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The Aristocrats Ready New Album ‘Tres Caballeros’

Posted on May 13th, 2015 by MDuffy

Guthrie Govan

Guitarist Guthrie Govan, bassist Bryan Beller and drummer Marco Minnemann are coming back soon with the Aristocrats’ third studio album, Tres Caballeros, which is due out June 23.

The effort will not only be released as a standard CD, but the band is also readying a deluxe CD/DVD that will include a 30-minute documentary featuring live and in-studio footage, outtakes and interviews.

For a taste of the music, preview the DVD after the jump and click here to pre-order your copy of Tres Caballeros.
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Young Guns Release Kerrang! Tour Video Diary

Posted on March 25th, 2015 by MDuffy

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While they were on the recent Kerrang! Tour, English rock band Young Guns played in front of crazy crowds eager to hear tracks from their upcoming album, Ones and Zeroes (June 8).

How were they received? And what’s coming for the rest of 2015? Well, you can get the inside scoop on Young Guns’ life on the tour with a new video diary.

Check it out after the jump.

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Guthrie Govan, Chip Ellis Discuss New Govan Signature Model

Posted on February 18th, 2015 by MDuffy

Guthrie Govan Chip Ellis

At the this year’s NAMM Show, representatives from the Music Zoo got Guthrie Govan together with Charvel Master Builder Chip Ellis to talk about the Aristocrats axeman’s new signature guitar.

The two discussed the unique aspects of the model, in addition to some of the challenges that they overcame to get to the final masterpiece.

In addition, Govan will appear at the Music Zoo in Roslyn, N.Y., on Feb. 23 at 6 p.m. to host a clinic and gear demo. The virtuoso guitarist will also participate in an interview moderated by Guitar World contributing editor and columnist Andy Aledort and a meet-and-greet with fans.

Watch Govan and Ellis’ conversation after the jump and click here for tickets to the exciting event.
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Christian Martucci Talks Vintage Amp, Runs Through New Song

Posted on February 10th, 2015 by MDuffy

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Stone Sour guitarist Christian Martucci recently sat down with representatives from ENGL Amps to talk about why he wanted to use the Retro Tube 50 head during his band’s live shows.

In addition, he runs through a song he put together with Stone Sour drummer Roy Mayorga and Strung Out bassist Chris Aiken while wielding a beautiful ash Charvel guitar.

Watch Martucci in action after the jump.  (more…)

The Aristocrats Debut Sneak Peek of New Live Album

Posted on January 21st, 2015 by MDuffy

Guthrie Govan
With their new album and DVD combo, Culture Clash Live, coming out this week, the Aristocrats have released a video of guitarist Guthrie Govan, bassist Bryan Beller and drummer Marco Minnemann performing the title track.

Watch the “Culture Clash” after the jump and pick up Culture Clash Live here. (more…)

NeoGeoFanatic Pits the Super Stock So-Cal and SD1 FR Against Each Other in a Solo Battle

Posted on December 30th, 2014 by MDuffy

NeoGeoFanatic’s latest demo is certainly a doozy, as the prolific French guitarist pits the Charvel Super Stock So-Cal in Silver Sparkle and the Super Stock SD1 FR in Sunset Orange Flake against one another in a solo battle.

Watch after the jump as he puts each one through the paces, going back and forth with scorching licks.  (more…)

Matt’s Music Center Demos a Custom Shop Red Flame San Dimas

Posted on December 24th, 2014 by MDuffy

Matt’s Music Center in Weymouth, Mass., has been waiting for about two-and-a-half years for their Charvel Custom Shop San Dimas models in a striking Red Flame finish, but they attest that the anticipation was worth it.

With only five models made, the Red Flame San Dimas axes are quite limited. Luckily, Chris Bryant of Matt’s Music recently pulled one of them out for a quick demo.

Check out what these guitars can do after the jump. (more…)

Guitar World Demos the Jake E Lee Signature Model

Posted on December 3rd, 2014 by MDuffy


Paul Riario of Guitar World recently ran through one of the Charvel Jake E Lee signature model guitars and noted that it was one of his favorite new releases of 2014.

The axe is based on the distinctive white “Charvel-ized” instrument the former Ozzy Osbourne and Badlands guitarist has played ever since he bought it new back in 1975.

“If you’ve been a fan of Jake E Lee, then this part guitar is a no-brainer,” said Riario. “But if you just like a no-nonsense guitar that is performance enhanced, this is the model to check out. It’s certainly one of my faves.”

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

Evergrey Releases New Video for ‘King of Errors’

Posted on November 7th, 2014 by MDuffy


Swedish metallers Evergrey recently released a breathtaking new video for the track “King of Errors,” the first single off their new album, Hymns for the Broken.

The clip begins with images of rugged forests and undulating water making it difficult for a group of hooded figures to make their journey. In addition, the band performs the song on a harrowing platform high above the ground below.

Check out the video for “King of Errors” after the jump and don’t miss the killer solo from guitarist Henrik Danhage. (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…)

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