Fred Brum was studying to be a classical pianist when he was 15, and listened to Zakk Wylde for the first time. Months later, obsessing about getting those raw, visceral sounds out of a guitar himself, he picked up his first guitar, not knowing he’d be setting foot on a stage professionally one short year after and working as hired gun for many artists by the time he was 19.
A very busy session musician , he favours 7-strings and other extended range guitars, such as 8-strings and 36-fret monsters to perform his work and has developed his style and approach around such instruments. Currently, he’s endorsed by Jaden Rose Guitars, DiMarzio pickups, Laney Amplfication, Matrix Guitar Amplification, Wampler pedals, AMT Electronics, Sik Pik / Hufschmid picks and Hesu cables.
Fred is scheduled to record with two of his bands this year and finish his second solo record “Transcendence” (a follow up to 2011′s “Atonement”), amidst a heavy gigging schedule, and has been the lead guitarist for, among others, prog/goth metal band Ethereal.