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Chris Poland (born as Christopher Poland on December 1, 1957) is a jazz - fusion guitar player. He started playing in high school in Dunkirk, New York in the rock/jazz band called Welkin. Upon moving to Los Angeles in 1977, and from 1977-1982 he was the co-lead guitarist in a Jazz/Fusion band called the New Yorkers, with Robert Pagliari on fretless bass, Gar Samuelson on drums, Stu Samuelson on guitar and Don Roper on saxophone. The NY'ers were very big on the L.A. Jazz/Fusion scene and their music was incredibly sophisticated (being compared to Brand X, Mahavishnu Orchestra and Weather Report). Considering their age at the time (all were in their very early twenties) they were considered virtuoso musicians. However Chris is mostly known for playing in the thrash metal band Megadeth between 1984 and 1987. is the 335th day of the year (336th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Jazz (disambiguation). ... Jazz fusion (or jazz-rock fusion or fusion) is a musical genre that merges elements of jazz with other styles of music, particularly pop, rock, folk, reggae, funk, metal, country, R&B, hip hop, electronic music and world music. ... Aerial view of Dunkirk, New York. ... Megadeth is an American thrash metal band led by founder, frontman, and songwriter Dave Mustaine. ...


Chris recorded two albums with Megadeth; Killing Is My Business... And Business Is Good! (1985) and Peace Sells... But Who's Buying?(1986). Chris was dismissed from Megadeth after a show in Hawaii (along with the band's drummer Gar Samuelson) under suspicion of stealing and selling band gear to fund heroin addiction. After leaving Megadeth, Chris was successfully treated for substance abuse and joined punk rock legends The Circle Jerks as a bass player. Killing Is My Business. ... This article is about the year. ... Peace Sells. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... Gar Samuelson born in 1958 in Dunkirk, New York, was the drummer for the Thrash Metal band Megadeth from 1984 through 1987. ... For the masturbatory practice see mutual masturbation. ...


Chris Poland also has a severed tendon on his first finger of the left hand, which allows him to stretch unusually far with his finger, which allows him greater flexibility while playing the guitar.


Just before recording his solo album Return to Metalopolis (1990), a fusion/metal record for Enigma Records, Chris turned down what would be the first of two offers to rejoin Megadeth. Damn The Machine and Mumbo's Brain were some of Chris' other projects in the mid to late 1990s. Return to Metalopolis is a solo instrumental album by the former Megadeth guitarist, Chris Poland. ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... Damn The Machine was a short-lived progressive metal band founded by ex-Megadeth guitarist Chris Poland. ...


His current project is a band called Ohm:, consisting of himself, bassist Robertino Pagliari and drummer Kofi Baker. In a surprise turn in 2004, Poland was contracted to perform guitar solos on the Megadeth record The System Has Failed (Poland's parting from Megadeth in 1987 was not amicable, as bandleader Dave Mustaine would regularly dedicate the song "Liar" to Poland in concert). However the apparent amends made were short-lived as unfortunately, soon after the album's release, Mustaine was contacted by Poland's lawyers, who claimed Poland was due royalties beyond that of his session fees. Though the two weren't on speaking terms for some time, they have apparently made amends once more as Poland is now posting on the official Megadeth message board. Ohm is a Chris Poland (a former member of Megadeth who has also worked with Lamb Of God and) project formed by Kofi Baker, Robert Pagliari and himself. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Megadeth is an American thrash metal band led by founder, frontman, and songwriter Dave Mustaine. ... The System Has Failed is the first Megadeth album to be released after the break-up of the band in 2002. ... David Scott Mustaine (born September 13, 1961 in La Mesa, California, United States) is the lead/rhythm guitarist, songwriter, and singer for the speed/thrash metal band, Megadeth. ...


Poland also performed a solo on the instrumental title-track on the Lamb of God album Ashes of the Wake that begins at 3:45 and ends at 4:15. He also plays the solo in "Purified" on that band's preceding album, 2003's As The Palaces Burn. Lamb of God is a Grammy-nominated five-piece metal band from Richmond, Virginia, formerly known as Burn the Priest. ... Ashes of the Wake is Lamb of Gods third full length studio recording, released in 2004, just one year after their previous release, As the Palaces Burn. ... As the Palaces Burn is Lamb of Gods second album, released under Prosthetic in 2003, three years after their previous release, New American Gospel. ...

Contents

Gear[1]

Guitars

  • Yamaha SBG 2000 x 3 (2 Hollow Body)
  • Yamaha AES 800
  • Yamaha SG2200

Amplifiers

  • Bogner Fish Pre Amp
  • Mosvalve 500 x 4
  • Demeter Inverter
  • Eminence Speakers
  • Carvin Steve Vai 2x12 cabinets

Discography

with Megadeth

Killing Is My Business. ... Peace Sells. ... Rust in Peace is the fourth album by American thrash metal band Megadeth. ... The System Has Failed is the first Megadeth album to be released after the break-up of the band in 2002. ...

Solo
  • Return to Metalopolis (1990)
  • Chasing The Sun (2000)
  • Rare Trax (compilation) (2000)
  • Return to Metalopolis - Live (2007)

Return to Metalopolis is a solo instrumental album by the former Megadeth guitarist, Chris Poland. ... Chasing The Sun is the third EP released by the Australian reggae/rocksteady band Rogerthat in 2006. ...

with Damn The Machine
  • Damn The Machine (1993)

with Mumbo's Brain
  • Excerpts From The Book Of Mumbo (1995)

as guest musician in Lamb Of God

As the Palaces Burn is Lamb of Gods second album, released under Prosthetic in 2003, three years after their previous release, New American Gospel. ... Ashes of the Wake is Lamb of Gods third full length studio recording, released in 2004, just one year after their previous release, As the Palaces Burn. ...

with Ohm:
  • Ohm (2003)
  • "Live" On KPFK 90.7 FM (2004)
  • Amino Acid Flashback (2005)
  • Live At the New Brookland Tavern DVD (2006)

References

  1. ^ http://www.chrispoland.com/

External links

  • Official website
  • 2006 Chris Poland Interview - by Brian D. Holland
  • Blacknote Records, OHM's record company

  Results from FactBites:
 
Chris Poland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (270 words)
Chris Poland (born as Christopher Poland) is a jazz - fusion guitar player.
After leaving Megadeth, Chris was successfully treated for substance abuse and joined punk rock legends The Circle Jerks as a bass player.
Poland also performed a solo on the instrumental title-track on the Lamb of God album Ashes of the Wake that begins at 3:45 and ends at 4:15.
Chris Poland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (223 words)
Just before recording Chris Poland; "Return to Metalopolis"(1990),a fusion/metal record for Enigma Records, Chris turned down what would be the first of two offers to rejoin Megadeth.
Ohm: Chris Poland, Robertino Pagliari and David Eagle (Blacknote Records) is Chris' most recent Blacknote release.
The latest Ohm: line up is Chris Poland - guitar, Robertino Pagliari - bass and son of famed Cream drummer Kofi Baker - drums.
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