Society 1 Announce New Guitarist

After trying out guitarists for several months, Society 1 has just announced they have found a new guitarist.

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After trying out guitarists for several months, Society 1 has just announced they have found a new guitarist. Los Angeles native, Eric Franklin will be joining Matt "The Lord" Zane, Dirt, and Sic Rik on guitars.

Raised by his parents on Beethoven, Bach and the Star Wars Soundtrack, guitarist Eric Franklin started his musical journey on the piano at age six. Taught by Juilliard graduate Emilia Guastella, Eric studied classical music for 6 years.

By the age of 12 however, hearing the sounds of Black Sabbath, Van Halen, Guns N? Roses and Led Zeppelin blast from his sister's stereo, Eric eventually craved to learn music of a louder persuasion and his longing to play the guitar could not be stopped. Eric's first public show will be on Dave Navarro's Spread Entertainment which will air Aug 8 on maniatv.com.

You can check out some exclusive footage here.

Society 1 recently released Live And Raw exclusively through iTunes.

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    jamstation
    first heard this band on headbanger's ball.. loved that song, but couldn't find their music anywhere! they really need some more exposure..
    Jondy
    ummm, I guess he has some skill? but I personally thought that solo was a joke. it looks like something I might do to make fun of shredders. The use of wah was random and didn't go with the... melody? there wasn't really any discernable melody harmony or rhythm in there just a stream of really fast notes and he has this look on this face like he's wailing a 2 measure blues note.
    KoRnyKenny
    I saw Society 1 at Download Festival 2005. The lead singer performed the whole set in mid air being held up by hooks that were stuck into his back. It was totally amazing. I guess that's the main reason I remember who they are, haha.