Winterspell

Winterspell

 Brentwood, New York, USA
BandMetal

Biography

Chris Collins is an American singer and musician, mostly known for being the first singer in "Majesty" the band that would later become Dream Theater. Although he never appeared on any of the band's albums, he is well known as their original singer and still continues to pursue a musical career... In the dawn of 1994 Chris Collins set forth to create an original metal band he would call Winterspell.The name was derived from a poem that he had written in the early 90's that he had set to acoustic music most of that album was lost in a house fire but a raw version of "Winterspell" still exists and he also recreated two of the songs that he now calls the "Mourning Star" Project.
Caught in a quagmire of cover bands and unoriginality the local scene finally persuaded him to join forces with some local tributes such as "Snowblind","Never Enough","Scorched Earth","Speak of the Devil",and "Live After Death"
While continuing to write he tampered with the thought of being a cover band artist but always the original Chris's heart was not prepared to follow the trend of recreating other peoples music and so he approached one of the local Guitarist's from a Sabbath tribute about joining forces and Winterspell was born.

Discography

Chris Collins Bio

Born in Brooklyn N.Y. 1967
Started singing at the age of five
Moved to Long Island N.Y. 1975
Sang and jammed the local bands 80-86
Joined Majesty/Dream Theater 85-86 (international artists)
Recorded the Oblivion Knight album at John Arch's/Fates Warning request 87
Trained in music theory Five towns college 87-89
Joined Lazarus 86-90.....................................(international artists)
Classical training with Florence Hectel Suny Stony Brook 89-94
Recorded with Lazarus and Bob Spencer/producer 90..(international artists)
Trained in guitar 89-96
Trained in song writing 89-96
Educated in literature 90-96
Trained in recording 89-96
Recorded the Mourning Star project 90
Cover band Career begins 90-94
Extensive live performances (covers) 90-98
Joined Never Enough 94-96 .......................(international artists)
Omni pop 95-96.........................................(international artists)
Started Black Sabbath band 97-99
Joined speak of the devil 98-2000
Joined Jack Stars/ Burning star featuring Joe O'reilly/Virgin Steel...... 00-01 ..........(international artists)
Started the foundation of Winterspell 90-2009
Currently working on Solo project entitled Fleshlessguest (international artists)
Also Guest starring on former Fates Warning members Steve Zimmerman/Drums and Victor Anduini/Guitars currently recording on their new album in a band called Enemy Remains............(international artists).............2011-2012
Also appearing as a guest performance on my next release will be Frank Gilcreist/Virgin Steele and several other international artists are currently considering the project for involvment..........Stay tuned..........

Set List

1.) Deceptions Price is Eternal Pain.......

2.) Null the Pain.......

3.) And the Dead Shall Inherit the Earth.......

4.) Dark Angelsword.......

5.) The Blinding Dark.......

6.) Where the Serpents dwell.......

7.) The Lifeless One.......

8.) All My Dreams Are Dead.......