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Swedish guitar sensation Stefan Lindholm of VINDICTIV and RAVEN LORD joins the ranks with VGS Guitars. Stefan uses the VGS E-Gitarre Pro Series Screech – Model “VG507.305Faded Transparent Black” .
Stefan says: “I’m very happy to be part of the VGS family and I wish to thank VGS for granting me the privilege to play this axe.”
Swedish melodic/progressive metaller Vindictiv and multi national metaller Raven Lord are currently in the studio to record new albums.
Stefan Lindholm was born in Stockholm, Sweden in 1973 and picked up the guitar at the age of 15 after his father bought him his first electric guitar, which incidentally was the well known and highly appreciated: “Emperador Strat” from the Kasuga Factory in Japan, which he played through a Squire 15-watt amplifier to his neighbourghs cheerful delight. After two years of intensive playing, he took private tutoring from guitarist Mike Wead, known for his involvement with bands such as: “Candlemass”, “The Haunted”, “King Diamond”, “Momento Mori” and “Hexenhaus”.
Stefan Lindholm is also endorsed by “Manne Guitars” and “Hughes & Kettner AMPS”.
Swedish melodic/progressive metallers VINDICTIV, formed and led by Swedish guitar sensation Stefan Lindholm, are currently in the studio recording their third album, “Cage Of Infinity”. Lindholm says: “We have some exiting guests on the new album. All we can say is that the new album is going to kick ass!”
VINDICTIV recording lineup:
* Stefan Lindholm (RAVEN LORD, FIRECRACKER, PHENOMENA) – Guitar
* Csaba Zvekan (RAVEN LORD, EXORCISM, KILLING MACHINE) – Vocals
* Pontus Larsson (RAVEN LORD, EXORCISM, FIRECRACKER) – Keyboards
* Marco Minnemann (TONY MACALPINE, GEORGE BELLAS, BRYAN BELLER) – Drums
* Nalley Pahlsson (THERION, ZAN CLAN, TREAT) – Bass
VINDICTIV released two albums so far — the self-titled debut in 2008 and “Ground Zero” in 2009. Apart from his main band, Stefan has been a successful soloist on a number of albums, among them record producer Tom Galley‘s international project “Phenomena” and “Soulspell”. Other great vocalists Stefan has worked with include Tony Martin (BLACK SABBATH), Oliver Hartmann (AT VANCE, AVANTASIA) and Mark Boals (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, RING OF FIRE).
Source : Blabbermouth.net