Origin: Chicago, IL, USA
Genres: Progressive Metal
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Ion Vein  

Chicago's Ion Vein has self-released two classic prog metal albums in 1999 and 2003, with a style blending influences such as early Queensryche, Fates Warning, and Crimson Glory. Considering they were and are unsigned, their albums are impressive, clearly recommended to fans of the aforementioned bands. As of mid-2007 they were searching for a vocalist to complete their lineup as well as finish their third album.

Current Members

Chris Lotesto

guitars/keyboards/backing vocals

Chuck White

drums (Spirit Web)

Former Members/Guests

Russ Klimczak


Scott Featherstone

vocals (Enertia)

John Malufka


Brian Gordon

bass/backing vocals (ex-David Shankle Group)

Rob Such

bass (ex-Syris, Twelfth Gate)

Scott Lang



Beyond Tomorrow 
1999 Majesphere
  1. Horizons
  2. Reflections Unclear
  3. Fading Shadows
  4. Heart of the Matter
  5. Static Vision
  6. The Bridge of Dawn
  7. Here Today Gone Tomorrow
  8. Beyond Tomorrow
  • Russ Klimczak
  • Chris Lotesto
  • John Malufka
  • Brian Gordon
  • Scott Lang

Reviews:   Metal Observer 

Reigning Memories 
2003 Majesphere
  1. Awakening
  2. Another Life
  3. Spiral Maze
  4. The Power of You
  5. Faith and Majesty
  6. Edge of Forever
  7. Twilight Garden
  8. Reigning Memories
  9. Adrian's Ladder part I - From Inside the Mirror
  10. Adrian's Ladder part II - Timeless
  11. Adrian's Ladder part III - Everytime it Rains
  12. The Future is Now
  • Russ Klimczak
  • Chris Lotesto
  • John Malufka
  • Chuck White

Reviews:   Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 

(EP) IV v1.0 
  1. Enough
  2. Love/Haet
  3. Anger Inside

(EP) IV v2.0 
  1. Seemless
  2. Fools Parade
  3. This Is ME
  • Scott Featherstone
  • Chris Lotesto
  • Rob Such
  • Chuck White

Ion Vein 
  1. Fools Parade
  2. Seamless
  3. Enough
  4. This Is Me
  5. Face the Truth
  6. Love/Hate
  7. Anger Inside
  8. Take Me from This Dream
  9. Alone
  10. The Will of One
  11. In the End
  12. Twist of Fate


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