Marc Rizzo
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Marc Rizzo

Marc Rizzo
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Rizzo live in Perth, 2012
Background information
Born (1977-08-02) August 2, 1977 (age 42)
Carlstadt, New Jersey, United States
OriginSussex County, New Jersey, United States

Marc Rizzo (born August 2, 1977) is an American musician, best known as the lead guitarist of metal band Soulfly and formerly of Ill Niño. He has featured on eight Soulfly albums to date: Prophecy, Dark Ages, Conquer, Omen, Enslaved, Savages, Archangel, and Ritual. He has also released four solo instrumental albums; Colossal Myopia, The Ultimate Devotion, Legionnaire, and Rotation. Rizzo is also a member of Cavalera Conspiracy, a side project with the co-founders of Sepultura, Max and Igor Cavalera. The band released their debut album Inflikted in 2008, Blunt Force Trauma in 2011 and Pandemonium in 2014. In March 2015, it was announced that Rizzo was playing guitar for Misfits. His only show with the band so far took place at Dutch Comic Con. In June 2016, he joined Dead by Wednesday as a second guitarist.

While primarily regarded as a metal guitarist, Rizzo's solo work demonstrates an interest in a wide range of styles, combining elements of hard rock, metal, jazz, classical and flamenco guitar. 2007 saw him headline his first US tour to sell out venues across the country. In 2008, Rizzo's two solo records were released under Shrapnel Records and are available on iTunes (

Rizzo was endorsed by Peavey and Yamaha, and traveled the world undertaking clinics for Peavey when his tour schedule allowed. Rizzo, as of 2009, is endorsed by B.C. Rich. A signature seven-string Stealth model has been built for him and made available for to the public as an import model in 2010. He has the using PRS SE Custom 24 seven-string guitars. He currently uses a Washburn seven-string single-cut guitar.

In 2004, Rizzo created the indie Phlamencore Records with younger brother Luke. Since has released two sampler CD's (international distro) and three full-lengths.

Rizzo grew up in Carlstadt, New Jersey,[1] where he attended Henry P. Becton Regional High School.


Committee of Thirteen

  • Self Titled (2004) (Phlamencore Records)


  • Coretez EP (2003) (re-released in 2011 on iTunes through Phlamencore Records)

Ill Nino


  • Vampire Girl (2015) (Misfits Records)
  • Zombie Girl (2015) (Misfits Records)


  • Prophecy (2004) (Roadrunner Records)
  • Dark Ages (2005) (Roadrunner Records)
  • Conquer (2008) (Roadrunner Records)
  • Omen (2010) (Roadrunner Records)
  • Enslaved (2012) (Roadrunner Records)
  • Savages (2013) (Nuclear Blast Entertainment)
  • Archangel (2015) (Nuclear Blast Entertainment)
  • Ritual (2018) (Nuclear Blast Entertainment)


  • Marc Rizzo (2004) (Phlamencore Records)
  • Colossal Myopia (2006) (Shrapnel Records)
  • The Ultimate Devotion (2007) (Shrapnel Records)
  • Legionnaire (2010) (Phlamencore Records)
  • Singles Collection (2015) (Phlamencore Records) (split with Inpsychobleedia)
  • Rotation (2018) (Combat Records)

Cavalera Conspiracy

Instructional DVDs with Rock House

Guest appearances

  • 2003 - Violent Delight - Transmission (WEA) (guitar on Shattered and All You Ever Do)
  • 2007 - Divine Heresy - Bleed The Fifth (Roadrunner Records) (guitar in the intro of Rise Of The Scorned)
  • 2010 - Cloak Dagger - Argila (Phlamencore Records) - digital single available on iTunes
  • 2011 - Benjamin Woods - Vision (Flametal Records) (guitar on Quicksilver and Pistolero)
  • 2011 - Cloak Dagger - Cascañata (Phlamencore Records) - digital single available on iTunes
  • 2011 - Practice To Deceive - Dysfunctional Interdependence (Self released)
  • 2012 - Cloak Dagger - Ale' Sofi (Phlamencore Records) - digital single available on iTunes
  • 2012 - Strife - Witness A Rebirth (6131 Records) (guitar on In This Defiance)
  • 2012 - Practice To Deceive - Dysorder & Dysease (Self released)
  • 2014 - Flametal - Flametal (Self released)
  • 2015 - Sean Baker Orchestra - Game On!! (Shredguy Records) (guitar on Shrapnel In Your Ear)
  • 2016 - Dead by Wednesday - The Darkest of Angels (EMP Label Group) (guitar on The Surgeon)
  • 2016 - Pulse8 - Follow Me to Hell (lead guitar on Follow Me to Hell)


  1. ^ Gramlich, Barry. "In his free time, Rizzo formed a Committee", The Record (Bergen County), January 28, 2005. Accessed December 18, 2007. "The hardest-working guitar player in the business? Marc Rizzo of Carlstadt is a contender."

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