STAGMA release new single: ‘Bounty Hunter’

International heavy rock band, Stagma, has released the second track from their upcoming new album, Stagma. The new album will be released on 6 April via Headshell Records and the international six-piece band’s latest single is ‘Bounty Hunter’. Featuring Vinny Appice on drums, the track is now available to hear exclusively on YouTube.

Alongside Vinny on drums, ‘Bounty Hunter’ features lead singer Rob Mancini, bassist Joe Petro, lead guitarist Neil Fraser and rhythm guitarist Alexandre Santos. Mixed and produced at PressPlay studios in Lisbon, ‘Bounty Hunter’ is a worthy addition to the band’s collection and serves as another taste of the Stagma’s eagerly-awaited debut album. The first single released from Stagma was ‘Pokerface’ which was released in October 2017.

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Stagma confirm: Our new album will be released on 6 April 2018

In October, international collaboration Stagma invaded the airwaves with the release of their first single, ‘Pokerface’. Today, the band unveiled a new chapter in their career with confirmation of the release date for their new album. The self-titled, Stagma will come out on 6 April 2018 and will feature 10 songs. You can see the track listing for the album below. The first track is ‘Genesis’, an electronic introduction from gaming legend Jeroen Tel, and ‘Sister Sister’ features Simon Wright of AC/DC on drums.

Stagma was the brainchild of Alex Santos, guitarist, producer and composer with Scar For Life, who joined forces with Joe Petro (Heaven and Earth), Vinny Appice (Black Sabbath/Dio), Neil Fraser (TEN, Rage of Angels) and with the intention of forming a new heavy rock supergroup. Stagma was born out of this collaboration, which was completed with the addition of lyricist/vocalist Rob Mancini (Scar For Life, Boneyard Dog) and drummer Patrick Johansson (Yngwie Malmsteen, W.A.S.P.). The album was produced by Alex and will be released through Headshell Records.

The album will available to download from all good streaming services and pre-orders for the CD, which will include a bonus track, ‘Castaway’, can be made from Headshell Records (www.headshellrecords.com).

Track List:
01 GENESIS (intro)
02 POKERFACE 
03 ROCKET MACHINE 
04 FACES IN THE MIRROR 
05 PROMISE ME 
06 VIKING NATION
07 SISTER SISTER 
08 BOUNTY HUNTER
09 THE VISION
10 GATES OF VALHALLA
11 CASTAWAY*

*Bonus track on CD.

Stagma are:
Rob Mancini (vocals)
Alexandre Santos (rhythm guitars)
Neil Fraser (lead guitars)
Joe Petro (bass)

Vinny Appice (drums on tracks 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 08, 10)
Patrick Johansson (drums on tracks 06, 09, 11)

Featuring:
Simon Wright (drums on track 07)
Jeroen Tel (synths, keyboards on 01, 03 and 10)
Dinho (screams on track 08)

All songs written by Alexandre Santos. Except for ‘Genesis’, written and arranged by Jeroen Tel
All lyrics by Rob Mancini
Songs arranged by STAGMA

Mixing and mastering by Alexandre Santos

Artwork by Zacarias d’Araujo

OUT NOW!! STAGMA release ‘Pokerface’: New single and lyric video

After 18 months of preparation, heavy rock collaboration, Stagma, have released their first single, ‘Pokerface’, from their debut album. Featuring Vinny Appice on drums, ‘Pokerface’ is now available to download from all good streaming services. Accompanying the digital download, Stagma have also issued an official lyric video.

Alongside Vinny on drums, ‘Pokerface features lead singer Rob Mancini, bassist Joe Petro, lead guitarist Neil Fraser and rhythm guitarist Alexandre Santos. Rob Mancini is currently recording the final tracks from his studio in Ireland as Alex mixes and produces at PressPlay studios in Lisbon. ‘Pokerface’ serves as the first taste of the band’s eagerly-awaited debut album.

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STAGMA to release new single, ‘Pokerface’, with official lyric video

On 16 October 2017, Stagma, the heavy rock collaboration formed by composer/guitarist Alexandre Santos, and featuring lead singer Rob Mancini, bassist Joe Petro, lead guitarist Neil Fraser, and drummers Vinny Appice and Patrick Johansson, will release the first single, ‘Pokerface’, from their self-titled debut album. Available from digital stores worldwide, it will be accompanied by a lyric video with artwork by Zacarias D’Araujo. ‘Pokerface’ serves as the first taste of the band’s eagerly-awaited debut album and features Vinny Appice (Black Sabbath/Dio) on drums.

See the full press release here.

Rob Mancini is the vocalist for Stagma

Stagma, the heavy rock collaboration formed by composer/guitarist Alexandre Santos, and featuring bassist Joe Petro, lead guitarist Neil Fraser, and drummers Vinny Appice and Patrick Johansson, confirmed that Irish singer and lyricist, Rob Mancini, will add lead vocals to their debut album, Stagma.

Rob, who has previously worked with Alex Santos on Scar For Life’s 2014 release, Worlds Entwined, and is well known for his rough vocal lines, harmonies and killer riffs, has been adding lead vocals for Stagma’s debut album from his studio in Ireland.

‘The band are delighted to have singer Rob Mancini on board and he has already tracked vocals for half of Stagma’s debut album,’ Stagma posted on their Facebook page, ‘In a recent post, Rob said of his progress: “Some recording session at the minute! I’m on … fire! This will be some hell of an album,” and commented on how much he is, “Looking forward to the madness and everything that comes with it.”’

The news was released today and you can read the Press Release here.

Gaming composer Jeroen Tel to appear on Stagma’s debut album

Stagma are delighted to announce that our debut album will feature a cinematic introduction from video game composer, Jeroen Tel.

The legendary Dutch composer and video-game pioneer, and co-founder of the Maniacs of Noise, will provide a newly-composed introduction to the album. Best known in the 1980s and early 1990s for writing numerous computer game tunes for the Commodore 64, Jeroen Tel has produced a range of electronic music, from electronic orchestral pieces to dubstep. Now he will be bringing his unique talents to Stagma’s heavy rock anthems.

The news was released today and you can read the Press Release here

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Bonus track featuring AC/DC’s Simon Wright on Stagma’s debut album

STAGMA is pleased to announce the addition of a bonus track featuring drummer Simon Wright (AC/DC-Dio-Queensrÿche), currently with Dio Disciples.

Joe Petro met Simon in passing during Ace Frehley’s show in California in February and they discussed the possibility of getting Simon involved to record one last track with STAGMA, to complete the band’s debut to be released this year. Simon was kind enough to open up his very busy schedule and accommodate the offer. The original scratch track was composed by Alex Santos within a week, with drums, bass and guitars included. Soon after the track was shared with Neil Fraser for lead guitar and Joe Petro for 8 string bass. The track was completed within two weeks and it has turned out to be the perfect send off for the album’s completion.

We are delighted with the finished track and honoured to have Simon’s involvement in the mix. Simon’s drumming contributed the perfect groove for the song and we thank him for his time and professionalism in completing STAGMA’s first chapter.

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Stagma attends NAMM convention, Anaheim Ca.

This past weekend at the NAMM convention in Anaheim, Alex met up with Joe Petro, Patrick Johansson and Vinny Appice in between meetings with possible sponsors in support of the band’s debut album. It was a flying visit for Alex but a great opportunity to get together with other members of Stagma to discuss future plans for our upcoming album release.

Below are a couple of images from the weekend, we hope to bring you some more soon.

Alex, Joe and Vinny at NAMM 2017
Joe, Patrick and Alex at NAMM 2017
Joe, Patrick and Alex at NAMM 2017

Patrick Johansson joins Stagma

Stagma are delighted to announce that Patrick Johansson (Yngwie Malmsteen, W.A.S.P.) will join the band as the final drummer to complete our debut album, Stagma. Patrick has recorded drums for the last four songs making it a full-album release. His versatile drumming style locks in perfectly with Stagma’s heavy and melodic groove.

patrick-johansson-drummer-with-stagmaBorn in Falun, Sweden, Patrick currently resides in West Palm Beach, Florida, adding a further international aspect to Stagma. In addition to performing with Yngwie Malmsteen, Johansson has performed with American metal band W.A.S.P. among others.

Alex Santos has written four new songs, for what will now be a full eleven-track album, including seven songs previously recorded by Black Sabbath/Dio drummer Vinny Appice. This past Fall in Portugal, Joe Petro and Neil Fraser joined Alex to record bass, lead and rhythm guitar at Alex’s PressPlay Studios in Lisbon. The album is currently being mixed and produced by Alex and is due for release this coming year, 2017.

To see the full press release, click here.

A busy week in Lisbon

PressPlay Studios are happy to announce that Joe Petro’s bass tracks are complete and we wish him a safe trip back to Los Angeles from Lisbon. The visit achieved much more than we expected and when guitarist Neil Fraser flew in for a visit this allowed the band to come together further as a solid unit.

Joe will be posting images of some of the many sights that Alex has showed him during his visit. Look out for these beautiful points of interest from Portugal shortly.