jay katana

As a highly-skilled guitarist and performer, Jay Katana injects his signature brand of individuality into any song. With his tonal range and flawless technique, the Atlanta, GA-based musician works his signature style into virtually any musical genre. Katana’s sound is very recognizable; his leads are intense and versatile. His composing skills, performance and onstage action always give the audience a memorable experience and elevate the listener’s emotions.

 The close of 2017 sees Katana releasing his debut solo album, “Brighter Than Your Future,” which blends the ultimate guitar experience with futuristic production of instrumental music.

 In 2016 Katana produced the critically-lauded Bleeding Boyfriend Vol. 1, a comic book series with electronic dance metal soundtracks. “A rock ‘n’ roll visionary has been born, and we are certain there will be an enthusiastic audience along for the ride,” wrote Brian Lush, Editor of ROCKWIRED MAGAZINE. “The ups and downs of love on the nightclub scene gone right and completely wrong, and illustrated in stark black and white, punctuated with a sound that marries electronic dance music with heavy metal guitars. A stylish offering from a talent that will have everyone asking for Katana’s business card,” Lush concludes.

  Originally from Moldova in Eastern Europe, Katana was recently a member of East Coast rock-metal band, Pool of Thorns, of whom Live Music Daily in Philadelphia raved, “Pool of Thorns brings beauty and passion to the raunchy high-powered metal scene.”

  As he continues to establish himself in the music industry, Jay is sure that his best works are yet to come.

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out to dry

Out to Dry Album

Single. Originally this track meant to be on “…Brighter Than Your Future” record. Later was decided to be a separate release. It was written and co-produced by Chris Edge (A Very Loud Death) and is a debut collaboration with Exquicite Noise Records.

Brighter than your future

Brighter than your future Album

LP. Debut Instrumental album. Taking the mixing of fury of metal guitars with frenetic dance beats to the next level. The point was in making the guitar shining in new colors with an experimental production for guitar instrumental music. In most of the tracks the lead guitar imitates the vocal singing with performing and “breathing” dynamics. Artistically and metaphorically this album is a message to the haters.

clean

Clean Album

Single. Acoustic live performance.
“Tribute to Sex, Drugs and my future Sins”

bleeding boyfriend

Bleeding Boyfriend Album

EP. Four tracks – four comic book stories. Tribute to the night scene and social dynamics of our generation. Every chapter is a comic book music video where story takes us to two different perspectives.

next

NEXT Album

Demonstration EP. Four 1-minute long tracks were released with a goal to show how an electric guitar can be integrated with non-rock music genres. To make the task more interesting the modern music styles like Dance, rap beat, R’n’B and Dubstep were chosen.

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