Lead Vocals / Guitar / Bass

Ryan Russell is an American musician and songwriter born in Jonesboro, Georgia. He’s also co-founder of Fanghorn and plays an intricate role in the creative direction for the band.

Ryan’s experiences, talents and exceptional abilities have brought Fanghorn to a whole new level both musically and artistically. One of his main desires is to serve as a positive role model and leader within the metal community. His extraordinary life bares witness to others that there’s always hope in overcoming life’s challenges and adverse situations. This is something that he’s led to share with those who he encounters.

Ryan’s inspired by guitarists such as (in no order): Eddie Van Halen, Jimmy Page, Jerry Cantrell, Woody Weatherman, Pepper Keenan, Tony Iommi, and Zakk Wylde. His other musical influences include Corrosion of Conformity, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, Mastodon, High on Fire, Black Label Society, and Iron Maiden. This diverse music background translates into the unique and heavy style that he brings to the band.


GUITARS: Gibson Explorer, Les Paul and custom (self) built guitars.

HEADS / AMPS: Peavey 5150 and Peavey 5150 II heads. Currently use Peavey full stack cabinets.

PEDALS: Various Boss, MXR, and Way Huge Pedals.