I am playing the guitar since my 7th birthday with 8 years of classical education, became technically interested as well in a natural flow and searched my whole life for a resounding amp, that exceeds my visions of the perfect head. The Hughes & Kettner GrandMeister 36
has for sure convinced me on the biggest stages or at the rehearsal room. With every of my 14 guitars it matches in an absolute way. No more heavy stuff to carry around, keeping it plain and simple but powerful and precise! And therefore only one amp comes to my mind!!!


Gernot Roithner is a guitar enthusiast and main songwriter of Austria’s most recognizable modern metal band Cannonball Ride.

Coming from different music genres like punkrock, metalcore and deathmetal, Cannonball Ride was formed by five guys from Upper-Austria in ´09.

The band is well appreciated mainly because of their extraordinary guitar playing and their complex songwriting in which they combine both rock and metal elements in a very unique way. Over the years they developed a convincing and professional live performance and are in the position to look back to over 300 live shows all across Europe. During the past, they had the chance to share the stage with bands like Korn, Deftones, Hatebreed, Napalm Death, Dog Eat Dog, Stick To Your Guns, Kvelertak, Caliban, The Ghost Inside, Arch Enemy and many more. The physical output of Cannonball Ride so far includes their debut EP "Breaking Walls And Building Bridges" (2009) and "Enchant The Flame And Let It Breathe" (2011). The next step has been reached with debut album "Emerge&See" (2014, to reach its highest Austrian Longplay Charts peak in #44). Single-Output "Ariadne" reached #62 in the Austrian Single Charts. Cannonball Ride is definitely climbing up the ladder with this statement and prove themselves constantly evolving.