Do You Like Instrumental Guitar Rock/Metal, That’s Played With Feeling, And Which Is Musically Diverse And Technically Accomplished? If So, Guitar Virtuoso Elmo Karjalainen Might Be Your Next Favourite Guitarist.

Now is your chance to download six of Elmo’s best songs, as a compilation album, for FREE! Money would be guaranteed back, except there’s no money involved. It’s all free. And you won’t be disappointed.

Here’s some other people saying whay they think about my music:

”[He] is very, very good” – Yngwie Malmsteen

[O]ne of the finest guitarists and instrumental albums I’ve heard in twenty years. Absolutely mind-blowing. – Rick Tilley (

“[Age of Heroes is] probaly one of the best guitar orientated, blues infused, soul searching pieces of instrumental beauty in the past 10 years” – We Rock Webzine

“[Age of Heroes] is probably the best shred album since Joe Satrianis Surfin’ With The Alien that will make you want to burn your own guitar & break your fingers so you could never play again. It really is that good.” –

“Karjalainen injects the record with so much passion, melody, wit and – most vitally – downright good songs that it’s well worth checking out for rock fans. Meanwhile guitar geeks won’t be disappointed as the playing is top notch from start to finish, with plenty of technical wizardry and flurries of notes to go with the intense feeling in the music.” – Rock And Roll Traffic

“From start to finish…this is one jaw-dropper of an album and full of astounding highlight moments in musicianship. If you like to hear real skill and the perfect love of the musical craft on full display…and you dig on instrumental-rock…do yourself a huge favour and go pick up The Free Guitar Album – you need this one.” – Jer @ SleepingBagStudios

“I’ve heard a lot of records, and have reviewed over 300 of them on the site so far, but nothing has been as poetic in song structure as this one. […] The best songwriters can create a visual with their lyrics, no doubt. But it takes a special kind of writer to create stories without uttering a word, and on Elmo Karjalainen’s “Where We Belong”, you get just that.” – Sell Out Records

“[The Free Guitar Album] is definitely the album to get for people who are new to Elmo, and/or instrumental guitar-rock. This is all instrumental, except for the odd spoken interlude. It contains awesome melodies and techniques… and whatever the hell you ever thought could be done with an electric guitar!” –

“Able to shred with the best of them, Elmo also likes to stretch out his notes and phrases in a tasteful melodic fashion– showcasing his tonal range and trem approach.”
JP Stratoblogster

“His solo melodies are well-crafted and fit well harmonically, he shows flashes of blinding speed but not too often, he even cracks a great joke […]. There’s nothing left to be desired here.”

This truly is guitar music worth checking out. A reviewer for The Ripple Effect put it like this: “On his new release, Unintelligent Designs, a sixteen track solo shot over the bow of the rock mothership, Elmo establishes himself as an elite world class rock guitar master […]. Unintelligent Designs is an Elmo coming out party of sorts.  It begs you to listen and, if you do, if you listen critically, even if you are not a guitarist, you will come away impressed.  I’m adding Elmo Karjalainen to my guitar Gods list, right up there with the 100 that made Rolling Stone’s list.”

Elmo’s guitar playing is both technical and soulful, and at times humorous. His music is diverse, but still manages to stay true to the tradition of guitar masters like Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, and Jeff Beck.

For a limited time Elmo is giving away four songs, one from each of his albums. Just enter your details on the right hand side of this page and you will be sent the download link to the free tracks.

So enter your name and email address and download your free tracks. You’ll be glad you did, because this definitely is music worth checking out.