Steve DiGiorgio

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Steve DiGiorgio
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Background information
Born (1967-11-07) November 7, 1967 (age 47)
Waukegan, Illinois, U.S.
Genres Death metal, black metal, thrash metal, power metal, progressive metal, hard rock, jazz fusion, speed metal, symphonic metal, folk metal, heavy metal
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter
Instruments Bass
Associated acts Death, Sadus, Autopsy, Futures End, Control Denied, Testament, Quo Vadis, Vintersorg, Iced Earth, Sebastian Bach, Dragonlord, Charred Walls of the Damned, Soen, Obituary, Ephel Duath, Obscura, Anatomy of I
Website http://www.SteveDigiorgio.com

Steve DiGiorgio (born November 7, 1967, Waukegan, Illinois) is an American musician.

DiGiorgio has played bass guitar in heavy metal and death metal bands such as Death,[1] Autopsy,[2] Control Denied,[3] Ephel Duath,[4] Obscura,[5] Artension, Faust, Memorain, Painmuseum, Suicide Shift, Soen,[6] Vintersorg,[7] Dragonlord,[8] Iced Earth,[9] Sebastian Bach,[10] Obituary,[11] and is a founding member of Sadus.[12] He is a founding member of the jazz-band Dark Hall and is currently the bass player for Futures End,[13] Synesis Absorption, Mythodea, Charred Walls of the Damned,[14] Anatomy of I[15] and Testament.[16][17] Along with his bass duties in Sadus he also plays keyboards.

Within his genre, DiGiorgio is respected for his playing skills.[18][19][20][21]

Equipment[edit]

DiGiorgio uses a custom Mjollnir by Thor Bass, and also plays custom ESP basses. He is mostly seen with a F-series fretless 5-string bass in a dark green finish, but also uses a very unusual double-neck construction with a fretted and a fretless neck in one body. He uses Ampeg SVT Classic amps and cabinets by Ampeg and Randall.[22]

Steve's bass guitars
  • 4001 Custom Rickenbacker (1981)
  • Fully Custom Homemade Fender-Like Fretless (1991)[23]
  • 4001 Rickenbacker (1975)
  • Custom Carvin BB75F (1996)[23]
  • Custom Carvin BB75 (1999)
  • ESP – LTD F-205 (1999)
  • ESP Custom Forest 5-string Fretless (1999)[24]
  • ESP Doubleneck Bass[25]
  • Thor Bass Mjolnir 5-string fretless (2008)[26]
  • Thor Bass Mjolnir 6-string Fretless (2010)[26]
  • Thor Bass Freyja 7-string Fretted (2013)
  • 4003 Rickebacker Walnut Limited Edition (2014)

Discography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Interview with Bassist Steve Di Giorgio". Bassmusicianmagazine.com. 2011-10-01. Retrieved 2015-04-09. 
  2. ^ Eduardo Rivadavia. "Autopsy | Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-04-09. 
  3. ^ tacia Proefrock. "Control Denied | Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-04-09. 
  4. ^ "Marco Minemann, Steve Digiorgio, Karyn Crisis To Appear On New Ephel Duath Ep". Blabbermouth.net. 2011-12-07. Retrieved 2015-04-09. 
  5. ^ "Obscura To Be Joined By Bassist Steve Digiorgio For Japanese Dates". Roadrunnerrecords.com. 2010-05-18. Retrieved 2015-04-09. 
  6. ^ "Former Opeth Drummer Joins Forces With Sadus Bassist". Blabbermouth.net. 2010-05-28. Retrieved 2015-04-09. 
  7. ^ "MusicMight: Artists: VINTERSORG". Rockdetector.com. Retrieved 2015-04-09. 
  8. ^ "Dragonlord | Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-04-09. 
  9. ^ "MusicMight: Artists: ICED EARTH". Rockdetector.com. Retrieved 2015-04-09. 
  10. ^ "Steve Digiorgio Confirms Sebastian Bach Gig, Says Sadus Will Record New Album Soon". Blabbermouth.net. 2004-11-07. Retrieved 2015-04-09. 
  11. ^ "Steve Digiorgio To Tour With Obituary In Europe". Blabbermouth.net. 2010-06-10. Retrieved 2015-04-09. 
  12. ^ "Sadus | Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-04-09. 
  13. ^ Lehtinen, Arto (2014-02-27). "News, Interviews, Concert Reviews » Steve DiGiorgio – Testament; Death To All; Sadus etc". Metal-rules.com. Retrieved 2015-04-09. 
  14. ^ David Jeffries. "Charred Walls of the Damned | Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-04-09. 
  15. ^ "ANATOMY OF I's Steve DiGiorgio Checks In From The Studio; New Album Title Revealed". Bravewords.com. Retrieved 2015-04-09. 
  16. ^ Eduardo Rivadavia. "Testament | Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-04-09. 
  17. ^ "Testament Part Ways With Bassist Greg Christian, Announce Return of Steve DiGiorgio | Music News". Ultimate-guitar.com. Retrieved 2015-04-09. 
  18. ^ "Steve DiGiorgio". Everything2.com. 2002-12-11. Retrieved 2015-04-09. 
  19. ^ "Forgotten". Emptywords.org. Retrieved 2015-04-09. 
  20. ^ Mean Deviation: Four Decades of Progressive Heavy Metal - Jeff Wagner. Books.google.pl. Retrieved 2015-04-09. 
  21. ^ To Live Is To Die: The Life and Death of Metallica's Cliff Burton - Joel Mciver, Kirk Hammett. Books.google.pl. 1986-09-27. Retrieved 2015-04-09. 
  22. ^ Guitar World's Bass Guitar Magazine (June 2007)
  23. ^ a b "Steve Di Giorgio". Fretlessbass.com. 2015-02-04. Retrieved 2015-04-09. 
  24. ^ "Steve DiGiorgio, Extreme Metal Session Ace". Bassplayer. 2010-03-09. Retrieved 2015-04-09. 
  25. ^ "Bay Area Metal Scene". Bayareametalscene.com. Retrieved 2015-04-09. 
  26. ^ a b  Bryan Beller (2012-05-11). "Machines of Death - The Complete Interviews". Bassplayer. Retrieved 2015-04-09. 
  27. ^ "Illusions - Sadus | Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-04-09. 
  28. ^ "Severed Survival - Autopsy | Credits". AllMusic. 1989-06-19. Retrieved 2015-04-09. 
  29. ^ "Swallowed in Black - Sadus | Credits". AllMusic. 1990-09-11. Retrieved 2015-04-09. 
  30. ^ "Human - Death | Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-04-09. 
  31. ^ "A Vision of Misery - Sadus | Credits". AllMusic. 1992-04-28. Retrieved 2015-04-09. 
  32. ^ "Individual Thought Patterns - Death | Credits". AllMusic. 1993-06-22. Retrieved 2015-04-09. 
  33. ^ "Elements of Anger - Sadus | Credits". AllMusic. 1998-08-18. Retrieved 2015-04-09. 
  34. ^ Jason Hundey (1999-06-08). "The Gathering - Testament | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-04-09. 
  35. ^ "The Fragile Art of Existence - Control Denied | Credits". AllMusic. 1999-11-30. Retrieved 2015-04-09. 
  36. ^ "Feeding the Machine - James Murphy | Credits". AllMusic. 1999-01-26. Retrieved 2015-04-09. 
  37. ^ "Horror Show - Iced Earth | Credits". AllMusic. 2001-06-26. Retrieved 2015-04-09. 
  38. ^ "The Focusing Blur - Vintersorg | Credits". AllMusic. 2004-07-20. Retrieved 2015-04-09. 
  39. ^ a b c "Memoirs of a Broken Man - Futures End | Credits". AllMusic. 2009-10-13. Retrieved 2015-04-09. 
  40. ^ "Roadrunner United: The All Star Sessions - Roadrunner United | Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-04-09. 
  41. ^ "Out for Blood - Sadus | Credits". AllMusic. 2006-05-02. Retrieved 2015-04-09. 
  42. ^ "Angel Down - Sebastian Bach | Credits". AllMusic. 2007-11-20. Retrieved 2015-04-09. 
  43. ^ "Death Rap - Necro | Credits". AllMusic. 2007-09-10. Retrieved 2015-04-09. 
  44. ^ "Charred Walls of the Damned - Charred Walls of the Damned | Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-04-09. 
  45. ^ "Cold Winds on Timeless Days - Charred Walls of the Damned | Credits". AllMusic. 2011-10-11. Retrieved 2015-04-09.