Riccardo Chailly was born into a musical family in Milan. He studied at the conservatories in Milan and Perugia and received specialized training in conducting from Franco Ferrara at his Siena summer courses. At the age of 20, Chailly became assistant conductor to Claudio Abbado at Milan’s La Scala. He made his opera debut there in 1978 and was soon in great demand at the world’s leading opera houses and concert halls.
Bolt hail from Columbia/South Carolina consisting of two masterminds W. Heyward Sims (guitar) plus Geoff Maxey (bass) and were supported by drummer Bill Elliott. The music is instrumental, dominated by a skillful heavy guitar work demonstrating a bandwith from math/post rock and prog metal to a Robert Fripp alike style. The debut work, 'Circadian Rhythm' (2003) appearing as a raw and energetic album with more alternative rock and math influences. With the next effort, 'Movement And Detail' from 2006, the band managed to offer sophisticated grooving prog rock with edgy riffs and wide boundaries.
The Best Of Bolt Thrower, a brand new compilation album, is available now from Earache Records . Formed in 1986 in Coventry, England, Bolt Throwerearned the support of legendary BBC Radio DJ John Peel and enjoyed a long and successful career touring the world before officially disbanding in September following the unexpected passing of drummer Martin Kearns a year earlier.The Best Of Bolt Thrower is a fitting introduction to the band for newcomers and a must-have collection for any diehard fan. The album features 12 tracks, charting the development of the band from their early punk-influenced recordings through to the more death metal approach of their later albums.
It's only been five years since Southern Germans Dust Bolt won the W:O:A Metal Battle 2011 – five years the band used to transform themselves from hot newcomers into national thrash heroes with their debut Violent Demolition! These Bay Area aficionados are ready to drop their third full length in shape of Mass Confusion now, and relentless touring plus constant fine-tuning of the typical Dust Bolt sound have finally paid off: the old school songwriting is focused and free of ballast weight, yet despite all the rage and aggression there is still plenty of breathing space for melodic guitar work, gang shouts and ten ton grooves. New masterpiece by the German Thrash Metal force!