Japan's "Metal Moment" podcast (web site) talked to new BLACK LABEL SOCIETY guitarist Dario Lorina while he was on tour with his previous band, LIZZY BORDEN. In the chat, which can be streamed using the audio player below, Dario talks about his influences starting at the age of five.
Touring for over a span of seven years since age sixteen, first with late WARRANT singer Jani Lane and in more recent years with LIZZY BORDEN, Dario Lorina released his first solo recording, entitled simply "Dario Lorina", on September 10, 2013 via Shrapnel Records.
Growing up listening to guitarists such as Randy Rhoads, Paul Gilbert, George Lynch and Eddie Van Halen, Dario's music harkens back to the glory days of high-caliber shred guitar, the genre of which Shrapnel Records was a founding force.
Dario Lorina's debut solo CD reveals a guitarist brimming with extreme musical ability. This guitarist brings more diverse influences into play than the average neo-classical riff monger. While technically proficient like all of the label's guitar instrumentalists, Dario's CD isn't just about shredding. It's an American guitar instrumental album having more in common with riffs reminiscent of Paul Gilbert, George Lynch and Eddie Van Halen than the European influence of guitarists such as Yngwie Malmsteen.
Phil Campbell from MOTÖRHEAD had this to say, "I think Dario Lorina is one Amazing guitar player! Having known him for many years, he never ceases to amaze me every time we hang out and jam! He blew me away when he played with us in Vegas. A true talent and an amazingly nice guy."
Dario has his own signature guitar model with LAG Guitars, founded in 1980 and headquartered in Bedarieux, France.
BLACK LABEL SOCIETY recently amicably parted ways with longtime guitarist Nick Catanese.