Dean is a pupil of the legendary Shred Lord Joe Stump
( 6th top Shredder in the world - Voted by: Guitar One Magazine) Joe
Stump is a true mentor. He's an amazing player, and my best friend. His
inspiration has been key in helping me find my own unique sound and
identity. It is Joe who unleashed my creativity and assisted me in
expanding my guitar vocabulary . During the days when Shred was dying
and Grunge was the rave, it was my Mentor Joe Stump who carried the
Neoclassical torch high and proud - His strength and passion inspired me
to continue writing, playing and recording the music I love".
Express Radio states: "This guy is freakingly dangerous with a
guitar!" HARDROCK HAVEN has described Dean Cascione's Guitar Chop Shop
as "It's possibly one of the best in years in the solo instrumental
guitar world" and "Is a "top" candidate for album of the year in 2008.
Dean's debut CD
“Guitar Chop Shop” was released March 2008. Guitar Chop Shop"
merited the #1 chart ranking for the week of May 24th and an overall
ranking of #2 on the Guitar Nine Records Top Sellers Chart:
Neo-Classical Metal for the month of May 2008.
In Honor of one of Metal’s Greatest Legends,
Dean Cascione was personally invited to join Manowar, HolyHell and
MetalForce to record “Magic – A Tribute to Ronnie James Dio” . Straight
from the heart, each artist embraces Dio's legacy with their own
interpretations of his work. The tribute cd was released June 2010.
was released May 2011, which mixed " A blend of fierce fret
board assault with strong, powerful melodic phrasing". "Cascione plays
with passion and shatters decades of shred stereotypes". For this album,
Dean joined forces with Drummer Paul Wandtke (Kill Hannah) and The
Mighty Shred Lord Joe Stump (Holy Hell, Joe Stump Band) to deliver a
second installment of Pure Neoclassical Power Metal!! Neoclassical Fire
merited the #1 chart ranking in sales during the weeks of July 31st,
August 6th and August 13th, and has held a strong 7 weeks in the top 10
for Neoclassical Metal / Shred / Instrumental Rock Genre - Guitar Nine.
have described Dean Cascione's command of the instrument as
"Dangerous with a Guitar" , "Vicious, High Tech & Aggressive "....."Jaw
Dropping"... "Channeled the Spirit of Rhoades" and "...A Bright Star on
the International Guitar Scene".
Dean Cascione today and witness PURE NEOCLASSICAL POWER METAL!
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