David T. Chastain is an American guitarist and owner of Leviathan Records.
Chastain is a metal guitarist who emerged in the mid-’80s along with a wave of other neo-classical guitarists. He has released about 50 recordings under multiple names, including David T. Chastain, CJSS, Georgia Blues Dawgs, The Cincinnati Improvisational Group, SPIKE, Zanister, Ruud Cooty and Southern Gentlemen (blues-rock) as well as a number of heavy metal releases under the band name Chastain, accompanied by female vocalist Leather Leone.
In more recent years, David has worked as a record producer at his own company, Leviathan Records. His label specializes in discovering and promoting new talents, specializing in guitarists and bands.
1. Now or Never
2. Capriccio in E Minor
3. 18th Century Inamorata
4. Wild and Truly Diminished
6. Spontaneous Combustion
7. It Doesn’t Have to Be
8. Project 107: Code 3x
9. Oracle Within, The
Playing time: 35 min.
with Ken Mary….what a remarkable career he’s put together. Fifth Angel, TKO, House Of Lords, Impellitteri, Alice Cooper, most recently Flotsam & Jetsam to name a few.
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome stuff!,
The opening Kurzweil melody played at full tilt will rattle your floors and windows! This flashed me back to the days of guitar metal at its finest! This album came out on the heels of Yngwie J. Malmsteen, Vinnie Moore, Jason Becker, et al.. David T. holds his own with his style of guitar playing/song writing and still holds up today as a very well crafted album! It has enough chops to make you salivate and beg for more..
David T. plays guitar, bass and keyboards while Ken Mary handles the percussion like a true master! Buy this LP, slip it in the player, kick back and take a short journey while your head is filled with David T. wicked fast fretboard work.. You wont be disappointed.
5.0 out of 5 stars Chastain first instrumental album is a gem
This release by David T. Chastain is a true polished diamond, pure 80 instrumental metal genius. Few guys could play like him back then, this is no radio friendly music, this is true metal. Do your self a favor and buy it.
5.0 out of 5 stars Loud and Clear Burning Guitar Music,
I love this LP. The production is crystal clear and heavy. The music is awesome of many different styles all within Chastain own style and never wimping out.
This is a true masterpiece of instrumental guitar.
5.0 out of 5 stars this LP rules
i am excited to perhaps obtain a copy of this on LP i have a 12 year old tape that died but i still hold on to it one of my favorite all time dudes. he is among the badasses on guitar