#8 on the top 2022 heavy metal albums list of Los Angeles' KNAC.COM
Available for digital download, on CD & Vinyl
Songwriting: 10 Musicianship: 10 Memorability: 10 Production: 10
“Phantom Sounds” is an album that got me filled with emotions by the amazing guitarist and lyricist AMORIELLO, coming from Philadelphia. That’s right, it’s a one-person show. Thomas is a legend that brings classic heavy metal to the top of what great music sounds like. “Phantom Sounds” is the second full album that is a follow-up
of the first album “Amoriello”.
#8 on the top 2022 heavy metal albums list of
Los Angeles' KNAC.COM
Dr. METAL Alex Yarborough
An honor to share space on the same list as MEGADETH, QUEENSRYCHE, STRYPER & many other stellar rock bands!
Honestly, I have never heard of AMORIELLO until now and this man has gained an extra fan. I love everything about the music its emotional, and powerful. The best part is classic metal. It puts a smile on my face to hear so much influence from BLACK SABBATH and DEEP PURPLE. AMORIELLO thank you for this amazing music and I am really looking forward to your next album. - Sarah Chebaro, Metal Temple
Thomas has been having a great time touring around some of the tri-state areas most beautiful minor league baseball stadiums doing what he loves the most,
shredding, playing our National Anthem & enjoying a good ball game!
Here's Thomas at Coca-Cola Stadium
home of the Philadelphia Phillies AAA affiliate, The Iron Pigs
Tom is off to play at Rider University for their NCAA Men's Division 1 Basketball
team, The Broncs vs.. Canisius College Golden Griffins!
Watch on ESPN+
Thomas Amoriello - guitars
Moog Taurus Pedals
Musicians from Dio, Yngwie Malmsteen, Black Sabbath, Whitesnake and more
Featuring Goran Edman - vocals on Flood
with special guests
Mark Boals, Nick Z Marino, Mike Vescera, James Amelio Pulli,
Phil Soussan, Bjorn Englen, Neil Murray, Kenny Stavropoulos,
Vinny Appice, Shane Gaalaas, John Macaluso,
Atma Anur and Michael Troy
Thomas Amoriello - guitars
Musicians from Megadeth, TNT, Yngwie Malmsteen, Dokken
Featuring Carlos Zema - vocals
with special guests
Emilio Martinez, Ken Stravopoulos. Anthony Stahl, James Amelio Pulli, BJ Zampa, Bellatrix Serra, Ronni LeTekro,
Glen Drover, Alex Masi and Toby Knapp
Thomas Amoriello Jr. was born in Philadelphia and became interested in the guitar as a fan of the “neo-classical” heavy metal playing styles of Yngwie Malmsteen and Randy Rhoads at the age of 12. He later traded in his Les Paul for a classical guitar and has made teaching children the guitar his mission in life. He is the immediate past Chair of the NAfME Guitar Council Chair and has had over 50 guitar advocacy articles published in Tempo Magazine: The Official Magazine of the NJMEA. During his time on the NJMEA board he has co-directed 5 guitar festivals and drafted the proposal to approve the first ever NJMEA Honors Guitar Ensemble. Tom is an advocate for class guitar programs in public schools and has been a clinician presenting his “Guitar for the K-12 Music Educator” for the Guitar Foundation of America Festivals in Charleston, SC and Columbus, GA., Lehigh Valley Guitar Festival in Bethlehem, PA, NAfME 2011 Biennial Conference in Baltimore, as well as other state music education conferences in New Jersey, New York and Virginia. Tom currently teaches at Reading Fleming Intermediate School and Hunterdon Academy of Arts, both in Flemington.
He has earned a Master of Music Degree in Classical Guitar Performance from Shenandoah Conservatory (Winchester, VA 1998) and a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Rowan University (Glassboro, NJ 1996). His primary teachers were Alice Artzt, Glenn Caluda, David Crittenden and Joseph Mayes. He has studied in the master classes of Benjamin Verdery in Maui, Hawaii and Angelo Gilardino in Biella, Italy. Tom is currently pursuing a Doctor of Music Education degree from Liberty University.
He has twice been featured on episodes of Classroom Closeup-NJ which aired on New Jersey Public Television. He was also featured in the February 2010 issue of Classical Guitar Magazine (UK).
He is the author of the children’s picture books; A Journey to Guitarland with Maestro Armadillo & Ukulele Sam Strums in the Sand, both available on Amazon.
He has had three record releases. His self titled debut Amoriello LP (2018) on H42 Records label of Hamburg, Germany featuring former members of Black Sabbath, Whitesnake, Dio, Ozzy Osbourne, Yngwie J. Malmsteen’s Rising Force and more. Dear Dark EP (2020) with Sliptrick Records from Latvia featuring former members of Megadeath and King Diamond and Phantom Sounds LP (2022) with Shredguy Records in the USA. Tom resides in Lambertville, NJ.
All of Tom's music can be found digitally on Amazon Music, Spotify & other digital music platforms.