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About Sazzad Arefeen

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Sazzad's Story

Sazzad Arefeen is a complete rock musician. He is a celebrated guitar player, a songwriter, a composer, a lyricist and also a music-producer. He is an award-winning sound engineer from Bangladesh. His Guitar School ‘Guitar never Lies’ is a household brand itself, among the rock guitar enthusiasts of the country! Sazzad took guitar at a very early age and formed his first band Metal Maze while he had been in class 7! In 2001 he joined Warfaze, the dinosaur or Bangla rock fraternity. In 2006 he formed De-Illumination, the first Symphonic  Rock initiative from the land, released its debut album ‘Onibarjo’, which secured two prestigious awards ‘ best band (Critic’s Choice) and best sound engineer in the 7th Citycell Channel I Music Award’, the most popular music award of that time.  A number of songs from the album became instant hits among the rock music enthusiasts.

Sazzad’s prolific quality as a composer and songwriter are evident in his works for Warfaze (Moharaj) and De-Illumination (Onibarjo) albums. As a music-producer, he also initiated two compilation band albums with aspiring rock bands from Bangladesh and West Bengal, India.

 

Later on Sazzad Stepped into international Release with his new Band Ground-Force, The Band released  3 volume concept album written in Both in English and Bengali Dated  August 2021. The album Was covered by hundreds of Global news blogs and Radios. Check out Ground-Force here.

Sazzad released a guitar instrumental album in 2016 titled Operation Angrymachine. See more here. It was the first guitar instrumental album from Bangladesh holding the concept story of our Liberation War of 1971. Later this was released by Symphonic Distribution is 2022 Global Remaster Edition . 

​Sazzad’s musical prowess are evident in these albums: 

Check out Albums Section.

Sazzad is a much respected guitar instructor. In 2001 he started Sazzad’s Guitar Guidance which he later renamed as Guitar Never Lies. It’s still actively mentoring scores of budding rock guitarists of tomorrow, both online/offline. Many of his former students have already made it big in the local rock scene. GNL, over the time, has become a brand itself.  See more: http://guitarneverlies.com/

​Sazzad is the first endorsed musician and official artist of the international brands ‘Schecter Guitars’ (since 2018) ,Blackstar Amplifications (since 2016) and StringJoy (Since 2022) from Bangladesh!

  • Born in Jan 29th,1981 at Dhaka,Bangladesh

  • Started Guitar in 1994 while in school at grade 7

  • Formed Metal Maze 1995

  • Won BEST GUITARIST OF BANGLADESH award in 2001,BENSON N HEDGES star search competition,Bangladesh.

  • Joined Warfaze 2001

  • Started SazZad’s Guitar Guidance in 2001 Renamed later as Guitar Never Lies on 2010[ http://guitarneverlies.com/]

  • Formed De-illumination in 2006.

  • Started working as A sound engineer as well from 2008

  • Joined ABC Radio Bangladesh as Contributor producer and host of GUITAR NEVER LIES from 2010

  • 7th CityCell Channel i Music awards: BEST BAND(by critic) and BEST SOUND ENGINEER(by popular choice) for De-illumination’s ONIBARJO in 2011

  • Selected as the official artist of Blackstar Amplification first time ever from Bangladesh 2016

  • Selected as the official artist of Schecter Guitars first time ever from Bangladesh 2018

  • Ground-Force :The band started with Sazzad Arefeen on guitars in 2020

  • Ground-Force Released a 3 Volume Concept album titled “Tree of Life”, written in Both English and Bangla and distributed with world wide press coverage in 2021, First time From Bangladesh.

  • Sazzad got Endorsed by StringJoy in 2022. 

Influences:

Nightwish,Kamelot,Dio,Judas Priest,Iron Maiden,Manowar, Stratovarius, Testament,Symphony-X,Deep purple,Joe Satriani,Dokken,,Angra,Pantera,Black Sabbath,Savatage,Overkill,Queensryche,Dio,Van Halen, Metallica,Circus Maximus,Firewind,Epica