David Valdes was born in Spain, in the city of Malaga the 14 of May
of 1977. David moved with his parents to Tarragona. He began to take
his first steps as a musician at the age of 13 years old.
Discovering an acoustic guitar in the closet of his father, he
became very fond guitars and music. This started his serious passion
with playing the guitar.
David obtained his first electric guitar at the age of 14. His early
musical influences include death metal and thrash, joining his first
group called Metal Witch. Later as his musical experience grew David
discovered the magic of Yngwie Malmsteen and his classical
influences of J.S.Bach, Mozart, Beethoven and Chopin. After
Malmsteen came the brilliant pairing of Marty Friedman and Jason
Becker who made David change his style radically, adding more and
more to his guitarist style. David then picked up two essential
didactic videos from Vinnie Moore and Paul Gilbert, enhancing his
picking techniques and shred styling.
As his playing advanced his band got larger gigs in and around the
Catalonia region of Spain. David recorded his first demo with the
Metal Witch group. David went on to collaborate with bands like
OUIJA and BETWEEN THE FROST. Also working with local bands NORDHIMEL,
MEI DEI, WITCH and some other local projects.
After listening to many musical styles David finally settled on
heavy instrumental metal music. Absorbing many styles and
influences, transformed over years into his own style.
Classical music has also been a big influence, particularly
composition. David's' favourite composers are: F.Chopin, J.S.Bach,
W.A.Mozart, L.V.Beethoven, A.Vivaldi, N.Paganini.
His first demo as instrumental guitarist was record in his house
with a computer, covering 5 musical subjects in cover various
musical ideas. working by himself David wrote, recorded, mixed,
mastered and published all tracks. Davides first instrumental CD was
“Paradise Lost” featuring 11 songs and “Imhotep” with 13 songs.
David recorded all musical instruments using the computer including
bass, drums and keyboards.
David Valdes has conducted its highest aspiration with a new
album called "World In Obscure" with 13 songs full of
melodies, riffs and guitar technique much used in their
After publishing the CD with Heaven cross Record company David
completed work on “Imhotep”. David has since published a new
didactic DVD for guitar entitled "Iniciacion A La Guitarra Solista"
with David recording, mixing, mastering all the material published.
David Valdes currently works for Tarragona City Council during the
day, playing the guitar in his free time.