|ABOUT ANGEL VIVALDI
Across his five solo releases, Angel Vivaldi’s blend of spell-binding guitar anthems and tasteful yet virtuosic playing have reached and inspired tens of millions. Vivaldi, starting his independent solo career in 2003, joined forces with the newly reformed 40 Below Summer in 2008. He continued to release multiple solo albums including The Speed of Dark (2009) and the critically acclaimed Universal Language in 2010, which has become a staple in today’s modern instrumental album catalogue. In 2012, Vivaldi joined supergroup Vext featuring Tommy Vext (ex-Bad Wolves) as well as members from Mutiny Within. After the loss of his best friend to ALS in 2014, not long after the crowd-funded release of Away With Words Part 1, Angel realized that the only thing worse than living with regret would be to die with it. So in 2015, putting his confidence and trust in his audience, Vivaldi quit his day job, committing himself fulltime to his career in music and touring.
Since beginning to headline national US and European tours in 2015, he has shared the stage with icons such as Yngwie Malmsteen, Andy James (Five Finger Death Punch), Nita Strauss, Gus G (Ozzy Osbourne) as well as modern titans such as Plini, Intervals and Devin Townsend. His last full-length album, Synapse (2017), is a conceptual opus that immerses listeners with an introspective sonic adventure coupled with stunning visuals massing millions of views. Vivaldi’s commitment to his art is total; during the recording process, he painted and repainted his studio to correspond with the mood of each song. Tracks like “Adrenaline,” “Oxytocin,” “Dopamine,” “Endorphin,” and “Serotonin” musically elicit the exact type of emotions implied by connotation. Later that same year, he launched his annual Guitar Collective tour which has featured artists such as Nita Strauss, Scale the Summit, Andy James, Yvette Young and more.
2019 saw the debut of Angel’s signature guitar, the Charvel Nova. The line continues to expand with multiple models, including both 6 and 7 strings versions. He’s since appeared on numerous records with the likes of Marty Freidman, Nuno Bettencourt, Alex Skolnick (Testament) and Jeff Loomis (Arch Enemy). He continues to operate as a self-managed, independent artist.
Angel Vivaldi takes the foundation laid down by the icons of heavy guitar and builds upon it with his unique speed, sophistication, futurism, and ambition. The result is a body of work that’s increasingly immersive and sublime, maximizing modern technology and raw instinct to expand the boundaries of instrumental rock. Angel has racked up over 40 million YouTube views and 70 million streams across his solo catalogue and has appeared on records with Marty Freidman, Nuno Bettencourt, Alex Skolnick (Testament) and Jeff Loomis (Arch Enemy).