Joe Stump is one of the most intense and over the top guitarists on the planet. His maniacal guitar driven releases are amazing displays of power and jaw dropping technical command. He was named by Guitar One Magazine as one of the ten fastest shredders of all time and by Guitarist as one of the top 20 shredders of all time. Not only a killer shred record but also a great all around guitar driven release, blending neo-classical speed metal, European influenced shred and old school hard rock into a great combination of playing and tracks that will appeal to a wide range of guitar enthusiasts and metal fans worldwide. Great melodies, killer riffs and from the heart emotionally drenched playing are combined with all the insane shredding you’d expect making this the most exciting record of Joe’s career. Proclaimed by many music experts as the ultimate guitar monster you’ll hear why words like Godlike, shred master, brilliant and many more have been used to describe the Shredlord’s unparalleled playing style. On the album’s new material Joe comments, On this record I kind of went back and re-introduced myself to myself. Two of my early albums Guitar Dominance and Supersonic Shred Machine were real favorites among my fans, and this new record is quite similar in that it’s fairly diverse with a cool mixture of tunes stylistically, but it all has my stamp on it. I’d like to think it’s my best overall effort as every aspect of this record is better than anything I’ve ever done, playing wise, guitar tones, compositions, production it’s all steps beyond any of my past releases. It’s also a very entertaining and listenable record considering there are no vocals. A strong Ritchie Blackmore vibe is prevalent on this release, indeed inspiring one track title Blackmore’s Boogie as well as an original ode to the Rainbow classic Gates If Babylon in The Dance of Kashani. Yet there is more on offer than the neo-classical influence such as Old School Throwdown the album sees a guitarist in Joe Stump who survived the changed musical landscapes of the 1990’s with his career and reputation intact and sees Joe 16 years on from his debut album, Guitar Dominance, in the strongest shape yet.