DNA Artist of the Month
Born and raised in Texas, Ray Soliz is a Bassist in the Houston and surrounding areas. In August 2010, Ray joined Houston-based melodic hard rock band Love N War. Love N War’s debut album “Up the Annie” was previously recorded in 2008. Ray joined the band to begin performing live shows. Love N War has had the pleasure of performing sold out shows with Ace Frehley of KISS, Tesla, Michael Schenker Group, Y&T, RATT, UFO, Winger, Night Ranger, Queensryche, Geoff Tate’s Operation Mindcrime, Krokus, Sebastian Bach, Tom Keiffer, Loudness, The Dio Disciples, Accept, and countless other national recording artists. Love N War’s much anticipated follow up release, “Edge of the World” was released in January 2020 and is receiving International attention.
In February 2018 Ray formed Santa Oscuridad a melodic Metal en Espanol band with Guitarist Larry Barragan of Helstar, Guitarist and Grammy Nominated Rudy Rocha of Tejano band La Fiebre, Jaime Recio on Drums, and Juan Ramirez on Vocals. The band recently released it’s self-titled EP and continues to perform live in Texas. Santa Oscuridad’s second EP entitled Dos (II) was released in June 2020 and continues to impact the South Texas Metal Scene. Santa Oscuridad was honored to receive Best Spanish Metal Band Award by Dallas, TX based MXD Magazine. Ray was also awarded Best Spanish Metal Bassist in Texas and performs upwards of 150 shows per year. Ray uses Fender Jazz Basses, Lakland Skyline basses, DNA Bass Amplification, and Line 6.
“The moment I played the first note I was in love. The punchy and tight tone was music to my ears. Literally! The versatility of the DNA-800 bass head was far more than I anticipated. A tiny package with a huge punch! The DNS112 cabinet alone exceeded my expectations, and when paired with the DNS210 cabinet the rig just shook the pictures off the walls in my jam room! I couldn’t be happier to be a part of the DNA Amplification family. One of the best choices I’ve ever made. Thanks to everyone at DNA Amplification for their dedication to tone and designing with the player in mind!”
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