Andreas Kisser is widely known as the ace shredder for Brazilian metal stalwarts Sepultura, and that band has an album coming out on Oct. 25.
But in the past year, Kisser has been working with another band, the all-star lineup of De La Tierra.
Made up of Álex González (Maná), Flavio Cianciarulo (Los Fabulosos Cadillacs) and Andrés Giménez (D-mente, A.N.I.M.A.L.), De La Tierra has paired with Stanley Soares, a longtime Sepultura collaborator, to produce music that is definitely heavy.
This is no supergroup, however. Kisser notes that the collaboration came together organically with a notion to continue as a group beyond their debut album.
Charvel.com recently caught up with Kisser to get the inside scoop on De La Tierra.
Charvel.com: How did De La Tierra originally come about?
Kisser: It’s amazing. I’m so glad that I received the invitation from these guys. It started with Álex González, who is the drummer from Maná, and Andrés Giménez from Argentina. Álex is a metalhead. Even when he plays with Maná, you see the skulls on his drum set. He wants to show that he has some metal blood. He and Andres were talking about this project for like eight years. It was always, “Come on, let’s do this.” And finally, they said, “Let’s make it happen.” That was last year, and Álex called me about this heavy project. He said we wanted to sing in Spanish, and I said, “F**k, that’s great!” With me here, we could put some Portuguese on there, as well. (more…)
Guitarists Matt Marshall and Xavier Adames of New Jersey-based post-hardcore band Palisades have officially joined the Charvel family.
The sextet teamed up with producer Cameron Mizell at Chango Studios (Sleeping With Sirens, Memphis May Fire, Woe Is Me) to recently release the full-length album Outcasts, on which Andy Leo from Crown The Empire, Chris Roetter from Like Moths To Flames and Tyler Carter of Issues contributed guest vocals.
Palisades currently has a few U.S. tour dates scheduled for this summer before heading to Europe with Silverstein and Dream on Dreamer.
Armed with the strength of their new album “Outcasts”, PALISADES will be unstoppable by this summer.
When All That Remains played LAZERfest in Des Moines, Iowa, earlier this year, lucky fan Alex Arias won the chance to perform on stage with the band, and the young guitarist definitely made the most of his opportunity.
Arias joined All That Remains for a version of their hit “Stand Up” from the band’s 2012 album A War You Cannot Win.
Watch him in action below and visit All That Remains’ official website for upcoming tour dates.
The former Ozzy Osbourne and Badlands axeman actually sat down with the guys of That Metal Show earlier in the season to talk about his latest project Jake E. Lee’s Red Dragon Cartel. But as the program’s musical accompaniment, Lee demonstrated that his fretwork is as fiery as ever.
Charvel is proud to welcome U.K. guitarist Guthrie Govan to the family. A highly-respected and in-demand virtuoso guitarist, Govan travels the world as both a performer and clinician. Govan is currently splitting time between his rock/fusion trio, The Aristocrats, and touring the world with Steven Wilson’s band, promoting Wilson’s Alan Parsons-produced album, The Raven That Refused to Sing (And Other Stories).
Govan made a name for himself in 1993, winning Guitarist Magazine’s “Guitarist of the Year” competition: he subsequently worked as a regular transcriber for U.K. magazine Guitar Techniques. He has since appeared with Asia, GPS, Dizzee Rascal and The Young Punx. His diverse playing style ranges from classic shred to jazz-fusion to blues-rock, all of which are clearly evident on his solo album Erotic Cakes and throughout his numerous other musical projects.
“These guitars sound great, and the necks are just ridiculous,” said Govan. “The good people at Charvel are encouragingly keen to hear all my feedback about their instruments. Whenever I share an idea with them, it feels like they’re really listening – so I’m very excited to be working with these guys and I look forward to seeing what we can do together in the future.”
“Guthrie Govan is one of the best performers playing today, and we’re proud to welcome him to the Charvel ‘family,’” said Michael McGregor, product manager for Charvel Guitars. “He is currently road-testing a few Charvel models, and we are in the research and development phase of some possible future Charvel guitars.”
Visit the Aristocrats’ official website to check out their recently-released album Culture Clash and a list of upcoming tour dates.
Guitar Player magazine caught up with Adrenaline Mob guitarist Mike Orlando to touch on his band’s recently released EP of covers, Coverta.
Inside the July issue, the Charvel artist explains what it’s like covering the Door’s “Break on Through (to the Other Side),” and how he was very cautious in covering classic guitar solos from greats like Led Zeppelin, Van Halen and Black Sabbath.
“You can’t mess with greatness,” he said. “We picked iconic songs, and you run the risk of getting trampled on if you do things a different way.”
For more on this interview, order Guitar Player magazine here.
With a new album Starbound Beast coming out earlier this year, California metallers Huntress scored a choice spot on the summerlong Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival roster.
At the fest’s recent tour-opening event in San Bernadino, Calif., Huntress definitely earned their billing, unleashing a furious performance on an eager audience that held their horns high.
Calling to mind European heavy metal from the 1980s, Huntress’ dueling guitars provided great depth to their songs. Guitarists Blake Meahl and Anthony Crocamo seem to emit more thrash metal, but they also dabble in black metal and more melodic sounds.
Meanwhile, it is impossible to take ones eyes off Huntress’ Jill Janus, whose stage presence is full of dark energy. Donning a black cape on a day where temperatures reached the triple digits, Janus stalked back and forth, alternating between creeping ghoul and marching soldier. (more…)
Progressive/fusion band the Aristocrats have their second full-length album coming out July 16 in the form of Culture Clash, and the trio has offered fans a taste of the new tracks.
Made up of guitarist Guthrie Govan, bassist Bryan Beller and drummer Marco Minnemann, the Aristocrats believe they have pushed the envelope even further with this record.
Govan recently told MusicRadar, “We have an unreasonable amount of fun playing together. Every 20 seconds, I’ll hear something from one of the other guys that just makes me smile, or it terrifies me. But it keeps you on your toes. We all play for the same reasons.”
Watch the video below and visit the Aristocrats’ official website for a list of upcoming tour dates.