Former LIZZY BORDEN and current BLACK LABEL SOCIETY guitarist Dario Lorina will enter Studio 5A in Valencia, California later this month to start recording his second solo album for Shrapnel Records. The CD will be engineered and produced by Fred Archambault, known for his work with ALICE COOPER and AVENGED SEVENFOLD.
Regarding his new record, Dario said, “I’m always learning as a guitar player and taking influence as a musician and artist. This record will encapsulate the progression of my playing and newer influences while maintaining the core stylistic traits of my first record.”
Added Mike Varney of Shrapnel: “Dario Lorina is a rare breed among new guitar heroes today, who has deep roots in ’70s and ’80s metal icons such as [Eddie] Van Halen, [George] Lynch, [Randy] Rhoads and [Paul] Gilbert, despite having been born after his idols had already made their mark on the guitar world.”
Lorina began his professional career at age 16 as the touring guitarist with ex-WARRANT lead singer Jani Lane. At age 19, Dario joined veteran metal act LIZZY BORDEN, with whom he played for four years. In September 2013, his critically acclaimed debut solo record for Shrapnel was released.
On January 1, 2014, Dario became the newest member of Zakk Wylde’s BLACK LABEL SOCIETY. He has spent the past two years touring consistently throughout the USA, Canada, South America, Europe, Russia, Japan, Australia, and New Zealand.
Dario has his own signature model with LAG guitars called “The Arkanator”, which is a hybrid of their Imperator and Arkane models.
In February 2016, Dario will play on the Axes & Anchors cruise along with Zakk Wylde, Yngwie Malmsteen, Michael Schenker, and other top rock guitarists, performing acoustically with Zakk, giving clinics and playing songs from his first Shrapnel solo record.