Carlos Lichman


Artists Page PicCarlos Lichman is a shred guitarist with a degree in music performance from the University of Porto Alegre in Brazil. This classically trained musician played in a band called “Neverland” and recorded some tracks on their “Wake Up The Dragons” EP in 2001. Later he recorded a solo debut single, “Planet Rock” in 2003, and later released “Intense Guitar Playing” in 2005. His playing can also be heard on the “Celebrando Mozart” Live DVD released in 2006.

In 2007 Carlos released his debut solo album entitled “Firestorm”. Although “Firestorm” is his debut album, there are many other artists featured on this album. Carlos himself played most guitar parts and keys, he was backed by two drummers (Alexandre Olly, Sandro Moreira), two bassists (Leandro Berpo, Vinicius Rym) and a keyboardist Paulo Miguel Bublitz. He was also joined by guest guitar players: Kiko Loureiro (Angra), Pablo G. Soler (neoclassical shredmaster from Argentina), Francesco Fareri (Italian shred wizard) and Jim Horne (jazz/fusion guitar virtuoso from the USA).

In “Firestorm” Carlos’ heavy lead parts are crossed with melodic and cutting solos. His music is loaded with shredding tones, however, there are also some quiet fragments like Thoinot Arbeau’s “Belle Qui Tiens Ma Vie (Reincarnation)” that can make you think of Renaissance dances. It is played in a calm and minor mood, so it gets a carlos-and-michael-2great contrast in comparison to the rest album. The third track “Key to the Shred City” was recorded in honor of two shred icons – Tony MacAlpine and Marty Friedman as they are two of Carlos’ greatest inspirations. Yes, there were such tracks like Friedman’s “Forbidden City” and MacAlpine’s “Key to the City”, however, this piece of music is performed in a definitely different style than compositions from Marty’s “Dragon’s Kiss” and Tony’s “Maximum Security”.  Anyway, it is one of the most melodic tracks with a powerful rhythm. Carlos is a player who attacks our ears with rhythmic lead parts, numerous shred quips and some atmospheric fragments, he has also showed us the complex architecture of the shredding genre.

carlos-and-vernon-1He has been praised for the album’s title, since it reflects his music as a stormy, furious, and fiery artist. “Firestorm” is a great collection of decent shredding Power and it is one of the TOP SELLERS on the Guitar 9 Web Site (N°1 in March and April/2008). In May of 2008, Carlos released FIRESTORM GUITAR METHOD, a new method based on licks found on the FIRESTORM CD.

In July 2009, Carlos participated of “I° South America Guitar Concert Tour” with more 4 other guitarists. This was the best opportunity to show his music to new fans and he was well received by the audience.

Lichman’s album can be ordered in Guitar Euro Shop (France), Boosweet Records (USA), Guitar 9 (USA), Fret Tunes (Australia), Die Hard Records (Brazil) and Music Gate Brazil (Brazil).

Lichman’s debut CD will make shred fans stand up and take notice, while proving he’s mastered a modern guitar idiom.

Guitar Nine Records BannerCarlos released his second solo entitled “Genocide” in June of 2010 and it is available for purchase at Guitar Nine Records. Click here to read a review of “Genocide” which includes a video of him using his custom built guitar that he has loaded with one of our Firestorm kits.



Carlos Lichman – Genocide (2010)

Carlos Lichman – Firestorm Guitar Method (2008)

Carlos Lichman _ Firestorm (2007)

Hurricane Metal Fest –  Vol.1 Compilation CD (2007)

Genocide CoverPrograma Contramao – Contramao (Compilation CD)

Centro de Artes Recitatus – Celebrando Mozart (DVD aoVivo/2006)

Carlos Lichman – Intense Guitar Playing (EP/2005)

Carlos Lichman – Planet Rock (Single/2003)

Neverland – Wake Up The Dragons (EP/2001)




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