ALLEN BENATAR / MARTY FRIEDMAN - "Meat Hook" Official Trackhttps://www.youtube.com/wat...
Video Directed by Martin R. Mikolajczyk & Quillian Hightower
Produced & Post Production by Allen Benatar
Original Artist: Marty Friedman
Featured artist: Jørgen Munkeby
"Inferno" was recorded primarily in Los Angeles with engineer Chris Rakestraw (DANZIG, CHILDREN OF BODOM) and mixed by Jens Bogren (OPETH, AMON AMARTH) — features what Friedman recently told Guitar World is "the most intense writing and playing I can do." The album also includes notable guest appearances by several artists influenced by Friedman, including flamenco/metal acoustic guitar duo RODRIGO Y GABRIELA, CHILDREN OF BODOM frontman Alexi Laiho, SKYHARBOR mastermind Keshav Dhar and REVOCATION guitar whiz David Davidson, as well as Friedman's first songwriting collaboration with Jason Becker since the pair played together in CACOPHONY, the pioneering duo of guitar mayhem.
In addition, "Inferno" breaks all genre rules and creates new ones with an exhilarating and musically daring mash-up with Jørgen Munkeby of the acclaimed "blackjazz" act SHINING, as well as two tracks featuring vocals by rock guru Danko Jones. Overall, "Inferno" is by far Friedman's most thrilling and adventurous effort to date.
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Born in Queens, NY Allen Benatar has been a dedicated drummer and live performer for as long as he can remember. Allen was always obsessed with Music, he loved playing the Piano & Guitar but always had a special Passion for playing the Drums.
At the age of thirteen, with an unspeakable amount of dedication, Allen finally got the five piece Pearl Export Series drum kit that he had been dreaming about. As a young child, Allen always knew he would grow up to be the passionate musician he is today.
"THE ENERGY THAT RUNS THROUGH MY BODY WHEN I PICK UP A PAIR OF STICKS IS UNREAL."
Allen's first serious band "Through the Discipline" was established in 1997. TTD had a successful 10 YEAR run, touring the US extensively (over 3 times) & Canada. The band toured with National Metal acts such as "Kataklysm", "Full Blown Chaos", "Sworn Enemy", & "Misery Index". Through the Discipline was on every major bill across the US (including "Metal Fest" & "Hellfest") opening for bands such as "Misfits", "Killswitch Engage", "Shadows Fall", "Hatebreed", "Arch Enemy", "Children of Bodom", "Six Feet Under", "Joey Belladonna" ("Anthrax"), & more. The band disbanded after signing with an indie Japanese Record Label, and the night before heading out on tour with David Ellefson's ("Megadeth") band "Temple of Brutality" due to member complications.
"WHEN I'M ON STAGE, NOTHING ELSE MATTERS."
Six months after the long successful run of TTD, and trying out different guitarists to form a new group, Allen met Chilean Guitarist Felipe Roa (via Myspace) & Chris Leblanc from Boston Massachusetts, who would then form the band "ACARO". It wasn't long before the guys were writing killer material and able to solidify a bassist & Vocalist. Within 6 months of traveling by bus and driving from N.Y. to Boston every weekend for band rehearsal, Allen locked down a new place to live with his Guitarist Felipe in Boston, MA. After 1 year of intense work & dedication (by only their third live performance together), the band was playing alongside National Metal acts such as "Lamb Of God", "In Flames", "All That Remains", "Gojira" & "Unearth."
After touring around the U.S. with ACARO for two successful years, Allen decided it was time for him to pursue other opportunities and made the move to Miami, FL where he hooked up with the infamous Hip-Hop Artist "Pretty Ricky". He also played for Rock band(s) such as "Oblivious Signal", "City of Treason" & Rock/Hip-Hop group "Last King". Four years after a great run down south (and after his grandma passed away), Allen made a last minute move to Hollywood CA, to continue his successful Music career and to pursue Acting. It was only a few weeks later that Allen's face began to pop up on Major TV shows, while securing a Recording Studio in Hollywood, and continuing his work with a few bands on the East Coast. Allen continues to tour around the country and his Custom DW Lavender Lacquer drum kit doesn't leave his side.
"Allen's internal fire burns solely for the desire to be the perpetual cutting-edge of the entertainment industry. His talents and contributions have endless Possibilities and his desire to learn and grow are extremely admirable".
Allen Benatar currently resides in Los Angeles, CA & continues to make his dream a reality, as a professional Musician and Successful Actor in today's exploding Entertainment industry.