Tony Choy

Real Name:
Antonio Choy
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Tony Choy is a jazz-oriented bass guitar player born in Cuba, living in Florida, USA. He is internationally known mostly from (technical) death metal projects, he plays jazz, funk, big band and is also well known as a latin pop musician. He was one of the first bass players who introduced elements like Slap & Pop and two-handed tapping to extreme metal.

He joined Cynic (2) in 1989 and played on two demo tapes in 1990 and 1991. As a guest musician he played bass for Pestilence on the 1991 album "Testimony Of The Ancients" and some live gigs. He also recorded Atheist's "Unquestionable Presence" after original Atheist bassist Roger Patterson died in a car accident. He became full time bass player of Atheist in 1993 for their album "Elements" and left Cynic.

After Atheist split up 1994 Tony primarily made latin pop. As songwriter, producer, musician and singer he worked with several known artists of the genre. He plays bass guitar in a band called Area 305 and has done background vocals for Juan Gabriel; Julio Iglesias and others. As a solo artist he was nominated for a Grammy (Album of the Year 2004). He can be seen as percussionist in clubs around Miami.

Tony reappeared in the metal scene around 2006 as Atheist reunited for some live dates and also took part in Patrick Mameli's project C-187 on the album "Collision". As Patrick announced the reformation of Pestilence in 2008 Tony also joined, this time as a full member. He played on Pestilence - Resurrection Macabre and the accompanying Tour but left the band in October 2009 because of his other projects. Tony will be on a new Atheist album and his latin pop band Area 305 also scheduled a new album this year.
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Vocals

0883 10072 2 Tony Choy - Area 305 album art Area 305 Area 305 - Area 305(CD, Album) Univision Music Group 0883 10072 2 US 2002 Sell This Version

Instruments & Performance

Tony Choy - Demo 1990 album art Cynic (2) Cynic (2) - Demo 1990 Epidemic Records (6) US 1990 Sell This Version
Tony Choy - Testimony Of The Ancients album art Pestilence Pestilence - Testimony Of The Ancients (Album) R/C Records 1991 Sell This Version
Tony Choy - Unquestionable Presence album art Atheist Atheist - Unquestionable Presence (Album) Active Records (3) US 1991 Sell This Version
none Cynic (2) Cynic (2) - Demo 1991(Cass, S/Sided, Promo) Roadrunner Records none US 1991 Sell This Version
Tony Choy - Elements album art Atheist Samba Briza (as Choy) Atheist - Elements (Album) Music For Nations UK 1993 Sell This Version
Tony Choy - Mind Reflections album art Pestilence Testimony (Live) and 8 more… Pestilence - Mind Reflections (Comp) Roadrunner Records, Roadrunner Records Europe 1994 Sell This Version
0883 10072 2 Tony Choy - Area 305 album art Area 305 Area 305 - Area 305(CD, Album) Univision Music Group 0883 10072 2 US 2002 Sell This Version
Tony Choy - Consuming Impulse / Testimony Of The Ancients album art Pestilence Pestilence - Consuming Impulse / Testimony Of The Ancients (Comp) Roadrunner Records Netherlands 2003 Sell This Version
Tony Choy - Collision album art C-187 C-187 - Collision (Album) Mascot Records (2) Europe 2007 Sell This Version
Tony Choy - Resurrection Macabre album art Pestilence Pestilence - Resurrection Macabre (Album) Mascot Records (2) Europe 2009 Sell This Version
RR7040 Tony Choy - Unquestionable Presence: Live At Wacken album art Atheist Atheist - Unquestionable Presence: Live At Wacken(CD, Album + CD, Comp) Relapse Records RR7040 US 2009 Sell This Version
none Tony Choy - Cultivation album art Synkronizity Synkronizity - Cultivation(File, MP3, Album) Not On Label none US 2012
Tony Choy - The Core album art Illuminati (13) Sea Of Consciousness Illuminati (13) - The Core (Album) A&A Records Romania 2013 Sell This Version
VIC129CD Tony Choy - Presence Of The Pest (Live At Dynamo Open Air 1992) album art Pestilence Pestilence - Presence Of The Pest (Live At Dynamo Open Air 1992)(CD, Album) VIC Records VIC129CD Europe 2016 Sell This Version
Tony Choy - Uroboric Forms (The Complete Demo Recordings 1988-1989-1990-1991) album art Cynic (2) Cynic (2) - Uroboric Forms (The Complete Demo Recordings 1988-1989-1990-1991) (Comp) Century Media US 2017 Sell This Version
08 Tony Choy - SM album art Strike Master Strike Master - SM(Cass, Album, Ltd) Disturbio Producciones 08 Peru 2017 Sell This Version
SM Tony Choy - SM album art Strike Master Strike Master - SM(CD, Album) Strike Master SM Mexico 2017 Sell This Version
SOM 461 Tony Choy - Original Album Collection album art Atheist Atheist - Original Album Collection(CD, Album + CD, Album + CD, Album + CD, Album + Co) Season Of Mist SOM 461 France 2018 Sell This Version

Writing & Arrangement

Tony Choy - Unquestionable Presence album art Atheist Atheist - Unquestionable Presence (Album) Active Records (3) US 1991 Sell This Version
Tony Choy - Testimony Of The Ancients album art Pestilence Soulless (as Choy) Pestilence - Testimony Of The Ancients (Album) R/C Records 1991 Sell This Version
Tony Choy - Elements album art Atheist Samba Briza (as Choy) Atheist - Elements (Album) Music For Nations UK 1993 Sell This Version
Tony Choy - At Death's Door II album art Various Uroboric Forms Various - At Death's Door II (Comp) Roadrunner Records Japan 1993 Sell This Version
MCD11 Tony Choy - Metal CD Collection 11 album art Various Elements (as Choy) Various - Metal CD Collection 11(CD, Comp) Northern & Shell Publications, MCD Magazine MCD11 UK 1993 Sell This Version
0883 10131 2 Tony Choy - Hay Que Cambiar album art Area 305 Que Linda Morena Area 305 - Hay Que Cambiar(CD, Album) Univision Music Group 0883 10131 2 US 2004 Sell This Version

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