Big Daddy Shred Guitarist for MASSACRE MACHINE
I began playing after hearing the likes of Rush, Kiss, Led Zeppelin and British metal bands like Saxon and Judas Priest. After a few lessons early on, everything else was learned by ear. Falling under the influence of Randy Rhoads, Criss Oliva and neo-classical shredders the likes of Yngwie Malmsteen, Tony MacAlpine, Vinnie Moore and Steve Vai, I like to think that I have developed my own unique style that is immediately recognizable as “Big Daddy Shred”. Give a listen and decide for yourself. From Skynyrd to Savatage, from southern rock to savage metal, I have tried to combine all these components to breathe life into a blend of brutal southern metal that you won’t hear anywhere else.
MASSACRE MACHINE – THE BAND
Based out of MEMPHIS, TN, the band know early on in the later 80′s by such names as “Minas Morgul”, “Jeremiah Weed” and “Shocker” got it’s start when Chuck Gordon got together with Mike Atkinson to help him get started playing bass. Along with various singers and drummers (current vocalist Brice Hamrick among them), the band set out to craft a unique metal style that cannot be pinned down to sounding like any other band. These 3 guys have been playing music together for over 25 years. That’s quite an accomplishment even for a signed band. The band has always been a relatively tight knit group with only a handful of other players involved at various points. Now in 2013 with Brice back on the vocals and Gary Dacus on the drums, the band is on a determined mission to bring original material to the masses, the band has amassed an impressive roster of 30+ songs completely their own. The band prides itself on not playing any covers. As Chuck often says, “You wouldn’t go to see Metallica and ask them to play some AC/DC”. If you’re looking for some slammin’ brutal southern metal in the vein of Pantera meets Judas Priest then there’s an above average chance that we’re gonna be your boys. Our philosophy is pretty simple and that is…”BE THE BAND NOBODY WANTS TO FOLLOW”. Give us the chance to prove it and we can assure you, you will not be disappointed !!!
The Build Process