Hey guys, I'm Angel.
I was born on June 13, 1985 in New Jersey.
The timeline goes something like this...
2001: I pick up the guitar at age 15. My teachers: Nirvana, Metallica & Chevelle amongst many others.
2003: I start writing music as a solo instrumentalist after playing in local bands.
2008: Revelations is finally released after years of crashed hard-drives, no money and spending over a year of my life homeless. It does well enough to catch the attention of 40 Below Summer; we join forces with members of FLAW to create Black Market Hero.
2009: The Speed of Dark is released in October. I continue to perform tons of dates with both Black Market Hero and AV. After two years with BMH, I leave and begin to write my next solo record.
2011: Universal Language is released. This begins my working relationship with Will Putney/The Machine Shop who produced, mixed and mastered it. The album was very well received with much, to my surprise, critical acclaim.
I begin writing for Away With Words Parts 1 and 2.
2012: I'm approached to join Vext, a supergroup consisting of Tommy Vext (Divine Heresy, SNOT) and members of Mutiny Within (including my drummer Bill Fore). We write and record our debut release titled Impermanence. We shoot a video at New York's Beauty & Essex with a mighty fine lady. We started to play out often, many dates with AV on the same bill. We had an absolute blast, however, when it came time to sign deals your homeboy just wasnt ready.
2014: Away With Words Part 1 is crowd-funded, released and again produced by Will Putney and Randy Lebeouf at The Machine Shop. I document the experience in a 4 part video documentary. I come back with a humdigger of a video for the song ".. _ _ _" (Two). I embark on my first out of state runs. I shoot another video for ". _ _ _ _" (One).
I lose my best friend, Rich Forcellati to ALS in December of 2014. Losing him was such a wake up call; I realized that the only thing worst than living with regret was to die with it. So 5 months later....
2015: I quit my day job, put all of my trust in my fans and headline my first full US + Canada tour.
2016: I re-record/re-release The Speed of Dark as The Speed of Dark: Revisited. I tour the US + Canada with Intervals and Plini, then later again with Gus G.
2017: I release my full length concept album Synapse, with it videos for "Dopamine" and "Serotonin." Shortly prior the single/video for "Wave of Synergy" with Andy James was released in support of our Fall 2017 European tour. I then launch the first ever Guitar Collective US tour with Scale the Summit and Andy James across the US and Canada. 2017 also marks the year that I became a member of the Charvel family and began prototyping for my signature production model.
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