Former KREATOR/SODOM Guitarist FRANK BLACKFIRE Shredding The Axe; New Video Posted Online

February 25, 2011

Video footage of former KREATOR/SODOM guitarist Frank "Blackfire" Gosdzik "jamming" on January 28, 2011 can be viewed below.

Gosdzik was born on February 24, 1966 in Essen, Germany, an industrial area called Ruhr-Valley overcrowded by steel factories, coal mines and later also famous thrash bands.

"When I got my first guitar, it was a Strat copy, at the age of 14, I didn't know anything about it, not even a single chord. I tried and practiced my ass off every day, some friends showed me a little bit here and there, but up to this day I never had any guitar lesson, I always picked a little bit from watching other bands or guitar players," Frank previously said. "Inspired by guitar players like Angus Young, Ritchie Blackmoreand Carlos Santana, I bought a book of basic blues lead guitar. My first amp was a tube radio because I didn't have the money to buy a real guitar amp, only a little later, when I was around 16, I saved any money I could get to buy my first Marshall top. But I didn't have a box yet, so I blew any kind of speakers I connected to the amp til I bought real 12-inch guitar speakers, piece by piece, when I had money, to build a 4x12" box that finally could stand the power of the amp."

He added, "I started listening to old rock 'n 'roll like Little Richard, Carl Perkins very early, 6 or so, with 12 I liked more and more hard rock, like DEEP PURPLE, RAINBOW, old SCORPIONS and, of course, AC/DC, a little later JUDAS PRIEST, SAXON, IRON MAIDEN, also MOTÖRHEAD, then ANVIL, MERCYFUL FATE until I heard SLAYER's 'Hell Awaits', that was cool stuff, at that time I started playing fast riffs."

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