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Age: 28
Hometown: San Antonio, TX
Years Playing Guitar: 19
Years Teaching: 9

Top 5 Favorite Albums: 
"Diary of a Madman" - Ozzy Osbourne
"Hatebreeder" - Children of Bodom
"Ensiferum" - Ensiferum
"Wasting the Dawn" - 69 Eyes
"Static Age" - The Misfits

Austin studied at San Antonio College, completing his Associate of Arts in Music in 2014 and took lessons from talented mentors including Ron Jarzombek,  Teemu Mäntysaari, and Rusty Cooley. Austin's accomplishments include winning Sam Ash's Best in Shred Competition in 2013 and in 2015 he was awarded a Dean Signature Mustaine V guitar by Robb's Metalworks and Dean Guitars as part of the Artist Recognition Series. Austin has opened for Symphony X, Powerglove, Blackguard, Sepultura, Sabaton, Havok, Mayhem, Finntroll, Metsatöll, and Steve Vai. 

Austin's discography:

The Feared Candiru - "Fist of the Candiru" (EP) (2010)
Imminent Descent -   "Imminent Descent" (2012)
Æternal Requiem -    "Dreamer's Sorrow" (demo) (2013)
                                     "Invictus" (Single)  (2015)

                                      "Into Forever" (2017)
                                 "Rise" (2019)

Since 2012, Austin has been sharing his passion and experience through teaching guitar!

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