Sam Russell

Sam is a UK based guitar player, who specializes in Metal and Neo-Classical music.
Sam started learning guitar around the age of 9. His first guitar teacher lasted around 6 weeks… and then nothing happened for several years. Around the age of 14 Sam tried drum lessons for a few weeks, then bass lessons for a few weeks and finally moving onto guitar lessons where he developed an obsession for becoming a great lead guitar player. His guitar teacher introduced him to music from Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Yngwie Malmsteen and Impellitteri…. and Sam was hooked. He started his first band, and released a shockingly bad EP. The end of school saw Sam performing his first concert, with a ropey rendition of Bon Jovi songs at a friends school concert.
In 2017 Sam finished recording and released his first heavy metal album, Impetuous Desire. The album was a high point for Sam, featuring one of his heroes of metal, Doro Pesch. The album also featured incredible drumming from Bullet for my Valentine’s drummer Jason Bowld.
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