SaD European Metallica Tribute Mattia Montin

Mattia Montin

Grown up with a classical course of study (he played transverse flute for 9 years) during teenage years he fell in love with electric guitar and started growing his true Metallica passion in the latest nineties.  

Singer and guitar player of a grunge band, in the early 2000s he spent some years writing his own music (recording 2 EPs) and playing some cover songs but once the band split in 2003 he decided to start a brand new project, to only play Metallica songs. In the era where social networks and smartphones didn’t exist yet, he was continuously growing up his love for Metallica, attending their shows at every chance but especially dedicating them all his musical career. 

Last among the founder members, since 2004 Mattia put all his love in SaD band, his only and unique project. The LOVE for Metallica is still his best passion. 

Equipment used on stage:


  • ESP Explorer MX250 II – Black – (1996)
  • Esp Explorer MX250 II – White – (2005)
  • Gibson Les Paul Custom – Black – (2008)
  • Ken Lawrence explorer – (2022)
  • Gibson Flying V – White – (2022)

Voice & Monitors:

  • Shure Super 55 BLK – Pitch Black edition
  • Shure SE315 CL (In-Ear Monitor)


  • Mesa Boogie Triaxis (All Tube Preamplifier)
  • Mesa Boogie Strategy 400 Stereo
  • Mesa Boogie 4×12 Traditional (cabinet)
  • Rane PE17 Parametric Equalizer
  • Boss GT-6 Multi FX (MIDI + send/return)
  • Mooer GE300 Lite (PA direct)


  • Sennheiser EW100 G3 (guitar)
  • ING 30T (In Ear Transmitter)
  • XVive U2 (for flight travels) 


  • Delrin custom picks 1.0mm
  • Levy’s Leather guitar strap
  • Strings: Ernie Ball 2215 Skinny Top Heavy Bottom 10/52 

Today SaD members are: