Dario Lorina

Dario Lorina

Dario Lorina is a young guitarist who has been making waves in the music industry. At age 16, he was recognized for his passion and what some may call exceptional talent and began touring with multi-platinum songwriter and Warrant front man, the late great Jani Lane. During that time Dario strongly created a reputation and name for himself as a player and gained the respect of many.  This has given him the opportunity to play with various notable artists. He has been touring consistently since 2006. 

“Dario Lorina, playing it the way it should be played”…Jani Lane (Warrant) 

In 2006 he was featured in an instructional video entitled “Rock Begins” which was targeted towards a younger audience and taught the basics of rock guitar. He’s received attention from major companies, USA and abroad, including the French guitar company, LAG, who has since invited him to the annual Musikmesse fair in Frankfurt, Germany for the past several years to work with the company on promoting their guitars. Dario was featured in Guitar Player Magazine, Europe's Guitare Xtreme Magazine, and Japan’s Young Guitar Magazine.  He’s performed for such charities as Rock Against Diabetes, Earth and Humans, and M.U.S.I.C, (Musicians Unite Supporting Innocent Children). 

In October of 2008, Dario joined Motorhead for a song live at the House of Blues in Las Vegas, NV. He is also featured in the Music Star Productions All Star DVD (2008) with George Lynch, Bruce Kulick, Jennifer Batten and Darrell Roberts as "Next Generation of Rock Guitar" with Dario Lorina and more.

“I think Dario Lorina is one Amazing guitar player! Having known him for many years, he never ceases to amaze me every time we hang out and jam! He blew me away when he played with us in Vegas. A true talent and an amazingly nice guy” ...Phil Campbell (Motorhead)

The Las Vegas All Stars (LVAS) is a project Dario was involved with in which featured Jizzy Pearl of Ratt and Love/Hate, Lez Warner of The Cult, and Mike Szuter of Magna Fi, Paul Gilbert Band and Blue Man Group. The band cut four tracks in tribute to ACDC. 

“He reminds me of a younger Paul Gilbert”…Eric Martin (Mr. Big) 

Dario also had a brief stint with an original band named KarnevaL which performed at Rocklahoma 2008, Vegas Rocks Magazine's 4th Anniversary Party and Nightmare Before Xmas Bash, and headlined Rock Against Diabetes 2008 along with guitarist Bumblefoot, LA Guns, Magnetico, Y&T and more. 

April of 2009 brought Dario to tour with Metal Blade Records recording artists and legendary American heavy metal band, Lizzy Borden, playing festivals such as the German, Keep It True and the American, Rocklahoma.  

“I just know all the Lizzy Borden fans around the world are going to be blown away when they see him play” ...Lizzy Borden

2010 began for Dario with performances at the 2010 NAMM Show.  Dario toured with Lizzy Borden consistently throughout the USA, Europe, Japan and UK headlining shows and playing festivals such as Rock N America (Oklahoma, OK), Wacken (Germany), Elsrock (Holland), Stockholm Rock Out (Sweden) and Hard Rock Hell (UK).

After touring worldwide with Lizzy Borden throughout 2010, the year began with appearances at the 2011 NAMM show and by joining Motorhead on stage for the second time at the House of Blues in Las Vegas, NV, January 29th, 2011, to accompany Phil, Mikkey, and Lemmy on the Motorhead classic “Killed by Death”.  The summer of 2011 brought Dario back on the road with Lizzy Borden and their “Summer of Blood” tour with dates across the U.S.A as well as in Canada.  November 2011 brought Dario to Mexico and Europe with Lizzy Borden on their “Death Takes a Holiday” tour headlining shows and playing festivals such as Hell and Heaven in Gudalajara, MX with Megadeth, Christmas Metal Fest in Lichtenfels, Germany with Saxon, Anvil & Lordi, and Hard Rock Hell in Prestatyn, UK with Ace Frehley and Black Stone Cherry.

2012 & 2013 Summer festivals with Lizzy Borden included Hellfest in Clisson, FR | Gods of Metal in Milan, IT | Headbangers Open Air in Hamburg, DE | Kavarna Rock in Bulgaria, and Skogsrojet Festival in Sweden.

"Dario performs with a passion and skilled technique that can be compared to early guitar heroes like Randy Rhoads and Eddie Van Halen"...Hard Rock Haven

In October of 2012, Dario created with Michel Lag a signature model LAG guitar.  LÂG Guitars, founded in 1980 and headquartered in Bédarieux, France, has created the Dario Lorina signature model guitar aptly titled the "Arkanator." A pure rock guitar, the Arkanator combines two powerful LÂG models, the Arkane, which Dario has toured with for several years, and the Imperator, to create a sound and style all its own.  Michel Lâg-Chavarria, founder of LÂG, had this to say: "Dario has been playing LÂG Guitars since 2006 and his signature Arkanator guitar will be manufactured in France and available worldwide in 2013. I am very proud of this!"

"Dario is living the dream and is the next guy to kick metal ass not only in Hollywood, but on the national scene."  ...Tanya Vece (The Horse Chronicals)

In April 2013, Dario signed his first solo record deal with Shrapnel Records, known for recording guitarists of extraordinary ability.  His debut solo album, a self-titled instrumental was released on September 10th, 2013.  

“Touring for over a span of seven years since age sixteen, first with late Warrant singer Jani Lane, in more recent years with Lizzy Borden and now with Black Label Society, metal guitar virtuoso Dario Lorina delivers his first solo recording. Growing up listening to guitarists such as Randy Rhoads, Paul Gilbert, George Lynch and Van Halen, Dario’s music harkens back to the glory days of high caliber shred guitar, the genre of which Shrapnel Records was a founding force.
Dario Lorina’s debut solo CD reveals a guitarist brimming with extreme musical ability. This guitarist brings more diverse influences into play than the average neo-classical riff monger. While technically proficient like all of the label’s guitar instrumentalists, Dario’s CD isn’t just about shredding. It’s an American guitar instrumental album having more in common with riffs reminiscent of Paul Gilbert, George Lynch and Van Halen than the European influence of guitarists such as Yngwie Malmsteen.
Dario’s debut CD is a powerful all-instrumental CD drenched in attitude-filled guitar work, backed by a thundering hard rock rhythm section.”

January 2014, Dario Lorina joined Black Label Society and has been touring consistently worldwide with Zakk Wylde and BLS.

Dario Lorina’s second instrumental record “Death Grip Tribulations” was released on February 24th, 2017 on the legendary Shrapnel Records, known for discovering and recording guitarists of extraordinary ability.  

Dario’s new record is a powerful show of songwriting infused with shred guitar, vintage modern influence, and a richly musical band consisting of long time musical partner Dan DC Conway (Drums), fellow Black Label Society band mates John JD DeServio (Bass) and Jeff Fabb (Drums), former Lizzy Borden band mate Marten Andersson (Bass), and features a song with guitarist Phil Campbell (Motorhead/Phil Campbell and The Bastard Sons).  Engineered and mixed by Fred Archambault, known for his work with Alice Cooper and Avenged Sevenfold, among others.  This record is a sheer embodiment of this high caliber guitarists vast skill set.

“Death Grip Tribulations makes it clear that Dario Lorina has become a force to be reckoned with, as at twenty seven years of age he draws from experience far beyond his years, creating a collection of songs built on forceful rhythms, strong melodies and an arsenal of advanced guitar chops.” -Mike Varney, Shrapnel Label Group

Metal guitar young blood, Dario Lorina began his professional career in 2006 at age 16 as the touring guitarist with the late Jani Lane (ex-Warrant).  At age 19, he joined veteran metal act Lizzy Borden whom he toured with for 4 years.  Dario released his first instrumental record on Shrapnel Records in September of 2013.  January 1st, 2014 he joined Black Label Society and has since been touring worldwide with BLS and Zakk Wylde, performing on both guitar and keys, most recently on Zakk Wylde's latest Book of Shadows II tour.  Read more...

At such a young age, Dario made an impact in the industry in an intense way and continues to carve his path.

“He has the skill and heart that reminds me of Randy Rhoads”…Sally Steele (Vegas Rocks Magazine)

Dario Lorina 2017 | Photo by Dustin Jack
Dario Lorina | Photo by Dustin Jack