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Chasing Safety Release New Video for ‘We Believe’

Posted on January 16th, 2014 by MDuffy


Chasing Safety has a new EP called The Machine coming out Jan. 28, but the band formerly known as Us, From Outside has already released a music video for the track “We Believe.”

Filmed by Carlo Oppermann, the clip splices shots of the band performing the song in a woodsy setting with a wanderer searching for something elusive.  All the while, quick cuts to a kaleidoscopic lens distorts the look of the video.

Click here to watch the video over on Alternative Press and visit Chasing Safety’s official Facebook page for more information.

Skarlett Riot Drop New Video for ‘Rock N Roll Queen’

Posted on January 2nd, 2014 by MDuffy

U.K. rockers Skarlett Riot recently released a music video for the track “Rock N Roll Queen,” which comes off their debut full-length album Tear Me Down.

The clip was shot last summer at Sound Control in Manchester and features the quartet whipping the crowd into a frenzy as they run through their new single.

Check out the video below and visit Skarlett Riot’s official website for more information.

Adrenaline Mob Release New Lyric Video

Posted on December 20th, 2013 by MDuffy


Adrenaline Mob’s latest album Men of Honor is set to drop on Feb. 18, and the supergroup recently premiered a lyric video for one of their new tracks.

“Come On Get Up” is led by a thumping groove and heavy guitar riffs.  In addition, guitarist Mike Orlando handles some of the vocal duties, trading lines with singer Russell Allen.

Check out the lyric video after the jump and visit Adrenaline Mob’s official Facebook page for more information.  (more…)

Jake E Lee Rocks the Whisky With Red Dragon Cartel

Posted on December 13th, 2013 by MDuffy

Many years ago, the legendary Jake E Lee quietly rode off into the sunset after an amazing career with Ozzy Osbourne and Badlands, preferring to live a life out of the spotlight.

Now, with a new band – Red Dragon Cartel – and a new white Charvel signature guitar, Lee is back. Twenty years was certainly a long time to wait, but perhaps that’s what made Thursday night’s debut concert at Whisky A Go Go so special.

Fans packed the Hollywood landmark eager to see the wild-haired guitarist do his thing, with the crowd growing after each opening act completed their brief sets.

By the time the clock struck 11, Eddie Trunk, the influential hard rock and heavy metal radio personality (and host of VH1 Classic’s That Metal Show), walked out on stage to introduce Lee. Trunk told the story of how he worked for years to not only seek out Lee, but also book him on That Metal Show, first as guest guitarist, and finally as a member of the rock-talk roundtable.

Eventually, around 11:30 p.m., it was time. Descending the Whisky’s stairs from the dressing room to wild applause, Lee unbound the topknot in his long hair, acknowledged the audience with an appreciative grin and picked up his trademark weapon. (more…)

Red Dragon Cartel Release New Tracks Ahead of Album Release

Posted on December 12th, 2013 by MDuffy


Jake E Lee’s new band Red Dragon Cartel is set to release its self-titled debut album on Jan. 28, but they’re giving fans a taste of the new music with a lyric video for the track “Feeder.”

In addition to his current bandmates, the former Ozzy Osbourne and Badlands guitarist teamed up Cheap Trick’s Robin Zander to sing on “Feeder,” and the album also boasts guests like former Iron Maiden vocalist Paul Di’Anno, ex-Pantera bassist Rex Brown and In This Moment frontwoman Maria Brink.

If fans pre-order the record via iTunes or Amazon, they will also receive an instant download of a second new track called “Deceived.”

In the meantime, check out the clip for “Feeder” after the jump and visit Red Dragon Cartel’s official Facebook page for upcoming tour dates. (more…)

Take a Lesson in Thrash Metal Guitar With Dave Nassie

Posted on December 10th, 2013 by MDuffy


Guitarist Dave Nassie was recently featured in another lesson from Next Level Guitar, in which he explored fast picking rhythm techniques inspired by Testament.

Watch Nassie in action below and click here for more tutorials.

Watch De La Tierra’s Brutal New Video for ‘Maldita Historia’

Posted on December 4th, 2013 by MDuffy


When Sepultura’s Andreas Kisser previously talked to Charvel.com about his new band De La Tierra, he said the music would be heavy.

De La Tierra’s initial music video from their upcoming self-titled debut album proves Kisser to be correct.

In the clip for “Maldita Historia,” the band – which also consists of Andrés Giménez, former leader of A.N.I.M.A.L., Sr. Flavio, bassist of Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, and Alex González, drummer of Manà
- performs in a dingy basement with strobe lights and quick cuts adding to the insanity of the hard-hitting song.

Check out the video below and visit De La Tierra’s official website for more information.

Charvel Q&A: Andy Williams of Every Time I Die

Posted on November 26th, 2013 by MDuffy


Currently on tour with Letlive and Code Orange Kids, Andy Williams of Every Time I Die has been hard at work igniting sold-out crowds with his searing fretwork.

The Buffalo, N.Y., native has been doing it for a long time, too.  Founding the metalcore band in 1998, Williams marvels at the fact that Every Time I Die continues to chug along 16 years later.

Charvel.com recently caught up with Williams to chat about the guitar he’s taking on the road with him and the secret to keeping a band together.

Charvel.com: What drew you to Charvel guitars originally?

Williams: I’m not really into guitars with a Floyd Rose on it, but I noticd that Joe [Duplantier] of Gojira has a stop tail piece on his.  I thought, “Holy shit, they have stop tails, hard tails.  This is going to work.”  I’m a guy that has always loved Strats, and so what I ended up using is one of the super Strats, the Pro Mod San Dimas with a hard tail.  It’s what I’ll bring out with me on the road.

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Warren DeMartini and Jake E Lee Wow Fans in Japan

Posted on November 20th, 2013 by MDuffy


Hundreds of fans in Japan were recently treated to a rare meeting of rock royalty, as the legendary Warren DeMartini and Jake E Lee came together for a series of clinics in Osaka and Tokyo.

In each location, DeMartini and Lee participated in two clinics per day – one for area dealers and one for fans.

During the clinics, DeMartini and Lee shared stories from their days living in a house together in Los Angeles, writing some of their bigger riffs – such as DeMartini’s “Round and Round” with RATT and Lee’s “Bark at the Moon” with Ozzy Osbourne – under the same roof.

Then, as a special treat, the guitarists demonstrated what being that room would have sounded like, playing both songs at the same time.

Check out more pictures from the event here. 

The ‘Bad Girls Club’ Fights Over Falling in Reverse in New Video

Posted on November 19th, 2013 by MDuffy

In their new video for “Bad Girls Club,” the guys in Falling in Reverse are nearly overrun by dueling female gangs… but perhaps that isn’t the worst problem to have.

The track comes off Falling in Reverse’s latest album Fashionably Late, which was released earlier this year.

Check out the action below and visit Falling in Reverse’s official website for a full list of tour dates.

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