I began playing guitar around the age of nine and haven’t turned back since. Currently, I’m NEITHER‘s publisher via Corpus Callosum Music, as well as 1/5 manager and songwriter.
I was raised on Metallica (old-school stuff, not their new bullshit), Master of Puppets, Slayer, Testament, Overkill, and things like that but I’d say my first major guitar influence was Randy Rhoads–I’ve always liked the rhythm with lead fills style of playing. There have been far too many other more recent influences to list here but I’ll get around to writing up some posts on the topic at some point for that. A few bands I’ve been listening to lately are Cryptopsy, Hate Eternal, Origin, Emperor, Marduk, Dark Funeral, Decrepit Birth, Gogol Bordello, The Legion. Mmmm yeah, that’s about all I got for ya’ at the moment!