Tag: CAVALERA CONSPIRACY
FLAMETAL guitarist Benjamin Woods releases his latest masterpiece “VISION” on Flametal Records. This defies all expectations of an instrumental metal guitar album. “I’ve always thought of Flamenco Guitar Music as kind of like ‘Acoustic Progressive Metal’, so with this album, I really expanded upon that idea.” says Woods. In a world of clones and ‘guitar shredder’ albums, this goes way beyond the beaten path.
This Flamenco-Metal masterpiece features Marc Rizzo (Soulfly, Cavalera Conspiracy), Glen Drover (ex-Megadeth, ex-King Diamond), Sean Reinert (Cynic, ex-Death), Steve Stevens (Bily Idol), Uriah Duffy (ex-Whitesnake) and more.
Woods is a new breed of virtuoso and a speed metal guitarist from the start. By a twist of fate Woods gear was stolen by a junkie, leaving him with only a Spanish Guitar to practice on. This was the defining moment that ignited a passion for Flamenco Guitar. After spending years studying and performing authentic Flamenco, Woods created the genre-bending group FLAMETAL, earning him an international reputation as the master of Flamenco and Metal. Playing Metal without a pick, or distortion would seem impossible to most, but through his training and creativity, Woods is the first and only musician to successfully combine real Flamenco and Metal. Here he pays tribute to some of his favorite metal tunes, played in the Flamenco idiom, with traditional accompaniment.
Woods raw energy combined with exotic and sophisticated acoustic playing and the talent of a new-generation shred-master is a much needed breath of fresh air to the instrumental rock genre.
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CAVALERA CONSPIRACY — the project featuring former SEPULTURA members Max (guitar, vocals) and Igor Cavalera (drums) — will release its sophomore album, “Blunt Force Trauma“, on March 28 not only as a standard CD but also as an “awesome” CD/DVD package.
“Blunt Force Trauma” was once again tracked with Logan Mader (ex-MACHINE HEAD/SOULFLY guitarist), who co-produced the LP with Max. Logan also mixed the follow-up to the band’s debut album, “Inflikted“, which has sold less than 45,000 copies in the United States since its March 2008 release, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
The brothers Cavalera co-founded SEPULTURA, the Brazilian metal band that redefined and established the genre outside of the U.S. and Europe. After Max exited the band, there was a rift between himself and his brother, one that was eventually repaired through the redemptive power of music. Some time had passed and Max and Igor were unable to resist the musical pull in their magnetic fields and their musical collaboration was renewed. The duo are back for round two with CAVALERA CONSPIRACY.
CAVALERA CONSPIRACY‘s lineup is filled out by guitarist Marc Rizzo, who plays with Max in SOULFLY, and bassist Johnny Chow.
“Blunt Force Trauma” CD/DVD track listing:
* Bonus tracks
DVD – Live at Les Eurockéennes Festival, Belfort, France – July 5, 2008 (except *):
The Doom Of All Fires
Arise/Dead Embryonic Cells
Holiday In Cambodia/Biotech Is Godzilla
Hearts Of Darkness
Troops Of Doom
Roots Bloody Roots
Sanctuary (music video) *
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Internationally-recognized guitarist MARC RIZZO, known for his exceptional solo work and involvement with SOULFLY, is planning a solo U.S. tour this winter in support of his new album Legionnaire, beginning on January 6th, 2011 in Reading, PA. The tour will make its way into the Midwest by the end of the month, and will finish in Jacksonville, NC on January 28th.
New Jersey native MARC RIZZO first played solo for sold out crowds on his first U.S. solo in 2007. RIZZO released two solo albums with Shrapnel Records in 2006 and 2007, entitled Colossal Myopia and The Ultimate Devotion. In 2010, RIZZO released his latest album on his own Phlamencore Records, entitled Legionnaire. RIZZO has been endorsed by the likes of Peavey, Yamaha and B.C. Rich, and currently has a B.C. Rich Stealth Pro Marc Rizzo 7 String Signature guitar available for public purchase.
RIZZO is also well known for his position in popular metal act SOULFLY, with whom he has released four records to date; Prohpecy (2004), Dark Ages (2005), Conquer (2008), and Omen (2010). In addition, he took part in CAVALERA CONSPIRACY with SEPULTURA co-founders Max and Igor Cavalera, affixing his prowess to Inflikted in 2008.
MARC RIZZO SOLO U.S. TOUR DATES:
1/6 Reading, PA @ The Silo
1/7 Dayton, OH @ McGuffy’s House Of Rock
1/8 Sandusky, OH @ The Underground
1/9 Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s
1/12 Rockfod, IL @ Bar 3
1/18 Lincoln, NE @ Knickerbockers
1/19 Wichita, KS @ The Lizard lounge
1/20 Amarillo, TX @ Club Khoas
1/24 Austin, TX @ Dirty Dog Bar
1/25 Fayetville, AR @ Rogue
1/26 St. Louis, MO @ FUBAR
1/27 Nashville, TN @ The Muse
1/28 Jacksonville, NC @ Holligans
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