Matt Chanway – The Beyond (single) (instrumental) (Guitar Shredder) (2019)
For fans of Conquering Dystopia, Alluvial, Revocation, Nevermore, Voivod
Release Date: TBD
PR Rep – Jon Asher – asher(@)ashermediarelations.com
“You can hear the love of playing the guitar that emanates from the fingers of this extremely talented player with song after song of thrills and heavy shredding.” – Altered Frequencies
“This is not an album just for shredders, it’s for anyone who wants an album of great metal that will get your head banging and wear your air guitar out.” – The Ripple Effect
“Burstfire solos, frantic time signatures, complicated riffing and the like are all signposts of an artist who wants to see how far he can go. Unsurprisingly, this ambition pays off. The release could stand on its own as proof that Matt could play alongside the world’s greatest in shred guitar.” – Prog Sphere Magazine, February 2017
“The progressive metal genre never ceases to provide scores of insanely skilled guitar-slingers, and Vancouver’s Matt Chanway can now be recognized as another mind-blowing practitioner of the style.” – Guitar.com
“Ferocious, fast, and fucking awesome, Matt Chanway indeed has a scintillating skill that surely many would aspire to. His compositions are interesting, invigorating, intense, and inspiring: everything instrumental prog metal should be.” – Swept Media
“The guitar god’s name may not be familiar quite yet, but based on this display, it’s evident that Chanway is going to become one of the most recognized modern axe slingers. I dare you to take a listen to this record and not be in awe at the speed, precision, and cohesive spark that carries the record through.” – Lords of Dogwood”
“Released Christmas Day, Matt Chanway’s eponymous solo album is a showcase for his virtuosic guitar playing and intricate song crafting. The six song album is decidedly modern, never resting on its laurels however from time to time, echoes from those pioneers of thrash metal will sear through, keeping the album packed with adrenaline. Produced with the help of drum programmer Jacob Craner and bassist/engineer Stuart Hidalgo, this album will leave you wondering why you ever needed the barking and screeching of a vocalist in the first place.” – Music-News.com
Matt Chanway is a Canadian guitarist, instructor, and session musician from Vancouver BC. His debut album was released in 2016 to critical acclaim, and not long after finished as a finalist in Guitar Idol, the world’s foremost guitar competition showcasing the top emerging players on the planet. Holding a Fellowship in music performance from the University of West London, Matt teaches guitar and theory full-time in his hometown Vancouver BC.
Matt’s playing is inspired by a combination of the old and new school, with rock guitar players from the 80’s, modern progressive “shredders” such as Dan Mongrain and Jeff Loomis, as well as 70’s jazz-rock musicians John Mahavishnu and Al Di Meola. Fans of challenging, progressive, intense instrumental music – artists such as Alluvial, Tony Macalpine, Martyr, Vitalism – will enjoy Chanway’s music.
In 2019, Chanway releases his first new music since 2016, the single ‘The Beyond’. Three more singles are to be released throughout the 2nd half of the year, with info on live performances coming soon.