“In The Wake Of Chaos”, the phenomenal new studio disc from British axemaster Andy James, features 11 tracks (62 minutes) of amazingly brilliant, powerful, mind-blowing, world-class instrumental heavy guitar “shred” madness. An impressive full-frontal, heavy-duty, aggressive, hi-tech instrumental guitar disc that will set the Guitar World on it’s ear. Make no mistake, Andy James is the REAL deal and “In The Wake Of Chaos” is a true virtuoso modern day metal shred guitar classic.
Hailing from Norfolk, England Andy James is the U.K.’s latest and best exponent for serious shred guitar music. James is without a doubt one of the most incredible instrumental guitarists we have heard in a long time and takes the throne as the number one British guitar god. With flawless, highly developed, speed-induced, muscular chops and super-human two-handed sweep picking madness his guitar playing is beyond brilliant and sets new standards. “In The Wake Of Chaos” is an explosive shred-filled, dazzling display of high-powered aggressive instrumental guitar riffage that will leave you speechless. Not since Satriani, Malmsteen or Shawn Lane have we heard such an amazing, gifted guitar master. Those are big words, however one listen to “In The Wake Of Chaos” and you’ll get the picture. Andy James is on the “same page” as those players and he is also the best Shrapnel guitarist you have never heard of...period. What sets Andy James apart from 99% of the other guitar shredders out there is his strong sense of melody along with an ability to write strong, dynamic, memorable songs that showcase his phenomenal guitar playing. On “In The Wake Of Chaos”, Andy James has achieved true greatness on all levels and plays for the song opposed to a “shred for the sake of shred” guitar masturbation excercise which is so painfully obvious with most instrumental guitar discs. He has set a new standard for shred guitar music on “In The Wake Of Chaos”. Andy James is a guitar giant and guitar fans worldwide will be awed by his six-string magic. Based on his vast musical accomplishments strongly evident on “In The Wake Of Chaos”, if Satriani is looking for a legit, 3rd key player for his next G3 tour and if rock vocal gods aka Ozzy and Dio are looking for a new six string heavy metal guitar wizard, look no further than Andy James.