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An icon, a globetrotter, an innovator and an outstanding performer, Federico Ágreda Álvarez is a multi-talented award winning keyboardist, DJ, composer, producer and remixer, best known for his Rock infused Electronic Dance Music one-man-DJ project Zardonic, seamlessly encompassing Glitch Hop, Breakbeat, Electro House, Dubstep, Drum & Bass and Hardcore Techno with shredding Metal guitars and commanding vocals. Donning one of the Top 10 Best DJ Masks in the World, Zardonic has peaked at #1 on Beatport Drum & Bass, and Amazon's Hard Rock & Metal Bestsellers, with original releases in Skrillex's own OWSLA imprint, uk's legendary renegade hardware, Dieselboy's Planet Human, AK1200's Big Riddim Recordings, and now exclusively signed with multiplatinum label entertainment One Music and released in Japan through JVC Kenwood Victor Entertainment Corporation.
Having remixed Platinum selling british legends Bullet For My Valentine, crème de la crème Industrial rock pioneers Nine Inch Nails, Billboard top charters Pop Evil, Norwegian black metallers Gorgoroth, Ukranian pop rockers Semargl, Japanese metalcore revelation Crossfaith, award winning producer Celldweller and UK electronic rock pioneers The Qemists, while getting remix treatments from Heavygrinder, Black Sun Empire, Neonlight, State Of Mind, Evol Intent, Counterstrike, The Outside Agency, and producing the debut album Freakshow by New Jersey shock rockers American Grim as well as the comeback album of the legendary New York metallers Eve To Adam, Ágreda represents an undeniable genre-defying force that relentlessly pushes all boundaries and standards of the mainstream and the underground scene, never settling for any rules, and pioneering the sound that is now predicted by the curators as the future of music.
Together with the voice of Mikey Rukus, he created the single "Bring It On" as the official theme for NBCSN World Series Of Fighting, and appeared live on national television during WSOF 22 at Planet Hollywood Hotel & Resort and during the Combate Americas event at The D Casino in Las Vegas on September 17, 2015. Not content with that, Zardonic is also featured in the video game Warlocks Vs Shadows, placing him among the exclusive ranks of such musicians turned game characters as Michael Jackson, KISS, Queen, 50 Cent, Iron Maiden, Journey, Britney Spears and Savant.
Since 2001, Ágreda has been awarded in his homeland Venezuela as a Best Keyboardist at the Metal Hecho En Venezuela Awards 2002-2003, Best Metal Act at the DistorXión Awards 2013, Best DJ at the Unión Rock Show Awards 2015 and Artist Of The Year at the Unión Rock Show Awards 2016. His tour history includes headlining events in 37 countries from his native country to the United States, México, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panamá, Colombia, Ecuador, Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Portugal, Spain, France, Switzerland, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Italy, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Poland, Ukraine, Latvia, Estonia, Finland, Romania, Bulgaria, Belarus, Russia, Sri Lanka and Japan, with an incredibly loyal and enthusiastic fan base, calling themselves Zealots, that continues to grow to this day together with hundreds of millions of plays on YouTube including the more than 100,000 fan uploads from all over the world. His highly anticipated album Antihero, which released September 18th 2015, has seen the most amount of sales in his career, placing him in the Top lists of Tower Records Japan together with the likes of Simple Plan, Megadeth, and Dream Theater, which led him to perform on the Main Stage at the legendary Japanese Metal Festival Loud Park held at the 35000 capacity Saitama Super Arena, together with the likes of Scorpions, Whitesnake, Nightwish, Shinedown, Sixx A.M and Dokken. At the moment, his prolific genius continues to craft banger after banger with the release of several new remixes and albums for artists of all genres as he tours the world, bringing back the glory to his passionate fans.
"The fact that Zardonic does this all without a live band is fascinating and amazing." -Alice Roques, Rock Revolt Magazine
"Skrillex meets Slipknot" -Yori Sugiyama, JVC Kenwood Victor Entertainment Corporation
"The missing link between metal and Electronic Music." -Hypetrap
"Pendulum meets The Prodigy meets a sledgehammer right in your face!" -Jeryl Wilton, Infectious PR
"Fresh sonic mayhem pushed to the next level." -Lenny Dee, Industrial Strength
"The second coming of Ministry meets Knife Party." -Michael Diasio, Evol Intent
"Zardonic quite literally runs the gamut from Big Room House to brutal, guitar shredding Metal" -ClubHead.TV
"Think along the lines of Deadmau5 donning corpse paint and getting out on stage with capable musicians." -Metal Injection