Dean Menta

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Dean Menta
Genres Alternative metal
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Guitarist
Years active 1995–present
Associated acts DUH, Faith No More, Sparks

Dean Menta is an American music editor [1] and composer living in Los Angeles, California.


In 1995, Dean Menta became involved in the band DUH and appeared on their second album The Unholy Handjob. Menta went on to serve as the guitarist for the rock band Faith No More from 1995 to 1996. He had been a keyboard tech for the band and was recruited to handle guitar duties after Trey Spruance declined to tour for the album King for a Day... Fool for a Lifetime. He appears in their videos for "Digging the Grave", "Ricochet" and "Evidence".[2] He was replaced as Faith No More guitarist by Jon Hudson.

Since leaving Faith No More, Menta has been performing and recording with legendary pop group Sparks. Sparks albums that he has contributed to include Plagiarism (1997) Lil' Beethoven (2002) Hello Young Lovers (2006) Exotic Creatures of the Deep (2008), "The Seduction of Ingmar Bergman" (2009) and "Hippopotamus (album)" (2017).

Menta worked as a Sound Designer for acclaimed television advertisement and film music company Asche & Spencer.[3]

Menta now works primarily in television and film as a Music Editor, composer and Sound Designer.[4] Additionally, Menta has also composed music for several video games,[5] one of which, Jak X: Combat Racing, was in collaboration with Billy Howerdel of A Perfect Circle.