- Member #
- Member since
- 21 Oct 2007
- Last activity record:
- Active over 1 month ago
- Instruments played:
- Vocalist - General, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Keyboard
- Alternative/Modern Rock, Heavy Metal, Other
- Screen name:
- Paramus, New Jersey, 07410
- 35 years old
- Level of commitment:
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Tend to practice:
- 2-3 times per week
- Available to gig:
- 2-3 nights a week
- Most available:
Psychoprism Band Biography :
PSYCHOPRISM formed in early 2012 when Singer Jess Rittgers answered an ad for vocalist, placed by (fmr.) Operatika Guitarist Bill Visser. On May 5, 2012 Jess and Bill met and recorded “Defiance”, an audition song they promoted to build the rest of the band. It wasn't long before they found some extraordinary musicians. Andy Chinigo-Bass, Kevin Myers- Drums, Adam Peterson-Keys & Guitar, completing the band in December of 2012.
Psychoprism exudes extreme talent, coupled with original music full of real adrenaline, riffs, and experience that is pure high energy. The debut release is slated for the spring of 2013 and is a collaborative effort. Fans describe the Powermetal/Rock sounds of Psychoprism’s music as “Intense Action movie scenes” that invoke physiologic responses. It is Vocalist Jess Rittgers’ “Mr.Hyde” performance that keeps them guessing!
JESS RITTGERS is Psychoprism frontman and vocalist, who is known for his multi-octave vocals and unique progressive metal style of singing. Jess has branched out into jazz fusion, and studied voice with Lisa Von-Goerken in the early 1990’s. Jess has been influenced by Queensryche, Suicidal Tendencies, Anthrax, Overkill, and Dream Theater.
BILL VISSER started playing guitar as a young teenager when he saw a kiss video, and thought that was the coolest thing ever. He bought a guitar and started to take lessons. He was very into the Yngwie neo classical style and just fell on love with the speed and technical aspect. Bill has played in several bands, including Operatika which was signed to Scarlet Records in 2008. He wrote all the music for their first album, and they toured Europe up until 2011.
ANDY CHINIGO is a veteran bassist and session player, and an endorsement artist with Spector Basses and EMG pickups. Andy has shared the stage with Apocalyptica, Sevendust, Saliva, Motograter and Drowning Pool, just to name a few.
KEVIN MYERS has been playing drums for 25 years. His past bands include Malaki, Shadow Road, Rattlebone, Gothic Knights and Cypher Seer. Kevin has shared the stage with Savatage, WASP, Blue Oyster Cult, Sepultura, Great white and Motorhead, just to name a few.
ADAM PETERSON is a classically trained pianist hailing from College Station, TX. He started piano lessons at the age of 7 and was driven from this early age to be the best. From the age of 12, he was the accompanist for various UIL competitions throughout several school districts. He paid his way through college by receiving multiple music awards and scholarships. Adam has more than one capacity in this band, but you’ll need to see the live performance to find out.
THE FOLLOWING LINKS ARE SOME OF THE MAGAZINE WEBSITES THAT ASSISTED OUR SEARCH FOR MEMBERS:
*** METAL SHOCK:http://metalshockfinland.wordpress.com/tag/psychoprism/
*** ULTIMATE METAL:http://www.ultimatemetal.com/forum/metal-news-2/788783-former-operatika-guitarist-forms-psychoprism.html
Modern Power Metal with BIG POCKETS
Studio to Touring