Son Of A Shotgun started in 2015 in Kristiansand, Norway, as a one-man-band. It was formed by songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Ivan “Meathook” Gujic – guitar player of biggest and the meanest Norwegian Death Metal band Blood Red Throne.
The debut album “Mexican Standoff” was released in 2017, featuring Jan Axel “Hellhammer” Blomberg (Mayhem, Acturus), Kjell “Damage” Karlsen (Chrome Division, ex- Breed) and Maurice Adams (Horizon Ablaze, Motorfinger, ex- Breed). After the release, Meathook kicked off a Norwegian tour, covering all the biggest cities in Norway and headlining the Southern Discomfort Metal Festival.
Signing to Alpha Omega Management gave opportunity to play with Cannibal Corpse, and make a documentary of it. Meathook has also made some music videos for SOAS.
In 2019, 3-way split-album “Sons Of Red Visions” was released.
Nowadays, Son Of A Shotgun is a full-member band with Norway’s best extreme musicians:
Kriss “The Fuze” – drums;
Stian “Gundownyourson” – bass;
Henrik “Nomansland” – vocal cords;
Lennart von Essen – guitar;
Ivan “Meathook” Gujic – guitars and vocals.
The debut gig in new line-up happened in Oslo 2019, with a mind-blowing appearance – fully uniformed and war-painted – military precision gig.
New EP, “Be For Oss Alle”, was recorded at Meathook Studios in the beginning of 2020. It was mixed and mastered by Christian Donaldson of Cryptopsy, and planned to be released the same year.