NOW>>HOLY MOTHER>>NOW - USA

Holy Mother - 1995 - Victor
Toxic Rain - 1998 - ABS
Criminal Afterlife - 1999 - Crazy Life
My World War - 2000 - ABS
Dealin' With The Devil - 2002 - Rusty Diamond
Agoraphobia - 2003 - SPV


  
 
Members

S= Last Lix, Burning Starr, Messiah's Kiss>>MIKE TIRELLI>>Messiah's
Kiss
G= Rich Naso - Jim Bivano - Spike Francis
B= Morning Thunder, Solo, CPR, Yngwie Malmsteen, ARK, Steve Vai>>Randy
Coven>>ARK,
Solo, Yngwie Malmsteen, Steve Vai
D= Dirty Looks, Rumbledog>>Jim Harris - Gothic Knights, Virgin
Steele>>FRANK GILCHRIEST>>Riot, Gothic Knights




History

Holy Mother is a heavy metal band from New York City featuring several veteran and accomplished musicians who are constantly in demand as session players. The band was formed in 1994, but has roots going all the way back to the '70s. Bassist Randy Coven, for instance, divided his time between Holy Mother and recording and playing with others like Yngwie Malmsteen and a solo outfit. He eventually joined Yngwie Malmsteen's band, but remained available to Holy Mother as well. The band has been compared to Judas Priest and even covers its idol's songs.
Holy Mother, strangely enough, released an 'industrial' album using the monicker NOW (Not Our World) in 1996, but was soon back as Holy Mother again!
The band has a much bigger profile in Germany than in its home country and even played at the Wacken Festival in 1998, alongside Savatage and Blind Guardian, where the band showered the audience with Holy Mother buttons. Not surprisingly for such an active group of musicians the line-up is constantly evolving with singer Tirelli still standing. Long-time drummer Jim Harris left the act in mid-2000. He was replaced by John Macaluso known for his work with Yngwie Malmsteen. Herman Frank of Victory guested on Agoraphobia.
Ex-guitarist Spike Francis once roomed with former Dream Theater singer Charlie Dominici. Tirelli eventually seemed to make Messiah's Kiss his main band. Messiah's Kiss also played at Wacken.

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