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Welcome to the official website of guitarist/composer Toby Knapp. Since being discovered by world class guitar talent scout Mike Varney in the early 90's, Knapp has went on to record several albums for prestigious labels such as Shrapnel Records, Century Media, Shredguy and Moribund Records to name a few. Knapp is known as a significant force in multiple Metal genres such as Progressive, Traditional Metal, Black Metal and Death Metal. Knapp's work has earned him a modest fanbase of listeners who have sought him out in the underground and have been audience to a unique, unpredictable and entertaining musical journey. The Journey continues and this is the official source for news, music, merchandise, performances, pics and archives of the past.  



 

 



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SPRING 2015 UPDATES 

Toby has remained very busy this year with a variety of new projects and impending releases. The debut album of his new band/project, Where Evil Follows and their Moribund Records debut "Portable Darkness" sees a worldwide release March 31st. Pre-release reviews have been very positive and the number of units pre-ordered indicate the album may be a traditional metal highlight of 2015. Currently, the "band" only consists of Knapp and bassist/vocalist Dean Sternberg. If the band can secure a stable line-up- there may very well be a number of shows kicking off in the Portland, Oregan area by late summer. Interested bassists and drummers feel free to contact us through this page. If an actual band does not materialize, the WEF duo plan on writing and recording a follow up later in the year- schedules permitting.

Knapp recently layed down a barrage of searing guitar solos for Fetid Zombie that will be released on a split cd with FZ and Demonic Rage this year. Fans of Knapp's guitar work are well advised to be on the lookout for this as this showcases some of Toby's most fiery and technically precise soloing to date! Last year Knapp was a guest on Fetid Zombie's full length album "Grotesque Creation" which was recently released. Other guest guitar solo spots Toby laid down in 2014 have now surfaced in great new records; The Sean Baker Orchestra's "Game On" and the Solium Fatalis release "The Undying Season"- both albums considered among the best of 2015 for their respective genres.

Knapp has recently begun recording the third Waxen release hot on the heels of 2014's "Agios Holokauston". The music has been written and tracks are now being laid down for this yet untitled album that will be issued once again through Moribund Records- possibly by late summer! Expect more of the same warring Nuclear Black Metal seething with negative energy. Finally, Knapp is raiding the Onward vaults once again to compile live footage of the band for a special DVD. The disc will contain four early 2000 era Onward shows as well as a solo gig promoting "Guitar Distortion" from 1993. Knapp and Shredguy Records plan to begin work on the project soon.
 
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EXHUMED FROM ANCIENT ANALOG CRYPTS! CLICK COVER TO BUY NOW!

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WAXEN'S 2ND ALBUM (FIRST FOR MORIBUND RECORDS!) ORDER NOW!

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Progressive Metal Instrumental debut from Knapp and Markus Johansson! Click cover to buy!

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Finally, Onward's never heard fourth album surfaces! Click cover to order!

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CLASSIC ONWARD NOW AVAILABLE ON LP!

ALBUM OUT!

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Knapp's Traditional/Speed Metal assault sign with Moribund! Click logo for press release!

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Knapp in recent issue of Asia's largest guitar publication, Gitar Plus.

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WAXEN INTERVIEWED IN RECENT ISSUE OF "AGAINST"!

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Toby interviewed in August issue of Bulldozer Mag!

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Link to Shredguy Records

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