Anders Allhage


NA- E.F. Band - guitars (as Andy LaRocque)  
1985- King Diamond - guitars, keyboards (as Andy LaRocque)  
1997-2000 IllWill - guitars (as Andy LaRocque)  
2006- X-World/5 - guitars (as Andy LaRocque)  

Studio musician

1993 Death - guitars (as Andy LaRocque)  

Guest musician

1995 At The Gates - guitars (as Andy LaRocque)  
1998-2002 Evergrey - guitars (as Andy LaRocque)  
2000 Dimmu Borgir - guitars (as Andy LaRocque)  
2002 Melechesh - guitars (as Andy LaRocque)  
2002 Falconer - guitars (as Andy LaRocque)  
2003 Falconer - guitars (as Andy LaRocque)  
2005 Yyrkoon - guitars (as Andy LaRocque)  
2007 Sandalinas - guitars (as Andy LaRocque)  
2008 After All - guitars (as Andy LaRocque)  
2008 Darzamat - guitar solo (as Andy LaRocque)  
2009 Imagika - guitars (as Andy LaRocque)  
2010 Witchery - guitars (as Andy LaRocque)  
2011-2012 Snowy Shaw - guitars  
2012 Shining - guitars (as Andy LaRocque)  
2012 Enraged - guitar solo (as Andy LaRocque)  
2012 Maryann Cotton - guitar solo (as Andy LaRocque)  
2013 Deadlands - guitars (as Andy LaRocque)  
2013 Hell:On - guitars (as Andy LaRocque)  
2014 Below - guitars (as Andy LaRocque)  
2014 Voodoo Gods - guitars (as Andy LaRocque)  
2016 Shadowside - guitars (as Andy LaRocque)  
2018 At The Gates - guitars  
2020 Imperial Child - guitars (as Andy LaRocque)  

Personal information

Also known as: Andy LaRocque
Born on: 29.11.1962
Official website

Andy LaRocque (real name Anders Allhage, born 29 November 1962, Gothenburg, Sweden) is best known as the guitar player of the band King Diamond.


For King Diamond, he is also a songwriter and plays occasional keyboards. LaRocque started in the Swedish hard rock band Swedish Beauty that later switched names to Swedish Erotica. He also played on the Death album Individual Thought Patterns and the IllWill album Evilution, along with other former members of Mercyful Fate.

LaRocque contributed a guitar solo to the track "Cold", featured on the album Slaughter of the Soul by Swedish melodic death metal group At the Gates. Producer Fredrik Nordström was responsible for the idea, and telephoned LaRocque. At the Gates' guitarist Anders Björler gave LaRocque an audio cassette recording of the song. The tape played at the wrong speed at LaRocque's house, so LaRocque had to transcribe the recording. Two days after receiving the cassette, LaRocque laid down a guitar solo for the song within half an hour. Björler described the solo as "great" and in a November 2007 interview admitted he still couldn't play the solo "properly".

He can be heard on other albums as well, such as Falconer's Chapters from a Vale Forlorn, where he performed lead guitars on the song "Busted to the Floor".

He owns a studio called the "Los Angered Recordings" in Angered, Sweden, since 1995, where he records many albums of other bands. In 2007, Andy moved the studio to Varberg and renamed the studio to "Sonic Train Studios" where he keeps producing bands to this date.

He is well known for his signature guitar style incorporating neoclassical elements into his playing. He has a very distinct guitar tone for his solos, and often incorporates layers of harmonies over his scale runs and phrasing.

(source: Wikipedia)