Jon Oliva's Pain Announces New Touring Guitarist For "Hall Of The Mountain King" Tour
Jon Oliva's Pain announced the addition of touring guitarist Joseph Diaz. The announcement was made in a post on the band's Facebook Page:
"New Guitarist Added for the Hall of the Mountain King tour...
"Please give a warm welcome to another great talent...Joe Diaz!
"JOSEPH DIAZ- Guitars and Vocals: Born in New York, school gang violence and the cold war were all realities that shaped his way of thought. His family moved to Tampa Bay Florida when he was 13. As a freshman in High School he found Florida schools far behind and boring. His active mind needed something to fill the void. The answer came as music.
"Music came in the form of a Stratocaster Guitar and a Marshall amp. Soon after, he was turned on to Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath. This forged the roots for his style as did his constant involvement in the very strong Tampa Bay Metal Scene. Joe spent his youth in many original and cover bands ,writing, learning and paying dues.
"Joe is also a classical guitarist and into the blues but Metal is his main focus. Currently working with Cemetary Sluts (An original Speed Metal Band) and Figure In Black (a Black Sabbath Tribute act)
"He has also played in Disaster Peace (with Pete Black - King Diamond and Wade Black - Crimson Glory) and Brutus (with John Greely – Iced Earth) and his own original bands, Our Final Failure,
End Unseen ,Moss Feaster and Back 2 Zero.
"Welcome to the party Joe...it's going to be a wild ride."
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