Vahan Aslanyan

Vahan Aslanyan

 Victorville, California, USA

my music is very melodic, slightly technical, hardcore (as in a deep chug type sound) rhythmic, and has a lot of flow to it. It is also experimental i don't like sticking to one sound all the time.


I've been playing guitar for about 2 years. i started playing piano at the age of 6 and played till 15, then picked up guitar. I've also played viola for 6 years and bass for 2 years. I honestly picked up the guitar because a buddy of mine came over and tore it up on my acoustic guitar. He taught me 1 chord (Am) and i kinda just messed with that chord for a good week. Then one day I kinda just looked at my acoustic guitar and said "you know what I'm gonna get good at this." From there I sort of took off. I would practice for literally hours a day without any problems (unlike piano because I didn't like the instrument I didn't like practicing it) I would sometimes even stay up all night practicing then would sleep during school. But thanks to all the years on piano, viola, and bass, guitar came really easy to me. After a month of self teaching I realized I wasn't improving I was just doing the same crap over and over again so I found myself a teacher.

Influences include Jason Becker, Alexi Laiho, Slash, Kirk Hammett, Chris Broderick, Andy James, Gus G, Zakk Wylde, Randy Rhoads, Marty Friedman, Yngwie Malmsteen, Mick Mars, Jerry Cantrel, Steve Vai, Satriani, Cobain, and the list continues. I also drew ALOT of influence from singers/vocalists a lot of times while creating songs or solos i always have to sing them and sometimes i have to listen to singers to come up with stuff. such as Ozzy, Edsel Dope, Layne Stanley, Corey Taylor etc.