News

May 7, 2018

TOB has parted ways with singer Csaba Zvekan due to personal differences. We wish him best of luck in the future and his life.

TOB welcomes Ruben Sacco, the new colour in the Tower!!
He is a young talent from Italy with an amazing voice.
https://www.facebook.com/ruben.sacco

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May 1, 2018

TOB has a new OFFICIAL FB page!
www.facebook.com/TOBRock

Please like and forward 🙂

Biography

When we look at History, Magazines and Records from the past, we will most likely stumble across the great Brit rock bands of the 70´s, who still ring the sweet sounds in our ears!

Now may that be Get back or Jumping Jack Flash, Whole lotta love or Set me free, Ace of spades or Paranoid, we also like to remember Smoke on the water and Stargazer!
This is how it began for most of us, one screamed under the shower, a school mate grabbed a guitar and another found kitchen spoons to be the tool of the century!
And so it began ……..!

It´s only Rock´n Roll …… and we like it!

 

It was 2014 and Joe Stump, the Shredlord, Csaba Zvekan and Craig Gruber (Rainbow, Elf, Gary Moore) on Bass started a new band.

With the addition of English/German powerhouse drummer Mark Cross and Maestro Mistheria, the Italian Keyboard wizzard, the line up formed a convincing and strong ensemble.
Stump being greatly influenced by Blackmore, Schenker and Malmsteen it is no secret, that TOB´s Music was written sounding close to original work of early Rainbow that had also featured Craig and Dio at the time.

However in late 2014 Craig was diagnosed with cancer and sadly passed on May 5th, 2015.

The band was at an early stage, already recording and were all devastated! After long talks they decided a few months later to finish the writing of the album.
Mark had already laid down drum tracks in February 2015 at Pontus Egberg´s Studio (Bassist of The Poodles, Tainted Nation, King Diamond and The Treat) in Stockholm, Sweden and finished three remaining tracks at his Studio, «The Drum Dungeon» in Hamburg, Germany in February 2017 and Nicola Angileri (Jorn, John Petrucci, Mike Portnoy, Ian Paice, Exorcism) was given the Bass player´s position who finally recorded all Bass tracks on the Album, the perfect match for the band.

On July 20, 2017 TOB insured their first record deal with the Finnish label “Lion Music” and released their first album «Lake of Fire» on July 20, 2017.

Early 2018 singer Csaba Zvekan decided to part ways with the band, due to family obligations and was replaced by the stunning and talented young Italian singer Ruben Sacco and are looking forward to playing shows in 2018 and the future.

 

SUMMARY

  • Tower of Babel comprises of five musicians who have all in their own right been involved in world tours, festivals and recordings. Boasting members and ex-members of Firewind, Jorn, Glenn Hughes, Helloween, Vivaldi Metal Project, Tainted Nation, Exorcism, Holy Hell, Killing Machine, God´s Army and others.
  • The music walks the line between old school hard rock and classic European power metal with healthy doses of each heard throughout.
  • Strong compositions, with a stellar performance by excellent players! Arena Rock songs that will give the fan what he asks for.
  • TOB is a product of combination of influences, in this case the main and most obvious one being Ritchie Blackmore and his work with Rainbow and Deep Purple. Both Blackmore and Yngwie Malmsteen are Joe Stumps 2 biggest influences, which you can of course hear out on the album, as there`s some tracks on the record reminiscent of the early Rising Force Material.

Tower of Babel

JOE STUMP – Guitar
American shred legend heavily influenced by the European hard rock masters Richie Blackmore, Yngwie Malmsteen, Uli Jon Roth, Michael Schenker and Gary Moore.
Joe has released over 13 solo albums on Leviathan, Magic Circle and Lion Music. He has toured the world both as a solo artist and with bands Joe Stump´s Reign of Terror, Holy Hell, Raven Lord and Exorcism.
He was named by Guitar One Magazin as one of the top ten fastest shredders of all time, Guitar World as one of the 50 fastest players and Guitarist Magazine as one of the top 25.
Joes is also an assosiate Professor at the esteemed Berklee College of Music in Boston MA, where he´s been the metal/shred specialist for the last 24 years.
www.joestump.com

MARK CROSS – Drums
Known as the “Powerhouse”, hard hitting, wild and groovy and his association with the bands Firewind, Helloween, Kingdom Come, Metalium, Tainted Nation and God´s Army, a touring member of UK NWOBHM pioneers Tank in 2011 and The Scorpions in 2014 to name but a few.
He has also worked in the past with Hardline, Ian Gillan and Joe Lynn Turner. Mark has toured the world and recorded on many Studio albums, compilations and Live records. The very talented veteran powerhouse, who is the idle of many budding players worldwide.
He also teaches and can sometimes be seen at smaller Club and Pub gigs in London and Hamburg with some of his closest friends. 
Mark owns “The Drum Dungeon” Recording Studios near Hamburg, Germany. www.dd-studios.com / www.mcross.com

NICOLA ANGILERI – Bass
Nicola started playing Bass at an early age and was greatly influenced by most of the known worldclass players. He his a very respected Musician and has toured with Jorn, Tore St. Moren, Gotthard and Carl Verhayen (Supertramp), played a few shows with Ian Paice (Deep Purple) and worked with Mike Portnoy and John Petrucci (Dream Theater) on their workshops.
www.nicolangileri.com

MAESTRO MISTHERIA  Synth/Organ
A musical genius who studied classical Music. With numerous classical recordings and appearances, he played with Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden), Maestro launched a few years ago the still growing mass production «The Vivaldi Metal Project». He is a highly respected musician, composer and arranger in the worldwide industry.
www.mistheria.com 

RUBEN SACCO – Vocals
The talented yet unkown singer from Italy with a lot of potential is the new frontman in Tower of Babel. He started singing at an early age and worked with local bands and cover the band from his hometown Verbano Master of Illusion (Gotthard tribute.)
Collaborations with Jgor Gianola, Vic Verget Nicolò Fragile and Bassist Nicola Angileri led to his collaboration with Tower of Babel.
His performance and vocal abilities are immense and will be loved by the rock community.
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Discography

Title: Lake of fire
Format: CD / Digital
Label: Lion Music
Released: July 20, 2017

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Contact

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