Atanas Shishkov / About
(expired link) :"Master Of Bulgarian Shred!!!"
Insane (expired link) : "There is a lot more to Atanas's music than crazy tapping arpeggios and fast runs, though. Atanas Shishkov is born in Kardzhali, Bulgaria. He has started to play the guitar at the age of 11.
Atanas has took his first private lessons by classical guitar in the early of 90`s. Later he joined in a band and he has many performances in his hometown. Inspirated of Joe Satriani and Yngwie Malmsteen, Atanas decided to quit the band and to begin exploring of the guitar instrumental music. In the middle of 1994 he has recorded his first demo project "On The Threshold".
Atanas has continued to improve his playing exploring many "Shrapnel" shredders such as Greg Howe, Vinnie Moore, Jason Becker, Tony Macalpine, Marty Friedman, Paul Gilbert, Michael Lee Firkins and more, as well as the music of Steve Vai and Steve Morse. Atanas also continued to record his own new guitar instrumental experiments.
In the summer of 1997 Atanas joyned in a band performing jam-sessions in a jazz-rock club in his hometown. He began to explore a lot of jazz players such as Al Di Meola, John McLaughlin, Allan Holdsworth, Frank Gambale, Scott Henderson and many jazz bands as well. His next recordings has more jazz and fusion orientation.
August 2002 - Atanas recorded his deb