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David Shankle/DSG/Bio

DSG is about pure talent and has been tagged “Dangerous Speed Guitar” by many well known and talented musicians. On vocals is Warren Halvarson. A Chicago native who began his singing career in the mid 1980's while fronting a band called Crystal Axe which also featured Michael Posch. Then Warren briefly fronted a fusion metal band called NVS, which featured Mike Garrett of Zoetrope & Supermercado. During the early 1990's, Warren continued to hone his vocal skills by fronting the Broad St. Bullies. During the next several years, Warren worked on numerous original projects with artists including Johnny Monaco, Enuff Znuff and Joey Kornatowski, Lynch/NVS. Warren is one of the most respected and talented vocalists in the Chicago metal scene today. His range, power, clarity and dynamic stage presence are well known to legions of fans. On Bass is Mike Streicher. I have played in numerous original & cover bands over the years such as: Disrupter, Wretched, Inuendo, Dye Alive, Virus, and Insideout to name a few. All of these bands exposed me to different playing styles, and challenges. But in all of my projects I have never had to compromise and play something that I didn’t feel was right for me. I have always been able to hold that Heavy edge. Some of you may know me from my recent project “NEMESIS THEORY”. We brought back a High Energy & Uncompromised Heaviness to the local Metal scene. My playing style has always been focused around Metal, Hard Rock, Progressive Rock, and Progressive Metal. I have continuously evolved as a player and added 5, 6, and 8 string basses to the arsenal. I am very fortunate to currently play in the only Chicago area Queensryche tribute “Kings of the Ryche”, and in the Chicago based Ultimate Metallica tribute “BLACKENED”.dominate the art of shred with the David Shankle Group On drums is Gabriel Anthony. Gabriel is a true force in the music industry. Gabriel was so good at the age of 17 he was already performing in clubs all over the Chicago area. His credits include, Sgt. Roxx, Insania, Mutha Funk, Fair Warning, G.A.G.ORDER13, Radakka, Tyrants Reign, Pamela Moore, Bludgeon Magic Circle Music and now DSG. Gabriel has toured all over the world and his signature drum technique has been heard by thousands of fans. DSG has introduced the metal world, to a new breed of speed, while at the same time displaying awesome classical guitar and balladry on the band’s debut album “Ashes To Ashes”. Which was released in 2003 on Magic Circle Music. DSG in 2007 released their second album “Hellborn” on “Magic Circle Music”. DSG is currently in the studio working on new songs for an album. David states, “This new album is guaranteed to melt your face”. The DAVID SHANKLE GROUPS is Warren Halvarson on vocals, Gabriel Anthony on drums, on bass Mike Dooley and of course David Shankle on guitars. DSG would like to thank Jay Walsh at Farview Recording and John Pettigrass our manager. www.davidshankle.com www.myspace.com/dsgdavidshanklegroup www.myspace.com/davidshreddemonshankle www.farviewrecording.com www.absoluteddy.com Photo Shop by Eddy Schneider. http://www.facebook.com/dave.shankle https://twitter.com/#!/DavidShankleDSG http://www.youtube.com/user/davedsg?feature=watch www.jammsandwich.com