Monicker: Olaf Thorsen
Real name: Carlo Andrea Magnani
Play Guitar since: I was 20 (almost)
Actual Band: Vision Divine
Favourite Food: Meat
Favourite Drink: Beer
Favourite Song: Painkiller
Hobbies : Computer (Games & Internet)
First Song Ever written: Salem (1991)
First Concert Played: Carrara Italy (1991)
First Band: Labyrinth (First name of the Band: Vision), Formed in February 1991
Line-up changes: 46
Bands I Played/Play in: Labyrinth, Skylark, Shadows of Steel, Ivory, Eddy Antonini, Vision Divine, Cydonia.
I started playing the guitar very late (almost 20 years old). Thanks God I already knew how to write and read music and its theory thanks to my previous classical studies, so I could focus on guitar techniques since the day one, and this saved me a lot of time that's generally needed if you'd start studying an instrument with no musical knowledge at all. The funny thing is that I started playing guitar to share some time with my friends, who also wanted to have some fun playing music, and since the very first moment I created the band that lately would have turned into Labyrinth, in which I would have played for more than 10 Years. At the moment I'm completely involved with Vision Divine, which is my one and only band.
Of course, there are many albums I really love, but the list below presents those that really influenced my style.
There are very few things I like… First of all: Music, the only thing that gives me satisfaction. And then, when I have free time, I like to play PC video games, or to surf on the Internet, but usually, when I'm not busy with music (which is rare), I like to have some beers with my few friends, or stay at home…
I don't like the hypocrisy of music biz, where everyone just thinks of oneself. That's a shitty world, believe me!
Metal Top 5
Judas Priest - "Painkiller"
Yngwie. J. Malmsteen - "Odyssey"
Sepultura - "Arise"
Kreator - "Coma of Souls"
Fate's Warning - "Parallels"