Are you looking for a contemporary classical composer who is deeply passionate about making heavy music?
What about a modern metal guitarist who loves to expand a band's sonic palette with dramatic orchestral tension and bold symphonic soundscapes?
Perhaps you need some guitar audio transcribed into midi or notation for some dark, diabolical purpose?
If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then you have come to the right place!
orchestralmetal.com is where you'll find me, Jon Phipps MA, an internationally collaborative creative professional with a unique background and excessive experience in progressive music.
Through years of studying modern classical and jazz at university, whilst playing guitar in a range of progressive metal bands, I have developed a unique approach to composition, drawing upon my diverse influences across the genres and the ages.
I work directly with the sounds when orchestrating, using industry standard virtual instruments, but I can also create publishing-quality notation or guitar tab if required, having digitally transcribed countless guitar lessons, audio, and scores throughout my career.
I broke-through into the international orchestral metal scene via my affiliation with the Kuwaiti extreme metal band Divine Disorder, who's 2014 album 'Garden of Dystopia' I contributed to as both a lead guitarist and orchestral composer.
This album was mixed by Jens Bogren (Fascination Street Studios, Sweden), who noticed and appreciated my input, and subsequently enlisted me to add epic orchestral touches to albums by Moonspell (Portugal), Amorphis (Finland), and Angra (Brazil).
Moonspell's album 'Extinct' went on to top the Portuguese iTunes charts when it was released in 2015, and likewise, 'Under the Red Cloud' by Amorphis got to 2nd place in their home country.
Feel free to get in touch, so that we can geek out about awesome music, discuss rates and availability, and make your creative vision a reality! You can hear more of my orchestrations on the portfolio page.