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Thursday, August 11, 2022

Morgan Reid releases debut single “A Formless Icon”

Guitar hero Morgan Reid (Bloodshot Dawn) releases debut single “A Formless Icon” inspired by the Creation of Legends.

After touring several times in Canada, Japan, Europe and appearing at massive festivals like Hellfest, Bloodstock, Hammerfest, and Metaldays, it’s time for Bloodshot Dawn’s Morgan Reid for a new fight! The Canadian guitarist, composer and producer, known for his fierce technical shredding, slamming riffs, bombastic windmills and his expressive, melodic lead lines, has today released his debut single “A Formless Icon”, taken from the album “Terran” set to be released later this year.

Watch “A Formless Icon” video on the artist’s YouTube channel! 

“A Formless Icon” is an instrumental metal opus, a blazing feat of guitar wizardry inspired by modern epics. Morgan has asked himself questions like: How do historical figures rise and fall? How does one become a legend? Are icons made or are they born? A rollercoaster of emotion, a relentless will. Through the often pummeling intensity Morgan invites you to take in the music, appreciate it’s pacing, and test the waters of his newfound musical terrain!

The song is an uptempo progressive metal instrumental track with an emphasis on shred guitar, soaring melodies and groove. This track draws from classical influences in its arrangement and merges a dark modern metal sound with epic melodies and virtuosic guitar solos.

“A Formless Icon” has been performed, written, produced, and mixed by Morgan Reid, mastered by Alan Sacha Laskow. Additional drum performance by Florian Schwalbe. Artwork is created by Morgan Reid using an Artificial Intelligence (AI) Artist Algorithm called “Midjourney”.

The artist has been supported by Initiative Musik gGmbH with project funds from the Federal German Government Commissioner for Culture and Media.

For anyone who wants to learn the secrets of sweep arpeggios, alternate picking and tapping, don’t miss the Morgan Reid’s package “Relentless Shred” by JTC. With over 90 minutes of lessons, it’s time to decode the dark arts of ferocious metal soloing!