Dead On Arrival: NY Metal Marvels

Dead On Arrival DOA

Dead On Arrival DOA

2013 release from the NY Metal marvels. Rick Ferrusi is the drummer, musician, songwriter, producer and founding member of D.O.A.(Dead On Arrival) the heavy metal rock band from N.Y. The group issued Alive and Kickin’ on the independent Polo label in 1996. Rick Ferrusi founded the group in his home state of New York, and provided most of the spirituality tinged songwriting direction. His music is capable of altering the listener’s mood and transporting them into a separate reality. Dead on Arrival (alternately and confusingly also known as D.O.A.) is a heavy modern progressive, psychedelic tinged hard rock band with influences by the likes of, Iron Butterfly, Uriah Heep, Vanilla Fudge, and Deep Purple with the flavor of today s hard rock sound. The album, Alive and Kickin’ had done extremely well on radio and was charted as one of the top Indi albums of its time.

Track Listing:

Disc 1:

1 Hell To Hell
2 Time And Time Again
3 Pressed For Time
4 No More War
5 Walking In The Shadow Of The Blues
6 The Deceiver
7 U.S.R.C.
8 The Mage’s Rage
9 The Mage Speaks
10 Rest In Peace
Label:
MRI-RED-SONY
Format:
Compact Disc

Members Rick Ferrusi, Drummer and Percussionist.
Donald Shickle, Vocalist.
Gary Cappuccio, Guitarist and Keyboardist.
Mahlon Groom, Guitarist.
Ray Scavo, Bassist.

Dead On Arrival Websites
http://www.myspace.com/newyorkdoa
http://www.facebook.com/NewYorkDOA

Music Samples on Google Play
“No girly glam boys here”!
https://play.google.com/store/music/album/Dead_On_Arrival_R_I_P?id=B34amny7hpyvmqg24w3puo6vwum

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2 Responses to “Dead On Arrival: NY Metal Marvels”

  1. Rick Ferrusi says:

    Wrong photo above, use and refer to the profile picture or the R.I.P Album cover art at, https://www.facebook.com/NewYorkDOA/photos_albums

    Thank you. Sincerely, Rick Ferrusi

  2. Rick Ferrusi says:

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    ORDER “Rest In Peace” by Dead On Arrival at, http://www.amazon.com/Rest-Peace-Dead-Arrival/dp/B00E3JGC7O/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1377589838&sr=1-1 Release Date Sep 17, 2013 on the Mri–Red–Sony label.

    Also, “On The Darkside Of The Sun” by Ode To Orpheus at http://www.amazon.com/Darkside-Sun-Ode-Orpheus/dp/B00E9E4GM6/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1377589710&sr=1-1 Release Date Sep 17, 2013 on the Mri–Red–Sony label.

    JOIN US> On our Musical Journey into the depths of these colorful creations with the amazing musicianship of Dead On Arrival. The NEW album Release dates for Dead On Arrival and Ode To Orpheus was September 17th, 2013. In stores EVERYWHERE!

    Dead on Arrival® alternately known as D.O.A. is a Heavy Metal, rock band. Drummer and Middletown, NY, native Rick Ferrusi founded the group in the early 90’s. as an updated version from the original line up of the early 70’s.

    About D.O.A. (Dead On Arrival)®
    Biography: Dead on Arrival® (alternately and confusingly also known as (D.O.A.) is a Heavy Metal, Psychedelic acid rock band influenced by the likes of Iron Butterfly, Uriah Heep, Vanilla Fudge, and Deep Purple. Drummer and Middletown, NY, native Rick Ferrusi founded the group in his home state, and provided most of the spirituality tinged songwriting direction. The group issued Alive and Kickin’ on the independent Polo label in 1996. ~ Steve Huey, All Music Guide – http://www.allmusic.com/album/alive-and-kickin-mw0000183373

    All Music Guide – http://www.allmusic.com/album/rest-in-peace-mw0002568782 ©2013 Rovi Corp | All Rights Reserved

    Rick Ferrusi, Drums
    Donald Shickle, Vocals
    Mahlon Groom, Guitar
    Gary Cappuccio, Guitar
    Ray Scavo Jr: Bass

    About: Drummer, musician, producer and founding member of D.O.A. (Dead On Arrival)®, “Ode To Orpheus” and “BIG BANG THEORY” Rick Ferrusi is the drummer, musician, songwriter, producer and founding member of D.O.A.(Dead On Arrival) the heavy metal rock band from N.Y. The group issued Alive and Kickin’ on the independent Polo label in 1996.

    Rick Ferrusi founded the group in his home state of New York, and provided most of the spirituality tinged songwriting direction. Rick is also the driving force of the rock band Dead On Arrival. His music is capable of altering the listener’s mood and transporting them into a separate reality.

    Dead on Arrival (alternately and confusingly also known as D.O.A.) is a heavy modern progressive, psychedelic tinged hard rock band with influences by the likes of, Iron Butterfly, Uriah Heep, Vanilla Fudge, and Deep Purple with the flavor of today s hard rock sound. The album, Alive and Kickin’ had done extremely well on radio and was charted as one of the top Indi albums of it’s time. Due to popular demand along with vocalist Donald Shickle, D.O.A is back with the new album ‘Rest In Peace’ the title meaning, to ‘Live In Peace’ (throughout eternity)!

    Biography: Bio: Rick Ferrusi: Drummer, musician, producer and founding member of D.O.A. (Dead On Arrival)® the heavy metal band from N.Y. The group issued Alive and Kickin’ on the independent Polo label in 1996. A personal and up close look of the hard rock / heavy metal drummer Rick Ferrusi. In a career that has spanned more than a quarter of a century Rick Ferrusi has established himself as one of the great rock and roll drummers of his time. But to call Rick merely a drummer does not do justice to the depth of his musical talents and knowledge. The founder of the legendary rock band Dead on Arrival is not just a musician. He is a master composer in the rock genre unlike any other. All one needs to do is listen to The Mage’s Rage, the 32-minute instrumental on the Rest in Peace album, to hear Ferrusi’s talents as a composer.The song was recorded live in the studio with Ferrusi playing drums and conducting at the same time. The music splashes across the senses at times like a brilliant watercolor and at times like a Dali or Picasso painting that storms the synapses and alters the way we see the world around us. In The Mage’s Rage we hear Ferrusi’s talent unleashed. The 32-minute trip has distinct movements like a piece of classical music, but with all the fire and mind-bending glory of the psychedelic era. At the core, Rick Ferrusi is a wizard of communication. Whether voicing his opinions on a variety of subjects, making his drums banter non-stop during a concert or playing mood music on a keyboard, Rick is always communicating. Yes, Rick Ferrusi plays the keyboard. It’s one of his best-kept secrets. I happened to wander into his house one day and heard this incredible, bluesy piano playing. When I entered the room there was Rick jabbing at the keyboard. The music took me away to a smoky bar in St. Louis or Chicago circa 1930. Then he switched gears and played the eerie strains that can be heard on several Dead on Arrival songs, most notably The Mage Speaks. Then he segued into the manic Farfisa-organ sound similar to that in his classic song Rest In Peace. Rick’s keyboard playing that day is symbolic of his music in that it is capable of altering the listener’s mood and transporting him into a separate reality, one of the many realities on the bright landscape that is Rick Ferrusi’s mind. In the words of Rick himself from the song Alive and Kickin’, Let the sound take you away. Rick does this again and again on the albums Alive and Kickin’ and Rest in Peace. It is a journey well worth taking. The music has an air of familiarity, but at the same time poses a challenge to the listener, a challenge to jump on board and experience the colors the sound brings out. This goes along with Rick’s personality. On stage he is larger than life, The Mage come to proclaim a new way of viewing and ultimately living in the world. Off stage he sometimes comes off as an average guy having a cup of coffee with you discussing the state of the world. But he always throws a zinger into the conversation, which makes you think. It’s like that with his songwriting as well. He writes about everything from cruising in a new car to explorations of the mass psyche. As a drummer, Rick is second to none. A listen to the solos on both The Mage’s Rage and Rest in Peace will confirm this. He is a banger in the tradition of John Bonham and Keith Moon. But Rick goes beyond the loud playing to explore the depths of softness. He once said, I can play so soft you can hear a pin drop. It’s all part of making the skins talk in riddles and then answering them with clarity unknown to other drummers of his era. This writing gives an indication of what Rick Ferrusi is all about, but it’s only a small sampling of the man. Every time you think you have him pegged, you discover another level of depth previously unrevealed. Rick is an endless ocean with infinite rainbows reflected on its surface. No matter how far down you go, you never touch bottom. And no matter how high up you go, there’s always color. [Written By, Skip Leon].

    Rick Ferrusi: Drum Solo – DOA (Dead On Arrival)® “Live” – YouTube► 4:22 by PoloArtistManagement http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Duzqaebo_KQ

    Dead On Arrival
    http://www.myspace.com/newyorkdoa
    http://www.facebook.com/NewYorkDOA

    Ode To Orpheus
    http://www.myspace.com/odetoorpheus
    http://www.facebook.com/OdeToOrpheus

    My Influences are in (Jazz) Buddy Rich, Gene Krupa, Louis Bellson. In (Rock) Keith Moon, Carl Palmer, Don Brewer, Ron Bushy, John Bonham, Ian Paice, Ginger Baker, Buddy Miles, Jerry Edmonton, and most the greats from that era. And I have created my very own unique style of drumming from these great drum teachers that I’ve learned from, and I feel I sound like no one but myself, true to my own sound and style. Sincerely, Rick Ferrusi > https://www.facebook.com/DrummerRickFerrusi

    POLO Entertainment Inc. | All Rights Reserved 2013

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