A menagerie of malice and magnificence. Dedicated to the forces of nature as well as events that influence the uncharted territories of the human mind, my music is designed to resonate with the listener, whether it's by inducing the deepest sensations of fright, apprehension, and existential angst, or by tapping into the more introspective, tranquil, and pensive part of the individual's inner core. The compositions are heavily influenced by Classical music from all periods, contemporary Rock and Metal music, as well as Horror, Sci-Fi, Suspense, and Drama film scores. Each individual work tells a story in it's own right, painting a picture of the grotesque, asymmetrical, peculiar, unsettling, spinechilling things, ideas, and events that leave a lasting impression on the mind.My first release, Nocturnes For Nightmares, saw the moonlight of the night in October of 2010, on Halloween. My follow up, Invocations, emerged on a Friday the 13th in April of 2010. Both albums are different in many ways, yet still carry the expressionist framework that defines and solidifies a distinct sound. Gyps Fulvus III: Reflections, Revelations, and Roads Less Taken was released in early 2015. It is, so far, the most ambitious release to date, with guest musicians appearing and the infusion of music styles not heard on previous albums. It is structured as a double album, with 13 individual tracks on the first disc, and a 14 part concept album which comprises the second disc.In 2016,The Lich: Book I, has been released. Inspired by Symphonic Metal, Gothic Metal, and Progressive Rock, The Lich is a concept album which tells a tale about a person who dies, comes back as a lich, and sets out on a quest to see how he died, who murdered him, and how he can deliver punishment. The instrumental version was released in early December 2015 on digitial download only, while the complete edition with vocals was released worldwide on April 30, 2016.In November 2016, I released my latest work, Solstice. A radical shift away from my Horror inspired works, Solstice catpures the lively, jovial, rustic aspects of the Winter season. It allows the listener to immerse oneself in the splendid and superb aspects of celebrating the coming of Winter, without going into religious territory or being geared towards mundane mass modern consumerist trends. Aside from working on solo albums, I record and perform music full-time as lead Guitarist and songwriter in the band Danse dE Sade. I work and contribute as a session musician for studio albums and live performances of other bands/artists works. I compose, produce and record music for films, games, podcasts, internet advertisements, and stock libraries. I run a video series on YouTube called Sound Sorcery, where I review and analyze interesting and eclectic music from all eras and genres.
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