(ARTHEMIS guitarist / head of the Rock-Metal Guitar dept. at Modern Music Institute MMI)
Guitarist, songwriter, guitar teacher and producer, Andy (Andrea Martongelli) belongs to the Hard Rock / Heavy Metal world since 1999, when the Metal band ARTHEMIS starts its career.
His creative process and technical approach keeps changing and evolving through the years making his style, guitar riffing and soloing more personal, unique…for many fans a real trademark.
From 1999 to nowadays Andrea has recorded with his band ARTHEMIS and other side-projects, several amazing Metal albums, constantly touring and performing at some of the greatest World Rock-Metal events, having the honour to play together with some of the greatest guitarists and musicians in the world with ARTHEMIS and as solo artist, establishing himself as a crazy shred-guitarist but also as an eclectic musician and great songwriter.
June 2010 issue of Metal Hammer UK: ARTHEMIS featuredon Metal Hammer magazine UK to cover the Judas Priest song "United" in the magazine tribute CD for the World Metal Hammer UK 30th Anniversary JUDAS PRIEST Tribute album "British Steel"release, together with Firewind, Disturbed, Five Finger Death Punch and many more...
November 2010: ARTHEMIS interviewed on Metal Hammer UK and on the Official Metal Hammer Web Site recording the exclusive EP album (F)ARTHEMIS - "POP UP YOUR ASS Vol. 1", covering 6 songs from famous pop stars turned into evil-Heavy Metal songs (Rihanna, Madonna, Lady Gaga, Micheal Jackson, Destiny's Child, Britney Spears), available for free download at www.arthemismusic.com/downloads
November 2013: Andy performs a killer guitar solo on the MICHAEL ANGELO BATIO solo album titled “Intermezzo”.The song is titled “8 Pillars Of Steel” (featuring Elliott Dean Rubinson on Bass with solos, in order by – Dave Reffett, Jeff Loomis, MAB, Rusty Cooley, George Lynch, Andrea Martongelli and Craig Goldy)
So far, with ARTHEMIS Andy toured Japan, United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, Slovenja, Spain, Switzerland, France & other countires as opening act or co-headlining shows with: Megadeth, Madball, Airbourne, Saxon, Dragonforce, Adrenaline Mob, Manowar, Children Of Bodom, Cradle Of Filth, Die Apokalyptischen Reiter, Wolf, Onslaught, I Am I, Airbourne, George Lynch (Lynch Mob), Within Temptation, Evile, Freedom Call, Alestorm, Reb Beach (Whitesnake), Micheal Angelo Batio, Kiko Loureiro (Angra), Blaze (ex-Iron Maiden), Glenn Hughes and many others.
With instructional Guitar DVDs & books, collaborations with guitar magazines, recording studios (as a session-guitar player and producer for Rock and Metal bands), music schools (Andrea is the headof theRock-Metal Guitar Department of “MMI Modern Music Institute” ofAlex Stornello,which has got over 50 schools in Italy and soon in Europe), guitar clinics and workshops around the world, Andy is a very productive musician, always hungry for new musical challenges day by day.
Recently Andy has been involved also in the creation of the famous Apple Application called “Ultimate Air Guitar” ( http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/ultimate-air-guitar/id445197531?mt=8 ), writing and recording all the guitar licks of the “Metal Guitar Pack”, soon available on Android system. At present he’s carrying on his mission, with new tour dates with ARTHEMIS and as solo artist, creating music albums that inspire thousands fans around the World.
Currently Andy is on tour promoting the ARTHEMIS live album titled “LIVE FROM HELL” (Live at Hard Rock Hell - UK) , released through OFF YER ROCKA Records / CARGO Records. His new instrumental solo album titled "SPIRAL MOTION" is due to be released worldwide in November 2014….New tour dates will be announced soon!!
Current / Previous bands and side-projects:
ARTHEMIS (current band)
ANDY MARTONGELLI (current solo band)
Guitar Clinic tour – collaborations & Music Events as Solo Guitarist:
Michael Angelo Batio, Steve Vai, Kiko Loureiro of Angra, Andy Timmons, Paul Gilbert, Marty Friedman, Frank Gambale, Ola Eglund, Mike Terrana, George Lynch, Gus G (Ozzy Osbourne), Reb Beach, Glenn Hughes, Dave Martone, Tony Macalpine, Ian Paice, Vinnie Moore….and many more
Instructional Guitar DVDs:
Suonare nello stile di Yngwie J. Malmsteen (2002) / Playgame Music
50 Heavy Metal Monster-Licks (2005 / Playgame Music
The Metal Injection (2011) / Volontè & Co
Live shows and festival appearences:
Metalcamp (Slovenja) 2005
Firefest (UK) 2005
UK Tour with HELLOWEEN 2006
Germany Headlining tour 2006
Prog-Power Fest (UK) 2006
Evolution Festival (ITA) 2007
European Tour POWER QUEST + ANGRA + FIREWIND 2007
Bloodstock Open Air (UK) 2003 - 2009 - 2011
Hammerfest (UK) 2010 – 2011 - 2012 - 2013
Japan Headlining Tour 2009
Hard Rock Hell (UK) 2009 - 2013
Hellfire Festival (UK) 2009
Hard Rock Hell Ibiza (ES) 2009 - 2011
Eurobassday (ITA) 2010
DOA (Dean Guitars Festival) (UK) 2009 – 2010 - 2011
Spain headlining tour ( + Azrael ) 2011
UK tour with FREEDOM CALL ( + Neonfly ) 2011
UK co-headlining tour with I AM I ( + Fahran ) 2012
Gods Of Metal (ITA) 2013
Download Festival (UK) 2013
Namm Metal Jam @ Whisky a Go-Go (USA) 2014
Download Festival (UK) 2014
Rock IM Ring (ITA) ( + Madball / Airbourne ) 2014
Wacken Open Air (DE) 2014
Bloodstock Open Air (UK) ( + Megadeth, Saxon, Amon Amarth...)
ANDY is endorsed by: DEAN Guitars, RANDALL Amplifiers, EMG pickups, ELIXIR Strings, ZOOM Sound Laboratory,
TWO-NOTES Audio Engineering, MONO Case, IN-TUNE Guitar Picks, ModTone, REFERENCE Cables,ROCK DISTRICTClothing.