DAN SPITZ aka THE HEAVY METAL WATCHMAKER.
The worlds only Master Watchmaker of Complications Specialist & Multiple Grammy nominated musician walking our planet.
Anthrax Reunion Tour:
On or around 2006 Mr.Spitz was called to duty for a reunion of the original Anthrax members to play to sold out arenas once again. Returning briefly to bask in the limelight of success with his band mates of Anthrax from 2005-2008 Dan had to step away from the Master Watchmaker bench and pick up his guitar to send his love of music to his countless fans. This was no small feat to say “yes” to when asked by his former band mates. Leaving an entire second career behind temporarily of this magnitude and accomplishment was a very hard decision to make.
Festivals in Europe with attendance of 50,000 to 250,000 were normal occurrences once again for Dan and his band.
Post Anthrax Reunion Tour:
Shortly after the birth of his twin boys, Dan was contacted by his long time friend and former President of both Cartier and Chopard, Mr.Thierry Chaunu, who had taken a new Presidential position at the new luxury brand Leviev. Dan agrees to be the sole Master Watchmaker of Complications Specialist for all of North America for the new luxury brand Leviev. Owned by one of the richest men in the world and the richest Isreali citizen, Leviev global is also the World’s largest producer of diamonds and mines the largest diamonds known to mankind.Working on human works of mechanical art in his private service center for large manufacturers of luxury timepieces (as well as for private collectors) is a dream come true for Dan.
Dave Mustaine (Megadeth) & Dan Spitz (Anthrax) Join Forces:
Red Lamb was a new band collaborative effort coming from Dan Spitz and Dave Mustaine (Megadeth) that launches a sound that represents the struggle, the determination and fight within human flesh to succeed and overcome. Together they have sold around 80,000,000 albums and acquired approximately 15 Grammy nominations and one Grammy. A band like no other on a mission like no other before them. Once again Mr.Spitz is paving uncharted territory.
Dan is a Father to identical mirror image twin boys with Autism who were NOT born with Autism, as well as his two daughters. The decision to use his God given gifts of music and TIME to bring awareness globally to this disorder and to show the world the strength of Christ within this Orthodox Jewish believer. A first for the music industry at this level.
Post Red Lamb:
From the noise of loud amplifiers blasting on arena stages to the quiet silence of the tic-toc of a half million dollar + luxury timepiece for the wrist, Dan Spitz is truly a one and only unique individual of many challenging accomplishments. The worlds only Master Watchmaker of Complications Specialist and multi Grammy nominated musician walking our planet.
Dan locked himself up and set his goals on learning an entirely new rare instrument called a Weissenborn Lap Slide guitar as well as other square neck Resonator ti-cone Lap Slide guitars. A Weissenborn instrument is only played by a hand full of professional artists. Ben Harper being the artist who has brought the resurgence of this instrument to mainstream levels. With a foundation of Louisiana Swamp lap slide guitar, the southern flavor of Duane Allman’s and Derek Trucks reminiscence, and the pounding hands of Dan Spitz if he decides to play this instrument live it will certainly bring forth something spectacular.
Dan Spitz 2016 :
Composing for Film . Television . Gaming . Mixing & co-Producing a worship album for the Christian record label insite records
Dan Spitz 2017 :
One more step in getting the Dan Spitz timepiece into production.