US guitar player XANDER DEMOS has signed an exclusive worldwide digital distribution deal with German-based metal label, Rock N Growl Records. The new album “GUITARCADIA” was produced by Xander Demos, mixed and mastered by CJ Snare of Firehouse, it contains 10 incredible tracks of pure guitar heaven. Release date will be annouced shortly.
Check out the song “Chase the Sun” below.
Xander Demos is a high-energy rock and metal guitar player from Pittsburgh, PA. He currently fronts his own solo band, as well as playing lead guitar for Pittsburgh’s favorite party rock outfit, Into The Arena. Xander performs in excess of 100 times a year, and he is active in recording collaborations with artists all over the world. Xander’s style ranges from the beautifully melodic to the jaw-droppingly insane. His playing encompasses much of what he has learned and absorbed from other players over the years. One constant in his music is a focus on strong guitar melodies.
Xander has been making quite the name for himself and his solo band by appearing as support for acts like Adrenaline Mob, Buckethead, UFO, Lizzy Borden, Kip Winger, Neil Zaza and Dio Disciples. Xander has recently been featured on The Real Radio Show with AJ Pero of Twisted Sister, Steve Vai’s GuitarTV.com, GuitarWorld.com, Hair Metal Mansion, Iron City Rocks, Metal Temple, Bravewords and many other top rock and metal shows and websites. Nominated for Best Guitarist, 2011 Iron City Rocks Music Awards and 2012 Southern Star Network Independent Artist of the Year, Xander’s music will also appear on several releases from other artists: Ged Ryland (Ten, Tygers of Pan Tang) Derek Buddemeyer (Down Boys Records) and Liberty ‘N’ Justice’s long awaited “Cigar Chronicles,” also featuring George Lynch (Dokken), Jeff Labar (Cinderella) and Jerry Dixon (Warrant). Xander recently joined James Rivera’s Sabbath Judas Sabbath tribute band, which will tour on the east coast of the US this year.
Xander plays: V-Picks, the Fractal Audio Axe-FX Ultra as well as Hughes and Kettner amps, ISP Guitar Systems and Suhr Guitars, Amps & Effects, McNaught Guitars, who are currently manufacturing the first Xander Demos Signature Guitar, Conklin Guitars and John Dixon Cases. Many of Xander’s guitars are outfitted with EMG pickups and accessories. He exclusively uses the FloydUpgrades tremolos or the GraphTech LB-63 piezo-equipped Floyd tremolo.
Red Hot Chili Peppers have released a new video for “Brendan’s Death Song.” The video was directed by Marc Klasfeld & shot in New Orleans, Louisiana. The video and track pays homage to the band’s long time friend Brendan Mullen, founder of The Masque club in Hollywood.
“Brendan’s Death Song” is on Red Hot Chili Peppers latest album I’m With You which is available now!