The Chronicles of Israfel
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The Chronicles of Israfel

Montréal, Quebec, Canada | INDIE | AFM

Montréal, Quebec, Canada | INDIE | AFM
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"Metal Hammer UK - Up & Coming Bands August 2007"

The Chronicles Of Israfel
WHAT DO THEY SOUND LIKE? Like Coheed And Cambria, with Steve Vai battling Travis and Claudio on guitar; like JaneÂ’s Addiction or Early Killing Joke covering Tool (or vice versa). Massive kooky narrative alternative metal with weird vocal effects, pianos and amazing guitar-work. Like War Of The Worlds played by The Fall Of Troy.
WHO'S IN THE BAND: Dominic Cifarelli (guitars, bass, vocals, keys), Vincent Cifarelli (keys), Americo Antonucci (vocals), Joey Bastone (drums), Joey Ranallo (bass).
WHERE ARE THEY FROM? Montreal, Canada.
THE STORY SO FAR: Dominic Cifarelli's rise to fame started as guitarist of Montreal metal band Pulse Ultra, whose 2002 debut album ‘Headspace’ earned them a slot on Ozzfest. Pulse Ultra split in 2004 and Dominic went solo, finally finishing the album, ‘The Chronicles of Israfel’, in 2007. COI is an unadulterated musical story-telling vision that draws on violent Japanese anime to create a fantastic world of amazing music and often disturbing imagery.
CURRENT RELEASE: The album ‘The Chronicles of Israfel - Starborn, Tome I’ is out now on Bridge Of Hands Entertainment.

- Metal Hammer UK


The Chronicles of Israfel "Starborn, Tome I" released 2007
Bridge of Hands Entertainment

Pulse Ultra "Headspace" Released 2002
VelvetHammer/Atlantic Records

Rush Subdivisions Tribute album Released 2005
Magna Carta Records



Dominic Cifarelli's rise to fame started as guitarist of Montreal metal band Pulse Ultra, whose 2002 debut album release Headspace earned them a slot on the second stage of the 2002 Ozzfest alongside bands such as System of A Down, Meshuggah, Ozzy Osbourne and White Zombie. Dominic was also featured on the cover of Guitar One's "The New Guitar Heroes - 10 Players You Must Know" in November of the same year. Since the split of Pulse Ultra in 2004 Dominic has worked along side Rock Star Supernova winner Lukas Rossi in Rise Electric, with whom he co-wrote the hit track "Headspin."

He is currently in the final mixing stages of his debut solo album "The Chronicles of Israfel," a semi-instrumental guitar masterpiece, based on a story he created. The first part finds the main character on a journey of self discovery which reveals his true superior inner design.

Drawing influences from violent Japanese anime, the sound of the album is full of aggressive guitar driven epics showcasing Dominic's musical and songwriting talent. The diversity of sonic landscapes combined with a multiplicity of unique guitar styles, forms a truly singular sounding album. It is destined to stand out and quench the appetite of his rapidly growing cult-like fan base.

For more information visit : The album will see a release in May 2007 through Dominic's own label Bridge Of Hands Entertainment.

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