After the first single “A Formless Icon”, the Canadian guitar hero MORGAN REID comes back with a new track! The new track is called “Grand Champ” and it is taken from the album “Terran” set to be released later this year.
Watch “Grand Champ” video on the artist’s YouTube channel! https://bit.ly/3PRTQit
“Grand Champ” depicts an uphill battle. A journey to achieve the seemingly unattainable. Could this merely be a mundane montage, a recounting of renewed failure..? Or do we find ourselves on the ever elusive path to glory? Looking inward for motivation, the will to continue. How have we made it this far? Standing in darkness with hope waning, we only find purpose in the pursuit of… Once absorbed in our scathing perfection, lost in a fusion of self-doubt. We somehow find ourselves at the foot of the mountain. A helping hand appears! Yet.. What will it take to achieve this?
This crushing metal instrumental track is all about groovy, technical riffs. It’s jam packed with diverse concepts brought together by the catchiest of choruses… and of course, insane solos and epic melodies! As a counterpoint - in contrast to the extreme and often brutal metal riffage, comes a beautiful classical Cello solo. Performed by Friedrich Thiele, a soloist for the SemperOper (Dresden), as he lends his incredible skills on the instrument, as well as being the main character of the accompanying music video.
“Grand Champ” has been performed, written, produced, and mixed by Morgan Reid, mastered by Alan Sacha Laskow. Additional drum performance by Florian Schwalbe. The artwork is created by Morgan Reid using an Artificial Intelligence (AI) Artist Algorithm called “Midjourney”.
The artist has been supported by Initiative Musik gGmbH with project funds from the Federal German Government Commissioner for Culture and Media.
Download music, pre-order new album “Terran”, buy merch at https://morganreidguitar.com/store
Stream/download from main digital platforms: https://bit.ly/3TjYgkT
“Relentless Shred” (learn the 2nd solo) now available at JTC: https://jtcguitar.com/store/package/relentless-shred
Morgan uses: Ibanez Guitars, Elixir Strings, Neural DSP, and Winspear Instrumental picks
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Born in Toronto, Canada on July 12, 1989, Reid participated in multiple guitar competitions throughout the 2010's. He made it to the top 5 of Per Nilsson's Guitar Messenger Contest in 2013, with none other than Plini. After about 6 years of playing, he garnered praise for his progressive metal composition "Almost Infamous" at Guitar Idol 4 in London (2014). He soon followed up with his instrumental technical death metal composition "Trust Was A Knife". Especially written for the JTC solo competition in 2015, it brought him all the way to the top 10.
Reid joined the UK based, melodic/technical death metal outfit Bloodshot Dawn in the summer of 2015, after guitarist Benjamin Ellis departed to Scar Symmetry. He contributed to the songwriting of band’s 2018 album “Reanimation” and jumped on tours with the likes of Decapitated, Virvum, Fleshgod Apocalyse and Taake.
Morgan has taken it upon himself to produce his music from the ground up and has been working in his studio for the past 4 years. Learning modern metal production, honing his arrangement skills and developing as a songwriter with something unique to share. “A Formless Icon” was the first single from Reid’s solo album “Terran” set to be released later this year.