Josh Kulack - Lead Guitar
Lead guitarist Josh Kulack of Rochester, MN has always been attracted to metal shred style guitar, with complementary interests in blues, jazz, and classical guitar playing. At a young age, he was influenced by the styles of bands like the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Metallica, and the shredding skills and image branding of guitarist Slash from Guns N’ Roses. More recently, he has been inspired by his favorite band Avenged Sevenfold and the technical skills of guitarist Brian Haner. At age 11, his parents recognized his significant potential and interest in music, and bought him his first guitar to start formal lessons with local instructor Kevin Carey. His guitar performance began in cover bands in his early teen years, at which time he decided to branch out and begin writing music, quickly progressing to writing 9th Planet Out songs “Warrior” and “Take Back Your Words” at the age of 14. Josh is currently a guitar teacher himself, and enjoys using his talent and experience to inspire his students to grow in their own skills. He is interested in architectural design and welding, as well as clothing and wardrobe design, and uses these skills to further the branding and production quality of 9th Planet Out, including the design and coordination of the band’s complex and intense laser display and on-stage pyrotechnics. He also enjoys traveling, hanging out with friends, and has a special interest in animals, including his iguana Buddy and 6ft boa constrictor Monty.