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, Cruz Del  Sur, Pure Steel, Rock it Up, Roadrunner, Wild Rags 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

BOOKINGS

BOOKINGS

2021-22 UPDATES! 

NEW MUSIC FROM KNAPP RELEASED!

Shredguy Records recently released Toby's four song EP "Psychic Contagion"- already a hot seller. This EP is the precursor to Knapp's full length album "From the Aether" due in January on the excellent Moribund Records label! If you like Traditional Heavy Metal with killer riffs and searing guitar solos, pick up these recordings now! Check our merchandise section for both titles and many more.

KNAPP RETURNS TO LIVE PERFORMANCE!

Toby has been working closely and booking shows with regional clubs. Live shows will be posted above as they are confirmed. This is the ultimate guitar show featuring an hour of music paying tribute to Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, Hendrix, Johnny Winter, Ritchie Blackmore and Yngwie Malmsteen in addition to original music! Contact us if you want Knapp to play in your town.

THE RETURN OF ONWARD!

Onward is back with a new lineup, new album and new record deal! Knapp's most celebrated band has recruited Attika vocalist, Robert Van War, and the result is a ferocious and Melodic Heavy Metal and Speed Metal attack. Cruz Del Sur heard some rough mixes of a work in progress and immediately signed the band. The new album "Of Epoch and Inferno" will be released on cd and vinyl in the first half of 2022.

COLLABORATIONS WITH MEMBERS OF ALGAION AND GRAVELAND!

Members of the legendary Swedish Black Metal group, Algaion, are wrapping up work on their new project which features some guest guitar solos from Knapp. Knapp will also begin work on Waxen's 6th album in 2022 which features guest drum work from the great Ahrin of Graveland!

CHECK BACK FOR MORE NEWS ON LIVE SHOWS AND ALBUM RELEASE DATES!

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!