TONY HERNANDO (LORDS OF BLACK, RESTLESS SPIRITS)
,,I'm a perfectionist and very difficult to please.''
Spanish guitarist, producer, composer Tony Hernando is known as founding member of rockband Lords Of Black. The band released three albums so far and became more known when their singer ended up being the new frontman of Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow. This eventually led to his departure from Lords Of Black and no possibility for Hernando and his men to tour for the just then released third album ‘Icons Of The New Days’. Besides looking for a new singer, Hernando also started working on what became Restless Spirits, a project for which he wrote the bulk of the songs and worked with various singers, like Johnny Gioeli, Deen Castronovo (who also plays all the drums), Dino Jelosic (Animal Drive), Kent Hilli (Perfect Plan) and new Lords Of Black singer Diego Valdez. Restless Spirits is different from Lords Of Black because it focusses more on melodic rock and AOR. HeadBangers LifeStyle’s Ron Willemsen contacted Hernando and spoke with him about Restless Spirits, his influences, plans and of course the new Lords Of Black album.