David T. Chastain

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David T. Chastain
Birth name David Taylor Chastain
Born 31 August 1963
Origin Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Genres Heavy metal, hard rock, neo-classical metal, blues rock
Occupation(s) Musician, guitarist, songwriter, record producer, talent manager
Instruments Electric guitar, bass, vocals, keyboards, flute
Years active 1980–present
Labels Shrapnel Records, Leviathan Records
Associated acts Spike, CJSS, Chastain, Southern Gentlemen, Georgia Blues Dawgs, Zanister
Website Leviathan Records David T. Chastain page
Notable instruments
1982 Red Kramer Pacer with Floyd Rose

David T. Chastain (born in Atlanta, Georgia on 31 August 1963) is an American guitarist and owner of Leviathan Records and Diginet Music.

Chastain is a metal guitarist who emerged in the mid-'80s along with a wave of other neo-classical guitarists. He has released about 50 recordings under multiple names, including David T. Chastain, CJSS, Georgia Blues Dawgs, The Cincinnati Improvisational Group, SPIKE, Zanister, Ruud Cooty and Southern Gentlemen (blues-rock) as well as a number of heavy metal releases under the band name Chastain, accompanied by female vocalist Leather Leone.

In more recent years, David has worked as a record producer at his own company, Leviathan Records. His label specializes in discovering and promoting new talents, specializing in guitarists and bands. He also runs Diginet Music, a company specializing in rare, unreleased or out-of-print music.

Discography[edit]

Solo albums[edit]

With Spike[edit]

  • The Price of Pleasure - 1983 Starbound Records

With CJSS[edit]

  • World Gone Mad- 1985 Leviathan Records
  • Praise the Loud - 1986 Leviathan Records
  • Kings of the World - 2000 Pavement Music

With Chastain[edit]

With Zanister[edit]

  • Symphonica Millennia - 1999 Shark Records (David T. Chastain - Guitars, Keyboards, Production)
  • Fear No Man - 2001 Leviathan Records (David T. Chastain - Guitars, Production)

With Southern Gentlemen[edit]

  • Exotic Dancer Blues - 2000 Leviathan Records (David T. Chastain - Guitars, Vocals, Production)
  • Double Your Pleasure - 2003 Leviathan Records (David T. Chastain - Guitar, Vocals, Production)
  • Third Time Is the Charm - 2006 Leviathan Records (David T. Chastain - Guitar, Production)
  • Valley of Fire - 2008 Leviathan Records (David T. Chastain - Guitar, Production)
  • Instrumentalized - 2009 Leviathan Records (David T. Chastain - Guitar, Production)

Other appearances[edit]

  • Shockwaves - Leather - 1990 Roadrunner Records (Music, Lyrics, Production)
  • Live! Wild and Truly Diminished!! - 1992 Leviathan Records (David Chastain and Michael Harris)
  • Aftermath - Ruud Cooty - 2002 Lucretia Records (David T. Chastain - Guitars, Arrangements, Production, Mixing)
  • Burning Earth - Firewind - 2003 Leviathan Records (David T. Chastain - Production, Vocal Engineering, Additional Background Vocals)
  • Hurricane X - Michael Harris - 2003 Leviathan Records (David T. Chastain - Bass, Executive Production)
  • Armed and Ready - Joe Stump - 2003 Leviathan Records (David T. Chastain - Bass, Executive Production)
  • Destination - Corbin King - 2004 Leviathan Records (David T. Chastain - Bass, Executive Production)
  • Shredology/Midwest Shredfest - Joe Stump - 2005 Leviathan Records (David T. Chastain - Arrangements, Bass)

Music videos[edit]

  • "For Those Who Dare" - Chastain - 1990
  • "Bullet From A Gun" - Chastain - 2004
  • "Evil Awaits Us" - Chastain - 2014
  • "I Am Sin" - Chastain - 2014

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