I have been playing guitar since I was 12 years old (about 8 years now).
What was the first concert you ever went to?
The first concert I went to was Summer Sanitarium in 2003. It was my first time seeing Metallica. Seeing them play inspired me to pick up a guitar.
What gear do you use?
Guitars: Jackson SLSMG w/ DiMarzio pickups, Washburn X-50 w/EMGs Amps: Randall T2 and Bugeral 333XL
Who was your biggest musical influence growing up?
Kalmah has been my biggest musical influence. They are a melodic metal band from Finland and have inspired me to created melodic music metal of my own. I love the perfect combination of melodies and heavy guitars with keyboards.
Are you in a band? Have you been in bands?
I am currently in the band Crepuscle. We have been working on recording our album for about a year and half. We haven't played a show under this name or lineup but we will very soon. We play melodic death metal with symphonic elements.
You're stuck on a desert island and only get to bring one album with you. What do you pick?
Although Kalmah is my favorite band, I also love Equilibrium. I would choose their masterpiece Sagas because it would be perfect for a tropical desert island setting due to their tropical sounding influences on the album. I would never get tired of it. I first heard it back in 2008 when it came out. I love the arrangements, the mix, and all of the influences on present in the music.