Mike Lerner

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Mike Lerner
Also known asDirewolf
Born (1981-05-17) May 17, 1981 (age 37)
GenresExtreme metal, black metal
InstrumentsGuitar
Years active2001-present
LabelsBlack Market Activities
Associated actsBehold... The Arctopus

Mike Lerner is an American metal guitarist best known for his work with Behold... The Arctopus.

Career[edit]

Lerner began playing the piano when he was five years old.[1] He attended New York University where he received a degree and met fellow musician Colin Marston. The two began to play together and eventually formed the tech-metal group Behold... the Arctopus. They were later joined by drummer Charlie Zeleny.

Equipment[edit]

Lerner is endorsed by Ibanez Guitars and is often seen performing on their RG model. His first Ibanez guitar was a bright yellow coloured RG565 that he found at a pawn shop in the mid-1990s.[1] He also uses a Peavey 5150 head and a Mesa Boogie 4x12 cabinet.[2]

Discography[edit]

With Behold... The Arctopus[edit]

As Direwolf[edit]

Other appearances[edit]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Mike Lerner Artist Interview". Ibanez.co.jp. Ibanez Guitars. February 7, 2008. Retrieved 2009-12-17.
  2. ^ "BEHOLD... THE ARCTOPUS: Video Interview Available". BlabberMouth.net. Roadrunner Records. September 9, 2008. Retrieved 2009-12-17.[permanent dead link]