Mike Lerner

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Mike Lerner
Also known asDirewolf
Born (1981-05-17) May 17, 1981 (age 37)
GenresExtreme metal, black metal
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.


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.


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]


With Behold... The Arctopus[edit]

As Direwolf[edit]

Other appearances[edit]

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  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]