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Watch a New Live Video from This or the Apocalypse

Posted on August 7th, 2014 by MDuffy


Triforce Studios in New York City recently dropped a live video of the dudes in This or the Apocalypse thrashing through the song “Powerhawk” at a particularly brutal show.

The track comes off the Lancaster, Penn., metallers’ 2012 album, Dead Years, which was released via LifeForce Records.

Check out the clip after the jump. (more…)

Watch Falling in Reverse Cover ‘Gangsta’s Paradise’ at AP Awards

Posted on July 30th, 2014 by MDuffy


Falling in Reverse certainly threw a party on stage when they recently performed their cover of “Gangsta’s Paradise” at the inaugural Alternative Press Music Awards.

Held in Cleveland outside the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Falling in Reverse were joined by Tyler Carter of Issues and the one-and-only Coolio, who originally recorded the song for his 1995 album of the same name.

Check out all the action in the clip after the jump. (more…)

Jam Alongside Guthrie Govan’s Signature Tracks

Posted on July 21st, 2014 by MDuffy


Working with Jam Track Central, the great Guthrie Govan has released an instructional program that can teach you some of his trickiest tracks.

Watch Govan play snippets of the songs “Plucky Seven,” “Man Alive” and “Five to Three” and try to play along with him in the video after the jump. (more…)

Peek Behind the Scenes of Miss May I’s Tour

Posted on July 10th, 2014 by MDuffy


The dudes in Miss May I have been on the road for much of the year after releasing Rise of the Lion in April.

If you haven’t had a chance to see the Ohio-based metal merchants yet, the band has released a video showing Miss May I both on and off the stage, offering a solid behind-the-scenes look at the touring life.

Check out the feature after the jump and click here for more tour dates. (more…)

Affiance Goes ‘Limitless’ in New Song

Posted on July 2nd, 2014 by MDuffy


Cleveland-based metal merchants Affiance recently dropped a lyric video for brand-new track “Limitless,” which is from the band’s upcoming album Blackout (due Sept. 23).

Check out the fresh material after the jump. (more…)

Watch Falling in Reverse Live from Warped Tour

Posted on June 18th, 2014 by MDuffy

Warped Tour recently kicked off its 2014 run with an opening-day festival in Houston, where Falling in Reverse put on a killer set in the summer sun.

The band performed several of their rocking singalongs to whip the crowd into a frenzy, including “Alone,” “Born to Lead,” “The Drug in Me is You” and “Bad Girls Club.”

Luckily for those who couldn’t make it, footage is available from the show, which you can check out after the jump.  (more…)

Watch Havok’s New Video for ‘Chasing the Edge’

Posted on June 4th, 2014 by MDuffy


Denver thrash band Havok recently dropped a new video for “Chasing the Edge,” a track off 2013′s Unnatural Selection.

The clip features the quartet jamming out in front of backdrop depicting the galaxy, which goes along with the song’s theme of space exploration.

Check out Havok in action after the jump.  (more…)

Atlanta’s Dasher Rip Through New Video for ‘Go Rambo’

Posted on May 28th, 2014 by MDuffy

Atlanta art-punk trio Dasher recently dropped a new video for searing track “Go Rambo.”

In the clip, drummer/vocalist Kylee Kimbrough attacks her kit inside a rehearsal space while guitarist Kelly Stroup and bassist David Michaud get similarly aggressive on their instruments. The performance footage is intercut with scenes of an unknown entity dismembering a doll.

Feel the rush of “Go Rambo” in the clip after the jump.  (more…)

Guthrie Govan Talks Shop with the I Heart Guitar Blog

Posted on May 20th, 2014 by MDuffy


The great Guthrie Govan recently chatted with Peter Hodgson of the I Heart Guitar blog, and the two covered such topics as Govan’s early career and his work with musician Steven Wilson.

In addition, Govan talked extensively about his Charvel signature guitars.  The versatile axeman worked closely with Charvel to achieve his dream instrument.

“In Charvel you have a company who really seemed receptive to any input I could give them as a player, as someone who’s out there on the battlefield testing their products in challenging conditions,” Govan said.  ”So we started out with this concept of a super Strat, 24 frets, two humbuckers and a single coil, basswood and maple. It’s stuff I’d figured out over years and years of using various other guitars. This is the rough formula that will work for me if I have to take one guitar to a gig or session not knowing what I’d need.

“They were willing to custom-wind pickups for me based on certain hard-to-describe qualities that I was looking for. Rather than saying ‘I want this particular midrange and I want it to output this many millivolts,’ I said I wanted it to be really responsive to the range of different ways you can hit the strings. I want someone else to pick up the same guitar with the same amp settings and sound completely different.”

Govan certainly had a lot more to say throughout the interview. To read the full piece, click here.

Falling in Reverse Covers Coolio in New Punk Compilation

Posted on May 14th, 2014 by MDuffy


Appearing on Fearless Records’ Punk Goes ’90s Vol. 2 compilation, Falling in Reverse brought it back with a cover of Coolio’s “Gangsta’s Paradise.”

The song originally served as the title track to a 1995 Coolio album, in addition to landing on the soundtrack to the iconic movie Dangerous Minds that same year.

Falling in Reverse video version of the song definitely pays homage to its predecessor, which featured Coolio and actress Michelle Pfeiffer.

Check out the latest version of “Gangsta’s Paradise” after the jump. (more…)

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