Italian master guitar player Fabrizio Bicio Leo has recorded 14 tracks for his third studio album, â€œSpectrum Of My Pastâ€, with Alex Argento (Marco Sfogli, Virgil Donati) mixing and mastering at the MixFactory Studio in Palermo, Italy for a June 30 release via jellybeard records. Bicioâ€™s third album has been recorded with Flavio Scopaz (bass), Alex Argento (keys), Bruno Valverde (drums, 12 tracks) and Valerio Lucantoni (drums, 2 tracks).
“It’s great working again with Alex Argento because he always knows what I want to achieve from my music in terms of sonority, so never change a winning team! It was a good experience working with Shrapnel in the past, but I felt the need to switch to jellybeard because I really like the direction the company is going and the vision they have for the future”
After the recordings Bicio finally felt like these recordings are among the best songs he has ever written and recorded.
“I think that my new album “Spectrum Of My Past” is the best one I’ve ever written so far in terms of compositions and sounds. There are some strong and “captivating” melodies on it but also some cool shredding moments. This time more ballads ended up on the final product. The main goal for a musician is to reach the heart and soul of people.”
Fabrizio â€œBicioâ€ Leo, was born in Abbiategrasso, about 20 km south of Milan, Italy on 28th of July 1971. He began as a self-taught guitarist at age sixteen, focusing his passion and practicing time perfecting an intense rock/fusion style. He was inspired by instructional videos and recordings from virtuoso guitarists such as Greg Howe, Brett Garsed and Frank Gambale to name just to name a few. After several successful collaborations as a sideman/touring guitarist with highly respected Italian pop/rock artists like Eros Ramazotti, in the year 2006, Bicio became the first Italian guitarist to be signed to Shrapnel Records. The debut CD, titled â€œCutawayâ€ garnered critical acclaim from specialised International music magazines and from the Italian press who recognised his extraordinary guitar playing ability.
â€œCutawayâ€ (2006) – Shrapnel records
â€œMr Malusardiâ€ (2011) – Shrapnel records
â€œSpectrum Of My Pastâ€ (release planned June 30, 2014) – jellybeard records