AlexanderK Alexander K

Texas   United States of America
Member since January 7, 2016

Collaborations: 13   Joined: 33   Tracks: 382


   

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.


River of Black

Adult Alternative
79 Files, 11mo+23dy ago
JustVera JustVera, AlexanderK, srhangover + 2 more
 

Valhalla's Gates

Metal
3 Files, 2yr+7mo ago
AlexanderK AlexanderK, dwfreak
 

Hipster Melancholy (working title)

Goth Rock
2 Files, 2yr+8mo ago
AlexanderK AlexanderK
 

King's Parade (Labodaz Spin)

Hard Rock
36 Files, 2yr+11mo ago
ipft ipft, AlexanderK, Mykk
 

Blinded by Fear

Death Metal/Black Metal
6 Files, 2yr+7mo ago
AlexanderK AlexanderK
 

Incommunicable (FINISHED)

Metal
22 Files, 2yr+12mo ago
Ratatoskr Ratatoskr, MrJinx68, AlexanderK
 

Classical 8

Classical
4 Files, 3yr+10mo ago
AlexanderK AlexanderK
 

You're My Girl

Blues-Rock
24 Files, 4yr+6mo ago
GeorgeSC GeorgeSC, Benn, Organn + 2 more
 

Thysolitude - My Ascension

Death Metal/Black Metal
10 Files, 4yr+4mo ago
Thysolitude Thysolitude, AlexanderK
 

Bleedin' Me Dry / Featuring AlexanderK

Metal
31 Files, 4yr+6mo ago
USAsongwriter USAsongwriter, AlexanderK
 

Lights Out - Liquid Babylon

Goth Rock
8 Files, 4yr+4mo ago
CITANULKIS CITANULKIS, elmentraudt, AlexanderK
 

Thysolitude - Ceremonial Oath Infernal

Death Metal/Black Metal
15 Files, 4yr+6mo ago
Thysolitude Thysolitude, AlexanderK
 

Sturm und Drang (English version)

Industrial
13 Files, 4yr+7mo ago
AlexanderK AlexanderK
 

Ignorance

Metal
19 Files, 4yr+9mo ago
RicardoCamargo RicardoCamargo, AndreaSpace, AlexanderK + 1 more
 

Zenith

Downtempo
47 Files, 10mo+10dy ago
MikeyMojo MikeyMojo, FrankYann, Flyerboy737 + 4 more
 

Doc Holliday

Rock & Roll
61 Files, 4yr+5mo ago
MikeyMojo MikeyMojo, Flyerboy737, fredricxon + 3 more
 

King's Parade

Hard Rock
51 Files, 1yr+2mo ago
ipft ipft, AlexanderK, dwfreak + 1 more
 

WHOOP ASS!!

Hard Rock
55 Files, 4yr+9mo ago
ZankFrappa ZankFrappa, DrVenture, AlexanderK
 

Santana Style Song

Alternativo & Rock Latino
33 Files, 4yr+11mo ago
WilliamP WilliamP, GeorgeSC, AudioPickle + 2 more
 

Shes a Woman

Classic Rock
15 Files, 4yr+1mo ago
AviRosenfeld AviRosenfeld, AlexanderK, Loken
 

Strange Days Jam - Kompoz Jam Band

Fusion
31 Files, 4yr+7mo ago
AloudArt AloudArt, sloppy, Mandoman + 4 more
 

The Dream Is Dead

Metal
95 Files, 4yr+8mo ago
rockindrummer68 rockindrummer68, GeorgeSC, AlexanderK + 1 more
 

The Kompoz Jam Band

Soundtrack
17 Files
Mandoman Mandoman
 

Martial Law

Death Metal/Black Metal
3 Files, 4yr+12mo ago
AlexanderK AlexanderK
 

The Kompoz Jam Band

Soundtrack
17 Files, 4yr+12mo ago
Mandoman Mandoman, AlexanderK, FIGSOUNDS + 3 more
 

The Ides of December

Metal
41 Files, 3yr+11mo ago
AlexanderK AlexanderK, Wire-and-Wood, ZankFrappa + 1 more
 

Breed

Prog-Rock/Art Rock
70 Files, 2yr+6mo ago
auraslie auraslie, Wire-and-Wood, AlexanderK
 

Sturm und Drang (German Version)

Industrial
14 Files, 4yr+7mo ago
AlexanderK AlexanderK, joel_sattlersongs, Nightspirit
 

Exposure / The Bitching Disease - Featuring AlexanderK & AndrewB

Metal
33 Files, 4yr+7mo ago
USAsongwriter USAsongwriter, AndrewB, AlexanderK
 

Battle For World Dominance

Metal
34 Files, 4yr+8mo ago
rockindrummer68 rockindrummer68, AlexanderK, GeorgeSC + 2 more
 

A Creature Is Coming

Metal
55 Files, 4yr+9mo ago
rockindrummer68 rockindrummer68, GeorgeSC, AlexanderK + 3 more
 

Horrid Progeny / Featuring AlexanderK

Metal
14 Files, 4yr+7mo ago
USAsongwriter USAsongwriter, AlexanderK
 

Rub

Hard Rock
37 Files, 4yr+3mo ago
CliffStevens CliffStevens, ToNeMan, antonklinkt + 2 more
 

Father of Deceit (And Lies)

Metal
72 Files, 4yr+8mo ago
Nightspirit Nightspirit, USAsongwriter, Erwinew + 2 more
 

Gothic Rock

Goth Rock
23 Files, 3yr+9mo ago
Nightspirit Nightspirit, AlexanderK
 

The Last Days of Rock n Roll (Completed)

Rock & Roll
27 Files, 4yr+4mo ago
BillyLimbo BillyLimbo, Ivancant, AlexanderK