Artist – Garry Turner
Garry Turner’s studies began as a classical trained musician studying classical guitar through High School. He taught himself the entire Conservatory of Music while studying traditional High School Guitar Class repertoire including every piece of sheet music College Heights Secondary School had. In 1992 Garry became a Guitar Institute Of Technology graduate and was one of the only few Extreme Metal players that semester. He spent time learning Jazz, Blues, Theory and Session Playing from the greats at GIT. Becoming a pupil of David Oaks, who was Classically trained by Segovia, he learned the Art of Classical Expression. Studying under other greats like Jason Becker, Paul Gilbert, Berrett Tagliarino and George Benson, Garry continued to progress as a guitarist and composer. He began to branch out into producing and mixing. His interests turned to Composition and Arranging and he began school at Dick Grove’s School of Music. With the tutoring and friendship of Dick Grove in 1993 Garry Turner began working on his Masters in Composition and Arranging. With the passing of his mentor Dick Grove, Garry has continued Dick Groves School of thought and has passed his teachings on to his students of all ages.
Garry has 27 years of Playing Experience in Extreme Metal Styles, Jazz and Blues Guitar. Garry has 27 Years Experience in Movie Sound Track writing, producing, orchestrating and Arranging. This includes sound creation and mixing of organic sounds for movie backgrounds.
Rhythm/ Lead Guitarist and 2nd Vocalist of Volatile (Canada). Volatile played with over 400 bands and have done shows with many top acts in Metal.
Cannibal Corpse, Angel Corpse, Exhumed, Cryptopsy, Canderia, Devin Townsend Band, Eclipse Eternal, Quo Vadis, Disciples of Power, Infernal Majesty, Geezer Butler, M.I.R.V, Strapping Young Lad, God Awakens Petrified, “PROCESS”(The Original forefront of Vancouver metal and the shapers of what was to come.) Volatile had a top 10 metal video on Much Music, which aired primetime on The Power Hour. The single “Back Of A Rat” was announced on Much Music Power Hour by the late Dimebag Darrell Lance Abbott of Pantera, as well as Alice Cooper.
Garry soon moved from the Vancouver metal scene to the huge music melding pot they call Toronto Ontario. He soon became familiar with the nightlife of Toronto and branched out musically by starting a guitar ambient vocal duo. Garry successfully teamed up with the brilliant voice of Rosina Tassone aka “The Frygirl”. Setting himself apart he continued to work and perform with “The Frygirl” while forming the band “The Art Of Hate” which was intentionally a band made up of different members of the Toronto Metal Scene. The band The Art Of The Hate included the selection of Three Guitar, Drums, Vocals and Bass. The formation included guitarist Tim Smith, one of Toronto foremost metal guitarists. The Art of Hate was a harmonized intense experience that pushed the boundries of three-guitar music. The Art of Hate soon started touring the metal circle from Toronto to Montreal, playing with a huge selection of metal bands.
Garry Turner moved back west to start writing Dissecting the Art Of Extreme Metal and begin recording a selection of CD’s that he produced in their entirely which included:
The 7 Day War – Free Download music for The Art Of Hate
Animatronic Assimilation – Free download music for The Art Of Hate
II- Cult Mewt – Classical Acoustic Instrumental
Life’s Decay – Electronica Dark Ambient Guitar
The Dead Amongst The Living – Free download music for The Art of Hate
Dissecting The Art Of Extreme Metal – Complete Guide to Metal Guitar
This was a 4 year process in the making and for an entire year I had actually put down the guitar entirely and just wrote my thoughts of my experience of what I learned from GIT and Dick Grove School of Music. I had this explosion of ideas which I had to just get out of me, just to unleash all the knowledge that was inside my musical mind that just could not all be used at once. Through teaching other students I began to understand a formula for teaching that could keep up to my own guitar students minds. They would give me endless questions that kept me searching for ways to cure their curiosity.
“This is a table book that begins to take you over after you read the first page.
Many readers have experienced the need to pick it up again and take in the information that is held within the pages of Dissecting the Art of Extreme Metal. It is an instant song builder with key techniques and ideas that will instantly change the imagination of the guitarist and bring them into sessions of pure writing and enjoyment.”
Garry has written two other CD’s while finishing the long line of inspiration of the above mentions. These two CD’s have been in a world of creation for sometime and could only be achieved by the conception of the 8 string guitar. With a dream 8 string guitar from his mind in hand and with the with the help of the creative Kevin Talley www.kevintalley.com the cd “Symphonic Annihilation has topped any guitar playing he has achieved so far. Symphonic Annihilation is available for sale only.
ART OF HATE is the brainchild of Garry Turner and a collaboration of several artists, past and present.
The sound is Monstrous and technical and is what you get when you push Metal to the extreme. The highly anticipate CD “SYMPHONIC ANNIHILATION with producer Matthew Roach will be released in the Summer of 2013 With guest drummer Kevin Talley (Six Feet Under, Dying Fetus).
Beyond Symphonic Annihilation
The second one has sat in limbo since it’s conception and is a future project and will be called “Ingesting The Demons”. Garry continuously pushes the boundaries of the new age guitar with 8 strings, 7 Strings and now the beyond conception 9 and 10 string guitars. Ingesting The Demons will be for available for sale only Summer 2014