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Education
Vancouver Community College

Honors & Awards
Kevin Stokes Memorial Music Scholarship (Vancouver Community College)
Yamaha Music Scholarship (Vancouver Community College)

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Biography
Metal is a crowded genre, populated with hundreds of talented musicians--similar to a dense thicket of foliage comprising a rainforest. It seems like just about every heavy band out there has a resident "shred" master capable of throwing down a mind-twisting riff or crushing groove. However, where many of metal's most noteworthy artists relegate themselves to existing in the lush greenery of the genre's inner canopy, one artist knows it's the tallest trees that get the ...read more

Metal is a crowded genre, populated with hundreds of talented musicians--similar to a dense thicket of foliage comprising a rainforest. It seems like just about every heavy band out there has a resident "shred" master capable of throwing down a mind-twisting riff or crushing groove. However, where many of metal's most noteworthy artists relegate themselves to existing in the lush greenery of the genre's inner canopy, one artist knows it's the tallest trees that get the most light--That artist is Connor Gilkinson, multitalented master of all things fretted and former lead guitarist in the viciously heavy Vancouver deathcore outfit Dawning of the Inferno. From punishing live performances to entrancing playthrough videos and everything in between, Gilkinson is your go-to for an immense variety of fresh, modern musical ingenuity.

Gilkinson's first experience with a guitar wasn't a positive one--first fingering the fretboard at age 10, he didn't stick with it long, ditching it immediately. Three years would pass before Gilkinson would revisit guitar playing--picking it up and promptly finding himself unable to put it down. His newfound love for guitar playing led him to follow lessons and education, learning from Dave Martone and Archspire's Dean Lamb. As his talent for the instrument grew, so did his desire to put it to good use--as such, he was ushered in as lead guitarist in Dawning of the Inferno, an immensely heavy and technically tinted deathcore act hailing from the brutal wilderness of British Colombia. Gilkinson's work ethic carried over to the band, leading them to release their critically acclaimed debut EP, "Purification", and landing the band with several sponsorships from heavy music organizations such as Pure Deathcore and Pig Squeals and Breakdowns.

Gilkinson's expertise with an eight-string has done more than score him several guest appearances on many massive heavy music offerings--it has fueled his love for music and driven him to pursue it as a career. Gilkinson has earned a music diploma from Vancouver Community College and currently working towards a Bachelor's of Applied Music Degree with a major in Jazz and Contemporary Guitar. With both superior experience in the heavy music scene and an involved education at his back, Gilkinson commands a masterful talent over a variety of services to musicians emphasizing in metal. Available for private lessons, recording, production and composition of playthrough videos, Gilkinson is a man who has found his true passion in punishing, aggressive music and is determined to help others find it as well.
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Press Quotes
  • "It's a f*cking deathcore masterpiece. You have to check this out."
    — Total Deathcore on "Purification"
  • "Purification will bathe the listener in immense, scalding aggression and punishing, aggressive instrumentation that will cleanse them of their current perception of the stagnant, cluttered deathcore that exists now. Combining speed, technicality, precision and—of course—heaviness with lethal efficacy, Dawning of the Inferno are a band that might just signify the dawning of a new age of deathcore. 9.5/10"
    — Connor Welsh, New Transcendence


Techniques:
Two-Handed TappingAlternate PickingEconomy PickingHybrid PickingSlap GuitarSweep PickingLegatoTremolo Picking

Gear
  • •Ibanez RG8 (8 String)

Audio & Video

Video

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Perseus Octave - Third Equinox (Guest Solo)
A guest solo of mine on Perseus Octave's debut single "Third Equinox".

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Dawning of the Inferno - Purification | Full Album Stream
Full stream of my band's latest EP "Purification".

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After the Burial - A Wolf Amongst Ravens Cover (Solo)
I was asked by my friend Andrew Baena (Galactic Pegasus) to help him out with a cover of After the Burial's new single "A Wolf Amongst Ravens". I took care of the solo section which starts around 2:28.


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Connor Gilkinson

Fresh, Progressive, Innovative Guitarist

I've been teaching for over 6 years, and can cover a wide range of topics from jazz, ear training and music theory, to metal, sweep picking and advanced techniques. I am also very experienced in 7 and 8 string guitars.

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Subjects
Basic TheoryIntermediate TheoryEar TrainingImprovisationCompositionHome RecordingAlternate PickingEconomy PickingSweep PickingHybrid PickingLegatoTwo-Handed TappingArranging/OrchestrationExtended Range Guitars


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Vancouver, BC

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