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Rocktropolis 3113

Album Notes
All Music Written, Produced And Recorded By Rocktropolis & Christopher Lewis @ Firehyena Studio's
Guitar: Pete Metropoulos
Bass/Keys: Sam Metropoulos
Drums: Marc Stemmler
All Rights Reserved Rocktropolis (R) 2015
Pete Metropoulos “Rocktropolis” was born July 15, 1984, In Bay City Mi. Pete Metropoulos “Rocktropolis” came from a family who shared a deep love for music and many of Pete Metropoulos “Rocktropolis” family members are highly gifted musicians. Pete Metropoulos “Rocktropolis” was introduced to music and musical instruments at a very early age. Pete Metropoulos “Rocktropolis” was exposed to many different styles of music ranging from Classical, Ethnic (traditional and contemporary Greek, Polish, Russian, Spanish), Pop, and of course, the many different types of Rock. Because of this exposure by people with intense love for music, Pete Metropoulos “Rocktropolis” love for music grew exponentially. When Pete Metropoulos “Rocktropolis” was 11 years old, his dad gifted Pete Metropoulos “Rocktropolis” with his first guitar. Pete Metropoulos “Rocktropolis” has been playing for about 18 years. Pete Metropoulos “Rocktropolis” started to really take off with his playing after age 13. Pete Metropoulos “Rocktropolis” life, from 13 years old and on, was everyday to make music or be with the greatest musicians in his area. Pete Metropoulos “Rocktropolis” father Sam Metropoulos (bass/keys for ROCKTROPOLIS), played a huge part in Pete Metropoulos “Rocktropolis” early years. Sam kept Pete Metropoulos “Rocktropolis” very busy playing and sharpening his skills on the fretboard. Pete Metropoulos “Rocktropolis” had a tight group of friends that had a similar mind set, one of which was his best friend growing up. He was heavily influenced by Rock, Jazz and Blues. Pete Metropoulos “Rocktropolis” really learned a lot from him as he helped open a new door which expanded Pete Metropoulos “Rocktropolis” ability. Pete Metropoulos “Rocktropolis” chops are due to all the years of practice. Pete Metropoulos “Rocktropolis” would easily spend 8 hours a day while I was a teenager and young adult writing, playing and improving with or without other musicians. Pete Metropoulos “Rocktropolis” owe a big thanks to his father Sam Metropoulos for having such a big part in jump starting his musical carrier. One of Pete Metropoulos “Rocktropolis” most memorable moments was with John Macaluso (former drummer for Yngwie Malmsteen). He has always been a big inspiration to Pete Metropoulos “Rocktropolis”. Another close friend of Pete Metropoulos “Rocktropolis” is Gabe Gonzalez (George Clinton P-Funk All Stars). David Asher (The Process) has always been a tight friend of Pete Metropoulos “Rocktropolis” growing up and he will guest appear on our upcoming ROCKTROPOLIS album 3113.The list of players Pete Metropoulos “Rocktropolis” has played with can never be too big. There's a lot more players Pete Metropoulos “Rocktropolis” would love to work with. Pete Metropoulos “Rocktropolis” said “it has been very special to have the experiences and friends I’ve made so far. I really am looking forward to what the future may bring for me.” In 2013 was Pete Metropoulos “Rocktropolis” first time for a nomination in the Detroit Music Awards. Pete Metropoulos “Rocktropolis” ended up with 3 nominations in all. It was very flattering to know that Pete Metropoulos “Rocktropolis” had that much support from such a strong music community. When Pete Metropoulos “Rocktropolis” was learning music Pete Metropoulos “Rocktropolis” never really learned how to play his favorite guitarist's style or favorite band's music. When Pete Metropoulos “Rocktropolis” knew enough to play, Pete Metropoulos “Rocktropolis” would let feelings take it away and start to hone feelings and techniques to create something magical. Music isn’t about being the best or being the greatest. It’s about being YOUR best, YOUR greatest, by being the best that YOU can be. No Competition...we all just do what we do said Pete Metropoulos “Rocktropolis”. Some of the gear Pete Metropoulos “Rocktropolis” use for live performances: Yamaha and Parker guitars, Engl 530 tube preamp, CryBaby DCR-2SR rack wah, Alesis Quadraverb Digital Effects Processor, BBE 482i Sonic Maximizer, Crate SPA-200 power amp, and Fender Stereo Ready 4X12 cabs.
ROCKTROPOLIS is represented by Howard Hertz/Joseph Bellanca (Hertz Schram, p.c.) Mr. Hertz’s impressive roster includes George Clinton, Sippie Wallace, The Romantics, The Bass Brothers, Eminem, Marilyn Manson, Russell Simmons, O-Town, Pantera, Marcus Belgrave, The GO, Mike Posner, Elmore Leonard, Warner Tamerlane and Atlantic Records.Endorsed By Metropoulos Amplification
2015 Review Music Awards Nominee
2014 Review Music Awards Winner Rock Guitarist – Pete Metropoulos
2013 & 2014 Detroit Nominees

Rocktropolis  2013 Detroit Music Awards Limited Edition Disk

Release April 19th "Rocktropolis 2013 Detroit Music Awards Limited Edition Disk"

Composition notes:

Stratosphere- This is the first song we wrote together. It set the standard, at that time, of the direction we wanted our music to go.

What Time Has Changed- This piece was created as a way to showcase that not only do we have the ability to write Metal/Progressive styles but, that we can also compose music of a lighter fare.

Order Out Of Chaos- Was penned with the intention of being vocal friendly with a hard driving Metal/Progressive edge.

Locked Door- The working title for this piece at inception was “Spacey” for we wanted to express something with a dreamy/spacey feel.

In This Life- Another vocal friendly tune with a slight lean toward pop-rock.

Epic Storm- They say “History repeats itself” yet, nothing in this composition does. We began with the idea of taking the listener on a sonic journey of an approaching storm, to its apex, then finally to its dissipation/resolution.

Beyond The Unknown- This track is another vocal friendly song while containing heavier grooves.

Special Thanks: Howard Hertz, Joe Bellanca, David Asher(The Process), Seth Payton, Chris Lewis(Firehyena Studio), Pete Mossner, Gabe Gonzalez, Tosha Owens, Marq Andrew Speck(Sweet Crystal), John Macaluso(Yngwie Malmsteen, Ark, V.O.X.), Darian Counts(Detroit Live Magazine), Parker and Yamaha guitars, Brawley Basses, Pearl Drums, Sabian Cymbals, Any and all bands we have performed with to this date and our families, friends and fans too numerous to individually name.

This Special, Very Limited 10 pressing Collector’s Edition D.M.A. Disk is a raw demo example capturing the ideas and essence of Rocktropolis. We are currently recording these and other compositions at Firehyena Studio with the first album release targeted for Summer 2013.

Through the grace of God, we have the honor of being nominated for 3 D.M.A.s in 2013. We deeply thank all who have participated in the voting process to elevate us this far. As we wish all nominees the greatest of luck in this year’s D.M.A. ceremony.