Blakenstein is not a local club band. We are a Stadium Act ready to explode. Seasoned; well known and killer sounding pro shredders in the band; no weak links. Our plan is very few local big venue shows & we're off to Latin America & soon after Europe. We're connected and have all been successful in the music industry.
Blakenstein is the next EPIC band to step up to the big plate.
Blakenstein combines dark riffs, energetic shredding dual guitar, hook, and strong, soaring female vocals, often compared to Black Sabbath meets Nightwish with lots of shred. The band boasts experienced stalwarts of the Metal scene, including Band Founder Blakenstein (Formerly of Oil, Deceiver & Captain Black) on Lead Guitar & Vocals (Blake is also the Composer,Lyricist, Musical Director & Visionary), Lead Vocalist Arminta (Formerly of Darkness Falls), and Drum Master Jorge Iacobellis (Formerly of Hyrax, Michael Scheckner Group)
Live; Blakenstein’s stage show is a high-energy, theatrical feast. Blakenstein is consistently ranked in the top 10 on Reverb Nation’s Metal charts, and their first single “Sanctuary” was released globally on Versailles Records “Guitar Wizards” compilation, released 1-14-14 & is distributed by Best Buy. James "The Hit Man" Mills is the Official Graphic Artist for Blakenstein.
- Screen name:
- Member since:
- Jun 10 2011
- Active over 1 month ago
- Level of commitment:
- Very Committed
- Years together:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Tend to practice:
- 2-3 times per week
- Available to gig:
- 2-3 nights a week
- 38 years
Sabbath, Nightwish, Symphony X, Dimebag, Rhoads, ATR, Killswitch Engage, Godsmack, Mudvayne, etc. We take everything to the extreme layered with hook.
Members Of Band
Blakenstein: Lead Guitar & Vocals
Arminta: Lead Vocals
Jorge Iacobellis - Drums
Daniel Burnham - Bass
Blakenstein's gear: 2 Mesa Boogie Rectifier Cabs, Mess 2-90 power amp, Mesa Tri-Axis, Rocktron Intellifex, Seinheiser G2 Evolution wireless, Aphex Exciter, Furman AR1215, Korg DTR-1 Digital Strobe tuner, Mesa flight case, 2 USA Jackson Randy Rhoades w/floating tremelos.
Daniels gear: Modified Carvin BR810 Cabinet, Rack mount SVT-4 Pro 1600 watt Amplifier, Line 6 Bass POD live Processor, & Schecter Stiletto Custom 5 String Basses
Jorge's gear is endless. He's endorsed by DW Drums so he has 3 Nine piece double bass DW kits; an array of cymbols, including a Large gong, mics, triggers; he's endorsed by Anvil cases, Axis and the list goes on.
13th Hour "unmixed"
13th Hour "unmixed" Track number: 7 Year: 2014 Album: 13th Hour Genre: Metal
We will be re-recording all of our songs w/our new drummer Jorge Iacobellis formerly of Hirax & Michael Schekner Group. That's when you'll the songs polised with a solid drummer, that has a solid meter. Blakenestein
Torn Apart Track number: 3 Year: 2015 Genre: Metal
Sanctuary on Undead Radio Darkest Jack
Sanctuary on Undead Radio Darkest Jack Track number: 8 Year: 2014 Album: Guitar Wizards Genre: Metal
Thisi is our most mellow "radio song" and as you can hear by the DJ's comments; Blakenstein is killing it on the radio
The Prince - unmixed
The Prince - unmixed Track number: 2 Year: 2014 Album: 13th Hour Genre: Metal
All of the songs you are hearing are "unmixed, dry, no fx. We will be re-recording everything & more with our new drummer Jorge Iacobellis formerly of Hirax & MIchael Schekner Group. That's when you'll hear these polised with a solid drummer that has a solid meter.
33 Track number: 12 Year: 2014 Album: 13th Hour Genre: Acoustic