Interview with WHIPLASH´s Tony Portaro and Joe Cangelosi
Interview by Niko Karppinen
Live pictures by Arto Lehtinen
Transcription by Antaura Zed
About once in a lifetime you get an opportunity to meet one of your childhood heroes. When I heard that one of the thrash metal legends,Whiplash, was going to play at Jalometalli festival in Oulu in 2009, o’boy I became very excited!
As if that already wasn´t enough, I also got a relatively privileged chance to talk with the one and only original member of the band Tony Portaro and Joe Cangelosi (who replaced Joe Scaglione in 1986 when he temporarily joined the Slayer ranks) – just before their gig took place at the festival. So one can only think how such a larger-than-life opportunity meeting these fine 2 maetros of thrash was for an old-timer metalhead like me.
In case you might be eager to know a bit more about Whiplash´s latest activities – just like hearing a thing or two about their comeback album, titled UNBORN AGAIN (which is out and available now, carried by some of the biggest metal companies from Displeased to Nuclear Blast, etc.), what happened to the band some 10 years ago since they released their THRASHBACK album – amongst other things as well.
Made you curious about them already? Then be my guest and just keep reading on… ;o)
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