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Country: Italy

Band: Antonello Giliberto

Line Up: 
Antonello Giliberto – Guitar and keyboards
Dino Fiorenza – Bass
Salvo Grasso – Drums
Gabriels – Keyboards solos on «Threat And Redemption», «Wrath Of The Northmen», piano on «The Depths Of My Soul»

Album: The Strategy Of Chaos.

01. The Strategy Of Chaos
02. Threat And Redemption
03. Before The Battle
04. Beata Beatrix The Beautiful Vision
05. Artemisia’s Revenge
06. The Depths Of My Soul
07. Wrath Of The Northmen
08. Iron Shadows In The Moon
09. Forgotten Mists
10. Secrets From The Past
11. Alone In The Empty Space
12. Odissea Veneziana

Biography: Mark Varney (Legato Records) has written of him: «Wow! Makes my fingers feel arthritic!» Antonello Giliberto was born in Siracusa (Sicily). He studied the guitar in earnest eventually taking lessons from Alfredo D’Urso in 1992 and 1993. During this time Antonello was influenced by the rock bands of the day before his musical direction and productivity took a new path largely thanks to the works of Johann Sebastian Bach – most notably the movement «Air». From them on Classical Music played a large part in Antonello’s life and his music reaped the benefits seeing tonal modes coming into play. To this day J.S. Bach has remained a huge influence. Another artist that had a huge influence on Antonello was Yngwie Malmsteen with «The Seventh Sign» being a life changing experience. It was here that Antonello started to incorporate sweep arpeggios into his vocabulary. So he began to listen to musicians like Joey Tafolla, Vinnie Moore, Tony MacAlpine and all other neoclassical guitarists since he has known Jason Becker. Antonello immediately became involved with Jason’s music, his way of playing and, above all, his life. He is fond of music of all different kinds: jazz, rock, fusion. In 2005 he went on enrolling on Guitar Academy courses (which is a prestigious Sicilian Academy specialized in modern guitar) taught by Andrea Quartarone. After the acquisition of the first and second degree of fusion guitar, he joined the teaching staff at the Guitar Academy. Now, he is intensely engaged in teaching at the same school, in Catania,

Siracusa, Ragusa, Solarino and Palazzolo Acreide. Moreover, he attended several clinics held by Richard Smith (Catania 2005) and Carl Verheyen (Catania 2005). He got the first qualifying degree in rock-fusion guitar. In 2006, 2007,2008, 2009 and 2011 he attended the «ESC» (European Summer Campus), in Siracusa, where he followed the guitar courses held by Allan Holdsworth, Kiko Loureiro, Richard Hallebeek, Paul Gilbert, Kee Marcello, Richard Smith, Robben Ford, Greg Howe, Carl Verheyen, Guthrie Govan, Greg Koch, Andy Timmons and the theoretical, harmonic and ear-training lessons held by Andrea Avena, writing articles for AXE, the best guitar magazine in Italy. In April 2010 he has participated in the second edition of the Guitar Day to Bucharest (Romania), studying with Brett Garsed, Greg Howe, Michael Angel Batio, Richard Hallebeek, Andy Timmons and William Stravato. In the number July / August 2010 of AXE magazine is present one article of 7 pages really on the seminars / concerts kept in Bucharest, with transcripts of the involved guitarists. August 6 th 2010 it has participated in the first edition of the «Night of the Guitars», event held in Palazzolo Acreide, with some of the best Sicilian guitarists. From October 2010 he collaborates with the CQUADRO Guitar Works, refined handicraft laboratory of guitars, of which he is official endorser. Since June 2011 he became the official endorser of pickups Mama, the best pickup craft in Italy. He opened as a soloist, at the Guitar Night 2011, the concert to Kee Marcello (Guitarist of Europe). On July 18, 2011 he played at the first edition of Sicily Guitar Day, an event held in Mazarino, where he also demonstrated the guitars CQuadro.

Has had many collaborations with Sicilian bands like the «Flowers’ Grandsons’, with which it has taken an average of about 100 concerts a year throughout southern Italy. From July 2011 to August 2014 he collaborated with the band Blue Train, playing rock-blues throughout southern Italy, and publishing an album entitled «Madness». December 17, 2011 he obtained brilliantly his diploma 3rd level fusion at the Guitar Academy, examined by one of the best Italian jazz musicians: Antonio Tosques.

December 23, 2011 he played with the Blue Train Trio in the presence of the great motocross champion Antonio Cairoli, to whom he also dedicated the song «222» included in the album «Madness».

April 13, 2012 he participated in the masterclass of the great jazz musician Stanley Jordan.

April 26, 2013 he released his first solo album: «The Mansion of Lost Souls».

The CD is heavy, dark and very influenced by classical music, with a mix of strong melodies and ferocious riffs metal! «The Mansion of Lost Souls» is the house of 12 tracks full of guitar abuses!

On 12 October 2013 he has been fortunate to study with Andrea Martongelli (Arthemis) and the great Gus G (Ozzy Osbourne, Firewind).

Since April 2014 he collaborates with the power metal band Steelblade, with whom he performed at Sicily Metal Camp in August 2014.

In the same festival he collaborates with the thrash metal French band E-Force, led by former Voivod Eric Forrest.

June 13, 2014, with the Steelblade band, he opens the concert at the Italian rocker Pino Scotto.

In July 2014 Antonello has finished composing his second instrumental album … 10 songs full of shred, melody and pathos!

Since November 2014 he collaborates with the historic Italian thrash-metal band Schizo, which will play live in 2015 in support of the new album «Rotten Spiral».

In December 2014 he recorded some solos on the new album of E-Force, invited by Eric Forrest in person.

He also collaborates with the tribute band Deep Purple / Rainbow «Purpleized», with Tony Carey (ex-Rainbow) on keyboards, which he will play on tour in the spring of 2015.

In April 2015 he attended the seminar held by Mike Stern and took lessons from the great shred guitarist Scott Mishoe.

The new album by Antonello Giliberto will be titled «Journey through my memory» and will have a lineup of exception: the great shred bassist Dino Fiorenza and the legendary drummer John Macaluso.

In May 2015 he signed for the historical record label Minotauro Records.

On June 16 released the album «Demonickol» by E-Force, where Antonello plays on three songs.

The new album by Antonello Giliberto «Journey through my memory» was released June 22, 2015.

In July 2015 he appears on the album «Guitar Academy 2015» by Andrea Quartarone with the new song «Demeter».

On 24 February 2016 he was a guest on TV in «Telesiculissimi» broadcast, in which he is interviewed and performs his song «Journey through my memory.»

In 2016 he began composing for his third instrumental solo album.

The July 10, 2016 attends the seminar of Swedish guitarist Mattias IA Eklundh and opens his concert in Catania.

Between December 2016 and January 2017 he records the guitars on three songs in the keyboardist Gabriels new album «Fist of the Seven Stars Act 2».

On April 2, 2017 he participated in the msterclass of Vasco Rossi, Alice Cooper, and Y & T’s guitarist Stef Burns.

On May 26, 2017, Antonello announces that his third instrumental album will be titled «The Strategy Of Chaos».

The May 28, 2017 took part in the master class about the transmodern musician held by Corrado Rustici (Whitney Houston,Aretha Franklin,Herbie Hancock,George Benson,Elton John,Al Jarreau, Dionne Warwick,Zucchero,Andrea Bocelli,Negramaro,Ligabue,Baglioni, Elisa etc.)

In August 2017 he is invited by Eric Forrest to play guitars on the track «Master of Morphine» for a tribute album to Necrodeath (For the BLACK TEARS / KULT OF CTHULHU label).

In December 2017 he wrote the music for the short film «Taormina è amore» by the emerging artist Giorgio Nanì La Terra.

In June 2018 he appeared in the international compilation GUITARRATÓNICA 2018 , along with great artists such as Atma Anur and David Shankle.

In August 2018 he completed his third solo album «The Strategy of Chaos».

Sound: Briliant and creative music, Gilberto is a genius





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