ANIMETAL USA are the American counterpart of ANIMETAL, a Japanese heavy metal unit that specializes in very metal covers of anime and tokusatsu themes. ANIMETAL USA are no amateurs in the music game; members in the group have played for such legendary metal acts as Judas Priest, Blue Oyster Cult, and Ozzy Osborne.
ANIMETAL USA’s first album was released in Japan last month, and the promotional blitz is still underway. Witness this new clip of these rock and roll rebels giving an English language metal-makeover to “A Cruel Angel’s Thesis”, the theme song from the Neon Genesis Evangelion anime.
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ANIMETAL USA is:
* Mike Vescera (OBSESSION, LOUDNESS) - Vocals
* Rudy Sarzo (BLUE ÖYSTER CULT, OZZY OSBOURNE, QUIET RIOT, WHITESNAKE, DIO) – Bass
* Scott Travis (JUDAS PRIEST, RACER X, FIGHT) - Drums
* Chris Impellitteri (IMPELLITTERI) - Guitar