Fountainhead is the alter-ego of guitar player / composer / producer Tom Geldschläger. Operating from his studio in Berlin, Germany, Tom has appeared on countless records as a guitar-player, arranger, music-producer, mixing-engineer and more. He’s recorded and toured with artists like Belphegor, Marco Minnemann, Defeated Sanity, Xell, Hannes Grossmann, Voodoogods, Amogh Symphony or Nader Sadek, has been featured in various music-magazines around the globe and was the lead-guitarist for internationally-acclaimed band Obscura’s “Akroasis” album ( to which he also contributed the 15-minute epic “Weltseele”). He is already widely regarded as a “modern-day guitar legend”, thanks to his inimitable playing style and fearless use of the fretless guitar. He’s currently endorsed by Aristides Guitars, Steinberg Software, Loxx Products, Engl Amplification, Neural DSP Plug-ins, Deadweald Audio Engineering, Elixir Strings, MONO cases and Bareknuckle Pickups. Since “Fear Is The Enemy” kickstarted his solo career in 2013, Tom has released several albums worth of enigmatic progressive but distinctly catchy material under the “Fountainhead” moniker. With his first headlining-tour of india in the books, 2024 will see the release Fountainhead’s biggest project yet: “Changeling”, a 60-minute concept-album tour-de-force of progressive and extreme music featuring over 50 different musicians and the fullest realization of everything that makes Tom a standout in the current music-scene. He also has 2 books about music, creativity and the psychology behind playing music under his belt and has established himself as sought-after mixing-and-mastering engineer with clients all over the world as well as a in-demand teacher and coach to musicians seeking to improve their creative expression and skill.


The Steve Vai of the new millennium.

Christian Münzner (Obscura, Necrophagist, Spawn Of Possession)

Stunning, yes stunning music and guitar.

Laurie Monk,

I LOVE Fountainhead. great orchestrations and adventurous music, like nothing you’ve ever heard before.

Richard Hallebeek (RHP, Weaveworld)

Fountainhead provides a mind blowing trip into musical realms largely untraveled. Pure, instrumental greatness.

It is my opinion that of the new guitarists described as “innovators”, Fountainhead is the most deserving of this title.

Mike Abdow (Fates Warning, Ray Alder)

Tom is one of the most expressive guitar players in my dictionary – who is also a fantastic composer/producer.

Vishal J. Singh (Amogh Symphony)

WOW! That´s some beautiful guitar playing.

Karl Sanders (Nile)

He’´s unique in a world of “cliche” guitarists. Awesome stuff.

Ray Riendeau (Halford, James LaBrie)

There is no one on this planet that can even attempt what he does on guitar! Amazing.

Bill Bruce (Shotgun Messiah, Mark Chapman Band)