Robert Sutherland Joins Eternal Descent
"I have always been a huge fan of instrumental metal, especially the playing of Marty Friedman and Alex Skolnic," explains Sutherland. "When I first heard Eternal Descent, it just got me excited about music in a way that I hadn't been for a long time. It is an honour to be joining forces with such a skilled musician as Llexi Leon, who despite his obvious natural ability for composition and his insane technical ability, manages to remain humble and focused on what has become our goal of writing the best fusion of Gothic, Metal, Ambient, and Industrial ever."
Sutherland leaves behind his band of 5 years The Black Hand, and dives straight into the recording of Eternal Descent's second album, where he will be adding a strong rhythm element along with scorching counterpoint riffs and harmony lines.
"Llexi seemed to be around every corner I looked," adds Sutherland, "whether it was endorsing Orange Amplifiers and Faith Guitars alongside me or melting faces on Myspace with his technically superb neo classical metal. We had been working together on a few projects including a Guitar Tuition DVD in which I had asked him to cameo. When we discussed collaborating on Eternal Descent, I knew I had to give it my full attention. It was a simple decision to make despite leaving my current band of 5 years, who had just finished a successful UK tour. I'm elated to be a part of Eternal Descent, and I can't wait to take this show live. It's just going to be epic".
Sutherland is a London guitar institute graduate and has performed at sessions for Universal Records UK. He also worked on the Yngwie Malmsteen Master Class DVD and the Jimi Hendrix Monterey DVD, both released by Universal Records. Sutherland has over 1400 Youtube subscribers and receives in excess of 4000 video views per day on his Youtube channel at http://www.youtube.com/robchappers. The channel has received numerous awards for being a top-viewed European channel. These awards have generated interest from Sonic State, World Guitars, and Barnes and Mullins, for which he now records gear demonstration videos.
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