product: Luca Sellitto - The Voice Within
release date: 06.12.2019
label: Pride & Joy Music
Luca Sellitto is an Italian guitarist and songwriter, mostly known in the European melodic metal scene for being the founder and leader of the power/progressive metal band STAMINA, officially active since 2007.
With STAMINA, Luca has released four full-length studio albums up until now, plus a live album (CD+DVD), recorded in Poland. He has also played numerous gigs in Europe with the band, including countries such as Italy, Spain, Holland, Belgium, Austria, Germany and Poland.
“The Voice Within” is a neoclassical power metal album, composed and produced by Luca Sellitto, therefore his first solo album.
With this record, Sellitto’s intention is both to pay his personal tribute and bring new life to this old subgenre of heavy metal, for the joy of all fans of YNGWIE MALMSTEENS’S RISING FORCE, early STRATOVARIUS, ROYAL HUNT, VINNIE MOORE, TONY MACALPINE, early SYMPHONY X etc.
For this purpose, the guitarist decided to join forces with some of his favourite singers and musicians, who are among the best performers in the neoclassical/power metal realm. Most of them have actually taken part to some important albums for the history of this style.
All tracks were mixed & mastered by Fabio Calluori and Luca Sellitto at “Sonic Temple Studio”, Santa Tecla (SA), Italy.
Patrick Johansson: Drums (ex Yngwie Malmsteen; Impellitteri; V.Moore)
Svante Henryson: Bass and Cello (ex Yngwie Malmsteen; Joey Tempest)
Göran Edman: Vocals on track 2 (ex Yngwie Malmsteen; John Norum)
Henrik Brockmann: Vocals on track 4 (ex Royal Hunt; Evil Masquerade)
Rob Lundgren: Vocals on tracks 1,5 and 7 (The Mentalist)
Luca Sellitto: Guitars and Keyboards (Stamina)