RAUL IGNACIO ALVAREZ GARCIA
The founder and Chilean cacique of Dark Order... la Orden Obscura.
Main Vocals & Guitar.
Favourite Bands and artists
Victor Jara, Slayer, Anthrax, Heaven and Hell, Sepultura, GWAR, Dark Order, Metallica, Testament, Morbid Angel, Vio-lence, Megadeth, Sacred Reich, Nevermore, KISS, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Cannibal Corpse, Exodus, Death Angel, Dark Angel, Kreator, Exhorder, Pantera, Black Sabbath, Queensryche, Annihilator, S.O.D., M.O.D., Forbidden, Nuclear Assault, Laaz Rockit, Overkill, AC/DC, Queen, Led Zepplin, Bread, Suicide Angels, Suicidal Tendancies, Alice In Chains, Anvil, DIO, Europe, Evile, Heathen, Iced Earth, Scorpoins, Segression, Manowar, Ozzy Ozbourne, Soundgarden, Suffocation, System Of A Down, Twisted Sister, Transvision Vamp, Warbringer, Amy Winehouse, Marc Anthony, Los Fabulosos Cadilacs, Inti-Illimani, Illapu, Sol y Lluvia, Los Jaivas, Silvio Rodriguez, Scott Ian, Kerry King, Jeff Hannaman, Gary Holt, Trey Azagthoth, James Hetfield, Tony Iommi, Dimebag Darrell, Jeff Waters, Jeff Loomis, Bear McCreary, The Beatles, Jerry Goldsmith, John Williams .
Grubisa Guitars & Gibson guitars, all loaded with either SH-6 Duncan Distortion (Gibson Explorer), Seymour Duncan Black Winter (Brown 58/98 Grubisa Flying V) or Raul's own Seymour Duncan Custom Shop 'TYRANNOTITAN' humbucker in the bridge (black 'Warbird' Grubisa Flying V), &, Seymour Duncan SH-1 '59's & SH18 Whole Lotta in neck. Tonepros TP3 bridges, Graphtech String Saver saddles, Graphtech Tusq Nuts, Sperzel Locking tuners, KTS Titanium Saddles, Dunlop Straplocks, DSL straps.
Marshall JCM2000 TSL100's, Marshall DSL20HR, JJEL34II & JJE34L power valves, JJE83CC Frame Grid, EH12ax7, JJecc83s & JJecc83MG Preamp valves, Marshall JCM900 1960B cabinets loaded with Celestion T-75's.
RIVERA Rockcrusher Recording, RIVERA Silent Sister
(Absolutley does NOT like digital amp modelling, especially Kemper)
Other FX and additions for TONE:
ISP Decimate X, MXR M108 10-band EQ, Ibanez RC99 Rotary Chorus, Maxon ASC10 Chorus, Shure GLXD14 Wireless, MXR Isobrick, COLOSSAL CABLES, LAVA Cables, Klotz & Sommer Speaker cables, CLAYTON picks, Korg Pitchblack rackmount tuner, Loopi Pedals Spliter.
GHS Strings 11-50 GBTM Boomers, GHS Progressives 11-50, DR VTE-11 VERITAS.
"... Seriously, I went through an extensive string shootout with Ernie Ball Slinkys, Ernie Ball Paradigms, D'Addario EXL and NYXL's, Cleartone Monster series, Elixer (absolute yuk!), DR Strings, Dunlop Strings, and lastly, Savarez Hex Strings.
They all have their good points and bad points (DR and Dunlop strings have serious intonation problems that need to be addressed).
And you know what? I always kept coming back to GHS STRINGS beacuse of the TONE, FEEL and lastly the bang for the dollar. GHS strings may not last as long as NYXL's and Paradigms, BUT, the tone and feel is far superior."
If you bring forth what is within you, what you have will save you. If you do not have that within you, what you do not have within you will destroy you..."
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