The Armageddon ROXX project is the brainchild 22-year-old guitarist, Mr. Sam Tamberelli. The project began more than three years ago when Sam went looking for some musicians that could make his songwriting visions a reality. With the aid of technology, he was able to find those musicians in a most unconventional way. When asked just how the project took on such a global recruitment, Sam commented:
“When I was in the early stages of writing and recording, I just sort of stumbled across Christopher Catton on Youtube. I believe it was his cover of Billy Idol‘s “Rebel Yell” that made me realize he was exactly what I needed for this project. Although he was not able to contribute to the entire album, he still played a big role behind the scenes when I was writing guitar parts. His ears are much better than mine therefore, I valued his opinion. I searched local ads for musicians who were willing to play on the EP but I had no luck. I turned to Airgigs.com after and it was perfect for what I was doing! I did not spend too much time auditioning anyone on there as it just seemed to come together quickly and after hearing the first round of people I chose, there was no weak link and it seemed to be a good fit.”
In addition to vocalist Chris Catton being in Denmark, the project also features drums via Mike Vecchione from New York, alternate vocalist Raphael Gazal from Brazil, fellow Canadian Dylan Godfrey on the bass and keyboards via Marco Gnoatto from Argentina. Together this group has created an incredible self-titled 6 Song EP that is only a few short weeks away from an official release.
If the music isn’t reason enough to give this a spin, half the proceeds from the sale of the EP are being donated to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. The reason for that:
“I lost my mom when I was 15 years old and one of the causes was a stroke. I wanted to dedicate this album to her and donate some of the money since I have not made as many charitable contributions in the past as I would have liked to. This seemed like a good opportunity for it.” says Sam.