Instrumental Heaviness With An Emphasis On Composition
Chris Matyus, a gifted composer and guitarist is currently shopping a four track CD-R demo of the music from his band, Archetype. With Keith Keith Zeigler on drums and Jamie Still on bass, the band delivers heavy metal sounding compositions that take advantage of odd meters, harmony, chromatics and a variety of embellished chords. The overall effect is aggressive, first-rate metal bordering on the progressive. Their ace in the hole is Matyus' musical chops, as he cranks out sublimely savage solos of sheer headbanging intensity. There is definitely some imaginative metal to be found on this CD-R demo, especially on the standout tracks "The Sage" and "Epic". Archetype was originally profiled in the December-January, 1998 edition of The Undiscovered.
Chris started playing guitar at age 16, influenced solely by Glenn Tipton's work with Judas Priest. He went on to receive a degree in Classical Guitar from the University of Akron in Ohio. After college, Chris started a band and began writing a lot of music. Archetype was formed in July of 1997 with the intent to create an original style of music. The group performed instrumentally in Cleveland and Akron, Ohio for several months under their original band name, Prototype.
Archetype currently has twenty original songs and would like to find the right vocalist and an individual or label who has the means to help the band take their music to the next level.
1844 W. Wallings Rd.
Broadview Hts., OH 44147
Furiously Fast French Guitarist Seeks Producer/Sponsor
From Paris, France comes the ripping guitar of Karl Bourdin, who has been circulating his latest five song instrumental demo cassette, entitled Result Of Dysfunction. The tape features fast tempo hard rock and metal-inflected material with an array of high-tech guitar techniques flying off the fleet fingers of this fiery Frenchman. Bourdin is quite adept at sweep picking and blazing legato runs, evoking Shrapnel-era Joey Tafolla at times. He favors the use of harmony guitar parts as well, double tracking much of the melodic parts with high-speed counterpoint. No doubt, a highly talented player who is still refining his multiple musical skills, the world is yet to hear the last of Karl Bourdin. Bourdin was originally profiled in the December-January, 1998 edition of The Undiscovered.
Essentially self taught, Karl started playing guitar at age fourteen. He lists among his major influences noted six-stringers such as Steve Vai, Ron Thal, Fear Factory and Meshuggah. After playing is several Parisian bands, Karl now plays with Filth, with whom he has released two demos, "Anywhere Out Of This World" in 1992 and "Only Life Decides" in 1995. His first instrumental demo was called "Fact And Fiction". Karl participated in the international music fair in June of 1995 for the ESP guitar company.
Bourdin continues to record his original material in demo form and would love to find a producer or sponsor to fund additional recordings.
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