Rig tour: Eirik Kråkenes reveals the gear behind Astrosaur’s post-metal onslaught

The guitar gear of Astrosaur's Eirik Kråkenes
(Image credit: Quinten Quist)

If you’re looking for credentials, Eirik Kråkenes - the virtuoso guitarist and leader of Norwegian instrumental progsters Astrosaur - has them in abundance.

As a guitarist, Kråkenes has played with heavy icons like Leprous and Ihsahn, and, along with his bandmates bassist Steinar Glas and drummer Jonatan Eikum, studied at the Conservatory of Music in Kristiansand.

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Michael Astley-Brown
Editor-in-Chief, GuitarWorld.com

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of GuitarWorld.com, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism from Cardiff University, and over a decade's experience writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as 20 years of recording and live experience in original and function bands. During his career, he has interviewed the likes of John Frusciante, Chris Cornell, Tom Morello, Matt Bellamy, Kirk Hammett, Jerry Cantrell, Joe Satriani, Tom DeLonge, Ed O'Brien, Polyphia, Tosin Abasi, Yvette Young and many more. In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.