|Birth name||Ronald Romero|
|Born||20 November 1981|
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.
Ronnie Romero was born in Santiago, Chile in 1981. He has lived in Madrid, Spain since 2009.
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.
In 2015, Ritchie Blackmore announced his return to rock with a new lineup for his band Rainbow, with Ronnie Romero as the lead singer.
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.Romero left the project in 2020.
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.The trio released their sophomore album, A New Evil, in 2019.
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.
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.
Also in 2020, Adrian Vandenberg recruited Romero to join his band Vandenberg in recording the album 2020.
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.
|2016||Memories in Rock - Live in Germany||CD & DVD|
|2017||Live in Birmingham 2016|
|I Surrender||Digital single|
|2018||Memories in Rock II||Live album|
|Waiting for a Sign||Digital single|
|2019||Black Sheep of the Family|
|2012||Jose Rubio's Nova Era||Nova Era||Studio|
|2013||Jose Rubio's Nova Era||After All||Single|
|2014||Lords of Black||Lords of Black||Studio|
|2016||Lords of Black||II||Studio|
|2017||The Ferrymen||The Ferrymen||Studio|
|2018||Lords of Black||Icons of the New Days||Studio|
|2018||Nozomu Wakai's Destinia||Metal Souls||Studio|
|2018||CoreLeoni||The Greatest Hits Part 1||Studio|
|2019||The Ferrymen||A New Evil||Studio|
|2020||Lords of Black||Alchemy of Souls, Part 1||Studio|
|2020||Intelligent Beautiful Music||Life Motion||Studio|
|2021||Michael Schenker Group||Immortal||Studio|
|2013||Aria Inferno||The Starring Serpent (Single)|
|2014||Sacramento||A sangre Y fuego|
|2014||Legado De Una Tragedia||Legado De Una Tragedia II|
|2016||Legado De Una Tragedia||Legado De Una Tragedia II|
|2019||Michael Schenker Fest||Revelation|
|2020||Intelligent Music Project||Life Motion|
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