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Encyclopedia > Mark Morton (musician)
Mark Morton
Lamb of God guitarist Mark Morton at With Full Force 2007
Lamb of God guitarist Mark Morton at With Full Force 2007
Background information
Birth name Mark Duane Morton
Origin Flag of the United States United States
Genre(s) Thrash Metal
Occupation(s) Songwriter, Guitarist
Associated
acts
Lamb of God
Burn the Priest
Website [1]

Mark Morton is one of the two guitarists of the American heavy metal band Lamb of God. Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 400 × 600 pixelsFull resolution‎ (1,600 × 2,400 pixels, file size: 695 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Thrash metal is a subgenre of heavy metal music, one of the extreme metal subgenres that is characterised by the high speed and aggression. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... For the UK magazine, see Guitarist (magazine). ... Lamb of God is a Grammy-nominated five-piece metal band from Richmond, Virginia, formerly known as Burn the Priest. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Lamb of God (band). ... Lamb of God is a Grammy-nominated five-piece metal band from Richmond, Virginia, formerly known as Burn the Priest. ...

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Biography

Morton has a signature guitar deal with Jackson. He is the most reserved, introverted member of the band, and admits that he doesn't feel comfortable in the public eye. Aside from guitar, he's an avid wine enthusiast, a cigar aficionado, as well as an amateur race car driver. In their DVD release, Killadelphia, he got into a fist fight in which he bested liquored-up vocalist Randy Blythe. The Jackson logo Jackson is a guitar manufacturer originally owned and operated by Grover Jackson, a partner of Wayne Charvel of Charvel Guitar Repair. ... For other uses, see Cigar (disambiguation). ... Randotherus Randall Blythe is the vocalist of the band Lamb of God, and he was born on February 21, 1971. ...


Mark Morton, Chris Adler and John Campbell formed Lamb of God in 1990 at Virginia Commonwealth University where they were floor mates. When Morton left to pursue a master's degree, the band found a new guitarist, Abe Spear. When the band decided to retire from its purely instrumental sound, they added vocalist, Randy Blythe. At this point, they were known as Burn the Priest. Morton re-joined the group and Burn the Priest released a self titled full length album soon thereafter. Chris Adler (born November 23, 1972) is an American drummer, best known as a member of the metal band Lamb of God. ... John Campbell is the name of: John Campbell, 1st Earl of Loudoun (died 1933) John Campbell, 2nd Duke of Argyll (1680–1743) John Campbell of Cawdor (1695–1777), minor British politician John Campbell, 4th Earl of Loudoun (1705–1782), British general in North America John Campbell, 5th Duke of Argyll... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... Virginia Commonwealth University, or VCU, is a large public American research university with its main campuses located in downtown Richmond, Virginia. ... Randotherus Randall Blythe is the vocalist of the band Lamb of God, and he was born on February 21, 1971. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Lamb of God (band). ...


He cites Jeff Loomis as one of his inspirations. As Morton frequently uses pentatonic scales and harmonic minor scale, it has been noted that he has a blues style to his music. He composes and plays almost all of Lamb of God's guitar solos and forms most of the heavy groove rhythms. Co-guitarist, Willie Adler, composes most of the fast picking staccato riffs. Jeff Loomis is the lead guitarist for Seattles heavy metal band, Nevermore. ... A pentatonic scale is a musical scale with five pitches per octave. ... In music, a scale is a set of musical notes in order by pitch, either ascending or descending. ... Blues music redirects here. ... Willie Adler (born January 26, 1976) is one of the two guitarists of the metal band Lamb of God, and is the younger brother of bandmate Chris Adler. ...


His performing gear consists of various Jackson Guitars, including a Rhoads style and Swee-Tone archtop (both seen in the Killadelphia dvd) and his own signature model, The Jackson MM1 Dominion strung with GHS Boomer Strings 10-46 tuned to drop-D, loaded with Seymour Duncan '59 pickups. For the recording of the latest album, Sacrament, most of his parts were recorded with his 1975 gold top les paul, with a Seymour Duncan '59 in the bridge. Onstage, Mark uses two Mesa Mesa Mark IV amplifiers with nine Mesa 4X12 cabinets (only two of the cabinets actually have speakers in them, the other seven are for show). His rack gear includes a Sennheiser wireless system, a DBX compressor which he uses as a noise gate, and a splitter box which divides his amplifier channels to the cabinets. Mark only uses a few pedals on stage, Original Crybaby Wah Pedal, MxR Eddie Van Halen Phaser which "makes his solo's sear", MxR Overdrive pedal, and a boss tuning pedal. Look up Jackson in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The Jackson logo Jackson is a guitar manufacturer originally owned and operated by Grover Jackson, a partner of Wayne Charvel of Charvel Guitar Repair. ... Dropped D tuning: DADGBe, also known as simply as Drop D, is a guitar tuning style in which the lowest (sixth) string is tuned down a whole tone (dropped) to D rather than E as in standard tuning (EADGBe). ... Mathematics Engineering and Science Achievement (MESA) is a current program that is building in schools around the United States. ... An instrument amplifier is an electronic amplifier designed for use with an electric or electronic musical instrument, such as an electric guitar. ... Sennheiser electronic GmbH & Co. ... Look up compressor, compression in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A noise gate is an electronic device or software logic that is used to control the volume of an audio signal. ... Channel, in communications (sometimes called communications channel), refers to the medium used to convey information from a sender (or transmitter) to a receiver. ... Crybaby was the last single released from Mariah Careys 9th album, Rainbow. ... Edward Eddie Van Halen (born Edward Lodewijk van Halen on January 26, 1955[1], is a Dutch-American guitarist, keyboardist, songwriter and producer most famous for being the lead guitarist and a co-founder of the hard rock band, Van Halen. ...


In the liner notes to the album New American Gospel, he is credited under his middle name "Duane", most likely in keeping with his reserved, somewhat reluctant approach to stardom. Alternate cover Original cover New American Gospel is the debut album of Lamb of God, released in 2000. ...


Morton is known for writing some of Lamb of God's more unconventional songs. These include, "Descending", "Vigil", and "Remorse is For the Dead". In the dvd documenting the making of Sacrament, he made the point that he likes to "toss in the wildcard, the oddball, cause for every three you toss in, one of 'em winds up being real special because it's that different."


He has recently worked with underground emcee/producer Necro for his upcoming album entitled Death Rap. Look up Underground in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A Master of Ceremonies or MC is the host of a staged event or other performance. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Killa C album cover Horrorcore (also known as Murder Rap, Acid Rap and Wicked Shit) is a sub-genre of hip hop music that evolved from pioneers such as Kool Keith, Insane Poetry, Ganxsta NIP, Esham, The Flatlinerz, KGP, Brotha Lynch Hung and The Gravediggaz. ...


After a gig in Glasgow, Morton was involved in an argument with a very drunk Randy Blythe. Randy started by verbally abusing Chris Adler in an attempt to provoke him and start a fight. Hearing this shouting continuing, Mark came in and hit Randy in the face twice. They then went outside and fought on the side walk until Mark threw Randy on the ground and hit him in the face several more times. The wounds included Randy getting a black eye and saying "I felt like my brain was going to fall out of my fucking head." Mark broke his pinky and tore cartilage in shoulder despite "winning" the fight. This can be seen on the Killadelphia DVD Randotherus Randall Blythe is the vocalist of the band Lamb of God, and he was born on February 21, 1971. ...


Equipment

  • Jackson Mark Morton Dominion w/ Seymour Duncan '59s Tobacco
  • Jackson Mark Morton Dominion w/ Seymour Duncan '59s Wine Drunk
  • Jackson RR5 (stopped using it since had his customs from Jackson)

(Mark Morton uses Seymour Duncan Live Wire Metal pickups live, as of Download Festival 2007, possibly earlier) Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... The Jackson logo Jackson is a guitar manufacturer originally owned and operated by Grover Jackson, a partner of Wayne Charvel of Charvel Guitar Repair. ...

  • Gibson Les Paul Standard Gold
  • GHS Boomer Strings 10-52
  • Mesa Mark IV amplifier head w/ 9 Mesa 4x12 cab (2 of them work, the other seven are for show)
  • 1.14mm Dunlop picks
  • Sennheiser wireless system
  • Rocktron Hush Super C
  • Dunlop Crybaby Wah Pedal
  • MXR GT-OD Pedal
  • MXR EVH Phase 90
  • Boss TU-2 Chromatic Tuner

The Gibson Les Paul is a popular solidbody electric guitar originally developed in the early 1950s. ... Sennheiser electronic GmbH & Co. ...

Discography

With Burn the Priest

It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Lamb of God (band). ... Sevens and More was the first Lamb of God/Burn the Priest album. ... MP3. ... Burn the Priest was Burn the Priests last album, released in 1998 by Legion Records, before changing their name to Lamb of God. ... ~Legion~ Records was started in 1997 by Mikey Brosnan under the name Goatboy Records then changed to Goatboy Farms Recordings. ...

With Lamb of God


 
 

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