On this episode of The Tour Bus Music Show we take the bus across the Pacific to Japan where Anime rules as one of the most popular forms of video entertainment. Where there is Anime there is the music behind it. Enter Animetal USA. This group is comprised of four of the world’s top rock musicians.

Mike Vescera as METAL-RIDER - Vocals

Chris Impellitteri as SPEED KING - Guitar

Rudy Sarzo as STORM BRINGER – Bass Guitar

Jon Dette as TANK – Drums & Percussion

Animetal USA’s Debut self-titled album has already been gold-certified in Japan (since its October 12th 2011 release), and hitting the #1 spot on Amazon's Hard Rock Heavy Metal chart and #2 on Amazon's Anime chart in Japan (within the first 24 hours of the announcement of ANIMETAL USA).

The group has also since released its second album simply entitled “W” in summer of 2012.

In this interview T. Mic speaks with returning Tour Bus Music Show Guest, Rudy Sarzo about the story of the group and how it is making a name for itself not only in Japanese Anime culture but also is now developing a loyal following around the world. They will also discuss the challenges of creating this group and developing their look and technical sound.

We’ll feature two of the group’s tracks in this show: Mazinger Melody and Pegasus Fantasy.

You can find out more information of the group, their album releases and upcoming tour on their website at: www.animetalusa.com

We hope you enjoy the show!