Lead/Rhythm Guitars & Backing Vocals
Ian Samuel Totman (born August 8, 1979 in Hertfordshire, England) is a guitarist who plays lead and rhythm guitar for the power metal band DragonForce. Totman was born in England, but moved to New Zealand at an early age. He began playing classical guitar at the age of nine, receiving formal training for many years. He took part in three bands of very different styles before joining DragonForce.
Totman is the writer of many of the songs from DragonForce. He was also in a band called Demoniac which featured his future DragonForce guitar partner Herman Li. During his time with Demoniac, Sam was usually referred to as "Heimdall". Demoniac struggled to make any real progress at all despite releasing three albums and re-locating to London. Due to this, Demoniac split sometime in late 1999, shortly after the album The Fire and the Wind was released.
Totman is the primary songwriter of DragonForce, writing both music and lyrics for a majority of their discography.
With three metal albums of different styles under his sleeves before DragonForce, Sam is an experienced professional...or is he? Yes, but more from the drinking, partying side of metal!
Born in England but moved to New Zealand at an early age, Sam started playing the classical guitar at the age of 9 with formal musical training. A great guitar player with plenty of feelings in both rhythm and leads, complement his remarkable ability in writing extremely catchy songs; a perfect combination! The combination of Sam & Herman, two very different guitar players joining forces in DragonForce, is causing quite a stir in the modern metal scene. Watch out for their hyperactive performances, taking the live stage to another level.
Catchiest bands on the planet only!
Late 80's, early 90's video games music!
360 degree tornado jump Hands free booze drinking
Lots of BoozeDrink Holders
- Ibanez STM1 - Sam Totman Signature Model
- DiMarzio® Evolution Pickups- DiMarzio® HLM Pickups
Amplifications, Rig Setup & Misc:Anything Herman recommends