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 and have several albums released by prestigious labels such as Shrapnel Records, Century Media, Moribund Records, Pure Steel, Rock it Up, Roadrunner, Wild Rags, Shredguy and Transcending Obscurity Records. 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 esoteric musical journey. The Journey continues and this is the official source for news, music, merchandise, performances, pics and archives of the past.  






"Knapp is an axe wizard who is a firestorm of razor-sharp riffery"- Brave words & Bloody Knuckles

"Knapp is an axe wizard who is a firestorm of razor-sharp riffery"- Brave words & Bloody Knuckles

Release date for solo album announced and more! 

Moribund Records has set the release date for my solo album "From the Aether"! June 11th the record will be out worldwide on cd and  all digital and streaming platforms. I hope to play some regional shows (possibly more) this summer to support the album. Of course in these times it is too difficult to say for sure! Artwork unveiled soon!

The Where Evil Follows album is coming along quickly with five songs already finished. If I can compete it within a month or two it will most likely be out this fall. WEF will also be released on Moribund Records and I will seek a vinyl license deal as well. 

Mathias Kamijo of Sweden's legendary Black Metal band, Algaion, has begun a side project and I will be contributing guitar work to that as well! Mathias has already sent me three songs to start work on. I discovered Algaion twenty six years ago and have been a huge fan ever since. I can only think of a small number of musicians I would actively seek to work with and Kamijo is one of them!

There are more things in the works and I will post them here as they are solidified!

Thank you for your support!  Toby 

New Accounts on Twitter and Instagram, finally. 




Track listing for new solo album! 

I can't believe I finished this album! The writing and creative process kept coming and going throughout the last year.  I can usually crank albums out very quickly without doubt or second guessing. Remember,  "From the Aether" was going to be a complete departure from heavy metal.  It started as a blues album.  The end result is a pure heavy metal onslaught that utilizes everything from vintage neoclassical metal to black metal. Hopefully you enjoy it!

I am preparing the album today to ship out to maestro musician and engineer Brett Hansen of Audio Arts Studio in Las Vegas. His contributions to my music since my debut album on Shrapnel Records in 1993 have been invaluable.

Track listing for Toby Knapp "From the Aether" coming summer 2021 on Moribund Records:

1. Scavenger of the Gods 

2. From the Aether

3. The Emerald Tablet 

4. Labyrinthine Windings 

5. Honorius 

6. Psychic Contagion 

7. Scythian Sea 

8. The Greater Fortune 

I'm posting cool stuff on Instagram so join me here: Toby Knapp Instagram




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

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