Michael Wöß, also known as RISTRIDI, is a 25 year old metal guitarist and sound engineer based in Munich and Darmstadt, Germany.
At the age of 11, Michael was introduced to Metallica and was immediately hooked. After taking guitar lessons for about 3 years and delving deeper and deeper into metal music, he decided to continue playing and learning the guitar self-taught. Now, after over 11 years of playing the guitar, Michael has become a very technically advanced guitar player who is known for his clean and error-free, yet passionate, lead playing.
In 2009, Michael uploaded his first cover video to YouTube. Knowing that he wanted to pursue a career in music, Michael focused on building his YouTube channel; it has now grown to feature over 200 uploaded videos, 8500 subscribers and 1.4 million views.
Michael’s first band projects, called ReBorn and Zenithal Drought, each had a very different approach; ReBorn was a local music group in which he played his first live gigs, whereas Zenithal Drought was merely a studio project, collaborating online with friends all over the world. ReBorn and Zenithal Drought each released one demo before breaking up.
In 2012, Michael joined the Blackened Death Metal band Sektor from Landshut. The band has released two albums thus far, both of which feature Michael contributing highly technical lead guitar work. The band is still active today and is currently working on its third release.
After a long period of inactivity with his own composition, Michael returned to writing music after facing a personal crisis in early 2017. Thus, the project OMEGA POINT was born. The first album of OMEGA POINT, called “The Descent”, has a very dark tone. By deciding to produce it all on his own, he learned a lot about recording, mixing and mastering. The second album „ISOLATION“ was released later in the same year.
Deciding to pursue a career in music and audio production, he enrolled at University of Applied Sciences in early 2018 to enhance his knowledge about music and sound production. Check out https:/w-audio.com for production enquiries.
In February 2020, Michael officially joined the freshly reunited Dark Metal Band „Agathodaimon“ under the Stage Name „Nakhateth“.