MARK BOALS - USA Neoclassical Metal/Rock Vocalist
Mark Boals is an American hard rock/progressive metal singer noted most for his work with Yngwie J. Malmsteen starting in 1985-86 with the album Trilogy. Mark did 4 studio albums and a lot of touring and live DVDs with Yngwie over a period of many years, with albums selling several million copies worldwide.In 2000, Mark was voted the best vocalist in the world by subscribers of the Japanese magazine Burrn!
Born in Youngstown, Ohio USA, Mark is known as a master of the soprano high A (A5) note, which he regularly hits in many songs. This is a difficult note for many singers, and Mark is one of the few to have mastery of it. After performing with local groups while growing up around Northeastern Ohio, Mark worked with Kim Simmonds and the band Savoy Brown during 1982-83 and worked with Ted Nugent in 1984, before moving to Los Angeles and meeting up with Yngwie Malmsteen.
Mark performed on Yngwie Malmsteen’s famous Trilogy LP and was featured on several of Yngwie’s releases up thru and including Rising Force and 2000‘s Anthology. In addition to his vocal contributions to many of Yngwie’s famous recordings, Mark Boals is also the founder and vocalist for the band Ring Of Fire, with whom he has recorded 3 studio albums and 1 “Live From Tokyo” DVD. This band has consisted of Mark on Vocals, Vitalij Kuprijon Keys, Tony Macalpine and George Bellas on Guitars, Virgil Donati on Drums and Philip Bynoe on bass.
Mark has released 3 solo albums with many famous guests appearing on them, including of course Tony and Virgil. He has performed tours all over the world and recorded with Uli Jon Roth of The Scorpions for his latest symphonic rock album, Under A Dark Sky. Mark also recorded and toured worldwide with Danish progressive metal band Royal Hunt, for the albums Paradox 2 and X.
In 2010 Mark founded a new band with a new album out called Seven The Hardway (whose members include Mark, Tony MacAlpine, Virgil Donati, Nili Brosh and Andreas Geck). As of 2012, Mark is writing new songs for his next Solo Album; it will soon be ready and available to fans.
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