The next logical step was to form his own band, together with some friends, and write songs. This band went through several lineup and name changes (some names that lasted longer than others were Redeemer, Zodiak and Prophecy) and recorded one demo in 1986. Things didn’t really lead anywhere due to a constant rotation of members. Around that time his band shared the rehearsal room with another local band called Lucifer’s Heritage and when Marcus was invited to jam with them and asked to join the band, everything fell into place.
Marcus has been giving guitar lessons at the online school guitarmasterclass.net for some time and when Frederik asked him if he would be interested in playing a couple of shows with his side band, Sinbreed, he immediately agreed. In 2012 Marcus officially joined Sinbreed and recorded the album „Shadows“ with the band. In late 2014 he left the band again because of conflicting schedules. Every now and then Marcus recorded guest contributions for friends (Heavenward, Reveal, Van Canto or Metacrose to name a few) and in 2019 he was asked to join the current live lineup of Demons and Wizards in which he plays bass.
Marcus is playing Solar guitars, his favorite models are from the S1.6 LTD line. He uses the Synergy Amps modular tube preamps, his preferred modules are the Friedman HBE, the Friedman BB and the Soldano SLO. All his effects come from a Fractal Audio Axe FX II XL.
Marcus is married and has one son. He enjoys traveling and exploring new places. In his spare time, he loves reading books and graphic novels, watching movies or playing computer games, all those things being passions that already started early on in his childhood. He always liked spicy food, he needs his coffee in the morning, and he will never say no to a good glass of Scotch, his favorite drink will always be water though. When it comes to music his philosophy is very simple, for him there are only two kinds of music, the one he likes and the one he doesn’t like; completely independent of what band or style we are talking about.