(Ellefson / Arthemis / Andy Martongelli)


Guitarist, songwriter, guitar teacher and music producer, Andy (Andrea Martongelli) belongs to the Hard Rock / Heavy Metal world since 1999, when the Metal band Arthemis starts their career.

From 1999 to nowadays Andy recorded with his band Arthemis and other bands (Ellefson, Ellefson-Soto,Power Quest, Killer Klown...), several Metal albums, constantly touring and performingat some of the greatest World Rock-Metal events, establishing himself as a Rock-Metal guitarist but also as an eclectic musician and great songwriter.

So far, with Ellefson Band, Arthemis and other bands previously mentioned, Andy toured Europe many times as well as United Kingdom, Japan and U.S.A. as opening act for bands like Slash feat. Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators, Megadeth, Airbourne, Saxon, Dragonforce, Helloween, Adrenaline Mob, Manowar, Cradle Of Filth, Gus G (Ozzy Osbourne / Firewind), George Lynch (Lynch Mob), Within Temptation, Freedom Call, Reb Beach (Whitesnake), Glenn Hughes and many others; Andy also performed at some of the biggest world events as Hellfest (France) Download Festival (Donington-UK), Wacken Open Air, Bloodstock Open Air UK, Hammerfest, Hard Rock Hell UK, Hammerfest UK, Gods Of Metal, Hard Rock Hell Ibiza, Japan Headlining Tours, European tours, MetalDays, Gefle Metal Festival, Ibanez Guitars Tour, Namm Metal Jam @ Whisky A Go-Go (U.S.A.) (…& many other european tours and festivals).

During his career as solo artist Andy shares the stage with several iconic Rock guitar players touring as opening act or jamming with musicians like Steve Vai, Marty Friedman, David Ellefson, Jeff Scott Soto, Guthrie Govan, Paul Gilbert, Michael Angelo Batio (Manowar), Kiko Loureiro (Megadeth / Angra) , Andy Timmons, Rowan Robertson, Frank Gambale, Gus G (Firewind, ex-Ozzy Osbourne) , Reb Beach (Whitesnake, Winger) , George Lynch, Marky Ramone (Ramones), Ola Englund, Vinnie Moore, Andy James …& many more) showing great stage presence, creativity and showmanship. His creative process and technical approach on Guitar keeps changing and evolving through the years making his style, guitar riffs and solos, a real trademark for many fans & Guitarists around the world.

Andy has released instructional Guitar DVDs & books (YOUNG GUITAR Metal lessons, Music-off Heavy Guitar Lessons, The Metal Injection, Suonare nello stile di Yngwie J. Malmsteen, 50 Heavy Metal Monster-Licks), as partner with many guitar magazines, recording studios (as session-guitar player, producer for Rock and Metal bands), music schools (Andy is the head of the Rock-Metal Guitar Department of "MMI Modern Music Institute" with over 50 schools in Italy). Andy is also a Guitar tutor and does guitar masterclasses and workshops around the world on a regular basis (Namm Show USA, Frankfurt Musik Messe, Musicians Institute "MI Japan", London Guitar Show, Second Hand Guitar, Music Italy Show…) and is a very productive musician, always hungry for new musical challenges day by day, carrying on his mission with new tours and creating songs that inspire thousands fans. New tour dates will be announced soon!