ALEX BARTHELEMY (F)
Overload Guitars is proud to annunce a deal with Alex Berthelemy, guitarist from the French progressive metal Band “Hyaena”.
Hyaena is born in 2010 in OrlÈans, France, and performs a kind of progressive metal, with some pieces of various other metal genres, going from ambient to death metal.
The band, founded by Nathan Lourdou and Jimmy Couton, became a full band in 2013 with Virgile's vocals. The first EP "Seasons", mixed and mastered by Jamie King (Between The Buried And Me, The Contortionist, Scale The Summit...), was released after almost a year of work. The songs, both technical and melodic, ask about society and the relationship of men with their environment.
The reflexion about the human condition is a constant for the band who has concluded the EP by the release of the single "YAMA" in 2014, with its first music video. After a few shows, Alex Barthelemy joins the band and focuses his work on the first full-length album called "Existence", and spent 3 years producing 62 mins of progressive dark ambiances and captivating melodies.
The custom guitar realized for him is a Themis 7-string Baritone.
Alex commented on his new axe:
“The first time I saw a Themis, I felt immediately in love with it. Since this time I wanted to play on this model, something light, with all the specs I needed! Everyday I’m amazed by the beauty of this ziricote top and by the general quality; I've never played something like this before.
This guitar is perfect for me, the 27" scale fit for our low tuning and stay in tune really well. This is the most resonant guitar I have ever played, and each time I play it i'm totally impressed by the feeling of the neck
I'm so Thankful to Matteo for making me this amazing and beautiful instrument, and it's a real honor for me to be part of the Overload family.