Stratospheerius is led by founding member, electric violinist & vocalist Joe Deninzon. Joe! has been called “The Jimi Hendrix of the electric violin.
Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius released their highly acclaimed fifth album “Guilty of Innocence” on vinyl a year after the official CD release via Melodic Revolution Records. The 10-track LP features special appearances by Alex Skolnick (Testament), Rave Tesar (Renaissance) and Randy McStine (Lo-Fi Resistance, The Fringe).
What the critics are saying about the Guilty of Innocence.
This is infectious, with no cure in sight. The arrangements are tight, everyone bounces off each other, and is one of the most poptastic progressive album one is likely to come across
5/5 Kev Rowland // Prog Archives
One of the perks of being a reviewer is that on some days you get the pleasure of getting introduced to some music or bands you never heard of but are actually quite good. Or in the case of Joe Deninzon And Stratospheerius, really good!
9/10 Arno Agterberg // DPRP
The album comes with plenty of Progressive Rock tracks, it’s the other songs containing other styles that help to make the release even more entertaining. If you happen to be a fan of Progressive Rock, the new album of Guilty of Innocence album from Joe Deninzon and the band Stratospheerius is one album you need to check out.
Matheson Kamin // The Rock and Roll Report
Stratospheerius has showcased their “frenzied melange of progressive rock, jazz fusion, and funkabilly” at colleges, festivals, and clubs throughout the US and has opened for Tim Reynolds, Mickey Hart, The Slip, Ekoostik Hookah, and John Scofield. Stratospheerius was a winner of the John Lennon International Songwriting Competition the Musicians Atlas Independent Music Awards. They have been featured in Progression, Relix, Downbeat, and Jazziz, among other publications.
What the critics are saying about the band.
“Joe Deninzon has made a career…wielding his violin like a guitar. In that way, he has pioneered a new standard for rock violin, much the same way Ian Anderson did for flute.”
– PROGRESSION MAGAZINE
“Think a bit of Zappa, the Dixie Dregs or Blues Traveler, with the violin being the focal point. Violinist & singer Joe Deninzon’s talents are flat out phenomenal, and the progressive rock tapestry he weaves around himself is carried out to perfection by his amazing band.”
“Deninzon shows how he has earned the nickname the Jimi Hendrix of the violin as he tears through a distortion-heavy solo that points more in the direction of Guns N Roses, Slash than Yo-Yo Ma.”
Justin Scro – Cashbox Magazine
“Memorable hooks, gravity-defying instrumental prowess, and a kitchen sink move toward rock If Bela Fleck and Frank Zappa had a love child in outer space, they might grow up to sound like these guys do.”
David Budin – CoolCleveland.com
Current Band Members
Joe Deninzon: Electric Violin, Lead Vocals & Mandolin
Michelangelo Quirinalem, Guitars
Paul Ranieri, Bass
Jason Gianni, Drums.
Lucianna Padmore, Drums
Jamie Bishop, Bass
Aurelian Budynek, Guitar.
New York, NY
Style of Music
Progressive Rock, Jazz Funk, Jam
Guilty of Innocence (2018) LP/Vinyl
Guilty of Innocence (2017) CD & Digital Album
Hysteria (2017) Digital Single
The Next World (2012) CD & Digital
Headspace (2007) CD & Digital
Live Wire (2004) CD & Digital
The Adventures of Stratospheerius (2002) CD & Digital
Electric / Blue (1998) CD & Digital
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Fernando Perdomo: Out to Sea 2 February 15, 2019
In Continuum Acceleration Theory January 1, 2019
Renaissance: Symphonic Journey September 14, 2018
Phoen1x: Small Charade. Single (YouTube Video) June 12, 2018
CIRCULINE: Live Majestik 18 May 2018
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