Angel Vivaldi recently sat down for a Metal Injection Ask the Artist session where the axeman dishes on everything from his approach to writing new material to which artist he draws the most inspiration from.
“My music always starts with a concept,” explains Vivaldi, while also playing a quick riff on his custom 7-string Charvel. “The theme of whatever that record is about really dictates the dynamic and the intention behind what I am writing.”
And which famous artist inspires this metal maven the most? Vivaldi’s answer might surprise you.
“Hands down, Michael Jackson!” says Vivaldi. “His music, his albums, his music videos, his live performances … he just cared so much about everything he did.”
If you needed any more proof that instru-metal virtuoso Angel Vivaldi’s playing is not of this planet, look no further than his newest guitar playthrough video for “Synapse.”
“Synapse” is the perfect blend of harmonious atmospheric force Vivaldi is known for. His signature playing is on full display as he glides around on his custom Charvel DK247 at sonic speeds, effortlessly showing off his brisk fretwork.
As the song crests with explosive force, Vivaldi slows the tempo with a smooth tapping technique before screaming out a soaring solo as the song fades.
“Synapse” is the title track of Vivaldi’s fifth album, which you can order here.
“Adenosine” is track No. 7 on instrumental guitar genius Angel Vivaldi’s latest album Synapse and also the most recent cut to get his slickly-produced guitar playthrough video treatment.
Fun fact … Adenosine plays an important role in our sleep schedule as it slows down the activity of neurons. It gradually builds up in our bodies when we are awake and makes us feel sleepy by the end of the day. As our bodies sleep, adenosine molecules break down, ensuring that the cycle starts all over again.
Vivaldi’s track seems to also have its own cycle, starting off fiery with big chords and a staccato rhythm, followed by a melodic lead that builds and then segues into a hypnotic tapping section. The New Jersey progressive axeman also keeps it interesting with his guitar selection as he kicks off the clip with a Charvel Limited Edition Super Stock DK24 and then switches to his very first Charvel signature prototype in Sage Metallic Green, which he’s nicknamed “Rue” after Rue McClanahan who played Blanche on television hit show Golden Girls.
The melodic master Angel Vivaldi continues his YouTube dominance with another video for his track “Endorphin” off latest album SYNAPSE.
The guitarist’s latest video showcases the perfect blend of effortless musicianship and beautiful intonation that his rabid fans have come to expect. The clip also gives fans an up close look at the latest prototype for Vivaldi’s signature Charvel model. Master Builder Joe Williams hand delivered this beautiful beast to Vivaldi during the 2018 NAMM Show in late January.
“Joe Williams is brillaint,” said Vivaldi during an exclusive interview with Charvel. “Three prototypes over the course of maybe four to five months and that’s all it needed. He just went above and beyond. He really knows the modern guitarist struggle and hustle.”
Get a good look at Vivaldi’s new Charvel by watching “Endorphin” Below.
The enigmatic and incredible Angel Vivaldi has blessed his fans with another mind-blowing play through of “Oxytocin” from latest album SYNAPSE.
With his seven-string Charvel in hand, Vivaldi’s unbelievable fretboard skills are shown in full in this simple, but must watch video. Joining the gifted musician is the equally talented Gus G. from Firewind.
The two trade off solos in a full-on shred fest that you can watch below.
Angel Vivaldi unleashed an incredible playthrough video of latest track “Adrenaline” off new album SYNAPSE last week. The album’s opener features all of the incredible guitar work that you’ve come to expect from Vivaldi and includes a solo from the equally talented Julian Cifuentes.
Sure to turn the heads of his gear obsessed fans, Vivaldi is rocking a prototype of his seven-string signature Charvel that features an inverted Strat headstock, 24 frets and gold hardware
If you want to know more about the new axe, be sure to check out the behind-the-scenes demo below.
Charvel artist Angel Vivaldi is featured in the latest video from progressive metal band Scale the Summit. The talented guitarist takes his Charvel Limited Edition Super Stock DK24 guitar to the next level as he tears into a new dimension during a guest solo on “Witch House”.
Vivaldi is currently on tour with Scale the Summit through the end of December. If you want to catch the Guitar Collective 2017 tour, CLICK HERE for the remaining tour dates.
Watch the full “Witch House” video by clicking play below.
We already knew Angel Vivaldi had mad shred skills but in his new video for “Serotonin” off upcoming album Synapse, the New Jersey guitarist also shows off some smoking dance moves.
The song features a guest solo from Alice Cooper guitarist and We Start Wars founder Nita Strauss, and Strauss appears in the video also, throwing down on the guitar with Vivaldi in dance battle fashion.
Vivaldi conceptualized and designed the well-choreographed shoot, and you can enjoy it below …