RON JARZOMBEK BIOGRAPHY

San Antonio, TX-based guitarist/composer/producer RON JARZOMBEK, affectionately called 'the Godfather of Technical Metal' by dedicated fans and critics alike, has been at the forefront of the progressive metal vanguard for over two decades during which time he has released some of the most innovative and challenging music in the world of heavy rock.

Ron first came to the metal world's attention as a member of legendary Texas outfit, S.A. SLAYER, before joining Austin, TX progressive metal trailblazers WATCHTOWER with whom he recorded the genre defining 'Control and Resistance' album in 1989.

In the Nineties, Ron spearheaded madcap (mostly) instrumentalists SPASTIC INK, also featuring brother/drummer Bobby Jarzombek and bassist Pete Perez, who released a pair of celebrated albums, 'Ink Complete' (1997) and 'Ink Compatible' (2004), respectively. Ron also issued two solo albums, 'Solitarily Speaking of Theoretical Confinement' (2002) and 'PHHHP! Plus' (2009), a collection of early demos.

In 2005, Ron formed technical extreme metal all-stars BLOTTED SCIENCE with Cannibal Corpse bassist Alex Webster whose highly acclaimed debut album, 'The Machinations of Dementia', was released in 2007. Joined by drummer Hannes Grossmann of Obscura fame, the trio issued 'The Animation Of Entomology' 7-song EP in October 2011.

Ron and Hannes also teamed up in TERRESTRIAL EXILED, rounded out by Obscura guitarist Christian Muenzner and Spastic Ink bassist Pete Perez, whose exclusive digital single, 'Duodecimal Levorotation', was released in May 2011.

As a guest musician, Ron has recorded and toured with notable artists such as Marty Friedman (Megadeth), Jeff Loomis (Nevermore), Obscura, Gordian Knot (feat. members of King Crimson, Cynic & Dream Theater), and Chris Adler (Lamb Of God).

British author Joel McIver hailed Ron as "the most underrated axemonger ever” in his 2009 book 'The 100 Greatest Metal Guitarists.'


DISCOGRAPHY:

Albums:

* (2011) Blotted Science - The Animation of Entomology (EclecticElectric)
* (2009) Ron Jarzombek (solo) - PHHHP! Plus (EclecticElectric)
* (2007) Blotted Science - The Machinations of Dementia (EclecticElectric; released by Marquee/Avalon in Japan in 2011)
* (2007) Marty Friedman - Exhibit A - Live In Europe (Avex Entertainment; released by Mascot Records in 2008)
* (2004) Spastic Ink - Ink Compatible (EclecticElectric / Marquee Avalon)
* (2002) Ron Jarzombek (solo) - Solitarily Speaking Of Theoretical Confinement (Mr. Kitty)
* (2002) WatchTower - Demonstrations in Chaos (archives release) (Monster Records)
* (1998) Gordian Knot - Gordian Knot (Sensory)
* (1998) Ron Jarzombek (solo) - PHHHP! (Mr. Kitty)
* (1997) Spastic Ink - Ink Complete (Dream Circle, re-released by EclecticElectric in 2000)
* (1989) WatchTower - Control And Resistance (Noise Records)
* (1988) S.A.Slayer - Go For The Throat (Under Den Linden)

Singles:

* (2011) Terrestrial Exiled - Duodecimal Levorotation (digital release) * (2010) WatchTower - The Size of Matter (digital release)

Compilations & guest appearances:

* (2010) Ray Riendeau - Atmospheres (guest guitar solo on "A Search For Lifeforms") (Groove Theory Records)
* (2009) Obscura - Cosmogenesis (guest guitar solo on "Cosmogenesis") (Relapse Records)
* (2008) Jeff Loomis - Zero Order Phase (guest guitar solo on "Jato Unit") (Century Media)
* (2008) The Fractured Dimension - Towards the Mysterium (guest guitar solo on "Towards the Mysterium") (Independent)
* (2007) Odious Mortem - Cryptic Implosion (guest guitar solo on "Collapse Of Recreation") (Willowtip Records)
* (2006) Various Artists - Drum Nation Vol.3 (Magna Carta) w/ Chris Adler
* (2006) Loch Vostok - Destruction Time Again! (guest guitar solo on "Talk") (Escapi Music)
* (1999) Various Artists - A Tribute To Accept Vol.1 (Nuclear Blast) w/ WatchTower
* (1998) Various Artists - The Music Of Raymond Scott (Esotericity)
* (1996) Various Artists - 12 Years In Noise: Metal & Beyond [2-CD] (Noise Records) w/ WatchTower
* (1989) Various Artists - Doomsday News 2 (Noise Records) w/ WatchTower

Videos & DVDs:

* (2007) Marty Friedman - Exhibit B - Live In Japan (Avex Entertainment)
* (2006) Chris Adler / Jason Bittner - Live At Modern Drummer Festival 2005 (Hudson Music)
* (2005) Bobby Jarzombek - Performance & Technique (Warner Bros. Publications)
* (1990) Various Artists - Doomsday News - The Video Compilation Volume 2 (Noise Records) w/ WatchTower