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Rithiya H. Khiev

Artist Bio: Rithiya H. Khiev


Rithiya H. Khiev (Henry for short) is a studio guitar player, producer, songwriter, engineer, content creator on YouTube demonstrating guitar related gear, Solo Artist, founding member of progressive death metal project Alterius & black metal project Plaga Dominus. Henry is a self-taught multi-instrumentalist, & has been creating music for 12+ years, and hails from Methuen Massachusetts -USA.

His main influences are Joe Perry, Kirk Hammett, Marty Friedman, Jeff Loomis, Chris Broderick, Kerry King, Dimebag Darryl, Zakk Wylde, Alexi Laiho, Michael Amott, Christopher Amott, Joe Satriani, Paul Gilbert, and of course the great Yngwie Malmsteem. 

Henry has had the honor in sharing the stage with national acts such as Within The Ruins, Shadows Fall, Angel Vivaldi, Misery Index, Lord Dying, The Human Abstract, Die Cast, God forbid, Arsis, 1349, Krisiun, Insomnium, Goat Whore, Chthonic, 3 Inches Of Blood, Full Blown Chaos, Mnemic, Thy Will Be Done, Skinless, Edguy, Into Eternity, Light This City, Echos Of Eternity, The Agonist, Hell Within, Marc Rizzo, Revocation, Joey Concepcion and the legendary Joe Stump. 

Henry has a sound that is both complex but easy to follow partially from interpreting

Classic rock & pop songs by ear at a young age, but all of that went to the wayside when albums like Kill em All, Ride the Lighting, and Master of Puppets by Metallica crossed his path. The natural progression then veered towards the melodic Swedish/Finnish death metal movement during the early 2000's with bands like Inflames, Dark Tranquility, Insomnium, and Children of Bodom just to name a few.

On January 10th of 2015, Henry released and self-produced EP titled "Voyager" for his progressive death metal project Alterius. The Alterius Voyager EP was a compilation of music both old and new from arrangements dating back from 2006. For his solo release “The Finite Cycle” Henry has recruited elite musicians such as Ryan Knight (ex: guitarist of: Arsis & Black Dahlia Murder), Joey Concepcion (guitarist of: The Absence & Armageddon), Dmitry Demyanenko (guitarist of: Shokran), Nick Scarfo (guitarist of: The Hours End), Chris Dovas (Drummer from Seven Spires), and Jeff DeMarco (Vocalist of: Solium Fatalis). Henry is also featuring guest lyricist Jim Gregory (Composer of Solium Fatalis) & Charles Ayala (Owner of the Wreck Room) on "The Finite Cycle" EP on March 2017. 

 
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