Anthony Anzaldo

Anthony Anzaldo is a guitarist and founding member of punk band Ceremony and live guitarist for ’80s pop sensation Taylor Dayne. He practices a vegan and straight edge lifestyle and currently resides in Oakland, California.

Bio

There are multiple artists with this name: 1) Ceremony is a hardcore punk band from the San Francisco Bay Area that formed in 2005. http://www.ceremonyhc.com 2) Ceremony is a Post-Punk/Shoegaze band from Fredericksburg, Virginia, featuring two members of Skywave. Their next release is slated to be released in Mid April. 3) Ceremony is a rock band based in Australia with a worldwide release of their debut album available early 2008. 4) Ceremony was a short lived dutch death metal band that hybridized thunderous New York death metal with Scandinavian death metal. 5) Ceremony was a short-lived rock band, created by Chastity Bono, Cher's daughter, in 1993. Ceremony released one album, Hang Out Your Poetry, in 1993. The band featured Bono on vocals, acoustic guitar, and percussion. Other members were Heidi Shink a/k/a Chance, Pete McRae, Steve Bauman, Louis Ruiz, and Bryn Mathieu. All the songs except one were written or co-written by Bono, Heidi Shink, and Mark Hudson. There are no synthesizers or digital effects anywhere on the album. 6) Ceremony was a Dutch new wave band in the mid-eighties. Young and moody they played some short but impressive gigs. 7) Ceremony was a Death/Thrash Metal band from the USA now split-up (previous band of Morbid Angel lead singer Steve Tucker). They only released one demo ("Ceremony"), which was recorded again on a MCD ("The Days Before The Death") in 2000. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.

Talks

Anthony Anzaldo (Ceremony) Talks Corners’ Maxed Out on Distractions

By Anthony Anzaldo | November 21, 2014

Anthony Anzaldo (Ceremony) Talks Corners’ Maxed Out on Distractions

Fed-up with watered-down trend-chasers, Ceremony's guitarist finds something real with Los Angeles' Corners.

Anthony Anzaldo (Ceremony) Talks VNV Nation’s Transnational

By Anthony Anzaldo | February 4, 2014

Anthony Anzaldo (Ceremony) Talks VNV Nation’s Transnational

While I would love to say that I became aware of the pioneering industrial group VNV Nation through following the Wax Trax! discography from the...

Anthony Anzaldo (Ceremony) Talks the New Flesh’s Reality

By Anthony Anzaldo | July 22, 2013

Anthony Anzaldo (Ceremony) Talks the New Flesh’s Reality

About six months ago, the Oakland Metro opera house hosted the Subversion Vol. 1 festival. I was unable to attend any of the three-day festivities...

Anthony Anzaldo (Ceremony) Talks Depeche Mode’s Delta Machine

By Anthony Anzaldo | April 4, 2013

Anthony Anzaldo (Ceremony) Talks Depeche Mode’s Delta Machine

There are two questions I always hear when a well-established artist releases new music long after their acclaimed heyday. These questions and...

Anthony Anzaldo (Ceremony) Talks the XX’s Coexist

By Anthony Anzaldo | March 1, 2013

Anthony Anzaldo (Ceremony) Talks the XX’s Coexist

In the 90’s, my father was a record promoter for Elektra and MCA Records. He was assigned a certain region of the country and would go to...