SolQuake is a Dallas based heavy-metal band originally formed by Marco Guzzi and Robert Harrell in January 2010; it's a new Texan project completely dedicated to original music. After several changes in past two years, the current stable line up (from Sep. 2011) is the following: Marco Guzzi - guitars, Robert Harrell - bass, Jeff Bereuter - drums and percussions, Kelly Sebastian - voice.
Metal is not a unique category under which SolQuake's music can be incorporated. Stylistic features of the band have roots in genuine progressive rock of the 70's and in modern heavy metal,
but also veins of Jazz and Funk are present. Here, contamination is truly a key. As a final result of this mixture the musical texture shakes body, heart and soul of the audience. Our first demo album was recorded at the "Cannon Studios" (Bruce and Nathan Cannon, Grapevine, TX) and the first three tracks are available on ReverbNation.
More about us.
Marco Guzzi, italian guitarist, has more than 20-year experience in live gigs and studio recordings. He is a co-founder of the heavy-metal progressive italian band named Hastings, that was active until 2002 and released as its last work the EP titled: "Hot Blood", in 2000/2001. During the years Marco was captured by several music styles and he has been playing pretty much everything. He is really passionate about harmony.
Bob Harrell (bassbastardbob), has rocked the Metroplex for more than 30 years. Previously he was a member of "High Voltage", "Sanctuary", "The Toolshed Blues Band", and "Peterbuilt".
Bob has his musical roots in a pure form of classic heavy metal.
He is a great fan of artists like Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Dio, Rush, God Smack, Megadeth, Alice in Chains, etc.
Jeff Bereuter, Dallas drummer and percussionist. He is active on the local scene since more than 30 years and was a co-founder and drummer of the local project called "Trilogy", that was born as an original rock-progressive project, with classic heavy-metal contaminations. Jeff has a strong passion for heavy-metal progressive, in particular he loves artists like Fates Warning, Dream Theater, etc.
Kelly Sebastian, Dallas singer, is active on the local scene since more than 25 years. He is the singer of "American Ritual", an original Dallas based band, devoted to original rock music. "American Ritual" recently released an album titled: "The Battle of Good and Evil". As a musician and singer Kell has his own roots in classic rock and hard rock.
We would like to thank all previous members who have collaborated with us in the first writing of the songs and with whom we shared beautiful jams and nice moments. In particular we want to say a "Big Thank You" to:
Alan Schulp - Drummer,
Eddy Tate - Singer,
Jose Escalera Carrillo - Singer,
Jimmy Edwards - Singer,
Paul Vaughn - Drummer,
Andrew Pettit - Drummer,
Barak Seguin - Singer.
Extra special acknowledgement goes to Bruce and Nathan Cannon of "Cannon Studios", in Grapevine TX, where the demo version of our songs has been recorded in January 2012. Great professionals, true friends: thanks a lot for all you did for us!