New single credits: MIck Cervino: bass-guitars-guitar synth George Call: vocals Jonh "Wolf" Covington: drums Alan D Wainstein: Hebrew speech Keith Knight: recording engineer Tom Jordan: help in so many ways Spector Bass & Guitar Gallien-Krueger bass amp Music, Lyrics, Production, Arrangements, and everything else you can think of by Mick Cervino Copyright 2013 - Mick Cervino
Argentine radio show Tiempos Violentos plays Violent Storm's new single
"Bow Down, Have It All" (block 2 @ 20:20, after Ghost and Blackmore's Night")
Audio clip preview of Violent Storm's highly anticipated new single "Back Against The Wall"!!! Single release party this Saturday, April 9th at Deep Ellum's "The Bone" in Dallas, Texas, Violent Storm's live performance plus support bands and surprise guests appearances. Don't miss it!!!
Release date is set for April 9th, 2011 for digital downloads through iTunes. "Back Against The Wall" features: Former Ritchie Blackmore and Yngwie Malmsteen bass player Mick Cervino-bass, guitars, guitar synth. George Call-vocals (Aska, Omen) Guest musician Matt Thompson-drums (King Diamond)
Violent Storm makes surprise appearance at Dallas club!!!
Kicking off what promises to be a very active year 2011, VIOLENT STORM made a surprise appearance at Dallas TX club "The Bone" last Friday, January 7th, for a two song performance during the set of headliners ASKA. Metal fans in attendance received VS with huge enthusiasm as the band warms up for upcoming shows in the spring. News from the studio as well as show dates will be posted here as they become available. Keep checking!!!
July 7, 2010
Mick Cervino will be interviewed on "Win Cam Soap Box" TV show from Winchester, Massachusetts, this Friday July 9th, 7 - 9 PM. Mick will talk about his career as bass player with some of the best musicians in the business, Violent Storm's new recording, and his involvement with Goth/Metal rising star "Vampy". www.wincentral.org/events/show.html?event_id=5741 www.wincamsoapbox.blogspot.com/ Don't miss it!!!
Mick Cervino interviewed by Italian Metal site "Aristocrazia"
Drummer Matt Thompson (King Diamond, Shaolin Death Squad, Aghora) will be a guest on Violent Storm's upcoming release titled "Back Against The Wall". A single is expected to be out by late February 2010, accompanied by a surprise cover song. Keep watching this space for new updates!!!
January 15, 2010
Violent Storm starts the New Year hard at work at the studio. A brand new single is expected to be released by February 2010. The band's previous release "Storm Warning" will soon be available for downloads on iTUNES, RHAPSODY, AMAZON, and most Internet outlets listed on our "Online Store" section. Keep checking this space for more updates!!!
Violent Storm signs booking agreement with Storm Blaze Entertainment!!!
November 21, 2009
We are very pleased to announce that VIOLENT STORM has just signed an exclusive agreement with international booking agency StormBlaze Entertainmentwww.stormblaze.com for the territories of Central and South America. VIOLENT STORM is looking forward to a very long lasting relationship with SBE and expects to be touring Latin America in 2010 in support of "Storm Warning" as well as this winter's upcoming release.
October 8, 2009 Mick Cervino will make an appearance for Spector basses and Gallien-Krueger amps at Bass Player Magazine's event "Bass Player Live", to be held in Los Angeles, California on October 24th & 25th. BPL will take place at: SIR Studios, 6465 Sunset Blvd. @ Wicox, Hollywood, Ca.
Mick Cervino, answering fan's questions regarding "guest musicians" on next Violent Storm CD:
"I don't rule out the participation of guest musicians on the new Violent Storm recording. I may or may not, depending on what the songs want. We are still on the early stages, so we'll see how things flow as the sessions progress. So far the new songs are shaping up with lots of energy and musicality, without compromising in favor of today's substandard trends... "
While we wait for more updates, here is Mick Cervino's bass solo performance in Saint John, Canada, during Violent Storm's Canadian Tour in April, 2009.
August 7, 2009
Violent Storm is in the pre-production stages of a brand new CD to be released in the winter of 2009. More details to be announced very soon. In the meantime check out Violent Storm's new video from this year's performances in the USA and Canada. Enjoy!!!
VIOLENT STORM'S NEW VIDEO IS HERE!!!
April 8, 2009
VIOLENT STORM's first Canadian tour is coming this spring to New Brunswick. Dates are shaping up as follows:
- April 24, 2009, VIOLENT STORM, Imperial Theatre, St. John, NB -Confirmed- - April 26, 2009, MICK CERVINO, bass clinic, Blue Olive Bar, St. John, NB -Confirmed- - April 27, 2009, VIOLENT STORM, The Playhouse Theatre, Fredericton, NB -Confirmed- - April 28, 2009, VIOLENT STORM, The Capitol Theatre, Moncton, NB -Confirmed-
Tickets on sale right now!!!
FEBRUARY 10, 2009
MICK CERVINO SIGNS NEW SUB-PUBLISHING DEAL WITH JAPAN'S BURRN! MUSIC.
Mick Cervino signs a Sub-Publishing agreement with Japan's BURRN! Music for VIOLENT STORM'S title "Storm Warning". Mick is looking forward to a very long term relationship with this superb publishing company and is very pleased to have the opportunity to reach the Japanese Metal fans for years to come.
Violent Storm at Florida's Hellstock Festival, January 2009
January 4, 2009
VIOLENT STORM STARTS THE NEW YEAR HARD AT WORK PREPARING A SPECTACULAR SHOW HEADLINING THE "HELLSTOCK" FESTIVAL 2009".
Tickets are on sale right now at "The Hall", 1330 US Hwy 301, Palmetto, Florida, USA. (941) 729-0700 - doors open at 4:00 PM -check out three great opening bands warming up for VS - BE THERE!!!
FINALLY!!! WINNERS ANNOUNCED ON "THE HOUSE OF HAIR" "THE HOUSE OF HAIR"withDEE SNIDER, the biggest Rock show in America's radio, has announced on their site the winners ofVIOLENT STORM'S CD "STORM WARNING" anda grand prize "SPECTOR"bass guitar Signed byMICK CERVINO.
Mick Cervino's Master Classes and Bass Clinics for June-July 2008.
Performing tracks from Violent Storm's "Storm Warning", Mick Cervino's "Ostinato" and songs Mick played throughout his career with Ritchie Blackmore and Yngwie Malmsteen. Click on "Tours" for details!
May 27, 2008
VIOLENT STORM RE-LAUNCHES MYSPACE PAGE!!! WWW.MYSPACE.COM/VIOLENTSTORMBAND IS UP AND RUNNING AGAIN! OUR PREVIOUS MYSPACE PAGE GOT DELETED (UNDER MYSTERIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES) AND WE LOST OVER 5000 FRIENDS. WE'VE JUST FINISHED RE-BUILDING IT AND IT'S NOW BETTER THAN BEFORE!!! TAKE A LOOK, JOIN US AND BECOME FRIENDS OF THE STORM!!!
Violent Storm performs "Fire In The Unknown" on new video!
video: Alexandra Noriot www.thecreativision.com audio: www.myspace.com/barnproductionsinc (c) 2007/2008 Mick Cervino
APRIL 28, 2008
VIOLENT STORM ANNOUNCES NEW LINE UP!
We are proud to announce the new Violent Storm line up featured on our new video "Fire In The Unknown" from the album "Storm Warning" available on this site. The new band is:
Mick Cervino-bass Craig Swyger-vocals Dorian Vaz-guitar Rod Valente-drums
Click on the biography section on this site for more info and keep checking in for the video and more news.
FEBRUARY 13, 2008
While we wait for VIOLENT STORM's 2008 tour schedule, MICK CERVINO is auctioning two historic basses used during his time with guitar legends RITCHIE BLACKMORE, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, and also during the 2003 tour of the platinum seller DVD and CD "Live In Denver" (JOE SATRIANI, STEVE VAI AND YNGWIE MALMSTEEN). If you are a collector of fine instruments with an amazing background don't miss out on this great opportunity. Click below to check it out!
U.S.A'S LARGEST ROCK STATION "HOUSE OF HAIR" TO FEATURE MICK CERVINO IN THE STUDIO.
House of Hair will interview Mick Cervino in the studio in the week of the 15th of October with a special competition, more details coming soon,watch this space!
30 SEPTEMBER 2007
XM RADIO TO FEATURE MICK CERVINO IN STUDIO !
Breaking Bone Hour Special: Violent Storm
Sunday, 10/7 | 9PM ET
The Boneyard introduces a new band with an '80s hard rock sound. Mick Cervino of Violent Storm visits the XM studios to talk about his work with Richie Blackmore, K.K. Downing of Judas Priest, and his new project Violent Storm. Hear songs from the debut CD Storm Warning.
MICK CERVINO WILL BE IN THE XM SATELLITE RADIO STATION STUDIOS ON AN UPCOMING SHOW!
XM 41 The Boneyard presents the Breaking Bone! Hour Sundays @ 9p EST. The Boneyard plays new music from establised acts. New acts are also introduced that revive the sounds of the 80's hard rock era. Mick Cervino (Violent Storm, Yngwie Malsteen, Blackmore's Night) will be on an upcoming show to talk about his new band Violent Storm. Details coming soon!
JULY 17 2007
VERY EXCITING NEWS TO COME ON VIOLENT STORM SOON, WATCH THIS SPACE!!!! IN THE MEAN TIME THE MOST EXCITING NEWS TODAY IS THAT VIOLENT STORM'S "STORM WARNING" FEATURING GUEST MUSICIANS KK DOWNING OF JUDAS PRIEST,YNGWIE MALMSTEEN AND ROY Z IS RELEASED IN THE USA TODAY VIA GOLD STORM RECORDS.
The USA and Canada release features a never before seen bonus video footage which the European or Japanese versions do not have. Check it out in your local music stores.
JULY 3 2007
VIOLENT STORM IS FEATURED IN YET ANOTHER HUGE MAGAZINE FEATURE, THIS TIME WITH METAL MANIACS MAGAZINE!
Mick Cervino recently gave an interview to Metal Maniacs Magazine.Be sure to pick up this great feature out in stores in September 2007.
JUNE 30 2007
VIOLENT STORM IS FEATURED IN THE 22ND CENTURY ROCK MAGAZINE, OUT NOW! Violent Storm is featured in this months issue of 22nd Rock Magazine out now in the USA. Read the entire interview that Mick Cervino and KK Downing of Judas Priest did together!
June 20 2007
Judas Priest's KK Downing discusses his involvement with Violent Storm , on Producing the Violent Storm CD and much more on the Hairball John Syndicated Radio show!
This Week On The Hairball John Syndicated Radio Show
This week, Hairball John and The Acid Chimp present to the Hairball Nation another dose of Judas Priest in the form of guitarist K.K. Downing. K.K. calls in to give an update on the upcoming Judas Priest release "Nostradamus" and to discuss how he came to produce the latest Violent Storm disc.
We'll have new music from afore mentioned Violent Storm from their CD "Storm Warning".
JUNE 13 2007
VIOLENT STORM IS FEATURED IN THIS MONTHS ISSUE OF BW&BK MAGAZINE (BRAVE WORDS/ BLOODY KNUCKELS)
Check out the great feature and interview with Mick Cervino and KK.Downing of Judas Priest about Violent Storm in the latest issue of BW/BK Magazine out now in Canada/USA.
"For A First Record It Stands Up Pretty Well"- K.K Downing of Judas Priest on his latest interview excerpt from BW/BK about Violent Storm's "Storm Warning".
JUNE 12 2007
VIOLENT STORM IS ON THE HOT 30 WEEKLY SPINS "THE HEAVY 11" ON HARD RADIO AGAIN HardRadio-800,000+ unique monthly visitors (iPro/IAB audit standard) http://www.hardradio.com "The Heavy 11" is syndicated worldwide by Bluestreak Media HOT-30 weekly spins "The Heavy 11" Black Sabbath Halford Megadeth Violent Storm Hellyeah Bang Tango Krokus Iron Maiden Victory Ozzy Osbourne
PUNKTV.CA (CANADA) INTERVIEW FEATURE WITH MICK CERVINO, CHECK IT OUT BY CLICKING ON LINK BELOW.
HARDER BEAT MAGAZINE , JUNE 2007 ISSUE GIVES "STORM WARNING" A GREAT REVIEW AND FIVE OUT OF FIVE STARS
HARDER BEAT MAGAZINE June 2007 issue , cd reviewViolent Storm - Storm Warning, Gold Storm Records Mick Cervino is back with a vengeance with his new project, Violent Storm. Produced by Judas Priest’s KK Downing, Storm Warning is a Euro-Metal masterpiece. “War No More” kicks off the album with in-your-face metal reminiscent of classic Maiden/Accept/Helloween style riffs. Guest guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen contributes solos on “Fire in the Unknown” and “Pain,” that would leave any shredder guitarist green with envy. The anthem “Deceiver,” will leave you singing the chorus well after the song is over. A powerful cover of Ritchie Blackmore’s (Deep Purple), “Storm” just screams euro-metal. All in all, this instant metal classic deserves a toast. Raise your goblet of rock and look to the east, for a storm is forming in the horizon. (Lee Herrera).
11 JUNE 2007
VIOLENT STORM'S "STORM WARNING" CD FEATURING GUEST MUSICIANS K.K DOWNING OF JUDAS PRIEST, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN AND ROY Z WILL BE OUT IN CANADA TOMMOROW! "Storm Warning" will be out in Canada tomorrow and is available in all major music stores like HMV, Virgin etc, be sure to check it out. The album will hit the streets in the USA on July 17.
28 MAY 2007 BW&BK (BRAVE WORDS & BLOODY KNUCKLES) MAGAZINE FEATURES VIOLENT STORM IN THEIR LATEST ISSUE. Violent Storm is featured in the latest issue of BW&BK Magazine, issue 104 in stores now! Violent Storm's "Storm Warning" will be out in Canada on June 12 and on July 17 2007 in the USA. The album features Guest Musicians KK Downing of Judas Priest, Yngwie Malmsteen and Roy Z. The USA/Canada releases will feature a never before seen bonus video footage. The album is already out in Europe!
VIOLENT STORM IS ON THE TOP 30 LIST OF HARD RADIOS WEEKLY SPINS HARD RADIO WEEKLY SPINS TOP 30 LIST HOT-30 weekly spins "The Heavy 11" Black Sabbath,Iron Maiden,Blacklist Union,Halford,Chrome Division, 3 Legged Dogg,Bang Tango,Hellyeah,Megadeth, Violent Storm BUY THE LIMITED EDITION VIOLENT STORM EUROPEAN TOUR T-SHIRT,BEFORE THE TOUR BEGINS IN JUNE! You can now purchase the limited edition Violent Storm European Tour T-shirt at our online store, by clicking on "Online Store" button here only.
VIOLENT STORM'S ALBUM "STORM WARNING" FEATURING GUEST MUSICIANS KK.DOWNING OF JUDAS PRIEST, ROY Z AND YNGWIE MALMSTEEN WILL BE RELEASED IN THE USA ON JULY 17 2007 AND IN CANADA ON JUNE 12 2007. The USA and Canada releases will feature a never before seen bonus Video footage, during the recording sessions of "Storm Warning". The album is already out in Europe! VIOLENT STORM IS CONFIRMED TO PLAY AT THE SPIRIT OF ROCK 2007 FESTIVAL WITH HEADLINERS MOTLEY CRUE AND PAPA ROACH ON JUNE 1 2007 IN SWITZERLAND Click on Tours to see the full European Tour Schedule.
VIOLENT STORM IS ON THE XM SATELITE RADIO PLAYLIST FOR THE FOURTH WEEK RUNNING
Breaking Bone Playlist 4/29/07 1) Saxon – Need For Speed -SPV
2) Lordi – Bringing Back The Balls To Rock -The End Records
3) ZO2 – If You See Kay Splivey Cool
4) Redemption – Used To Be- Inside Out Music
5) Megadeth – Set Me Free (A Tout Le Monde) - Roadrunner
6) Pink Cream 69 – I’m Not Afraid - Frontiers
7) Rush – Far Cry Atlantic
8) Danny Vaughn – Badlands Rain - Frontiers
9) Chris Caffery – Pins & Needles - Metal Heaven
10) Sequel – All Right, All Right -Perris Records
11) Adrenaline Factor – Seven Beer Bitch -Perris Records
12) Violent Storm – Fire In The Unknown- Gold Storm Records
13) Ozzy Osbourne – I Don’t Wanna Stop Epic
LONDON, ENGLAND SHOW ADDED TO EUROPEAN TOUR Violent Storm is confirmed to play at the Camden Underworld in London on June 18th with Dublin Death Patrol. Click on Tours to see details.
GERMANY'S HEAVY ODER WAS MAGAZINE FEATURES VIOLENT STORM IN THEIR LATEST ISSUE. Click on "Press" to read this great feature and the Mick Cervino interview. Please note that the interview is in German!
VIOLENT STORM RECEIVES A DOUBLE DIAMOND BLAST MAGAZINE AWARD FOR "STORM WARNING" " This is the first CD I've ever reviewed that has actually left me speechless!!!! "Storm Warning" is an essential metal classic and a must have for all metal fans!"- Darrell P. Finley (Editor, Blast Magazine). See the Diamond Blast Award and read the entire review by clicking on Press.
SECOND UK SHOW ADDED TO EUROPEAN TOUR! Violent Storm is confirmed to play at Corporation in Sheffield, England on June 2 2007. Click on "Tours" to see the European tour schedule.
MORE EUROPEAN TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED, FIRST UK SHOW CONFIRMED Violent Storm is confirmed to play on June 17 at JB's in Dudley, England. Click on Tour pages for more details. More shows to come, watch this space!
MICK CERVINO RECENTLY CHATTED TO CLASSICROCKREVISITED.COM ABOUT VIOLENT STORM, KK DOWNING,YNGWIE MALMSTEEN AND RITCHIE BLACKMORE. READ ENTIRE INTERVIEW BELOW!
VIOLENT STORM IS ON THE WEEKLY SPIN AT HARDRADIO.COM
HardRadio-The Heavy Metal Supersite since 1995 800,000+ unique monthly visitors http://www.hardradio.com
20 weekly spins include Black Label Society,Jack Frost ,Meliah Rage,Krokus Demon Angels,Poisonblack,UFO,Michael Schenker Group Hammerfall,Motorhead,Hellyeah Megadeth,Violent Storm,The Cursed Check out the Violent Storm airplay on XM Satellite Radio.
7 APRIL 2007 MICK CERVINO RECENTLY CHATTED WITH METALDREAMS.NET ABOUT 'STORM WARNING'. Additonal topics included Mick's time with Blackmore's NIght, how it is to work with Ritchie Blackmore,Yngwie Malmsteen, K.K. Downing (Judas Priest), and his thoughts on the various incarnations of Rainbow and Deep Purple. MP3 interview is available here together with a review of 'Storm Warning':
Violent Storm is featured in Spain's HEAVY ROCK MAGAZINE Click on "Press" to read this great feature and interview! (Please note that the interview is in Spanish!)
JANUARY 1 2007
Review of Violent Storm's "Storm Warning" in the January 2007 issue of Germany'sROCK HARD Magazineposted online, together with an interview with KK Downing! Click on "Press" to read the review and interview (Please note that the Review and Interview is in German!)
DECEMBER 31 2006
Interview with K.K Downing in Sweden Rock Magazine about Violent Storm, Click on "Press" to read the interview (Please note that the interview is in Swedish!)
DECEMBER 20 2006
KK DOWNING TALKS TO UK'S FIREWORKS MAGAZINE ABOUT VIOLENT STORM, READ THE ENTIRE INTERVIEW BY CLICKING THE PDF ICON BELOW!
DECEMBER 5 2006
HERE IS WHAT THE CRITICS ARE SAYING ABOUT VIOLENT STORM
Excerpts of the "STORM WARNING" review from the latest issue of
UK's POWER PLAY MAGAZINE
"............ despite Cervino's high profile friends, everyone knows that it doesn't matter how many special appearances you cram into a record, celebrity involvement alone doesn't guarantee exhilarating results. Thankfully however, Cervino knows not only how to make full use of his fast-fingered extras, but more importantly, how to pen a good tune...... "Storm Warning" is a powerful debut that enjoys the benefits of some noteworthy guest performances" -ADAM HARROLD, POWERPLAY MAGAZINE, December 2006 ISSUE , Out now.
December 2006 issue of CLASSIC ROCK MAGAZINE review excerpts on "STORM WARNING"
"Debut from a band assembled by former Blackmore’s Night/Yngwie Malmsteen bassist Mick Cervino that features The Malmster on a couple of tracks and Judas Priest’s guitarist KK Downing as producer. KK also plays on two tracks – including the apocalyptic opener War No More which begins with a flurry of bass notes then hurtles along on a double-bass drum riff not a million miles from JP’s neck-threatener Painkiller.The rest of the album (especially Screaming in Your Face) has echoes of KK’s day job but American singer Matt Reardon is stronger on Joe Lynn Turner-esque melody. than Halford-style chandelier-rattling and lead guitar takes a backseat as Cervino and drummer Mike Sorrentino show off their chops........." - Neil Jeffries
NOVEMBER 27 2006
KK Downing of Judas Priest talks about Violent Storm on UK's Total Rock radio station.
Taking Back Sunday - Liar (It Takes One to Know One) - (WB Records)
Thunder - The Devil made me do it (STC Records)
Violent Storm - Owning You (Gold Storm Records)
Whitesnake 2006 - Bad Boys (Live) (SPV)
Whitesnake 2006 - If you Want me (You will come running) (SPV)
Lipid - Deliver Us from Evil (Copro Records)
Dropping Daylight - Tell Me (Octone Records)
Rattlesnake Remedy - Black Sheep Fiddle (BEM Records)
Violent Storm - Fire In The Unknown (Gold Storm Records)
NOVEMBER 15 2006
"Violent Storm is a new band, but you could hardly call this an effort by a bunch of rookies in the industry. This is a band playing melodic heavy metal with elements of American power metal and hard rock showing in spots. Bassist Mick Cervino, formerly of Yngwie Malmsteen's band and Blackmore's Night founded the band. He has certainly surrounded himself with some talented musicians to help introduce his band to the world. In addition to drummer Mike Sorrentino (formerly of Zebra) and lead vocalist Matt Reardon, KK Downing of Judas Priest produced the album, and Roy Z mixed the album. Downing and Roy Z each make a guest appearance on two tracks, as does Yngwie Malmsteen. The album is stacked from the top with the songs containing guest musicians. While Storm Warning is a solid album as a whole, the first half is clearly the more interesting piece of the album. War No More opens the album with a pounding double bass rumble. This is one of KK Downing's guest appearance tracks, and it is one of the heaviest of the disc. In addition to its aggressiveness and KK's dizzying guitar work, the song is still catchy and memorable. Fire in the Unknown is next, and we're treated to another double bass laden track that is American power metal at its best. Yngwie fires off a dazzling solo that may be a little longer than need be, but that's Yngwie being Yngwie. Again, the chorus line is one that burns its way into your memory after just the first listen. KK's other guest track, Deceiver is next. This is a darker track in a much more mid tempo setting than its two predecessors. Where the band has cut the tempo, they more than make up for it with aggressiveness, killer guitar work throughout, and another chorus line that refuses to be forgotten. Yngwie's second track comes next, Pain. This is another darker track of the mid tempo variety. Yngwie goes bananas on his guitar solo again, but it does fit right in with the tone of the song. The song itself isn't quite as catchy as others we've heard so far, but there's plenty here to chew on, making it another album highlight. Alimentary Fable is next, the first track not to feature any guest musicians. Musically speaking, it is the least aggressive thus far, but easily the most melodic. The services of Malmsteen or Downing aren't needed on this track to come up with some memorable guitar work here. With these five tracks, I am almost certain that this album is on it's way to really stand out as one the best debut albums of the year".
MORE GREAT REVIEWS FOR "STORM WARNING"
Check out this great review from Germany's Powermetal.de website
Violent Storm, whose new album “Storm Warning” was released on October 23rd, have announced that Martin Mickels will be joining the band when they tour in 2007.Martin, currently the lead guitarist with Gary Barden’s band, Statetrooper, will be playing the parts performed on the album by rock luminaries Yngwie Malmsteen and KK Downing.Of course he is no stranger to stepping into the shoes of guitar gods … in Statetrooper he replaced Brian Robertson, and regularly plays the guitar parts co-written and performed by Michael Schenker, for the MSG tracks performed by Statetrooper.
OCTOBER 24 2006
Check out the great reviews for "STORM WARNING" more to come, watch