BRIAN WALTERS (GUITAR)
Meet our guitar demolisher. Ready to bring down a solid asteroid of rhythmic riffs. Ready to downstroke so fast, it will generate heat and melt down the foundations of your nearest stage. Known from the band CO3, he is ready to throw his guitar up while downstroking and let it rain down like an asteroid!
"I loved rock music when I was a child, because my parents listened to Radio Veronica, an 80's and 90's channel. I especially loved songs with killer solos. When I was 11 years old, I wanted to make music. I always wanted to be a drummer, but you know, being a drummer is a rich kid's hobby. A close friend of my mother had an acoustic guitar which I could borrow if I took lessons. Then I found a guitar teacher who teached a friend of mine. Sadly I learned next to nothing in the two years I wasted my time there. When I joined highschool, I met people who listened to metal. From Metallica and Megadeth, to Iron Maiden. Needless to say, when I heard it I wanted to play these songs. Especially Metallica. The melodies, the riffs and the solos made an impact on me, but my guitar teacher only wanted to teach me blues licks and songs. I eventually left and started picking up lessons from Vladimir Spisiak, where I still take lessons. He's a very good teacher and he wanted to help me play everything I wanted.
MY FIRST ESP LTD EXPLORER
When I started downstroking on my borrowed acoustic guitar a lot, the bridge broke apart. It was then when I bought my first ESP LTD Explorer when I joined college. It was here where I started to add to my musical taste. I listened a lot to Avenged Sevenfold and Metallica, but wanted more. I started to listen a lot to power metal, symphonic metal and even melodic death metal. This also started to positively affect my guitar skills, since these kinds of bands often require a lot of technique and skill. My first bands were cover bands but I wanted more. I was asked to join CO3 in Gouda, it was my first serious band and when jammed alongside them, they were very positive of me. They also made their own music and wanted to do a lot of gigs. So I joined them.
After playing a lot of years with them and a few gigs, I wanted to make more challenging music. When I met Jeremy in college, he asked me a few times to join Fearwell, but I didn't want to because I only wanted to be in one band at the time. I also thought I wasn't ready to make this kind of music yet. When I left CO3, Jeremy asked me again to jam together in 2019. We started to play Children of Bodom and some Fearwell songs and he asked me to join again . I started learning Well of Fear, Creature of the Night and Philosopher's mind. I then became part of Fearwell. Now I am ready to bring down my solid asteroid of rhythmic riffs to you, for you."
"I used to be an adventurer like you, then I took an arrow in the knee." - Skyrim Hold Guard
Sonata Arctica, Sabaton, Stratovarius, Twilight Force, Avenged Sevenfold, Metallica, Blind Guardian, Cain's Offering, Children of Bodom, Dragonforce, Dream Theater, Hammerfall, Symphony X, Powerwolf, Toto, Genesis, Phil Collins, Mike Oldfield, Fleetwood Mac, Bryan Adams, Talk Talk, Maggie Reilly, Matias Kupiainen, Herman Li, Sam Totman, Jani Liimatainen, Philip Lindh (Lynd), Tommy Johansson, Synyster Gates, James Hetfield, John Petrucci, Michael Romeo, Alexi Laiho, Steve Lukather and much, much more.