Bassist and studio owner, Anthony Esposito, was tapped as one of the original members of George Lynch’s Lynch Mob. The rock quartet’s debut album, Wicked Sensation, went gold in the U.S. and their follow-up, Lynch Mob, came close to certifying gold status. Co-incidentally, they were the two albums Esposito recorded and co-wrote on. Post-Lynch Mob, Esposito worked on various projects, including spending six years as Ace Frehley’s touring bassist and musical director. The native New Yorker later opened his recording studio, Obscenic Arts, in Pennsylvania. After Jake E. Lee re-shuffled the Red Dragon Cartel line-up after the first album, Esposito joined the band. The second album, Patina, was recorded at Obscenic, in which Esposito co-wrote and co-produced with Lee. The album, like the first release, received positive reviews and Esposito toured on the album, as well.