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Montreal, QC – June 19, 2019
For fans of Conquering Dystopia, Alluvial, Revocation, Nevermore, Voivod
Guitar Shredder MATT CHANWAY Shares Playthrough Video For Single ‘The Beyond’
A finalist of Guitar Idol, the world’s foremost guitar competition showcasing the top emerging players on the planet along with holding a fellowship in music performance from the University of West London, instrumental guitar shredder Matt Chanway returns with his new single ‘The Beyond’, which is one of four planned tracks to be released in the second half of 2019. As a Canadian guitarist, instructor, and session musician from Vancouver BC, Chanway’s single ‘The Beyond’ follows his critically acclaimed debut self-titled album released in 2016.
Chanway’s playing is inspired by a combination of the old and new school, with rock guitar players from the ’80s, 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.
“Unlike my debut album that was a compilation of material written from 2008-2016, ‘The Beyond’ is the first of brand new instrumental music I have written from scratch. I chose the simple track title both as a representation of music, which pushes beyond my previous creative boundaries and of my own transformation in the past year from an aspiring shred guitar player to a full-time pro musician.”
Listen and watch to ‘The Beyond’ at the following link: https://youtu.be/iPqWB64OjVM
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“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