A mix of progressive metal and hard rock with blues
attitude. Iíve been heavily influenced during my formative
years by bands like Rush, Def Leppard, Europe and Winger to
name some. Then of course Dream Theater came out on the
scene and my mind was blown, totally.
AIMS AS A MUSICIAN / GUITARIST
My goal is to leave something to the listener as much as a
voice would do, not just a flurry of notes. Thatís also why
I tend to write songs that have a verse, a chorus, a bridge
like a pop song.
TELL US MORE ABOUT YOUR LION MUSIC RELEASES
Marco Sfogli - There's Hope (2008)
Thereís HopeĒ was recorded and mixed mainly in my
apartment with a few tools. My aim was to make it sounding
like done in a big studio and I spent a lot of hours,
learning from the mistakes. A good 60% of the songs were
written from 2006 to 2007 while the remaining were small
chunks and ideas that I recorded in the past. Gear wise I
used a lot of different amps and combinations, blending
real tube amps with software modellers and according to
people the result was really good.
ANY OTHER PROJECTS YOU ARE WORKING ON?
Iím a member of the James LaBrie band since 2004, a new
record is gonna come out in September and a tour following
probably. Iím also working on a new solo record which will
be probably finished next year.
TOOLS OF YOUR TRADE?
Guitar wise I use exclusively my signature model from Rash
which is based on their MT Monster shape with some
modifications. As far as amps goes Iím using always my Mesa
Boogie amps, in particular a Studio Preamp paired with a
Simul Class 2:90 power amp which is probably the best
rhythm/lead tone I ever had and a Lonestar head for clean
and crunch sounds. Also I recently got an Axe-FX Ultra from
Fractal Audio and itís gonna be my main piece of gear both
in the studio and live. The flexibility of both the effects
and the amps in this unit are really amazing, definitely
something to check out if you didnít already.