"Nitro Ric" Paone (Guitar, Vocals)
August 8, 1970 in
First Began Playing an Instrument:
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.
I 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 mixed together.
Glenn 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.
Aria 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
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, old Metalica.
Top Ten Albums:
This 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 Palladium in Worcester, MA - Don
Hill's in Manhatten, NY - Connections in Clifton, NJ - Good Time
in Somerville, MA - Dover Brick House in Dover, NH, etc. The list can go on but this is
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!
All 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.