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Invisible Force

by Rivera/Bomma

Christian Hard Rock/Metal with elements of Flamenco and Jazz. this cd contains; Melodic Metal, Heavy Rockers, Power Ballads, Flamenco Virtuoso Guitars. influenced by; Dio, Bonjovi, Rainbow, Strunz & Farah Santana, Deep Purple.Classic Hard Rock.
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1. Invisible Force
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2. Victory
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3. Tarot Reader
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4. Cry of Love
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5. Eclectic
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6. No Win Situation
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7. Hold On
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8. Hand of God
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9. Give You My Love
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10. Full Moon in Spain
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11. Cry of Love ( Acoustic )
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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welcome to "International Recording Artist"

R I V E R A / B O M M A

"INVISIBLE FORCE" ( U.S. DOMESTIC VERSION )


"What Satan Doesn't Want You to Hear"!!!
Rivera Bomma (2004)
New Jersey's Rivera / Bomma aren't concerned with being part of the current trend. In fact they've never been overly concerned with what the mainstream audience has deemed "popular". Frontman John Bomma explains, "It would be real easy to write songs that would appeal to the Top 40 crowd, but, because of our musical influences and our openness to the Holy Spirit we write from our hearts." Wearing their musical influences on their sleeves, the eleven songs on Invisible Force are filled with the majestic melodies and pulsating rhythms made famous by seventies arena heroes such as Rainbow, Deep Purple, Blue Oyster Cult and others. Formed in late 2000, the nucleus of Rivera / Bomma has always been the two band namesakes, lead vocalist John Bomma and guitarist / multi-instrumentalist Rod Rivera. "We have other band members that join us for shows but Rod and myself conceived the band ourselves" relates Bomma. Initially meeting in September of 2000 through mutual friend and producer Don Depaola, the duo knew right away that they could create something special together. While working with Depaola on his solo project, guitarist Rod Rivera and Don Depaola decided to find a vocalist for the song "Cry Of Love". "Don had worked with myself on many projects from high school on so they called me to give it a shot," says Bomma. Once Rod and I met it was as if two long lost brothers had been reunited. It seemed as if we knew each other for years. The chemistry was so powerful and natural that we decided to write and put out Invisible Force. ------- RIVERA BOMMA: (2008)
Melodic Technical & Epic Power Metal Rivera/Bomma, This international recording group had their first release on the highly respected Greek progressive metal label Secret Port Records. Filled with the majestic melodies and pulsating rhythms made famous by seventies arena heroes such as Rainbow, Deep Purple, Blue Oyster Cult and others. Formed in late 2000, the nucleus of Rivera / Bomma has always been the two band namesakes, vocalist John Bomma (Ex- singer of U.S. Metal Blade Records Heavy Metal band HADES) & guitarist/multi-instrumentalist Rod Rivera. John Bomma's voice has a Ronnie James Dio power & range melodic sound & Rod Rivera is a guitar virtuoso with a magical feel & touch alike Ritchie Blackmore/Michael Schenker. RIVERA BOMMA is Melodic hard rock/metal with Latin Flamenco guitar grooves and melodies, You could say they sound a bit like Deep Purple, Dio, Rainbow, Helloween meets Strunz/Farah & Santana. Goosebumps anyone?! These duo brought down the house when they played at 2004 ACM (American Christian Music) awards. In July 2005 they finally decided that Belgium’s Mausoleum Records would be their home for the next seven years. Alfie Falckenbach founder of Mausoleum has worked with a very impressive European metal roster down through the last two decades. Today some of their most well know bands include: Angel Witch, Great White, Hades, LA Guns, Stephen Pearcy of Ratt, Phantom X, Pretty Boy Floyd and Warrant. Their next CD “I Am God” which features world class engineers & producers such as, Eric Rachels (Skid Row, Symphomy X, Hatebreed) Don Stendecker ( Seven Whiches, Russell Allen, Symphony X ) & Jean Paul (son of legendary guitarist Les Paul) will be release on "Legendary Heavy Metal Label" Masoleum Records in Japan & Europe on febuary 2006. RIVERA BOMMA is currently writing new music for their 3rd masterpiece title " Angels and Demons" to be release on the Fall of 2008.

THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!! TELL ALL YOUR FRIENDS ABOUT US!!



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MAY THE LORD CONTINUED HIS BLESSINGS W/ YOU & YOUR FAMILIES

****** Note*******

*NEW RELEASE "I AM GOD" Feb.10 2006 on MAUSOLEUM Records*
http://www.mausoleum-records.com/

"I am God" sound clips @: www.riverabomma.net


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strutter'zine

JOHNNY'S VOCALS ARE EXCELLENT,ROD'S GUITAR PLAYING IS OUTSTANDING.
JOHNNY'S VVOCALS ARE QUITE EXCELLENT, THE GUITAR PLAYING OF ROD IS OUSTANDING BOTH GIVING THE MUSIC A MELODIC TOUCH THAT WILL
BE APPRECIATED BY PROGRESSIVE, A.O.R. AND MELODIC HEAVY ROCK
METAL FANS.
- GABOR KLEINBLOESEM

Dawn

This Cd is Awesome
I have never been amazed by such awesome christian artists in my life like these guys . The are truely talented and this Cd is awesome and So is the new One " I am God " I have never been so satified with these two cd's as I am . usually you buy a Cd and you at least dont like one song out of it , but I must say I love all the songs on these Cd ! I love listening to them , I bring them where ever I can , in the house , car where ever I can put my Cd's in they are with me .

Dawn

This Cd is Awesome
I have never been amazed by such awesome christian artists in my life like these guys . The are truely talented and this Cd is awesome and So is the new One " I am God " I have never been so satified with these two cd's as I am . usually you buy a Cd and you at least dont like one song out of it , but I must say I love all the songs on these Cd ! I love listening to them , I bring them where ever I can , in the house , car where ever I can put my Cd's in they are with me .

AngelicWarlord.com

http://www.angelicwarlord.com/reviews/r/riverabomma01.html
Rivera Bomma is a talented duo from New Jersey that consists of guitarist Rod Rivera and vocalist Johnny Bomma. Rivera began studying classical guitar and flamenco before discovering the likes of Ritchie Blackmore, Michael Schenker and Santana, incorporating all of those influences in his playing on the bands 2001 full length debut "Invisible Force". Bomma got his start in the metal band Hades with Dan Lorenzo, performing on the album Saviorself, and is a terrific talent with a particularly strong and smooth sounding classic tenor voice. Several years ago when Rivera was recording a solo album, his producer introduced him to Bomma, and the rest, as they say, is history. The two recorded Invisible Force shortly thereafter, an album covering a variety of styles ranging from power metal, melodic hard rock, power ballads, acoustic and instrumental based numbers while incorporating a bit of jazz and flamenco.

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Rivera/Bomma is the tandem of vocalist Johnny Bomma and guitarist Rod Rivera. "Invisible Force" is the duo's first recorded effort. Rivera/Bomma play melodic hard rock with touches of classic mid-paced power metal and progressive elements amidst acoustic flamenco guitar work and a tad of jazz influences for good measure. After only one listen it was easy for me to determine that "Invisible Force" is an appealing effort for fans of melodic hard rock.

Rivera/Bomma's "Invisible Force" has a wide ranging set of songs covering all the best (or worst, depending on your perspective) that the melodic hard rock genre offers. Everything from hard rockers to ballads are included. It goes without saying that the band's namesakes are the highlights of "Invisible Force." Vocalist Johnny Bomma, formerly of Hades, has a strong voice with extraordinary control. Guitarist Rivera runs the gamut from power chord frenzies to super-restrained acoustic guitar. Joining Bomma and Rivera are 'hired guns' (their term, not mine) whom play the support roles with studious accompaniment throughout providing the backing touches that all keyboardists, bassists, and drummers can ever expect to achieve.

"Invisible Force" is solid, but not earth shattering, melodic hard rock. The songs appear to be well thought out, well-rehearsed, and expertly executed. Additionally, the band's positive messages are a welcome event in a world drowning in negativism. Fans of Dio, Stryper, and Deep Purple will all find something to like in "Invisible Force."

"Invisible Force" was produced by Neil Rambaldi. The production is one of the best things going for "Invisible Force" as the sound is phenomenal for an independent release.

"Invisible Force" was independently released by the band in 2001. A revamped and slightly different version of "Invisible Force" was properly released in 2002 by Secret Port Records.

Rivera/Bomma


Rivera Bomma really caught my attention. The band may be considered Christian by some, but as the band puts it, there is a positive message in the music the make. This is really interesting as some may remember Johnny Bomma from a stint in the speed metal band Hades in the 80's. Times have changed and so has Bomma's direction. The other half of Rivera Bomma really has a talent as well and the union of the two is magic. Rod Rivera really shines in many places on the album. What I really like is his injection of Flamenco. A very difficult style to play, but delivered very well by Rivera. Some of the areas of Flamenco usage include a part in the multi-part 'Eclectic' which is also one of my favorite tracks. 'Hold on' embraces it as does 'Full moon in Spain'. I really like the Flamenco usage and feel it not only pays tribute to Rivera's Latin heritage, but enhances the tracks that it appears on. The music on the album overflows with melody which is one of it's best attributes. Bomma's vocals flow well with each track and the listen is consistent. This album won top honors on the site for March 2003 and really should appeal to fans of AOR oriented music. Some of my other favorites include 'Invisible Force', 'Tarot Reader', 'Cry of Love', 'No win situation', and 'Give you my love'.

Rivera/Bomma


RIVERA/BOMMA - "Invisible Force"
Rod Rivera (influences are: Ritchie Blackmore, Deep Purple, Rainbow, Michael Schenker, UFO, Carlos Santana). and Johnny Bomma (guitar and vocals where the influences are: Ronnie James Dio (Rainbow, Black Sabbath) Steve perry (Journey), Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden) and of course "The King") formed the band in 2000, having recorded this first cd in 2001 with the helpful work of Edward Faust in drums, Sean Faust in keys and Dave Incognito in bass. It's is a good piece of hard rock, when they relate their experiences and life and their love for Jesus Christ and God. Good rock songs like "Victory", "Tarot Reader" (sounds like Deep Purple, with the Hammond, oh... I like this organ), the 5 piece "Eclectic" suite (the best moment ih the cd, with some rock and progressive parts), the 70's rock "No Win Situation" and the pop-rock present in "Hold On" make this record special for who likes a very well done hard rock, doesn't matter your religion or something else. You get a bonus track (a beauitiful acoustic "Cry of Love") to close this masterpiece. They are working in a new cd, to be released soon. I think they will rock the house! The musicians are: Rod Rivera - Guitars, Johnny Bomma - Vocals, Mizael "Taz" Robles - Live Bass Player and Steven D. Riker - Live Drummer. (Comments by Rafael Carnovale)

Rivera/Bomma


RIVERA/BOMMA - INVISIBLE FORCE (2001, B&R PUBLISHING)
Rod Rivera - lead and rhythm guitars, flamenco Guitars, fretless bass, vocals; Johnny Bomma - vocals; Edward Faust - drums, percussion; R. Sean Faust - keyboards, vocals; Dave Incognito - bass, vocals

Trying to emulate your idols, such as Ritchie Blackmore, Michael Schenker and Yngwie Malmsteen, is the dream of most guitarists. Add in the brilliant Flamenco greats such as Struntz & Farah, Lara & Reyes, and Ottmar Leibert and you are pushing the limits of technical ability. Rod Rivera has not only pushed those limits, he has conquered them. Proof positive is on 'Invisible Force', the album he has recorded with Johnny Bomma, a vocalist whose ability adequately matches that of Rivera.

With such a diverse range of influences, what manner of music do Rod and Johnny conjure up? For the first couple of tracks a hybrid of European and U.S. influenced melodic metal takes centre stage. Latter day Riot comes to mind on 'Victory', with a dash of Artension in the keyboards. 'Tarot Reader' brings up thoughts of Conquest, the Escape Music band that released a great Euro heavy rock album in 1999. While the heavier beginning is very impressive, it is the amazingly emotive 'Cry Of Love' that reinforces the growing feeling that Rivera/Bomma are a very classy outfit. Johnny Bomma performs beautifully, singing like an angel, which is befitting as Rivera/Bomma are a Christian band.

'Eclectic' is an apt name for this instrumental, which effortlessly segues between scorching neo-classical speed soloing, smooth jazz and fiery flamenco. A real pleasure to hear. A funkier edge is put into 'No Win Situation', and then we get to another superb ballad, 'Hold On'. Rivera's flamenco guitar leads us while Bomma's exquisite voice floats over the sultry rhythm. A more traditional melodic metal ballad 'Give You My Love' follows the soaring instrumental 'Hand Of God'. 'Full Moon In Spain' resurrects the winning formula of 'Hold On', with guitar and voice meeting perfectly again before an acoustic version of 'Cry Of Love' finishes this great album.

This band has so much going for it - a great appreciation for both well-crafted melodic metal and subtle, sultry ballads. Rod Rivera and Johnny Bomma compliment each other wonderfully and together they have created a very impressive album.

Rivera/Bomma


Rivera Bomma
"Invisible Force"
(self-released)
by Paul Autry

Here's an impressive album that delivers a positive message with a musical style that I guess you could describe as progressive hard rock with elements of flamenco and jazz. When I first heard it, some of what I heard brought to mind Queensryche, Iron Maiden and Deep Purple. It's got a huge sound and good production and it's a very, shall we say, musical album. There's close to an hour's worth of music on here, so, you're not gonna walk away from this one feeling disappointed, that's for sure. It's a spiritual album that will make you feel good and, in my opinion, we all need to have something like this in our collection. You know, they say that music has a healing power, well, that's the case with this release. So, be sure to give it a listen. After all, you can go wrong with something that will lift your spirit up and entertain you at the same time.

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Rivera/Bomma (U.S.)- "Invisible Force" (2005 Secret Port Records)

Ths is actually an older release of sorts with the main materials being from 2002 and adding a couple of bonus tracks on it as well. Rod Rivera from Puerto Rico started this band back in 2000 after his known stint with the Christian band Prophecy before teaming-up with vocalist John Bomma.

"Invisible Force" s a Neo-Classical styled progresive metal that takes the likes of bands like Rising Force, Artension and Rainbow with the fusing of older heavy rock bands like Blue Murder, Whitesnake and even some of Rob Rock's stuff (Rage Of Creation). The high range and vocal style of Bomma adds some elegance to the songs without watering them down and Rivera's guitar playing is pretty phenomenal with all kinds of techniques he uses like flamenco, acoustic and the soaring leads with some showing alot of emotion. The band still remains in a positive and Christian state lyrically but don't let that fool you into thinking this is some church hymnal. Anyone that loves this type of progressive metal would benefit from a release like this one by all means; just some good musicmanship and vocal talent to check out.