Manguss is an italian guitar player, songwriter, arranger and occasionally singer, bass player and fx programmer, based in North Carolina since 2012.
As his main background comes from hard rock music, he’s always been open minded and willing to explore a lot of different genres since his musical tastes go from rock and metal to pop, r'n'b, hip hop, electronic music, ambient, fusion, gospel, blues, country and more.
This unstoppable constant research is the reason why he has been taking part to so many different bands and projects. His career saw him playing for the black metal band MORTUARY DRAPE, the electronic projects DC PROJECT, SENSORY GATE, MATRIX MERETRIX, the ambient psychedelic band NG (NORTHGATE) and different hard rock bands such as LYMPH OF WISDOOM, WARNIPPLES and SHOWDOWN BOULEVARD, bringing to all of these projects his songwriting and arranging skills, besides his playing.
The guitar players that he considers sources of great inspiration for his own style are artists such as Jimmy Page, Billy Duffy, Vernon Reid, Rich Robinson, Eddie Hazel, Jimi Hendrix, Duane Allman, Slash, Dr. Know, Eric Clapton, Ernie Isley and many many others.
Over the years he shared the stage with many artists of different musical background such as Living Colour, Adam Bomb, Tim Ripper Owens, Joe Delia, Aaron Mills of Cameo, Delaney McQuaig etc.
Manguss has been collaborating on regular basis with many bands and artists such as TOKYO ROSENTHAL, GRIND, SHOWDOWN BOULEVARD, NG (Northgate), LIQUID GALAXIES with BROTHA BERRY, ANTHONY LEONARD PIERRE, THE NIGEL EXPERIENCE, WADE DURHAM, SAM HUNTER, TYRAND, SHEA TAYLOR, DARK KEYS, GENERAL & ANTI-GRAVITY.
He is currently the lead guitar player for the band of the Raleigh new dept. of the renowned Redemption Church based in Greenville SC.
With nick name Left-Hand Preacher:
-Mortuary Drape - "Tolling 13 Knell" (bass, backing vocals, songwriting) (Avantgarde Records)
-Mortuary Drape - "Buried In TIme" (songwriting and guitars on pre-production demos) (Avantgarde Records)
-Black Flame - "The Third Revelation" (guitar, backing vocals) on one track
With name Daniele Cagnotto
-Lymph Of Wisdoom - "Promo 2001" (guitars, vocals, songwriting)
-Lymph Of WIsdoom - "Promo 2003" (guitars, vocals, songwriting)
-Lymph Of Wisdoom - " Listen!" (guitars, vocals, songwriting) http://www.myspace.com/lymphofwisdoomofficial
-Sensory Gate – (guitars, songwriting) compilation "State Of The Heart 2" (Vip Nation Records)
-Sensory Gate DC project - from chant 1 to chant 15 (guitars, programming, songwriting). http://www.myspace.com/sensorygatedcproject
With nick name Manguss:
-Warnipples - "promo 2007" (guitars, backing vocals, songwriting)
-Warnipples - "Gasoline Rock Motherfuckers" (guitars, backing vocals, samples, songwriting)
-Warnipples - compilation "Nella mischia volume 1" (Milosci Records)
-Warnipples - "Hangover Tunes" (all guitars, effects, programming, vocals, songwriting, co-production) Masterpiece distributions / Coyote Anthems.
- NG – “Dance Of The Avantgardes” (guitars, arranger)
- Showdown Boulevard – “Showdown Boulevard” (guitars, synthesizers, backing vocals, arranger, co-production) Lady Music Records
- Showdown Boulevard - "Saints, Poets....and Sailors" digital EP (guitars, dobro, vocals, programming)
- Showdown Boulevard - "Face The Challenge" (guitars, programming, samples, synthesizers, backing vocals)
-Dark Territory - "Schmerztanz" (acoustic guitar) on “Tora Firome” (Guflu Industries)
-Rune's Order - "X trans genetic solution!" (guitars) on “Radiation Of Peace” (Creative Fields Records)
-NG (Northgate) - "Bendicion" (guitars) on “Greek God In The Cold” (Creative Fields Records).
-Klangstabil - "Math & Emotion" (guitar on “Gridami” as part of Sensory Gate)
-Mortuary Drape - on the song "Where Everything Falls" on the split 7" EP "In The Eerie Cold Where All The Witches Dance"
- Anthony Leonard Pierre - "Tradeswoman" and "trades...dub" 2014 (all guitars on "Keep It Up Corpie")
- Anthony Leonard Pierre - "We arrived" and "Arrived..dub" 2014 (guitar on "Footprints")
- Guflux - "Blue Moon" 2014 (all guitars on "Tora Firome")