Lead guitarist for Evanescence who also played for the choice metal band Chilly. He is became a member of in Evanescence by vocalist Amy Lee, tempo guitarist Troy McLawhorn, drummer Will Hunt and bassist Tim McCord. He became a member of Evanescence following the earlier guitarist Ben Moody stop the group. There is chat among Limp Bizkit enthusiasts that Balsamo will be the alternative to their departed guitarist Wes Borland. He was raised in Tampa, Florida. He co-wrote a lot of the tracks on The Open up Door recording, along with vocalist Amy Lee.