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Guitar driven metal that combines a variety of varying schools of metal and hard rock, from neo-classical speed metal, thrash metal, European power metal and old school hard rock. A killer blend of heavy riffs , strong melodies and over the top high tech shred guitar.

AIMS AS A MUSICIAN / GUITARIST

Touring , making records/etc and continuing to improve my craft as both a guitarist and composer. I'm quite fortunate that I make a very nice living playing guitar so I'm quite blessed in that many of my aims and goals are being met and then some.

TELL US MORE ABOUT YOUR LION MUSIC RELEASES

      

Joe Stump - Virtuostic Vendetta
My latest solo offering and the best record I've ever made, I strongly feel I managed to put it all together on this one. Playing, compositionally, production-wise, guitar-tones/etc. this far exceeds my past efforts in all categories. I also manage to combine the over the top shredding I'm predominantly known for with plenty of old school hard rock guitar elements all played with plenty of balls and attitude and it's all showcased nicely inside some very cool tunes.
 

Joe Stump - Speed Metal Messiah
Released back in 2004. While many of my solo records are fairly varied as far as track selection goes this one's quite focused strictly in the balls-out neo-classical/speed metal vein. It's a very strong record containing some pretty sick playing and while it's somewhat excessive guitar-wise there's still plenty of strong melodies and cool riffs .

Joe Stump's Reign Of Terror - Conquer & Divide
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This one's a guitar driven vocal record I made back several years ago with my band Joe Stump`s Reign of Terror. Fans of Rainbow, Deep Purple, Yngwie Malmsteen`s Rising Force, Axel Rudi Pell and Dio will certainly enjoy this record. A bit darker and heavier than some of the earlier Reign of Terror stuff but my favourite Reign of Terror record guitar-wise.

ANY OTHER PROJECTS YOU ARE WORKING ON?

HolyHell, female fronted power metal band I play with. Great band , all amazing players and the singer Maria Breon is more like female Dio-style singer than one of those girlie operatic euro chicks. The music ranges from epic power metal to gothic stuff to more classically tinged speed metal along with some Dio-era Sabbath elements. The debut album was released in the States just a few weeks ago , it's been out in Europe well before that and the band has been touring in support of it.
 

TOOLS OF YOUR TRADE?

ESP custom shops strats, MC guitars custom Demon Wings, DiMarzio pickups ( HS-3, YJM/HS-4, Fast track, virtual vintage solo) Marshall amps and cabinets (old 70`s 50 watt mark 2 Marshall tops and a mix of older basket weave cabinets and newer Marshall cabinets). BSM treble boosters (Fireball, RPA Major, RPA). DOD 250 preamp (old grey and yellow ones as well as the newer YJM 308 DOD box), Boss effects- noise gate, digital delay, super chorus, flanger, octave box, phase shifter. Dunlop cry baby wah-wah, Dunlop rotovibe. Dean Markley strings, Jim Dunlop 1.5 mm delrin picks

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PARTING MESSAGE TO THE READERS

As always a massive and most sincere thanks to all of you that have supported my efforts throughout the many years I`ve been at this , I truley am grateful and to newer fans that haven`t checked out my stuff yet I encourage you to do so as if you love guitar driven metal I`m sure you`ll enjoy it. Also I do tour a bunch with both my own thing and HolyHell so maybe I`ll see some of you out on the road at some point, all the best , stay metal Joe Stump