| Terry Balsamo|
| October 8, 1972 (age 43)
Tampa, Florida, U.S. (1972-10-08) |
Evanescence, Cold, Limp Bizkit
Evanescence (Since 2003), Limp Bizkit (1995), Cold
Alternative metal, Nu metal, Post-grunge
Fallen, Evanescence, The Open Door, Anywhere but Home, Year of the Spider
Tim McCord, Will Hunt, Troy McLawhorn, John LeCompt, Ben Moody
Terry Balsamo Wikipedia
Terry Philip Balsamo II (born October 8, 1972) is an American guitarist. He is the guitarist of alternative metal band Cold and former guitarist for Evanescence. Balsamo is noted for his onstage expression of his fondness for Michael Myers of the Halloween film franchise.
After a quick run with the early line-up of Limp Bizkit in 1995, Terry joined up with fellow Jacksonville rockers Scooter Ward, Sam McCandless, Jeremy Marshall and Kelly Hayes, of the band Cold in 1999.
Terry remained with Cold writing and recording with them for their albums 13 Ways to Bleed on Stage (2000) and Year of the Spider (2003). Terry also appeared alongside Staind, in Staind's MTV Unplugged performance in 2001. Near the end of his stint with Cold, the band joined Evanescence as an opening act on the 2003 Nintendo Fusion Tour.
Balsamo briefly re-joined Cold for their early 2009 reunion tour. According to a post on Cold's Facebook page on July 8, 2016, Terry has returned to the band, and they will begin recording their next album in August 2016.
When Evanescence's guitarist Ben Moody left the band during their European tour, Balsamo filled in for Moody on stage. When Cold's future suddenly came into question, Balsamo jumped ship, signing on for good with Evanescence. He has also become a songwriter with lead singer and songwriter of Evanescence, Amy Lee.
Balsamo can be seen and heard most prominently in Evanescence's live album, Anywhere but Home (2004) and on the band's studio album The Open Door (2006). He has become Amy Lee's main collaborator for Evanescence and co-wrote most of Evanescence's 2nd album The Open Door including the album's first single, "Call Me When You're Sober", and third single "Sweet Sacrifice". He was also recording Evanescence's self-titled third album that was released in October 2011.
On August 7, 2015, it was announced on the band's Facebook page that Terry had parted ways with Evanescence, to be replaced by Jen Majura.
In November 2005, Balsamo suffered a stroke. The doctors informed him that it was a result of a blood clot in his neck, possibly a result of headbanging on-stage. As a result of his injury, he began using his dreadlocks as a stage act by shaking them and bringing them forward while standing still, so as not to create too much movement and thus avoiding further problems.BOSS Ph-2 Phaser or BOSS Ph-3 Phase Shifter
Evanescence - guitar (2003–2015)
Cold - guitar (1999–2004, 2009 tour only, 2016-present)
Shaft - guitar (1996–1999)
Limp Bizkit - guitar (1995)
13 Ways to Bleed on Stage (September 12, 2000)
Year of the Spider (May 13, 2003)
Anywhere but Home (November 23, 2004)
The Open Door (October 3, 2006)
Evanescence (October 11, 2011)