Guitarist Markus Johansson has had an interesting musical journey. This guy is just a guy. A guy who has forged his own way with an album with so many metal allumni that it looks like it was set up by everyone in the music business. Nope. Just Markus. This is a PERFECT example of musical "DIY". Truly inspirational. His band Sylencer released an album in 2012 with around twenty musicians involved...and if you're into metal you've probably heard of most of them.
From the wikiweb: "For A Lethal Dose of Truth, Sylencer's album, Johansson produced and called on some of hard rock and metal's most gifted musicians to lend their chops to the recordings. The featured guest list on A Lethal Dose of Truth includes Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater), Rob Caggiano (Anthrax, Volbeat), Brendon Small (Dethklok), Andy LaRocque (King Diamond), and Gene Hoglan (Testament), with nearly a dozen other current and former members of Iced Earth, Jag Panzer, Cynic, Helloween, Halford, Chimaira, Death, contributing as well."
Then...his new band 4arm. Sheesh. Seriously? Based out of Australia, Markus picked up a leg as the lead guitarist. Then 4arm opened for Slayer and Gojira for a while. After an exit from their front man Danny Tomb, they called Markus to be the new frontman. 4arm has a new album called "Survivalist" due out this year. Super excited to see what happens for our new friend next.
Music by Sylencer and a little dab of Modest Mouse on top.
Markus site: http://www.johanssonshreds.com
4arm has a Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/4ARMofficial
Modest Mouse droppings can all be found at http://modestmouse.com
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