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“This song was inspired by my love of everything from Dimebag Darrell to Frank Zappa. There are several moments that do not conform to traditional scales and keys. It has a heaviness mixed with harmonic complexity that should appeal to both fans of Metal and Prog.” – Brent Barker
In June 2022, critically acclaimed guitarist Brent Barker (Book of Numbers, Solo Artist) is releasing a series of Progressive Metal Instrumental singles featuring Ken Mary (Flotsam and Jetsam, Alice Cooper, Impelliterri, Accept) on Drums and Pete Griffin (Steve Vai, Zakk Wylde, Yngwie Malmsteen, Paul Gilbert) on Bass.
Mixed by Grammy winning engineer David Thoener (AC/DC, Aerosmith, Santana) the first single “Electric Necromancer” will be available on all digital platforms on June 6th, 2022.
Brent Barker says “This is exactly the type of song that first drew me into playing guitar. Loud, Heavy, and on an unapologetic path to F*$K SH&*^ UP”.
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Brent’s guitar work on Book of Numbers’ Magick album has garnered praise throughout Europe including the largest print publication Rock Hard who proclaimed the album contains “Exquisite Guitar Solos”. Powerplay magazine describes the albums “fabulous guitar work”.
In 2018, Brent released a critically acclaimed instrumental album which also featured Chris Frazier (Steve Vai, Whitesnake, Foreigner) and Brad Lang (Y&T). The album was the only independent release to become the top ten most added to Heavy Metal format radio during it’s release period in the fall of 2018.
In June 2022, Brent is releasing a series of Progressive Metal Instrumental singles featuring Ken Mary (Flotsam and Jetsam, Alice Cooper, Impelliterri, Accept) on Drums and Pete Griffin (Steve Vai, Zakk Wylde, Yngwie Malmsteen, Paul Gilbert) on Bass. Mixed by Grammy winning engineer David Thoener (AC/DC, Aerosmith, Santana) the first single “Electric Necromancer” will be
available on all digital platfroms on June 6.
About Brent Barker, Guitarist, Songwriter, Performer, Artist:
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Genre(s): Hard Rock, Metal, Progressive Rock
Strengths: Melodic Virtuoso Guitarist- Writing, Performing, Recording.
Social Numbers- Instagram followers: +4,000 Facebook Followers: +10,000 Youtube views: +500,000
Artist Endorsements: Official Paul Reed Smith Guitars Artist. https://prsguitars.com/artists
Tours: Currently tours U.S. with Ozzy Osbourne tribute band “I Don’t Know” and Europe with Pride and Joy recording Artists Book of Numbers
Label: Pride and Joy Music, Soulfood Distribution, Believe/Sony Digital
Press: Coverage in over 40 different publications in Europe including, Rock Hard, Deaf Forever, Legacy, Powermetal
Radio: Radio play on over 100 heavy metal format stations worldwide
Described as Power Doom Metal, Book of Numbers features Kevin Schuhmacher on Vocals, Brent Barker on Guitar, Dwain Miller (Keel, Rox Diamond) on Drums, and Dennis Hayes (Iced Earth, Tim “Ripper” Owens) on Bass.
Their debut album, Magick, was mixed by legendary engineer David Thoener (AC/DC, Rainbow, Aerosmith). Upon reviewing final mixes David commented. “The quality of this band reminds me very much of my work on the album Rainbow Rising which of course featured the legendary Ritchie Blackmore and Ronnie James Dio”.