Steve DiGiorgio is nothing short of an institution as far as bass playing in the realm of heavy metal is concerned. Noted for his exceptional technical adeptness, courtesy of his ability to execute very fast 32nd notes with his plucking fingers, as opposed to using a pick, DiGiorgio has been an imperative part of the creative force of a number of respected acts across various sub-genres such as Death, Autopsy, Control Denied, Vintersorg, Iced Earth, Sebastian Bach, Charred Walls of the Damned, Obituary. He is also of course a founding member of seminal death/thrash metal masters Sadus, and recently replaced Greg Christian on bass duties for Berkeley thrash metal archons Testament, whom he happened to have initially played with in the late 90’s and early 2000s. Apart from his involvement with such bands, the fretless bass playing virtuoso also has a slew of other side projects that lean on the progressive side of things; such as Soen, Mythodea, Johnny Newman and Synesis Absorption. Needless to say, DiGiorgio is nothing short of a heavy metal deity in this sense, and yet seems to maintain a certain candor and simplicity that is very endearing.