Vinnie Moore plays melodic instrumental rock. He began to play the guitar at the age of 12 and joined his first band 3 years later. Since 2003, he has played guitar for the British hard rock band UFO. Along with Yngwie Malmsteen, Tony MacAlpine, and others, Moore is often cited as one of the greatest shred guitar artists of all time.
With fiery technical brilliance and breathtaking musical interpretation, Neil Zaza has defined himself as the instrumental guitarist with an unparalleled ability to combine solid, catchy songwriting with a keen melodic sense and technical fury.
Marty Friedman (born December 8, 1962 in Washington, D.C.) has become recognized worldwide as a guitarist and composer of consummate skill and a style of playing that is instantly recognizable as uniquely his.
Royal Hunt is a progressive metal band based in Denmark, founded in 1989 by keyboardist Andre Andersen. The band is known for creating melodic music with a progressive and symphonic flair.
They made a huge success during mid-90s with vocalist D.C. Cooper on their classic albums Moving Target and Paradox, mainly in Japan and Europe.
Joe Stump is an American guitarist and composer. His style is similar to Yngwie Malmsteen's neo-classical metal. He released albums with his band, Reign of Terror and also as a solo artist. Stump is a professional shredder, and Guitar One Magazine voted him 6th position among the Top 10 fastest shredders of all time. Joe has taught for many years at the Berklee College of Music in Boston.
There are two artists with the name Eldritch: 1) Eldritch are an Italian progressive metal band who have been around since the early/mid 1990's. Their sound could be described as a blend of new metal with the technique and dynamics of the old-skool disciplines.
MICHAEL ANGELO BATIO (pronounced "Bay-tee-ohh") is an American instrumental progressive rock guitarist from Chicago, Illinois. He attended Northeastern Illinois University and received a bachelor's degree in music theory and composition. Having played guitar since the age of ten, Batio was voted the "Number 1 Shredder of All Time" by Guitar One Magazine.
Rusty Cooley is a Texas-born shred guitarist. He has released a solo album on Finnish hard rock label Lion Music and a number of instructional DVDs and CD-ROMs. He has played in locally successful bands Revolution, Dominion, and Outworld. He writes a column called "Metal Guru" for Guitar Player magazine.
Steve Morse - Rock guitarist and guitar virtuoso, best known for playing as guitarist with Dixie Dregs and Deep Purple. His career has encompassed rock, country, funk, jazz, classical, and fusions of these genres.
Steve Morse's career has encompassed rock, country, funk, jazz, classical, and fusion of these musical genres. In addition to a thriving solo career, has been (and continues to be) a member of several renowned bands.