Progressive metal fusion solo artist Matt Chanway is back with his first instrumental release since his 2016 eponymous debut album – the single, The Beyond. Fans of challenging, progressive, intense instrumental music – artists such as Alluvial, Tony MacAlpine, Martyr, Vitalism – don’t want to miss this.
As a guitar player, Chanway has drawn comparisons to Jeff Loomis, Tony MacAlpine, Steve Vai, and Chuck Schuldiner among others, with a songwriting style combining biting riffs with progressive melodies, intricate song structures, and blistering solos. His debut album was received to critical acclaim and landed him as a Top-6 finalist in Guitar Idol, the world’s foremost guitar competition showcasing the top emerging guitarists on the planet. Holding a Fellowship in music performance from the University of West London, Chanway teaches guitar and theory full-time in his hometown Vancouver BC.
In Chanway’s words: “Unlike my debut album which 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.”
Chanway is releasing a total of 4 singles over the course of 2019, with the next single Shadow Complex slated for an August release, and live performance info currently in the works.
For more info on Matt please visit:
BANDCAMP – http://bit.ly/2K9Aat7
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ITUNES – https://apple.co/2WGEDKr