Sascha Gerstner

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Sascha Gerstner
Gerstner in 2012
Gerstner in 2012
Background information
Born (1977-04-02) 2 April 1977 (age 43)
Stuttgart, Germany
GenresPower metal, speed metal, heavy metal, rock , synth rock
Occupation(s)Musician, songwriter
InstrumentsGuitar, vocals, keyboards
Associated actsFreedom Call, Helloween, Palast

Sascha Gerstner (born 2 April 1977) is a German musician, producer and songwriter, best known as one of the guitarists and backing vocalists of power metal band Helloween since 2003. He is also a former member of Freedom Call.[1]


Gerstner grew up in Nuremberg, Germany. He started playing keyboards at the age of six and switched to playing guitar when he was thirteen. His main musical influences were the Michael Schenker Group, Toto, Peter Gabriel, Chicago and Journey. At the age of seventeen, he started working as a studio guitarist in Nuremberg.

In 1996, Gerstner joined the cover band scene in South Germany, where he met his former bandmates from Freedom Call. He joined Freedom Call in 1998, with whom he recorded two albums and did three big tours in Europe before leaving in 2001.

After leaving Freedom Call, Gerstner co-founded a recording studio and worked as a producer and songwriter for other young artists until Helloween producer Charlie Bauerfeind contacted him and introduced him to guitarist Michael Weikath. In 2002, Gerstner joined Helloween.

Gerstner is endorsed by Dean Guitars and Blackstar Amplifiers.


Freedom Call[edit]




  1. ^ Sharpe-Young, Garry (2007). Metal: The Definitive Guide : Heavy, NWOBH, Progressive, Thrash, Death, Black, Gothic, Doom, Nu. Jawbone Press. p. 343. ISBN 9781906002015. Retrieved 10 November 2014.

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