Sazzad Arefeen (Guitarist at Ground-Force) is a complete rock musician. He is a celebrated guitar player, a songwriter, a composer, a lyricist and also a music-producer. He is an award-winning sound engineer from Bangladesh. His Guitar School ‘Guitar never Lies’ is a household brand itself, among the rock guitar enthusiasts of the country!
Sazzad took guitar at a very early age and formed his first band Metal Maze while he had been in class 7! In 2001 he joined Warfaze, the dinosaur or bangla rock fraternity. In 2006 he formed De-Illumination, the first Symphonic Rock initiative from the land, released its debut album ‘Onibarjo’, which secured two prestigious awards ‘ best band (Critic’s Choice) and best sound engineer in the 7th Citycell Channel I Music Award’, the most popular music award of that time. A number of songs from the album became instant hits among the rock music enthusiasts. See more: https://music.apple.com/gb/album/onibarjo/872511424
Sazzad’s prolific quality as a composer and songwriter are evident in his works for Warfaze (Moharaj) and De-Illumination (Onibarjo) albums. As a music-producer, he also initiated two compilation band albums with aspiring rock bands from Bangladesh and West Bengal, India.
Sazzad released a guitar instrumental album in 2016 titled Operation AngryMachine. See more: http://www.sazzadarefeen.com/oa/. It was the first guitar instrumental album from Bangladesh holding the concept story of our Liberation War of 1971.
Sazzad’s musical prowess are evident in these albums: http://www.sazzadarefeen.com/category/albums/
Sazzad is a much respected guitar instructor. In 2001 he started Sazzad’s Guitar Guidance which he later renamed as Guitar Never Lies. It’s still actively mentoring scores of budding rock guitarists of tomorrow, both online/offline. Many of his former students have already made it big in the local rock scene. GNL, over the time, has become a brand itself. See more: https://guitarneverlies.com/
Sazzad is the first and only endorsed musician and official artist of the international brands ‘Schecter Guitars’ (since 2018) and Blackstar Amplifications (since 2016) from Bangladesh!