LOS ANGELES — Adult star Anthony Rosano and his band will perform original songs from their forthcoming CD at the official release party this Saturday night at Complete Actors Place in Sherman Oaks, Calif.
Rosano, a Miami, Fla., native who has become one of the top actors in porn, is the lead singer and guitarist for Til All Is One, an emerging band that recently completed its debut album, a four-song EP called “Front Row at the Apocalypse” that is being independently released this month.
“We’ve been a band for about a year and half,” Rosano told XBIZ Thursday. “The idea of Til All Is One was born out of the fact that I wanted to amalgamate a lot of different things into one sonic soup. Our bass player is Indian, our guitarist is Russian, I’m Italian-Puerto Rican, and our drummer is Italian, from Bologna, Italy.”
The veteran performer said Til All Is One has a progressive rock-metal sound with several other genres mixed in.
“We’ve been working really hard and we’re going to start doing some touring and pushing our product out there. The new music sounds incredible,” said Rosano, who is also the main songwriter for the group. “We just got our CDs back from the pressing today. … This is pretty much my brainchild. Our band is an amalgamation of progressive rock, metal, punk, jazz and funk — it’s a pretty eclectic mix of music.”
Rosano pointed to some of his musical influences, which helped to inspire the new album. “You’ll hear traces of everything from Zeppelin and Hendrix to Incubus and Pantera, things of that ilk. It’s a pretty broad spectrum. I’m blessed and fortunate that I’ve done a lot of vocal training and theory training with the guitar coach for Mike Einziger from Incubus.”
He also worked closely with notable producer Rob Hill on “Front Row at the Apocalypse.” Hill is known for his collaborations with artists such as Eminem, Rage Against the Machine and Korn.
“He’s got a really impressive roster and I’ve been working with him for the past few years,” Rosano continued. “Our goal right now is to generate revenue with touring and put it back into the band fund. Our ultimate goal is the get into a spot where we have maximum exposure. Our website will be back up and running with digital downloads of our songs [in early February].
“We have a really solid team, everyone is fully dedicated to it. We want to be a little smarter than most bands that play LA and have a product and website behind us, so we’ve been very strategic about not playing a bunch of shows yet. On Saturday we’re playing the entire record and some original material that’s not on it.”
Rosano, who has performed in almost 600 adult movies since 2003, has been singing since he was 4, playing guitar since he was 16 and been in various bands for about 20 years. He said he got into porn “inadvertently.”
“And I excelled at it because I have tunnel vision and I’m able to focus on one thing and not allow everything else around me to cloud my mind,” Rosano reasoned. “But music, that’s what I feel my calling is, ever since my pre-teen life. I’m in my early 30s now.”
A 2012 XBIZ Awards nominee for both Performer of the Year and Acting Performance of the Year, Rosano has landed numerous high-profile roles in recent years. In 2011, he played boxer Rocky Balboa in X-Play/Adam & Eve’s “Rocky XXX,” Freddy Krueger in Tom Byron Pictures’ “A Wet Dream on Elm Street,” and Benjamin Braddock in the Paul Thomas/Exile Distribution homage “The Graduate XXX.”
“During my teenage life I was a drama student, and I’ve studied musical theater and taken formal acting classes,” Rosano said. “I’ve always been driven by the arts, whether it’s performing, literature, acting or music. I like to play different characters. Anthony Rosano is just a character I am in porn. With my music I draw from a different well of experiences.”
Doors open at 8 p.m. Saturday at C.A.P., located at 13752 Ventura Blvd. There will be a $10 cover for the all-ages show; alcoholic beverages will be served to those with valid ID.