Guitarist, songwriter, guitar teacher and producer, Andy (Andrea Martongelli) belongs to the Hard Rock / Heavy Metal world since 1999, when the Heavy - Thrash Metal band ARTHEMIS starts its career. His creative process and technical approach keeps changing and evolving through the years making his style, guitar riffing and soloing more personal, unique, for many fans a real trademark.
From 1999 to nowadays Andrea has recorded with his band ARTHEMIS and other projects (Power Quest, Killer Klown, The Snake...), several amazing Heavy Metal albums, constantly touring and performing at some of the greatest World Rock-Metal events (Bloodstock Open Air UK, Gods Of Metal ITA, Hard Rock Hell UK, Hammerfest UK, Evolution Festival, Hard Rock Hell Ibiza, Japan Headlining Tour, Germany Headlining Tour, several UK co-headlining tour, European tours, Metal-Camp, Firefest, Prog-Power Fest UK... & more), having the chance to play together with some of the greatest guitarists and musicians in the world (Michael Angelo Batio, Kiko Loureiro of Angra, Andy Timmons, Paul Gilbert, Marty Friedman, George Lynch, Gus G, Reb Beach, Glenn Hughes, Tony Macalpine, Ian Paice, Vinnie Moore....and many more) and support with his band ARTHEMIS several Rock-Metal bands ( Dragonforce, Adrenaline Mob, Manowar, Children Of Bodom, Cradle Of Filth, Die Apokalyptischen Reiter, Within Temptation, Evile, Alestorm, Helloween, Dream Evil, Firewind, Angra, Blaze (ex-Iron Maiden) ...and many more) establishing himself as a crazy shred-guitar machine but also as an eclectic musician and great songwriter.
With instructional DVDs ("Suonare nello stile di Yngwie J. Malmsteen", "50 Heavy Metal Monster-Licks", "The Metal Injection"...), instructional guitar books and cds, collaborations with guitar magazines, recording studios (as a session-guitar player and producer for Rock and Metal bands, studio guitarist for Japanese videogames soundtracks), music schools (Andrea is the head of the Rock-Metal Guitar Department of "MMI Modern Music Institute" of Alex Stornello, which has got over 50 schools in Italy and soon in Europe), guitar clinics and workshops around the world (Frankfurt Musik Messe, Namm Show USA, London Guitar Show, Guitar Day, Euro Bass Day, MAF, Second Hand Guitar, MI Musicians Institute Japan, Music Italy Show...and more) , Andrea is a very productive musician, always hunting for new musical challenges day by day.
Recently Andrea has been involved also in the creation of the famous Apple Application called "Ultimate Air Guitar" ( http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/ultimate-air-guitar/id445197531?mt=8 ), writing and recording all the guitar licks of the "Metal Guitar Pack", soon available on Android as well. At present he's carrying on his mission, with new tour dates and records that inspire thousands fans around the world, spreading his amazing music to the whole World of Rock and Heavy Metal \m/.
Andrea Martongelli endorses:
DEAN Guitars, RANDALL Amplifications, EMG pickups, ELIXIR Strings and Cables, TWO NOTES audio engineering, ModTone Stomp Boxes, IN-TUNE Guitar Picks, VINTECK Switching Loop Stations