce Dickinson) and Daniel Cordova (Shades Of Crimson, Vengeance Rising), as well as veteran vocalist Mark Boals (Yngwie Malmsteen, Royal Hunt). Mastering duties were again handled by Maor Appelbaum (Halford, Sepultura, Yngwie Malmsteen).
see www.driverofficial.com for more info.
November 8, 2011
Rob Rock and Roy Z are writing, producing, and recording the new Driver 2 album for an early 2012 release.
Following in the footsteps of the 2009 Driver - Sons of Thunder CD, the band is currently recording tracks in Los Angeles.
The new CD will be released worldwide on Metal Heaven, King Records, and RockZilla labels.
July 12, 2011
AFM Records is proud to announce the arrival of the "pack": Wolfpakk, the new melodic metal project of former Crystal Ball vocalist Mark Sweeney and Michael Voss (Mad Max, Casanova), is the newest addition to our roster.
Together with 30 (!) high class guest musicians (a.o. current or former members of bands like Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Whitesnake, U.D.O., Yngwie Malmsteen, Axel Rudi Pell, Gotthard, Glenn Hughes a.m.m.) Voss and Sweeney (who both composed all songs) have created a very special album. And these are the involved guest musicians:
Vocalists: Paul Di'Anno (ex-Iron Maiden) Tony Martin (ex-Black Sabbath) Jeff Scott Soto (ex-Y. Malmsteen, Talisman) Rob Rock (Impellitteri) Mark Boals (ex-Y.Malmsteen) Tim Ripper Owens (ex-Judas Priest) Paul Shortino (ex-Quit Riot) Mark Fox (ex-Shakra) Michaela Schober (Tanz der Vampire) Jean-Marc Viller (Callaway) Pearl and Molly Duncan.
Bass: Tony Franklin (ex-Blue Murder, Robert Plant) Mat Sinner (Primal Fear, Sinner, Voodoo Circle) Matthias Rethmann (Ex-LeeZ, Silver) Nils Middelhauve (Xandria) Neil Murray (Whitesnake) Barend Courbois (Vengeance)
Guitar: Igor Gionola (U.D.O.) Andy Midgeley (Power Quest) Ira Black (ex-Vicious Rumors, Lizzy Borden) Torsten Koehne (Eden´s Curse) Doc Heyne (Biss) Tommy Denander (Dan Reed, Paul Stanley) Nadja Kossinskaja (Peter Maffay) Freddy Scherer (Gotthard) Olaf Lenk (At Vance) George Solonos (Tommy Lee)
Keys: Alessandro Delvecchio (Glenn Hughes, Ian Paice) Ferdy Doernberg (Axel Rudi Pell, Rough Silk)
Drums: Gereon Homann (Eat the Gun)
Wolfpakk will be released on August 26.
July 2, 2011
Rob Rock's May 21st performance with Armand Melnbardis at the Holy Land Experience in Orlando, Florida aired on the TBN television network on June 23rd.
The half hour set that featured praise and worship music with vocal and piano has received rave reviews and positive reaction from fans across the globe.
We'll keep you posted when the show re-airs in the near future.
March 10, 2011
New Driver CD for 2011!
The songwriting process has begun for a new Driver album.
Rob Rock and Roy Z will start production in April on a new Driver CD slated for a fall 2011 release!
The new CD will carry on in the tradition of the latest Driver CD "Sons of Thunder" and feature brand new songs as well as a few reworkings of some classic demos.
The CD will be released worldwide on King Records Japan, Metal Heaven Europe, and RockZilla USA.
December 23, 2010
The Armand and Rock Christmas presentation was performed on Tuesday December 21 at HLE in Orlando and will air worldwide on Christmas Eve.
(Rob was not 100% with his cold virus going on, but overall it was a decent day). The show will be airing on Christmas eve at 8:00 pm EST on TBN, (5 pm Pacific).
The times are mirrored in Asia, Europe and Africa. In Australia and New Zealand the programs have already been seen live. Hopefully many people can enjoy Christmas Eve with "Armand and Rob Rock".
Merry Christmas and best of health to you all!
December 11, 2010
Armand and Rock will be creating a brand new Christmas Presentation show for a live performance on Tuesday December 21 at the Holy Land Experience in Orlando.
The TBN Network will air the new half hour "Live from Holy Land" special on Dec 23rd and we will post the exact time as soon as we know the schedule.
The show will feature classic Christmas songs performed by Rob Rock and Armand Melnbardis.
The show is included in the daily Park Admission and will feature Christmas songs for the holiday season.
See www.holylandexperience.com/calendar/calendar.html for more information.
December 7, 2010
The Armand/Rock Christmas presentation segment was taped for the show "Live From Holy Land" and will be airing Thursday, 12/9/10 at 9 PM pacific standard time (Midnight EST).
The program will be airing worldwide on all 7000+ TBN stations. Check your local listings.
December 3, 2010
Vocalist Rob Rock will join keyboardist/violinist Armand Melnbardis for a special Christmas presentation at
the Holy Land Experience in Orlando FL on Saturday December 4th from 2:30 - 3:00 pm.
The show is included in the daily Park Admission and will feature Christmas songs for the holiday season.
See www.HolyLandExperience.com for more information.
October 16, 2010
Rob Rock to perform in Mexico!
The Rob Rock Band will play the "TOGETHER FOR THE REVOLUTION"
festival in Mexico City on NOVEMBER 20TH 2010.
Check this site for more info:
WEB SITE: http://www.myspace.com/togetherfortherevolution
Rob Rock appears on the brand new album from Mistheria. The album is released on Lion Music 10/15/2010.
Co-writing and performing the song "Lies and Deception", Rob delivers a scorching vocal performance
for the keyboard virtuoso Mistheria.
LM PROMO PAGE W/STREAMING AUDIO
September 6, 2010
_*"Top 100 Christian Metal Albums of All Time."*_
The new special edition 25th anniversary issue of Heaven's Metal Fanzine is now out.
The magazine features a 10-page spread of album covers that makes up their list of the _"Top 100 Christian Metal Albums of All Time."_
ROB ROCK has appeared on 5 of the 100 listed albums - which is an amazing honor for the singer/songwriter.
#14 - *Impellitteri* - "Screaming Symphony" -
#21 - *Rob Rock* -"Holy Hell" -
#47 - *Joshua *- "Intense Defense" -
#55 - *Angelica* - "Angelica" -
#75 - *Impellitteri* - "Answer to the Master" -
Some of the comments include: (#14) "Christian metal's best melodic metal of all time" - Chris Beck, and (#21) "The finest moment from one of the great vocalists in the metal genre" - Kevin Crothers.
An interesting fact is that Rob Rock was never signed to a "Christian label" or promoted/marketed as a "Christian artist" and yet his songs and vocal performances are recognized along side the likes of Stryper, P.O.D., King's X, Tourniquet, As I Lay Dying, and Alice Cooper. Praise God for his career longevity and impact in the melodic metal hard rock scene.
July 25, 2010
The Orlando Tribute to Dio in Winter Park Florida on July 17 was captured by fans and posted here:
It was a full house and a lot of fun! Thanks to all the fine local musicians and fans who participated and raised some good
money for the RJD Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund.
June 02, 2010
Thanks for making the "Legend Series with Rob Rock" radio show episode #1 under metal podcasts on iTunes!
Part II has been posted and part three will follow in two weeks.
You can check out the show on iTunes just search for Anvil and the
Hammer or click:
If you do not have iTunes you can check out the show at
May 29, 2010
Rob will participate in the Ronnie James Dio Tribute concert in Orlando/Winter Park Florida and will perform several songs July 17th at the Haven.
All proceeds will go to Dio's Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund.
Rob has a personal connection as his mother is currently fighting cancer. (Prayers are greatly appreciated)
Rob also met Ronnie several times and shared the stage with his bands "Dio" and "Heaven & Hell" at the Bang Your Head and Swedenrock festivals in Europe (with Rob Rock, Driver and Impellitteri)
You can hear some of Ronnie's influences as he was Rob's favorite singer. Check out "Fields of Fire" (Rob Rock - Eyes of Eternity CD) and "Bleed in Silence" (Impellitteri - Eye of the Hurricane CD).
Rob sang Dio's "The Last in Line" at the 2005 Vice Reunion - See video
May 17, 2010
Very sad news to hear that Ronnie James Dio has passed away. Ronnie was my favorite singer and biggest inspiration for vocal stylings and performance. Truly a vocal legend.
You will be forever missed. My condolences to the family. Friends and fans worldwide will miss you and remember you always.
The "Anvil and the Hammer" show presents the legend series with Rob Rock part
1 (of 3) has been posted. Episode 2-3 will be released around 10-14
days apart. (from Today).
You can check out the show on iTunes just search for Anvil and the
Hammer or click:
If you do not have iTunes you can check out the show at
May 8, 2010
The song titled "Lies and Deception", a progressive neo-classical metal track, will be featured on the forthcoming solo CD of Mistheria being released on Frontier Records later this year.
Rob Rock will enter Red Room Studios in Apopka Florida next week to perform and record a new song he has written with Mistheria, long time studio keyboardist for Rob's solo albums.
Mistheria, a world renowned keyboard virtuoso from Italy, will have many well known guests appearing on his new CD. For more info: www.mistheria.com/
Engineering and recording the vocal session will be Sean Shannon, owner/operator of the Red Room Audio studio (and amazing drummer for Pat Travers Band). For more info: www.redroomaudio.com/
February 9, 2010
Happy 2010 to you all!
We now have a new supply of Rob Rock "Live in Atlanta" DVD's in our store! (Sorry for the wait, it's been very hard to keep them in stock)
Check out this video of our latest Impellitteri Japan tour:
Check out this new interview with Metal Monthly Magazine:
November 25, 2009
Happy Thanksgiving to all & a very Merry Christmas! Best wishes to everyone for the Holiday Season.
See our NEW Rob Rock GIRLS T-shirt available while supplies last. This
long sleeve soft white T features 2 sided printing of the Garden of
Chaos and Holy Hell covers. (Go to web store)
Check out the Rob Rock Biography on youtube:
New Driver T-shirts available at the Official Driver website: http://driverofficial.com
September 16, 2009
Rob states: "Progpowerusa X was a great time! Performing with Crimson Glory was a pleasure and we all had a blast playing tribute to Midnight.
There were many guests singers throughout the set as Rob performed "Lady of Winter" with Lance King and provided backing vocals for "Lonely" which was the encore song of the night.
Many thanks to all of our friends and fans who showed their love and support all weekend!"
September 4, 2009
Check out this new promo video for the new Rob Rock DVD:
Rob will be appearing at ProgpowerUSAX on September 11 and 12, 2009 to promote his new DVD "The Voice of Melodic Metal" Live in Atlanta, which was recently released on AFM Records worldwide and Koch Entertainment in the USA.
The new DVD/CD combo package was filmed and recorded last year at Progpower IX.
Rob will do a signing session on Friday September 11th at 7:45 p.m at ProgpowerUSAX.
Rob will also be performing as a guest singer with Crimson Glory later on that night.
There will be many guests singers for the Crimson Glory headlining set as we all celebrate the life and songs of the late singer Midnight.
Now available in our store is the Rob Rock Live DVD/CD package and new limited edition Rob Rock T-shirts!
July 18, 2009
Rob Rock Live DVD/CD's are now available to order from our store!
The USA release date is August 11th but we will have them in early!
So order yours NOW and get it first!
The package includes BOTH the live DVD (NTSC region 0 ) and the live stereo CD!!!!
Also, coming in August - Official exclusive Rob Rock T-shirts in our store! Check back August 1.
June 25, 2009
New CD/DVD album title history:
Rob Rock was dubbed "The Voice of Melodic Metal" by the European press since the 2001 release of his "Rage of Creation" CD on Massacre Records and JVC/Victor Entertainment Japan.
Following the rave reviews and press for this debut solo release AND his live worldwide touring, Massacre Records then used the given title to promote the Rob Rock "Eyes of Eternity" release in 2003,
even using a sticker on the packaging saying "The Voice of Melodic Metal is back!"
After such strong reaction from fans and the industry, Rob landed a new record deal with AFM in 2004 for the worldwide release of his classic album "Holy Hell" in 2005 on AFM Records, CandlelightRecords USA, and JVC/Victor Entertainment Japan.
In 2007, the release of the "Garden of Chaos" CD cemented Rock's legacy as a firmly established solo artist and accomplished singer throughout the entire industry.
After releasing and appearing on 25 albums in 23 years _(since the singer's debut release on MARS Project Driver) there is no denying the longevity and presence of this world class singer.
With this history in mind, the new live CD/DVD release of the Progpower USA 9 concert on AFM Records and Regain/Koch USA is titled - *Rob Rock "The Voice of Melodic Metal - Live in Atlanta".*
The new CD/DVD was released May 22 in Europe and will soon be released August 11 (new date) via Regain/Koch in the USA.
See the review section for early reviews of the live CD.
June 1, 2009
Rob Rock's Live CD and CD/DVD package is released
in Europe on AFM Records now as PAL version
The NTSC version Region 0 will release in the USA
on July 28th on Regain/Koch label.
More Rob Rock "The Voice of Melodic Metal - Live in Atlanta" release info at:
CD - AFM Shop
CD/DVD package - AFM Shop
Rob Rock - Live in Atlanta - CD also available on itunes.
Rob Rock will be singing at the Swedenrock Festival on June 6th with the IMPELLITTERI Band.
Rob Rock will also perform with the DRIVER Band on June 19th in Santa Ana CA and June 27th at the Bang Your Head Festival.
Rob Rock will perform a guest appearance with "Uli Jon Roth and friends"
at the Galaxy Theatre on June 18th at his Sky Acadamy show!
April 29, 2009
lmpellitteri cd's are in. Buy them now in our store.
April 9, 2009
ROB ROCK's (IMPELLITTERI, DRIVER, JOSHUA) September 27, 2008 performance at the ProgPower USA IX festival at Center Stage in Atlanta, Georgia was recorded/filmed for a live CD/DVD release,
"The Voice Of Melodic Metal - Live In Atlanta", due on May 22, 2009 via AFM Records.
This is Rob's first official DVD release since the "voice of melodic metal" began his 20-year singing career and it includes selections from current and past bands, tours, rehearsals and concert footage that has been previously unreleased.
The DVD also includes a career spanning biography/discography history retrospective from the 25 albums Rock has recorded.
This is also Rob's first-ever live CD and includes the complete concert featuring song performances from his four highly acclaimed solo albums.
The track listing is as follows:
01. Garden Of Chaos
02. First Winds Of The End Of Time
03. Rock The Earth
04. In The Night
05. Slayer Of Souls
06. Judgment Day
07. Only A Matter Of Time
08. This Time Is The Last Time
09. Savior's Call
10. Metal Breed
11. I'm A Warrior
Check out the cover artwork below.
Rob's band for the ProgPower concert consists of the following musicians:
CJ Grimmark (Narnia) - Guitar
Andreas Passmark (Divinefire, Narnia) - Bass
Peter Halgren - Guitar
Tracy Shell - Drums
Rob Rock - Vocals
Impellitteri Band update:
Impellitteri will play several warm up shows in Los Angeles in May in preparation for their performance at Swedenrock 2009.
The first warm up show is Friday May 15th at Palladinos at 11:30pm. The band will run through their entire set in preparation for their first European festival gig.
The Impellitteri band will perform on the main stage opening for Journey, Dream Theater, and Heaven and Hell on Saturday June 6th, at Swedenrock.
The group consists of Chris Impellitteri, Rob Rock, Glenn Sobel, Ed Roth, and James Pulli.
The Impellitteri Band will also tour Japan in July 2009, performing in Osaka and Tokyo.
Driver Band update:
Driver announces their first concert dates in Los Angeles and Germany in June.
Driver will play the Galaxy Theatre in Santa Ana CA on Friday June 19th with Warrior and Leatherwolf.
Driver will perform at the famous Bang Your Head festival in Balingen Germany on Saturday June 27, 2009.
March 6, 2009
Rob Rock is currently working on the new Live DVD/CD from the Rob Rock band concert at Progpower USA 9 in Atlanta.
The new DVD/CD titled "Rob Rock - The Voice of
Melodic Metal - Live in Atlanta" will be released on AFM Records sometime in May.
The DVD is being produced by Ken Young and Rob Rock, with CJ Grimmark mixing the live audio.
The high-energy 11 song concert features songs from all of Rob Rock's four solo albums.
Check out the new Impellitteri video for the title track to our new album Wicked Maiden:
February 4, 2009
Official DRIVER website announced!
The NEW Official Driver website is now up and running. www.driverofficial.com
Here you can find the latest information on DRIVER and order the new CD "Sons of Thunder" as USA Digipak and as digital downloads. Check it out now!
Impellitteri to play Sweden Rock Festival in June.
Other bands on the bill include Heaven & Hell, In Flames, and ZZ Top.
Check Sweden Rock site for new updates: http://www.swedenrock.com/frameset.cfm
January 15, 2009
Impellitteri - Wicked Maiden release date has been rescheduled and is now February 25, 2009 on JVC/Victor Entertainment Japan.
The NEW Official Impellitteri website is:
The correct track listing is as follows:
1. Wicked Maiden
2. Last Of A Dying Breed
3. Weapons Of Mass Distortion
4. Garden Of Eden
5. The Vision
6. Eyes Of An Angel
7. Hi-Scool Revolution
8. Wonderful Life
9. Holy Man
10. The Battle Rages On
You can pre-order the new Impellitteri CD at:
Rob Rock's New Year's Update:
January 1, 2009
Happy New Year to you all!
I am officially once again fronting the heavy metal band Impellitteri.
There has been speculation of whether I am a member or not, so I am here to state that Impellitteri is officially re-formed with Rob Rock as the lead singer, and we have every intention of building a future for the band.
We will be touring and exploring every possible venue to build the band into an international brand. We look forward to making many records in the future and look forward to touring as many countries as possible.
Our first release titled "Wicked Maiden" will be released in late January starting with Japan, followed by Europe, and then the United States.
The record is pure metal with screaming vocals, shredding guitar solos, killer rhythm section, and a fat production. Wicked Maiden was mixed in Vancouver Canada by Greg Reely, and mastered by George Marino!!
I am sure that all the fans of the classic Rob and Chris "Impellitteri" albums will be very pleased with our new release - "Wicked Maiden".
2009 is looking to be an active year for me as I resurrect my role in "Impellitteri", and the "Rob Rock" solo band releases a live DVD later in 2009, and the "Driver" group performs at the "Bang Your Head" festival in June. These activities come at a time when the economy worldwide is in turmoil and I am extremely grateful to all of the music lovers out there that continue to support my creativity. Cheers to all of you, and have a happy and blessed New Year!
December 15, 2008
Find the 2008 recording project "Fires of Babylon" in the USA Christian market on Retroactive Records. Check your local Christian Bookstore for more information.
December 1, 2008
DRIVER USA DIGIPAK releases December 12th.
Go to this link www.driverofficial.com on December 12th for the new “Sons of Thunder” USA Digipak CD.
DRIVER to play Bang Your Head Festival in Germany in June 2009.
July 22, 2008
Reunited '80s melodic heavy rock band DRIVER — featuring powerhouse vocalist Rob Rock (IMPELLITTERI, JOSHUA, WARRIOR, AVANTASIA,) and acclaimed guitarist/producer Roy Z (BRUCE DICKINSON, HALFORD, JUDAS PRIEST, ROB ROCK, TRIBE OF GYPSIES) — will release its debut album, "Sons Of Thunder", on September 26 via Metal Heaven in Europe and on October 22 in Japan on King Records.
DRIVER issued a widely circulated five-song cassette EP demo in 1990 that garnered the band a dedicated worldwide following as well as attained cult status as one of the most underrated hard rock acts of its time. Since then, Rock and Roy Z have forged ahead to garner long successful careers in the music business. 2008 saw the reunion of the group which resulted in the recordings of the aforementioned CD.
April 1, 2008
ROB ROCK LIVE CD/DVD SCHEDULED FOR 2009 AFM RECORDS RELEASE!
The "Rob Rock" band is performing at the PPUSA festival in Atlanta on September 27th 2008.
This performance will be recorded for a 2009 Live CD/DVD release on AFM records.
This super highly anticipated DVD is Rob's first OFFICIAL DVD release since the "Voice of Melodic Metal" began his 20 year singing career!