Rusty Pacemaker was born in 1974 and lives in Lanzenkirchen, Austria. He is into heavy music since his childhood and started to make his own music in 2003. Rusty never took any lessons on an instrument or joined any musical education. He started to play guitar and in order to complete his first songs he just grabbed a bass and did the vocals. To be able to publish his music he founded the label SOLANUM RECORDS in the year 2010. His idea of being an artist is strongly influenced by one of his idols, ‚Bathory' - mastermind Quorthon who sadly passed away.


Rusty first started writing songs in 2003. Very soon he dreamt of creating, recording and producing his own music. After having written and recorded the first five songs in a rough demo version, he got to know Franz Löchinger, a professional drummer, who agreed to play the drums on the album. To complete a full length opus, Rusty wrote another five songs and slowly collected recording devices and studio equipment. At that time Rusty (which is the artist‘s nickname) just added the word Pacemaker and hence had his pseudonym as an artist.

The recording of ‚Blackness and White Light‘ was finished in 2009, mixing and mastering happened in 2009 and 2010 in Rusty’s, by then named, White Studio. A release date was set for the 20th of October 2010. The album was published by the new record label Solanum Records.

Right after having finished ‚Blackness and White Light‘ Rusty Pacemaker decided to improve his studio situation as he found the working condition in the White Studio quite frustrating. So the studio was completely rebuilt to set a new standard and push things forward.


In 2011 while ‚Blackness and White Light‘ still was promoted, Rusty Pacemaker wrote new songs for the second album under the working title ‚ruins‘. The preproduction was finished in 2012 as Rusty decided to skip writing the lines for the solo guitars what he planned to do while recording the album to give the material a spontanous character. The drum tracks were recorded in the Udio Media Studio, Vienna with Sound Engineer Norbert Leitner and drummer Franz Löchinger in only one day. In Rustys White Studio all other instruments and vocals were recorded between 2012 and 2014. Finally, Markus Stock mixed and mastered the album in his Klangschmiede Studio E.

To be continued...