Guitarist, Vocalist, Producer, Composer, Oudist Donnie Maynard Christianson, aka Circuit Scream, blends rock, metal, soundscapes, and electronic music to create a unique brand of scifi-inspired ambient-electronic guitar rock, often pitting melodic, bowed electric guitars against a backdrop of soundscapes, grinding synth bass and Marshall-driven rhythms cranked to 11.
Donnie is strongly influenced by virtuosic guitar gods like Joe Satriani and Steve Vai, composers Howard Shore & Jeremy Soule, Scandinavian metal artists Nightwish, and in recent years Celldweller. His vocal work with Silverwing showcases classic metal influences reminiscent of powerhouse singers like Geoff Tate and Rob Halford.
Donnie’s latest release, DarkScapes, is a 39-song ambient/electronic project that includes some tracks generated entirely via software from the album’s various artwork. He is currently recording a new instrumental guitar album, Visions, and a brand new Silverwing album with a new lineup of the band.
DarkScapes Volume One
The full DarkScapes album is available in 3 versions, and features alternate versions of tracks, demos, art paks, and if you order the Ultimate Edition, it’s 3 full albums + the bonus tracks for a total of 39 tracks (!).
Hit the links below to choose your version of the album – you’ll be able to stream and download it right away, and get full access to the content & bonus items.
39 dark ambient music tracks
Digital Art & Wallpaper Paks
Ultimate Collector's Edition
39 Tracks – you get 3 full albums featuring alternate versions, demos, remixes, and more – including music generated from the various artwork created for the DarkScapes series. Download Content includes digital art paks, desktop & iPhone wallpapers, and a PDF booklet with behind the scenes content & art. If you want the full DarkSCapes experience, this is the album to order.
The Deluxe Edition features bonus tracks, demos, digital art content, PDF booklet, and desktop & iPhone wallpapers.
The Standard Edition includes all 4 DarkScapes Chapters, a selection of bonus tracks, PDF booklet, and desktop wallpaper featuring art from the series.