Chris Impellitteri is widely considered to be one of the best guitarists on the rock scene, but it would probably be fair to say that he doesn’t have the same high profile as many others. Last week the band Impellitteri released their eleventh full length album since forming in 1987 and once again it is full of great solos and riffs from Chris as well as powerful vocals from Rob Rock. I spoke to Chris on the phone for about thirty minutes on 17th October and chatted about the new album, future plans, his custom made Charvel guitar, musical influences, working with the late Pat Torpey and much more. You can hear that interview and four tracks from the new album “The Nature of The Beast” on the Friday NI Rocks Show from 19th October that is now on our MixCloud page -



Impellitteri are Chris Impellitteri on guitar, Rob Rock on vocals, James Pulli on bass and Jon Dette on drums. Find out more about the band here -


The interview will be transcribed and posted here later.


Playlist for the Friday NI Rocks Show 19th October


DC4 – Something In My Head

STEPHEN PEARCY – U Only Live Twice

SAMARKIND – Thru That Door

IMPELLITTERI – Run For Your Life

Interview with CHRIS IMPELLITTERI Part 1 (11 min)

IMPELLITTERI – Gates of Hell

Interview with CHRIS IMPELLITTERI Part 2 (8 min)

IMPELLITTERI – Phantom of the Opera

Interview with CHRIS IMPELLITTERI Part 3 (10 min)

IMPELLITTERI – Symptom of the Universe

ALL THAT REMAINS – Everything’s Wrong

CIRITH UNGOL – Witches Game

WARKINGS – Gladiator

FIRELAND – Ironclad

DOKKEN – It’s Not Love

HEAVY PETTIN – Devil In Her Eyes

SIRENIA – Into The Night

BEYOND THE BLACK – Heart of the Hurricane

HOLTER – Worlds on Fire


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