Producer and songwriter, Dan Weller, originally found fame in one of the UK’s most influential metal bands, SikTh.
SikTh formed in 1999 and released their first EP in 2002 entitled ‘Let the Transmitting Begin’ with a follow up EP ‘How May I Help You?’ also released in 2002. In 2003 SikTh released their debut full-length album ‘The Trees Are Dead & Dried Out Wait for Something Wild’ which went on to sell 30,000 copies in UK, Japan and Australia. In support of this record SikTh performed at Download Festival in Derbyshire and travelled to Japan to support metal giants Anthrax and Killswitch Engage and Fuji Rock Festival after.
SikTh recorded and released their second full-length album ‘Death of a Dead Day’ in 2006. The album charted at 55 in the UK Album Charts. After singer Mikee Goodman and Justin Hill announced their departure from the band in 2007, SikTh finally announced they would be disbanding in 2008. During 2009 their popularity started to grow again as a new micro-genre known a ‘djent’ started to gain in popularity with several artists in this genre publicly stating SikTh as an influence.
During SikTh’s hiatus, Dan Weller and band mate Justin Hill teamed up as a production partnership that ended amicably in 2010 so they could focus on solo production careers. Together they owned Wellerhill Studios in Old Street, London. Dan has produced records for Enter Shikari, Young Guns, Rise to Remain, Gallows and Blitz Kids to name a few.
Dan also co-wrote a film score for a short film and the music for a CBBC show ‘Ed and Ouchos Transmission Impossible’.
In his current studio Dan Weller uses a Farida A-62CE in a natural finish complete with onboard Fishman electronics