Knecht Shares 8-String Guitar Shred w/ New Playthrough “Transformation”

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Out Now! Progressive, Instrumental Self-Titled Debut EP

Earlier this July, Joseph Knecht released his debut self-titled EP, a complex journey through progressive metal instrumentals, along with a well-thought-out blend of classic 70s and modern prog. Knecht started out strictly old school, however now he adds modern elements like 8 string guitar and goes for a more modern midrange-focused tone rather than the classic Les Paul through a Marshall sound.

To demonstrate his 8-string shredding, today he shares his latest playthrough video for the track “Transformation”. Knecht explains:

“This was one of the first songs I wrote with my 8 string. It’s a hard-hitting sludgy mixed meter riff. With a hint of Tesseract in the middle with the staccato Djenty section. This song represents my transformation into the style that I have developed.”

Watch and listen to“Transformation” –

Knecht writes and performs all instruments on the EP, except for the drums, which on this release he enlists the help of Jason Stewart who adds his own creative flair to the drum scaffolding. The result is something complex, yet accessible, enjoyable by die-hard prog fans and casual listeners alike.

The EP is recommended listening for fans of Haken, Porcupine Tree, Plini and Liquid Tension Experiment.

“Knecht” is available on the following digital platforms: SpotifyBandcamp.

Previous Videos:
“Overture (Excerpt From Halo Reach)” –

Track Listing:
1. Transformation (4:50)
2. Tabernacle Jam (3:50)
3. Working Title (4:42)
4. Overture (Excerpt From Halo Reach) (3:42)
5. Summer Nights (3:16)
6. Destruction (5:09)
EP Length: 25:31

EP Recording Line Up:
Joseph Knecht – Guitar, Bass and Keyboards
Drums – Jason Stewart

EP Credits:
• All songs performed by: Joseph Knecht and Jason Stewart
• All songs written by: Joseph Knecht
• Produced by: Joseph Knecht
• Mixed by: Charles-Henry Volk
• Mastered by: Charles-Henry Volk
• Member ASCAP

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