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David T. Chastain

NAME: David T. Chastain

PLAYING (YEARS): Somewhere around 30! Time flies when you are rocking!!

STYLE: All it seems. Metal, Hard Rock, Fusion, Blues Rock, Acoustic and Improvisational. All with the David T. slant to it.

GEAR: Karmer guitars through either a Marshall Valvestate with Marshall cabs or recently I have been using a POD for recording.

ENDORSEMENTS: Kramer guitars and Dimarzio pick ups although on the new Kramer guitars they have quadrails and seymour duncan pick ups.

PAST ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
 Over 50 Cds released is my main accomplishment. (http://www.leviathanrecords.com/chasdisc.htm) Have toured around the world and of course extensively in the US. (Everywhere from someone’s garage to the major arenas) Appeared in nearly every rock/metal magazine around the world. (Except Rolling Stone!!) Video aired on MTV numerous times in the 90s. Owner/operator of 2 record companies. Producer for bands such as Firewind, Vainglory, Kenziner and others. Cool instructional video. Never had to wear a suit and tie to work. Never ran over a cat in my car.(My main goal in life to accomplish.)

CURRENT & UPCOMING PROJECTS: 
Next up is the new SOUTHERN GENTLEMEN “Double Your Pleasure” In the can and ready for release over the next 18 months: Chastain New instrumental Zanister

FAVORITE GUITARIST:
 Too many to mention but some that come to mind are Holdsworth, Uli Jon Roth, Rhoads, Trower, Hendrix, Billy Gibbons, Duane Allman, Jeff Kollman, Stevie Ray, etc.

MOST UNDERATED PLAYERS: 
Joe Stump, Corbin King, Jeff Kollman, Uli Jon Roth, Holdsworth and Angus Young.

BEST MUSICIAN YOU’VE EVER SEEN:
 I guess Holdsworth. Hard to say. I don’t go out much anymore!

FOUR WORDS THAT BEST DESCRIBES WHAT YOU WANT TO GET ACROSS IN YOUR PLAYING: 
Original, classy and heavy.

YOUR HERO:
 No real heroes but I guess Hugh Hefner if he didn’t run cigarette ads in Playboy.

ULTIMATE GOAL:
 To be happy and to be able to continue to be involved in the music I believe in whether as a player, producer or record company.

CONTACT:
 David T. Chastain: Go to http://www.leviathanrecords.com

WEBSITE:
 http://www.leviathanrecords.com 
http://www.diginetmusic.com 
http://www.southerngentlemen.com 
http://www.davidtchastain.com 
http://www.davidchastain.com 
http://www.zanister.com 
http://www.raretracks.net 
http://www.metalkillingzone.com 
http://www.georgiabluesdawgs.com 
http://www.guitarmageddon.com
http://www.monsterguitarists.com
and many more!