Solis Rex | Apocalyptica

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by Solis Rex

Hard Rock from the heart, organically recorded just like in the good ol' days, featuring Bumblefoot from Guns & Roses on Bass, Veronica Bellino on drums ( Carmine Appice, Jeff Beck ) Fender Stratocaster & Gibson Les Paul through an all tubes Marshall amp
Genre: Rock: Hard Rock
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1. Messiah SOLIS REX
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2. Smoke, Steel & Angels SOLIS REX
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3. Rain Dance SOLIS REX
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4. Speedball SOLIS REX
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5. The Sky Is Falling SOLIS REX
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6. Into The Setting Sun SOLIS REX
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7. Run Devil Run SOLIS REX
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8. Better Off Dead SOLIS REX
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9. Sun King SOLIS REX
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10. The Garden Of Unearthly Desires SOLIS REX
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11. Apocalyptica SOLIS REX
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12. As We Float Through Space SOLIS REX
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13. Tremors SOLIS REX
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14. The Art Of Modern War SOLIS REX
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Album Notes
This album is dope!!
Solis Rex was formed in New York City by Carlo Tonalezzi on guitars and Aerik Von on vocals.
On bass Solis Rex had a very special guest: Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal. Bumblefoot is the current guitar player on the new Guns and Roses Chinese Democracy album.
On drums is Veronica Bellino, who is a very creative, solid timing, hard hitting drummer and can also be heard with the guitar god Jeff Beck and on the Carmine Appice's SLAMM (An Explosive, physical display of Rock and Rhythm led by Rock Drum Icon Carmine Appice.)
The energy that was created in the studio between these four musicians was very powerful and the songs came out sizzling..."We all came from different musical backrounds" Explains Carlo Tonalezzi...I used to play for a Speed Metal band called Cerbero. Cerbero was the first Speed Metal / Heavy Metal band from Brazil and pre-dates Sepultura.
Aerik comes from a Black Sabbath / Alice in Chains background who's voice and lyrics are very aggressive!
Furthermore, Bumblefoot is a musical genius and an unbelievable player. He was nothing short than amazing in the studio...He had called me a couple of days prior to going into the sessions to find out what style of bass playing I wanted for the songs, I told him that knowing his playing I was certain that anything he came up with would be great, but just for the fun of it... I told him that I always wanted someone with the finesse of John Paul Jones, the creativity of Jaco Pastorius and the aggressiveness of Iron Maiden's Steve Harris...! You've got to listen to songs like Apocalyptica to understand what I am talking about...he just came into the studio with the nicest of attitudes, very clever sense of humor and just delivered amazing performances in pretty much single takes.
The songs were produced by Artie Smith. Artie Smith is a studio veteran and drum tech master, who pretty much worked with almost everybody in the music business from Keith Richards to Mars Volta.
The CD was recorded & Mixed by: Jason Corsaro (Robert Palmer, Madonna, Leslie West, Fleetwood Mac) at the Barber Shop Studios and Brian Thorn (Cold Play) at the One East Recording Studios. Mastered by Fred Kevorkian (White Stripes, Iggy Pop, Dave Matthews Band) at the Kevorkian Mastering Studio NYC.


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This album IS dope!!
Bought the hard copy of Solis Rex Apocalyptica and can't stop listening to it! Awesome recording quality, the insert has cool graphics and lyrics. Bumble "freaking" Foot on bass is amazing, guitars are cranking, exciting drum work and vocals that reminded me of Layne Staley meets Scott Weinland. Great work here!! It has it's heavy, fast, melodic , dark and inspiring all in one CD...great to find an album that you can listen to it's entirety! Great find indeed!!


If you like Hard Rock / Metal music this is a must have!!
Very impressed with the sound quality on this recording which is hard to find nowadays...the musicians are awesome and the music is kicking!! Crank the volume up when listening to Messiah...just love their sound!! The guitar work on the Art of Modern War is incredible and the intro of The Garden Of Unearthly Desires is a freaking trip!! As a matter of fact... the whole album is a trip!! Highly Recommended!!!!!

Edward K.

As I was driving in NYC the car that stops next to me at a red, asked me what I was listening to! Was this cd! I listen to this cd
loud! It's fast, hard and heavy! It's got Ron Thal on bass, which I found
interesting, bcuz he is the guitar player in Guns& Roses Chinese Democracy. This album is a great cd for parties because it gets you pumped up& energized! It's got guitars sounds that wale and kick ass drums! Everyone should get a copy if they're into rockin music!!