Metal band Wolves of Verdi release CD, meet Reno’s maestro Chapman Stick

Reno‘s Verdi Wolves have been working on their first outing in at least a year. Recorded in Brazil, Reno and finalized in Los Angeles, the metal band is strong, aggressive and melodic.

They describe themselves as progressive metal. They would have been comfortable in my Walkman in the mid-80s.

The group has already received international criticism, notably in Brazil, Canada and Spain.

Get their release on all streaming platforms by visiting their website for more information. They are scheduled to play at the Virginia Street Brewhouse on February 12, 2022.

Musician and producer Kevin Keith posted some great videos to the Musicians of Reno Facebook group while playing with his Chapman Stick.

Being a cave drummer, I had to look for the Chapman Stick. It is a kind of wide neck guitar with up to 12 strings. They have been around since the mid-1970s.

Both hands play the strings – no pick – by tapping and bending them into melodies. It’s played much like a bass guitar – again, without a pick. It sounds amazing, and Keith does some magic with his.

He describes himself as a multi-instrumentalist, producer, engineer and Chapman Stick artist based in Los Angeles and Reno, Nevada. He has appeared on hundreds of national TV shows, web episodes, documentaries, games and records, according to his website.

Check it out on its website or watch it on Youtube.

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