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.
Today we were delighted to publicly announce that drumming legend Vinny Appice (Black Sabbath, Dio) will join us to complete the lineup to record our debut EP.
Vinny Appice, who has formed the backbone of such bands as Dio, Black Sabbath, Heaven and Hell and more, live and in the studio, has recorded and co-written songs on over 25 albums, including many multi-platinum records. With over two decades of touring and the sale of millions of records behind him, the other members of Stagma are delighted that he will be joining us in the studio.
“I grew up listening to Vinny’s drumming,” said Lisbon-based guitarist Alex Santos. “For me, he’s one of the heaviest drummers in rock history with a very personal style. Having Vinny on board is a privilege and he will add the vital ingredient that Stagma is looking for …”
The band’s debut EP, also titled Stagma, is due to be released later this year. Alex has composed seven new songs and the band has been recording in Lisbon and LA. The EP will be mixed and produced at Alex’s PressPlay Music studios in Lisbon.