sapient 0


Amsterdam NL   Jan 2008  

Artist Bio

Influences:   Immortal, Emperor, Solstafir, Wolves In The Throne Room, Me and That Man

\m/ >..< \m/

1987: I bought my first guitar and the Cherry Lane tab book for Metallica's Master of Puppets. That's how I taught myself how to play...

2006: I got into the home recording game and wrote an EP based on The Endless from The Sandman comics. Lord help us all, but I actually gave Neil Gaiman a copy at a con later that year. He was very polite about it. Bless him. For it was truly awful.

2008: I found FAWM. Hurrah! πŸ˜ƒ

2011: Put out a first metal album under the name Abomnium. It had a spoken word bit from @dasbinky and @devin, and lyrics from @debs and @negasi.
Stylistically it's all over the place, but I still love it.

2013: The second Abomnium album, Coffinships, came out on UKEM Records.

2014: I went to Skyhammer Studio in the wilds of north-west England to record the 3rd Abomnium album, Solace for the Condemned, under the watchful gaze of the masterful producer of extreme metal, Chris Fielding

2017: Back to Skyhammer for the last (for now) Abomnium record, A Hollow Path. Finally I knew what Abomnium's music sounded like. Unfortunately it went out at a time when the label was really struggling, so got pretty much zero promo and so tanked. Oh well. I think it's aces πŸ˜‰

2018: @gordon and I teamed up under the name Bridge11 and released A Blue Dot - 76 minutes of whacked-out space rock. I learned sooooo much about mixing and mastering doing something not-metal where every note counts!

2020: Who knows? πŸ˜ƒ

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  • @toms 22 hours

    I'm old and don't usually sell guitars so I have too many. πŸ˜€

  • @natrin 1 day

    Hello, have a great FAWM! 😁

  • @johncrossman  1 day

    You. A bunch of electricity. My ears. Good stuff.

  • @toms 1 day

    ...a student model they might get a bit snooty. πŸ˜€ Anyway, totally nuts. I really should upgrade the pickups and tuning machines...

    Edit: oh not really solid body but chambered mahogany. Some day I want a Billy Zoom model. FXxv6prAcaAoNkEALw_wcB&merchant_id=143346434&pla=1&utm_campaign=6481185772&utm_medium=cpc&utm_source=google

  • @toms 1 day

    That Gretsch I linked to is street price like 500 USA bucks and is made in the same Chinese factory as my Pro Jet. Not a bolt on neck, a set neck, even, and I have to say the Gretsch guitar I have currently, which is a 2007 Jet Electromatic set rosewood neck with filtertron pickups (this model occasionally turns up used for cheap like 300 USA dollars), plays better than any other guitar I have ever owned except for a 1981 telecaster. It's absolutely crazy. It's a cheap student model guitar! Maybe I just got lucky, but it is an unbelievably well made guitar. I mean, I have some good guitars, like a 1987 american made 57 reissue strat which is out of sight, some other Japanese and Mexican fenders, 2 Rickenbackers (both solid body a 6 and a 12), various other guits (like several Godins, which are pretty neat, and a lone LP studio) and the Chinese made Gretsch is my favorite in terms of playability. I kind of feel embarrassed when I go play with folks because if they notice that it's

  • @leslie  2 days

    I've always enjoyed pushing musical boundaries with you. Shall we try it again this year?

  • @johnstaples  2 days

    Hey sapient! I'm looking forward to hearing some of your signature metal awesomeness this February! Happy FAWM 2020!

  • @helenseviltwin  2 days


  • @wobbiewobbit  2 days

    yay Lord Spaient! good to see you here as always. have a great one!

  • @silvermachine  2 days

    Goodness gracious mate the noise levels on this page are positively serene. I hope you intend changing that very soon!!!

  • @bootlegger 2 days

    Good to see you back again this year! Looking forward to what you come up with!

  • @headfirstonly  3 days

    Likewise! I may be a bit quiet for the first few days as Bill Gibson's "Agency" promotional tour rolls in to the UK on the 3rd and 4th, but that also means that a fellow Gibson fanatic will be staying with me for a couple of days before her gig in London on the 7th, so expect at least one collab from us...

  • @metalfoot  3 days

    Yes, doing OK (other than my little car accident which the insurance adjusters are working out yet). Happy FAWMing!

  • @unpronounceable 3 days

    Let’s do thissssssss πŸ˜€

  • @kristian  4 days

    *static crackles*
    burdy-gurdy mort mort
    Shit... I left the radio in Swedish Chef mode
    Hellooo Amsterdam!

  • @sw1n3flu  4 days

    \m/ wooooop!

  • @dragondreams  4 days

    Yay! All Hail Lord Sapient! 🀘
    The imps are all in the dungeon, preparing various instruments of torture in readiness for a sonic assault. πŸ˜‰

  • @oddbod  4 days

    FYI I’m not planning on reprising the Badass Riff Contest myself but have a great FAWM nevertheless 😁

  • @grenzgaengerin 6 days

    Happy FAWMING - yeah!

  • @max  6 days

  • @tsunamidaily  6 days

    have the best FAWM this year!

  • @sw1n3flu  1 week

    \m/ let’s kick some but in 2020 Pete!

  • @candle 1 week

    Let's not play around with BPMs this year πŸ˜‰ Happy FAWMing!

    See You In The Shadows…

  • @dasbinky  1 week

    Here's to another year of dulcet, soft soothing sounds from my favorite purveyor of heartfelt ballads and adult contemporary album-oriented rock!