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Viking
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Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums.

ABOUT

Guitarist for melodic metal band "Metaprism".

www.metaprism.co.uk

Open to join projects potentially, but I'm really only interested in more modern metal bands. That being said, I'm open to stuff so let me know!

Played guitar since I was 14, I played violin for a few years before that and have played Piano on and off my whole life. I am currently receiving professional classical singing lessons as well. I am an experienced live musician, having played a few festivals and toured internationally fairly extensively. For example; I have played at Wacken and toured Europe in support of Iced Earth. I am also experienced in the recording studio as I have done a lot of work with bands on albums as well.

I have a pretty diverse music taste, and enjoy most types of Metal (anything with “core” at the end tends to leave me a bit cold, though there are exceptions) ranging from Iron Maiden, Judas Priest and Iced Earth through prog like Symphony X, Stratovarius and Dream Theater and on to Behemoth, Nile, Meshuggah and Black Metal at the more extreme end of the genre. As mentioned my taste in music is diverse and I am not just into metal, I like most things with a good melody and enjoy stuff like Jeff Wayne, film scores, classical, opera, rock, fusion, pop, etc, etc. Don’t see the point in being narrow minded.

Screen name:
Viking
Member since:
Jun 18 2006
Active within 2 weeks
Level of commitment:
Touring
Years playing music:
25
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Guitar: Dave Murray, Adrian Smith, Michael Romeo, John Petrucci, Glenn Tipton, KK Downing, Janick Gers, Jon Schaffer, Mikael Akerfeldt, etc

Singing: Russell Alan, Bruce Dickinson, Alan Johnson, Pavarotti

Instrument experience:

Rhythm Guitar:
Expert
Lead Guitar:
Advanced
Acoustic Guitar:
Advanced
Bass Guitar:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

Main gigging Guitars (Others not listed)

- Aristides 070
- Waghorn Custom Sauria S7
- Caparison Dellinger Pro

Amps

- ENGL Savage 120 MkII
- ENGL Retro 100

I am proud to use and be endorsed by:
- Aristides Guitars
- Engl Amplification
- Zilla Cabs
- Timber Tones guitar picks
- Maxon Pedals (Godlyke Distribution)

Other Gear:
- Line-6 G90 Rack-mounted Wireless system
- Samson Power-Conditioner
- Assorted pedals