Ring Of Fire
Citizenship : United States
The history of this power metal project started in 2000. Then singer Yngwie Malstima Mark Boals after touring in support of "Alchemy" planned to record his second solo album. Of course, this makes the brand needed the assistants, and first of all, he drew attention to Tony McAlpine.
Guitarist in turn recommend to take as its counterpart for "Planet X" drummer Virgil Donati. The last was invited talented keyboardist of the international project "Artension" Vitaly Kupriy and bass divided McAlpine and Boals. Sessions album, called "Ring of fire", began in July 2000.
Most of the songs he had written for the tandem - Boals McAlpine, although the most successful thing turned out ,over which bother Mark and Vitali. Following the release of the disc Boals was involved in a session next album Malmsteen, but the tour did not go with him, but instead together with cuprite and Donati decided to develop his solo aspirations of the group, called the "Ring of fire".
Ring of fireToni McAlpine was not able to immediately join the team ,and therefore the guitarist took over this George Bellas. The bassist was a former member of the "Rising force" Barry Danevey. When the train was fully staffed, 16 November 2000, it was officially announced the establishment of "Ring of fire". Early next year, the band began recording their debut album ,replaced before this Daneveya Philip Baynoe, previously played with Steve Wei. By the way, Wei gave the team his studio "The mothership", where the last session.
"The oracle" was released in July 2001 in Japan, where in the first week was in the top three Western releases. A little later the disc was released in Europe and South America. In early 2002, "Ring of fire" gathered on the Japanese tour, but before it was put out of the door Bellas, not very satisfying concert requirements.
Ring of fireVmesto Boals he called for help McAlpine, guitarist answered soglaen to the delight of all fans. Performances featuring Grammy nominee were very successful ,and on their basis was recorded live album "Burning live in Tokyo", released in CD format and on DVD. Once these disks have appeared on the shelves of Japanese stores, "Ring of fire" have begun for the next studio work. Vitaly Kupriy at this stage was going to leave the band, but still managed to record koeany party keyboards for "Dreamtower".
This album as well as his predecessors had been published first in Japan. In Europe, it appeared a few months later and included the bonus track "Undone". New keyboardist showed up only in July 2003, and they became Steve Weingart. However, the composition of the group and was replaced by updating the label ,Now signed to the "King records", where "Ring of fire" gathered to release a new album.