Since about 1999/2000 ,I started off by learning a bunch of Silverchair , Helmet and Kerbdog songs
What was the first concert you ever went to?
Fear Factory in Dublin in 2001 , It was the first time i saw a band that to me were absolute gods up close for the first time, no longer on my tv and in magazines.
What are you looking for from Fandalism?
Im looking for a way to promote my music (past and present) and find similar artists with similar interests.
What gear do you use?
For Thoughts Of Ruin im currently still using my Jackson SLSMG Soloist with EMG 81-85 pickups (Which ive been using since the 'Reclaim The Throne' album sessions in 2007) ,Ive also just added a Yamaha AES520D6 to my rig since the newer songs are at a lower tuning and i didnt feel a 7 string was needed .
for Mindriot(mt) im using my old Ibanez Sz520QM that i picked up in New York in 2004, Ive also added a Harley Benton Te-40 as a backup .
All of them going through a Mesa Boogie single rectifier
Who was your biggest musical influence growing up?
I started listening to grunge / hard rock , bands like Silverchair and Helmet , then i heard Korn, which lead me to heaier things .
Are you in a band? Have you been in bands?
Ive been in many bands over the years, My first band was a metal one called 'Within' , from there it was Revenant/Thoughts Of Ruin, then iBURN , Trayus , Sixth Extinction and My Own Cult (with the guys from Mindriot) im currently playing guitar for Mindriot as well as a reformed Thoughts Of Ruin
If you could jam with anyone, who would it be?
Dimebag Darrell (just have him solo over riffs for about 7 hours) even not just jamming , to hang out with and spend time with him , he was an inspiration in more than a musical way .
What's the biggest audience you ever performed to? What's the smallest?