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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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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Fangoria.com is pleased to bring us the latest music video from Bay Area thrash legends DEATH ANGEL! The clip for the song “Truce” was shot by director Robert Sexton (SOULFLY, THE DWARVES, MONDO GENERATOR, AMEN) and can be viewed here. Sexton previously worked with DEATH ANGEL on the clip for the track “Dethroned” off the band’s 2008 effort “Killing Season“. Photos from the video shoot can also be viewed at the following location.
DEATH ANGEL recently announced their first North American headlining tour in support of their new album Relentless Retribution in early 2011! Meet and greet VIP packages for the tour, which includes LAZARUS A.D., EARLY MAN, BONDED BY BLOOD, and HEXEN, are now available on Ticketmaster.com and Slotix.com.
The ticket packages include the following:
- General Admission ticket
- Early entry to venue (where available)
- Meet & Greet with select members of the band
- Individual photo with select members of the band
- Autograph opportunity with select band members
- Commemorative Meet & Greet laminate
- Collectible Death Angel guitar pick
- Limited edition poster
- Death Angel patch
Visit the bands newly redesigned website at www.DeathAngel.us for more info and a complete list of tour dates.