Double-neck tapping virtuoso Felix Martin: "A lot of Venezuelan music can mix well with progressive metal and fusion"

[from left] Felix Martin, Victor Carracedo and Javier Sepulveda (Image credit: Mary Escalona)

With its penchant for marrying Latin rhythms with progressive-metal dexterity, Venezuelan-born tapping electric guitar virtuoso Felix Martin’s latest album, Caracas, comes across as a loving homage to his home country.

However, beyond integrating Venezuelan folk textures into the guitarist’s explosive, double-fretboard exploring technique, the collection also is dedicated to the millions of people he marched alongside in the South American country’s capital during the spring of 2017.

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Gregory Adams

Gregory Adams is a Vancouver-based arts reporter. From metal legends to emerging pop icons to the best of the basement circuit, he’s interviewed musicians across countless genres for nearly two decades, most recently with Guitar World, Bass Player, Revolver, and more – as well as through his independent newsletter, Gut Feeling. This all still blows his mind. He’s a guitar player, generally bouncing hardcore riffs off his ’52 Tele reissue and a dinged-up SG.