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    SCREAMACHINE - ScreaMachine - 8/10


Label: Frontiers Music s.r.l.
Release date: April 9, 2021

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Italian Metal To The Max

From Rome, Italy comes a new band with their debut Traditional Heavy Metal album self-titled ScreaMachine. Inspired by titans like Judas Priest, Metallica, Iced Earth, Savatage, and Accept, these metal maniacs are in love with that legendary 80’s Heavy Metal sound. The band was formed when bassist Francesco Bucci (Stormlord) had the idea to create a modern Metal band that honored the metal legends in style, but brought modern production values and attitude. Joining Bucci is Valerio “The Brave” Caricchio on lead vocals, Alex Mele and Paolo Campitelli on guitars and Alfonso “Fo” Corace on the drums.

Scream For Me

ScreaMachine are more than successful in creating an album of  Traditional Heavy Metal, and they have brought along more than a few friends to the party. The fretless bass hero Steve Di Giorgio (Testament, Death, Iced Earth, Spirits Of Fire) and singer Herbie Langhans (Firewind, Avantasia, Sonic Haven) are featured in the epic hymn “Wisdom Of The Ages”. If that’s not enough, add four of the best Italian guitar players in Simone Mularoni (DGM), Massimiliano Pagliuso (Novembre), Andrea Angelini (Stormlord), and Francesco Mattei (Noveria) shredding on four more songs.

Final Notes

ScreaMachine is a great collection of 10 songs here, and have delivered on the promise of Old School Metal with a modern twist. The songs are catchy, in your face and down-right fun to listen to. The production is tight, and the pace keeps your head banging from start to finish. The guitar work is just flashy enough, and the vocals cover a range of styles from King Diamond to Cinderella. If their debut album is an indication of what’s to come, then there is a bright future ahead for ScreaMachine. Any self-respecting metal head will find something to like here, so add it to your collection.



Valerio “The Brave” Caricchio – Lead Vocals
Francesco Bucci – Bass
Alex Mele – Guitars
Paolo Campitelli – Guitars
Alfonso “Fo” Corace – Drums

ScreaMachine Tracklist

01 – Demondome
02 – The Metal Monster
03 – The Human God
04 – Darksteel
05 – Mistress Of Disaster
06 – 52Hz
07 – Wisdom Of The Ages (Feat. Steve Di Giorgio and Herbie Langhans)
08 – Silver Fever
09 – Dancing With Shadows
10 – Scream Machine


  • Bryce Van Patten

    Bryce is an audio engineer and a graphic designer here at Metal Express Radio. From the day he purchased his first album (Machine Head by Deep Purple), he has had a passion for heavy music, which has influenced his whole life. Bryce is from the great Pacific Northwest in USA, and has played in metal bands like Babylon, Holy Terror, The Wild Dogs, Warhead and Egypt through the 80s. He had his first interview for the Portland, Oregon publication The Rock Rag with guitarist Paul Gilbert in his Racer X days. Then he was honored to get to have drinks, and talk for an hour with the legendary Dan McCafferty of Nazareth for his second interview. In 2013, he spent an amazing hour talking to Andi Deris of Helloween, which was the high point of his heavy metal journalism.   In the year 2001, he formed Man in Black Music Publishing. They released recordings by several local bands, and in the spirit of the old Metal Massacre compilations, he created a 2-album series called The Defenders of Metal. The albums featured classic styled Metal bands from all around the world, with bands from Australia to England, and from Argentina to Russia. Currently, he is the producer/creator/vocalist of the Metal band The Black Tuesdays.

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