Martyr Art is a Digital Metal phenomenon that’s been shredding since 2004. Known for playing so fast that he “sends music into the future”, guitarist, singer and songwriter, Joe Gagliardi III, is the driving force and solo performer in Martyr Art. Joe plays every instrument, does all his own recording, mixing and mastering, to create a full band’s worth of music. Fusing genres from Thrash, Electronic, Djent, Groove Metal and Hardcore, seeing one man play this music live is truly fascinating. Some bands M.A. has shared stages with are Corey Glover (Living Colour), Doyle (The Misfits), KMFDM, Drowning Pool, Saul Williams, Full Devil Jacket, Brick By Brick, Necroptic Engorgement, Dissolve, Dead Empires and Moon Tooth.
Since it’s inception, M.A. has self-released 9 singles, 5 full-length albums, 2 E.P.s and has composed for over 20 commissioned releases for radio, theater and commercials. Currently, Martyr Art is sponsored by LaBella Strings, Alto Music, and Clayton U.S.A. Custom Picks.
Martyr Art’s new album ‘Fear/Faith Machines’ is out September 22nd, 2018 (physical & digital) and November 22nd, 2018 (digital & streaming). For more information and to subscribe, visit martyr-art.com.
GEAR USED: Apple / ? / Fender / Mackie / Behringer / Hosa / Shure / Avid / Mapex Drums / Paiste / Vic Firth / Remo / Alesis / Digital Reference / Boss
“The key to the mystery of a great artist is that for reasons unknown, he will give away his energies and his life just to make sure that one note follows another inevitably… and he leaves us with the feeling that something is right in the world.
LEONARD BERNSTEIN (1918-1990)