In 1992, singer Gregory Analla left L.A for his homestate of New
Mexico. In L.A., he had worked with Jeff Young (former Megadeth
guitarist, then in No Mercy) and producer Chris Minto (Sammy
Hagar, Kiss, Pat Benatar). During his No Mercy times, he bumped
into guitarist Dan Rivera, with whom he had previously played in
cover bands in Albuquerque. At that time, Dan was doing clinics
for Fender and Digitech. They talked about starting a new band
and headed back to New Mexico. Rivera and Analla started writing
songs and it quickly became clear what direction they would take
: Melodic Progressive Metal.
They were soon joined by drummer Richard Nance, also a New Mexico
native. The line-up was completed by bass player Glenn Krause.
Seventhsign quickly recorded a highly praised 6-song demo,
Blueprint (1993).At this
point, Seventhsign was ready to hit the road. They quickly made a
name for themselves thanks to countless shows, from small clubs
to arenas (where they opened for the likes of Slaughter, Winger,
Extreme or the Vince Neil Band). Quite logically, Japanese label
Alfa heard about them and signed them.
With producer George Tutko (XYZ, Lita Ford, Journey), they
recorded their first album, Perpetualdestiny (1996), on which
Rich Evans replaced Glen Krause. The European press then
discovered Seventhsign at the Foundations Forum and a European
deal was soon signed with a German label, InsideOut. Perpetualdestiny was re-released in
Europe with a new cover artwork, a new booklet and a bonus track
After more touring across the USA, the band then released their
second album, Transparent/Millennium (1997), Rich
Evans being replaced by Tom Michaels. But management problems
soon arose and unfortunately, Seventhsign split in mid-1997.