Welcome to the LOUDEST DOT COM ON THE PLANET!
KNAC.COM
LISTEN NOW!WATCH NOW! LOGIN JOIN
MAGAZINEON-AIRDOWNLOADSCHATBOARDSCONTESTSSTORE
News

JOEY VERA Co-Hosts Special Edition of Manic Metal, Wednesday at Noon PDT

By Long Paul, Program Director
Tuesday, July 5, 2011 @ 6:23 AM


Joey Vera Cranks It Up To 12

- advertisement -

- advertisement -

Joey Vera will join Manic Metal host Jimmy Cabbs on KNAC.COM to spin his Manic Metal favoites this Wednesday at noon PDT. Joey is the full-time bassist for Armored Saint and Fates Warning and the sometimes bassist for many other bands.

Armored Saint will be playing at The Key Club in Hollywood on Saturday in support of their latest CD, La Raza.

We ran across Joey's self-penned bio on his web site, joeyvera.com, and thought it was pretty cool. Check it out...

Who am I. I have no idea. Ask a thousand people and they’ll all tell you something different. But basically (and please pardon any puns here) I am a bass player. Over the years though, I’ve donned the working hats of Producer, Engineer, Director, Guitarist and Gourmet Cook.

Some bands I’ve played in and recorded with include Armored Saint, Fates Warning, Tribe After Tribe, OSI, Anthrax, Chroma Key, Seven Witches. There are more but that’s the idea. And don’t get me wrong, I see myself as something other than just a bass player; there are many other aspects to my humble self that make up the sum of “who I am” but that’s for another page.

I started out in 1982 with my first band Armored Saint. We released a self titled EP in 1983 on Metal Blade Records which led to a contract with Chrysalis Records in 1984. We then made 3 records there – March of the Saint, Delirious Nomad and Raising Fear. We then went back to Metal Blade to release a live CD called Saints Will Conquer (which by the way, we did not) in 1988. During this time I wrote a bass player column in the then popular Rock Magazine called Circus. (So, you can add Journalist to my list if you like.) In 1991 we released Symbol of Salvation to much acclaim but not much in terms of sales (then). We called it a day in early 1992 when our singer left to join Anthrax.

The following year I made my first solo CD simply called Joey Vera – A Thousand Faces and that got released in 1994 on Metal Blade. I actually put a band together and did some shows with myself playing guitar and singing. Yeah, kinda like a front man. I hated it. It was interesting though. We opened a show for Fates Warning one night and a few weeks later opened for a band in a small club in Phoenix, Arizona who supposedly had a buzz. Some band called Korn.

By 1995 I was fairly disillusioned and went ahead and joined various different cover bands playing Classic Rock, R&B and Funk, Top 40 Pop and the like. Then I joined an 11 piece African Group which played original pop music from West Africa. Most guys were older and studied players. I was neither but I began to study theory for the first time. It was an eye opener for me and I learned quite a bit from that experience.

In 1996 Fates Warning approached me to replace Joe DiBiase as the bass player in the group. I gladly accepted having been friends for quite some time. We shortly went in to record A Pleasant Shade of Gray. I’ve been in the band since and am still an active member. I’ve recorded 4 records with Fates and made several videos; DVD’s and I even directed a full length live concept video for APSOG. God damn, this is sounding really dry isn’t it. No apologies, I think resumes ARE dry and excruciatingly boring.

Along the way, I started engineering around 1996. Since then I’ve worked with The Plain White T’s, Ridel High, Anthrax, Mother Superior, Fates Warning, Armored Saint, Steel Prophet, DC4, Seven Witches, Engine and so on… oh yeah, and I produced and engineered my new opus A Chinese Firedrill. I own a small mixing studio and I work in Pro Tools. If you’ve read this far and I’ve got your attention and curiosity, you must check out my website for all details including Discography’s and what not. Go to: www.joeyvera.com – duh.

Also along the way, I’ve been hired on occasion to play on records or demos. This has been really cool as it’s afforded me the chance to play with some really great folks. Kevin Moore, Mike Portnoy, John Arch, DJ Bonebrake, Scott Travis, Scott Ian, John Tempesta, Brian Posehn, Lizzy Borden just to name drop a few.

A Chinese Firedrill “circles” was written, recorded and performed by yours truly from May 2005 – June 2006. I perform all of the instruments and vocals with the exception of the drum tracks. The music on “circles” was conceived out of a desire to pull influences from the past and subject the writing process to an “experiment in arrangements and instrumentation”. Ooooh doesn’t that sound intelligent? Well it’s the truth none the less.

In November of ’07 I did some extended remixes of 3 of the songs which are only available for download at Minddawn.com so please visit the A Chinese Firedrill page here on the left for more info. The remixes are really cool.

I believe it’s OK to site what your influences and inspirations come from. It’s really nothing to be ashamed of. So, this record draws from my early influences such as Pink Floyd, Peter Gabriel, Rush, and from more recent influences such as Tool, Porcupine Tree, King’s X and OSI. There, I said it! I am now signed to ProgRock Records and I’m honored to be a part of their family.

Thanks for stopping by, and I’d be glad to accept any questions you might have. Just keep in mind this place gets busy so give me some time to respond. Thank you and have a nice year.

- Joey Vera


Please log in to view RANTS

If you don't have a username, click here to create an account!

Username: 
Password: 

Message: 
 
 

 





 Recent News
Represent! Get Your KNAC.COM Bumper Sticker
Happenings This Week on KNAC.COM
KEELFEST 2019 Celebrates Three Decades Of Music In Non-Stop Show Over Three Hours Long
SUMMONER'S CIRCLE Drop Become None Album
HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES Stream "The Boogieman Surprise" Track
BLACK STAR RIDERS Return With Another State Of Grace Album
CROBOT Debut New Video For "Keep Me Down"
VANDEN PLAS Set To Release The Epic Works 1991-2015 Box Set Collection
SOTO Launch "HyperMania" Single, Video
ROCKLAHOMA Band Performance Times Announced
TAKE THE DAY Release Music Video For "Save Me Now"
HARD ROCK HELL Announce HRH Road Trip XI - Ibiza 2020
SLIPKNOT Unveil New Album We Are Not Your Kind, First Video For "Unsainted"
RED FANG Launch Headbanging Music Video App Featuring New Single
PSYHO LAS VEGAS Announces Daily Band Lineups
SAMMY HAGAR Confirms The Lineup For His Second “High Tide Beach Party & Car Show”
HEAVY AS TEXAS Unleash "King Of Fools" Video
DESTRUCTION Reveal Cover Art For New Album Born To Perish
PAUL GILBERT Announces Solo Album Tour Dates
VOLBEAT Return With Rewind, Replay, Rebound Album
BARONESS Stream New Track "Throw Me An Anchor"
DONNIE VIE Gets Release Date For New Solo Album Beautiful Things
KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, CLUTCH Join For Summer Tour Dates
GRETA VAN FLEET Announces Fall Leg Of 2019 Tour
AS I MAY Unveil My Own Creations Album Details
HATE Launches Video For "Sovereign Sanctity"
TORCHE Reveal New Album Admission Details
THE ROCK GODS & METAL MONSTERS Auction Commences
ROTTING CHRIST Announce North, South American Headline Dates
AVATAR To Support BABYMETAL In North America
ALIEN WEAPONRY Release Music Video For "Ahi Ka"
PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS Confirm European Tour
(HED) P.E. Announces New Album Stampede
GLORYHAMMER Stream "The Siege Of Dunkeld (In Hoots We Trust)" Track
GENERATION AXE Lineup Reveal Live Album, Generation Axe: The Guitars That Destroyed The World (Live In China)
HELIX Go Old School With New Album Of Unreleased Material
ABBATH Announce European Tour
TENGGER CAVALRY Reveal Northern Memory Full Album Stream
Bay Area Thrash Metal Documentary Murder In The Front Row: The San Francisco Bay Area Thrash Metal Story Set For Public Premiere
Fantasy Metal Crusaders GYGAX Reveal New Album High Fantasy
LO-PAN Debuts New Song "Ascension Day"
SWEET Announce November/December UK Tour
JORN Set To Release New Live On Death Road Album
HELION PRIME Announces 'The Cybernetic Terror Tour'
ALIEN WEAPONRY Premiere New Single "Ahi Ka"
THUNDERPUSSY Announces Summer Headline Tour
METAL FOR KIDS UNITED Reveals 2019 Benefit Lineup
THE WILD! Launch New Single "Helluva Ride"
OF MICE & MEN Drop "Mushroom Cloud" Video
TARJA Unveils New Album In The Raw
THE RODS Stream New Single "Louder Than Loud"
SABATON Unleash New Single/Video, "Fields Of Verdun"
ABNORMALITY Launches New Single, "Monarch Alpha"
CHICAGO OPEN AIR Reveals Band Performance Times
SLASH FT MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS Release "Boulevard Of Broken Hearts" Video
COLD KINGDOM Release "A New Disaster" Video
GRUESOME Announce EU/UK Summer Headline Tour Dates
NEW YEARS DAY Premiere "Shut Up" Video
ROCKLAHOMA Announces 2019 Onsite Attractions
THEM Releases New Single And Epic Video For "As The Sage Burns"
SANCTUARY Announce 2019 North American Headline Tour
ARCH/MATHEOS Drop New Single, "Wanderlust"
UFO Tour 2019 Will Continue With New Guitarist
NORTHLANE Reveal New Album Alien, Debut Video For "Bloodline"
OZZY OSBOURNE Announces Rescheduled UK/Europe "No More Tours 2" Dates
DUANE MORANO Celebrates ‘80s Metal With Incognito Album
FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE Launch "Healing Through War" Video
HAMMERFALL Unveil New Album Dominion
URIAH HEEP To Join JUDAS PRIEST On North American Tour
MONOLITH ON THE MESA Announce After Party Lineup
THREE TREMORS Unleash "Fly Or Die" Video
LOVE N' REVENGE Drop New Single "All 4 U"
SABATON Plots 'The Great Tour' North American Invasion
DEATH ANGEL Unleashes New Song "The Pack"
DEF LEPPARD To Release 2nd Limited Edition Box Set, Def Leppard - Volume Two
ENFORCER Present "Regrets" Music Video
JANET GARDNER Announces Your Place In The Sun Album
AXEL RUDI PELL Releases New Single And Video For "Only The Strong Will Survive (Live)"
THY ART IS MURDER Announce New Album Human Target
HE IS LEGEND To Release New Album White Bat
DEAD BY WEDNESDAY Release New Self-Titled Album
HATE Reveal Details For New Album Auric Gates of Veles
SOTO Release Second Single, Title Track "Origami"
TURILLI/LIONE RHAPSODY Set To Release Debut Album Zero Gravity (Rebirth And Evolution)
THE DAMNED THINGS Stream New Track "Omen"
FOZZY Announces 'Unleashed In The West' U.S. Tour
BLACK LABEL SOCIETY Are "Bored To Tears" In New Video
STRIKER Reveal More 'Summer Of Shred' Tour Dates
LO-PAN Release New Single, Video For "Ten Days"
BUCKCHERRY Announce November U.K. Tour
RIDE FOR RONNIE Motorcycle Ride & Concert Announces Additional Performers, EDDIE TRUNK's All-Star Band Members
UK Supergroup TRONOS Drop "Premonition" Single
DIAMOND HEAD Unveil "Death By Design" Video
STATIC-X, DEVILDRIVER Announce WEDNESDAY 13, RAVEN BLACK As Additional North American Tour Support
SONIC TEMPLE Festival Reveals Music & Comedy Performance Times
DUFF McKAGAN Releases New Track "Don't Look Behind You"
AFTERSHOCK 2019 Expands To Three Days, Announces Lineup
3TEETH Debut NSFW "Exxxit" Video
CORROSION OF CONFORMITY Announces North American Summer Headlining Tour
MONOLITH ON THE MESA Festival Comes To Taos, NM
WARRIOR SOUL Return With New Album Rock n’ Roll Disease
Inaugural EXIT 111 Fesitval Reveals Full Details
SKILLET, SEVENDUST Join For Co-Headline 'Victorious War' Summer Tour
Mexico's CERBERUS Set To Unleash Fire!
GEARS Release Music Video For "Tango Yankee"
NEW YEARS DAY Announce 2019 'Unbreakable' Headline Tour
SAINT VITUS Unveil New Song, "Useless"
JINJER Announce North American Headline Tour
CELLAR DARLING Debut New Track "Freeze"
ABNORMALITY Debut New Single "A Catastrophic and Catalyzing Event"
EXODUS Celebrate 40th Anniversary With Unearthed Live Single, "No Love (Live At Day In The Dirt 1984)"
HALCYON WAY Debut "The Church Of Me" Video
THE HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES Are Back With Rise Album
EPICENTER Festival Reveals Band Performance Times
ENTHRONED Premiere "Hosanna Satana" Video
EXMORTUS Confirm North American Spring Tour
SNEW Release New Video For Track "Sharpie"
MEGADETH, OPETH Join 2019 PSYCHO LAS VEGAS Lineup
MIND OF FURY Drop "Let Me Fly" Video
AMON AMARTH Launches "Crack The Sky" Video, Announces North American Headine Dates
KING'S X Enter The Studio To Record First New Album In Over A Decade
BEASTO BLANCO Releases Music Video For "The Seeker"
HARDLINE Announce First Leg Of 2019/2020 Life Tour Dates
KNAC.COM Exclusive: AFTER THE FALL Debut Lyric Video For "The Fight"
BULLET Set To Release New Live Album Live
STITCHED UP HEART Premieres New Song "Lost" Featuring SULLY ERNA Of GODSMACK
AT THE GATES Drop "The Colours Of The Beast" Video
ELUVEITIE, KORPIKLAANI Join For Co-Headline North American Tour
VENOM Stream Track "Bring Out Your Dead"
METALACHI Announce Spring 2019 Tour Dates
GLORYHAMMER Release Namesake Video For "Gloryhammer"
SEPTEMBER MOURNING Announces New Dates With ROB ZOMBIE, HED PE And KOTTONMOUTH KINGS
BEASTO BLANCO Return With New Album We Are
PSYCHO LAS VEGAS Reveals 2019 Pre-Party Details
LORD DYING Announces North American Headlining Tour
JESUS CHRÜSLER SUPERCAR Reveal Lucifer Album
STRIKER Announces Tour Dates With HOLY GRAIL, BEWITCHER
SANTA CRUZ Return With New Song "Changing Of Seasons"
ABBATH Unleash Fiery New Music Video, "Harvest Pyre"
METALOCALYPSTICK: Canada’s Premier Women Focused Metal Festival Announces 2019 Lineup
WHITESNAKE Release New Single “Hey You (You Make Me Rock)”
M.O.D. Announces Release Of Ritz Hotel Presents M.O.D. The Official First Live Performance
ORANGE GOBLIN Announces U.S. Tour Dates
UFO Guitarist/Keyboardist PAUL RAYMOND Dies At Age 73
FALLING IN REVERSE Drop New Song, Video For "Drugs", Featuring SLIPKNOT's COREY TAYLOR
ALL THAT REMAINS Announce Spring 2019 Headline Tour
LOUDER THAN LIFE Reveals 2019 Band Lineup, Including GUNS N' ROSES
AXEL RUDI PELL Set To Release Live Anniversary Album, XXX Anniversary Live
NEW YEARS DAY Release New Song "Come for Me"
RINGWORM Share "Acquiesce" Music Video
BUCKCHERRY Announces Leg Two Of 'Warpaint' Tour
KORN To Replace OZZY OSBOURNE At ROCKLAHOMA
EUROPE Release New Single, Video, "Turn To Dust"
GEOFF TATE Fronts New Project SWEET OBLIVION
DEMONS & WIZARDS Announce North American Tour
THE RODS To Release New Album Brotherhood Of Metal
Eyellusion Presents The DIO RETURNS U.S. Tour 2019





HOME | MAGAZINE | ON-AIR | DOWNLOADS | CHAT | BOARDS | CONTESTS | STORE | HELP

©2019 KNAC.COM. All Rights Reserved.    Link to us    Advertise with us    Privacy policy
 Latest News