Photo by Adam Brett Schnee

New Stratospheerius Video: “Behind the Curtain”

STRATOSPHEERIUS WINTER 2019 NEWS!

STRATOSPHEERIUS WINTER 2019 NEWS!

SEASON’S GREETINGS!


Wishing you all a happy Everything! Hope you’re holidays are filled laughter, love, and music!

I’ve had a 2018 full of incredible memories, travel, and fun music making!
Lots of great things happening in the next few months. Currently, We are hard at work writing the next Stratospheeriusalbum with our new lineup: Jason Gianni-drums, Paul Ranieri-bass, Michaelangelo Quirinale-Guitar. We’ve been invited to play the main stage next year at Progstock at Union County Performing Arts Center in Rahway, NJ, and are planning some tours and local NY-area shows between now and then. Stay tuned…

Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius
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No special code necessary! LIMITED TIME OFFER!

UPCOMING SHOWS


Feb 3rd
Joe Deninzon special guest withDave KerznerBand
The Ritz Theater
1503 E. 7th Ave.
Tampa, FL 33605
(813) 248-4050

Feb 4-9 Cruise to the Edge special guest withIn Continuum


I am incredibly honored to be joining keyboardist/producer Dave Kerznerand In Continuumon Cruise to the EdgeFeb 4-9!
Ihad the pleasure of contributing strings to their new album Acceleration Theory.
Plus I get to be on a boat hanging out & jamming with basically my iTunes library in the flesh. (see list of artists below). My arms will be sore from being pinched all week to make sure I’m not dreaming!

IN CONTINUUMis a new progressive rock supergroup byDave Kerzner,co-founder of the group Sound of Contactand acclaimed solo artist, songwriter and producer. Joining Kerznerfor IN CONTINUUM’s debut concept album is lead vocalist Gabriel Agudo(Steve Rothery Band, ex-Bad Dreams), fellow Sound of Contactband mate Matt Dorseyon bass and guitar, former Sound of Contacttouring guitarists Randy McStine(The Fringe) and drummer Marco Minnemann(The Aristocrats, Steven Wilson, Joe Satriani). Their debut album will feature guest appearances by John Wesley(Porcupine Tree) and drummer Nick D’Virgilio(Big Big Train, Spock’s Beard), plus cameos from special guests Jon Davison(Yes), Steve Rothery(Marillion), Leticia Wolf(The Dead Deads), Fernando Perdomo(Dave Kerzner Band) and Joe Deninzon (Stratospheerius).

Saturday, Feb 23rd
Performance of Dream Diary Electric Violin Concerto
Rudolf Haken-“Viper” Electric string violin
Krannert Art Museum
500 East Peabody Drive, MC 592
Champaign, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 244-0619
University of Illinois Champagne Urbana

Feb 26th, 7 P.M.
Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius performance with
East Brunswick High School Orchestra under direction of Dr. Arvin Gopal
Jo Ann Magistro Performing Arts Center at
Hammarskjold Middle School
200 Rues Lane East Brunswick, NJ 08816
(732) 613-6901
https://www.facebook.com/events/2203461596567509/

March 6-9th
Joe Deninzon Clinics/panel appearances
American String Teacher Association National Conference
Hyatt Regency
330 Tijeras Ave NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Thursday, March 7th
3:45 P.M.
“How to Read Chord Charts and Lead Sheets for String Players”

Friday, March 8th
Panel: The Future of Music Now!

STUDIO WORK


In addition to writing new music for Stratospheerius and other projects, I’ve had the honor to guest on some new projects with some of my favorite artists in the world. In 2019, look for upcoming releases with electric violin solos and string section contributions from artists including guitaristFernando Perdomo,Dave Kerner’s In Continuum, andThank You Scientist, among others.

Speaking of progressive music, the new “Symphonic Journey” live CD/DVD byAnnie Haslam and Renaissancehas been released, and features my quartet,Sweet Plantain, alongside some mind-blowing musicians. Order your copyHERE!

PRESS

Joe Deninzon interview with Tom Hatton of Proglodytes
Interview with violin virtuoso Joe Deninzon

Joe Deninzon interview with Pete’s Rock and Views

Joe Deninzon Interview

JOE DENINZON SHEET MUSIC IS AVAILABLE FOR SALE!

SHOCK THERAPYFOR SOLO VIOLIN WITH BACKING TRACK
CD features members of Stratospheerius

OrderHERE!

If you buy the video and play it, please post photo/video/audio on social media with #playshocktherapy

Here’s a video of Stratospheerius playing an excerpt of the song:

“WHAT’S THAT THANG?” FOR STRING QUARTET

OrderHERE!

This one is not for the meek, but will certainly impress your audience! In a “swunk” style, a combination of swing and funk, the quartet is featured individually with written out solos for all (of course you can improvise your own, with changes in the parts).

If you buy the video and play it, please post photo/video/audio on social media with #playthatthang!

You can hear Sweet Plantain performing it at 7:20 in this video:

Peace and love,

-JD

www.joedeninzon.com
www.stratospheerius.com
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STRATOSPHEERIUS NEWS FALL 2018

JOE DENINZON & STRATOSPHEERIUS NEWS FALL 2018

STRATOSPHEERIUSVINYL RELEASE PARTY & PROGSTOCK PERFORMANCE

PRE-ORDER NOW!!!!!

Melodic Revolution Recordsis pleased to announce thatJoe Deninzon & Stratospheeriuswill release the LP of their highly acclaimed fifth album “Guilty of Innocence” a year after the official CD release via Melodic Revolution Records. The ten-track LP will include a download card of the album and will join the already released CD and Digital album.

Pre-Orders of the Guilty of Innocence LP are exclusively available via theJoe Deninzon&StratospheeriusBandcamphttps://joedeninzonstratospheerius.bandcamp.com/…/guilty-of…Along with the CD and Digital album.

VINYL RELEASE PARTY OCT 4TH IN NYC!

We will be celebrating our Vinyl release/kicking off the PROGSTOCK weekend on Thursday, October 4th with a SONC VOYAGES show at theSHRINE with 3 incredible bands:Ryche Chlanda and Flying Dreams, 2 Birds Band, andBook of Harmony!
https://www.facebook.com/events/292911334631639/

Stratospheeriusis honored and thrilled performing a very special midnight party atProgStock Festival, North America’s newest Progressive Rock Festival.

JOE DENINZON & STRATOSPHEERIUSTO PERFORM ATPROGSTOCKOCT 6th

ProgStock 2018 is a 3-day music festival that takes place October 5-7, 2018.
It starts at 3 PM on October 5, and runs through 11 PM October 7 at theUnion County Performing Arts CenterRahway, NJ.

 

Music and astounding performances will grace the stage for three days. World-class musicians and fans hailing from many countries throughout the world will gather to play and enjoy time with one another. Located near Newark Int’l Airport and New York City, it’s a quick train ride right into Rahway on NJ Transit from Penn Station or the airport!
VisitProgStock.comfor all the details you could ever need!

ProgStock 3-Day Pass: Enjoy ProgStock 2018 for all 3 days from one of the best seats in the house! Choose your favorite seat within our amazing theater at an unbelievably low price…and act fast, because these 3-day passes will only be available until September 11, 2018!
$195 for orchestra/loge, $165 for mezzanine.
On September 11, 2018 at 12PM, single-day passes will become available.

Ticket URL:http://www.progstock.com/2018/tickets-donations/
https://www.facebook.com/events/164321484245827/

STRATOSPHERERIUS is:

Joe Deninzon-electric violin/lead vocals
Jason Gianni-drums
Michaelangelo Quirinale-guitar
Paul Ranieri-bass

ELECTRIC VIOLIST/PROFESSORRUDOLF HACKENTO PERFORM DENINZON “DREAM DIARY” CONCERTO OCT 25TH

This past April, I had the pleasure of doing a residency/solo live looping performance at theUniversity of Champaign Urbana, on the invitation of professorRudolph Haken, who is an incredible Viper player/composer in his own right. I am honored that Mr. Hacken is taking the time to learn my 30-minute “Dream Diary” Electric Violin concerto, and will be performing it on Thursday, October 25th at a solo recital on the Intrepid in NYC! Here is a link with all the info about the concert, below which is a highlights reel from the world premier of the concert in 2015 with the Muncie Symphony Orchestrauser the baton of Maestro Douglas Droste.

https://with.illinois.edu/new-york-city-with-illinois-campaign-celebration/

RAVE REVIEWS KEEP COMING IN FOR STRATOSPHEERIUS GUILTY OF INNOCENCE

Prog Archives 

“…all of the music is highly melodic, and just so damn enjoyable to listen to. It is polished, it is powerful, and I find it impossible to listen to it without moving some part of my body. 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.”

Prognosis.com

Guilty of Innocenceis an album that should please fans of hard and heavy jazz-funk, but the enthusiastic progressive rock fan should also find much to enjoy in it too.”

Dutch website DPRP.net

“Being called the Jimi Hendrix of the electric violin is something Deninzon can be very proud of and he showcases this and more of his talent on his latest release onGuilty of Innocence. The sheer mastery of the instruments and in particular the violin of Deninzon himself is remarkable!”

Buy/Stream “Guilty of Innocence” NOW on:

BANDCAMP:

SPOTIFY

ITUNES

CDBABY

Amazon

http://www.dprp.net/reviews/2018-023

“WHAT ARE YOU GUILTY OF?” YOUR WARDROBE IS NOT COMPLETE WITHOUT A “GUILTY OF INNOCENCE” T-SHIRT!

These shirts come in S, M, L, XL, and XXL. ORDER TODAY!

FOR THE FIRST TIME, JOE DENINZON SHEET MUSIC IS AVAILABLE FOR SALE!

I am proud to announce that I recently signed a deal with the wonderful Lynne Latham and Ludwig Masters, which will be publishing my sheet music. Here are the first two offerings: old warhorses from the early days of Stratospheerius, adapted for solo violin and string quartet.

SHOCK THERAPYFOR SOLO VIOLIN WITH BACKING TRACK

A hard-rockin’  solo  for violin and accompaniment CD. Accessible to advanced intermediate students who want to escape the classical box, but has plenty of pedagogical points too!

CD features Jason Gianni on drums, Aurelien Budynek on guitar, and Jamie Bishop on bass

OrderHERE!

If you buy the video and play it, please post photo/video/audio on social media with #playshocktherapy

Here’s a video of Stratospheerius playing an excerpt of the song:

“WHAT’S THAT THANG?” FOR STRING QUARTET

Order HERE!

This one is not for the meek, but will certainly impress your audience! In a “swunk” style, a combination of swing and funk, the quartet is featured individually with written out solos for all (of course you can improvise your own, with changes in the parts).

If you buy the video and play it, please post photo/video/audio on social media with #playthatthang!

You can hear Sweet Plantain performing it at 7:20 in this video:

BEHIND THE CURTAIN TO AIR ON MMTV NETWORK OCT 18TH
October 18, 2018.


The show airs on the following channels at 5:00PM EST – Optimum -67/Spectrum – 1995/Verizon – 42/RCN – 82 in the greater New York area.
You can also view the broadcast on our website at http://mmtvnetwork.com and clicking the link – Cable Broadcast Channel.

The shows will also be on their YouTube channel after the broadcast date @https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrzRQkudzny5f8qjK8mHnYg

Peace and love,

-JD

www.joedeninzon.com
www.stratospheerius.com
SUBSCRIBE!!!Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius youtube page
Follow Joe Deninzon on Twitter
Follow Stratospheerius on Twitter
Follow Joe Deninzon on Instagram
Follow Stratospheerius on Instagram
www.facebook.com/stratospheerius

 

JOE DENINZON & STRATOSPHEERIUS NEWS SUMMER 2018

JOE DENINZON & STRATOSPHEERIUS NEWS SUMMER 2018

JOE DENINZON & STRATOSPHEERIUS NEWS SUMMER 2018

Photo by Adam Brett Schnee

NEWS AND UPCOMING EVENTS

STRATOSPHEERIUSGUILTY OF INNOCENCE” AND “BEHIND THE CURTAIN CLIMB THE CHARTS!!

Stratospheerius is psyched to announce that our latest album, “Behind the Curtain,” has climbed to #4 on theRELIX National Jamband Charts, right above Willie Nelson!

http://www.jambands.com/radio-charts/2018/05/29/roots-of-creation-returns-to-1

The latest video/single,”Behind the Curtain,” HAs just debuted at #72 on theEuropean Indy Top 200!

http://www.euro200.net/IndieChart.htm

In addition, the album is on heavy rotation in over 140 stations nationwide and continues to garner rave reviews internationally! Here are a few of the latest:

“Some great ”wall of sound” guitars, dynamic bass and drums in evidence, fantastic soloing and great lead vocals!”https://www.proggnosis.com/Release/51090

“The sheer mastery of the instruments and in particular the violin of Deninzon himself is remarkable!”
http://www.dprp.net/reviews/2018-023

“This might very well be the best Stratospheerius album. The songs do such a great job of combining a real classic progressive rock ethos with sounds from other places in the musical spectrum!”
http://stringsmagazine.com/review-joe-deninzon-stratospheerius-guilty-of-innocence

IF YOU HAVEN’T ALREADY, GET YOUR COPY TODAY onMELODIC REVOLUTION RECORDS WEBSITE!!
We also have t-shirts and other merch available at https://stratospheerius.bandcamp.com/merch

STRATOSPHEERIUS TO PERFORM AT PROGSTOCKOCTOBER 6TH at UNION COUNTY PERFORMING ARTS CENTER IN RAHWAY, NJ!

We are honored to be included on the roster for the premier progressive rock festival in the Northeast, alongside a roster that includes such luminaries asEddie Jobson, Dave Kerzner’s In Continuum,Enchant, andTom Brislin!

See full schedule and buy your ticketsHERE!

Stratospheeriusis:
Joe Deninzon-electric violin/lead voclals/mandolin
Michaelangelo Quirinale-guitar
Randy McStine/Paul Ranieri-bass
Jason Gianni-drums

Joe Deninzon returns to teach at Mark Wood Rock Orchestra Camp Music Festival July 9-15, 2018


I am looking forward to returning once again to teach and perform at theMark Wood Rock Orchestra Camp Music Festivalat MIdAmerica Nazarene university in Olathe, KS. Mark Wood is the inventor and designer of my weapon of choice, the 7-string “Viper” Electric Violin. he is a trailblazer in the world of electric strings, both as a player and builder of instruments. This camp is the only one in the world focused on the performance and gear of electric bowed stringed instruments! All vocalists/instrumentalists are welcome! I cannot express the love and camaraderie that exists among the students, my fellow faculty, and myself. It is truly an extended family. Come and be a part of this very special week!!

REGISTER NOW at WWW.MWROC.COM!!!

Joe Deninzon Contributes toTracy Silverman’s“Strum Bowing” book

Seeing as one of my biggest missions in life is to teach string players how to groove, my friend and colleague, electric violin genius/composer/teacher Tracy Silvermanhas written an incredible book that dives into this topic and doesn’t come up for air! If you’re a string player, buySTRUM BOWINGtoday! I was honored to have contributed a 2-page mini lesson to the book, along with my friend violinist/composerEarl Maneeinand a bunch of other very cool people!

“WHAT ARE YOU GUILTY OF?” YOUR WARDROBE IS NOT COMPLETE WITHOUT A “GUILTY OF INNOCENCE” T-SHIRT!

These shirts come in S, M, L, XL, and XXL. ORDER TODAY!

FOR THE FIRST TIME, JOE DENINZON SHEET MUSIC IS AVAILABLE FOR SALE!

I am proud to announce that I recently signed a deal with the wonderful Lynne Latham and Ludwig Masters, which will be publishing my sheet music. Here are the first two offerings: old warhorses from the early days of Stratospheerius, adapted for solo violin and string quartet.

SHOCK THERAPYFOR SOLO VIOLIN WITH BACKING TRACK

A hard-rockin’  solo  for violin and accompaniment CD. Accessible to advanced intermediate students who want to escape the classical box, but has plenty of pedagogical points too!

CD features Jason Gianni on drums, Aurelien Budynek on guitar, and Jamie Bishop on bass

OrderHERE!

If you buy the video and play it, please post photo/video/audio on social media with #playshocktherapy

Here’s a video of Stratospheerius playing an excerpt of the song:

“WHAT’S THAT THANG?” FOR STRING QUARTET

OrderHERE!

Check out Stratospheerius video for “Hysteria!”

HAVE A GREAT SUMMER. STAY SAFE & I HOPE TO SEE YOU OUT THERE!

Peace and love,

-JD

www.joedeninzon.com
www.twitter.com/@joedeninzon
www.stratospheerius.com
Stratospheerius on twitter
Stratospheerius on Instagram
SUBSCRIBE!!!Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius youtube page

DENINZONEWS SPRING 2018
THE LATEST ON VIOLINIST/VOCALIST/COMPOSER
JOE DENINZON

Dear Friends,

Ladies and Gentlemen,

The new Stratospheerius video, “Behind the Curtain,” is now LIVE! SEE LINK ABOVE.

I was fortunate to work with the legendary MTV producer and green screen virtuoso, David P. Levin, as well as the incredibly talented videographer David Milone. The video also features the man of a thousand faces, Max McGuire (Kinsey, Star-Crossed Lovers). Big thank you to Dave Silver and the crew at Alpha Wave Studios. Check it out!

Featuring:

Joe Deninzon-electric violin/lead vocals
Aurelien Budynek-guitar
Jamie Bishop-bass/vocals
Lucianna Padmore-drums

CRITICS CONTINUE TO RAVE ABOUT “GUILTY OF INNOCENCE!”

The new Stratospheerius album, “Guilty of Innocence,” has been garnering some incredible reviews from leading publications! Check out what critics have been saying and (if you haven’t already), buy or download the album at any of the links below!

 (Joe) Deninzon has been called the Jimi Hendrix of electric violin…Splashy and theatrical, Guilty of Innocence is a howl for justice delivered by virtuosos completely in synch with one another!“
Pat Moran- (Strings Magazine)

“Joe Deninzon’s music is always both entertaining and creative. I have to say that this might very well be the best Stratospheerius album!”
-Gary Hill, Music Street Journal

“Joe Deninzon has pioneered a new standard for rock violin, much the same way Ian Anderson did for the flute.”
-Nick Tate, Progression Magazine

“When you put distorted guitars up against a violin you get magic. When you put a violin solo in a metal song, you get Fucking amazing shit! I love it when artists push the boundaries of what is perceived as the norm….. And I love it even more when it’s pure magic… I tip my hat and bow my head in awe ..”-Act/one Magazine. Read full review HERE

“Stratospheerius music is otherworldly!”They can tear out ear hairs and stomp them flat!…sounding both ahead of the curve and accessible at the same time. ”-#cirdecsongs. (www.proglodytes.com) Read full review HEREStrings Magazine

“Guilty of Innocence is not only great, but one of the most hectic and heart-stopping albums I’ve listened to.-Zachary Nathanson
MUSIC FROM THE OTHER SIDE OF THE ROOM

Buy/Stream “Guilty of Innocence” NOW on:

BANDCAMP:

SPOTIFY

ITUNES

CDBABY

Amazon

UPCOMING STRATOSPHEERIUS SHOWS

 We were recently honored to be the opener for guitar demon John5 (David Lee Roth Band, Marilyn Manson, Rob Zombie) at the Sellersville Theater (Sellersville, PA). What an amazing experience! We are forever grateful to John and all the folks at Sellersville!

Here are some upcoming shows in April:

Thursday, APRIL 19TH at DROM in NYC

85 Avenue A New York, NY 10009 Phone: (212) 777-1157
SONIC VOYAGE FEST PRESENTS: A Night of Progressive Music
with Stratospheerius, Edensong, and 2Birds Band
https://www.facebook.com/events/1791363254501821/

Friday, April 20th at Olive’s (Nyack, NY)

SONIC VOYAGE FEST PRESENTS:
A Night of Progressive rock with STRATOSPHEERIUS, EDENSONG, & THRILLDRIVER
118 North Main St.
Nyack, NY
(845) 358-3120
https://www.facebook.com/events/158780998239546/

Friday, April 27 at SHERLOCK’S (ERIE, PA)

STRATOSPHEERIUS & LIQUID NIXON
508 State St. Erie, PA 16501
(814) 453-7760
https://www.facebook.com/events/154063828719338/

Saturday, April 28th at MOJO’S (Jamestown, NY)

104 E 2nd St, Jamestown, NY 14701
(716) 720-4621
STRATOSPHEERIUS & ERIC BREWER & FRIENDS

Joe Deninzon-electric violin/vocals/mandolin
Jason Gianni-drums (Neal Morse Band, Trans Siberian Orchestra, Mark Wood Band)
Randy McStine-bass (LoFi Resistance, The Fringe, Stu Hamm, Vinnie Moore)
Michaelangelo Quirenale-guitar (Thrilldriver)

Joe Deninzon Clinics at American String Teachers Association (ASTA) National Conference in Atlanta March 9-10

Friday, March 9th 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
“Finding the Hook … What’s in a Riff?”
Demo panel with cellist Pinkney “Sean” Grissom,  Joe Deninzon, & David Wallace (String Chair, Berklee College of Music)

Friday, March 9th 1:00 P.M.-2:00 P.M.
Joe Deninzon Meet N Greet at Ludwig Masters Booth.

Saturday, March 10th 1:30 P.M.-2:30 P.M.
“3d ROCK”
Sonic Architecture for electric bowed stringed instruments.
by Joe Deninzon
Sponsored by D’Addario Strings!

 

Wednesday, April 4th. Residency at University of Illinois Urbana-Champagne

Details TBA

Joe Deninzon returns to teach at Mark Wood Rock Orchestra Casmp Music Festival July 9-15, 2018


I am looking forward to returning once again to teach and perform at the Mark Wood Rock Orchestra Camp Music Festival at MIdAmerica Nazarene university in Olathe, KS. Mark Wood is the inventor and designer of my weapon of choice, the 7-string “Viper” Electric Violin. he is a trailblazer in the world of electric strings, both as a player and builder of instruments. This camp is the only one in the world focused on the performance and gear of electric bowed stringed instruments! All vocalists/instrumentalists are welcome! I cannot express the love and camaraderie that exists among the students, my fellow faculty, and myself. It is truly an extended family. Come and be a part of this very special week!!

REGISTER NOW at WWW.MWROC.COM!!!

“WHAT ARE YOU GUILTY OF?” YOUR WARDROBE IS NOT COMPLETE WITHOUT A “GUILTY OF INNOCENCE” T-SHIRT!

These shirts come in S, M, L, XL, and XXL. ORDER TODAY!

FOR THE FIRST TIME, JOE DENINZON SHEET MUSIC IS AVAILABLE FOR SALE!

I am proud to announce that I recently signed a deal with the wonderful Lynne Latham and Ludwig Masters, which will be publishing my sheet music. Here are the first two offerings: old warhorses from the early days of Stratospheerius, adapted for solo violin and string quartet.

SHOCK THERAPY FOR SOLO VIOLIN WITH BACKING TRACK

A hard-rockin’  solo  for violin and accompaniment CD. Accessible to advanced intermediate students who want to escape the classical box, but has plenty of pedagogical points too!

CD features Jason Gianni on drums, Aurelien Budynek on guitar, and Jamie Bishop on bass

Order HERE!

If you buy the video and play it, please post photo/video/audio on social media with #playshocktherapy

Here’s a video of Stratospheerius playing an excerpt of the song:

“WHAT’S THAT THANG?” FOR STRING QUARTET

Order HERE!

 

Check out Stratospheerius video for “Hysteria!”

www.joedeninzon.com
www.twitter.com/@joedeninzon
www.stratospheerius.com
Stratospheerius on twitter
Stratospheerius on Instagram
SUBSCRIBE!!!Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius youtube page

STRATOSPHEERIUS NEWS WINTER 2017/2018

STRATOSPHEERIUS NEWS WINTER 2017/2018

STRATOSPHEERIUS NEWSWINTER 2017/2018
THE LATEST ON VIOLINIST
JOE DENINZON & STRATOSPHEERIUS

 

Season’s Greetings!

It’s been a wild ride in the past three months, and the New Year promises to be another breathtaking roller coaster!Stratospheerius rocked Chicago at the third annual Progtoberfest. Along the way, we got to perform at Sweetwater HQ in Ft. Wayne, IN. Other highlights were shows in Elkhart, IN and Madison, Wisconsin alongside incredible bands like Aisles from Chile and King Llama from California!

Joe and Aurelien with legendary Spock’s Beard drummer Nic D’Virgilio at SWEETWATER

Paul Ranieri drooling over pedals at Sweetwater

Before our performance at Sweetwater. (L ro R) Paul Ranieri, Joe Deninzon, Lucianna Padmore, Aurelien Budynek.

Stratospheerius would like to thank everyone who attended our big CD Release Halloween show on October 31st at The Shrine in NYC. Thank you also to Ad Astra and Van Davis for kicking off the night!

November had Stratospheerius playing CD release shows in Binghamton, NY and Wilbert’s in my hometown of Cleveland, followed by an incredible opportunity to open for the legendary guitar hero Gary Hoey kicking off his annual “Ho Ho Hoey” tour at Sellersville Theater in Sellersville, PA! Thank you, Gary!
Here’s a clip of me sitting in with Gary and his band back in July playing “All Along the Watchtower.”

While all this was happening, Stratospheerius new album, “Guilty of Innocence” on Melodic revolution records, as well as our first single, Hysteria, has been garnering rave reviews!

Here are some highlights:

“When you put distorted guitars up against a violin you get magic. When you put a violin solo in a metal song, you get Fucking amazing shit! I love it when artists push the boundaries of what is perceived as the norm….. And I love it even more when it’s pure magic… I tip my hat and bow my head in awe ..”-Act/one Magazine. Read full review HERE

“Stratospheerius music is otherworldly!”They can tear out ear hairs and stomp them flat!…sounding both ahead of the curve and accessible at the same time. ”-#cirdecsongs. (www.proglodytes.com) Read full review HERE

 (Joe) Deninzon has been called the Jimi Hendrix of electric violin…Splashy and theatrical, Guilty of Innocence is a howl for justice delivered by virtuosos completely in synch with one another!“ –Strings Magazine

“Guilty of Innocence is not only great, but one of the most hectic and heart-stopping albums I’ve listened to.-Zachary Nathanson
MUSIC FROM THE OTHER SIDE OF THE ROOM

“Joe Deninzon’s virtuosity is undeniable….It’s progressive music that’s not afraid of a catchy chorus. The 12 minute closing track, ”Soul Food” is a well crafted multi-tempo road trip. It ventures into magnum opus territory where 70’s rockers Kansas were at home…”
-Haydn Seek SkeletonPete.com

“Deninzon’s perfect vocal delivery and skills as a violinist. Stratospheerius is as tight as ever and really create a strong organic melody. Bravo! This is music!”
Warlock Asylum International News

Give the gift of music this holiday season, order/download/stream “Guilty of Innocence” TODAY on the following websites:

BANDCAMP:
https://myrevolution.bandcamp.com/album/guilty-of-innocence
SPOTIFY
https://open.spotify.com/album/6Xl5vDO0kU1cL4I5cMnw1E
ITUNES
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/guilty-of-innocence/id1266400538
CDBABY
https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/joedeninzonstratospheeri5
Amazon
amzn.to/2wNvjpo

Check out the video for our first single off the album, “Hysteria!”

UPCOMING STRATOSPHEERIUS SHOWS

Friday, Dec 15th with Stratospheerius at Olives.
118 N. Main St. Nyack, NY
With BLACK MOUNTAIN SYMPHONY & TRIO OF MADNESS
https://www.facebook.com/events/343288676127048/

Dec 16th NJ CD RELEASE PARTY with Piktors Metamorphosis. 2 PM. SPECIAL MATINEE SHOW!!!
NJ Proghouse Concert Series. Roxy & Dukes. Dunellen, NJ.
https://www.facebook.com/events/108880269857614/https://www.facebook.com/events/108880269857614/

For these shows, STRATOSPHEERIUS will be:

Joe Deninzon-electric violin/vocals/mandolin
Jason Gianni-drums (Neal Morse Band, Trans Siberian Orchestra, Mark Wood Band)
Randy McStine-bass (LoFi Resistance, The Fringe, Stu Hamm, Vinnie Moore)
Michaelangelo Quirenale-guitar (Thrilldriver)

“WHAT ARE YOU GUILTY OF?” YOUR WARDROBE IS NOT COMPLETE WITHOUT A “GUILTY OF INNOCENCE” T-SHIRT!

These shirts come in S, M, L, XL, and XXL. ORDER TODAY!

FOR THE FIRST TIME, JOE DENINZON SHEET MUSIC IS AVAILABLE FOR SALE!

I am proud to announce that I recently signed a deal with the wonderful Lynne Latham and Ludwig Masters, which will be publishing my sheet music. Here are the first two offerings: old warhorses from the early days of Stratospheerius, adapted for solo violin and string quartet.

SHOCK THERAPY FOR SOLO VIOLIN WITH BACKING TRACK

A hard-rockin’  solo  for violin and accompaniment CD. Accessible to advanced intermediate students who want to escape the classical box, but has plenty of pedagogical points too!

CD features Jason Gianni on drums, Aurelien Budynek on guitar, and Jamie Bishop on bass

Order HERE

If you buy the video and play it, please post photo/video/audio on social media with #playshocktherapy

Here’s a video of Stratospheerius playing an excerpt of the song:

“WHAT’S THAT THANG?” FOR STRING QUARTET

Order HERE

This one is not for the meek, but will certainly impress your audience! In a “swunk” style, a combination of swing and funk, the quartet is featured individually with written out solos for all (of course you can improvise your own, with changes in the parts).

If you buy the video and play it, please post photo/video/audio on social media with #playthatthang!

You can hear Sweet Plantain performing it at 7:20 in this video:

COMING SOON: NEW VIDEO FOR THE SONG

“BEHIND THE CURTAIN”

STRATOSPHEERIUS is excited to be working with legendary MTV producer David P. Levin and renowned actor Max McGuire for the upcoming video of our song “Behind the Curtain,” The opening track from “Guilty of Innocence.”
We will also be editing with David Milone, who worked on our Hysteria video. Thanks also to Dave Silver and Alpha Wave Studios in East Hanover, NJ. Here are some photos from the video shoot:

HAPPY HOLIDAYS! ROCK ON!!!!
-JD

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NEW STRATOSPHEERIUS ALBUM, “GUILTY OF INNOCENCE” AVAILABLE NOW WORLDWIDE!

NEW STRATOSPHEERIUS ALBUM, “GUILTY OF INNOCENCE” AVAILABLE NOW WORLDWIDE!

Ladies and gentlemen, the new Stratospheerius album, “Guilty of Innocence,” is now available on Melodic Revolution Records!

http://melodicrevolutionrecords.com/album/guilty-of-innocence

AVAILABLE NOW!!!

SPOTIFY
https://open.spotify.com/album/6Xl5vDO0kU1cL4I5cMnw1E

ITUNES
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/guilty-of-innocence/id1266400538

CDBABY
https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/joedeninzonstratospheeri5

Amazon USA
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Amazon UK
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Guilty-of-Innocence/dp/B00TM3D94U/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1506911817&sr=8-2&keywords=stratospheerius

Amazon Japan
https://www.amazon.co.jp/Guilty-Innocence-Joe-Deninzon-Stratospheerius/dp/B074J43DY6

“Guilty of Innocence is not only great, but one of the most hectic and heart-stopping albums I’ve listened to.”-Zachary Nathanson
MUSIC FROM THE OTHER SIDE OF THE ROOM

“Deninzon and company’s virtuosity is undeniable….It’s progressive music that’s not afraid of a catchy chorus. The 12 minute closing track “Soul Food” is a well crafted multi-tempo road trip. It ventures into magnum opus territory where ’70s rockers Kansas were at home…”
-Haydn Seek
SkeletonPete.com

“Deninzon’s perfect vocal delivery and skills as a violinist. Stratospheerius is as tight as ever and really create a strong organic melody. Bravo! This is music!”
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