Marc Rizzo is a solo guitarist as well as the guitarist for heavy metal group Soulfly. I recently “discovered” Rizzo via the Shrapnel Records Web site, who is the publisher of his first solo album, Colossal Myopia. In addition to being a great heavy metal guitarist, Rizzo is quite a proficient flamenco guitarist. Guitar One recently highlighted his flamenco skills and recorded a video of him playing for their bonus DVD, and the video is available on YouTube.
After hearing some of his music on his MySpace page, I decided to pick up Colossal Myopia through lala, and it’s a solid effort. As I expected, the songs include a mixture of heavy metal and flamenco music. Rizzo has indicated that he’s in the process of working on a new solo album, and he’s embarking on a solo tour this summer.
In addition to touring as a solo act and with Soulfly, Rizzo also does guitar clinics for Peavey. He has posted several videos from his guitar clinics on his MySpace page. He’s clearly very talented, and I’m interested in seeing what his new solo album is going to sound like.