Joe Stump

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Joe Stump
Joe Stump Guitars.jpg
Joe Stump performing with Raven Lord at R-Mine Metalfest, Belgium in 2013
Background information
Birth name Joseph Stump
Born (1960-09-18) September 18, 1960 (age 54)
Origin New Jersey, United States
Genres Heavy metal, hard rock, instrumental rock, neoclassical rock
Occupations Composer, Musician
Instruments Guitar, bass guitar
Years active 1988 - present
Labels Lion Music, Magic Circle Music
Associated acts Exorcism, Raven Lord, Reign of Terror, HolyHell
Website www.joestump.com
Notable instruments
ESP strat, MCG Demonwing custom

Joe Stump (born September 18, 1960) is an American guitarist and composer. He is currently playing for the band Exorcism,[1] Raven Lord, HolyHell and his solo project. Stump plays in the same style of Yngwie Malmsteen and has released albums with his band, Reign of Terror, as well as with an earlier band from Boston called Trash Broadway, and as a solo artist.[2]

Musical Influences[edit]

Stumps' musical influences derive from heavy metal and blues rock. Stump has cited albums by Deep Purple, Gary Moore, Yngwie Malmsteen, Rainbow and Scorpions as having the most impact on him as a musician.[3]

Raven Lord[edit]

On September 2012 it was announced that Joe Stump would join ranks with the multinational metal band Raven Lord.[4]

Discography[edit]

Solo[edit]

With Trash Broadway[edit]

  • Trash Broadway (1989)

With Reign of Terror[edit]

  • Light In The Sky (1996)
  • Second Coming (1999)
  • Sacred Ground (2001)
  • Conquer & Divide (2003)

With Shooting Hemlock[edit]

With HolyHell[edit]

Gear[edit]

Stump endorses and uses ESP Guitars, which feature scalloped fretboards. He also uses Marshall amplifiers, Rhino amplifiers and Engl amplifiers.

He also uses the following pedals listed below:

  • DOD 250 overdrive pre-amp.
  • Dunlop crybaby wah-wah.
  • Bob Gjika Hot Box tube preamp.
  • Boss NS-2 Noise gate.
  • Boss DD-3 digital delay.
  • Korg SDD - 2000 digital delay.
  • Boss CE-3 chorus.
  • Boss CS-2 compressor/sustainer.
  • Boss BF-2 Flanger.
  • Boss octave box.

Stump uses Ernie Ball strings gauge 008, .011, .014, .024, .032, .048 and 1.5mm Dunlop Delrin picks.

References[edit]

  1. ^ EXORCISM Ink Deal With Golden Core Records/ZYX Music, retrieved 2013-10-08 
  2. ^ "HolyHell Interview". Blabbermouth.net. April 11, 2010. Retrieved May 18, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Joe Stump Interview". Guitarhoo!. Guitarhoo.com. 2008. Retrieved March 8, 2013. 
  4. ^ JOE STUMP Joins RAVEN LORD, retrieved 2012-09-20 

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