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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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DVD and CD out! Follow this link to pick up new Darken and Onward releases!

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"Toby Knapp remains one of metal's unappreciated geniuses." THE METAL CRYPT 2015

NEW RELEASES WITH KNAPP OUT NOW! 

ONWARD "Live Magick" DVD -Shredguy Records
SEPULCHRAL VOICES LP -limited white vinyl! Guest guitar work on Fetid Zombie track
SWAMP/FETID ZOMBIE "Necromantic Passages" cassette- guest guitar on FZ track
Need a copy? Message us directly. Limited supplies.

FALL/WINTER UPDATES 2015 

Rare concert footage of Onward's brief tenure between 2000-2003 is now released on Shredguy/Sumthin' Fierce Records! "Live Magick" includes Onward opening the first ProgPower fest in Chicago, a pro filmed show of the band at the Key Club in Los Angeles plus dates in Billings, Mt. and Hollywood, Ca. The first batch of dvd's sold out within a week- but more are on the way and will be available via this website, Shredguy Records and at Toby's live performances. To hear a recent interview DJ Phoenix Camerah and Max Inc Radio conducted with Knapp hit the soundcloud link at the bottom of this page.
 
Knapp has been busy contributing guest guitar work to several upcoming releases. The Las Vegas based "Sue's Idol" will be releasing their second album soon, half of which contains blistering solos from Toby. Knapp is also working with Italy's Black Metal masters Abhor on a track from their forthcoming 7" vinyl release. Toby also contributed solos to legendary artist Mark Riddick's band "Fetid Zombie" (www.riddickart.com) for a special split EP with Necrolopsy from Bangladesh to be released soon. Knapp is also hard at work recording the follow up to Waxen's "Agios Holokauston" scheduled for release through Moribund Records in 2016.

New York, NY – November 19, 2015 – The Orchard , a pioneering independent music, film and video distribution company, today announced its acquisition of rock/metal label Shrapnel Records’ historic catalog. Spanning 35 years and representing many groundbreaking artists, Shrapnel Records has maintained a pivotal role at the frontlines of metal history since its launch in 1980 by producer Mike Varney as the first dedicated metal label, predating successors Metal Blade and Megaforce and bringing renowned guitarists including Paul Gilbert, Vinnie Moore, Tony MacAlpine, Richie Kotzen, Yngwie Malmsteen, Toby Knapp, Jason Becker and Marty Friedman to worldwide attention.

The Orchard will now oversee digital and physical distribution for the label, making Shrapnel’s 3,000-song catalog available for streaming for the first time! Hit the link on the "Guitar Distortion" album cover below to purchase the album in remastered digital formats.

Guitarists Toby Knapp and Markus Johansson were recently featured on the cd "Electric Gathering- A Collection of Six String Warlords" released by Anchorage Records. The album also features well known guitarists Chris Poland (former Megadeth) and Jeff Kollman. The track "Patient Zero" is also included on the "lightning guitar" duo's collaborative effort "Unborn Spirits Immortal" released last year on Shredguy Records.
 
 
Toby also returned to live performance November 14th at the Railyard in Billings, Mt. Knapp played a 40 minute set with pre-recorded drum and bass tracks. This was Knapp's first live performance since 2009 and the guitarist played original material in addition to medleys that paid homage to Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, Ritchie Blackmore and Yngwie Malmsteen. Knapp supported the best of the Montana Metal scene; Ground Into Dust, Nequiter and Tribe. The show was a success and Knapp is booking more solo dates for 2016. Bookings can be set up by e-mailing us via the bookings/contact page where you will also find some fan filmed footage of Knapp's return.
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Book now for 2016 dates!

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Knapp's classic debut. Finally available in remastered digital format!

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AVAILABLE NOW!

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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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