Raphael Mendes / ‘What if Bruce Dickinson..’ YouTube star to front new Icon Of Sin project

Brazilian YouTube sensation Raphael Mendes, who created the ‘What if Bruce Dickinson sang in other bands?’ series, will front the new project ‘Icon Of Sin’ which will deliver a debut album this year through Frontiers Music Srl.

Mendes told MetalTalk: “Music is my passion, a way of life! It has really been and continues to be a fantastic experience working on the Icon Of Sin album.

“The songs are so powerful and it has awakened something in me that I have not felt for a long time from a Heavy Metal album!”

Working with Mendes are Brazilian musicians Sergio Mazul (Semblant) and Marcelo Gelbcke (Landfall), so we can expect a traditional Heavy Metal assault.

Since launching his YouTube channel, Raphael has been invited to work on other projects, including Marius Danielsen’s ‘Legend Of Valley Doom Part 2’ (also featuring Michael Kiske, Vinny Appice, Mark Boals, Michele Luppi and Diego Valdez).

MetalTalk have been told that the trio have been creating a no-nonsense, straightahead, classic, pure Heavy Metal album and the material that has already been recorded is breathtaking and will blow away fans of Iron Maiden and classic Dio-era Sabbath.

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