Adrian Weiss, an American living in Germany and the guitarist of the progressive metal bands THOUGHT SPHERE (1996 – 2002) and FORCES AT WORK (2002 – today), has finished the production of his first full length instrumental guitar solo album containing 11 songs with a total playing time of 47 Minutes. The mesmerizing melodies, catchy themes, heavy riffs and playful musical excursions featured in his solo work never lose the compositional connection to the song. The style connects the wonderful 80s guitar-hero-times with the modern influences of rock, metal and world music. The following musical guests Adrian got to know over the years in the German music scene are featured on BIG TIME: Victor Smolski (RAGE) Joachim Kremer and Björn "Burn" Sondermann (ASSASSIN) Daniel Dring (PAUL DIANNO – BAND, RE-VISION, PERZONAL WAR) Thorsten Praest (COLDSEED, GUT, HUEHNERFRIEDHOF) Sabir Salkic, Mischa Blum und Marcel Willnat (FORCES AT WORK) Demian Heuke, Lars Zehner (N-JECTED, MERCURY ARC) Goran Vujic (GUT, LAFEE, PHISHBACHER) Michael Schröder (NOISE DRUG) Mf-C (SCARFILES, ELASTIC) Jan Ristau (THOUGHT SPHERE) The guest appearance by Victor Smolski comes as no surprise since Adrian´s band FORCES AT WORK was featured on Victor’s last solo cd, “Majesty and Passion”. So far Adrian Weiss has released 7 cds with his bands THOUGHT SPHERE and FORCES AT WORK. In addition to his extensive live activity with his bands, he has performed clinics and solo gigs at various events including MY MUSIC EXPO in Dresden (2009) and the Guitar Fight Convention in 2009 and 2010 as well as the NEW DÜSSELDORF POP event in 2011. 2009 through 2011 he qualified for the Guitar Fight Club Live Show and won second place there in 2010 and 2011. He has also performed solo in the USA.