Dan Weller is a Guitarist/Pianist/Song Writer/Producer. Born in Liverpool UK 03.04.80. Dan moved to Hertfordshire at the age of 6. At 15 he began playing guitar and quickly formed a band with his school friends. That band later became SikTh. Weller is now Producing/co-writing with bands and owns his own studio in central London. He is also in new band Minutes.
In 1999/2000 Dan and fellow school friend Graham Pinney formed SikTh and quickly recruited singers Mikee W Goodman and Justin Hill. Bassist James Leach and Drummer Dan 'Loord' Foord. SikTh went on to become one of the UK's most influential Metal bands releasing 3 EP's and 2 Albums internationally. In 2011 The Guardian Paper wrote that along with Swedish band Meshuggah, SikTh were the founders of the international Metal phenomenon Djent. SikTh split up in 2008. SikTh became very popular across the world and particularly in the UK, US and Japan.
Having worked with long time hero Colin Richardson on the first SikTh Album Weller became fascinated by Production. Just 3 years later in Miami he was handling production duties on the bands follow up Album Death of a Dead Day. Thus ensued a production partnership between Dan and band mate Justin Hill that lasted all the way through to 2010 where they amicably parted to concentrate on solo production careers. Together they still own a recording studio in Old Street London, UK. Dan has produced the third Enter Shikari Album at Karma sound Studios in Thailand having worked on Common Dreads and having produced follow up singles Destabilise and Quelle Surprise. He also produced the debut Young Guns Album and is producing the follow up also in Thailand. Other bands on his CV include Lostalone, Rise to Remain, Sharks, Gallows, Johnny Truant, Malefice, Max Raptor, Blitz Kids (rock band) and more.
Dan regularly works with co-writer Ciaran Cahill. They are in a new band together called In Colour , (previously called Minutes). Justin hill was previously in In Colour but in 2011 left to concentrate on Production. Cahill and Weller have also written a short film score and all the music for Children's BBC programme 'Ed and Ouchos Transmission Impossible'.
- Djent, the metal geek's microgenre Accessed: 4/26/2012
- Alexis Petridis on heavy metal and the Mercury prize Accessed: 4/26/2012