"Rock is my life... and this is my website"

Guitarist - bassist - song writer - lyricist - encyclopedia author -

music journalist - mastering engineer  and generally quite busy! 

What's going on?

I'm currently putting the last things into place with the new Merryweather Stark album. We are recording the vocals for the new Constancia. I'm full on working withthenew Mountain of Power set to be released end of this year! Also playing somelead guitar on a Tank tribute album, plus an album together with Europe drummer Ian Haugland and another as yet (I think) secret project! 2020's gonna be a lot of fun!!

August 22, 2020

Chris Catena's Rock City Tribe - "Truth In Unity" has now been released on Grooevard Records. I play guitar on the entire albums, plus I've written several of the songs. Other guests include Pat Travers, Dick Wagner, Carmine Appice, Greg Chaisson, Rowan Robertson, Bumblefoot, Blues Saraceno, Paul Shortino, John Sloman, Matt Starr, Chuck Wright, etc. CD is out now, and a limited ed vinyl to be released in the fall of 2020.

December 22, 2019

The tribute album to Budgie - Bandiolier Kings - "Welcome To The Zoom Club (A Tribute To Budgie)" is was released on December 12 on Grooveyard! Cool guests such as former Budgies Tony Bourge and Steve Williams, plus Tony Spinner, Kyoji Yamamoto, Bill Steer, Ian Haugland, Peter Hermansson, Mikael Nord Andersson and more! Songs like Breadfan, Rockin' Man, Guts, Rollin Home Again etc.  The vinyl will be out in February 2020! Ltd edition, 200 copies! First ordered first served!

August 5, 2019

Today it's official - I've decided to leave Grand Design. It's been a great ride and I love the guys, but various things (musical differences, geographical reasons etc) has made me take this decision. 

Nov 27, 2018

Grand Design - Viva La Paradise - Special Mission (re-mixed, re-mastered + 4 bonus tracks) will be released Dec 7.

Overdrive - "Metal Attack" + Swords And Axes" re-issued on Hellion Records in Brazil.

Feb 23, 2018

The new Grand Design album is mixed and ready and will be released in April! The Merryweather Stark 2LP will be released next week!. The Overheat CD "Fight To The Finish" has now been released and the Overdrive "Reflexions" LP are set to be released in April 2018.

May 30, 2017

Martin J Anderson is mixing the Merryweather Stark album! Sounds great! Gigs coming up with Falling Hazard and Overdrive!

May 14, 2017

Finally the new website is up and running (but still under construction). More stuff will be added!!

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