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LOU DIBELLO Continues To Shred On ‘American Hard Rock’

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Friday, August 2, 2019
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Guitarist LOU DIBELLO certainly showed the world he is most talented on the six-string with his previous album, ‘Heat Wave’ (which contained the rocking highlight, “Full Throttle”).
 
On August 2, 2019, he will prove that its predecessor was no fluke, with the release of ‘American Hard Rock,’ which can be purchased here: loudibello.hearnow.com.
 
“I am excited to release the new album ‘American Hard Rock’! This record is both a logical progression, and a big step up from my last album ‘Heat Wave’,” explains DiBello. “Some of the highlights for me are the instrumental ‘Driving Force,’ with some of my hottest playing to date, and ‘Beast Mode: Engage featuring guest vocalist Carsten Schulz, and with bassist Mike LePond on both tunes. Other highlights are ‘The Nighttime Is The Right Time,’ ‘Walk Through The Fire,’ the bluesy ‘Love Is Blind,’ and my cover of Edgar Winter's ‘Frankenstein’ which I have been playing at live shows for years now.”
 
And it turns out that DiBello has been fine-tuning these new tracks on the concert stage. “Besides me singing lead on 5 of the 6 vocal tunes on ‘American Hard Rock,’ another big difference from ‘Heat Wave’ is that I have been performing almost all of these songs at live shows, and going into the recording process I had a much more complete idea of how the end product was going to be completed. From the final mix and master by Rolf Munkes in Germany, to the cover art and packaging which was a coordinated effort between myself, a graphic artist in NYC, and a local photographer and illustrator, I knew before I even began every step that would transpire. I even beat myself set deadline for completion by a week!”
 
DiBello is also an honors graduate from Musician’s Institute in Hollywood, California, and has been a part of the Central Illinois music scene since the late ‘80s. He has also played over 2,500 paid performances (with 600 coming in last 5 years alone), as well as sharing the bill with the likes of .38 Special, Slaughter, LA Guns, Molly Hatchet, Foghat, Quiet Riot, Survivor, Black Crowes, Blue Oyster Cult, etc. And as a guitar teacher, DiBello has given over 25,000 private lessons, and started one of the first streaming guitar lesson websites.
 
DiBello is set to be performing locally from now until mid-September (a complete list of dates are on his website), so get prepared to experience the impressive guitar skills of Lou DiBello - with the arrival of ‘American Hard Rock’!
 
‘American Hard Rock’ Tracklisting:
1) Driving Force
2) Jack & Coke
3) Walk Through The Fire
4) Love Is Blind
5) Flying High
6) Beast Mode: Engage
7) The Nighttime Is The Right Time
8) I Love You
9) Frankenstein (E. Winter)*
 
Lou DiBello - Lead, rhythm guitars, bass, lead and backing vvocals
Ron Phelps - Drums
Stacey Krecji - Bass (4,9), keyboards (4,8,9)
Also appearing:
Carsten Lizard Schulz - Lead and backing vocals on (6)
Bobby Whiles - Drums (1,5,6)
Mike LePond - Bass guitar on (1,6)
 
 
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Guitarist LOU DIBELLO Fires It Up On 'Heatwave'

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The art of six-stringer shredding has unquestionably come back to forefront in modern day hard rock and heavy metal music. And talented guitarist Lou DiBello will soon be leaving his own mark on the genre, with the release of his album, ‘Heat Wave.’ The album features input from current or former members of Manowar (guitarist Ross “The Boss” Friedman) and Symphony X (bassist Mike Lepond), and is chockfull of headbanging rockers and six-string showcases, especially the tune “Full Throttle,” which can be sampled here: 
 
 
"Heat Wave is my 4th solo release and by far my best effort to date,” explains DiBello. “The fact that I worked with such a great group of people was key, most notably singer Carsten Schulz, bassist Mike LePond, and legendary guitarist Ross ‘The Boss’ Friedman. It was a real honor to have Ross play dueling leads and harmonies with me on the epic track ‘Blood on the Cross,’ and he gave me valuable advice along the way as well. The record is a nice blend of hard rock/metal with vocals as well as instrumental tracks with a real emphasis on good songs with great guitar playing, as opposed to just great guitar playing. All out rocker ‘Let Me Hear You Scream - Rock & Roll!,’ as well as instrumental tracks ‘Full Throttle’ and my take on the Michael Schenker classic ‘Into the Arena’ are a few of the highlights.”
DiBello - who is an honors graduate from Musician’s Institute in Hollywood, California - has been a veteran of the Central Illinois music scene since the late ‘80s. Additionally, he has played over 2,500 paid performances, 600 in last 5 years alone, plus countless opening slots for acts like .38 Special, Slaughter, LA Guns, Molly Hatchet, Foghat, Quiet Riot, Survivor, Black Crowes, Blue Oyster Cult, and more. As an instructor, DiBello has given over 25,000 private lessons, and started one of the first streaming guitar lesson websites."
 
The guitarist also feels he has a lot to offer in the areas of instruction and collaboration with other artists, as he is a flexible player in a range of styles and enjoys playing in many different settings. Also, he is looking to place his music for licensing for TV and film.
 
“I love playing guitar! I am blessed to continue to pursue my passion and I am looking forward to further successes in this ongoing journey.”
 
Line-Up for ‘Heat Wave’:
Lou DiBello - Lead and rhythm guitars, bass guitar
Carsten Schulz - Vocals
Bobby Whiles - Drums
Mike LePond (Symphony X) - Bass guitar (Blood On The Cross/Drop Deadly/Into The Arena)
Ross "The Boss” Friedman (Dictators, Manowar) - Lead guitar (Blood On The Cross)
Tim Rixstine - Keyboards, synthesizer
‘Heat Wave’ Tracklisting:
 
1) Heat Wave
2) Let Me Hear You Scream - Rock & Roll!
3) Blood On The Cross
4) The Meeting
5) Full Throttle
6) Drop Deadly
7) When All Is Lost
8) Into The Arena
 
To order a copy of the release please visit: http://hyperurl.co/r1i8gf
 
FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT: www.loudibello.com
 
 
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