Meet the Band: Jason Aaron Wood
With the release of his 6th self-produced solo album, Emanations, guitarist & composer Jason Aaron Wood (Todesbonden, Ol Sonuf) has proven himself to be an incredibly versatile artist with an undeniable talent & lasting appeal.
Based in Washington, DC, this determined & enthusiastic guitarist, songwriter, & one-man band is a prolific recording artist who has amassed a devoted fan base, due in large part to his immersive soundscapes, captivating dark melodies & virtuosic playing style.
Fluent in a range of styles, his discography spans the gamut from classic metal to thrash to blackened death metal to melodic doom, with a noticeably progressive current running throughout it all.
Yet his styles are not limited only to metal subgenres, as his first album Reflections consists entirely of instrumental acoustic work, while an example of his 80’s-era rock playing appeared in scenes from National Lampoon’s The Legend of Awesomest Maximus.
vocal style captures a range of emotions, from tortured & anguished
to aggressive & dominating, ranging from soft & whispering to
ripping highs to brutal death growls, with a dark, neoclassical musical
style hinting at several metal & non-metal genres alike, while
simultaneously establishing a distinctive & unique style of his own.
This new album, Emanations, was self-recorded & self-produced in Jason’s home studio in Washington, DC, & mastered by Evan Sarli at Not So Bad Studios. Emanations is Jason’s first release to feature 8-string guitar for all guitars throughout the album, & features some of his
best playing & songwriting yet.
Jason also founded his own music school, ShredMentor Rock Guitar Academy, & continues work on follow-up albums for his bands Todesbonden, Ol Sonuf, as well as under his own name, for all of which he proudly uses & endorses INTEX cables.