Metal music guru SCOTT VON HELDT (Head, Healer, Kurai) has joined the writing team behind sharemyguitar.com. The prolific guitarist/vocalist will be writing a weekly column geared toward guitarists that will teach many of the concepts and philosophies presented in his first book Mind Over Metal. To view the first article click here: http://sharemyguitar.com/blog/illuminating-the-color-of-sound/
Singer and guitarist Scott Von Heldt (aka: SVH) joins a new breed of heavy music and offers up a glimpse into the future of the primitive. From entrancing tribal rhythms to unparalleled vocal incantations, SVH has long been admired by his peers and continues to push the envelope to create music with unrelenting passion and intensity. Scott broke out into the original metal scene of Northern Ohio at the age of 17 by releasing his first solo guitar record "To Each His Own". SVH went on to join local metal giants Vatican (later renamed Marquis de Sade) and soon became a local guitar legend with the release of his second solo record "Cries of Silence". In 1994 Scott gave his full attention to the formation of his new band Theater of Madness. The group went on to dominate the local music scene, releasing their debut CD "The Demo" and opening for national acts ranging from Quiet Riot, Slaughter, and LA Guns, to metal masters more in their vein such as Suffocation, Anthrax, and Iron Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson. After many years of trudging through the trenches in search of a record company, Scott formed his own indie label Dead City Records and began work on Mantra, the debut from a new and improved version of his former band now named KURAI. Scott moved to Los Angeles in 2002 and went on to join Ivan de Prume (White Zombie) and Martin St. Pierre (Cirque du Soliel) in the creation of HEALER, a band combining the elements of World music with Modern Metal! The bands debut "Awakening" has been hailed as one of the most original CD's released this decade and continues to garnish rave reviews. SVH, recently lent his extreme vocal abilities to the SHEESH E.P. by LA thrash/funk quartet Baron Von Sloth. On Halloween 2008 Scott released his first book of the Mystic Art of Self-Discovery series entitled "Mind Over Metal". In March of '09 SVH joined HEAD; the band formed by former KoRn guitarist Brian "HEAD" Welch. The group is currently on tour. Scott continues to add a unique sentiment to heavy music by infusing raw intensity with spiritual insight and global awareness!