Ronnie Romero

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Ronnie Romero
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Lords of Black live at RockFest 2017
Background information
Birth nameRonald Romero
Born (1981-11-20) 20 November 1981 (age 39)
Santiago, Chile
Origin Madrid, Spain
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • musician
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2010–present
Associated acts
Website ronnieromero.com

Ronald Romero (born 20 November 1981) is a Chilean singer, songwriter, and musician best known as the lead singer of the rock bands Lords of Black, Rainbow, The Ferrymen, Michael Schenker Group, and Sunstorm. [1] [2] [3] [4] [5]

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Life and career

Early life

Ronnie Romero was born in Santiago, Chile in 1981. He has lived in Madrid, Spain since 2009. [6]

Lords of Black

In 2014, Romero, together with guitarist Tony Hernando, formerly of Spanish band Saratoga, founded the heavy metal band Lords of Black. Romero left the band in 2019 but returned in 2020. [7] [8]

Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow

In 2015, Ritchie Blackmore announced his return to rock with a new lineup for his band Rainbow, with Ronnie Romero as the lead singer. [9] [2] [4]

Other projects

CoreLeoni

In 2017, Leo Leoni and Hena Habegger of Swiss hard rock band Gotthard formed a side project titled CoreLeoni, with Romero, whom Leoni had met in 2014, joining on vocals. [10] Romero left the project in 2020.

The Ferrymen

Also in 2017, Romero joined the supergroup The Ferrymen, which additionally includes Magnus Karlsson on guitar and Mike Terrana on drums. They released their self-titled debut album the same year. [11] The trio released their sophomore album, A New Evil, in 2019. [12]

Nozomu Wakai's Destinia

In 2018, Romero sang on the album Metal Souls by Nozomu Wakai's Destinia, a project launched by the Japanese guitarist in 2014. [13]

Michael Schenker Group

In 2020, Michael Schenker announced that Romero would be participating in the upcoming MSG album Immortal, which is to be released in 2021. [14]

Vandenberg

Also in 2020, Adrian Vandenberg recruited Romero to join his band Vandenberg in recording the album 2020. [15]

Intelligent Music Project

Another new musical venture for Romero in the year 2020 was the Intelligent Music Project, an enterprise created by Bulgarian arts patron Milen Vrabevski in 2010. Romero appears on the album Life Motion. [16] [17]

Band timeline

Discography

with Rainbow

DateAlbum TitleNotes
2016Memories in Rock - Live in GermanyCD & DVD
2017Live in Birmingham 2016
I Surrender Digital single
2018Memories in Rock IILive album
Waiting for a SignDigital single
2019Black Sheep of the Family
The Storm
Rainbow VorwärtsEP

As band member

DateArtistAlbum TitleNotes
2010SantelmoLa TempestadDemo
2012 Jose Rubio's Nova Era Nova EraStudio
2013Jose Rubio's Nova EraAfter AllSingle
2014 Lords of Black Lords of Black Studio
2016Lords of Black II Studio
2017 The Ferrymen The FerrymenStudio
2018Lords of BlackIcons of the New DaysStudio
2018 Nozomu Wakai's Destinia Metal SoulsStudio
2018 CoreLeoni The Greatest Hits Part 1Studio
2019CoreLeoniIIStudio
2019The FerrymenA New EvilStudio
2020 Vandenberg 2020Studio
2020Lords of BlackAlchemy of Souls, Part 1Studio
2020 Intelligent Beautiful Music Life MotionStudio
2021 Michael Schenker Group ImmortalStudio
2021 Sunstorm AfterlifeStudio

Guest appearances

DateArtistAlbum Title
2013 Aria Inferno The Starring Serpent (Single)
2014 Sacramento A sangre Y fuego
2014 Legado De Una Tragedia Legado De Una Tragedia II
2016Legado De Una TragediaLegado De Una Tragedia II
2017 FB1964 Störtebeker
2018 Renegade Given Work?
2019 Michael Schenker Fest Revelation
2019 Chaos Magic Furyborn
2019 Sinner Santa Muerte
2020Intelligent Music ProjectLife Motion

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