Monday, January 15, 2018

NEWS: Hyvmine

[Prog metal band Hyvmine has posted introductions to the four members. Check out the debut album at the link below. The introductions are left to right in relation to the picture.]
Name: Christopher Joseph
Nickname: C.J.
Country of origin: USA
Main Instrument: Bass Guitar
Who influenced you to pick up your first instrument? I grew up listening to a wide variety of music. What caused me to pick up the bass guitar was Stanley Clarke. After listening to his album titled “school days” my life was changed forever! What do you hope to accomplish with HYVMINE and what motivates you to play music as a whole? I really love being a part of the team who all just wanna rock out and grow owning what they’re doing. I love playing music but it’s so much better when you’re surrounded by others who have something different to bring to the collective. I can’t wait to see where we go from here✊️
Name: Alon Mei-Tal
Nickname: Heavy Mei-Tal
Country of Origin: Israel (but grew up in Ohio)
Main Instrument: Guitar, backing vocals
Gear: Equilibrium Custom Masai 7-string guitar, Engl Powerball II (head), Mesa 4x12 (cab) Who influenced you to pick up your first instrument and why:
It was my mom who first pushed me to do something besides go to school and watch tv when I was 9 years old. I kind of chose guitar on a whim, but after discovering bands like the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Audioslave I realized this whole music thing was actually pretty cool. Then once I heard Joe Satriani for the first time, that sealed the deal for me. I was going to be a guitar player for sure, and here I am still doing it 20 years later. Thanks mom.
Schooling: High School diploma with honors in Instrumental Music from the School for Creative and Performing Arts. Bachelors of Music from the Berklee College of Music. Majored in Guitar Performance, graduated Summa Cum Laude What do you hope to accomplish with HYVMINE and what motivates you to play music as a whole: Music has always been something I can rely on. When people are flaky or circumstances aren’t they way I want them to be, music is always going to be a consistent source of positivity. It won’t judge and it’ll never go away, no matter who you are or what you do. If I can bring that same kind of unwavering positivity to other people through music, I’ll feel like it was a job worth doing.
HYVMINE is a great collection of awesome, incredibly talented guys. Together we’re going to spread our own special sauce combining heavy music with exciting performance and that same positive vibe and bring it to the masses. The world won’t know what hit it.
Name: Al Joseph
Nickname: A.J.
Country of Origin: United States 🇺🇸 Main Instrument: Vocalist and Lead Guitar
Gear - Ibanez Guitars, Laney Amplification, Dunlop Strings, MXR Pedals, Organic Pickups, Gruv Gear, Gravity Picks
Who influenced you to pick up your first instrument and why schooling: It was Joe Satriani. Surfing with the alien was the record. My father had turned my brothers and I on to so much music and I had already been playing guitar by the time. But when he played SWTA I knew it’s what I’d be doing for the rest of my life. I later attended music school after college were I would study performance. I attended Berklee College of Music because I wanted to be around musicians. I had spent so many of my schooling years feeling a bit out of place I knew I’d fit right in at Berklee. For that reason it was a good experience.
What do you hope to accomplish with HYVMINE and what motivates you to play music as a whole: What I hope to accomplish is making a true impact on the world musically and having a great deal of influence. I want to make fucking noise and shake people up. That’s what motivates me to be an artist. Being on a stage, turning heads and rocking out, now that’s a life I want to live.
Name: Fabrizio Cavallaro
Country: Italy
Inst: Drums
Gear: nothing
Who influenced you to start:
My mom convinced me to join the music department in middle school even though I really didn’t want to. On the first day of orientation when I heard the drums playing right in front of me for the first time I fell in love, became obsessed with it and I never stopped drumming since then.
What you hope to accomplish with hyvmine: I want the band to be successful, make a lot of money with it and influence the younger generations

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