Karl Logan

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Karl Logan
Karl Logan performing live in 2002
Karl Logan performing live in 2002
Background information
Birth nameKarl Mojaleski
Born (1965-04-28) 28 April 1965 (age 55),
Carbondale, Pennsylvania
GenresHeavy metal, power metal
Occupation(s)Musician
InstrumentsGuitar, keyboards
Years active1994–2018
LabelsMagic Circle Music
Associated actsManowar

Karl Mojaleski (born April 28, 1965), known by his stage name Karl Logan, is an American musician, and former guitarist of the heavy metal band Manowar.[1]

Biography[edit]

Logan graduated Lakeland High School near Clifford, Pennsylvania in 1982.[citation needed] He joined Manowar in 1994 after local band gigs in northeastern Pennsylvania with Arc Angel[2] (which also featured a post-Twisted Sister A. J. Pero on drums for a while) and Fallen Angel[3] featuring Ed Collins.

Logan relates in Hell on Earth Part I how he met Joey DeMaio by almost running him over with his motorcycle, which is how the two hit it off.[4]

It is known that Logan is a fan of dirt biking. In 2006, he suffered an arm injury which delayed Manowar's "Demons, Dragons and Warriors" tour and the release of the band's new album "Gods of War". According to sources the injury was so severe that "it could have resulted in permanent nerve damage, ending his musical career", however Logan managed to recover and has played with the band since.[5]

Logan is also an avid builder of fine scale models. He has had various tutorial articles of detailed weathering techniques, creating dioramas and customizing parts from scratch published in FineScale Modeler magazine. Many of his models are centered on autos or military armored vehicles but he has built almost every category known.[citation needed]

More recently Logan has released a line of custom designed guitars which are sold through Manowar's website.[6] In 2009, Logan accepted a limited number of students one-to-one guitar lessons over Skype.[7]

Arrest[edit]

On August 9, 2018 in Charlotte, North Carolina Logan was arrested for allegedly possessing child pornography and was charged with six counts of third-degree exploitation of a minor. His bail was set at $35,000, which he had since bonded out.[8] The band issued a statement shortly after saying that he would not perform with them on their last world tour.[9] Evidence revealed that Logan was in possession of several videos depicting young girls between ages 4 and 12 years old engaging in a variety of sexual acts with unidentified men. According to arrest warrants, the offenses took place between June 18 and August 2, 2018.[10]

Logan is facing serious time in federal prison where his attorney, Brad Smith, said that he was "extremely cooperative with the investigation from the beginning, and he'll continue to do that." Smith wouldn't comment on the details of the charges; however he did say that there could be an explanation on the acts that Logan was accused of committing.[11] Logan made his first court appearance on May 28, 2019 and was then booked into the Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office thereafter, in which the federal magistrate judge ordered him to be held until his next hearing, which would possibly take place the day after. He has not entered a plea, and may not do so for months.[12] He was released from jail on May 30th 2019 after two days in custody and is awaiting trial.[13]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Manowar Biography". PopRockBands.com.
  2. ^ "Ed Collins - Musician - a fan's appreciation site". steelrose.hostcentric.com.
  3. ^ "Ed Collins - Musician - a fan's appreciation site". steelrose.hostcentric.com.
  4. ^ "YouTube". www.youtube.com.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-05-29. Retrieved 2009-04-06.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "YouTube". www.youtube.com.
  7. ^ http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=125495[permanent dead link]
  8. ^ Erica Steiner and Mike Walters. "Manowar Guitarist Karl Logan Arrested on Child Pornography Charges". The Blast. Retrieved October 25, 2018.
  9. ^ "MANOWAR Comments On KARL LOGAN's Arrest, Says Guitarist Will Not Perform With Band". Blabbermouth.net. Retrieved October 26, 2018.
  10. ^ Justin Pryor. "Manowar Guitarist, Karl Logan Charged With Possessing Child Pornography". WCCB. Retrieved October 30, 2018.
  11. ^ "Heavy metal guitarist facing federal child pornography charges". WSOC-TV. Retrieved May 24, 2019.
  12. ^ "Ex-MANOWAR Guitarist KARL LOGAN Booked Into Jail Following Hearing On Child Pornography Charges". Blabbermouth.net. Retrieved May 29, 2019.
  13. ^ "Karl Logan (Ex-Manowar) Has Been Released from Jail for Child Pornography Charges". MetalSucks. 31 May 2019.

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