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Blakenstein combines dark riffs, energetic shredding dual guitar, hook, and strong, soaring female vocals, often compared to Black Sabbath meets Nightwish with lots of shred. The band boasts experienced stalwarts of the Metal scene, including Band Founder "Guitar Wizard" Blakenstein-Blake Nelson (formerly of Oil & Deceiver) on Lead Guitar & Vocals (Blake is also the Composer,Lyricist, Musical Director & Visionary), Lead Vocalist Arminta (accomplished folk performer), Bassist Melanie Sisneros (formerly of Crescent Shield, New Eden, The Iron Maidens, Whole Lotta Rosies) Lead Guitarist Martin Doty (formerly of Hangar 18, Night Stryke) and Drum Master Jorge Iacobellis (formerly of Hirax) He was also a member of some of the most representative bands in hard rock and metal styles. Jorge has shared the stage with several bands the likes of WHITE ZOMBIE, MICHAEL SCHECKER, NEVERMORE, GAMARAY, TESTAMENT, CAGE, THIRON, EXODUS, ANGELES DEL INFIERNO and others. Jorge moved from Argentina because he was invited to join Testament as their drummer.
Jorge is proud to be artist drummer for DW DRUMS, REGAL TIP DRUM STICKS,AXIS Percussion, REMO DRUM HEADS, MEINL CYMBALS, AUDIX Microphones,ANVIL Case,SKB, MAXONIX ,and DANMAR Percussion, and can be found on their websites.