|Genres|| Progressive Death Metal |
|Instruments||Electric Guitar, Keyboards|
|Associated acts|| Sadist |
Tommy Talamanca is an Italian guitar virtuoso, keyboard player, and a sound engineer and producer, most famous for his work in Italian death metal band Sadist. He is notable for his ability as a music producer and engineer, but also for his talent of playing a six or seven string guitar and the key board simultaneously.
Talamanca started playing guitar at the age of 11. He joined a metal band Sadist (now one of the most famous Italian death metal bands) in 1991, and has been in the band ever since.He plays both guitar and keyboard simultaneously in the band. During his spare time he started a small analog recording studio in 1996, named Nadir Recording Studio. The small studio grew up, and actually moved in a building with two studios, four rehearsal rooms and a big live area. Currently, Nadir Music Srl is a company involved multiple music projects, and works with international jazz artists as well as hard rock ones.
Tommy Talamanca is a session player for various bands, including The famili, Metal gang, Infection Code, Nerve, and Dirty Balls. He is also a live engineer for Trio Bobo, Drummeria, Nerve, Ritual of Rebirth, Infection Code, Dark Lunacy, Kirlian Camera, and a producer for Sadist, Dark Lunacy, Athlantis, Nerve, Ritual of Rebirth, and Thefamili. He also contributed to Obscura's highly acclaimed album Omnivium, playing a guitar solo on the song "Euclidean Elements".
In 2013 the multi-instrumentalist released his solo debut Na zapad, in collaboration with Italian drummer Emiliano Olcese. Talamanca recorded electric guitar, acoustic guitar, classical guitar, electric bass, acoustic bass, bouzouki, synthesizer, piano, duduk, djembe, tabla, maracas, kora and bodhrán.
Cleansing is the fourth album by the American heavy metal band Prong, released on January 25, 1994 by Epic Records. It was produced by Terry Date, whereas all of Prong's previous albums had been produced by Mark Dodson. The album features ex-Killing Joke members Paul Raven on bass guitar and John Bechdel on keyboards and programming. Featuring an industrial-influenced sound, the record received moderate commercial success.
Pieces of Eight is the eighth studio album by Styx, released on September 1, 1978.
Green Carnation is a Norwegian progressive metal band from Kristiansand, Norway, formed in 1990. Green Carnation's trend of music has continuously become less and less heavy after every release; from straight forward death metal, to a progressive doom metal sound, to an atmospheric gothic metal sound, to a melancholic hard rock sound and in 2006, went as far as to releasing an entirely acoustic album Acoustic Verses. The band released its first album in 14 years titled Leaves of Yesteryear on May 8, 2020, which marked a return to the band's earlier progressive doom roots. A new single was composed, arranged, rehearsed and recorded during Covid-19, called "The World Without a View", and released digitally on December 18th 2020.
Angra is a Brazilian heavy metal band formed in 1991 that has gone through some line-up changes since its foundation. They have released nine regular studio albums, five EPs, and three live CD/DVDs to date. Led by Rafael Bittencourt, the band has gained a degree of popularity in Japan and Europe.
Caught in the Act is a live double album by Styx, released in 1984. It contains one new song, "Music Time", which was released as a single, reaching #40 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts.
Brave New World is the thirteenth studio album by Styx, released in 1999. It is the band’s first studio album to feature drummer Todd Sucherman, replacing John Panozzo, who died in 1996 and the last album to feature keyboardist/vocalist Dennis DeYoung. This is the last album that bassist Chuck Panozzo is credited as a full-time member, he would continue with the band as a part-time member. The album peaked at #175 on the Billboard 200 and reached the top 10 on the Top Internet Albums chart. However, its position on the Billboard charts was the lowest from a Styx album of new material since 1973's The Serpent Is Rising.
Rebirth is the fourth album by the Brazilian heavy metal band Angra, the first since a major restructuring of the band's line-up.
Carmen was a British-American band active from 1970-75. Their style was a fusion of rock, progressive, and flamenco music and dance. Carmen's first album, Fandangos in Space, is ranked number 46 in the Rolling Stone list of 50 Greatest Prog Rock Albums of All Time.
Don't You Know Who I Think I Was? is a greatest hits album by the American rock band The Replacements, released in 2006 by Rhino Records. It includes eighteen tracks spanning the band's eight studio releases from 1981 to 1990, as well as two new tracks recorded specifically for this release. The new tracks—"Message to the Boys" and "Pool & Dive"—feature the three surviving original band members: singer and guitarist Paul Westerberg, bass guitarist Tommy Stinson, and drummer Chris Mars. However, Mars does not play drums on these tracks: they were played by session drummer Josh Freese while Mars sang backing vocals.
Sadist is a death metal band from Genoa, Italy, founded in 1991. The band split up in 2000 after releasing their Lego album, but reunited in 2005 and released their self-titled album in 2007.
Above the Light is the debut studio album by the Italian progressive death metal band Sadist, released in 1993 by Nosferatu Records. The album was re-released in 2006 after their return by Beyond Productions with "Dreaming Deformities" and "Musicians Against Yuppies" as the bonus tracks. Also, a music video was made for "Sometimes They Come Back" in the same year.
Tribe is the second full-length studio album by the Italian progressive death metal band Sadist, originally released in 1996 by Nosferatu Records. It was the last album to features lead singer Zanna and drummer Peso. It features two live Japanese bonus tracks on the original release; "Enslaver of Lies (live)" and "Sometimes They Come Back (live)". Also, a video was shot for "Tribe" in the same year. The album was re-released in 2006 by Beyond Productions and features a cover song after Iron Maiden, "Wrathchild" and two live tracks; "From Bellatrix to Betelgeuse (live)" and "Guitar solo (live)", a live guitar solo by the band.
Crust is the third full-length studio album by the Italian progressive death metal band Sadist, released in 1997 by Displeased Records. It was the first album to features lead singer Trevor and drummer Oinos, and was the band's first self-produced album. It features two Japanese bonus tracks which are cover songs; "Take On Me" and "Relax". A music video was made for the song "'Fools' and Dolts".
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