BASSIST DISCOGRAPHY


The Official Bryan Beller Bassist Discography

Year Title Artist
2022 Inviolate Steve Vai
2021 Story Syrek
2021 Hollow Earth/Social Distance (singles) 3Lation
2021 Fear (single) Lo Marie
2021 Project Cipher The Wring
2021 FREEZE! Live In Europe 2020 The Aristocrats
2019 Scenes From The Flood Bryan Beller
2019 A Murder Of Crows The Mofuglys
2019 Godzilla: King Of The Monsters (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Bear McCreary
2019 You Know What…? The Aristocrats
2018 Reality Is My Play Thing Phi Yaan-Zek
2018 Beyond The Supernova (Video/DVD) Joe Satriani
2017 Galaktikon II: Become The Storm Brendon Small
2017 Ontology Technopath
2016 The Star You Are Prog Rock Orchestra
2016 Scambot 2 Mike Keneally
2016 Remarkably Human Nick Johnston
2016 Supernova Remix Joe Satriani
2015 Tres Caballeros The Aristocrats
2015 Shockwave Supernova Joe Satriani
2015 Secret Show: Live In Osaka The Aristocrats
2015 Culture Clash Live The Aristocrats
2015 On Jane Getter
2015 The Quest For The 100th Monkey Paperclip Scientists
2014 Reincarnation Brian Maillard
2014 Under Grand Suggestion Dane Runyon
2014 A Matter Of Perception Nili Brosh
2014 Atomic Mind Nick Johnston
2013 Wing Beat Elastic Mike Keneally
2013 The Adventures Of Dr. Mumbai Dr. Mumbai
2013 Culture Clash The Aristocrats
2013 You Must Be This Tall Mike Keneally
2013 Hemmed by Light, Shaped By Darkness Ephel Duath
2013 Metalocalypse: The Doomstar Requiem Dethklok
2012 Mastering Tone And Versatility (Instr. DVD) Bryan Beller
2012 Brendon Small’s Galaktikon Brendon Small
2012 Wing Beat Fantastic Mike Keneally
2012 Deeper With The Anima Phi-Yaan Zek
2012 Dethalbum III Dethklok
2012 Broken Jason Sadites
2012 BOING, We’ll Do It Live! The Aristocrats At Alvas Showroom The Aristocrats
2011 Microscopic Razl
2011 Wednesday Night Live (CD/DVD) Bryan Beller
2011 Nothing Clever Colin Keenan
2011 The Essential Steve Vai Steve Vai
2011 bakin’ @ the potato! Mike Keneally
2011 The Aristocrats The Aristocrats
2011 Live At The White House Kira Small & Bryan Beller
2011 Sunny Taylor [EP] Sunny Taylor
2010 NPS Maakt Jazz, Volume 7 Various Artists(Bryan Beller, others)
2010 Chains Of Sin Timesword
2010 Wicked: Music From The WesFest Community Various Artists (Bryan Beller, others)
2010 Where The Other Wild Things Are Steve Vai
2010 On Revolute Dave Weiner
2010 Spiral Vendetta Godsticks
2010 Tripple Ripple Anders Helmerson
2009 In Small Things Andra Moran
2009 H-Town Triangle Exception
2009 So Far Gone Colin Keenan
2009 Where The Wild Things Are (CD/DVD) Steve Vai
2009 Dethalbum II Dethklok
2009 Scambot 1 Mike Keneally
2008 Loss 4 Words Gary Schutt
2008 Rotonova Razl
2008 Reflections – An Act Of Glass Chris G.
2008 Prime Cuts James LaBrie
2008 Wine and Pickles Mike Keneally
2008 Nothing Clever Colin Keenan
2008 Are We Famous Yet? Mother Eff
2008 Thanks In Advance Bryan Beller
2008 To Nothing (DVD) Bryan Beller
2007 Boil That Dust Speck (Reissue – CD/DVD) Mike Keneally
2007 E2 Eros Ramazzotti
2007 Sound Theories, Vols. 1-2 Steve Vai
2007 Visual Sound Theories (DVD) Steve Vai
2007 WesFest 2 (DVD) Various Artists (Bryan Beller, others)
2007 The Marco Show (DVD) Marco Minnemann
2007 Onward And Downward Touched (Colin Keenan)
2006 Guitar Therapy Live (CD/DVD) Mike Keneally Band
2006 Here Comes Memory Tom Langford
2006 After The Storm Various Artists (Mike Keneally)
2006 Half-Pint Demigod Yogi
2006 WesFest (DVD) Various Artists (Bryan Beller, others)
2005 Elements of Persuasion James LaBrie
2005 Real Illusions: Reflections Steve Vai
2004 Dog/Dog Special Edition (CD/DVD) Mike Keneally Band
2004 XL Bass Lines: A D’addario Music Sampler Various Artists (Bryan Beller)
2003 A Fair Forgery of Pink Floyd Various Artists (Mike Keneally)
2003 The Infinite Steve Vai: An Anthology Steve Vai
2003 Salve Yogi
2003 View Bryan Beller
2003 Pup Mike Keneally Band
2002 Wooden Smoke/Wooden Smoke Asleep Mike Keneally
2002 The Elusive Light and Sound, Vol. 1 Steve Vai
2001 Any Raw Flesh? Yogi
2001 Bikini Space Surfers
2001 Mullmuzzler 2 James LaBrie
2001 Out From Under Janet Robin
2001 Karma NDV (Nick D’Virgilio)
2000 Automatic Dweezil Zappa
2000 Dancing/Dancing With Myself (CD/DVD) Mike Keneally & Beer For Dolphins
2000 The 7th Song: Enchanting Guitar Melodies Steve Vai
1999 Keep It To Yourself Mullmuzzler (James LaBrie)
1999 Six Pack: Multi-Artist Radio Sampler Various Artists (Mullmuzzler)
1999 Tribute To The Titans Various Artists (Stanley Snail)
1999 The Ultra Zone Steve Vai
1999 Theory Of Forms Neil Sadler
1998 Sluggo! Mike Keneally & Beer For Dolphins
1998 The SWR Sound Various Artists (Mike Keneally)
1998 Open The Door Janet Robin
1997 Half Alive In Hollywood Mike Keneally & Beer For Dolphins
1997 Merry Axemas: A Guitar Christmas Various Artists (Steve Vai)
1996 Music For Pets (U.S. Version) Z (Dweezil & Ahmet Zappa)
1996 Soap Scum Remover (VHS) Mike Keneally & Beer For Dolphins
1995 Boil That Dust Speck Mike Keneally
1995 Tales From Yesterday: Yes Tribute Various Artists (Stanley Snail: Kevin Gilbert, Mike Keneally, Bryan Beller, Nick D’Virgilio)
1995 Music For Pets (French Version) Z (Dweezil & Ahmet Zappa)
1994 Shampoohorn Z (Dweezil & Ahmet Zappa)

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4 weeks ago

Bryan Beller

THE SHREDDINGEST STORY EVER TOLD: The amazing extreme-progressive-muzo album "Story" by guitarist/composer Terry Syrek has entered the wild as of today. Featuring impossible feats of daring by Terry, Marco Minnemann on drums, Mohini dey and myself on bass (she's on six band tracks; I'm on three), Lalle Larson on keys, and more. Check out the first single in the YouTube video on this post, and get the whole record at Terry's Bandcamp page at syrek.bandcamp.com/album/story. All I can say is: Modern guitar instrumental rock fans - prepare to be amazed. ... See MoreSee Less

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FINAL DAMAGE: Here’s the last minute of the Metallica “Damage, Inc.” play-through video I posted last week. (full 4K vid on YouTube: youtu.be/287k5-V38A8) It’s been a blast going so deep on Metallica this month. And honestly I had no idea they were doing the whole 40th Anniversary Concert thing when I started working on this, so the timing of the drop was either a coincidence, or true metal alchemy, whichever you prefer. \m/

Thanks for all the comments and love, and once again, happy holidays!

(P.S. About the 40th Anniversary concerts - they played “The Shortest Straw” which is my second favorite track on AJFA behind “The Frayed Ends Of Sanity”, so that was pretty great…but not as great as them finally playing “Fixxxer”! I never thought I’d have any reason to mention publicly that that’s one of my favorite songs on “Reload” - along with “Better Than You” and “Bad Seed” - but the universe truly provides. 😉 )
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DAMAGE INCORPORATED… GO!: In case you missed it, here's a short clip of my play-through cover of Metallica’s “Damage, Inc”, a tune that shaped my early playing (especially the flicking technique). To check out the full 4K version on YouTube, just go here: youtu.be/287k5-V38A8. I had a blast working on this, and nerding out with fans on it has been pretty cool too. 🤘 Happy holidays! (Insert your "the holidays are so brutal" joke here.) ... See MoreSee Less

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METALLICA’S “DAMAGE, INC.” BASS PLAY-THROUGH VIDEO: I know - I did *what*? Yes, I really did, just for kicks. Click here to see and believe it for yourself: linktr.ee/bryanbeller. Wanna know why I did it? Read more below…

(Note: To see the full 4K hi-res glory on a desktop, be sure to watch it on my YouTube channel directly.)

I’ve always loved this song, ever since it came out in 1986 and I was 15 years old. For that time, it was lightning fast. In order to play it fingerstyle and have half a chance at keeping up with it, the tune forced me to come up with a “flicking” technique - something I still use to this day for other purposes.

Now, many many years later, I thought it would be fun to capture my interpretation of this classic tune…and then have it professionally mixed into the track and “re-imagined” by audio engineer wizard Forrester Savell. Classic Metallica…now with loud bass! 😉

I really did this simply as a passion project, and as a tribute to Metallica. Hope you like it. Hell, I hope *they* like it. 🙂

Below is the press release (thank you Adrenaline PR!) in case you want to read about me in the third person for any reason.

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***Bassist BRYAN BELLER (Dethklok, The Aristocrats, Joe Satriani) Releases Play-Through Tribute Video of the Metallica Classic, “Damage, Inc.”***

***A new prominently-mixed bass track from huge Metallica fan Bryan Beller and a mastering reimagination from engineer Forrester Savell (Karnivool, Twelve Foot Ninja) brings a whole new depth and brutality to the original cut. ***

BRYAN BELLER (bassist for Dethklok, The Aristocrats, and Joe Satriani) has released a bass play-through video for “Damage, Inc.”, the classic final track from Metallica’s landmark album Master Of Puppets. A Metallica fan since his teens, BELLER decided to pay tribute to a song so fast and brutal that it forced him to develop new techniques at the age of 16 just to be able to play it – techniques he still employs today in other genres.

“It’s just such a fast riff,” says BELLER, “and the song floored me. It also intrigued me because I wasn’t a pick player, and I couldn’t imagine how any fingerstyle bassist could keep up with it. So I started doing this flicking thing with my fingers, and a three-finger triplet thing, and after some work I could hang with it. Then no one asked me to play metal professionally for 20 years, until Brendon Small asked me to join Dethklok. Suddenly I was like, ‘Wait, I have this little bag of tricks I totally forgot about!’ Then earlier this year I started thinking about getting back to this tune and really doing something with it that I could share, just as a passion project.”

As a 15-year old growing up in Westfield, NJ, BELLER saw the Metallica Master Of Puppets tour show in New York City on December 1, 1986, at a 5000-seat capacity venue which was then called The Felt Forum. Metallica closed their main set with “Damage, Inc.”, and BELLER knew he was witnessing something special, even then.

“I could tell these guys were going to take over the world – the energy in the room was just electric. But as a young bassist, I was also watching Jason Newsted hammering everything out with a pick, and I knew I couldn’t do that,” BELLER says. “And I never got to see Cliff Burton live, which means I never saw what he was doing with his fingers…and it wasn’t like the bass was mixed super loud on Master Of Puppets either, even though everyone talks about the lack of bass on And Justice For All to this day. So I figured, why not play what I would have played on it if I’d had the chance, as a tribute to the song that pushed my playing along all those years ago? Or put another way: If someone sent me this song for a remote recording today, what would I do with it?”

BELLER meticulously worked through each one of the song’s blazing riffs, brought them back up to speed, and laid down the track over the summer. Then he sent it to audio wizard Forrester Savell, who integrated the new bass part with a reimagined mastering of the original album track. The result is a Metallica Master Of Puppets track as you’ve never heard it before – with the bass featured prominently, on equal footing with the guitars and drums, and then some.

“Serious Metallica fans have heard the ‘And Justice For Jason’ stuff, but there’s no version of that for ‘Damage, Inc.’ And this isn’t really ‘And Justice For Cliff’ anyway, because Master of Puppets has a vibe on the bass mix, low as it is. This is just something we tried to make new and exciting. Forrester did an amazing job bringing out the guitars a little more, getting the new bass part in the right space, and just making the whole track heavier.”

Finally, BELLER went to Portland, OR in October for a video shoot led by Forest Gallien, who creates marketing content for the company that bears his name – bass amplifier manufacturer Gallien-Krueger, whose gear BELLER plays and endorses. “We had a huge rig set up for some other stuff we were capturing, and it just made sense to shoot it in front of something that big. It couldn’t be just another shot-at-home video. Not for this. Not for such an epic song.”

BELLER sums up his thoughts with some sentimentality for the band that inspired him as a young player and metalhead. “Really, this whole thing is a love letter to Metallica. They don’t know I did this or that I was working on it. I just did it because the impact this song and this album had on me as a kid was just massive. Also, I hope it gives more people some appreciation for this song in particular, especially from a bass perspective. This tune is not easy to play, even 35 years later! But it’s loads of fun when you get your hands around it. And the song itself really stands the test of time – the true mark of a classic track.”

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OMG, Miss Minutes from #Loki just followed me on twitter dot com? This can't possibly be the "sacred timeline", can it? (I can hear her response: "Good luck with that.")

I'm a big fan of the show. Did I ever mention that publicly, or did she just...know? **theramin noises**

THE SHREDDINGEST STORY EVER TOLD: Terry Syrek's monster extreme-prog-muzo album "Story" drops today. Ft. @mrkempinski @mohinidey661 #LalleLarson & me on 3 tracks. Watch the YT vid, then run to Terry's Bandcamp at https://t.co/YCXGwsGlBE. Astounding work!

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FINAL DAMAGE: Here’s the last min of the @Metallica “Damage, Inc” play-thru vid I posted last week. (Full 4K: https://t.co/Xtar0ILdAv) So much brutal fun.🤟 Thx for all the love around it. Happy holidays! (Also, they finally played "FIXXXER" in the big show this weekend?!)

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