To those of
you in guitar and metal circles Joe Stump should
need no introduction. The Shredlord has been raining
down full throttle neo-classical shred/speed metal
since “Guitar Dominance” was released almost 20
years ago. Now on 17th August 2012 the Shredlord
shall have his revenge!
Joe Stump is one of the most intense and
over the top guitarists on the planet. His
maniacal guitar driven releases are amazing
displays of power and jaw dropping technical
command. He was named by Guitar One magazine
as one of the 10 fastest shredders of all
time, by Guitar World magazine as one of the
50 fastest players of all time and by
Guitarist magazine as one of the top 20
shredders of all time. He has appeared in
countless guitar based and metal
publications, fanzines and webzines
He has toured the world both as a solo
artist and with power metal bands Joe
Stump’s Reign of Terror and HolyHell. Joe’s
also an Associate Professor on the guitar
faculty at the esteemed Berklee College of
Music where he’s been the metal/shred guitar
specialist for the last 19 years. “Revenge
of the Shredlord” marks Joe’s 9th solo
release and his best work to date.
On his new album Joe Stump comments, “The
new record is heavy, dark and very
classically influenced. I always try to step
up my game in every way with each record. I
try to take every aspect of what I do to the
next level and out do what I’ve done on past
releases. On ‘Revenge Of The Shredlord’ my
playing, composing, as well my production
skills are up quite a few notches, solo-wise
this is my finest hour. My last record
‘Virtuostic Vendetta’ (2009 – Lion Music)
was a much more diverse mix of tracks with
some older school Hendrix, Robin Trower and
Frank Marino influenced tunes alongside the
neo-classical/speed metal/European power
metal things that are always on my releases.
This record’s more intense, much heavier and
quite a bit darker sounding in comparison”.
While “Revenge of the Shredlord” is
extremely intense guitar wise there are
still plenty of killer riffs and strong
melodies. Joe’s amazing playing is showcased
nicely inside very listenable musical songs
that use influences from various schools of
metal. It’ll appeal to both guitar
enthusiasts as well as fans of guitar driven
metal. The Shredlord will have his revenge
on 17 August 2012!!!
01. The Ritual Begins.
02. Man Your Battlestations.
04. Shredlord’s Sonata.
05. Master’s Prelude.
06. In The Master’s House.
07. The Black Knight’s Castle.
08. Enter The Coven.
09. Evil Beasts Below.
10. Strat Outa Hell.
11. White Knuckle Mayhem.
12. The End Approaches.
Joe Stump: All Guitars
Jay Rigney: Bass
Hector Jaramillo (aka Blaster) : Drums
Rock Jetstream: Keyboards
Special guest: Francisco Palomo: