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Gunther Theys

Origin: Diest, Flanders

AR member since: day 1 (late 80's)




Ibanez Ergodyne, five string
Marshall amplifier

Former bands:

Addix ('77 style Punkrock/cold Wave)
Subversion (Extreme Punk)
No Survivors (Oi!)
Capital Scum (Hardcore Punk)
Necrophilia (Black/Speed Metal)
All bands situated between the late 70's/early 80's.

Side projects:

  • Danse Macabre (Goth Rock/Wave/Industrial/Classical)
    (two albums: "Totentanz"-Mascot Records,
    "Eva"-HammerHeart Records)
  • Iron Clad (Heavy-Epic Metal/Medieval)
    (album "Lost in Time"-GoodLife/Soulreaper Records)
  • Lion's Pride (Oi!)
    (album "Stand and Defend"-Pure Impact Records)

Major influences:

To be avoided, authenticity must be the goal.
I will mention musicians who are handling the same instruments as I do and who I admire:
On bass: Jean Jacques Burnel (Stranglers), Steve Harris (Iron Maiden), Bruce Foxton (The Jam), Lemmy (Motörhead), Peter Hook (Joy Division), Dee Dee Ramone (Ramones), Roger Glover (Deep Purple), Paul Simonon (The Clash).
Some for their skill, others for their energy but all for their very own style.
Fave singers: Paul Di'anno (Iron Maiden), Ian Curtis (Joy Division), Gary Barden (Michael Schenker Group), Leonard Cohen, Stiv Bators (Dead Boys/Lords of the New Church), Carl (Blitz), Lemmy (Motörhead), Phill Mogg (UFO), Rainer (08/15), David Vincent (Morbid Angel), Chris Bailey (Saints), Quorthon (Bathory), David Byron (Uriah Heep), Stigger (Warlord).
Again some for their skill, others for their energy but all for their very own style.

Favourite CDs of all times:

I have a large music collection, as I am open minded all kinds of styles from classical to noise are represented (as the names of fave musicians already indicate). Impossible task to name only a few albums.
Depends on the mood I'm in.