Gary Wehrkamp- guitar
Arjen explains: I received an email from Gary who told me he was a big fan of ‘Into the Electric Castle’. We began an email correspondence and our emails became more and more filled with lame jokes and comments, and eventually even turned into entire novels. Because I thought he was funny I decided to allow him to play a solo on ‘Flight of the Migrator’. The joke was on me then… it was one of the best solos I had ever heard; a combination of playfulness (Steve Vai), virtuousity (Edward van Halen) and speed (Yngwie Malmsteen) and still with a completely recognizable own sound. It goes without saying that I worked with Gary again on the Star One album ‘Space Metal’, especially because he had to play a duel with the fastest keyboardplayer of the world Jens Johansson (the outcome is undecided). That solo is the reason I never dared play the song ‘Master of Darkness’ live…
Oh Gary, if you’re reading this, none of it is true. You suck, mate.