Tony Palacios

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Tony Palacios
Palacios performing live at Cornerstone 2001.
Background information
Born March 28, 1960
Origin U.S.
Genres Christian rock
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Guitar, Vocals
Years active 1989 - present
Associated acts Guardian

Tony Palacios is the lead guitarist of the Christian hard rock band, Guardian. Palacios joined the band in 1986 and has remained with them since, releasing nine studio albums, including three in Spanish.

In 1998, Palacios released his first instrumental guitar solo album entitled Epic Tales of Whoa! on Cadence Records.[1] The album was assembled over a ten-year period, and received critical acclaim from the metal community.[2] Presently he is working as a sound mixer, engineer, and producer for various Christian artists.

Palacios is best known for his use of synthetic noises in combination with "natural" guitars and other instruments to create interesting or inspiring sounds.


  1. ^ Powell, Mark Allan (2002). "Guardian". Encyclopedia of Contemporary Christian Music (First printing ed.). Peabody, Massachusetts: Hendrickson Publishers. pp. 393–395. ISBN 1-56563-679-1. 
  2. ^ Van Pelt, Doug (September–October 1998). "Album Reviews: TONY PALACIOS Epic Tales of Whoa!!". HM Magazine (73). ISSN 1066-6923. Retrieved 2007-04-24. 

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