"Nitro Ric" Paone (Guitar, Vocals)
8, 1970 in Portsmouth, NH
|First Began Playing an
My Uncle Mike gave me his drum set in 1977 and I
started playing it. Then I picked up the guitar in the summer of 1985.
Well, I mostly watched and learned. I decided to take Music Theory (1
year) in college.
jammed with numerous people through the years. I was in only one band before CSDO. That
was my high school metal band "Witch." We sounded like Dio and Judas Priest
Tipton & Judas Priest, Nuclear Assault, Led Zeppelin, Scott Ian & SOD/Anthrax
(older stuff), Slayer, James Hetfield & Metallica (older stuff - And Justice for All
on down), Dave Mustaine & Megadeth (older stuff), Bobbie Gustafson & Overkill,
Eric Peterson & Testament, Exodus, Toni Iommi & Black Sabbath, Peter Steele &
Carnivore/Type O Negative, Agnostic Front, Spike Cassidy & D.R.I., Rich Spillberg
& Wargasm, Vio-lence, Sodom and so on.
Pro and Dean Explorers for guitars, JCM 3315 Solid State 150 Watt Marshall Lead Head with
a JCM 900 Lead Series Cab and an JBANEZ TS9 Tube Screamer Pedal.
Assault, Testament, Judas Priest, Led Zeppelin, Napalm Death, Cannibal Corpse, Overkill,
D.R.I., Cro-Mags, Vio-Lence, Sodom, Kreator, Biohazard, Sick Of It All, Slayer, Bolt
Thrower, Forced Entry, Sanctuary (Now Nevermore), S.O.D., Carnivore, Wargasm, Metal
Church, Meliah Rage, CIA & John Connelly Theory (both projects from some of the
members of Nuclear Assault), Temporary Insanity, Formicide & Subjugator (3 awesome
Boston Bands that I wish made it), Morbid Angel, old Voi Vod, old Anthrax, old Megadeth,
|Top Ten Albums:
is hard 'cause I love so much stuff but here it goes: Judas Priest - Jugulator,
Wargasm - Why Play Around, Nuclear Assault - Survive
& Handle with Care, D.R.I. - Full Speed Ahead, Sodom
- Code Red, Carnivore - Retaliation, Metallica - Master
of Puppets, Testament - The Legacy, Slayer - it's a toss
up between Reign in Blood & Divine Intervention for the 10th spot.
|Favorite Live Bands:
Judas Priest, Slayer, Nuclear Assault, Kiss, Gwar, Testatment,
Biohazard, Sick Of It All, Overkill, Wargasm, Napalm Death, S.O.D., Savatage, AC~DC,
D.R.I., Exciter and Bolt Thrower.
|Favorite Places CSDO has
The big GIG at Great Woods back in 1992 (now the
Tweeter Center) - The Channel (R.I.P.) in Boston, MA - The Old Livingroom in Providence,
RI - Saratoga Winners in Latham, NY - The Vertex (Katina's) in Hadley, MA - The Empire
Theater (RIP) in Manchester, NH - The Rat (RIP) in Boston, MA - The Axis in Boston, MA -
Decedance (Elm Street Station) in Manchester, MA - The
Milwaukee Metal Fest - New Jersey Metal Fest. The list can go on but this is good
Well, of course when
we're not playing out, I love to go watch other bands. My second
love is Drag Racing events. I love to go hang out at New England
Dragway during Big Events and Points Racing Weekends.
F*** It! I'll take care of it!
Don't worry about it!
of the Godfather films, Goodfellas, Casino, Scarface, Carlito's Way, Donnie Brasco, Bronx
Tale, Heat, The Nutty Professor, both Smokey and the Bandit films, anything with Rodney
Dangerfield in it, anything with Andrew Dice Clay in it including my all time favorite:
Ford Fairlane, JFK, Saving Private Ryan, Raging Bull and this list could go on forever!
Dice, Robert Shimmel, Dennis Leary, Rodney Dangerfield, George Carlin,
Tim Allen, Richard Pryor, Jerry Seinfield and Michael Richards.
|Favorite TV Shows:
Soprano's, Seinfield, Spin City, Nash Bridges, All in the Family, Miami Vice,
Homicide, South Park, The Three Stooges, Wings, Sanford and Son, Who's Line is it Anyway
and NYPD Blue.