Spain's "Hush Magazine" Issue no. 39
presents exclusive 7 page interview with Mick Cervino.
Order your copy at
"Back Against The Wall" REVIEWS
Release date is set for April 9th, 2011
GREECE'S "ROCK OVERDOSE"
"Back Against The Wall"
ITALIAN WEBZINE "ARISTOCRAZIA"
TARGET AUDIENCE MAGAZINE
Violent Storm's touring line up:
Mick Cervino - Bass (Ritchie Blackmore, Yngwie Malmsteen)
George Call - Vocals (Aska, Omen)
Steve Moseley - Guitar (Solitude Aeturnus, Concept of God)
Danny White - Drums (Aska, Omen)
April 21, 2011
Live interview with Mick Cervino
this Saturday, April 23rd
at Midnight (EST) on:
"The Classic Metal Show
April 2, 2011
Audio clip preview of Violent Storm's
highly anticipated new single "Back Against The Wall"!!!
Single release party this Saturday, April 9th at Deep Ellum's
"The Bone" in Dallas, Texas, Violent Storm's
live performance plus support bands and surprise guests appearances.
Don't miss it!!!
Violent Storm makes surprise appearance at Dallas club!!!
July 7, 2010
Don't miss it!!!
Mick Cervino will be interviewed on "Win Cam Soap Box" TV show from Winchester, Massachusetts, this Friday July 9th, 7 - 9 PM.
Mick will talk about his career as bass player with some of the best musicians in the business, Violent Storm's new recording, and his involvement with Goth/Metal rising star "Vampy".
Mick Cervino interviewed by Italian Metal site "Aristocrazia"
April 23, 2010
Mick Cervino talks
with Italian Metal site "Aristocrazia", discussing
new Violent Storm's release, composition and many
aspects of Mick's career.
February 21, 2010
While we wait for more studio updates we are pleased to announce that VIOLENT STORM's debut album "STORM WARNING" is now available at the following stores:
King Records Japan
Lime Wire Store
Download "Storm Warning" today!!!
UPDATE FROM THE STUDIO
February 1, 2010
Drummer Matt Thompson (King Diamond, Shaolin Death Squad, Aghora) will be a guest on Violent Storm's upcoming release titled "Back Against The Wall". A single is expected to be out by late February 2010, accompanied by a surprise cover song.
Keep watching this space for new updates!!!
January 15, 2010
Violent Storm starts the New Year hard at work at the studio. A brand new single is expected to be released by February 2010.
The band's previous release "Storm Warning" will soon be available for downloads on iTUNES, RHAPSODY, AMAZON, and most Internet outlets listed on our "Online Store" section. Keep checking this space for more updates!!!
Violent Storm signs booking agreement with Storm Blaze Entertainment!!!
November 21, 2009
We are very pleased to announce that VIOLENT STORM
has just signed an exclusive agreement with
international booking agency Storm Blaze Entertainment
for the territories of Central and South America.
VIOLENT STORM is looking forward to a very long lasting relationship with SBE
and expects to be touring Latin America in 2010 in support of "Storm Warning" as well as this winter's upcoming release.
October 23, 2009
VIOLENT STORM's music can now be heard on the following Metal radio shows:
Support great quality Metal by listening to these shows and requesting they play Violent Storm!!!
October 8, 2009
Mick Cervino will make an appearance for
Spector basses and Gallien-Krueger amps at
Bass Player Magazine's event "Bass Player Live", to
be held in Los Angeles, California on October 24th & 25th.
BPL will take place at: SIR Studios,
6465 Sunset Blvd. @ Wicox, Hollywood, Ca.
September 17, 2009
Latin America is preparing for Violent Storm.
Vaya a "press" arriba para averiguar mas!
September 9, 2009
News from the studio.
Mick Cervino, answering fan's questions regarding "guest musicians" on next Violent Storm CD:
"I don't rule out the participation of guest musicians on the new Violent Storm recording. I may or may not, depending on what the songs want. We are still on the early stages, so we'll see how things flow as the sessions progress. So far the new songs are shaping up with lots of energy and musicality, without compromising in favor of today's substandard trends... "
While we wait for more updates, here is Mick Cervino's bass solo performance in Saint John, Canada, during Violent Storm's Canadian Tour in April, 2009.
August 7, 2009
Violent Storm is in the pre-production stages of a brand new CD to be released in the winter of 2009. More details to be announced very soon. In the meantime check out Violent Storm's new video from this year's performances in the USA and Canada. Enjoy!!!
VIOLENT STORM'S NEW VIDEO IS HERE!!!
August 25, 2008
FINALLY!!! WINNERS ANNOUNCED ON
"THE HOUSE OF HAIR"
"THE HOUSE OF HAIR" with DEE SNIDER, the biggest Rock show in
America's radio, has announced on their site the winners of VIOLENT
STORM'S CD "STORM WARNING" and a grand prize "SPECTOR" bass guitar
Signed by MICK CERVINO.
Check it out on:
August 5, 2008
MICK CERVINO DISCUSSES BASS GEAR ON BRAND NEW INTERVIEW
Mick talks about his favorite basses, equipment and effects he currently uses with VIOLENT STORM and gear he used throughout his illustrious career.
Mick Cervino's Master Classes and Bass Clinics for June-July 2008.
Performing tracks from Violent Storm's "Storm Warning", Mick Cervino's "Ostinato" and songs Mick played throughout his career with Ritchie Blackmore and Yngwie Malmsteen.
Click on "Tours" for details!
May 27, 2008
VIOLENT STORM RE-LAUNCHES MYSPACE PAGE!!!
IS NOW UP AND RUNNING AGAIN!
OUR PREVIOUS MYSPACE PAGE GOT DELETED (UNDER MYSTERIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES) AND WE LOST OVER 5000 FRIENDS. WE'VE JUST FINISHED RE-BUILDING IT AND IT'S NOW BETTER THAN BEFORE!!!
TAKE A LOOK, JOIN US AND BECOME FRIENDS OF THE STORM!!!
Violent Storm/Fire in the Unknown
Violent Storm performs "Fire In The Unknown" on new video!
video: Alexandra Noriot www.thecreativision.com
(c) 2007/2008 Mick Cervino
APRIL 28, 2008
VIOLENT STORM ANNOUNCES NEW LINE UP!
We are proud to announce the new Violent Storm line up featured on our new video "Fire In The Unknown" from the album "Storm Warning" available on this site. The new band is:
Click on the biography section on this site for more info and keep checking in for the video and more news.
FEBRUARY 13, 2008
While we wait for VIOLENT STORM's 2008 tour schedule, MICK CERVINO is auctioning two historic basses used during his time with guitar legends RITCHIE BLACKMORE, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, and also during the 2003 tour of the platinum seller DVD and CD "Live In Denver" (JOE SATRIANI, STEVE VAI AND YNGWIE MALMSTEEN).
If you are a collector of fine instruments with an amazing background don't miss out on this great opportunity.
30 OCTOBER 2007
HOUSE OF HAIR,ONE OF USA'S LARGEST ROCK RADIO PROGRAMMES IS HOLDING A COMPETITION TO WIN A SIGNED SPECTOR BASS GUITAR FROM MICK CERVINO AND A CHANCE TO ALSO WIN VIOLENT STORM CD'S
To check out this great competition go to
12 OCTOBER 2007
U.S.A'S LARGEST ROCK STATION "HOUSE OF HAIR" TO FEATURE
MICK CERVINO IN THE STUDIO.
House of Hair will interview Mick Cervino in the studio in the week of the 15th of October with a special competition, more details coming soon,watch this space!
30 SEPTEMBER 2007
XM RADIO TO FEATURE MICK CERVINO IN STUDIO !
Breaking Bone Hour Special: Violent Storm
Sunday, 10/7 | 9PM ETThe Boneyard introduces a new band with an '80s hard rock sound. Mick Cervino of Violent Storm visits the XM studios to talk about his work with Richie Blackmore, K.K. Downing of Judas Priest, and his new project Violent Storm. Hear songs from the debut CD Storm Warning.
Click on: http://www.xmradio.com/onxm/channelguide.xmc?ch=41
23 AUGUST 2007
MICK CERVINO WILL BE IN THE XM SATELLITE RADIO STATION STUDIOS ON AN UPCOMING SHOW!
XM 41 The Boneyard presents the Breaking Bone! Hour Sundays @ 9p EST. The Boneyard plays new music from establised acts. New acts are also introduced that revive the sounds of the 80's hard rock era. Mick Cervino (Violent Storm, Yngwie Malsteen, Blackmore's Night) will be on an upcoming show to talk about his new band Violent Storm. Details coming soon!
JULY 17 2007
VERY EXCITING NEWS TO COME ON VIOLENT STORM
SOON, WATCH THIS SPACE!!!!
IN THE MEAN TIME THE MOST EXCITING NEWS
TODAY IS THAT VIOLENT STORM'S "STORM WARNING"
FEATURING GUEST MUSICIANS KK DOWNING OF
JUDAS PRIEST,YNGWIE MALMSTEEN AND ROY Z IS
RELEASED IN THE USA TODAY VIA GOLD STORM
The USA and Canada release features a never before seen bonus
video footage which the European or Japanese versions
do not have. Check it out in your local music stores.
JULY 3 2007
VIOLENT STORM IS FEATURED
IN YET ANOTHER HUGE
MAGAZINE FEATURE, THIS
TIME WITH METAL MANIACS
Mick Cervino recently gave an
interview to Metal Maniacs
Magazine.Be sure to pick up
this great feature out in stores
in September 2007.
JUNE 30 2007
VIOLENT STORM IS FEATURED IN THE 22ND CENTURY ROCK
MAGAZINE, OUT NOW!
Violent Storm is featured in this months issue of 22nd Rock Magazine
out now in the USA. Read the entire interview that Mick Cervino
and KK Downing of Judas Priest did together!
June 20 2007
Judas Priest's KK Downing discusses his involvement
with Violent Storm , on Producing the Violent
Storm CD and much more on the Hairball John Syndicated
This Week On The Hairball John Syndicated Radio Show
This week, Hairball John and The Acid Chimp present to theHairball Nation another dose of Judas Priest in the form of guitarist K.K. Downing. K.K. calls in to give an update on the upcoming Judas Priest release "Nostradamus" and to discuss how he came to produce the latest Violent Storm disc.
We'll have new music from afore mentioned Violent Storm from their CD "Storm Warning".
JUNE 13 2007
VIOLENT STORM IS FEATURED
IN THIS MONTHS ISSUE OF
BW&BK MAGAZINE (BRAVE WORDS/
Check out the great feature and
interview with Mick Cervino and
KK.Downing of Judas Priest about
Violent Storm in the latest issue
of BW/BK Magazine out now in
"For A First Record It Stands Up
Pretty Well"- K.K Downing of
Judas Priest on his latest interview
excerpt from BW/BK about Violent
Storm's "Storm Warning".
JUNE 12 2007
VIOLENT STORM IS ON THE HOT 30 WEEKLY SPINS
"THE HEAVY 11" ON HARD RADIO AGAIN
HardRadio-800,000+ unique monthly visitors (iPro/IAB audit standard)
"The Heavy 11" is syndicated worldwide
by Bluestreak Media
HOT-30 weekly spins "The Heavy 11"
PUNKTV.CA (CANADA) INTERVIEW FEATURE WITH
VIOLENT STORM IS EVERYWHERE, MICK CERVINO
TALKS ABOUT KK DOWNING, RITCHIE BLACKMORE
AND MUCH MORE. CHECK OUT THESE GREAT
INTERVIEWS AND FEATURES BY CLICKING ON
Rock My Monkey interview
HARDER BEAT MAGAZINE , JUNE 2007 ISSUE
GIVES "STORM WARNING" A GREAT REVIEW
AND FIVE OUT OF FIVE STARS
HARDER BEAT MAGAZINE June 2007 issue , cd reviewViolent Storm - Storm Warning, Gold Storm Records
Mick Cervino is back with a vengeance with his new project, Violent Storm. Produced by Judas Priest’s KK Downing, Storm Warning is a Euro-Metal masterpiece. “War No More” kicks off the album with in-your-face metal reminiscent of classic Maiden/Accept/Helloween style riffs. Guest guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen contributes solos on “Fire in the Unknown” and “Pain,” that would leave any shredder guitarist green with envy. The anthem “Deceiver,” will leave you singing the chorus well after the song is over. A powerful cover of Ritchie Blackmore’s (Deep Purple), “Storm” just screams euro-metal. All in all, this instant metal classic deserves a toast. Raise your goblet of rock and look to the east, for a storm is forming in the horizon.
11 JUNE 2007
VIOLENT STORM'S "STORM WARNING" CD FEATURING GUEST MUSICIANS K.K DOWNING OF JUDAS PRIEST,
YNGWIE MALMSTEEN AND ROY Z WILL BE OUT IN CANADA TOMORROW!
"Storm Warning" will be out in Canada tomorrow and is available in all major music stores like HMV,
Virgin etc, be sure to check it out.
The album will hit the streets in the USA on July 17.
28 MAY 2007
BW&BK (BRAVE WORDS & BLOODY KNUCKLES) MAGAZINE FEATURES VIOLENT STORM IN THEIR LATEST ISSUE.
Violent Storm is featured in the latest issue of BW&BK Magazine, issue 104 in stores now!
Violent Storm's "Storm Warning" will be out in Canada on June 12 and on July 17 2007 in the USA.
The album features Guest Musicians KK Downing of Judas Priest, Yngwie Malmsteen and Roy Z.
The USA/Canada releases will feature a never before seen bonus video footage.
The album is already out in Europe!
VIOLENT STORM IS ON THE TOP 30 LIST OF HARD RADIOS WEEKLY SPINS
HARD RADIO WEEKLY SPINS TOP 30 LIST HOT-30 weekly spins "The Heavy 11"
Black Sabbath,Iron Maiden,Blacklist Union,Halford,Chrome Division,
3 Legged Dogg,Bang Tango,Hellyeah,Megadeth, Violent Storm
BUY THE LIMITED EDITION VIOLENT STORM EUROPEAN TOUR T-SHIRT,BEFORE THE TOUR BEGINS IN JUNE!
You can now purchase the limited edition Violent Storm European Tour T-shirt at our online store, by
clicking on "Online Store" button here only.
VIOLENT STORM'S ALBUM "STORM WARNING" FEATURING GUEST MUSICIANS KK.DOWNING OF JUDAS
PRIEST, ROY Z AND YNGWIE MALMSTEEN WILL BE RELEASED IN THE USA
ON JULY 17 2007 AND IN CANADA ON JUNE 12 2007.
The USA and Canada releases will feature a never before seen bonus Video footage, during the recording
sessions of "Storm Warning". The album is already out in Europe!
VIOLENT STORM IS CONFIRMED TO PLAY AT THE SPIRIT OF ROCK 2007 FESTIVAL WITH
HEADLINERS MOTLEY CRUE AND PAPA ROACH ON JUNE 1 2007 IN SWITZERLAND
Click on Tours to see the full European Tour Schedule.
VIOLENT STORM IS ON THE XM SATELITE RADIO
PLAYLIST FOR THE FOURTH WEEK RUNNING
Breaking Bone Playlist 4/29/07
1) Saxon – Need For Speed -SPV
2) Lordi – Bringing Back The Balls To Rock -The End Records
3) ZO2 – If You See Kay Splivey Cool
4) Redemption – Used To Be- Inside Out Music
5) Megadeth – Set Me Free (A Tout Le Monde) - Roadrunner
6) Pink Cream 69 – I’m Not Afraid - Frontiers
7) Rush – Far Cry Atlantic
8) Danny Vaughn – Badlands Rain - Frontiers
9) Chris Caffery – Pins & Needles - Metal Heaven
10) Sequel – All Right, All Right -Perris Records
11) Adrenaline Factor – Seven Beer Bitch -Perris Records
12) Violent Storm – Fire In The Unknown- Gold Storm Records
13) Ozzy Osbourne – I Don’t Wanna Stop Epic
LONDON, ENGLAND SHOW ADDED TO EUROPEAN TOUR
Violent Storm is confirmed to play at the Camden
Underworld in London on June 18th with Dublin Death Patrol.
GERMANY'S HEAVY ORDER WAS MAGAZINE FEATURES
VIOLENT STORM IN THEIR LATEST ISSUE.
Click on "Press" to read this great feature and the Mick Cervino interview.
Please note that the interview is in German!
VIOLENT STORM RECEIVES A DOUBLE DIAMOND BLAST
MAGAZINE AWARD FOR "STORM WARNING"
" This is the first CD I've ever reviewed that has actually left me speechless!!!!
"Storm Warning" is an essential metal classic and a must have for all
metal fans!"- Darrell P. Finley (Editor, Blast Magazine).
See the Diamond Blast Award and read the
entire review by clicking on Press.
SECOND UK SHOW ADDED TO EUROPEAN TOUR!
Violent Storm is confirmed to play at Corporation inSheffield, England
on June 2 2007.
MORE EUROPEAN TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED,
FIRST UK SHOW CONFIRMED
Violent Storm is confirmed to play on June 17 at JB's inDudley, England.
More shows to come, watch this space!
MICK CERVINO RECENTLY CHATTED TO
CLASSICROCKREVISITED.COM ABOUT VIOLENT STORM,
KK DOWNING,YNGWIE MALMSTEEN AND RITCHIE BLACKMORE.
READ ENTIRE INTERVIEW!
MICK CERVINO RECENTLY CHATTED TO METALASYLUM.NET
VIOLENT STORM GETS A GREAT REVIEW FROM
YTSEJAM.COM, AND THECUTTING-EDGE.NET
VIOLENT STORM IS ON THE WEEKLY SPIN AT HARDRADIO.COM
HardRadio-The Heavy Metal Supersite since 1995
800,000+ unique monthly visitors
20 weekly spins include
Black Label Society, Jack Frost , Meliah Rage, Krokus
Demon Angels, Poisonblack, UFO, Michael Schenker Group
Hammerfall, Motorhead, Hellyeah, Megadeth, Violent Storm, The Cursed
Check out the Violent Storm airplay on XM Satellite Radio.
7 APRIL 2007
MICK CERVINO RECENTLY CHATTED WITH METALDREAMS.NET
ABOUT 'STORM WARNING'.
Additonal topics included Mick's time with Blackmore's NIght,
how it is to work with Ritchie Blackmore,Yngwie Malmsteen,
K.K. Downing (Judas Priest), and his thoughts on the various
incarnations of Rainbow and Deep Purple.
MP3 interview is available here together with a review of 'Storm Warning':
4 APRIL 2007
READ THE GREAT INTERVIEW BY MARTIN POPOFF FOR
HARDRADIO.COM WITH KK DOWNING ABOUT
VIOLENT STORM, TITLED 'KK Gets Violent!'
Click on Press to read the entire interview.
CHECK OUT THE GREAT REVIEW FROM METALDREAMS.NET
30 MARCH 2007
VIOLENT STORM IS ON THE XM SATELLITE RADIO PLAYLIST
AGAIN FOR THE SECOND WEEK RUNNING!
Breaking Bone Playlist 4/01/07
Breaking Bone Hour – Sundays @ 9p east, 6p west on XM 4.
1) Blind Guardian – Fly Nuclear Blast
2) Megadeth – Set Me Free (A Tout Le Monde) Roadrunner
3) Beyond Fear – Telling Lies SPV
4) Pink Cream 69 – Wanna Hear You Rock Frontiers
5) Dominici – The Cop Inside Out Music
6) April Wine – I Am, I Am Universal
7) Violent Storm – Pain Gold Storm Records
8) Adrenaline Factor – Your Side Perris Records
9) Iron Maiden – The Pilgrim Sanctuary
10) Tarsha – Modern-Era Exodus Tarsha Music
Breaking Bone Hour – Sundays @ 9p east, 6p west on XM 41.
Breaking Bone Playlist 3/25/07
1) Dragonforce – Revolution Deathsquad Roadrunner
2) Iron Maiden – The Pilgrim Sanctuary
3) Paul Gilbert – My Teeth Are A Drum Set Shrapnel Records
4) Kamelot – Soul Society SPV
5) Violent Storm – Pain Gold Storm Records
6) Halford – Drop Out Halfordmusic.com
7) Hammerfall – Shadow Empire Nuclear Blast
8) Skid Row – White Trash SPV
9) Blind Guardian – Fly Nuclear Blast
10) Dragonforce – Storming The Burning Fields Roadrunner
GREAT REVIEW ADDED FROM THE LATEST ISSUE OF BW & BK MAGAZINE
(BRAVE WORDS & BLOODY KNUCKLES)
Click on 'Press' to read this great review!
28 MARCH 2007
THE NEW YORK TIMES OWNED WEBSITE, ABOUT.COM, INTERVIEWS
K.K DOWNING ON HIS INVOLVEMENT WITH VIOLENT STORM
CHECK IT OUT!
MICK CERVINO TALKS ABOUT 'STORM WARNING' WORKING WITH KK DOWNING RITCHIE BLACKMORE AND MUCH MORE ON YOUTUBE.COM, CHECK OUT THIS
GREAT RADIO INTERVIEW !
27 MARCH 2007
CANADA RELEASE DATE CONFIRMED FOR VIOLENT STORM'S 'STORM WARNING'
Violent Storm's 'Storm Warning' is to be released in Canada
on June 12 2007 via Gold Storm Records.
The Canadian release will have bonus features,
check back for more details soon!
CHECK OUT THE GREAT INTERVIEW WITH MICK CERVINO AND K.K DOWNING
ABOUT VIOLENT STORM
FROM 'THE CLASSIC METAL SHOW' RADIO SHOW
20 MARCH 2007
CHECK OUT THIS GREAT PODCAST WITH
K.K DOWNING FOR "TALKING METAL"
ABOUT VIOLENT STORM
Topics include Violent Storm, KK's Official website the "Steel Mill",
and much more. i-Tunes users can also subscribe to this Podcast for free!
KK DOWNING OF JUDAS PRIEST TALKS TO METALDREAMS.NET ABOUT VIOLENT STORM,
MICK CERVINO WILL CHAT TO METALDREAMS NEXT WEEK, WATCH THIS SPACE FOR THE
GREAT REVIEW ON VIOLENT STORM FROM
9 MARCH 2007
THE EXECUTIVE PRODUCER AND GUEST MUSICIAN OF
VIOLENT STORM'S ALBUM K.K DOWNING OF
JUDAS PRIEST LAUNCHES HIS OFFICIAL WEBSITE
CHECK OUT "KK'S STEEL MILL"
23 FEBRUARY 2007
CHECK OUT THESE TWO GREAT INTERVIEWS WITH KK DOWNING
AND MICK CERVINO ABOUT VIOLENT STORM
IN FINLAND'S "FREE" MAGAZINE/ NEWSPAPER
KK DOWNING is interviewed by "Pandora's Rock Box" for UK's Radio Caroline Station about Violent Storm, Click on the link to listen to this great interview.
KK Downing Interview
JANUARY 26 2007
MICK CERVINO interview for "Behind The Veil Webzine" in Greece
Read the interview here (click on interviews ,then Violent Storm on left!)
UK's Metaliville gives Violent Storm 10/10,
Violent Storm is featured in Spain's HEAVY ROCK MAGAZINE
Click on "Press" to read this great feature and interview!
(Please note that the interview is in Spanish!)
JANUARY 1 2007
Review of Violent Storm's "Storm Warning" in the January 2007 issue of Germany's ROCK HARD Magazine posted online, together
with an interview with KK Downing!
Click on "Press" to read the review and interview
(Please note that the Review and Interview is in German!)
DECEMBER 31 2006
Interview with K.K Downing in Sweden Rock Magazine about
Click on "Press" to read the interview
(Please note that the interview is in Swedish!)
DECEMBER 20 2006
KK DOWNING TALKS TO UK'S FIREWORKS MAGAZINE ABOUT
VIOLENT STORM, READ THE ENTIRE INTERVIEW
BY CLICKING THE PDF ICON BELOW!
DECEMBER 5 2006
HERE IS WHAT THE CRITICS ARE SAYING ABOUT VIOLENT STORM
Excerpts of the "STORM WARNING" review from the latest issue of
UK's POWER PLAY MAGAZINE
"............ despite Cervino's high profile friends, everyone knows that it doesn't matter how many special appearances you cram into a record, celebrity involvement alone doesn't guarantee exhilarating results. Thankfully however, Cervino knows not only how to make full use of his fast-fingered extras, but more importantly, how to pen a good tune...... "Storm Warning" is a powerful debut that enjoys the benefits of some noteworthy guest performances" -ADAM HARROLD, POWERPLAY MAGAZINE, December 2006 ISSUE , Out now.
December 2006 issue of CLASSIC ROCK MAGAZINE
review excerpts on "STORM WARNING"
"Debut from a band assembled by former Blackmore’s Night/Yngwie Malmsteen bassist Mick Cervino that features The Malmster on a couple of tracks and Judas Priest’s guitarist KK Downing as producer. KK also plays on two tracks – including the apocalyptic opener War No More which begins with a flurry of bass notes then hurtles along on a double-bass drum riff not a million miles from JP’s neck-threatener Painkiller.The rest of the album (especially Screaming in Your Face) has echoes of KK’s day job but American singer Matt Reardon is stronger on Joe Lynn Turner-esque melody. than Halford-style chandelier-rattling and lead guitar takes a backseat as Cervino and drummer Mike Sorrentino show off their chops........." - Neil Jeffries
NOVEMBER 27 2006
KK Downing of Judas Priest talks about
Violent Storm on UK's Total Rock radio station.
Listen to the entire interview here:
KK Downing Interview
NOVEMBER 16 2006
VIOLENT STORM IN THE PLAY LIST OF UK'S KRXX.COM RADIO STATION
AMONGST THE BIGGEST NAMES IN ROCK! KRXX.com
-Rocking from both sides of the Atlantic
Updated up to: 12/11/2006:
Aerosmith - Sedona sunrise (Columbia - BMG)
Blue October - She’s My Ride Home (IDJM Records)
Chris Cornell - You know my name (IDJM Records)
Deftones - Kim Dracula (Maverick -WB Records)
Deftones - Rapture (Maverick - WB Records)
Dragonforce - Operation Ground & Pound (TKO Edit) (Roadrunner - UMG)
My Chemical Romance - Mama (WB Records)
Scars Of Tomorrow - The Failure In Drowning (Victory Records)
Stone Sour - Silly World (Roadrunner - UMG)
The Haunted - The Drowning (Century Media Records)
Amplifier - O`fortuna (SPV Records)
Angra - Salvation Suicide (SPV Records)
Ektomorf - Outcast (Nuclear Blast Records)
My Chemical Romance - Cancer (WB Records)
Ritchie Kotzen - Sacred Ground (Frontiers Records)
Saosin - Sleepers (EMI Records)
Spitalfield - Tell Me Clarice (Victory Records)
Sundealers - Down (Cargo Records)
Taking Back Sunday - Liar (It Takes One to Know One) - (WB Records)
Thunder - The Devil made me do it (STC Records)
Violent Storm - Owning You (Gold Storm Records)
Whitesnake 2006 - Bad Boys (Live) (SPV)
Whitesnake 2006 - If you Want me (You will come running) (SPV)
Lipid - Deliver Us from Evil (Copro Records)
Dropping Daylight - Tell Me (Octone Records)
Rattlesnake Remedy - Black Sheep Fiddle (BEM Records)
Violent Storm - Fire In The Unknown (Gold Storm Records)
NOVEMBER 15 2006
"Violent Storm is a new band, but you could hardly call this an effort by a bunch of rookies in the industry. This is a band playing melodic heavy metal with elements of American power metal and hard rock showing in spots. Bassist Mick Cervino, formerly of Yngwie Malmsteen's band and Blackmore's Night founded the band. He has certainly surrounded himself with some talented musicians to help introduce his band to the world. In addition to drummer Mike Sorrentino (formerly of Zebra) and lead vocalist Matt Reardon, KK Downing of Judas Priest produced the album, and Roy Z mixed the album. Downing and Roy Z each make a guest appearance on two tracks, as does Yngwie Malmsteen. The album is stacked from the top with the songs containing guest musicians. While Storm Warning is a solid album as a whole, the first half is clearly the more interesting piece of the album. War No More opens the album with a pounding double bass rumble. This is one of KK Downing's guest appearance tracks, and it is one of the heaviest of the disc. In addition to its aggressiveness and KK's dizzying guitar work, the song is still catchy and memorable. Fire in the Unknown is next, and we're treated to another double bass laden track that is American power metal at its best. Yngwie fires off a dazzling solo that may be a little longer than need be, but that's Yngwie being Yngwie. Again, the chorus line is one that burns its way into your memory after just the first listen. KK's other guest track, Deceiver is next. This is a darker track in a much more mid tempo setting than its two predecessors. Where the band has cut the tempo, they more than make up for it with aggressiveness, killer guitar work throughout, and another chorus line that refuses to be forgotten. Yngwie's second track comes next, Pain. This is another darker track of the mid tempo variety. Yngwie goes bananas on his guitar solo again, but it does fit right in with the tone of the song. The song itself isn't quite as catchy as others we've heard so far, but there's plenty here to chew on, making it another album highlight. Alimentary Fable is next, the first track not to feature any guest musicians. Musically speaking, it is the least aggressive thus far, but easily the most melodic. The services of Malmsteen or Downing aren't needed on this track to come up with some memorable guitar work here. With these five tracks, I am almost certain that this album is on it's way to really stand out as one the best debut albums of the year".
MORE GREAT REVIEWS FOR "STORM WARNING"
Check out this great review from Germany's Powermetal.de website
(click on reviews- then Violent Storm review is in German!)
Check out this review from metal-observer.com
NOVEMBER 7 2006
Press Release from Gold Storm Records
Violent Storm announces new guitarist
Violent Storm, whose new album “Storm Warning” was released on October 23rd, have announced that Martin Mickels will be joining the band when they tour in 2007. Martin, currently the lead guitarist with Gary Barden’s band, Statetrooper, will be playing the parts performed on the album by rock luminaries Yngwie Malmsteen and KK Downing. Of course he is no stranger to stepping into the shoes of guitar gods … in Statetrooper he replaced Brian Robertson, and regularly plays the guitar parts co-written and performed by Michael Schenker, for the MSG tracks performed by Statetrooper.
OCTOBER 24 2006
Check out the great reviews for "STORM WARNING" more to come, watch
www.metalland.org (French Review)
OCTOBER 23 2006
"STORM WARNING" is released in Europe today, and is availble in all music
retailers. You are now listening to "WAR NO MORE", the first track on the album
featuring KK Downing on Lead Guitar, watch this space for other song samples
Live Radio Interview with Mick Cervino on U.K's TOTALROCK.COM
Excerpts from this Live interview coming soon!
Tonight Wednesday 18th Oct 8 pm Eastern and Tomorrow Thurs- day 19th Oct 12:00 03:00
Violent Storm, formed by Yngwie Malmsteen/Blackmore's Night bassist Mick Cervino, releases "Storm Warning"