Víctor de Andrés (17-01-1983) Cacabelos, el Bierzo.
Childhood and classical guitar studies
Since childhood, he was always closely linked to the art of music because of his father's family. His father, uncle and grandfather were amateur musicians. His grandfather Francisco de Andrés, whom Victor received his second name. At the age of nine he began his musical adventures with the violin but soon realizes that his instrument is missing a couple of strings and began studying classical guitar.
In his childhood he starts to known the musical works of the best Swedish guitarist of all time: Yngwie Malmsteen. He becomes one of his guitar heroes because of their great classic feeling that young interpreter has. At that point, Victor convinces his family to buy him his first electric guitar at the age of 12.
Youth and professional studies of electric guitar and music
During his youth, Victor played in Rock bands like "Seda Negra" or "Manitoba", in Ponferrada, Spain. During this period, he learnt new musical concepts and something that many artists overlook: feeling. After years, he increased his perception of music and begins to be interested in guitarists of the highest quality and virtuosity as Joe Satriani, Steve Vai and John Petrucci. In 2000 he contacted with Tony Hernando, guitarist Saratoga, and decided to go to study with him to Madrid, Spain.
That very same year, he had to work to pay their studies and eventually, he found work in MCD Records, recording tracks for other artists, including most notably Raul Rodriguez and Lizzy Breil among others. Later that summer, he contacted the group from Salamanca (Spain) "lcazaba" being a part-time guitarist until the end of the year. After that, he returns to Madrid with Tony.
Work as a session guitarist
Later that time, he returns to Leon, where he associated with two former classmates and a former teacher forming the band "Tears of Ice", a band of diverse musical tendencies.
In December 2002, Victor began teaching at the "Hermanos Carralero Sanchez School of Music" while he is still forming himself attending to jams, master classes and clinics with many of his idols such as John Norum or Slash. The musical madness pounces on it and he spends the hollidays composing songs with enough material to edit his own record. That year he enters the Ipanema orchestra being his lead guitarist.
Work as a guitarist and professional musician
In 2003, he finally goes to MCD and recorded six songs on his own, having to play all the instruments by himself. During that year, he offers 12 concerts in small rooms and pubs, getting criticism from all perspectives, but with a positive balance.
In 2004 he recorded his first solo guitar album that did not arrive until July 19, 2005 under the name of "In Flames" with "Armando Records". This album blown allexpectations by opening new paths for his author and starts making music for radio, television and commercials.
In 2007, Victor returned to the battle and shapes several themes that do not take their final form until later that year, becoming his last self-produced to date, "Steel Symphony". This project has been the most acclaimed by the press and public, to the point of one of the his songs, "The Hills Calling", being including in the rock compilation "Metal Symphony", in the "Symphonic Archives" in the "Guitarristas.info Vol.3" Compilation, with several of the best Spanish and Latin-American guitarists.
In 2008, Victor builds his own cover band, "Winds Of Glory". In 2010 he joins Megara as full-time second guitarist, releasing Oubeos "in that year. From that point, Victor de Andres is in an uphill in his career.
In mid-2010, Victor becomes the first European endorser of Schecter Guitars in Spain and Europe. Also, on those dates, Victor becomes guitarist of Ñu, a legend Heavy Spanish band.