Joey DeMaio

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Joey DeMaio in Berlin, Germany, 2010
Joey DeMaio
Born (1954-03-06) 6 March 1954 (age 60)
Auburn, New York
Genres Heavy metal, power metal
Occupations Musician
Instruments Bass, guitar, keyboards, classical guitar
Years active 1971–present
Labels Magic Circle Music
Associated acts Manowar

Joey DeMaio is an American bass player and main songwriter for the heavy metal band Manowar which he co-founded in 1980.[1] He is also the founder and CEO of Magic Circle Music.[2]

He is a childhood friend of Manowar singer Eric Adams.[3] DeMaio played bass in several school bands. In the 1970s he toured with the musical Godspell (premiere in 1971 in New York City), taking musical lessons with the conductor.[4] He worked as a pyro-tech for Black Sabbath during their "Heaven and Hell" tour.[5][6] He is known to display his technical abilities and playing speed during solos both on Manowar studio recordings and live shows, often covering classical parts such as "Flight of the Bumblebee", which DeMaio has retitled "Sting of the Bumblebee" in reference to his high-speed renditions of the piece.

In 2006, shortly after creating the record label Magic Circle Music, he became manager of the Italian metal band Rhapsody of Fire.[7] He is also a producer for the band HolyHell.[8]

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  1. ^ byMaria Vassileva (2008-07-07). "Manowar goes for Guinness record with five-hour concert - Life". The Sofia Echo. Retrieved 2011-07-06. 
  2. ^ http://magiccirclemusic.com/aboutmcm.html
  3. ^ "Joe Kleon Interviews Joey DeMaio from Manowar". Joekleon.com. Retrieved 2011-07-06. 
  4. ^ Michael Custodis, chapter: Manowar und das Erbe Richard Wagners, in: Klassische Musik heute. Eine Spurensuche in der Rockmusik, Bielefeld transcript-Verlag 2009 ISBN 978-3-8376-1249-3
  5. ^ "Manowar Biography". Sing365.com. Retrieved 2011-07-06. 
  6. ^ "Manowar - Biography - Metal Storm". Metalstorm.ee. Retrieved 2011-07-06. 
  7. ^ "Music: Rhapsody: Live in Canada 2005: The Dark Secret [Bonus DVD]". Wherehouse.com. 2006-01-31. Retrieved 2011-07-06. 
  8. ^ "Online Metal Magazine - Infernal Scream - Offline". Infernal Scream. Retrieved 2011-07-06. 

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