Progressive Metal

George Bellas

George Bellas is a Guitarist, Composer and Educator. He plays guitar, bass, keyboards, sings and composes for all instruments in neoclassical, neoromantic, progressive rock, and strict classical and jazz styles.


Citriniti is named after brothers, Danilo and Domenico Citriniti born in Catanzaro Italy. Drummer Danilo and bassist Domenico gradually shifted their focus from progressive metal to complex Progressive jazz fusion instrumentals, rich in advanced techniques.


Artension was the brainchild of Shrapnel Records head Mike Varney. He received a demo from wunderkind keyboardist Vitalij Kuprij and progressive axeman Roger Staffelbach of a project they called "Atlantis Rising".  Varney began to look for other musicians to round out the lineup. After a lot of consideration, Varney presented Vitalij and Roger with vocalist John West, Bassist Kevin Chown, and drummer Mike Terrana. The result was a band called Artension (named by the band for a combination of the words "art" and "tension") and a CD called "Into the Eye of the Storm".