Guitar Special Vol.180 with Adam Lundqvist (NEKROMANT)

My name is Adam Lundqvist and I play guitar in the band Nekromant. I was born in august 1989 in a small town called Vargön, Sweden. I´ve been playing guitar since I was thirteen years old and started playing in my first band (Red N´Raw) when I was fourteen years old. Over the years I´ve been playing in various bands, for the main part metal bands of some sort.. Heavy, Thrash, Black/Death and so on. But in 2011, me and my old friend Mattias (bass player from Red N´Raw) got together over some beers and decided to start a new band, and this time a Heavy Metal band called Serpent. Later we met up with an awesome drummer called Jocke Olsson and the band was complete. To make a long story short, we started playing a lot of live shows, recorded three albums, changed our band name to Nekromant. And now, actually this Friday we are releasing our fourth album called “Temple Of Haal”. I hope you will like our new music and maybe even see us live in Germany 2022, and since this is a guitar special. Listen to the song “Vaenir Dreams” on the upcoming album, it´s a track filled with just guitars.. and maybe a tiny bit of bass.

When you start guitar playing and do you remember your first guitar?

“My” first guitar was a shitty acoustic guitar that actually belonged to my sister, but that was the guitar that got me interested in exploring more of the guitar world. I started playing guitar more seriously when I was around 13 years old. I got a Squier Stratocaster as a Christmas gift from my parents, and started “shredding” immediately. It was a good beginners guitar, and I learned a lot of the basics on that guitar.

What are your influences and which guitar players are your favs?

I would say that Tony Iommi from Black Sabbath is one of my main influences, Black Sabbath was the band that got me into listening to hard rock and metal and was a big reason why I started playing guitar in the first place. Other players I like is Randy Rhoads, Glenn Tipton and Andy La Rocque to name a few.

How many guitars do you own and what are your favorite models?

Not that many actually, I have two guitars that I use regular. I use my ESP/LTD EC-1000 mostly when playing live and rehearsing, and my Gibson SG works more as a studio/at home guitar. I have a hard time picking a favorite guitar, because I like most guitars both by the looks and feel of them. I can´t just pick one, but I usually prefer guitars with a Floyd rose tremolo because of my playing style. The funny part is that none of the guitars I usually play have any Floyd rose tremolo, the reason is because of bad live experiences and tuning issues. So that´s why I now use a guitar with Evertune. Why? It´s reliable! If I got the question “What guitar is your favorite guitar by looks?”, my answer would probably be Gibson SG.

What do you think makes the perfect guitar and amp? How do you feel about the question of modeler or tube amp?

A guitar that feels easy to play and only brings joy to play. And an amp with a fat, heavy sound so you can feel it in your body when you play. I have almost only used tube amps, so I don´t really have an opinion on that question. So I guess that I prefer tube amps. Modelers can be fun to fool around with though!

Which guitars and amps were used on the new album or for recordings?

I used my ESP/LTD for solos and rhythm and my Gibson SG for rhythms (overdub). For amp I used my Orange TH-30 and Orange 4×12 cabinet

When you only can choose one guitar, which one will you take?

If I only can take one of my own, then I would take the ESP/LTD. If I could take ANY guitar, then it would be one with a floyd rose/evertune tremolo and with a SG body. I´m pretty sure that guitar doesn´t exist, but maybe one day.


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