Kris Norris

Guitarist at Shadow Domain

I’ve been loving the amp sim so much that I’m not only using it for reamping, but also simply for just jamming! It sounds amazing right out of the box. It’s as easy on the resources as it is on the ears. The NeuralDSP plugins have found their way into almost every stage of production I’m currently involved in, even down to a writing template with them on every guitar and bass track from the start. I’m also just as impressed with the company as I am with the software giving constant fixes, updates, and listening to customer ideas. I’m looking forward to everything that they release and will always be implementing them in current works.


Darkglass Ultra Plugins

Fortin Nameless Suite


Proud of this #impactstudios #builtformetal

—— Impact Studio ? We’re excited to welcome Kris Norris Official to the Impact family as our first officially endorsed artist! ?

Kris has played in such groundbreaking acts as Official Darkest Hour, Threat Signal, God Forbid and Joey Jordison’s Scar The Martyr. As a seasoned producer, he will be using our Inferno and Avalanche bass libraries as part of his studio arsenal going forward. Be sure to follow his Instagram to see how he makes use of them…

I’ve solely used EMG pickups my entire career. From the 909x all way to the 57/66 sets they’ve never failed me in tone, durability, and set up. They have such a wide variety of options and combinations for every tonal need I’ve ever come across ether it be live or in the studio.

EMG Gear used:

57/66 set for 6,7,8 string guitars 81/85 sets for 6,7,8 strings 909x 808x

Proud to be part of GHS Strings Family

Always wanted to be part of their Artist Roster as there are only positive things to say about this company!

GHS Artist Page


After 20+ years of playing and never-ending search for ‘my tone’, I have found it!

Dark Blood

An all around crushing yet refined sound from the very first use.

So on the Xerosun production, I’ve been using some of the Panda Sound sessions and drums. Been using mostly Shokran and Plague Reborn with a touch of Sequence of Discord. The drums fit perfectly into the mix whether it be a demo, preproduction, or the final versions. The mix ready sessions are ideal to mock up the demos for the band to hear a polished result even before the final mix takes place. And panda bass just sounds massive whether you are programming bass from scratch or supplementing a tracked DI. Highly recommended! Panda Sound Store