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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…)

Gojira Takes You on the Road with New Short Film Series

Posted on May 7th, 2014 by MDuffy

Ever wonder what it’s like to tour with a band like Gojira?

Well, the French metallers are giving fans a look at life on the road with a series of video vignettes that truly go behind the scenes of their current romp around the world.

Thus far, featurettes have emerged from cities like Los Angeles and San Francisco, and more are likely to come.

Check out the clip that officially kicked off their tour below.

This or the Apocalypse Tease New Music

Posted on May 2nd, 2014 by MDuffy

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This or the Apocalypse hit a milestone this week by reaching 100,000 likes on Facebook, and the Lancaster, Pa., metalcore band offered a treat to its fans to celebrate.

Currently, This or the Apocalypse is working on material for their fifth studio album, the follow-up to 2012′s Dead Years, so they released a 30-second teaser of what’s to come. Sounds like it’s going to be hard-hitting as ever.

Check it out after the jump.  (more…)

Watch Guthrie Govan Create a Killer Loop

Posted on April 23rd, 2014 by MDuffy


Guthrie Govan recently filmed a demo of the Ditto X2 Looper from TC Electronics using his new signature Charvel guitar.

The Aristocrats axeman wasted no time in creating an amazing loop that built and built for just over two minutes.

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

Gojira Debut New DVD, Video for ‘Born in Winter’

Posted on April 10th, 2014 by MDuffy

French metal band Gojira might have released a killer new live CD/DVD called L’Enfant Sauvages earlier this year, but they also just recently dropped a new video for the mesmerizing track “Born in Winter.”

“Born in Winter” comes off the quartet’s 2012 album L’Enfant Sauvages, and its video has the song playing over spacey imagery that could hypnotize anyone.

Check out the clip below and click here for a list of Gojira’s spring tour dates with Mastodon and Kvelertak.

Jake E Lee Talks ‘Bark at the Moon’

Posted on April 2nd, 2014 by MDuffy

The legendary Jake E Lee recently helped the folks at Lava Cable celebrate their 10th anniversary by performing a show with his new band Red Dragon Cartel.

The former Ozzy Osbourne and Badlands guitarist even sat on the stage in Owasso, Okla., and answered questions from fans.

One highlight was when Lee showed the audience how he plays the classic hit “Bark at the Moon,” and you can watch a video from that moment after the jump. (more…)

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