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Michael Abdow is a guitarist/multi-instrumentalist affiliated with the bands: Fates Warning, Amber Waves, Michael Abdow Group, Last Chance To Reason.
As an instrumental guitarist, Mike entered the scene in 2010 with his debut release Native Alien (Shredguy Records). The album went on to become Guitar Nine Records' #1 selling record for the entire year. With international distribution in the United States, Europe, Japan and Indonesia, Mike has built a world-wide fan base, has been featured in print magazines around the globe and subsequently formed the Michael Abdow Group in the spring of 2011 to perform his brand of instrumental rock/fusion guitar music.
In addition to his instrumental endeavors, Mike was a member of Prosthetic Records' Last Chance To Reason (2011-2013); co-writing/recording the band's 2013 release Level 3.
Mike has been a touring guitarist for progressive rock/metal legends Fates Warning during all of the band's 2013-2015 dates in support of their eleventh studio album Darkness In A Different Light. He continues to be a live and guest studio guitarist for the band.
Mike holds an A.A. in music from Holyoke Community College and a B.A. in Mathematics from Westfield State College. Since cutting his first demo in 2004 ("Redemption ’04", Native Alien), Mike has gone on to write, produce and release numerous full length records, appear on multiple guitar-based compilations, appear in international print magazines, write regular lesson columns for online magazines, contribute guest solo spots to various releases, write and record music for commercials, film comercial product demonstrations, perform on live television broadcasts, endorse his own signature guitar, and headline tours in the United States, Canada, Europe and South America. He has played the part of a fill-in musician, band leader and collaborator.
Outside of music, Mike's interests include history, philosophy, science fiction movies, and hiking.