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Massacre Records Recording Artist

HOLY MOTHER

Modern, hard-driving ROCK

Hometown: New York, USA

Sounds like/Influences:  Ronnie James Dio, Judas Priest, Sevendust,

David Coverdale, Disturbed, Five Finger Death Punch

 

Capitalizing on the songwriting magic produced when powerhouse vocalist, Mike Tirelli, and mind blowing drummer, Jim Harris started writing again together, they decided to reunite in 2020,  with a fresh, heavy, modern rock sound.  The duo rounded out the group's lineup with Greg Giordano (guitarist), who is know for his hyper-accurante blazing guitar leads and victorious riffs.  They then recruited Russell Pzutto from Dee Snider's band to replace the late great Randy Coven on bass .

 

Holy Mother is back with a killer new album called Face This Burn, released on January 22, 2021 in Europe and February 12, 2021 in the USA and worldwide, by Massacre Records.  Mixed and mastered at Hideout Recording Studio, Las Vegas, by the famous Mr. Kane Churko (Disturbed, Ozzy, Papa Roach, In This Moment).

 

Holy Mother is bringing modern, hard-driving, bang-your-head rock back to audiences worldwide. The band's high energy performances bring the audience to their feet with their fists in the air chanting for more.  Holy Mother keeps their fans moshing, singing and fist pumping from the first note to the last. 

About The Members

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Mike Tirelli

Lead Vocals

Mike Tirelli (lead vocals) thought he would never sing again after being diagnosed with stage 3 stomach cancer in 2008. Despite the debilitating illness taking him out of the music scene for some years, Mike bounced back....better than ever.  This American singer/songwriter is known for his exceptionally wide vocal range, as well as his powerful voice which has been compared to the late great Ronnie James Dio, who, coincidentally,  had the same stomach cancer as Mike, but Dio tragically lost his battle with the disease in 2010.   Mike was the former vocalist for Riot and Burning Starr, and is the current vocalist for the German band, Messiah's Kiss.   Mike's vocals add a harder edge, supercharged performance, and can hit the high notes. 

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Jim Harris

Drums

Jim Harris (drums) is the songwriting partner and drummer with Tirelli during the early years of Holy Mother,

as well as the Holy Mother of today.  Jim was half of the powerhouse rhythm section along side of legendary Bassist Randy Coven, with whom he recorded in excess of 50 songs.  Jim also played drums for illusionist Criss Angel early in his career, Burning Starr (with Mike Tirelli), and national recording artists Dirty Looks.  

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Greg Giordano

Guitar

Greg Giordano (guitar) is the frontman and founding member of progressive metal act Turrigenous.  He has toured with New York based thrash band Martyrd, opening for Fear Factory and Soilwork as well as appearing on the final voyage of the Motorhead Motorboat.  Greg is also known for his hyper-accurate guitar covers of Opeth and Kiko Loureiro (Angra, Megadeth), available on YouTube.  He is also an accomplished guitar, bass, piano and vocal teacher. 

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Russell Pzutto

Bass

Russell Pzutto (bass) was born and raised in New York City and worked with Twisted Sister as an understudy for the bassist Mark "Animal" Mendoza.  Russell is a permanent bassist for Dee Snider's solo band and completed a two year world tour with Dee for the album "For The Love Of Metal' on Napalm Records.  Russell is a versatile musician with a strong passion for bass who also plays guitar and drums.  Now, Russell has joined Holy Mother to replace the late great Randy Coven.  Russell has the talent and experience that Holy Mother was looking for. 

Videos

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Quotes

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Don Jamieson

That Metal Show

“Dude the album is SO great....people should hear this album!”

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from Metal Odyssey online: 

"You are getting the entire metal ball o' wax with Holly Mother's playing", and, "No standard stuff or copycat crap going on with this band".

 

From XSrock.com:

"Holy Mother's Face This Burn is one of those albums that simply surprises and blows you away.  The entire album...is any metalhead's dream come true.  Put it at the top of your list of albums to listen to!" 

DISCOGRAPHY

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1995 Holy Mother 

1996 Tabloid Crush 

1998 Toxic Rain 

1999 Criminal Afterlife 

2000 My World War  

2003 Agoraphobia  

2021 Face This Burn

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