Progressive guitar virtuoso ANGEL VIVALDI is fresh off of his successful Touring You Apart tour and already planning his touring schedule for spring 2016. In the meantime, Vivaldi has been hard at work putting the finishing touches on his cover of “Crystal Planet” (featuringAs Blood Runs Black‘s Dan Sugarman), originally performed by guitar legend Joe Satriani.
ANGEL VIVALDI is pleased to unleash this re-imagined track along with its accompanying music video. Watch here:
ANGEL VIVALDI‘s modern progressive take on Satriani’s guitar rock anthem sees the song in a much heavier light. “The original has practically no rhythm guitar in it at all. A lot of those progressions were fantastic but were often overlooked by, of course, Joe’s stellar playing. My goal was to make the song groovier and exaggerate the leads with different dynamics/harmonies,” Vivaldi says. “I’ve always admired Joe’s ability to say a lot with the simplest phrasing. I wanted to honor these melodies with more dramatic, sometimes even aggressive variations to compliment the feel of the rhythm guitars.”
The video was directed by Tony Stewart, who also sat in the director’s chair for Vivaldi’s video for the track “A Martian Winter”. The “Crystal Planet” cover was produced by Will Putney at Graphic Nature Audio (After The Burial, Shadows Fall, Northlane
). Putney also produced Vivaldi’s latest release, Away With Words, Part 1
) and the critically acclaimed Universal Language EP
“Crystal Planet” and more releases are available on iTunes and Bandcamp
About ANGEL VIVALDI:
Rated #3 in Prog-Sphere’s Top Guitarists of 2014 alongside John Petrucci, Tosin Abasi and many others, ANGEL VIVALDI ‘s critically acclaimed Away With Words Part 1 (2014) catapulted him into a group of elite modern day guitarists. Metal Injection called it, “a beautiful amalgamation of progressive grooves and guitar shred”. Vivaldi unique blend of spell-binding guitar anthems, tasteful yet virtuosic playing and engaging song arrangements have captured the ears of many who would have never given instrumental music a listen. 2011’s Universal Language is a must-hear staple in today’s instrumental album catalog.
ANGEL VIVALDI has visually captivated millions with stunning video releases such as “A Martian Winter, ” “. . _ _ _ (Two),” and “. _ _ _ _ (One).” The stories and cinematography are beautifully coupled with Vivaldi’s signature guitar themes and epic riffs.
Order ANGEL VIVALDI Albums:
iTunes Away With Words Part 1 | Universal Language | The Speed of Dark