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Solo Guitar Virtuoso STEVE DADAIAN Unveils New Music Video for “Beneath The Citadel”
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New Full-Length Album, Follow The Light, out Tomorrow, Friday, February 1, 2019
Fast-rising fusion guitarist STEVE DADAIAN will release his upcoming new full-length concept album, Follow The Light, tomorrow, Friday, February 1, 2019. Today, following the release of his three latest tracks/videos for “Follow the Light“, “Soul Connection” (featuring Soilwork‘s Bjorn Strid) and “Red River“, STEVE DADAIAN has revealed a brand new music video for the fast-paced track “Beneath The Citadel” – shot and edited by Ethan Bill and filmed in both the Bronx, NY and North Haledon, NJ. Watch now via Metal Injection: http://www.metalinjection.net/
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STEVE DADAIAN says about the video: “We decided to shoot a video for “Beneath the Citadel” because it’s a really fun song to play live and conceptually is an important part of the story since it marks the main character’s descent in his journey. A lot of my classical influence is present here too; for example, there is live violin doubling my guitar lines at times and a Bach-inspired fugue that make an appearance amidst the heavy rhythm and lead lines. We filmed this in two locations, one of which was in an underground vault that really gave a cool vibe to the whole shoot.”
Featuring razor-sharp solos, theatrical, symphonic soundscapes and unforgettable melodies, STEVE DADAIAN‘s new album, Follow The Light,starts strong with an ominous, movie-soundtrack-ready introduction preparing the listener for the album, aptly titled “The Journey Ahead”. The album wastes no time beginning its epic tale with the metal/jazz fusion track “Follow The Light”, and continues to flux amid orchestral-influenced pieces such as “Forest Requiem” and larger-than-life metal opuses like “Soul Connection”.
Follow The Light can be pre-ordered via Bandcamp, iTunes and Amazon now. The physical version of Follow The Light also includes a written component, allowing the listener to follow the album’s epic story both on paper and in auditory form.
New Jersey native STEVE DADAIAN discovered his love for the guitar at a young age. Even while studying at the prestigious Columbia University in the city of New York, Dadaian continued to hone his craft as an artist. The then 21-year-old classically-trained guitarist spent the little spare time he had reaching top spots at national guitar competitions hosted by Slash, John Petrucci (Dream Theater) and Jon Donais (Anthrax, Shadows Fall), performing at events with the likes of Yngwie Malmsteen, Steve Vai, and Nicko McBrain, and dazzling crowds at venues like the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
STEVE DADAIAN endorses DR strings, ESP Guitars, Synergy Amps, and Lunastone pedals.
Follow The Light track listing:
1) The Journey Ahead
2) Follow the Light
3) Forest Requiem
4) Red River
5) Beneath the Citadel
6) Soul Connection (guest vocals by Björn Strid of Soilwork, intro notes by Serj Tankian of System of a Down)
7) Presence of Mind
8) Clash in the Corridor
9) On Silver Shores
Follow The Light Credits:
Guitar & Bass – Steve Dadaian
Drums – Ryan Bertone
Tracking – Room368 Productions (Haworth, NJ)
Mixing & Mastering – Develop Device Studios
STEVE DADAIAN online:
Facebook – www.facebook.com/
Instagram – www.instagram.com/stevedadaian
YouTube – www.youtube.com/stevedadaian