Saturday, February 14, 2015

The Iron City Rocks Pittsburgh Music Awards have named metal shred guitarist, Xander Demos, as their "Best Guitarist" for the second consecutive year. The fifth annual award winners were announced earlier this week.

MTS Management Group is happy to announce Xander Demos has been named "Best Guitarist" in the 2014 Iron City Rocks Pittsburgh Music Awards (PMA). This is Xander's second consecutive PMA win for "Best Guitarist."   Winners of the fifth annual awards were annou nced earlier this week, with the exception of the Hall of Fame Award, which Xander won last year.  Other winners includeStage AE (Best Venue), Drusky Entertainment (Best Promoter) and Chip Dimonick (Best Punk Band.)

Five nominees in each category were voted on by fans from around the world, with the nominee receiving the most votes being named the winner. Winners were announced on the Iron City Rocks website and facebook page.  For a complete list of the 2014 PMA winners, visit

"Thanks to Iron City Rocks and all that voted for me!" said Xander.  "Very honored to get this two years in a row.   It was a tough, tough competition, this year.  Congratulations to all of the are all extremely talented, and I'm humbled to win this."

Iron City Rocks is a nationally recognized podcast from the "Iron City" of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, that brings you the biggest and best interviews in Metal, Rock and Blues. Recent guests on the show include George Lynch, Dweezil Zappa, Joe Lynn Turner, and Richie Kotzen. For more information, visit

Based in Pittsburgh, Xander Demos is a rock and metal guitarist, who has performed and recorded with James Rivera (Helstar, Malice), Sabbath Judas Sabbath, Liberty N’ Justice, Ged Rylands’ Rage Of Angels, Modern Superstar, and others. His debut album, Guitarcadia was mixed by CJ Snare of Firehouse, and it received mass critical praise. Xander will release his follow up, Runways and Waterways in 2015.  Xander is featured on the Guitar Wizards Vol. 3 and 4 compilation, alongside members of KISS, Poison, Dio, Whitesnake, and more.  He will ap pear in the 2015 metal movie release, “Hair I Go Again,” featuring members of Motley Crue, RATT, Quiet Riot, Anthrax, Warrant, Stryper and many others. Xander recently opened for Guitar Gods, Tony MacAlpine and Richie Kotzen, and performed at NAMM Metal Jam. He is endorsed with Suhr, McNaught (makers of the XD Signature Guitar Models), Conklin and Brian Moore Guitars. For more information, visit

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