Jose Ferro/ The Screamin´ Lords
Born in St Jean D'Angley, France, and raised in New York, Jose Ferro has established himself as a talented musician in the rock and metal genres. His notable band Agentz gained worldwide recognition for their energetic performances and powerful sound, with their debut album "Stick To Your Guns" showcasing Ferro's songwriting, bass playing, and producing abilities that significantly contributed to the band's signature sound.
Throughout his career, Ferro has collaborated with esteemed musicians across various musical contexts. He worked alongside accomplished artists such as Gus G,(Firewind and Ozzy Osbourne) Chris Poland (Megadeth), and George Lynch (Lynch Mob, KXM and Dokken)on the project "Long Live Me" with The Screamin’ Lords. Additionally, he has collaborated with vocalists Kelly Keeling (John Norum, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Michael Schenker Group, and Baton Rogue) and Robin McAuley, (McAuley Schenker Group). showcasing his versatility and talent in creating music across different genres.
The inspiration for "Of Darkness and Desire" came when Gus G introduced Jose Ferro to the remarkable vocal talents of Apollo Papathanasio. Recognizing the potential for a truly remarkable partnership, Ferro and Papathanasio embarked on a creative journey fueled by their shared passion for creating music that delves into the depths of human emotions.
Guitarist Gus G, known for his exceptional skills in the metal and rock music scene, had previously collaborated with Jose Ferro on the title track "Long Live Me" for The Screamin' Lords' latest CD release. The track showcased the musical chemistry between Gus G and Jose Ferro, combining infectious melodies, powerful rhythms, and soaring guitar solos to become a true embodiment of their collective talents.
Apollo Papathanasio, celebrated for his remarkable work with bands like Firewind and Spiritual Beggars, is known for his ability to captivate audiences with his commanding vocal presence. His performances are characterized by a combination of power, emotion, and a unique ability to connect with listeners on an intimate level.
"Of Darkness and Desire" showcases Apollo Papathanasio's ability to deliver captivating performances that transcend genres. Whether it's a haunting ballad or a powerful rock anthem, Apollo's vocals leave an indelible mark, imprinting each track with his unique artistry. Throughout the record, his soaring vocals effortlessly carry the melodies, infusing them with raw emotion and adding depth and resonance to each track.
Notably, Jose Ferro took on a remarkable feat for his solo record, "Of Darkness and Desire." In addition to serving as the bassist, songwriter, and producer, he showcased his versatility by playing all the instruments on the album.
"Of Darkness and Desire" is not just an album; it is a testament to Jose Ferro's unwavering passion for creating exceptional music that resonates with listeners. Prepare to be captivated by the unique blend of musical elements, powerful vocals, and thought-provoking lyrics that solidify Jose Ferro's position as a remarkable bassist, songwriter, and producer in the music industry.