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 William Stump
Born (1960-09-18) September 18, 1960 (age 57)
Origin New York, United States
Genres Heavy metal, Power metal, Speed metal, neoclassical metal
Occupation(s) 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
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 a style original to 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 Yngwie Malmsteen, Ritchie Blackmore and Gary Moore.

Raven Lord[edit]

In September 2012 it was announced that Joe Stump would join the multinational metal band Raven Lord.[3]



With Trash Broadway[edit]

  • Trash Broadway (1989)

Album recorded at Nevessa Studios in upstate New York by Chris Anderson and released by Torrid Records. Album featured Joe Stump on Lead Guitar, David Steel on Acoustic Guitar and Lead Vocals, Jay Gates on Drums and Background Vocals and Nick Noiseux on Bass and background Vocals.

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]


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:

  • 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, with gauge 008, 011, 014, 024, 032, 048 and 1.5mm Dunlop Delrin picks.


  1. ^ EXORCISM Ink Deal With Golden Core Records/ZYX Music, retrieved 2013-10-08  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  2. ^ "HolyHell Interview". April 11, 2010. Retrieved May 18, 2010. 
  3. ^ JOE STUMP Joins RAVEN LORD, retrieved 2012-09-20  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)

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