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Brad Olsen
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Brad Olsen
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Athens, GA  USA
February 06, 2009
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This Soundclick page is used for posting rough mixes, outtakes and other projects un-related to my current band, Artists of War. I have played guitar since I was 14 years-old and have gone through a slew of influences. The most predominant has been Black Sabbath. My current fetish has been progressive metal ala Tool and Mastodon. Some might call this "art metal," and I would agree with that moniker as well. I consider what I do to be more akin to art than performance music. During my third year of college, I decided to officially release my work as a physical CD. "Artists of War" was the result of this. The album was released on March 25 via Tricalibur Records through CDBaby. You can visit my website, , for the most recent band news. The CD is available from , direct from me via the band website, or search for it in iTunes, Amazon and other online retailers.
Band/artist history
Read the "about" section on my 'yo.
Have you performed in front of an audience?
I play live about once every semester and maybe more during the Summer. For a current schedule go here: To book me email: info@artistsofwar.net
Your musical influences
Black Sabbath, High On Fire, Mastodon, TOOL, Sleep, The Sword, Behemoth, Gojira, Dethklok, Pelican, YOB, Electric Wizard, OM, Eagle Twin, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, bluegrass, Sci-Fi movies, poetry, anger, war, passion, doomsday, the future, technology, giant robots, beautiful women, love, under achievers, outcasts, anyone who's ever been told they suck at what they do because its different, ancient warriors, Japanese culture and history, Aliens
What equipment do you use?
Guitars & Bass: Epiphone SG Custom with Bare Knuckle Pickups Warpigs (Ceramic/Pig-90/Alnico-V) Epiphone Les Paul Custom Silverburst Epiphone Thunderbird Pro V Amps: Matamp GTO120 6550 Marshall 1960b 4x12 Emperor 2x15 (Big Ben's) Pedals: D*A*M Sonic Titan Mics: Sure SM57 Audio-Technica AT2020 Hardware: Tascam US122L Resolv A6 Monitors Software: Cubase Essentials 4 EzDrummer DFH Amplitube Bass Amplitube Metal Amplitube 3
Anything else?
The battlefield is my canvas, the sword is my brush, and blood is my ink. - Artists of War battle mantra
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