Martyr Art is a Digital Metal phenomenon that’s been shredding throughout the Hudson Valley 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. He 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, Progressive, Djent, Groove, Grunge, Hardcore, and Noise, Martyr Art is able to play shows with almost any band in the Metal/Hardcore/Punk scene. Seeing one man play this music live is truly fascinating. Some bands MA has shared stages with are Corey Glover (Living Color), Doyle (Misfits/Danzig), KMFDM, Drowning Pool, Saul Williams, Full Devil Jacket, Brick By Brick, Dead Empires and Moon Tooth.

Since it’s inception, M.A. has released 9 singles, 5 full-length albums, 2 E.P.s and has composed for 21 commissioned releases for radio, theater and commercials. Radio airplay of M.A. singles has been heard on WRRV 96.9/92.7FM and WDST 100.1FM. Currently, Martyr Art is sponsored by La Bella Strings, Alto Music, ColorCube Creative and Clayton Custom Guitar Picks.

Currently, Martyr Art is finishing up production on the upcoming album ‘Fear/Faith Machines’ due in stores and online in the Winter of 2018. For more information and to subscribe, visit

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