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

New Instrumental Solo Album Finished! 

The new solo album from TK "Blizzard Archer" is done! Currently the album is being mastered by Brett Hansen at Audio Art Studios in Las Vegas (Brett engineered Knapp's first album "Guitar Distortion" and co-produced/engineered Onward's "Reawaken").

Knapp recently signed with Moribund Records as a solo artist (in addition to separate contracts for Waxen and Where Evil Follows). Moribund Records has been well known as the leading U.S. force in Extreme Metal (especially Black Metal) so releasing an instrumental neo-classical metal guitar album is a first for the label and a great way to get Knapp's solo albums back on record store shelves with superb distribution.

"Blizzard Archer" follows a similar path to Knapp's 2016 album "The Architect of Paradox" but with slightly heavier compositions and more focused guitar soloing. Expect the album soon! More details on the way.......

In the meantime, Moribund Records is unleashing the fourth Waxen album "Terror Decree" worldwide in September 2018!

Knapp is currently working on the third Necrytis album "Lux Mystere" which will most likely be released by Pure Steel Records Germany next year.

 

 

New Necrytis album on Pure Steel Records Germany! The true evolution and successor to Onward. Click to purchase!

New Necrytis album on Pure Steel Records Germany! The true evolution and successor to Onward. Click to purchase!

New Waxen album out on Moribund Records soon! Click album to pre-order!

New Waxen album out on Moribund Records soon! Click album to pre-order!

TK Strat arsenal 2018

TK Strat arsenal 2018

 "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

"Hold on to your horns because you’re about to be taken on the ride of your life from the furthest depths of space to the darkest pits of hell. Knapp has rightly become part of the underground elite and a pioneering force in the scene." metalnexus.net  2017

"Hold on to your horns because you’re about to be taken on the ride of your life from the furthest depths of space to the darkest pits of hell. Knapp has rightly become part of the underground elite and a pioneering force in the scene." metalnexus.net 2017

WAXEN INTERVIEWED IN RECENT ISSUE OF "AGAINST"!

WAXEN INTERVIEWED IN RECENT ISSUE OF "AGAINST"!

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

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

Toby interviewed in August issue of Bulldozer Mag!

Toby interviewed in August issue of Bulldozer Mag!

Knapp in Guitar World 2010 "Ozzy" issue.

Knapp in Guitar World 2010 "Ozzy" issue.

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