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"hi Jazz thanks for your friendship. You are perfect. best regards . MURAT"
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"hey Jaz ! thanks for your friendship ! wishing you increasing success ! :o) Stronger than diamond The mind deemed adamantine Let all things flow through best regards, Chris"
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RTC's band members share the same vision of capturing the reflections of everyday life in their writing and instrumentation. Featuring precision drumming, dissonant yet beautiful melodies. This is what metal is all about.
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JAZ HUNTER BIOGRAPHY
www.myspace.com/jzhunter

Jaz Hunter is best known as a solo artist of the Progressive Metal Genre. Born in Kent Jaz first picked up a guitar aged three but only began studying the instrument at seven.

Jaz's first real sources of inspiration came in the form of British rock legends Queen and Metallica's lead guitarist Kirk Hammett. They, along with other guitarists such as Iron Maiden's Dave Murray would cement his deeply rooted love of the guitar. Over the next few years, Jaz's search for more challenging material introduced him to virtuoso soloists Steve Vai, Paul Gilbert and Joe Satriani, and to Neoclassical Metal legend Yngwie Malmsteen. However the real turning point in Jason's musical education was the discovery of Dream Theater and more specifically their lead guitarist John Petrucci.

"I have studied many guitarists but JP seems to have it all in my opinion. Every technique mastered, his sound is just crafted to perfection and the soul he contributes in his more, melodic solos are just dreams for me. I have his Rock Discipline DVD, all the live shows and I have looked over as many YouTube videos as I can and to this day I am fully respectful and full of admiration. I would also like to say congrats to Dream Theater for getting their 12th studio album to 6 in the American chart. This is an astounding achievement and hope for Progressive Metal and all the bands that strive to succeed in this Genre." - Jaz Hunter

Jaz's First band 'The Beginning of Eden' was formed when he was around seventeen. It was a metal covers band and although its musicians were of a high standard Jaz craved the opportunity to write his own music. After their first gig it became clear that the rest of the band wanted to shift more towards punk and Jaz took this opportunity to audition for Christian Howes of Cambridge progressive metal band 'Distopia' who were putting together a new lineup. Jaz and Christian shared the same ambition and passion for music and decided almost immediately to work together. This project would become 'Aconite' and over the following months Jaz and Christian searched for the best musicians possible to complete the group resulting in Aconite's final lineup which amongst others included Dan Russell on Bass Guitar and Jonny Tatum (Eumeria, Timefall) on drums.

Despite a successful EP, a number of high profile concerts and even TV appearances, University forced the band to go their separate ways after almost two and a half years.

Jaz, Jonny and new drummer Mike Lennon then formed prog outfit 'Timefall'



However artistic differences led Jaz to part after seven months to form writing project 'Fall to The Flames' with fellow guitarist Sean Graham and singer Victor Martin.



In late 2008 Jaz made a departure from prog in the form of Flesh That Burns, a death metal quintet founded by drummer Charlie McKenzie Stewart.
Their debut gig came at a battle of the bands competition, fighting for a chance to play at 'Bloodstock' the legendary British metal festival. Despite huge opposition they finished in third place having only been together for a couple of months. Despite positive reviews, after eight months Jaz decided to leave flesh that burns and return to his first love. Prog.



In mid 2009 Jaz and Christian reunited and wanted to make a progressive project album. This initial idea quickly grew into 'Ithaca' and after Jaz highly recommended former Flesh That Burns drummer Charlie McKenzie Stewart and writing began in earnest for their debut album 'Songs of The Fallen'.

Within three weeks of going live, the Ithaca Myspace page received over 4000 hits and their debut track 'Winds of Heresy' which was released at Midnight on New Year's Eve 2009 received almost 1000 plays in two days.

Jaz is now back in the studio recording for his debut solo album. For further information, you can contact Jaz via email at: jazzhunter@msn.com

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JAZ HUNTER RELEASES NEW TRACK TONIGHT @ MIDNIGHT!!!

Posted on December 31, 2010 at 1:26pm 0 Comments

JAZ HUNTER'S NEW TRACK, "TIME AND TIME AGAIN" OUT TO LISTEN TO ON MYSPACE TONIGHT AT MIDNIGHT!!!!







A personal message from Jaz Hunter:







Hey friends,



Hope you enjoy this new track. To help you understand my storyline behind this track I shall explain:







"This song is all about how good and bad traits of our instincts can be part of any type of life or species anywhere in the the universe. For this particular song, the… Continue

New Song from Jaz Hunter Coming New Year's Eve at Midnight!!

Posted on December 26, 2010 at 1:04pm 0 Comments

Right just a quick update on Jaz Hunter's progress on his debut Album, "Humanity & Beyond"!



Hey guys, I have a new song coming out New Year's Eve at Midnight. Hope you can all be there for the 2nd brand new song opening?



"This song is all about how good and bad traits of our instincts can be part of any type of life or species anywhere in the the universe. For this particular song, the bad traits are bullies. BUT, this song is about a bully that meets a bully and how… Continue

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At 6:06pm on July 1, 2011, Murat MURAT said…
hi Jazz thanks for your friendship. You are perfect. best regards . MURAT
At 8:39pm on June 6, 2011, Christopher Stewart said…
hey Jaz ! thanks for your friendship !

wishing you increasing success ! :o)

Stronger than diamond
The mind deemed adamantine
Let all things flow through

best regards,
Chris
At 6:05am on June 6, 2011, Until Rain said…
thanx for the invite!
At 3:19pm on March 17, 2010, Prognosis77 said…
that is awesome, he seems to be a cornerstone for prog music, dream theater is my favorite by far and Petrucci is my favorite guitar player i own 2 of his signature modelsand a myung bass. do you have a cd out, if you do i want buy it and listen to it. later man!!!
At 9:47am on March 16, 2010, Prognosis77 said…
thanks for the invite as your friend, who are your influences in prog music
At 5:22pm on February 15, 2010, Melodic Revolution Records said…
Hey Jaz
thanks for the connection.
cheers nick
At 3:13pm on February 2, 2010, Gabee said…
hahahha you're kiddin'! This is weird :P
I mean...I added you to MMR Group, but dunno if Ning had some weird connection among groups lol
*hugsss and kisses*
Gabee
 
 
 

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