Mike Ward

Mike Ward - Bass

Mike Ward – Bass

 

Mike

Hello all! I am Mike Ward, bassist of Mortificator.

In the beginning…I was a little late to the game, in that I didn’t discover Heavy Metal until ’88 when I first heard Metallica’s “…And Justice for All” album. After that, the honorable Prince and Michael Jackson (Rest their souls) just wasn’t cuttin’ it for me anymore. I saw my first concert in ‘90, The Clash of the Titans tour with Anthrax, Slayer, Megadeth, and Alice In Chains outdoors at Trout Air in Forest Lake, MN.

Hence I’ve been shredding guitar since ‘90 and now have been playing bass on a regular basis since 2011. Over the years I’ve done Thrash, Industrial/Death, Death Metal, Black Metal, Goregrind, and Stoner Rock/Doom. I just want to shred like a beast amongst my united metal brethren. \m/

INFLUENCES (BASS):

Pick style:
Dan Lilker (Anthrax, S.O.D., Nuclear Assault, Brutal Truth)
Shane Embury (Napalm Death,Unseen Terror,Warhammer,Blood from the Soul,Meathook Seed,Malformed Earthborn,Lock Up,Brujeria,Venomous Concept,Anaal Nathrakh)
Tom Angelripper (Sodom, Onkel Tom, Bassinvaders, Dezperadoz)
Alex Camargo (Krisiun)
Finger Style:
Alex Webster (Cannibal Corpse)
Steve Harris (Iron Maiden)
Erlend Caspersen (Vile, Blood Red Throne, Dismal Euphony, The Allseeing I, Deeds of Flesh, Spawn of Possession)
Steve DiGiorgio (Death, Sadus Autopsy, Futures End, Control Denied, Testament, Quo Vadis, Vintersorg, Iced Earth, Sadus, Sebastian Bach, Dragonlord, Charred Walls of the Damned, Soen, Obituary, Anatomy of I)

INFLUENCES (GUITAR):
Karl Sanders (Nile)
Dallas Toler-Wade (Nile)
Roger J. Beaujard (Mortician)
John McEntee (Incantation)
Erik Lindmark (Deeds of Flesh)
Trey Azagthoth (Morbid Angel)

SOME PREVIOUS PROJECTS:
Nebula – Industrial/Death Metal (Guitar)
Autumn Decay – Black Metal (Guitar)
SuperHell – Stonerrock/Doom (Guitar)
Necrocenturion – Death Metal/Goregrind (Guitar)
Goiter – Goregrind (Guitar)
Zombie Miscarriage – Death Metal/Thrash (Guitar)
Sick60six – Thrash cover band (Bass)

 

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