Excruciating Pleasures is the 3rd studio album by multi-instrumentalist Gary Schutt released in 2002 on his own label.
Gary Schutt is an American rock multi-instrumentalist best known for being bassist in Jeff Scott Soto's backing band on various tours. However he has been involved in many different projects, including Takara, Dante Catt, Daize Shayne. Also, Gary has always been working on solo projects as well, showing his skills on every instrument. His most recent project is the cover band The Untouchables. His style is typical of heavy metal guitarists of... the 1980s. He is influenced by many different bands such as Dream Theater, Foo Fighters, Disturbed, Filter, Freak Kitchen, Hoobastank, Jimmy Eat World, Sevendust and many others that inspire him. Gary also has produced music videos and DVDs for Jeff Scott Soto, Talisman, Ken Tamplin, Adrift and Daize Shayne through his video production company, Shut Up Productions. Gary Schutt, born and raised in Monticello , started playing along to Bay City Rollers records on his fathers drum kit before his feet could reach the pedals. Since he participated in every musical and concert in high school , Gary learned that he loved how it felt to entertain people.more
Heavy metal is a genre of rock music that developed in the late 1960s and early 1970s, largely in the Midlands of the United Kingdom and in the... United States. With roots in blues rock and psychedelic rock, the bands that created heavy metal developed a thick, massive sound, characterized by highly amplified distortion, extended guitar solos, emphatic beats, and overall loudness. Heavy metal lyrics and performance styles are generally associated with masculinity and machismo. The first heavy metal bands, such as Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, and Deep Purple, eventually attracted large audiences, though many were critically reviled , a status common throughout the history of the genre. In the mid-1970s Judas Priest helped spur the genre's evolution by discarding much of its blues influence; Motörhead introduced a punk rock sensibility and an increasing emphasis on speed. Bands in the New Wave of British Heavy Metal such as Iron Maiden followed in a similar vein. Before the end of the decade, heavy metal fans became known as "metalheads" or "headbangers".more