Fredrik is a rock/fusion guitar player living in the south of Sweden. He works as a solo artist, session player, clinician and guitar teacher.
Fredrik got interested in the guitar after watching a Guns N' Roses live concert on Swedish television. A couple of days later his parents bought him his first electric guitar. The rest is history...
In 2011, Fredrik released his debut solo album "Silhouettes" which, according to many critics, was an innovative style of instrumental guitar music. It was followed up in 2017 by his second solo album entitled "Static Alteration".
In October 2020, Fredrik started the progressive rock/fusion band M3 alongside drummer Carl Williams and bass player Simon Hall. They are currently writing music for their first album.
During his time as a guitar player, Fredrik has played and worked with some well-renowned musicians such as: Ron "Bumblefoot Thal (ex. Guns N' Roses), Mattias IA Eklundh,
Brett Garsed, Dave Martone, Danny Burton, Lalle Larsson, Carl Williams, Simon Hall etc.
His music and work has been mentioned on numerous websites and international magazines e.g Guitar Player Magazine,
Guitar Ink, Sweden Rock Magazine, Gitar Plus, Shred Academy, Axe Magazine etc.
Fredrik also works as a guitar instructor at JamPlay, one of the biggest online lesson sites in the world.
Fractal Audio Systems, DiMarzio Pickups/Cables & Hawk Picks
Quotes and reviews about Fredrik's music:
"You should hear this guy play! He is a Scandinavian
- Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (ex. Guns N' Roses, Sons of Apollo, Asia)
"Pihl's masterful technique is as scary as his wacky compositional chops. He frightens me!"
- Michael Molenda (Guitar Player magazine)
"Very impressive playing"
Jeff Scott Soto (ex. Yngwie Malmsteen, Talisman, Journey, Soto)
"I really like your album, great work my friend!"
- Glen Drover (ex. Megadeth, Testament)
"I just listened to your album. Sounds great! Nice job!"
- Mattias IA Eklundh (Freak Kitchen)
"I checked out a few audio clips on your site... Sounds good, sounds different than everybody else out there."
- George Bellas
"In Focuz is a project that Fredrik Pihl does with another guitar player named Christian Johansson. These guys have a very good musical taste. A unique musicality with high quality fusion phrasing. They blend their way in soloing, and everyone can feel the emotion that went through it."
"Watch out for Freak out Fredrik!!!! Great ideas, tone and chops!"
- Dave Martone
"Fredrik Pihl has from my point a view, opened a breach in the quite closed world of instrumental guitar."
- Spirit of metal webzine
As solo artist:
Vertigo (single) - 2019
Hope (Single) - 2018
Crimson skies (single) - 2018
Static Alteration - 2017
Beyond my eyes (single) - 2016
The road home (single) - 2015
Nuances (single) - 2014
Cthulu whisper (single) - 2012
Silhouettes - 2011
Various artists - Shred Freak - 2013
Various artists - Freaky guitars; our revenge - 2006
M3 - Revvolution D20 (single) - 2020
In Focuz - I don't mind (single) - 2018
The Rockoutz - Demo - 2014
Indemnity - 16 hours of darkness (EP) - 2004
Danny Burton - Songs of self loathing lament and fear - 2020
Nelson - Kings and queens - 2020
Jonathan Shearman - Empty lives - 2020
Mikael Svensson - A moment of life to live - 2020
Lakewood - Upcoming album - 2018
Encrypted Nomad - Guitar gigolo - 2014
Simon Hermansson - A funny confusion - 2011
Martin Månsson Sjöstrand trio - Med vänner - 2011
FSX - Sins - 2010
Meeri Brandum - Aldrig hänt - 2001