Herb spends a good deal of time listening to and playing the blues, and, like many guitar players, is inspired by the playing of SRV, Hendrix and Buddy Guy. However, it was his first time hearing Black Sabbath that set the wheels in motion, got him interested in being a musician at an early age and fed his undying passion for Metal music. Sabbath remains a tremendous influence today for him, with his Master of Reality disc never too far away for a little inspiration.
Herb’s love of bands like Sabbath and ZZ Top lays the foundation for the heavy groove musical backbone of SoR.
Influences: Black Sabbath, Jimi Hendrix, Billy Gibbons, Buddy Guy, Pepper Keenan, Ed Mundell, Thin Lizzy, Micheal Schenker (UFO Strangers in the Night best live album ever), Opeth and other progressive death metal, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest and many NWBHM bands
Gear: Gibson Les Paul Guitars (currently have 3), 1985 Fender Stratocaster, Takamene Acoustic guitars, Engl Invader 150 E640, Marshall JVM 410H Head, Marshall 1960A and B cabinets, and old-assed Carvin bottom 4×12 with Celestion 75s, Boss GT-10 effects processor, Voodoo LAbs Ground Control, TC Electronics G-Major2, Decimator Noise Reduction, Snarling Dogs Brain Picks