Artizan [artez'n]: skilled craftsman; creator Artizan is a five piece melodic metal band from Jacksonville, Florida. Founded by drummer Ty Tammeus in 2008, Artizan crafts powerful, melodic metal. Dynamic song structure, dominant rhythms and melodic hooks are key ingredients to the Artizan formula. Singer Tom Braden's vocals have been described by Metal Maniacs magazine as pure and towering. His distinctive tone, strength and range are fundamental elements that personify the Artizan sound. Hit Parader describes Tom as a combination of Geoff Tate and John Arch. Ty Tammeus is famous for his intense drumming. He applies a creative energy and is the driving impetus of Artizan. Ty has garnered favorable reviews in numerous publications including Modern Drummer and Metal Maniacs. Guitarists' Shamus McConney and Bill Staley compliment one another with stomping rhythms and transcending harmonies. Churning riffs, melodic phrases and searing solos are woven throughout the tapestry of Artizan. Jon Jennings provides the low end rhythms with his mastery of the bass guitar. states Artizan's debut EP is substantial evidence that this band is onto something very good. The work is blessed by well-crafted compositions which blend melodic hooks with developed, but not overbearingly complex, progressive arrangements. Each of the three songs quickly piques your interest and pulls you in. Braden's vocals may be the highlight here as he soars with a strength uncommon in most mode...

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