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Hans PLATZ is a German guitarist, starting his career in 1990 and receiving professional training from - among others - Berklee College of Music. He has worked in bands such as CYRUS DANCE, SUSHIFARM and more recently FEUERSCHWANZ (since 2008) and in Octoner 2013 he released his first solo album ''Timestamps'', which includes several musicians, among which Marco MINNEMANN and Matthias IA EKLUNDH.

PLATZ's style is that of virtuoso guitar progressive metal with influences from heavy rock and jazz/fusion and is likely to appeal to fans of Steve VAI, John PETRUCCI or Tony MacAlpine.

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Hans Platz Progressive Metal

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4 stars German composer and musician Hans PLATZ has a fairly long history behind him as a member of various German bands, and arguably best known among those is Feuerschwanz due to two of their albums faring rather well in the sales charts. "Timestamps" is his first solo album, and was self-released in 2013.

This German musician joins the ranks of guitar heroes with a rather impressive debut album. "Timestamps" is not be the longest CD out there, but his short compositions manage to convey his talents as a songwriter and especially as a performer to very good effect. An album with a foundation in metal, but touching upon both jazz rock and funk frequently, and with plenty of variety and versatility in both support instrument and lead instrument performance and expression. As far as recommendations go, fans of instrumental guitar albums in general and metal-oriented ones in particular can note down that this is a production they will most likely enjoy.

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