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I am, at my core, a musician. I am meticulous and impulsive, calm and fiery, laid back and intense. I often battle to maintain a balance between the creative and intellectual sides of my personality. The San Francisco music scene of the 70s and 80s was an ideal environment to develop my deep love of melody and loud, intricate guitar. Through my early musical experiences, I came to understand the power of collaboration, both in the success of a single band and in the evolution of an entire music scene. Without music as a primary fuel, I would not be the software engineer, DJ or father that I am today.

Heavy, melodic rock, metal and pop. The key is heavy music and melody in the vocals. Draw from every era of metal, grunge, alternative, etc. Just as excited about present day heroic, melodic and goth metal as I have been with 80's metal, nu metal, etc. Huge appetite for evolution and change in music, as long as it has that thing we all recognize as "Heavy". Most recent heavy tribute project: ://.dangerltd
My Scattershock album: ://.scattershock/

To better understand me, read my blog, Meandering Through Heavy, ://.davidhearst/ where I attempt to share my thoughts on music, life, and new album and concert reviews.
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Member since:
Sep 12 2012
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
10 to 50
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week


I am attracted to vocally rich, melodic music with a ‘heavy’ slant. Among my early influences you will find Aerosmith, UFO, the Scorpions and Rainbow, but I have an immense appetite and welcome every new generation of heavy music. Lately, I have been enjoying the works of Avenged Sevenfold, Bullet For My Valentine, My Chemical Romance, Charon and Poisonblack. Unlike the common assumptions about heavy, aggressive music, it's a source of calm and focus for me and is one of the few places where I really feel at home.

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Rhythm Guitar:
Lead Guitar:
Acoustic Guitar:
Background Singer:


ENGL Powerball, ENGL Sovereign, Anderson 7-strings, Anderson 6-strings