Being fortunate to have a guitar teacher who not only taught him to play the instrument, but also gave him lessons in musical theory, Lars started composing songs at around the age of 12. At this time he also started developing interest in mastering the instrument, being intrigued by guitar players such as Ritchie Blackmore, Yngwie Malmsteen, Joe Stump and John Petrucci, as well as classical composers like Johann Sebastian Bach, Ludwig van Beethoven and Niccolò Paganini. With all of these influences, his personal style began to emerge. After playing in local bands for a few years, he became frustrated with his fellow musicians' lack of passion, so he focused on a solo career and on online projects with other passionate musicians, being a founding member of Power/Progressive Metal band Damned Empire. Read more on Last.fm.
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