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Lazersnake’s Cody Forsythe Demos a Desolation DS-1 ST

Posted on November 5th, 2013 by MDuffy


Guitarist Cody Forsythe of the Tennessee-based rock band Lazersnake recently got his hands on a Charvel Desolation DS-1 ST, and as he explained in the video below, the guitar is a fit for him.

“It’s pretty much personified the sound of our record, and is one of the best-playing, best-sounding guitars I’ve ever played,” he said.

See what Forsythe had to say in this clip and visit Lazersnake’s official Facebook page for more information about their upcoming album Visual Eyes.

Charvel Q&A: Warren DeMartini

Posted on October 30th, 2013 by MDuffy


The legendary Warren DeMartini is slated to head to Japan soon with former Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Jake E Lee to attend a series of meet-and-greets with fans.

The duo actually share a long history together, as Lee was briefly a guitarist in RATT and his departure opened the door for DeMartini to join the band.

As DeMartini gears up to hop across the pond, Charvel.com caught up with him to talk about the sold-out events and his relationship with Lee.

Charvel.com:  What can you tell us about the clinics?  Have you done this before?

DeMartini: I’m very excited to spend a few days with my old pal Jake E Lee.  I’ve done one clinic in Japan way back during our first or second visit there sot this is almost a first for me. We haven’t worked out what we’re going to do yet, but I think we’re going to be talking a lot about our Charvel guitars and our history with the brand.  And of course, we’re going to play.

Charvel.com: How did you first get involved with Charvel?

DeMartini: I kind of happened onto it by accident.  I was visiting Grover [Jackson] one day, and he was making several necks based on a classical guitar template.  They were very wide and thin, and I really liked the feel of them.  He made some for me, and I had those put on the Crossed Sword … and pretty much everything I was experimenting with at the time.  I’ve got three or four guitars that have that template.  That was the guitar I recorded “Lay It Down” with and “You’re In Love.”  By then, I had a good collection of amps, and those guitars were all part of the sound back then.  It was a great find, and they still sound great.  I have the original within reach. (more…)

Watch New Fan-Shot Footage of This or the Apocalypse

Posted on October 28th, 2013 by MDuffy

This or the Apocalypse has been touring in support of their 2012 album Dead Years, and a member of their street team recently put together a music video for the song “Hard Branch to Snap” featuring live footage from the road.

The clip combines performances from four different shows from March 13-17, 2013.

Watch the clip below and visit This of the Apocalypse’s official Facebook page for more information.

Gojira Drop New Video, New Split EP With Kvelertak

Posted on October 23rd, 2013 by MDuffy

Gojira has released a new video for the track “The Gift of Guilt” from their 2012 album L’Enfant Sauvage, and while the live footage might not be as amazing as seeing the French metallers in person, it certainly captures the heaviness of their show.

In addition, Gojira has a new split EP out with Roadrunner Records labelmates Kvelertak that is available for free.  Each band contributed three songs to the EP, including Gojira’s “The Gift of Guilt.”

Check out the video here, via MetalSucks.net, and stream or download the EP here.

Every Time I Die Play Intimate Show in Break.com Offices

Posted on October 15th, 2013 by MDuffy


Buffalo hardcore band Every Time I Die was recently invited to perform an intimate show at the Break.com offices in front of only 50 lucky fans.

Pressed up close against the crowd, the appearance was definitely a way to wake up from the workday doldrums.

Check out Every Time I Die play “Typical Miracle” from their 2012 album Ex Lives below and visit their official Facebook page for more information.

 

Havok Releases Video for ‘Worse Than War’

Posted on October 8th, 2013 by MDuffy

Havok recently released a video for the song “Worse Than War,” a track from their latest album Unnatural Selection.  The Colorado thrashers are currently on tour with Soulfly before they head to Europe in late November.

Watch the clip below and visit Havok’s official Facebook page for a list of upcoming tour dates.

Learn Guthrie Govan- and Boston-Inspired Techniques With Dave Nassie

Posted on October 1st, 2013 by MDuffy


Bleeding Through axeman Dave Nassie will embark on the band’s farewell tour on Nov. 1 in Denver, but he’s also continuing to post guitar lessons with Next Level Guitar.

Two of his most recent lessons cover different genres, as Nassie added sessions inspired by Guthrie Govan and Boston.

Watch both videos below and visit Bleeding Through’s official Facebook page for tour dates.

Guthrie Govan Featured in November’s Guitar World

Posted on September 26th, 2013 by MDuffy

Guthrie Govan the Aristocrats
Guthrie Govan is featured in the November edition of Guitar World, where the genre-bending virtuoso talked about his band the Aristocrats and their sophomore studio album Culture Clash.

Govan also touched on his history with the guitar, why he picked it up and who has influenced him over the years.

“I had this wide-eyed fascination with all of music when I was three years old and learning to play my first Elvis Presley songs on guitar,” he told the magazine. “And something that I figured out a long time ago is that music is all around you. You don’t just have to learn guitar solos from your favorite records; you can learn jingles from the TV; you can learn the music that the ice cream man is playing. I’ve always tried to stay open to all the noises I hear around me.”

Read a portion of the feature here and pick up a copy of the Aristocrats’ new album and DVD here.

In addition, check out a preview of the live DVD Accept the Mystery: The Making of the Aristocrats’ Culture Clash below.

Mike Martin Interviewed on Robb’s MetalWorks

Posted on September 19th, 2013 by MDuffy

Earlier this year, Mike Martin of All That Remains chatted on Robb’s MetalWorks prior to a show in San Antonio.

Martin talks about how he got started playing guitar and the band’s latest album A War You Cannot Win.

Watch the interview below and visit All That Remains’ official website for more upcoming tour dates.

 

Sirens & Sailors Drop New Song off Upcoming Album

Posted on September 13th, 2013 by MDuffy

Sirens & Sailors Skeletons
Sirens & Sailors have a new album called Skeletons coming out Oct. 29, but the Rochester, N.Y., hardcore band has given fans a taste of the material with the track “Straightjacket.”

Check out the song below and visit Sirens and Sailors’ official Facebook page for more information about their upcoming tour with Ice Nine Kills, Famous Last Words and ERRA.

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