Tom Fountainhead

Fountainhead is the alter-ego of guitarist / composer / producer Tom Geldschläger. Currently operating from his studio in Berlin, Germany, "the Steve Vai of the new millenium" has appeared on hundreds of releases, toured the world and changed the very idea of what the guitar can do for over a decade.

Tom has recorded and/or toured with artists and bands like Marco Minnemann, Defeated Sanity, Xell, Hannes Grossmann, Amogh Symphony, Christian Münzner and Nader Sadek and has been featured in various music magazines around the globe (most recently "Guitar Plus" and "Guitar World"). He was the lead guitarist for internationally acclaimed technical death metal band Obscura (contributing his signature guitar style & songwriting to their billboard-charts-entering "Akroasis" album), worked on award winning movie scores and has mixed & mastered hundreds of records for clients from all over the world.

His solo releases "Fear Is The Enemy" and "Reverse Engineering" have received rave reviews and secured him a dedicated following in just a few short years. He is the author of several books of musical notation (clients include legendary bands like Defeated Sanity & Amogh Symphony) - with his first "traditional" book, "Mental strategies for the evolving musician", scheduled for an early 2019 release.
He has taught hundreds of private students as well as thousands through online courses & masterclass tours, covering everything from guitar techniques to music production to songwriting to increasing focus & creativity as a musician.

He's known for using fretless guitars for more information. predominantly, making him the figurehead of this otherwise rarely used breed of guitar to a new generation of guitar and metal fans - a "modern day guitar legend" indeed.