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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…)

De La Tierra Release Video for ‘San Asesino’

Posted on March 27th, 2014 by MDuffy


De La Tierra has been making waves on the metal scene with their self-titled debut album, which came out earlier this year, and they recently continues that momentum with a video for the track “San Asesino.”

The group – which features Andreas Kisser of Sepultura, Andres Gimenez of A.N.I.M.A.L., Sr. Flavio of Los Fabulosos Cadillacs and Alex González of Maná – is shown performing the song, in addition to a few other characters who make their way into the clip.

Check it all out after the jump. (more…)

Backstab Burial Drop Video for ‘The Masquerade’

Posted on March 19th, 2014 by MDuffy

With their debut EP coming out earlier this March, English metallers Backstab Burial have dropped a video for “The Masquerade,” a track that showcases their shred-tastic fretwork and melodic choruses.

Check out the clip after the jump and visit Backstab Burial’s official Facebook page for more information. (more…)

Jake E Lee on His Charvel Signature ‘White Pearl’

Posted on March 12th, 2014 by MDuffy

Jake E. Lee rocking at the Whisky.

The Jake E Lee Signature Charvel guitar, a.k.a. The “White Pearl,” boasts unmistakable So-Cal ash body contours and a distinctive lavender-hued Pearl White finish.

Watch the legendary guitarist talk about his iconic instrument in this video and click here for more information.

Go Inside the Studio With Affiance

Posted on March 10th, 2014 by MDuffy

When Affiance was in the studio earlier this year, the Cleveland-based metal band brought a video camera along to document the recording process of their upcoming album.

Fans might be surprised to see some of the techniques Affiance used to create the follow-up to 2012′s The Campaign, too.

In one of the behind-the-scenes looks, guitarist Dominic Dickinson takes a power drill to his Charvel Desolation Soloist.  Does it survive?  You’ll have to watch the clip after the jump to find out. (more…)

Jake E Lee Talks Red Dragon Cartel in New Interview

Posted on February 25th, 2014 by MDuffy


The guys in Red Dragon Cartel recently posted a new video in which they discuss how the band originally formed and put together their debut full-length album.

With former Ozzy Osbourne and Badlands guitarist Jake E Lee taking handling all axe duties and Beggars & Thieves’ Ronnie Mancuso on bass, the group was rounded out by drummer Jonas Fairley and singer D.J. Smith.  Their 10-song collection of originals also features goes appearances from Cheap Trick’s Robin Zander, In This Moment’s Maria Brink and former Iron Maiden singer Paul Di’Anno.

Red Dragon Cartel has already played a handful of shows promoting the album, and there is an extensive worldwide tour that kicks off March 5 in Tempe, Ariz.

Learn more about Red Dragon Cartel (in addition to a video for the new track “Deceived”) after the jump and visit the band’s official Facebook page for more information.  (more…)

Guitar World Features Guthrie Govan & Jake E Lee Signature Models

Posted on February 25th, 2014 by MDuffy

Representatives from Guitar World were on-hand at the 2014 Charvel Showcase at the NAMM Show in Anaheim, Calif., where they got a close look at the new Guthrie Govan and Jake E Lee signature guitars.

Charvel’s own Mike McGregor points out all the key features of each model in the videos below.

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