Guitarist, songwriter, and founding member of the heavy metal band Manowar who also founded Magic Circle Music.
He was a pyrotechnician for Black Sabbath when he met his future bandmate who was with a group that opened for Sabbath.
He has managed the band Rhapsody of Fire.
He grew up in Auburn, New York.
His debut album with Manowar featured a narration by Orson Welles on the track "Dark Avenger."