Italian Hard-Rock power-group hailing from Treviso



Years Active:




Mattia Martin

Alberto Rigoni

Alessio 'Lex Tricarico

Marino De Bortoli

Montebelluna, Italy

Metal / Hard Rock

2016 - Present

RockShot Records





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While ‘Hard Rock’ is the foundation of BAD AS (formerly BADASS) works, the depths of their music expresses a crossover of genres including metal and prog, taking influence from legends such as Metallica, Megadeth, Whitesnake and DIO. With little more than a year’s worth of action as BAD AS, the members themselves are world renowned, and are no strangers to the music world. Read on to delve into the intricacies and formation of BAD AS..

Well-known rock vocalist Titta Tani (Takayoshi Ohmura, ex DGM, CS's Goblin), metal bassist Alberto Rigoni (solo artist, Vivaldi Metal Project, TwinSpirits), guitarist Alessio "Lex" Tricarico (HorsePowerOverload, Four Roxx Down) and amazingly talented drummer Denis "Denzy" Novello in 2016 teamed up to create this outstanding new metal band, originally called BADASS (and for a short period called Ardityon). Who within the first year of establishment have unleashed their debut album ‘More Pain, More Gain’ and through their relentless promotion and fast-growing fanbase, they’ve caught the attention of journalists and promoters..

In February 2018 with a second album ready to be released the band decided to split. In April 2018 Alberto Rigoni took the decision to find new members (except for guitarist Lex) and to start writing a new album. In May young and very talented singer Mattia Martin and drummer Marino De Bortoli joined the band. Drummer will be announced soon.

Unsure what to expect? Debut ‘More Pain, More Gain’ showcases powerful vocals, killer heavy bass, massive rhythm guitar riffs, and drums from hell… second album will be even more exciting!

About the current members of BAD AS:


Mattia Martin (singer) started playing guitar at the age 7, being part of various cover bands in his region and starting already to give life to his voice in some bands. Then, at 20, he started taking vocal lessons and collaborating with various band such as NightDive. He also recorded choirs for band such as Temperance and Kalidia. His voice is inspired by singer such as Ronnie James Dio, Jorn and many others... melodic and aggressive at the same time.

Alberto Rigoni is an Italian bass player and composer, internationally known for his career as a solo artist and as a member of the progressive rock band TwinSpirits, Lady & THE BASS and co-producer of the Vivaldi Metal Project.
His solo albums (Something Different, Rebirth, Three Wise Monkeys and Overloaded, worldwide released between 2008 and 2014), between progressive rock metal and fusion, also feature legendary musicians such as Kevin Moore (ex Dream Theater), Gavin Harrison (Porcupine Tree, King Crimson), Göran Edman (ex Yngwie Malmsteen), Michael Manring and many others.
Alberto has been featured on the cover of magazine such as Bass Magazine (Japan), Bass Musician Magazine (USA), Bajos Y Bajistas (Spain), Basistas (Poland), TOP BASS (Poland). Moreover, on March 2015 the prestigious Bass Guitar Magazine (UK) released Alberto’s CD anthology called “Into THE BASS”.
Alberto has also recorded for several international artists such as Italian pop singer Alexia and is now playing bass for Canadian rock singer and songwriter Kim Bingham (Nelly Furtado), The Italians and the Crystal Music Project, sharing stages with artists such as Alan Parsons, Jørn Lande, Paul Gilbert and others.
Rigoni has just released his fifth solo album BASSORAMA (Pride & Joy Music / Edel) which also features Doug Wimbish (Living Color), Divinity ROXX (ex Beyonce), Stu Hamm (Satriani), Nik West (ex Prince), Steve Lawson, Anna Sentina, Lars Lehmann, Remco Hendrix.Currently endorsed by: Warwick, MarkBass, HipShot, Peterson Tuners, Sonuus, Comfort Strapp, Mono, Gruv Gear, RME Audio (Midiware), DarkGlass Electronics, Rheingold Music, Waves Audio, Dynaudio.

Alessio “Lex” Tricarico is an Italian metal rock and acoustic guitarist, composer and guitar teacher. Ex member of the progressive metal band Synapsis he is currently  member of  the hard rock band HorsePowerOverload. Founding member of FourRoxxDown Acoustic Party Quartet, Lex has a remarkable live activity.


Marino De Bortoli started learning drums at the age of 12 and he has more than 30 years of experience. Marino has played with several bands also touring around the world (for example in Russia and Ucraina with Le Basour band). He is now currently working as session man, drum teacher and of course as BAD AS human drum machine! 


More Pain More feat. new singer Mattia Martin

Black Star - Lyric video

Black Star Live (Poland)