Sascha Gerstner

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Sascha Gerstner
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Gerstner in 2012
Background information
Born (1977-04-02) 2 April 1977 (age 37)
Stuttgart, Germany
Genres Power metal, speed metal, heavy metal, rock
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter
Instruments Guitar, vocals, keyboards
Associated acts Freedom Call, Helloween

Sascha Gerstner (born 2 April 1977) is a German musician and songwriter, best known as one of the guitarists and backing vocalists of power metal band Helloween since 2003. He is also a former member of Freedom Call.[1]

Biography[edit]

Gerstner grew up in Stuttgart, Germany. He started playing keyboards at the age of six and switched to playing guitar when he was thirteen. His main musical influences were the Michael Schenker Group, Dokken, Pretty Maids, Toto, Bad English, and Journey. At the age of seventeen, he started working as a studio guitarist in Stuttgart and became well known in the area.

In 1996, Gerstner joined the cover band scene in South Germany, where he met his former band mates from Freedom Call. He joined Freedom Call in 1998, with whom he recorded two albums and did three big tours in Europe before leaving in 2001.

After leaving Freedom Call, Gerstner co-founded a recording studio and worked as a producer and songwriter for other young artists until Helloween producer Charlie Bauerfeind contacted him and introduced him to guitarist Michael Weikath. In 2003, Gerstner joined Helloween. Aside from his work in Helloween, he also runs his own recording and mixing studio called G-Tracks.

Gerstner is endorsed[vague] by Dean Guitars, Marshall Amplifiers, Seymour Duncan pickups, and Yamaha musical instruments.

Discography[edit]

Freedom Call[edit]

Helloween[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sharpe-Young, Garry (2007). Metal: The Definitive Guide : Heavy, NWOBH, Progressive, Thrash, Death, Black, Gothic, Doom, Nu. Jawbone Press. p. 343. ISBN 9781906002015. Retrieved 10 November 2014. 

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