VOICES OF EXTREME (VOX): Members of NY-Based Rock Band Boast All-Star Collaboration Credits Like Van Halen, Thin Lizzy and More‏


VOICES OF EXTREME (VOX): Members of NY-Based Rock Band Boast All-Star Collaboration Credits Like Van Halen, Thin Lizzy and More


New Album Break The Silence Hitting Stores November 1, 2013

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Hailing from New York, VOICES OF EXTREME is a powerful hard rock ensemble that will appeal to fans of dynamic, harmonic metal and melodic rock. All of the members have extensive experience in the industry and are now supporting their new album Break The Silence, the follow up to their debut album HypocriteBreak The Silence is hitting stores on November 1, 2013 via Smash-Mouth Records and features some of the band’s best songs to date.


Break The Silence, states vocalist Don Chaffin, “is a culmination of the band’s collective influences and various individual styles, and is a direct outreach to the fans who have come to love and support our music and live performances!”


Break The Silence track listing:

  1. Damned
  2. Tell Me What It Takes
  3. Apocalypse
  4. Break the Silence
  5. Numb
  6. Did It Again
  7. Hollow
  8. Made of Stone
  9. Blown Away
  10. Sorry
  11. Pain
  12. More than Anything

VOX was created by childhood friends Don Chaffin and Bob Brennan. The two started working on the recordings for their second release in late 2009 when Bob Brennan and Nick Gertsson returned to New York and reunited with Don Chaffin.


VOX debuted in 2005 with the amazing Hypocrite, a record that was produced by Danny Spitz (Anthrax) in 2005. Their debut CD immediately found favor with critics and listeners alike, propelling them to the forefront of metal’s hierarchy. Experts at their craft, VOX has earned song writing credits on Van Halen’s DVD entitled “The Early Years,” as well as endorsements with ESP, Daddario Strings, Planetwaves Cables, Paiste Cymbals. Over the past seven years, VOX. has shared the stage with Godsmack, Disturbed, Alice in Chains ,Powerman 5000, Buckcherry, 10 Years, Dope, Dropkick Murphys and many more, proving their determination as a premier live act on the Eastern Seaboard. Recently, the band’s lead singer, Don Chaffin toured with Dan Spitz in their high profile band Red Lamb (co-produced by Dave Mustaine of Megadeth and Dan Spitz) which embarked on a United States tour that consisted of 25 dates  in 2013.

Learn more about who VOX is…


  • Lead vocalist Don Chaffin of Huntington, NY toured the United States as lead vocalist of Red Lamb with Dan Spitz from Anthrax. Red Lamb’s music was produced by Dave Mustaine of Megadeth. Chaffin has also completed studio work with Kasenetz and Katz and has been the lead vocalist for Ram Jam since 1994. Don Chaffin and Ram Jam have acted as tour support for the likes of Foreigner, Godsmack, Disturbed, Dr. John, Steve Howe of Yes, Robbie Krieger of The Doors and Vanilla Fudge, and has done additional studio work with Jim Bralower and Ace Frehley of Kiss.


  • Bassist Bob Brennan hails from Boca Raton, FL. Brennan toured the US with Tongue N’ Cheek in 1992, and has completed studio work with Jon Gatto of the Good Rats and Dan Spitz formerly of Anthrax. Brennan has worked with Tony Bongiovi of Power Station Studios and co-wrote music on the Van Halen DVD documentary “The Early Years”. Brennan has also done live work with Chris Rizzola of Steel Heart and studio work and live touring with Nicko McBrain of Iron Maiden.


  • Guitarist Nick Gertsson of Vimmerby, Sweden moved to the United States in 1992 to attend G.I.T. (Musicians Institute, formerly the Guitar Institute of Technology) and graduated in 1993. Gertsson has worked with Nicko McBrain (Iron Maiden), Dave Spitz (Black Sabbath, Great White) Chris Risola (Steelheart), Dan Spitz (Anthrax), Patrick Johansson (Yngwie Malmsteen) Bjorn Englen (Yngwie Malmsteen) and more.


  • Drummer John Cappadona of Farmingdale, NY performed with Thin Lizzy in Donnington, England, filling in for Tommy Aldridge at Donnington Park Stadium. Cappadona is the current drummer for Almost Queen, an international tribute act, authentically performing the music of Queen. Almost Queen has performed in over 23 states as well as Mexico, Canada, and South America. Cappadona has been in various original bands including Agentz, Beggar’s Opera, and Livesay.

For more information on VOICES OF EXTREME, please visit www.voicesofextreme.com or www.vox-rocks.com. You can check out some of the band’s music videos at http://youtu.be/v3EoiaX52TY and http://youtu.be/eU7XyCHVw44 /.

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