ABOUT HIMMELSTRUTZ

ONE

As rockers & rockets use fancy names We/=I do the same. My name is C. J. Himmelstrutz. Why? To honor the Swedish author, Captain Sture Dahlström who in one of his novels told us the amazing story about Caotico Q Himmelstrutz

TWO

One usual Saturday in March or April 1976, as always hanging around any radio available and suddenly the intro of Jailbreak is heard—what a riff, what a sound—this is absolutely not usual so I get trapped immediately and it makes me start playing electric guitar the same day, at least that little head does…

THREE

At this point it happened I also started to play with electronics, because of what’s explained above—the sound was, and still is, at least as important as the actual playing! This might have happened in 1979 (same year as Lizzy’s Black Rose was released), while a record upon where we could find Winter Of '79 was played here, again & again… 

FOUR

The first guitar amplifier was completed in 1982 and here we are now, 37 years later (2019) with all the way original guitar gadgets, 100% developed & handmade in Sweden, a country of VästerbottensostThe WrenchFermented Baltic HerringMackmyra and Big Audio Dynamite.