News

August 3, 2020

BREAKING NEWS

“Joe Stump’s Tower Of Babel” is very proud to welcome their new singer Jo Amore (ex Nightmare, current Kingcrown). Jo ´s exceptional voice fits perfectly into JSTOB´s music.  

The current band members are: Joe Stump, world known top shredder and also current guitarist at Graham Bonnet’s Alcatrazz, the English/German powerhouse drummer Mark Cross (ex Firewind, Helloween), the Italian keyboard wizard Maestro Mistheria, and NIc Angileri on Bass.

All members of this exceptional line up had been involved with known international acts, touring and recording with bands such as Alcatrazz, Firewind, Jorn, Ian Paice, Gotthard, Glenn Hughes, Bruce Dickinson, Helloween, Vivaldi Metal Project, Tainted Nation, Holy Hell, God´s Army, The Scorpions, Kingcrown, Nightmare, Now Or Never a.o.

Joe Stump’s Tower Of Babel music is a combination of several influences, the main and most obvious one is Ritchie Blackmore and his work with Rainbow and Deep Purple. Blackmore and Yngwie Malmsteen have been Joe Stump’s biggest influences, and you can easily hear that on their first album “Lake of Fire” (released by Lion Music in 2017).

 A very strong ensemble currently working on their new album. To stay up to date, please visit their official pages https://www.facebook.com/TOBRock  and https://towerofbabelrock.com 

The band also announces to be working with French booking agent “Rock City – Booking Agency” (https://rockcityofficialsi.wixsite.com/rockcityagency) who will take care of the band’s booking worldwide.

Mark Cross added: “These are very exciting news and even during these difficult times, we decided to look forward and start working on a new album. 
No one really knows the outcome of the global Covid 19 situation, but fact is, that we have to look forward and just keep on doing what we do best. Jo is a great singer and we are all very excited to work with him and make some new music for ya. 
Don´t give up, think positive and we will all prevail.

A huge thanks goes out to Ruben Sacco, who stepped in last minute and helped us play the show on the MIC Rock Festival in Italy on August 4, 2018.
We´d also like to thank everyone else who took the time to record and audition for us.

Stay safe, happy and healthy!”

Photo by Magda Red 2020

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September 4, 2019

EXCITING NEWS!!

Dear friends and partners!

After a long pause and silence we’ve decided to get busy again and started writing and recording a second album.
We’ve all been very busy throughout the year with other projects, Joe with Alcatrazz, Mark and Mistheria with the Vivaldi Metal Project and MC´s God´s Army and his Studio, Nic with Vanishing Signs and his Jazz projects and Ruben with his bands and shows.

Now the time has come and we’re absolutely stoked to get back in the game with a new album and play shows in the nearest future.🤘

Stay tuned, more news coming soon …….

JSTOB

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August 12, 2018

GOOD NEWS!!

The TOB Shop will be online by the end of the month!

In the meantime if you’d like to purchase the CD “Lake of fire” (12.00€ + shipping cost) or the “Blue Skull” T-Shirt design now (25.00€ + shipping cost), please email your order to shop@towerofbabelrock.com and we will send you our PayPal link.

Sizes available in: S – M – L – XL – XXL

You can also purchase the CD “Lake of Fire”  under the following links:

LION MUSIC SHOP

REAL SHOP

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August 10, 2018

Joe Stump´s Tower of Babel set Italy on fire at the MIC Rock Festival in Villapiana on August 4th and received a fantastic feedback! A thousand thanks to the fans, the new fans we’ve made and everyone at the MIC Rock Festival!!
You people were just amazing to say the least! TOB loves you!  🙂


The Classic Rock oriented Band featuring the “Shredlord” Joe Stump on Guitar, Mark Cross on Drums, Mistheria on Keyboards, Nicola Angileri on Bass and the talented Ruben Sacco on Vocals has made quite an entry and now plans to do more and make TOB a pure live sensation!

We have also made plans for a new album and it looks like we´ll start recordings towards the end of the Year.

It Is a fact, that it took a while to set things right in TOB and that we are “still” facing multiple problems with our former singer, who has stolen copyrights and has the balls to spread in public, them to be his, trying to stand in our way boycotting the band and intimidating others.
Good luck to him.

A mini Tour has been scheduled around December in Italy, the Benelux and other parts in Europe. We are looking forward to see you all there!
Dates will be announced soon!

All the Best….
Joe, Mark, Ruben, Nic and da “Maestro” 🙂

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August 2, 2018

A happy Birthday to our drummer Mr. “Pounding” Cross!! He has just turned 35 …… 🙂
Click here for a new interview with Joe Stump on MetalForce Italy!

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July 31, 2018

Hello Italia!!

TOB has safely landed in Roma and will rehearse and give a line of local interviews before heading South to the Villapiana MIC Rock Festival.

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June 9, 2018

We are very excited to announce the first festival show for TOB in 2018!
See you in Italy in August at the M.I.C. Festival!!

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June 3, 2018

TOB on Twitter!
www.twitter.com/TowerOfBabel666

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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 and stage presence.
https://www.facebook.com/ruben.sacco

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May 1, 2018

Welcome to our new Social Medias and the official Websites and Pages!

A MESSAGE TO THE FANS!
To avoid further confusions, please ignore any other Tower of Babel pages and simply like and follow the NEW Facebook page of Joe Stump´s Tower of Babel

www.facebook.com/TOBRock

Spread the news, boys an girls!

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”, “The Ace of spades” and “Paranoid”, we also like to remember and point out “Smoke on the water” and of course “Stargazer”!
This is how it began for most of us, one scream under the shower, a school mate grabbed a guitar and another kitchen spoons……  tools 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 R.I.P.  (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 was 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.

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

However after multiple disagreements and severe complications early 2018 the band  parted ways with Zvekan.
On May 7, TOB started working with the talented young Italian singer Ruben Sacco to be their new frontman in the band for upcoming shows.

After nearly 2 years of silence, the band found themselves working on a new album and announced their new singer JO AMORE on August 3, 2020.

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 Alcatrazz, Firewind, Jorn, Glenn Hughes, Bruce Dickinson, Helloween, Vivaldi Metal Project, Tainted Nation,  Holy Hell, God´s Army, Nightmare, The Scorpions 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

JO AMORE – Vocals

Jo Amore is one of the best and most successful singers in the French metal scene.
He started his musical career as a drummer with different small bands in his home town, before joining Nightmare and open their first concert for Def Leppard.
As their drummer, Jo recorded 2 albums”Waiting For The Twilight” and “Power Of The Universe”.
After Nightmare´s split in 1987, Jo found his new position as lead singer of the band “Temple” and recorded one album with them.
In 1998, Nightmare reformed, this time with Jo as their lead singer and toured with them until 2015.
In 2012, Jo released two albums with Ricky Marx & Kenn Jackson´s ( ex Pretty Maids and Ranzo,  Sultan) project “Now Or Never” in 2014 and 2016.
During the same time, Jo began working on “Temple Of Dio” a tribute band to his vocal master Ronnie James Dio.
The same year, Jo was invited to the “Titans of Metal” festival in Tel Aviv – Israel-, featuring Uli Jon Roth, Jorn Lande, Fabio Lione, Tim Ripper Owens, Mats Leven, Ralf Scheepers, Roland Grapow, Chuck Billy, Mike Teranna, Olaf Lenk, Bob Katsionis, Ross The Boss, Sean Peck, Anette Olzon, Christopher Amott …. and many more !!
At the end of 2015,  Jo and his brother David (drums, Nightmare/Archange) formed ÖBLIVÏON and released the album “Resilience” and in 2019 “A perfect world” under the monicker of Kingcrown.
Today Jo became the frontman of Tower of Babel.
https://www.facebook.com/jo.amore.bis

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

Cross, known as the “Powerhouse”, hard hitting, wild and groovy drummer and his association with the bands Firewind, Helloween, Kingdom Come, Metalium, Tainted Nation, God´s Army and the Vivaldi Metal Project, 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
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

The mastermind behind the Vivaldi Metal Project, the talented classical trained piano player featured on numerous recordings and appearances in the classical and rock industry. Mistheria has played with Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden), Rob Rock a.o. He is a highly respected musician, composer and arranger in the worldwide industry.
www.mistheria.com  

Discography

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

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