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Rhythm Guitar.

ABOUT

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:
blakenelson
Member since:
Jun 10 2011
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years together:
1
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Age:
38 years

Influences

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

EQUIPMENT

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.

MUSIC