Steve Di Giorgio now endorses EBS Professional Bass Equipment from Sweden.
Steve is really happy and proud to be a part of such amazing company. Totally satisfied and impressed for what the FAFNER II brings to the stage, he says: "This is a real lowend storm-bringer, never heard anything better and there is nothing better. Pure raw power, full tone and clarity, with nice options for running the mean overdrive in series or parallel".
Steve Di Giorgio, one of the best metal bass players in the world, has joined the Vivaldi Metal Project! Headed by Keyboardist Mistheria (Bruce Dickinson, Rob Rock, Roy Z, Mark Boals, John West, John Macaluso, etc.) and bassist Alberto Rigoni (Solo, TwinSpirits), The VIVALDI METAL PROJECT is An ALL-METAL-STARS amazing project which will blow you away!
The Classic legendary masterpiece by Antonio Vivaldi “The Four Seasons” will be rearranged in a Metal version and will be performed by top class musicians from all the world.
Check out this Audio interview for the RadioactiveMetal PodCast
Steve made a cool participation in the Radioactive Metal Podcast on Episode 347. Starting at 28:15min, Steve talks about his history with Chuck on Death, the new period with the Death (Death To All) honoring Chuck's memory. Testament and Sadus.
Checkout this awesome new contribution by Steve.D.
Steve had joined Christos Nikolaou from Mythodea to make this amazing music leaded by Irene Zerva and her incredible vocals and last but not least the super talented Walle Wahlgren raising the drum playing. Check out and share.
“Sorry Sigurd, but this Fafner II is alive and give me a mean low-end sound for the mighty Testament and Death itself” says legendary metal bass player Steve Di Giorgio about his EBS Fafner II amps. READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE
Steve gave an exclusive interview for HMT. Check it out!
Caleb 'Sick' Smith of Heavy Metal Thrash The Sickroom Podcast recently conducted a 2 part interview with legendary Testament bass player Steve DiGiorgio talking about the bands up and coming studio album and his near miss on rejoining Testament
LowDown in studio footage of Calling bass tracking
Check the complete song at: https://youtu.be/-qlidA9kNgo. Bass audio and video tracked and recorded by Chris Dugan at JingleTown Studios, Oakland California. From the song Calling bu Christos Nikolaou.
The LowDown from Esdegy Recordings bass tracking for new album!
Upcoming Charred Walls album will feature this latest configuration of the pedalboard for bass tones. Featuring select sounds from #EBS, #Darkglass, #DOD, #Planet Waves and #Morley. In the digi-plugin world, still crushing the lows with good ol' stomp boxes.
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Aug 6th Villena, Spain Leyendas del Rock Festival
Aug 7th Jaromer, Czech Republic Brutal Assault Festival
Aug 8th Derby, UK Bloodstock Festival
Aug 9th Kortjik, Belgium Alcatraz Festival
Aug 10th Sittard, Netherlands Volt
Aug 11th Utrecht, Netherlands Heling
Aug 12th Bochem, Germany The Matrix
Aug 13th Dinkelsbuhl, Germany Summer Breeze Festival
Aug 14th Lyss, Switzerland Kulturfabrik
Aug 15th Theix , France Motocultor Festival
SDG Bass Clinic at Midgardsblot Festival in Norway
"It's with great honour we can announce that Steve DiGiorgio of Testeament/Death will do a Bass Clinic with his Thor Basses in the Gildehall, demonstrating the LowDown behind some classic songs from the Death catalog, answering your questions and signing autographs \m/"Midgardsblot.
The Fretless Guru will be featured on "Alpha Serpentis" of the upcomming album "Pulsar" from the German Progressive Jazz-Metal band Counter-World Experience and is currently working on his contribution!!!
The Fretless Guru is in Esdegy Recording working on his contribution for the Vivaldi Metal Project. The bass tracking will be followed by a trip to Japan with Testament for the 10th anniversary of Loud Park Japan
SDG gave an awesome interview for the MetalSide.pl, one of Poland's biggest webzines. This is an interesting interview passing through Steve's entire career. Soon there will be available an english version.
The Fretless Guru is in Wave Transform Studio in Knoxville Tennessee working intensely with the amazing Yanic Bercier on a couple of new albums. Here's a small taste of some of the Guru's fretted ingredients that are going into the Zoliborz project.
Celebrate with us Steve's birthday. Anyone that had the honor to meet him knows that besides his unquestionable musical skills, he is the coolest guy ever. Big hearted, funny, loyal and a valuable person. Rare on this days. We celebrate with you Steve. Thank you for the musical and personal inspiration for the world.
"Here is an update of an album I participated in earlier this year. Bass was recorded here in Esdegy Recording, and production completed up in Seattle. Frank is an old friend who some may know as the Northwest Deathfest dude. So check this creative side of his talents! Stop by the facebook and smash that like button.
Thanks from down here in the lowend of metal. SDG".
Steve joins the Dunlop Super Bright bass string roster!
Proud to have the legendary bassist Steve Di Giorgio Official - SDG for Testament (Death (Official), Sadus) join the Dunlop Super Bright bass string roster! Look out for Steve and Testament on tour with Carcass and Slayer starting in Feb 2016! #?TurnOnYourBrights #jimdunlop #dunlopstringsSteve plays Super Bright Stainless Steel strings:http://www.jimdunlop.com/product/super-bright-steel
LowDown Studio Update. New Charred Walls Of The Damned is on the way!
Steve is in the studio for the upcoming Charred walls of the damned album! "Turtally normal bass tracking going on with @jason_suecof at #?audiohammer? studio in Florida for #charredwallsofthedamned @cwotd dolphinitley with a fresh set of ?#?dunlop #?superbrights? on this pretty #?spectorbass? forsharks! #sdglowend ?#richardchristy #?nippleblablablanipple?" SDG
Check out "Sick 6 string fretless bass by Steve Di Giorgio Official - SDG from the recording session of Gone in April's 2nd album, Threads Of Existence. Check out The Curtain Will Rise!"#goneinapril #threadsofexistence
Watch this awesome interview with SDG recorded in Belgrade, Serbia
In this fresh interview Steve talks about his studio work, friendship and history with Chuck Schuldiner and Death through the years, Chuck Billy's Thrash of the Titans benefit concert, Control Denied process and relation with Dark Hall, Sadus and more... A great interview to watch!
Legendary bay area thrash metal giants TESTAMENT have announced the title and release date of the band's upcoming 12th album."The Brotherhood Of The Snake" will be released on October 28, 2016 via Nuclear Blast.
The record was recorded under the watchful eyes of producer Juan Urteaga (EXODUS, HEATHEN, MACHINE HEAD), guitarist Eric Peterson and singer Chuck Billy and is currently being mixed and mastered by well-known metal producer Andy Sneap (ACCEPT, ARCH ENEMY, CRADLE OF FILTH, KREATOR, MACHINE HEAD, MEGADETH).[photo by Stephanie Cabral]
Listen a track from the upcoming Charred Walls of the Damned album
Listen to "The Soulless" from the new album "Creatures Watching Over the Dead" now at http://www.metalblade.com/cwotd. #metalblade
The album will be released September 23 via Metal Blade Records!
Here's the full press release:
Charred Walls Of The Damned - the brainchild of former Death/Iced Earth drummer Richard Christy - will release their third full-length, Creatures Watching Over The Dead, on September 23rd via Metal Blade Records. Today, the band has released the first single from the album, entitled "The Soulless". This blistering track can be heard now at: metalblade.com/cwotd - where the record is also available for pre-order in various formats.
Revealed the cover art for Testament's upcoming album
Testament revealed the cover art for the upcoming album: "The Brotherhood Of The Snake". Eliran Kantor is the mind behind the Art and concept. Here are his words about the art: "Eric told me of the title, referring to a secret society group - and I wanted to focus on the occult aspect of it without leaning on the already available myths.
I pictured a ritual involving blindfolded figures coming out of chalices of black oil, holding scythes forming the teeth of a 3-headed snake.
Looking for ways to incorporate the masonic pyramid felt like a great opportunity to use the classic logo while adding something new to it, and also give it an active part in the plot.
There are many tiny details adding to the atmosphere: red tongue bookmarks in the books, two more ancient-looking figures in the shadows hinting at the brotherhood's lineage, two serpent-shaped fountain tubes pouring the black oil etc etc. The latter two were suggested by the band."
"The Brotherhood Of The Snake" release date: October 28, 2016 on Nuclear Blast
LowDown Update: Steve featured on new international Rock Opera project, ART X
Release date set on Oct 28 for new Rock Opera album ART X - Redemption Of Cain. Steve is featured along with contributing members from Kamelot, Savatage, Avantasia, Doro, Andre Matos, Blaze Bayley and many others! Check here http://www.art-x-music.com/ for the story and more information on this musical project, and go to the new official band facebook and give it a 'like'! https://www.facebook.com/artxproject/
Today is a day to celebrate. The day this amazing professional and human being came to inspire and motivates generations with his life, music and existence! Let your message to the fretless guru and let's celebrate this day!
Upcoming Instrumental album with Steve Di Giorgio on bass
Steve Di Giorgio will be featuring on the upcoming release by the italian maestro: Mystheria (Bruce Dickinson, RoyZ, Rob Rock, Vivaldi Metal Project). The album collects 13 songs written and/or arranged by Mistheria in the metal, neoclassical, prog-metal genres. 13 tracks. ~ 60 min.
GEMINI ALBUM FEATURES:MISTHERIA (Bruce Dickinson, RoyZ, Rob Rock, Vivaldi Metal Project) - music, arrangements, keyboards. ROGER STAFFELBACH (Artension, Artlantica) - guitar. LEONARDO PORCHEDDU (Vitalij Kuprij) - guitar. IVAN MIHALJEVIC (Side Effects) - guitar. STEVE DI GIORGIO (Testament, Death) - bass. DINO FIORENZA (Metatrone) - bass. JOHN MACALUSO (ARK, SymphonyX, Malmsteen) - drums
CHRIS CAFFERY (Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Savatage) - guitar
ROY Z (Halford, Bruce Dickinson, Tribe of Gypsies)- guitar
Frontiers Music Srl. has signed a handful of American metal musicians to collaborate on a new musical project. The songs that will comprise the first album are being composed by guitarist Chris Caffery (Savatage, Trans-Siberian Orchestra) and vocalist Tim 'Ripper' Owens (Judas Priest, Iced Earth, Charred Walls of the Damned). Enlisted to help with the writing and to produce the entire venture, including recording & mixing is Roy Z Ramirez (Bruce Dickinson, Halford). Filling in the lineup is the powerhouse rhythm section of bassist Steve Di Giorgio (Testament, Death, Sebastian Bach, Charred Walls of the Damned) and drummer Mark Zonder (Fates Warning, Warlord, Graham Bonnet).
The Italian based Frontiers record company that has released many melodic hard rock and progressive metal albums not only initiated this 'super group', but also stands behind other collaborative projects that have seen success under this label as well. Respectful of each band member's heavy touring schedule within their own respective bands, there is no set completion time or release date yet. But the writing has already begun and song ideas are being exchanged throughout the team.
With undertones of Savatage and Judas Priest type sounds being whispered about, and the caliber of musicianship aboard...this is definitely something fans of good music will want to get a hold of!
New song being recorded in advance of new album plans!
Mythodea brings in new drummer from Brasil, Pedro Tinello (Almah) and introducing new vocalist from Italy, Francesco Cavalieri (Wind Rose, Fairyland). Carrying over from last album is American bassist, Steve Di Giorgio (Testament, Death); and band visionary/composer/guitarist located in Greece, Christos Nikolaou.
The new song 'Disconnected' is being recorded and will be released later this year. There are some video teasers of some of the recording sessions [here].
Stay tuned! More to follow regarding the new song progression, and new album possibilities on [facebook]
During the passage of Testament in Milan, Italy. Steve was interviewed by Tarja Virmakari. On this interview Steve talks about 'The Brotherhood Of The Snake European Tour' with Annihilator and Dark Angel. Also talks about his journey through music, his gear, actual and upcoming projects and a bit of the plans for 2018. CHECK IT OUT !
Between January 25th and 28th occured in Anaheim The NAMM SHOW 2018. The Fretless Guru had a great surprise when arrive at the IBANEZ booth and saw that a live picture of himself was the background for the BTB Bass Series. Steve had not only found a company who really supports him, customizing basses and molding them to attend his specifications. But, a company that gives real value to those are onboard. Also Steve had a great time at the EBS booth signing with other lowenders who also uses EBS heads, cabinets and fx. EBS is also another partnership built on the last years and that Steve has a huge gratitude and satisfaction to be working with.
You can check out the new available models from the BTB series right here
Steve and Testament are riding to Japan alongside with Exodus for the THRASH DOMINATION 2018 to bring the japenese fellows into the mosh pit. Testament and Exodus are co-headlining this trip overseas to the land of the sun for two special gigs that will occur this weekend at the renowed CLUB CITTA in Kawasaki, Japan. Come and join this thrash domination !
The Brazilian Digital Magazine - Rock Meeting conducted on it's #100 edition an article based on THE BEST OF 2017, this prize was elected by photographers who attend concerts in Brazil during the entire year of 2017 and shared their BEST OF 2017 moments and experiences. The Brazilian photographer Marta Ayora selected for her BEST OF 2017 momentum: 'The mighty Testament' concert as she said and Steve Di Giorgio as 'one of the most photogenic and expressive in the band' on her words. All the magazine is in Portuguese but here is what Marta said about her experience:
Marta: 'When i started to photograph concerts, i used to hate fog, was just a pure fear about not being able to deliver good pictures. With the course of time, i started to calm down myself, understanding that the fog is common process on gigs and slowly learning how to use it in my favor. In middle of low light and lot's of fog, i've photographed one of the most relevants bands in the thrash metal scenario of all time: The mighty Testament! I never had saw them live and i can say that is an incredible gig, once of the best in 2017, very restless and who photographs end up contagious with it's energy. Between the green light and the fog, appears one of the most photogenic and expressive in the band: the Bass player Steve Di Giorgio. A sort of post-modern viking, very charismatic, someone who between tons of presence on the stage, destroys on the bass and interacts with the crowd doing some amazing poses. Time is over! 3 songs done, was so quick and now what's left for us is check what was done. And the best part? Was saw Steve itself liking and reposting the picture. The recognition from the artist for our work brings an unmeasurable happiness'
The fretless guru has finished his contribution for the upcoming Frontiers Music debut release from Spirits Of Fire. Chris, Tim and Mark have all made their final adjustments to the musical elements, and now it is in the hands of producer Roy Z who will be in charge of mixing the songs. It's finally ready to All Come Together! Cover art and release news coming soon.
Loudwire Top Hard rock and Metal Bassists of All time
Loudwire, the iconic online magazine released back in 2016 a list of the Top 66 Hard rock + metal bassists of all time, the fretless guru, Steve Di Giorgio figured at #16 after only great names such: John Paul Jones, Justin Chancellor, Robert Trujillo, Les Claypool, John Myung, Billy Sheehan, John Entwistle, Cliff Burton, Geddy Lee, Geezer Butler and Steve Harris. The list was built 'based on several factors, including technical ability, groundbreaking contributions, range of influence, years of service and, sure, popularity, plain and simple.' - Loudwire Staff
Here is the full interview conducted by Melanie Falina for AXS.com with a personal and objective approach here are some recent shares from the fretless guru about being a full-time working musician. check it out !
Steve talks to EonMusic UK about his journey around and with Testament since The Gathering
Recently while Testament reached the UK for a series of concerts to close this round of the Brotherhood World Tour, Steve talked to EonMusic about being back to Testament's brotherhood, his period out of the band and when he worked and toured with Sebastian Bach on his heavier and acclaimed record 'Angel Down' and the latest about Testament experience over the world. You can't miss it.
In this new interview Steve talks about the current time, the past and his return to Testament. Talks about being a session musician, his influences and what is going on inside the Sadus world. Check it out !!!
Steve Di Giorgio featured on Devil Star new single
The fretless guru will handle the lowend duties on the second single from the first interactive band in the world: DEVIL STAR. The single will be a Cover Of The Led Zeppelin Classic, Dazed and Confused. Check more details about this exciting release.
Steve Di Giorgio collaborating on new Icy Steel record
The amazing and inspiring bass lines from the fretless guru will be featured on the new album "Guest On Earth" from the italian heavy metal band Icy Steel that will be released on October 26th. The album will also count with the special appereance of: Ralf Scheepers, David Shankle, Mike Lepond and other killer musicians. Stay tuned for more infos!
Icy Steel just released the Lyric Video for the new song "The Calendar (The Beginning Of The End)" from the New Album "Guest On Earth", that will be released on October 26th via Manifest Records! Featuring Steve Di Giorgio Official - SDG , David Shankle, Andy Mornar & Leonel Silva!
Finally after months of dedication Chris Caffery, Tim Ripper Owens, Steve Di Giorgio and Mark Zonder proudly have announced that in February 22, 2019 their self-titled debut album will be released through Frontiers Music celebrated with the release of the first single and the video for Light Speed Marching taken from the self-titled debut album.
Last week the fretless guru had an awesome time with days of recognition with his brotherhood of the snake and also his career as a bassplayer. First with Testament brotherhood, they were inducted to the Hall Of Heavy Metal History that happened last Wednesday, January 23. Later on January 26 during the Winter NAMM show, Steve was awarded by EBS Professional Bass Equipment with the EBS Awards 2018 as BEST AMBASSADOR helping fans discover EBS gear. Check on the link below the words from our fretless guru about this killer moment!
This weekend the Symphonic Melodic Death Metal band Gone In April featuring our fretless guru on bass has released their 3rd video for Threads of Existence album, this one for the song The Curtain Will Rise. Check it out and have a blast start for the week!
Arch / Matheos reveals details for new album, Winter Ethereal launches video for first single, Straight and Narrow featuring the fretless guru Steve Di Giorgio alongside Bobby Jarzombek. Winter Ethereal will be released May 10th on Metal Blade Records.
Here are some words from Steve about this new release: A huge honor for me to be included amongst some of metal's greats. I'm a huge fan of the Sympathetic Resonance album, and an old schooler for Awaken the Guardian. Awesome working for Metal Blade again and flying out to Pennsylvania to meet up with Jim Matheos, John Arch & Bobby Jarzombek in a theater built in 1894. David & Allie made "work" easy for the shoot. And had a great lunch chilling with everyone, including the man, the legend, John Archambault
Our fretless guru joined Leon and Mike on Double Hell Episode 6 Podcast and landed a 2 hours talking covering amazing and interesting approaches into Steve's musical journey: Growing up in the bay area, bass style and building the Frankenstein Bass, Amazing Cliff Burton story, who influenced, Forming Sadus and Early days, joining Death, Playing on early Autopsy album, meeting and joining Sebastian Bach Band, recording with Sebastian Bach, in walks Axl Rose, playing on James Murphy solo album and joining Testament the first time. Steve extensive session work, forming Spirits Of Fire, what is going on now and more Something anyone who appreciate the lowend delivered by the guru should check!
The new album from argentinian band Geoda featuring the fretless guru and Dirk Verbeuren from Megadeth on drums was released and is available to download for free. Enjoy this awesome modern death metal music with some elements from argentinian music.
Months of colossal work, of creation, of passion & energy poured into every note: today, we release our third album, Shards of Light. These melodies have lived with us every moment of every day for the last 18 months and we could not be more proud to share them with you! Enjoy! - Gone In April
Bassists Steve Di Giorgio and Jeroen Paul Thesseling build new group QUADVIUM
American bass player Steve Di Giorgio (TESTAMENT, SADUS, DEATH) and Dutch bass player Jeroen Paul Thesseling (SALAZH TRIO, OBSCURA, PESTILENCE), globally renown for their fretless signature playing, team up to work on a brand new world-fusion-metal group named QUADVIUM. Furthermore, talented Dutch fusion-metal drummer Yuma van Eekelen (OUR OCEANS, EXIVIOUS, PESTILENCE) joins the group as permanent member.
'About ten years ago we already had the idea in mind to form a group together. Using two fretless basses in one production is a different concept, we often discussed it in the past. Further completion of the line-up is in progress. Soon we start writing and collecting ideas for a debut and expect to announce a fourth member on short notice', add Di Giorgio and Thesseling
In addition, TESTAMENT will release their upcoming album in 2020. Also OUR OCEANS who just finished studio recordings expect to release their second album that same year. SALAZH TRIO released their debut album 'Circulations' in 2017, recordings for a second album are postponed.
QUADVIUM line-up (in progress)
Steve Di Giorgio - bass
Jeroen Paul Thesseling - bass
Yuma van Eekelen - drums