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What's New?

FOUNTAINS OF UNHEALING is here! While you all thought nothing was happening, I was reforging this ancient legend back to life.

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Bal-Sagoth - The Chronicle of Shadows cover is ready. From now on there will be two versions of each new cover video:

Full video
Guitar only

New video is up on Youtube. It's guitar only, because the original track is blocked from Youtube.

Bal-Sagoth - In Search of the Lost Copyrights of Antarctica

More guitar tabs.

Bal-Sagoth - The Dark Liege of Chaos Is Unleashed at the Ensorcelled Shrine of A'zura-Kai (The Splendour of a Thousand Swords Gleaming Beneath the Blazon of the Hyperborean Empire Part II)

New Bal-Sagoth guitar tabs available. This time they come in pdf format. Hopefully they are a bit easier to read than the old ASCII tabs.

Atlantis Ascendant
In Search of the Lost Cities of Antarctica
Invocations Beyond the Outer-World Night
Of Carnage and a Gathering of the Wolves
The Chronicle of Shadows

Petter Mårtensen

Location: Kouvola, Finland
Time of birth: 1984.03.18

I have played guitar and composed music since 1994, when I was 10. From the very beginning, I've been facinated by heavy music. My first favourite band was Hurriganes. Then Green Day was much heavier, then Iron Maiden was much heavier, and then Sepultura was much heavier, and so on.

My personal solo project is called Unhealing. My imprint is also present in Tamás Alföldi's AeonSphere. Many of my old midi songs are featured on Hell Revealed 2, a Doom 2 megawad released in 2003.

My single greatest musical influence above all others is Bal-Sagoth. The impact on me was in fact so brutal, that after 2007, when I got to know the band better, I could not write a single song of my own for many years. Everything I had ever wanted to compose, had already been done by Bal-Sagoth. So, instead of composing myself, I started learning Bal-Sagoth songs. I have since recorded live guitar playthroughs of about 75% of their songs on Youtube, and also transcribed guitar tablatures for quite a few of them. Recently though, this project has halted as I've returned back into writing my own songs, and I think some of my solutions are quite balsagothly crooked. But I definately don't want to mimic Bal-Sagoth. My aim is to find unusual notes and chords, and it may sometimes have similar results.

Other major bands for me are Moonsorrow, Symphony X, Opeth, Emperor, King Diamond, Cannibal Corpse, early Amorphis and Sepultura before break up. I cannot deny the influence of Dimmu Borgir, Nightwish and Children of Bodom in the past. More recently, I've been listening to bands like Deicide, Suffocation, Grave, Equilibrium, Behemoth, Borknagar, Strapping Young Lad, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Wintersun, Winterfylleth, Winterhorde and anything with "winter" in the title.

It has taken many, many years of growing up, but blues, jazz and funk type of music can also hit me quite hard. Earth, Wind & Fire, Jamiroquai, Allan Holdsworth, Herbie Hancock, Stevie Wonder, Johnny Hiland, Tommy Emmanuel, Dead Can Dance and the likes are have gotten some playtime.


6 strings
__Sinn RR 27" (B tuning)
__Kiiras RR 27,5" (B tuning)
__PRS SE Mikael Åkerfeldt (E tuning)
7 strings
__Ibanez RGA7
__Ibanez SR885LE (F# H E A D)
__La Patrie Presentation (nylon)
__Landola CD-31 E (steel)
__Axe-FX II
__Engl Fireball 100
__Tech 21 Trademark 10
__Genelec 8030A (x2)
__DB Opera Lyric 415 (x2)
__Marshall 1960A 4x12 (T75 / V30)
__Korg N364
__Roland VP-550
__Sennheiser HD 25-1 II
__Shure SE215
__Acer Aspire TC-780 (win10 64 bit / i5-7400 / 8 Gb ram / GeForce GTX 1050)
__Asus CM6830 (Win8 64 bit / i5-3350P / 8 Gb ram / GeForce GTX 650)
__Steinberg Cubase Pro 8
__Presonus Audiobox 1818VSL
__Soundcraft EFX 8
__Soundcraft Notepad 124 FX
__Behringer Eurorack 16
__AKG D7
__Shure SM57 (x2)
__Boss Super Chorus
__Ernie Ball volume pedal
__Ibanez Echomachine