Mark Boals is an American hard rock/progressive metal singer noted most for his work with Yngwie J. Malmsteen starting in 1985-86 with the album “Trilogy”. Mark did 4 studio albums and a lot of touring and live DVDs with Yngwie over a period of many years, with albums selling several million copies worldwide.
in 2000, Mark has been awarded as the best vocalist in the world according to the japanese magazine Burrn! Mark was born in Youngstown, Ohio, USA.
He is known as a master of the soprano high A (A5) note, which he hits in many songs. This is a difficult note for many singers, and Mark is one of the few to have mastery of it.
After playing with local groups while growing up around Northeastern Ohio, he worked with Kim Simmonds and the band Savoy Brown in 1982-83. Following that he worked with Ted Nugent in 1984, before moving to Los Angeles and meeting up with Yngwie there.
Mark Boals is also the founder and vocalist for the band Ring Of Fire, with whom he has recorded 3 studio albums and 1 Live From Tokyo DVD. This band has consisted of Mark on Vocals, Vitalij Kuprijon Keys, Tony Macalpine and George Bellas on Guitars, Virgil Donati on Drums and Philip Bynoe on bass.
Mark has released 3 solo albums with many famous guests appearing on those, including of course Tony and Virgil.
He has performed tours all over the world and recorded with with Uli Jon Roth of The Scorpions for his latest symphonic rock album, “Under A Dark Sky”
Mark also recorded and toured worldwide with Danish progressive metal band Royal Hunt, for the albums “Paradox 2 “and “X”.
He now has a new band with a new album out called “Seven The Hardway” which members include Mark, Tony MacAlpine, Virgil Donati, Nili Brosh and Andreas Geck.