Trans-Siberian Orchestra's Mark Wood: Making Electric Violins Cool(?)



I usually don't advocate watching Flash intros on Web sites, but Trans-Siberian Orchestra electric violinist Mark Wood is intense. Seriously intense. We're talking jagged lightning bolts, hair Slash would kill for, and shredding. Intense, serious shredding. Anyone who made fun of him growing up was probably pwned right away. Why, I think local triumphant instru-metal side project Thor Axe -- who are opening for this week's feature folks Riddle of Steel on Friday (more on that tomorrow) -- could use his talents.

Here's the site.

-- Annie Zaleski