Mark Antony Rossi
Lately I have been relistening to bands that never reached any real household status but nevertheless made an impact in my life and years later are still cited as important influences.
Leatherwolf - incredible guitar players and one hell of a vocalist. Very interesting songs.
Heir Apparent — I was really expecting them to take off especially with the help of Queensryche.
Helloween — those Keeper of the Keys albums are classics. I loved them while living in Germany. Their influence is still felt today thirty years later.
Vicious Rumors — Digital Dictator is a superb album from a great bunch of superb players.
Apocrypha — The Eyes of Time is perhaps the most intricate and intelligent metal album I have ever come across.
Fifth Angel — next to Dio no one had such a powerful and profound voice set with a stellar group. Like Dio we lost Ted Pilot too soon but his spirit lives through a musical legacy.