Great vocal melodies with anthemic potential, virtuoso guitar and keyboard passages including spectacular solos, in addition to a blistering rhythm section which gives the songs their pace, groove and dynamics: the very ingredients which guaranteed seven brilliant releases in ten years from the American-Swiss cult act Artension and caused a global stir on The End Of Never, the only album by Artension’s successor Angel Of Eden, also inspire listeners on Artlantica’s debut album Across The Seven Seas.


John West

I knew at a very early age that music was one of my great passions. Music quickly became a major influence in my life. That blue sparkle drum set next to the Christmas tree one snowy Christmas morning was a dream come true! I practiced hard and often to Kiss, Steve Miller Band, Kansas and [...]

Roger Staffelbach

I started playing the Guitar at the age of 15, right after listening for the first time to Yngwie Malmsteen‘s‚Trilogy‘ Album. This really changed my world in this very minute and I knew I wanted to be a Guitar Player. Soon after that I joined my first band. I started to take lessons at the [...]


COUNTRY: Italy PROFESSION: Keyboardist, Pianist, Organist, Composer, Arranger, Teacher. Roland, CME and Yamaha demonstrator. EDUCATION: I begin music studies at seven, thanks to my father’s passion and the tuition of the family’s friend and composer/accordionist M° Marco Aurelio Pisegna. I studied Accordion, Piano, Keyboards, Harmony, Theory and Solfeggio. Afterwards, I graduated, with full marks in [...]

John Macaluso

John began his studies with his friend and mentor, Joe Franco (Good Rats), who John says, “his playing and teaching changed my life”. He later began instruction with under the wing of Rod Morgenstein (Dixie Dregs), Dom Famularo and Tommy Aldridge (Ozzy Osbourne). At the ambitious age of 18, John leaves his hometown for California [...]