Michael Vescera rose to metal popularity at the age of 18 years as the legendary vocalist of the band Obsession. After recording 1 EP and 2 full length studio records with Obsession and numerous tours, Vescera was approached by the Japanese super group â€śLoudnessâ€ť to front the band. After auditioning in Tokyo, Japan he became the first Western vocalist to front a Japanese group. The singer recorded 2 full length studio records, various singles, MTV videos, and one live DVD â€śLive at Budokanâ€ť with Loudness. After 3 years it was time to move on due to complications within the organization. He then began what would later become MVP, but had to put it on hold after being approached by Yngwie Malmsteen to be his vocalist. Vescera recorded 2 full length studio records with Malmsteen as well as an EP, various videos and also a â€śLive at Budokanâ€ť DVD. Both studio CDâ€™s with Malmsteen received Platinum Awards. After 3 Â˝ years of recording and touring with Yngwie, Vescera started his solo career. MVP (Michael Vescera Project) released 3 CDâ€™s and toured South America and the States. During this time the charismatic singer also fronted the group formed by Roland Grapow (guitarist of Helloween, Masterplan).
Michael Vescera has recently finished recording his soon to be released solo CD â€śA Sign Of Things To Comeâ€ť. Joining Michael on this CD are Jim Bell and BJ Zampa (House of Lords), Chris McCarvill (Obsession, Jeff Scott Soto), Mats Olaussen (Yngwie Malmsteen, Ark), Scott Boland, John Bruno and Jay Mezias (Obsession), Todd Kennedy and Tony Mei (XFactorX). On this CD he will be introducing two of the worldâ€™s newest â€śguitar masterâ€ť discoveries. Joey Concepcion, a 17 year old guitar prodigy from Connecticut and Ango Tasso, a newly discovered shredder from Taiwan will also be featured.
The album was produced, engineered & mastered by Michael Vescera himself â€śToy Room Northâ€ť (Milford, Conneticut) and the â€śToy Room Southâ€ť (Nashville, TN). Vescera co-owns both studios and recently has moved to Nashville. â€śA sign of Things to Comeâ€ť will be released by Metal Heaven, and the excitement is mounting with a July 26th, 2008 release date.
Line-Up: 1. Between Heaven and Hell, 2. Sign of Things to Come, 3. Shine On, 4. Something to Believe, 5. Crossing the Line, 6. Hands of Fate, 7. Iâ€™ve Seen the Light, 8. Make Your Move, 9. (When Youâ€™re) Cryinâ€™, 10. Say the Word, 11. Pain, 12. Thrill of It All
Melodic Net Comments
of course is a great album, i recomended to everyone, mr. vescera is with this work in .....the altar, no joke!
Mike's best solo album, sounds better than ever. I love Obsession "Carnival" too! Great Guitar!
very good album, bravo michael!!!
Vescera always sings with such attitude! This album rocks from start to finish! Guitarists will love this album, some great playing on this one!
I heard this album and have to say it is nothing short of fantastic. Great melodic metal! Great guitars! This, as well as the latest Obsession album Carnival, are were Mike Vescera really shines... I can't recommend this one enough.
i prefer a heavier voice for a metal, but he has his own style of music. i have listened to this album (unofficial released) and like it!!!
it's a bit YJM-like but reduced guitar solo :)
Only two rounds playing of this album but already hit by the tunes.