Matthew J D


Accordion, Acoustic Guitar, Background Singer, Bagpipes, Banjo, Bass Guitar, Cello, Clarinet, DJ, Dobro, Electronic Music, Fiddle, Flute, Harmonica, Harp, Lead Guitar, Mandolin, Other, Other Percussion, Piano, Saxophone, Steel guitar, Trombone, Trumpet, Ukulele, Upright bass, Violin, Vocalist - Alto, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Soprano, Vocalist - Tenor.


Hey everyone, I'm just starting to get very heavily back into music after serving in the military and then working in the oilfield both of which careers dominated my free time. I began playing guitar at age 8 and have always been a true metal head, almost every subgenre has been able to hold my attention in one way or another. What I lack in songwriting experience I make up for in technical ability; due to the lack of metal musicians in central AL where I grew up I spent most of my time practicing alone and becoming very proficient at playing. I'm a recent transplant to North Florida and have decided since I am now self employed it's a good time to really buckle down and invest some time in what I actually enjoy in life which is playing music. Mostly been daydreaming about starting up something Heavy/Doomy/Sludgy with a sprinkling of some melodies and sweet riffage , but I have always loved all heavy music so I'd love nothing more than to jam with some talented folks and see what music happens
Contact: 619-816-0944 or : Matthew DeStefanis

Screen name:
Matthew J D
Member since:
Apr 27 2017
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Under 10
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
6-7 nights a week
Most available:


From a technical standpoint my playing was mostly influenced by: Skeletonwitch, Behemoth, Angra (Kiko Loureiro), Chris Broderick, old Born of Osiris, Parkway Drive, and August Burns Red, High on Fire, The Devil's Blood, Mastodon, Whitechapel, Arsis

Music I am currently into: The Sword, Dopelord, High on Fire, Opeth, The Order Israfel, Gojira, Elder, Sleep, Candlemass, Mastodon, Black Tundra, Book of the Black Earth, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Behemoth

Instrument experience:

Lead Guitar:
Rhythm Guitar:
Acoustic Guitar:


Guitars: Gibson Explorer and ESP EC-1000
Amp: 65watt Crate VFX is all thats left after moving from San Diego to Seatle to LA to New Orleans then San Diego again then finally here all in less than 5 years (plans to re-upgrade rig by the end of summer 2017)