Please list all of your band members and their roles in the band.
BB: OK so Power Theory is; Jeff Rose Vocals, Alan D'Angelo – Bass &
Backing Vocals, Johnny Sasso – Drums, Carlos Alvarez Guitars, Rob Ballinger
Guitars and backing vocals
For starters, what bands were you guys a part of prior to Power Theory? How long has the band been around?
BB: Jeff was in Livesay and Present Darkness in NYC area, Alan was in
Livesay and Sleepy Hollow in NY/NJ areas, Johnny was in Disposable Heroes
and Single Bullet Theory in Philly area, Carlos was in Shadow Dance and
Disposable Heroes in Philly area and running his own studio, I was in the
band that became Power Theory in the Philly/NJ areas. Which became Power
Theory in 2006 so we are in our 11th year now.
What’s the origin of that name and have you changed the band’s name before?
BB: Its a play on saying were students or disciples of the God's of Metal,
and also part of Ohm's Law as I have an electrical background.
Who writes your songs? What are the main themes or topics for most of your
songs and do you think these topics will change over time?
BB: Musically I am the main writer and usually come up with the main
ideas and rough arrangements, Alan and Jeff and I contribute and
collaborate with lyrics and themes. The themes and topics just seem to come
about from everyday incidents; state of the world, history, asshole people,
dealing with asshole people, LOL! I think our goal is to not be use overly
cliched topics worn out in Metal already and I don't see that changing over
What bands are currently inspiring the music that you’re making?
BB: Currently and always Judas Priest, Maiden Saxon, Accept, Helloween
,everything Heavy and Melodic usually, but when I'm in album writing mode I
try and stay away from my iPod and listen to more classic hard rock and
heavy metal from the late 70's and early 80's because I don't want have
osmosis of the riffs take over my writing, too much lol!
Was there a particular band/artist or concert that inspired you to start a
*BB: *Ace Frehley and Kiss,and then it just went over the top when I saw
Priest the first time
What do you do to prepare for a show? Any flexing, exercises, etc …
BB: I think for me the best way to prepare is being well rested and
really hydrated, and of course some warm ups and mild stretching for my
hands and wrists, than after the show plenty of adult beverages
What has been the biggest highlight of the band’s career so far?
BB: I would have to say our two trips to Europe to play 2015,2016 to play
and the friendships we've made from that with fans and other bands. They
have been inspirational and put us on a mission to get back there next year
for another festival(s) and a small tour
If you could tour with any bands, past or present, who would they be and
BB: Accept, Saxon, Ultimately Maiden, Raven because they have endured and
been consistent and maintained their fan bases while earning new fans.
Is there anything else you would like to add?
BB:Yes Thanks for your time and as Power Theory is in full pre-production
mode for a new album in 2018, we have currently self released an EP on band
mix titled "Something Old, Something New, and Fucking Live from Europe"
available at Bandcamp and featuring Power Theory family member and drummer from Hungary, Márton Veress (Pokolgép, Armageddon) on drums.