David T. Chastain

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David T. Chastain
Birth nameDavid Taylor Chastain
Born31 August, 1963
OriginAtlanta, Georgia, USA
GenresHeavy metal, hard rock, neo-classical metal, blues rock
OccupationsMusician, guitarist, songwriter, record producer, talent manager
InstrumentsElectric guitar, bass, vocals, keyboards, flute
Years active1980–present
LabelsShrapnel Records, Leviathan Records
Associated actsSpike, CJSS, Chastain, Southern Gentlemen, Georgia Blues Dawgs, Zanister
WebsiteLeviathan Records David T. Chastain page
Notable instruments
1982 Red Kramer Pacer with Floyd Rose
 
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David T. Chastain
Birth nameDavid Taylor Chastain
Born31 August, 1963
OriginAtlanta, Georgia, USA
GenresHeavy metal, hard rock, neo-classical metal, blues rock
OccupationsMusician, guitarist, songwriter, record producer, talent manager
InstrumentsElectric guitar, bass, vocals, keyboards, flute
Years active1980–present
LabelsShrapnel Records, Leviathan Records
Associated actsSpike, CJSS, Chastain, Southern Gentlemen, Georgia Blues Dawgs, Zanister
WebsiteLeviathan Records David T. Chastain page
Notable instruments
1982 Red Kramer Pacer with Floyd Rose

David T. Chastain (born in Atlanta, Georgia on 31 August 1963) is an American guitarist and owner of Leviathan Records and Diginet Music.

Chastain is a metal guitarist who emerged in the mid-'80s along with a wave of other neo-classical guitarists. He has released about 50 recordings under multiple names, including David T. Chastain, CJSS, Georgia Blues Dawgs, The Cincinnati Improvisational Group, SPIKE, Zanister, Ruud Cooty and Southern Gentlemen (blues-rock) as well as a number of heavy metal releases under the band name Chastain, accompanied by female vocalist Leather Leone.

In more recent years, David has worked as a record producer at his own company, Leviathan Records. His label specializes in discovering and promoting new talents, specializing in guitarists and bands. He also runs Diginet Music, a company specializing in rare, unreleased or out-of-print music.

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Discography

Solo albums

With Spike

With CJSS

With Chastain

With Zanister

With Southern Gentlemen

Other appearances

Music videos

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