Michael Lee Ostrander
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Michael Lee Ostrander


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Declaration of Revolution-1995
Tomb of the Unknown Shredder-1998
A New Standard-Upcoming release-early 2008
I have songs/video posted on myspace.com,garageband.com,indiecharts.com,betarecords.com,soundclick.com,youtube.com,mp3.com and showcaseyourmusic.com



BIOGRAPHY-Michael Lee Ostrander aka “One-Man Shred Machine”
Location-Albuquerque,New Mexico
Style-Shred Metal-Instrumental Guitar Music
Goal-To play music for a living

Michael is an Unsigned Instrumental Guitarist with 25 years of Metal/Rock Band,Studio and Live Performance experience

Michael perform’s Live sans band with backing tracks on a CD and recently opened for Favored Nations Recording Artist ANDY TIMMONS at an Ibanez/Mesa performance clinic at Grandmas Music and Sound in Sept 2006

Michael has also opened for ULI ROTH,MICHAEL SCHENKER and BLUES SARACENO(with his former band SYSTEMIC)

Michael has been featured in Guitar 2001 Magazine and on Guitar Nine .com

He has 2 Instrumental CDs available for listen/download on his official website www.theunknownshredder.com and a NEW INSTRUMENTAL CD entitled “A New Standard” being recorded currently which will be released for sale and download on Michaels various websites

”Tomb of the Unknown Shredder”,Michael’s first Instrumental CD was a compilation of his first cassette release “Declaration of Revolution” (1997)with 7 songs he had just written
“Tomb” is available for purchase on www.myspace.com/michaelleeostrander

Originally released in 1998, “Tomb” garnered over 6000 play’s on mp3.com,2 New Mexico Music Industry Coalition Awards and some great review’s in the underground fanzine scene

The New Jersey native,who has resided in Albuquerque since age 16 was described as “Joe Satriani on Acid” by one author

“Babylon” A Demo CD recorded on Line 6 “Rifftracker” software on the guitarist’s home computer in March and April of 2005 got a lot of attention on MySpace and the Title track “Babylon” had over 900 plays in 10 months with just self-promotion

Several of these “Babylon Demo CD 2005” songs are being re-recorded with added synths,new and improved drums and ripping Guitar tones

Michael has also been in various Metal bands since arriving on the desert soil,the most notable and recent being SYSTEMIC

The group disbanded in 2004,the victim of a scam record label,gear theft,musical differences and personal issues but not before releasing 2 CD’s,Opening for the Guitar heroes mentioned above as well as Motorhead,Drowning Pool,Adema and American Head Charge

One of the most popular Metal band’s in Albuquerque history,selling close to 2000 CD’s locally and internationally,received over 10,000 play’s on mp3.com(certain songs spent as long as a week at the #1 position on the Metal charts)and played show’s in LA,Scottsdale,Denver,New Orleans ,El Paso ,as well as all over New Mexico and had a video made by drummer Mike Carreras for the song “Surgical Solution” featured on Heavycore’s DVD “Roasting Posers”

Michael played Live for 3 years in the late 90’s,(before forming Systemic )as a 1-Man Band,his first show by himself was opening for Great White and he played with virtually every Metal band in Albuquerque at numerous shows over the next couple of years

Along with making a new CD,Michael is storming the Internet with websites featuring his music for listen and sale

Garageband has been very nice to the One-Man Shredhed with 7 Awards for
Track of the Day and 1 for Track of the Week

1.Nothing by SYSTEMIC-August 12th
2.Impact-Sept 4th
3.Babylon-Sept 11th and Oct 14th
Track of the Week-Oct 15th
4.160 BPM-Sept 12th
5.Digital web-Oct 7th
6.Law of Return-Oct 8th
7.Tekno Shred-Oct 10th

You can hear and see the latest of Michael’s music,pics,video and blogs at www.myspace.com/michaelleeostrander

Contact-Michael Ostrander
814 Knox Ct NE
Albuquerque,NM 87123