AlexanderK Alexander K

Texas   United States of America
Member since January 7, 2016

Collaborations: 12   Joined: 33   Tracks: 372


   

Bio

AlexanderK is a songwriter, guitarist, bassist and recording engineer currently living in Houston, Texas, USA.

Lead guitarist and vocalist of Descent Into Madness (power/symphonic metal):

www.DescentIntoMadness.com

Solo project Egregore (Industrial/Thrash Metal):

https://www.reverbnation.com/egregoreband

AlexanderK rock/hard rock project:

https://www.reverbnation.com/alexanderk

I first became aware of music when I listened to my dad's Queen and Deep Purple collection but always felt that something was missing from these bands, like they could be heavier and faster. Thus, in my early teenage years I moved on to Kiss, Scorpions, AC/DC, WASP, and some of the NWOBHM bands, but again the heaviness was missing...so I progressed over to things heavier and faster, Slayer, Metallica, Sodom, Kreator, Destruction...all the way to Napalm Death...then I discovered the melody was missing...so I tuned it down a notch and have to say that even to this day some of my all time favorites are Carcass (Heartwork), At The Gates (Terminal Spirit Disease), Exodus (Tempo of the Damned), Coroner (Mental Vortex, Grin).

Since my teenage years I've diversified my tastes to include some lighter listening, currently am fan of Joe Bonamassa, especially on his collaborations with Glenn Hughes and Jason Bonham (Black Country Communion). Some jazz, gypsy swing, experimental, instrumental music, etc.

Can't say I like much of the music produced in the 90s or 2000s, especially on the pop side of things and don't really have respect to karaoke singing (rap music).

Most of the time you can catch me listening to a 60s or 70s rock and hard rock LPs as I feel some of the music produced in that period contains some of the best performances and the technology was sophisticated enough to capture a good sound and primitive enough to prohibit much fakery (auto-tune, comping, etc.), so thus we are left usually with really good performances.

Some of my favorite artists in no particular order:

Tommi Vetterli (Coroner)

Ronnie James Dio

Andy Laroque (King Diamond)

Garry Moore

Ihsahn (Emperor)

Joe Bonamassa

Kirk Hammett (pre-wah era)

Roger Waters

David Gilmour

Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden)

Adrian Murray (Iron Maiden)

Chuck Schuldiner

Lhasa De Sela

Adrian Erlandsson (Arch Enemy)

Phil Lynott (Thin Lizzy)

Angelo Debarre

Chris and Michael Amott

Uli Jon Roth

Yngwie Malmsteen

Joe Satriani

Jaco Pastorius

Mikael Akerfeldt

Tom G. Warrier (Celtic Frost, Tryptikon, Hellhammer)

Chronos (Venom)

Frank Zappa

Quorthon (Bathory)

Al DiMeola

Jeff Waters (Annihilator)

Denner and Shermann (Mercyful Fate)

Gonzalo Bergara

... and the list goes on.

One thing that I particularly dislike is SCHLOCK, so unless you really have something original and are just painting by numbers, you can refrain from contacting me.

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+22Guitar-Lead
+21Guitar
+9Engineering-Mixing
+5Bass guitar

Latest Collaborations Created See All

Valhalla's Gates

Metal
3 Files, 1yr+11mo ago
AlexanderK AlexanderK, dwfreak
 

Hipster Melancholy (working title)

Goth Rock
2 Files, 1yr+12mo ago
AlexanderK AlexanderK
 

Blinded by Fear

Death Metal/Black Metal
6 Files, 1yr+11mo ago
AlexanderK AlexanderK
 

Classical 8

Classical
4 Files, 3yr+2mo ago
AlexanderK AlexanderK
 

Collaborations Joined See All

Inner Peace

Hard Rock
21 Files, 4mo+24dy ago
AlfredoM AlfredoM, Froz, AlexanderK + 2 more
 

River of Black

Adult Alternative
79 Files, 4 months ago
JustVera JustVera, AlexanderK, srhangover + 2 more
 

King's Parade (Labodaz Spin)

Hard Rock
36 Files, 2yr+3mo ago
ipft ipft, AlexanderK, Mykk
 

Incommunicable (FINISHED)

Metal
22 Files, 2yr+4mo ago
Ratatoskr Ratatoskr, MrJinx68, AlexanderK
 

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AlexanderK added a comment to the Engineering-Mixing Mix in the collaboration The Flood
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AlexanderK added a comment to the Engineering-Mixing Mix in the collaboration Inner Peace
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AlexanderK added a comment to the Engineering-Mixing Mix in the collaboration Inner Peace
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AlexanderK added a comment to the Engineering-Scratch Demo Mix in the collaboration 2019V
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