Knapp's neoclassical metal guitar album "The Architect of Paradox" was released on 9/9/16 via the Crushing Notes label. The album showcases Knapp's love for 80's Shrapnel shred and the album is finding it's fanbase among fans of Yngwie, Macalpine, Vinnie Moore and Marty Friedman to name a few. Many listeners consider this album to be Knapp's best to date. You can pick up the album directly from crushingnotes.com, Alliance, Amazon, Red Stream, Moribund, Shredguy, Cd baby, Cd Universe and more. Supporters; the best thing you can do is DEMAND your record shop to carry the album, it is in the catalogs, it is accessible anywhere albums are sold- but you must be a pain in their ass!!!
Crushing Notes Entertainment and Knapp are working out a deal to re-release Onward's fourth album "New Fathoms Down" in a professional digi-pak version. The album was originally released by Shredguy Records as a limited run pro-cdr- but the fans of the album demand a pro silver disc so we will oblige. Stay posted as that will most likely see a release in early 2017. Waxen and Toby Knapp interviews are coming in the actual print magazines "The Convivial Hermit", "Akkeldama Zine Brazil" and the online magazine/metal news site "Metal-Rules". We will print and provide links here when those are available.
Pandora Internet Radio recently added stations for Waxen and Where Evil Follows! The Waxen station is excellent and streams Show No Mercy/Hell Awaits era Slayer, Dissection, Burzum, Emperor, Darkthrone, Satyricon, Blut Aus Nord and many other excellent darkened metal bands. The "Where Evil Follows" channel features artists like Overkill, Flotsam & Jetsam, Hammerfall but sometimes modern groove metal, metal core and bands like Bullet For My Valentine show up- make sure to give that music a "thumbs down" when you are listening.
The mighty Colombian label, Iron Goat Commando, has just released a split cd featuring Hellripper and Fetid Zombie titled "Prophecies of Ruin". Once again famed illustrator/artist/musician Mark Riddick invited Knapp aboard to provide some guest guitar work on the FZ material. Ripping and relentless old school Death Metal with a blackened touch. The album cover is pictured above- simply click on it and follow the link to order. Knapp has more plans with Fetid Zombie in the coming months.
Lots going on here so you will see more consistent updates! All pages on the site have been modified or changed. Onward fanatics check the apparel page for some killer shirts available from Germany's Pure Steel Records!
June 24th 2016 was the release date of Waxen's third album "Weihung Auf Satan"- Knapp's one man Black Metal unit. Hitting the streets worldwide through Moribund Records, the album has already caused a stir of controversy in the metal scene. "Fans will love it or hate it and that's how it was intended, Black Metal was created to make the listener uncomfortable and that's exactly what "Weihung Auf Satan" has accomplished." Check out the video for "In Harm's Way" on the music page!
An in depth and fair look at the album comes from popular blogger "Angry Metal Guy"- follow link to read : ANGRY METAL GUY REVIEW
MORE KILLER WAXEN REVIEWS:
METAL TRENCHES: READ REVIEW
AVE NOCTUM: READ REVIEW
ECHOES AND DUST: READ REVIEW
DEAD RHETORIC: READ REVIEW
THE DIRTY ROOM: READ REVIEW
METAL SUCKS: READ REVIEW
TREBLEZINE: READ REVIEW