CHRIS IMPELLITTERI Slams BLABBERMOUTH.NET For Not Promoting His Latest Video: 'They Either Hate Us, Or We Do Not Conform To Their Standards'

Neo-classical guitarist Chris Impellitteri has slammed “bigger media outlets” like BLABBERMOUTH.NET for not covering the release of his latest video, saying that they must “either hate” his band or find that his group does “not conform to their standards.”

Impellitteri first made his mark in 1987 with the release of his debut EP, “Impellitteri”. According to Guitar World, Chris has since issued 11 albums under his band name, IMPELLITTERI, including his latest, “The Nature Of The Beast”, which features his longtime bandmates, vocalist Rob Rock and bassist James Amelio Pulli, plus ex-SLAYER and TESTAMENT drummer Jon Dette. The disc was recorded in Los Angeles with engineer/producer Mike Plotnikoff (VAN HALEN, AEROSMITH, IN FLAMES) and Canadian mix engineer Greg Reely (OVERKILL, FEAR FACTORY, MACHINE HEAD).

Earlier today (Wednesday, October 9), Chris took to his Twitter to write: “IS HEAVY METAL DEAD? Perhaps a better question to ask is ‘are there too many rules created by the metal community or industry as to what artists must sound like, dress like including hair style, and social group they must conform to in order to be promoted or accepted?’ Remember rock and roll was supposed to be free of fucking rules!

“This week IMPELLITTERI released a new music video titled ‘Hypocrisy’ and I am getting inundated with fans asking why the bigger media outlets do not promote us,” he continued. “My answer again is simple, they either hate us, or we do not conform to their standards! @BLABBERMOUTHNET and others So f#ck em! Our music is for those that do not abide by Rules! We make music like Hypocrisy because we love to play this style of metal!!!!!”

Impellitteri, whose various projects have been covered on BLABBERMOUTH.NET a number of times over the years, previously made headlines in January when he dismissed suggestions that he is an “Yngwie Malmsteen clone,” saying that he views himself as “much more of a child of players like Al Di Meola blended with a [Eddie] Van Halen and [Randy] Rhoads.”

In a 2018 interview with Guitar World, Chris claimed that he was unfairly “lumped in with all of the shredder guys” back in the 1980s. “I have nothing but the utmost respect for all of them, but I’ve never thought of myself as a ‘solo’ guy,” he explained. “The concept of playing in a band — and playing guitar in a way that serves the overall band sound — is what I’m most interested in. My love of music is tied directly to the interaction between musicians because we communicate with each other through the instruments we play.”

Source: HRRL News Feed via Blabbermouth.net
CHRIS IMPELLITTERI Slams BLABBERMOUTH.NET For Not Promoting His Latest Video: 'They Either Hate Us, Or We Do Not Conform To Their Standards'
HRRL News Feed via Blabbermouth.net

CHRIS IMPELLITTERI Slams BLABBERMOUTH.NET For Not Promoting His Latest Video: 'They Either Hate Us, Or We Do Not Conform To Their Standards'
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