An outstanding exhibition of musicianship coupled with imaginative compositions.
With Easy Game, Adrian Weiss has provided us with an instrumental album that is articulate and downright thrilling. It reminded me of some of Derek Sherinian's solo work, the intensity, the drive, keep your attention and some of the playing is just stunning. Highly recommended
Easy Game is Adrian Weiss´s second instrumental solo album
that takes the heaviness a little further than the debut album Big Time and for the first time also incorporates Adrian´s guitar slapping technique on two of the songs (Awkward Silence, Camel´s Dance).
The music always remains melody centered with clear song structures while grazing many rock and metal styles including fusion, progressive, world and blues.
released July 5, 2014
Lars Zehner - drums
Marcel Willnat - bass
Adrian Weiss - guitar
The following guest musicians are featured on Easy Game:
Demian Heuke (These Are The Days, solo artist – currently promoting album “Treumal”),
Manuel Franken (Korsakow)
Christian Muenzner (Obscura, Spawn Of Possession, Necrophagist)
Thorsten Praest (GUT),
Jens Basten (Gloryful, Night In Gales, Deadsoil)
Vito Papotto (Exotoxis, Gloryful)
Jens Schaefer (Thought Sphere, Moment Of Detonation)
Mischa Lenz (Kinski´s Eyes, Forces At Work)
Mf-C (Kinski´s Eyes)
Tim Schulte (Stigma, Wölli Und Die Band Des Jahres)
The album was recorded, engineered and mixed by Tim Schulte in Hilden, Germany between December 2013 and May 2014.
Mastering by Eroc at EMR in June 2014.
After releasing his instrumental debut solo album Big Time in 2011 Adrian formed a live band in 2012 to bring his music to the stage.
Adrian became a permanent member of the band Gloryful in May 2014 after he had sporadically performed live with the band as a stand in for over a year and contributed two guitar solos on the bands second album "Ocean Blade", released in May 2014 through Massacre Records.
Since 2000 he has been a member of the extreme progressive metal band Forces At Work with which he released 3 EPs and one full length album and was featured with a metal arrangement of J. S. Bachs violin concerto in d minor (3rd movement) on Victor Smolski´s solo album Majesty And Passion.
In 2010 and 2011 Adrian won second place at the Guitar Fight Club live show in Bischofswerda, Germany. Ha has also performed solo clinics at various events including the Guitar Fight Convention in 2009 and 2010, the My Music Expo in Dresden and the New Düsseldorf Pop.
Adrian plays TS Customs guitars.
Fans of Dream Theater will really dig this band. They perfectly nail that synth/distorted guitar blend that is so wonderfully satisfying. At times the tracks get a bit too chaotic/messy, but there's still so much to love here and the first six tracks are simply incredible. These guys have me excited about the new generation of prog. And now I really want to be their singer, hahah. zacH
Christian is one of my favorite modern guitar players and this is my favorite solo album from him. It's definitely his heaviest solo record which is totally fine with me! Probably why it's my favorite haha. stephaniejenseninfernal