ABOUT, MUSIC & MEDIA
Italian Metal power-group hailing from Treviso
John Jeff Touch
Alessio 'Lex Tricarico
Metal / Hard Rock
2016 - Present
While ‘Hard Rock’ is the foundation of BAD AS (formerly BADASS) works, the depths of their music expresses a crossover of genres including metal and prog, taking influence from legends such as Metallica, Megadeth, Whitesnake and DIO. With little more than a year’s worth of action as BAD AS, the members themselves are world renowned, and are no strangers to the music world. Read on to delve into the intricacies and formation of BAD AS..
Well-known rock vocalist Titta Tani (Takayoshi Ohmura, ex DGM, CS's Goblin), metal bassist Alberto Rigoni (solo artist, Vivaldi Metal Project, TwinSpirits), guitarist Alessio "Lex" Tricarico (HorsePowerOverload, Four Roxx Down) and amazingly talented drummer Denis "Denzy" Novello in 2016 teamed up to create this outstanding new metal band, originally called BADASS (and for a short period called Ardityon). Who within the first year of establishment have unleashed their debut album ‘More Pain, More Gain’ and through their relentless promotion and fast-growing fanbase, they’ve caught the attention of journalists and promoters..
In February 2018 with a second album ready to be released the band decided to split. In April 2018 Alberto Rigoni took the decision to find new members (except for guitarist Lex) and to start writing a new album. In May young and very talented singer Mattia Martin and drummer Marino De Bortoli joined the band and "Midnight Course" and "Crucified Society" have been released worldwide. Moreover the band supported legendary guitarist Vinnie Moore tour around Europe in Autumn 2018.
In november 2022 singer Mattia Martin left the band and Greek singer John Jeff Touch joined. Moreover BAD As new drummer is Marco Andreeto (Perpetual Fate).
Fourth album "Fight The Demons" will be released by WormHoleDeath Records / Warner on September 2023 and will be promoted through live shows around Europe
About the current members of BAD AS:
John Jeff Touch (winner of various European Artists Awards and collaborations with bands such as Deep Purple, VISION, S.I.N., COSMICRAY, Sanny X etc) is one of the most promising singers /songwriters of Europe.
He is influenced by many kinds of music like melodic rock, pop -rock, jazz, ethnic, electro e.t.c. Some of his favorite singers are Freddy Mercury, Kip Winger, Chris Cornell, David Coverdale, Michael Jackson, George Michael e.t.c.
Expressiveness, wide vocal range and a big variety of sound colors characterize his singing. John Jeff Touch Is A Rock Singing Expert With 20 Years Of Teaching Experience In Modern Singing. His Motto is "Everybody Can Sing". He Based On This Philosophy & Created "Vocal Planet Seminars". "Vocal Planet" Have Great Success The Last 10+ Years, With Participants From Total Beginners, Classical To Extreme Heavy Metal Singers
Alberto Rigoni is an Italian bass player and composer, internationally known for his career as a solo artist and as a member of the progressive rock band TwinSpirits, Lady & THE BASS and co-producer of the Vivaldi Metal Project.
His solo albums (Something Different, Rebirth, Three Wise Monkeys and Overloaded, worldwide released between 2008 and 2014), between progressive rock metal and fusion, also feature legendary musicians such as Kevin Moore (ex Dream Theater), Gavin Harrison (Porcupine Tree, King Crimson), Göran Edman (ex Yngwie Malmsteen), Michael Manring and many others.
Alberto has been featured on the cover of magazine such as Bass Magazine (Japan), Bass Musician Magazine (USA), Bajos Y Bajistas (Spain), Basistas (Poland), TOP BASS (Poland). Moreover, on March 2015 the prestigious Bass Guitar Magazine (UK) released Alberto’s CD anthology called “Into THE BASS”.
Alberto has also recorded for several international artists such as Italian pop singer Alexia and is now playing bass for Canadian rock singer and songwriter Kim Bingham (Nelly Furtado), The Italians and the Crystal Music Project, sharing stages with artists such as Alan Parsons, Jørn Lande, Paul Gilbert and others.
Alessio “Lex” Tricarico is an Italian metal rock and acoustic guitarist, composer and guitar teacher. Ex member of the progressive metal band Synapsis he is currently member of the hard rock band HorsePowerOverload. Founding member of FourRoxxDown Acoustic Party Quartet, Lex has a remarkable live activity.
Marco Andreetto is an Italian drummer, member of the alternative-metal act “Perpetual Fate”.
As a session musician he recorded albums for the label Frontiers, and worked with many musical bands such as: Bad As, Shewolf, ISSA, First Signal, As We Are.
With his own band he recorded one album and two singles, and played as an opening-act for many international bands such as: Ankor, Sirenia, Vision Divine, Temperance, Secret Sphere, Overtures, Eternal Idol and Null Positiv.
In 2018 and 2019 he co-organized an official tribute to Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington called “One More Live”, working with many local musical bands.
He is also an elementary school teacher and drum educator: he studied with Ricky Turco at Modern Music Institute in Verona (IT).