IvanCisternas
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Band to Join, Vocalist, Rhythm Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums.

ABOUT

Don't drink. Don't drug. Married. No children. Presently playing with Sanctuary (Iron Maiden Tribute Band) and Into The Void (Black Sabbath Tribute Band) but, i've been in many bands throughout the years including, a Megadeth Tribute Band, an AC/DC Tribute Band, a couple of Top 40 cover bands, an 80's Metal cover band, some Classic Rock cover bands, an original, girl-fronted, NJ Pop Rock band and, I was even part of a Gabber Band back in the late 90's!

I have extensive stage and some touring experience. All pro gear, transportation and a passport.

Some highlights of where I've played over the years include, the hallowed CB-GB's, BB Kings, Starland Ballroom, House of Blues (Atlantic City), M3 Festival (in Maryland), Speaking Rock (El Paso, Texas), a Gabber Festival in Amsterdam, Netherlands, The Hard Rock Cafe in Santo Domningo, DR, The Chance Theatre (Poughkeepsie, NY), JB McGiuness (Maryland) and many other NY / NJ / VA / MASS / CT / PA clubs so, i've been around the block.

Tracks are mostly incomplete ideas and are in need of real drums, vocals / lyrics and some further arranging.

All tracks were written, performed, recorded and mixed by yours truly in Pro Tools (Except for New 08-01-16 which was done in Cubase 6.5) using my Pod 2.0 and Bass Pod. Drums are programmed with Addictive Drums 2.0. The solos are all first takes and off the cuff, except for 08-01-16 which, was a third take). :) One day i'll go back and do some legitimate, and more thought out solos. For now..., they work. :)

Screen name:
IvanCisternas
Member since:
Nov 21 2005
Active within 24 hours
Level of commitment:
Touring
Years playing music:
35
Gigs played:
Over 100
Most available:
Nights

Influences

METAL: Maiden, Priest, Metallica, Anthrax, Megadeth, Dream Theater, etc...

JAZZ: Return To Forever, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Al Dimeola, Weather Report, etc...

CLASSIC ROCK: Sabbath, Zep, Pink Floyd, Yes, Frank Zappa, etc...

MODERN: Tool, System Of A Down, Alice In Chains, Soundgarten, Opeth, Killswitch Engage, etc...

Instrument experience:

Rhythm Guitar:
Expert
Lead Guitar:
Expert
Acoustic Guitar:
Advanced
Background Singer:
Advanced

EQUIPMENT

Guitars: Heritage Les Paul, Two Gibson SG's, Hand-Built SG, Custom Built Warmoth Strat, Hand-Built PRS Styled Guitar, Fender Precision Bass, a Fender Mandolin and a Fender Acoustic Guitar

Amps: Marshall JVM410H 100W Head, Marshall TSL100 100W Head, Marshall 4x12 Stereo Cab, Mesa Boogie Dual Rec 100W Head, Marshall TSL602 60W 2x12 Combo, Refurbished Ampeg Gemini I 30W Tube Combo (For Recording) and a Line 6 4x12 Stereo Cab.

Other: Two TC Electronics G-Major 2 Rigs, each including a Furman Line Conditioner, a Rocktron Patchmate 8 Looper and a Rocktron Midimate Controller. Many old school FX Pedals and a couple of DIY pedalboards.

Recording: In the all too painfully slow process of building a pro quality home studio. At present, i'm using a MOTU 828 Mk3 and two 8Pre's for a total of 24 tracks at 48K 24-bit. A variety of mics for recording drums, instruments and vocals. Several AKG headphones, some DI's, a couple of Alesis Compressors and a couple of cheap ART Tube Mic Pre's. In time, these will be upgraded.

MUSIC

CALENDAR

Come check out Into The Void (Black Sabbath Tribute) at Sweeney's Saloon (13639 Philmont Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19116) for two hours + of Classic Black Sabbath.

Come check out Sanctuary (Iron Maiden Tribute) for two hours + of Classic Iron Maiden at Tom n Jerry's (1006 MacDade Boulevard, Folsom, PA 19033).

Past Events

Come check out Sanctuary (Iron Maiden tribute) for a full set of Classic Iron Maiden at Dingbatz ( 620 Van Houten Ave, Clifton, NJ 07013). Other bands TBA.

Come check out Sanctuary (Iron Maiden tribute) for a full set of classic Iron Maiden at Poor Richard's (116 School Street, Chicopee, MA 01013). Other bands TBA.

Come check out Sanctuary (Iron Maiden Tribute) at Club Chrome (405 Hudson River Road, Waterford, NY 12188) for a full set of classic Iron Maiden tracks with British Steel (Judas Priest Tribute) as special guests.

Come check out Into The Void (Black Sabbath Tribute) for two + hours of Classic Black Sabbath at The Bayou (580 Gramatan Avenue, Mt. Vernon, NY 10552).

Come check out Sanctuary (Iron Maiden Tribute) at The Brighton Bar (121 Brighton Ave, Long Branch, NJ 07740) for a full set of Classic Iron Maiden. Other bands TBA.

Come check out Into The Void (Black Sabbath Tribute) at Sweeney's Saloon (13639 Philmont Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19116) for two + hours of Classic Black sabbath.

Come check out Into The Void (Black Sabbath Tribute) at Jim Byrne Wee Pub (93-03 95th Ave, Ozone Park, NY 11416) for two + hours of Classic Black Sabbath.

Playing with Sanctuary: The Iron Maiden Experience at Tom n Jerry's in Philadelphia

Playing with Sanctuary: The Iron Maiden Experience at Bar XIII in Delaware

Playing With Sanctuary: The Iron Maiden Experience at Dingbatz in Clifton, NJ

Playing with Sanctuary: The Iron Maiden Experience at Tom n Jerry's in Philadelphia

Playing with Sanctuary: The Iron Maiden Experience at Dingbatz in Clifton, NJ

Playing with Sanctuary: The Iron Maiden Experience at Tom n Jerry's in Philadelphia

Playing with Sanctuary: The Iron Maiden Experience at Brian's BBQ in Middletown, NY

I'll be playing with In My Darkest Hour at Dingbatz in Clifton, NJ on the 26th of August. In My Darkest Hour was a Megadeth Tribute Band that had no luck getting any gigs other than Dingbatz so, it was officially disbanded many months ago. I think it's a birthday bash or something, as we were requested to play so, probably be a blast. No idea who the other bands will be but, I heard mention of a Pantera band being in the roster. We'll see. If you're in the area....

I'll be playing with Beyond The Black at Dingbatz in Clifton, NJ on August 6th. We're usually sandwiched between the opener and the headliners so, show time is probably gonna be at around 10:00. We cover Priest, Maiden, Queensryche, King Diamond, Megadeth and more. Stop by if you're in the area and say hi.

I will be playing with my Iron Maiden Tribute brethren at The Chance Theatre in Poughkeepsie, NY on July 23rd. We're headlining so, won't go on till 10:30 - 11:00. Doors open earlier of course. Always some good opening bands so, show up early if you can. Been with Sanctuary for 6 - 7 years now. Great, tight band. If you're in the area, stop by and say hello.