Biography

Patrick Hemer

A long-respected studio musician, touring hired gun and guitar instructor, Patrick Hemer gained worldwide recognition at the dawn of the 2000’s as the main man and fretboard wizard of the German metal band Horizon with whom he recorded a few cult albums, including the critically acclaimed “The Sky’s The Limit” (Massacre Records - 2002) and the outstanding “Worlds Apart” (Massacre/King - 2004) that received a warm welcome in Japan and earned the right for Horizon to be labelled a “legendary band” by famous magazine Burrn!.

Back to the world of recording studios for a while after the untimely break-up of Horizon, Patrick collaborated in numerous projects in a wide array of genres, started getting involved in production, and also devoted himself more and more to teaching to become an in-demand clinician maintaining strong contacts with the guitar community.

But his deep, unwavering love for Metal music finally had to take over again…

Now teaming up with drummer extraordinaire Tom Wagner and keyboardist David Casanova, he is fronting a new solo project meant to display his best, but also heaviest, playing and songwriting to date.

His current album, “More Than Meets the Eye” produced by Patrick himself, is a perfect balance of huge 7-string guitar riffs, amazing vocal work and his trademark out of this world soloing, all backed up by clever arrangements and Tom Wagner’s brilliant drumming.

Combining a broad spectrum of influences into a mature and focused personal style, Patrick Hemer has created his own unique path, and he is proving today with “More Than Meets the Eye” that he is not only a name for shred guitar aficionados but also a complete musician and someone all the world’s Progressive Metal maniacs can count on to keep the flame alive and well…