QUOTE (ElHombre @ May 22 2012, 06:08 PM)
He was in some swedish web newspaper/blog describing his sucess on youtube and how he did it.
Other than that I dont know much about him, Im not so into metal so that might be the reason.
Probably because he's Swedish
Yeah, that was kinda the reason I was sharing this bit of info. I'm not a huge fan this band at all, just thrilled to see a guitar player who started out on youtube (like many of us including myself) doing videos and managed to turn it in to something. The "Turning it in to something" is one of the hardest things one can pull off in this life IMHO. By comparison, practicing for decades seems almost like a vacation to me. Breaking through the WALL OF NOISE on the internet/youtube is something of a skill all it's own for folks trying to do it with musical skill and not with something like exploding cakes, or semi dressed gals. Of course those things work. But Ola has just played guitar, reviewed gear and generally been a good guy. I"m really happy for him and his family. He has a wife and young baby as well.
QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ May 23 2012, 03:01 AM)
I'm not a SFU fan at all, but this dude is amazing and if he enjoys this, hail to him
Me either, not a fan by any stretch. Again, only sharing it as props to a guy who pulled himself up by his boot straps from nothing to some spiff Endorsement deals (custom 7 string guitars, duncan pickups, etc.), massive youtube/blog following and now a spot in a real touring band of some reputation on a respectable Metal Label. Never sold out, never gave in, Huge props.
QUOTE (Mudbone @ May 23 2012, 01:16 AM)
I prefer his own material in Feared than the music of Six Feet Under. Not that there is anything wrong with their music
I really don't own any of his material so I"m not a fan or anything. But it seems that's how the post was taken. I have watched his youtube vids for some time an respect his ability as a player and more over his ability to come out of nowhere to gain a following and a slot in a band with some street cred, an actual record deal, and an honest to goodness European Tour. We should all have such good fortune
But he really did earn it. You know what they say, we make our or own luck, or our own excuses.
QUOTE (The Uncreator @ May 22 2012, 08:18 PM)
Hopefully he can bring some fresh new tones to these guys. I respect SFU but its gone down a bit as they progress.
Hopefully he can stay Pro now that he has made the switch. He has a wife and child to support so it won't be easy. But God Bless him for showing that you can turn a youtube channel with guitar vids in to a full time music gig with signed band.