Ready for your daily dose of instrumental hard rock and metal? Look no further than guitarist Mark B. Schuster. He submitted a DAM CD for review, entitled The Return Of Buddy Love, which features 10 tracks firmly in the hard rock and heavy metal arenas that offer mega-riffing, impressively fluid melodic soloing, and contemporary guitar pyrotechnics -- just what the doctor ordered to start the day off right. Check out the vengeance being screamed for on the opening example of metallicalism, "Ridin' The Slipstream". Follow that up with a hearty gulp from "Mostly Mabel", a hard rocker featuring bellicose rhythm crunch and ripping lead fretwork. Schuster writes music to satisfy the needs and tastes of the guitar fan, and he's pretty damn good at it. We should be hearing more from this Illinois-based shredder -- keep an ear out.
Like most kids, Mark was forced to take piano lessons when he was seven years old. And, like most kids, he hated it. He eventually turned his interest towards drums and finally discovered guitar at the age of fifteen. Mark started on a $100 guitar, playing every kind of music he could throughout high school and college. Although he enjoys all styles, one style truly spoke to him and moved him like no other: hard rock. After earning a degree in music, Mark returned home to form several rock groups that would not only hone his musical precision, but foster his writing. He left music for a brief period, but quickly returned, realizing that music will always be a part of him.
Schuster's current plans are to continue exploring and sharpening his playing and compositional skills. His future plans include increasing his exposure on the Internet, and soliciting record labels to obtain a recording contract.
Mark B. Schuster