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Tom Hess

Tom Hess

Real/full name:
Tom Hess
Place of birth:
United States (Chicago, Illinois)


Hess is an American guitarist, famous for his online guitar lessons. He began playing guitars in 1986 and got two music degrees, after which he started to teach guitars also in clinics, lessons and workshops throughout the U.S.A.

Along with Rhapsody of Fire and HolyHell Hess has recorded albums and toured the world between 2005 and 2013; moreover, in the '90s he founded his instrumental ...


Rhapsody of Fire founder Alex Staropoli said that he saw Hess "playing on stage several times and was always impressed by his great stage presence and his way of playing". When Hess recorded Rhapsody of Fire songs Staropoli stated that he "was blown away, [...] could feel that strong presence in between every single note".

Hess recorded a never-released 3-songs demo in 1991 with his high ...


Guitars (1995-present)

2000 Opus 1 Guitars, Bass, Keyboards
2003 Opus 2 Guitars




Guitars (2005-2008)

2007 Demons, Dragons and Warriors (Split) Guitars
2007 Live in Bulgaria Kaliakra Rock Fest (Split video) Guitars (lead) ( track 7,8 )
2007 Apocalypse (EP) Guitars

Rhapsody of Fire

Guitars (2011-2013)

2011 Aeons of Raging Darkness (Single) Guitars (rhythm)
2011 From Chaos to Eternity Guitars (rhythm)
2013 Live - From Chaos to Eternity (Live album) Guitars


2000 Opus 1 Producer
2003 Opus 2 Engineering, Mixing, Producer, Art concept
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