I loved kiss when I was young. Then Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin.
As for guitar players, I like Yngwie Malmsteen and Steve Vai. I really have so many influences it's hard to pin down a favorite.
Regarding Dark Matter:
My favorite Dark Matter song has always been Silhouette. I just love the way it flows.
I use Blackstar amps and Ibanez guitars. I played in the bands Equinox, Celebrity, No Kings, Texas Attitude, and Wikked Jester.