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Sumerian Recs inks All Shall Perish guitarist

Wednesday, April 27, 2011 4:06 PM PT

Official press release:

Sumerian Records is extremely proud to announce the signing of the dynamic, renowned guitar shredder Francesco Artusato (All Shall Perish) who will be releasing his new solo album, Chaos and The Primordial, under The Francesco Artusato Project moniker on June 28th. The album will be available across all digital platforms and full-artwork physical copies will soon be available exclusively via www.merchconnection.com or at his merch booth at the Rockstar Mayhem Festival all summer long.

Head over now to www.facebook.com/thefrancescoartusatoproject in order to view the disc's striking artwork, track listing and to stream the blistering new title track. Artusato states: "The song 'Chaos and the Primordial' is a very technical and intense track that has a progressive vibe with some very open and lyrical parts mixed with very powerful moments of intensity and complexity. It perfectly showcases the mixture and musical variety that is strongly prevalent across the entire disc."

Explosive technicality combined with musical taste and an energetic sense of phrase is the main emphasis behind the Chaos and The Primordial album. This effort is composed of 10 tracks of all instrumental music that explore the rock/metal language in singular ways through the artistic and innovative mind of Berklee College of Music graduate Francesco Artusato. This disc, produced by Ben Cohen at Sky Blue Studios, showcases Artusato's unparallel guitar prowess and songwriting ability as he handles all of the album's arrangements and instrumentation. Throughout these diverse tracks he takes the listener on an all encompassing musical journey and the depth and diversity in which he does so is astonishing.

Artusato further states: "I'm very excited to announce that my solo record Chaos and The Primordial is coming out through Sumerian Records on June 28th. I'm really happy to become a Sumerian artist and I hope my relationship with them is going to be a long one. It's always been one of my dreams since I started playing guitar to come out with a solo record and I am glad to see it finally happening. Chaos and the Primordial is the result of the experiences, studies, thoughts and musical moments that shaped my sound and vision throughout these years. Putting all this music together was definitely a big endeavor. I hope you enjoy it.

"I'll be touring extensively with All Shall Perish this year starting in June. ASP will be playing the Rockstar Mayhem Festival in July/August, where my solo record will also be available. I will be doing some signings and meeting fans after each show. Make sure to stop by, pick up a copy of the album (it will be specially priced) and hang out. The new All Shall Perish album will be released at the end of July, so as you can see, this is going to be a very exciting year. A lot of touring and two big CD releases. I'd like to thank my family, friends and the entire team that is working to make all this happen. See you on the road."

Artusato was born in Italy and is a product of a very musical family. He started playing saxophone at the age of 14 and switched to guitar when he was 19. After graduating Suma Cum Laude from Berklee College of Music in 2006, he relocated to Los Angeles where he has been busy with recording, touring and teaching. His most notable accomplishment to date was being invited back to Boston in 2008 to perform 1st electric guitar for Vuk Kulenovic's "Electric Symphony", a 70 minute massive symphony, sharing the stage with such renowned musicians as Kenwood Dennard on drums (Miles Davis, Sting, Chick Corea) and conducted by Tibor Pusztai.

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