"It’s a mind-bending dosage of riffs, a guitar-nirvana, and above all a freaky tasty piece of music. "
- The Metal Observer - On "Sublte Realms"
While his roots in riff writing and lead guitar work have remained his main musical focus over the years, Eddie has yet to be defined by that merit, any specific musical style, or by the various roles he's played in his own projects as well as other collaborations. Wearing many musical hats over the years he has also served as Producer, Mixing and Recording Engineer, Bassist, Percussionist, Touring Musician and Photographer for various projects. Currently Eddie has dedicated all of his time to get his newest band "Hippie Death Cult" off the ground, which is based in Portland, Oregon. They released the critically acclaimed album "111" in 2019 and have been touring steadily and amassed a strong and loyal fan base that spans the globe. He has released two solo albums; "Beatitude" in 2010, and "Subtle Realms" in late 2013. Rock n' Roll band "Beggars Ball" which he founded in Los Angeles, California in '04 released "Fight This Town" in 2005 and "1321" in 2007. Eddie has also been involved, one way or another, in the making of over twenty other albums ranging in an array of musical styles over the past 20 years.
HIPPIE DEATH CULT
Eddie founded his current project Hippie Death Cult in early 2018. Their unique brand of heavy rock n' roll have managed to ignite a noteworthy buzz in the worldwide heavy music community since their inception in early 2018. They have performed alongside some of the hottest acts and have amassed a diverse and loyal fan base that spans the globe.
In 2014 Eddie joined forces with Robin Mcdougal and Adam Goldman of local Psyche Surf band Granrojo as bassist. As of 2014 to present they are writing/recording material as well as performing local live performances in Oregon.
The Cosmic Fellowship
After the release of "Beatitude", Eddie set out to form a new band to perform the material as well as write and record a new album. Finding a strong musical chemistry with drummer Steven Rubio and bassist Gregos Majda, The Cosmic Fellowship became that band and remained together just long enough to finish recording "Subtle Realms" as well as play many regular live shows in Los Angeles during the writing/recording process.
The Brothership Connection
In 2009, Eddie teamed up with former Slash's Snakepit vocalist Rod Jackson to work on material for a potential album. Though the two spent nearly every day together for over a year and created a large body of work, unfortunately the majority of the songs never made it to full completion before moving on to other projects. Some of the material may surface regardless at some point.
Frustrated with the lengthy creative process in Blessid Electric, Eddie, Jaanus, and Luciano formed a side project jam band called Zappada in order to be out playing shows and enjoying their chemistry in a live situation. The band played original instrumental compositions as well as medleys of Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin songs.
Moto-Shiner was an avant-garde improvisational collaboration between Eddie and Japanese Artists Takafumi Kosaka and Motoko Honda. The group performed several times in Los Angeles during '08 and '09 with a number of guest musicians joining them. A large library of live recordings exists somewhere in New York City...
Shortly after moving on from BB in '07 Eddie, along with members Luciano Ferrea and Jaanus Salm, enlisted lead vocalist "Mizzy" in 2007and formed Blessid Electric. During 07'-09' they wrote and recorded a number of songs intended for their debut release. Unfortunately the material was never released, due to the band breaking up before the songs were finalized. The band is currently defunct.... songs may surface at some point
Eddie Served as "fill-in" bassist for Luciano Ferrea in metal band My Ruin for their 2012 Southern Revelation tour of the United Kingdom and France.
Filling a void niche at the time, Eddie founded Beggars Ball in Los Angeles in the early 2000's with the intentions of starting a band with deep classic rock roots, yet with a fresh, raw energy he felt was missing from rock at the time. With a solid line up in place by '04, they released two albums; "Fight This Town" ('05) & "1321" ('07) as well as performing a steady succession of critically acclaimed live performances in and around California. As of '07 the band is on indefinite hiatus.
Credits: Songwriting, Composition, Guitars, Bass, Drums, Percussion, Keys, Production, Engineering, Mixing, Mastering... Everything