- F-Series basses and ESP Surveyor II
- About me:
Jon Bakker has been in the extreme metal scene for the last 30 years, with various bands under his sleeve. His main musical assignment and focus for the last 15 years has been with the Black Metal legion Kampfar. Since its first conception in 1994 with folk and classical music influences on “Mellom Skogkledde Aaser”, via the colder winds on” Kvass”, the band has kept on renewing, and elevated into the black metal authority that reaches its peak on ”Djevelmakt” and “Profan”.
‘Ofidians Manifest’ represents Kampfar anno 2019. 25 years on from their foundation, only willing to release new music if they felt it would surpass all they had done before, it is a condensation of the immense struggles of the last few years. Everything that has been hidden behind the music and the live performances is laid bare, though told in the only way the band can portray themselves, through songs. It is immensely honest yet wrapped in their own folklore, the snake tongues splitting every truth into two deeper truths, every word sung dominated by the weight of all those sung before.
"The root cause of my blasting sound is the equipment! ESP basses heavily charged with powerful EMG pickups are brands carefully chosen for perfection."