Chris Poland

Floyd Rose Original, Stone Tone Block

Chris Poland is probably best known as the former lead guitarist for Megadeth, a group he was asked to rejoin several times, but Chris had been a well known L.A. area fusion player prior to his stint with Mustaine’s group.  He has since continued to solidify his reputation as an exceptional songwriter and guitarist, leading such projects as his solo debut,Return to Metalopolis, A&M Records’ Damn the Machine, and Mumbo’s Brain.  In addition to his main group OHM:, Chris has also done side-projects with members of famed jamband, Umphrey’s McGee (OHMPHREY) and Columbia Records recording artist, sax player, Frank Catalano (PolCat).  He is also an in demand session player appearing on recordings with such diverse artists as Ice-T, Queensryche, Flotsam & Jetsam, Jeff Loomis, and Redemption.

Chris’ clean, overdriven tone, and legato phrasing make him instantly recognizable.  His unique style can be partially attributed to an injury to his index finger on his fret hand. This injury forced him to develop a style that includes smoothly phrased passages and wide intervallic leaps.