May 11, 2022 3 min read

( Ellefson-Soto / Arthemis / Andy Martongelli ) 

Guitarist, songwriter, guitar teacher and producer, Andy Martongelli belongs to the Hard Rock / Metal world since 1999, when the Metal band Arthemis starts their Music journey. 

From 1999 to nowadays Andy recorded with his band Arthemis and other bands ( Ellefson, Power Quest, Killer Klown, The Snake...), several Metal albums, constantly touring and performing (with David Ellefson Band, Arthemis, Altitudes & Attitude, Power Quest, Kobra And The Lotus and as solo artist) at some of the greatest World Rock-Metal events, establishing himself as a Rock-Metal guitarist but also as an eclectic musician and songwriter. 

- June 2010 issue of Metal Hammer UK: ARTHEMIS featured on Metal Hammer magazine UK to cover the Judas Priest song "United" in the magazine tribute CD for the World Metal Hammer UK 30th Anniversary JUDAS PRIEST Tribute album "British Steel" release, together with Firewind, Disturbed, Five Finger Death Punch and many more...

 - November 2010: ARTHEMIS interviewed on Metal Hammer UK and on the Official Metal Hammer Web Site recording the exclusive EP album (F)ARTHEMIS - "POP UP YOUR ASS Vol. 1", covering 6 songs from famous pop stars turned into Metal songs (Rihanna, Madonna, Lady Gaga, Micheal Jackson, Destiny's Child, Britney Spears). 

- November 2013: Andy performs a killer guitar solo on the Michael Angelo Batio solo album titled "Intermezzo". The song is titled "8 Pillars Of Steel" (featuring Jeff Loomis, MAB, Rusty Cooley, George Lynch, Elliott Dean Rubinson, Craig Goldy

- February 2019: Altitudes & Attitude ( Frank Bello from Anthrax & David Ellefson band) touring Europe as opening act for Slash feat. Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators

 - September 2019: Andy performs a Guitar solo on the "David Ellefson" solo album "Sleeping Giants" on the song "Hammer (comes down)" which features also Mark Tremonti (Alter Bridge), Chris Poland (ex-Megadeth Guitarist), Dave McClain &Joey Radziwill from Sacred ReichEric AK from Flotsam and Jetsam. 

- November 2019 : Andy performs with "David Ellefson Band / Sleeping Giants", touring Europe and on the 1st show of the tour in Wolverhampton (UK), performing a full-blast set with David Ellefson Band and sharing the stage with the one and only KK Downing (Judas Priest), Tim "Ripper" Owens (ex-Judas Priest) on vocals, drummer Les Binks (ex-Judas Priest) and many amazing artists.

 - November 2020 : Ellefson releases the album "NO COVER" featuring Ellefson on bass, with Vocalist Thom Hazaert, Guitarists Andy Martongelli and Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (Sons of Apollo, Asia, Ex-Guns N’ Roses), and drummer Paolo Caridi, joined by a laundry list of legendary guests including Charlie Benante (Anthrax), Eddie Ojeda (Twisted Sister), Brandon Yeagley (Crobot), Dirk Verbeuren (Megadeth), Frank Hannon and Troy Lucketta (Tesla), Mark Slaughter, Jason McMaster (Dangerous Toys, ex-Watchtower, Evil United), Greg Handevidt (Kublai Khan, Ex-Megadeth), Chuck Behler (Ex-Megadeth), Gus G, John Aquilino (Icon), Doro Pesch, Dave McClain (Sacred Reich, Ex-Machine Head), Dave Alvin (White Trash), Todd Kerns (Slash & The Conspirators), Andrew Freeman (Last In Line), Jacob Bunton (Mick Mars), Jimmy DeGrasso (Ex-Megadeth, David Lee Roth), Dead By Wednesday, and more

So far, with Ellefson Band, Arthemis and other bands previously mentioned, Andy toured Europe many times as well as United Kingdom, Japan and U.S.A. as opening act for bands like Slash feat. Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators, Megadeth, Airbourne, Saxon, Dragonforce, Helloween, Adrenaline Mob, Manowar, Cradle Of Filth, Gus G (Ozzy Osbourne / Firewind), George Lynch (Lynch Mob), Within Temptation, Freedom Call, Reb Beach (Whitesnake), Glenn Hughes and many others; Andy also performed at some of the biggest world events as Hellfest (France) Download Festival (Donington-UK), Wacken Open Air, Bloodstock Open Air UK, Hammerfest, Hard Rock Hell UK, Hammerfest UK, Gods Of Metal, Hard Rock Hell Ibiza, Japan Headlining Tours, European tours, MetalDays, Gefle Metal Festival, Ibanez Guitars Tour, Namm Metal Jam @ Whisky A Go-Go (U.S.A.) (…& many other European tours and festivals).

During his career as solo artist Andy shares the stage with several iconic Rock guitar players touring as opening act or jamming with musicians like Steve Vai, Marty Friedman, Guthrie Govan, Paul Gilbert, Michael Angelo Batio, Kiko Loureiro (Megadeth / Angra), Andy Timmons, Frank Gambale, Gus G (Ozzy Osbourne) , Reb Beach (Whitesnake, Winger), George Lynch, Marky Ramone (Ramones), Ola Englund, Vinnie Moore, Andy James …& many more) showing incredible stage presence, creativity and showmanship. His creative process and technical approach on Guitar keeps changing and evolving through the years making his style, guitar riffs and solos, a real trademark for many fans & Guitarists around the world.

Andy has released instructional Guitar DVDs & books (YOUNG GUITAR Metal lessons, Music-off Heavy Guitar Lessons, The Metal Injection, Suonare nello stile di Yngwie J. Malmsteen, 50 Heavy Metal Monster-Licks), as partner with many guitar magazines, recording studios (as session-guitar player, producer for Rock and Metal bands), music schools (Andy is the head of the Rock-Metal Guitar Department of "MMI Modern Music Institute" with over 50 schools in Italy). Andy is also a Guitar tutor and does guitar masterclasses and workshops around the world on a regular basis (Namm Show USA, Frankfurt Musik Messe, Musicians Institute "MI Japan", London Guitar Show, Second Hand Guitar, Music Italy Show…) and is a very productive musician, always hungry for new musical challenges day by day, carrying on his mission with new tours and creating songs that inspire thousands fans. New tour dates will be announced soon! 

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