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Freddy Marshall / Bio

Freddy Marshall, born in Caracas, Venezuela (November 7, 1959), is a musician and songwriter specializing in the genre known as Heavy Metal. He is a founding member of Power Age and Arkangel, two of the most legendary and successful bands in the Latin American rock scene.

Marshall started his career as musician in 1975, when he and some high school mates formed a band called Badge. This band played covers of artists such as Led Zeppelin, Santana, Humble Pie, Traffic, Crazy Horse and Deep Purple, and Freddy Marshall performed as drummer.
Two years later, Marshall formed a new band called the Equos Reverber Band, where he started to play guitar and write his own songs. In 1978 he met Paul Gillman and the Picozzi (Giancarlo and Giorgio) brothers, who were trying to form a band and they asked Marshall to join the group. The name of the band was Power Age, considered the pioneer of the Heavy Metal music in Venezuela. This band played covers of stars like Aerosmith, Judas Priest, Kiss and AC/DC.
Freddy did not want to play covers, and through his leadership, the band began to include original material in their repertoire. The first original song performed by Power Age was a theme called "Paper Life", composed by Freddy Marshall during his stay in Equos Reverber Band.
For the next two years the band made several nationwide tours which attracted a large following among hard rock and metal fans. This caught the attention of various record labels, one of which, COLOR, offered them a contract to produce and record four albums. In 1980, Power Age changed its name to Arkangel and for the next 23 years the musical career of Freddy Marshall remained tied to the band.
During this time, the band recorded seven albums with Marshall composing some of the most powerful songs included in them. Songs like "El Vagon de la Muerte", "Nada es Eterno", "Despierta America", "La Procesion de Satanas", "Paper Life, "El Juicio Final" among others, became a kind of trade mark for the band`s musical style.
Arkangel shared stage with Scorpions, Joe Perry Project, Barón Rojo, Harlequim, Wrabbit, REO Speedwagon and Rick Wakeman when these artists performed in Venezuela, the band also took part in the Román Chalbaud's motion picture called "Cangrejo", with some of their songs being included in the sound track and appearing in some scenes of the film.
In addition to his work as musician, Marshall was the executive producer on the Arkangel's "No Más Apariencias", "Inmortal" and "El Angel de la Muerte" albums. In 2003 after a long and successful career, Freddy Marshall left Arkangel.
In 2013 after a long retirement, Freddy Marshall takes up again his career as producer releasing a new album called "Hard Times", including some of the best songs composed during his long stay in Arkangel.
Discography

Eight albums by the band Arkangel.
•Arkangel 1981
•Rock Nacional 1982
•Represión Latinoamericana 1983
•La Respuesta 1987
•No Más Apariencias 1992
•Inmortal 1993
•El Angel de la Muerte 2000
•Hard Times (Arkangel) 2013

Freddy Marshall (nacido en Caracas, Venezuela el 7 de noviembre de 1959), es un músico y compositor de rock especializado en el género conocido como Heavy metal. Fue fundador de Power age y de Arkangel, dos de las bandas de Rock más legendarias de Latinoamérica.

Freddy Marshall inicia su carrera musical a mediados de los años 70 formando junto a algunos compañeros de high school, las bandas Badge y Equos Reverber Band. En esos grupos se desempeñaba como baterista, pero paralelamente a ello, comenzaba fuertemente influenciado por artistas como Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Humble Pie, Neil Young y Carlos Santana entre otros, a incursionar en el mundo de la guitarra.
En 1978 conoce a Paul Gillman y a los hermanos Giancarlo y Giorgio Picozzi y junto a ellos funda la banda POWER AGE. Este grupo, considerado el pionero del Heavy Metal en Venezuela, tocaba covers de bandas como Aerosmith, Kiss, ACDC o Judas Priest y es a través del impulso de Marshall que Power Age comienza a integrar canciones propias en sus presentaciones, de hecho la primera canción propia de la banda es un tema llamado "Paper Life" cuyo autor es Freddy Marshall.
Durante 2 años el grupo realiza varias giras por todo el país y alcanza una gran popularidad entre los amantes del rock, llamando la atención de algunas compañías discográficas, una de las cuales, COLOR, les ofrece un contrato para grabar varios álbumes.
En 1980 Power Age cambia de nombre, desde ese año hasta el día de hoy, la banda se llamará ARKANGEL y la carrera musical de Freddy Marshall estará indisolublemente ligada a Arkangel durante 23 años ya que en esta banda desarrollará toda su actividad musical. Durante esos años se graban 7 álbumes y Marshall contribuye con algunas de las canciones más significativas del grupo, entre las cuales se podrían citar temas como "El vagón de la Muerte", "Nada es Eterno", "La procesión de Satanás", "El juicio final", "Despierta América", "Paper Life" entre otros muchos. Marshall tuvo también la oportunidad de compartir escenario en esa época con artistas tales como Scorpions, Joe Perry Project, Barón Rojo y Rick Wakeman cuando éstos actuaron en Venezuela. Arkangel también participó en el Film "Cangrejo" del director Román Chalbaud, tomando parte en algunas escenas y en el sound track de la película.
Además de su trabajo como músico, Freddy Marshall fue el productor ejecutivo de los álbumes "No más apariencias", "Inmortal" y "El Angel de la Muerte", todos ellos de Arkangel.
En 2003 y luego de una larga carrera de éxitos con la banda, Freddy Marshall decide por motivos personales abandonar Arkangel.
En el 2013 tras salir de un largo retiro del mundo de la música, Marshall crea su propio sello discográfico (M&G Releases) y retoma su carrera como productor musical lanzando al mercado un disco recopilatorio titulado "Hard Times (Arkangel)".

General Info

Artist Name
Freddy Marshall
Home Page
http://www.reverbnation.com/freddymarshall
Active Since
07/75
Genres
Metal / Blues / Country Rock

Contact Info

Location
Basauri, ES

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