New York, NY (Top40 Charts/ Dead On Arrival official website)
Rick Ferrusi is the drummer, musician, songwriter, producer and founding member of D.O.A.(Dead On Arrival) the heavy metal rock band from N.Y. The group issued Alive and Kickin' on the independent Polo label in 1996. Rick Ferrusi founded the group in his home state of New York, and provided most of the spirituality tinged songwriting direction. Rick is also the driving force of the rock band Dead On Arrival. His music is capable of altering the listener's mood and transporting them into a separate reality. Dead on Arrival (alternately and confusingly also known as (D.O.A.) is a heavy metal modern progressive, psychedelic tinged hard rock band with influences by the likes of, Iron Butterfly, Uriah Heep, Vanilla Fudge, and Deep Purple
with the flavor of today s hard rock sound.
The album, Alive and Kickin' had done extremely well on radio and was charted as one of the top Indi albums of it's time. Due to popular demand along with vocalist Donald Shickle, D.O.A is back with the new album Released on Sep 17, 2013 on the Mri--Red--Sony label.'Rest In Peace' the title meaning, to 'Live In Peace' (throughout eternity)!