Van666 Alberts Biography

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Van666 – Lead Guitarist-Vocalist-Composer-Lyricist (Architecture of Aggression)

HISTORY

I was born on the 21st November 1977 in Pretoria, South Africa. I started playing guitar at age 12. I formed Achitecture of Aggression with my brother Anton and a school mate Brian Liebenberg in 1995. I formed BloodBeast in 2011 after the demise of Architecture of Aggression. I toured as a session guitarist for Bile of Man on the Detonation tour with Fleshgod Apocalypse in 2012.

INFLUENCES

Joe Satriani, Chuck Schuldiner, Dimebag Darrell, Tony Iommi, Jerry Cantrell, James Hetfield & Kirk Hammett, Dave Mustaine & Marty Friedman, Kerry King & Jeff Hanneman, Jimi Hendrix, Richie Blackmore, Jimmy Page, Andreas Kisser & Max Cavalera, Tommy Victor, Steve Vai, Dino cazarez, Bill Steer, James Murphy, Trevor Perez, Kim Thayil, John Petrucci, Chris & Mike Amott. The list goes on and on…

EQUIPMENT

Ibanez guitars, Marshall amps, D’addario strings(009-042) and Dunlop 1mm picks

BANDS

Bloodbeast (2011-present)

Architecture of Aggression (1995-2011)

Bile of Man (2012 session guitar on the Detonation tour with Fleshgod Apocalypse from Italy)

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