Cleveland, United States
It began way down south in Tennessee. A young boy making sounds on rusty guitar strings being plucked on an old beat up guitar. Dreaming of becoming a guitar player, Randall Alan Malone’s fascination to create music was a seed planted that grew intently in the young boy’s heart. As Malone grew into a teen he was inspired by the guitar heroes of the 80’s such as Eddie Van Halen, Joe Satriani, and Steve Vai to name a few. At the age of 14 he began by picking up his first real guitar purchased by his parents at a local music store. He quickly and intently acquired lessons from various skilled guitar teachers. As the next few years passed and with a desire to learn more about his passion, Malone attended Hollywood, California’s famous Musician’s Institute in 1993. During this time he studied under many well known and accomplished musicians such as his personal instructor Danny Gill (Hericane Alice), Nick Nolan, Keith Wyatt. Throughout this period his confidence and creativity grew to a new height. Driven with zeal to create, Malone spent all of his time writing songs and forming bands and most of all performing. As his persistence paid off he was offered opportunity after opportunity to share the stage with many great musicians and bands such as: Skillet, Disciple, Sonic Flood, Salvador, Hawk Nelson, Children 18:3, Nevertheless, East West, Jars of Clay, As Cities Burn, Fixed Til Tuesday (AKA/ I am Terrified), The Showdown, Carmen, Jaci Velasquez, Crystal Lewis, Steven Curtis Chapman, Rachael Lampa, and Jennifer Knapp.
Malone has five studio recordings to his credit. Three of these recordings were with the rock/metal band Braden’s Journey, to which he invested about seven years of writing, recording, and traveling extensively all over the U.S. playing at countless venues. Two Braden’s Journey songs accompanied by videos filmed by Revelation Sports appeared on two of the company’s DVDs with other bands like Flyleaf, Disciple, Gretchen. Randall Malone’s newest studio recording titled “Heart of the Lion” is a rock/ metal guitar instrumental packed with a powerful heartfelt punch. This recording is his best guitar work to date as it is overflowing with a feeling of energizing passion and drive. “This go around I was able to spend more time in the studio creating and writing songs. I didn’t have a time limit and I was the only contributing person on this project, so if I didn’t like a part here or there, then I would just rewrite it on the spot sometimes spending hours on a five or ten second guitar riff until I was completely satisfied with the way it sounded,” says Malone. “This album is all me from the guitar and bass parts to the cover art. I am thrilled and blessed by God to be able to follow my passion, and by doing that I can influence people to enjoy music, life, and to follow their dreams. My wish is that everyone enjoys this cd as much as I enjoyed making it.”
Malone’s new cd is stimulating and revitalizing, you will want to reach for your air guitar after listening to the first track. The new title is set to be released later this summer in a variety of online stores such as itunes by digital format. Compact discs will also be available for order, details coming soon.