Posts Tagged ‘Toby Knapp’

Akercocke + Hecate Enthroned + Kill For Company @ The Underworld, London

November 11th, 2017

Akercocke + Hecate Enthroned + Kill For Company

@ The Underworld, London

October 28, 2017

Review and photography by Thomas

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Toby Knapp’s AFFLIKTOR release date and track list unveiled

October 5th, 2017

Oct. 20th India’s Transcending Obscurity Records will release guitarist Toby Knapp’s latest work worldwide: the self titled album, Affliktor, which Knapp performed and produced in it’s entirety.


Transcending Obscurity comments on the album:

Toby Knapp

Toby Knapp

“Guitar legend Toby Knapp who has been involved in the creation of extreme metal music since the early 90s is here with his new band AFFLIKTOR. Playing scintillating black/thrash metal with wicked licks and seamless solos, Toby explores the genre and revitalizes it with his fresh outlook. It’s uncommon to see mind-bending guitar playing while staying true to the raw and underground aesthetic of the style. The majestic artworks made by Mark Riddick only portray the dark and ambitious nature of AFFLIKTOR. The vision behind the band is unheralded in all its experimental, convoluted glory. Black/thrash metal never sounded this exciting.”

Knapp further comments on the recording:

“The Affliktor album was not intended to be a shredder album at all simply because I’m not a “shredder”. The solos I think are kinda cool though because they have a certain “devil may care” attitude. They are reckless, violent and all were first takes done in a few hours. The guitar playing is coming more from a Trey Azagthoth, Jeff Hanneman attitude than say, Steve Vai or someone truly considered virtuosic. I think there is some creativity here possibly because this is a Black/Death Metal album approached completely thinking out of the box. I have a band in place should Affliktor need to do any gigs as there has been alot of inquiries regarding that”.

The track listing is as follows:

1. Storms of Demogorgon
2. Born to the Breeder
3. Backwards Into Hell
4. Chaos Magick Totality
5. Burn the Earh
6. The Singularity
7. Planet Rogue
8. Nothing Shall Arise
9. Pazuzu Invoked

Album samples can be heard here:

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Toby Knapp

January 30th, 2017

Interview with Toby Knapp

Conducted by Robert Williams

Affliktor logo/album art courtesy of Mark Riddick

The ever prolific shred god otherwise known as Toby Knapp remained busy throughout 2016 releasing a new solo record “The Architect Of Paradox” in addition to the third full-length album “Weihung auf Satan” from his one-man, black metal project Waxen. Toby also started a new thrash metal band in Affliktor who at the time of publication Affliktor recently signed to Transcending Obscurity Records and will also have a track on the Crushing Notes Records compilation album “The Tyrants of the Apocalypse”. We caught up with Toby who was nice enough to briefly step away from his insanely busy schedule to talk metal with us and he brought us up to speed on all things “Knapp”.

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Interview with Guitar God, Toby Knapp

September 8th, 2014

Interview with Guitar God, Toby Knapp

by JP


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ONWARD – Missing Album “New Fathoms Down” Released!

June 27th, 2014
ONWARD – New Fathoms Down

ONWARD – New Fathoms Down

Shredguy Records has officially released Onward’s “missing” album fourth album New Fathoms Down.

“This album is for the Onward audience and dedicated to the late Michael Grant. As promised, we are happy to bring you Onward’s “New Fathoms Down”! It’s complete.” states guitarist Toby Knapp who has spent the last few weeks restoring the album. The vocals and music were originally recorded in raw demo form in 2002 and Knapp re-tracked instruments this year.

Order the CD here:



New Fathoms Down tracklist:

“New Fathoms Down”
“Front Line Away”
“The End Of Loneliness”
“I Will Be Waiting”
“Sleeper’s Island”
“The Ghosts Of Might Be Madness”
“The Day That Nothing Died”
“Runaway Day”
“Enemy 9”


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June 24th, 2013

Toby Knapp

Interview with Toby Knapp

Conducted by Robert Williams

Shred god Toby Knapp returns with his new solo album “Static Warfare” emerging like a blazing phoenix from the ashes of a challenging number of years during which time original Onward vocalist Michael Grant unexpectedly passed away halting any future musical activities under the Onward banner. After relocating in New York in hopes of  taking Godless Rising to the next level,  the gifted guitarist next turned his focus into creating a new solo album.  Taking a look at everything happening around him in the world “Static Warfare” became the most fitting title for the new solo album as the ever present threat of nuclear war continues to dominate the headlines. “Static Warfare” assaults the listener with an all encompassing barrage of heavy six-string artillery. Toby recently took the time from his busy schedule to speak with about “Static Warfare” as he and Shred Guy Records prepare for the album’s much anticipated release.

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April 7th, 2009

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Toby Knapp

Interview conducted by Robert Williams

From his early beginnings at Shrapnel Records with his debut offering "Guitar Distortion", through his impressive run as a Century Media recording artist with his power metal outfit Onward; Toby Knapp remains a force to be reckoned wit in the underground metal community. Fresh off an ill fated tour as a session guitarist for the Swedish melodic death metal band Soilwork, Toby is as busy as ever working on music for Godless Rising, continuing his solo legacy and as you will soon learn has become a staunch defender of "American Metal" sure to leave some Swedish counterparts – ahem – pissed off…

Originally planning to meet in San Antonio on his birthday during the Soilwork tour, I received word from Toby himself that he would have to cancel as he left the road after the Canadian dates. Toby did however make time in his hectic schedule for the following chat…

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