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Milan Polak

  • Name: Milan Polak
  • Management: www.suefish-promotion.de
  • Official Website: www.MilanPolak.com
  • MySpace: www.myspace.com/milanpolak
  • YouTube: www.youtube.com/milanpolak
  • Facebook: www.facebook.com/milanpolakofficial


Throughout his career guitarist extraordinaire Milan Polak has already played with Falco, members of Guns n' Roses, Billy Sheehan (Mr. Big, Steve Vai), Marty Friedman (Ex-Megadeth), Dimebag Darrell (Pantera) a.m.o.

He was featured in "Guitar for the Practicing Musician" as well as on several CD samplers of the world's best guitarists such as M. Varney's "Guitar On The Edge - The World's Hottest Guitarists" (with the likes of Steve Vai, Greg Howe and Marty Friedman). His two instrumental albums "Dreamscapes" and "Guitar Odyssey" received overwhelming praise & great reviews worldwide and stayed in the top seller charts of guitar9 for months. The jazz/fusion CD "J.A.M." reached number 2 in the UK Jazzwise Charts.

His album "Straight" featuring Milan Polak on vocals as well, was recorded with high-class musicians (who played with the likes of Malmsteen, Dreamtheater, Vai, Steve Lukather, Glenn Hughes, George Lynch) in NY and received great feedback worldwide, e.g. "Album of the Year" (Netherlands) and "Album of the Month" (Italy). Other nominations were "Top 10 Albums of the Year" (Italy), "Top 30 releases of 2007" (UK) and "Best Guitarist of 2007" (UK). The renowned English "Fireworks Magazine" voted the song "The Glowing Of A Cigarette" no. 2 of the "Top 200 songs of 2007".

Milan Polak also co-wrote and played all the guitars on the album "Bastard" (Nuclear Blast) for the German band Subway To Sally in 2007, which entered the German album charts at 7 and was voted "Album of the Month" by Germany's biggest metal magazine "Metal Hammer". Above all, their song "Auf Kiel" won the German "Bundesvision song contest 2008".

In May 2008 Milan Polak was voted one of the world's 50 fastest guitarists by "Guitar World Magazine".

In June 2009 Milan Polak released his new vocal album "Murphy's Law" which immediately entered the Guitar9 "Most Popular Vocal" charts at no.1 and stayed there for several weeks.

In 2010 a collaboration with DJ/producer Drooid resulted in the EP "Aurora/Moon Dance" (Shah-Music Digital).

In April 2011 Milan wrote a song called "End Of Time" for the Lion Music Japan Benefit Project "Embrace The Sun". The song features him on vocals & guitars as well as Kip Winger (Alice Cooper) on bass, Dennis Leeflang (Lita Ford) on drums, Pete Lesperance & Harry Hess of Harem Scarem on guitars & backing vocals as well as Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal of Guns n' Roses who added another guitar solo.

Milan is also the author of the series "Guitar Heroes - Real Technique" and annually teaches master classes and band coaching at the University of Music & Art, Vienna.



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