ACCEPT guitarist Herman Frank and I AM I/ex-DRAGONFORCE singer ZP Theart were interviewed on the latest edition of “Rich Davenport’s Rock Show”. The program can be streamed using the Mixcloud player below. (Note: The Frank interview begins around the 20-minute mark; the Theart chat at around one-hour, 15-minute mark.)
Herman Frank released his new solo album, “Right In The Guts”, on June 22 via Metal Heaven. The CD is described in a press release as “a total metal brochure full of energy, determination and pure adrenaline.” Frank‘s “compositions are impressive for the boiling mixture of rock, metal and blues influences, while his playing combines taste, technique and profound ideas. The same holds true for the musicians who joined him in the studio: Born in Sweden, singer Rick Altzi, with his distinguished rock voice, contacted Herman Frank after learning of his search for a front man. Bassist Peter Pichl was already involved in Frank‘s solo debut, ‘Loyal To None’, and is one of the most-sought-after bass players on the scene. Mamalitsidis Cristos has already appeared onstage with Herman Frank as a second guitarist and plays top-quality metal guitar. Drummer Michael Wolpers‘ keen sense for grooves and precision can be heard clearly and he has belonged to Frank‘s group of friends for years.”
“Right In The Guts” recording lineup:
Guitar: Herman Frank
Vocals: Rick Altzi
Bass: Peter Pichl
Drums: Michael Wolpers
Guitar: Mamalitsidis Cristos
I AM I last week announced the addition of drummer Phil Martini (DOWN ‘N’ OUTZ, TOKYO DRAGONS, THE QUIREBOYS) to the group’s ranks.
With things really starting to build momentum after the release of their debut album, “Event Horizon”, the members of I AM I found themselves in need of a professional, talented drummer with the same desire, humour and passion for their music as they had, and it didn’t take long before they found themselves the ideal man.
Following a chance meeting at a CLAYTOWN TROUPE gig, ZP and Phil found they got along famously and once Phil had heard the album, he was in!
As previously reported, I AM I recently signed a worldwide publishing deal through Sony/ATV Music. Their deal, via Albam Songs, means they join a roster that includes Bob Dylan, THE BEATLES, Robert Plant, PEARL JAM, BON JOVI and Lady Gaga.
I AM I‘s next live appearance will take place on August 11 at this year’s Bloodstock Open Air festival at Catton Hall in Walton On Trent, Derbyshire, England.
I AM I released its debut album, “Event Horizon”, independently on May 26. Written and produced by Theart and Jacob Ziemba and mixed and mastered by Roland Grapow (HELLOWEEN, MASTERPLAN), the CD is described in a press release as “an absolutely blistering slice of heavy rock liberally infused with Theart‘s passion, energy and soaring vocals.”
Photo below: Herman Frank and Rick Altzi
Photo below: I AM I