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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.

Ice Nine Kills Drop New Lyric Video for ‘Connect the Cuts’

Posted on November 14th, 2013 by MDuffy

For those waiting for Ice Nine Kills’ upcoming album The Predator Becomes the Prey, it’s going to be a few months before it hits shelves on Jan. 21.

But the Boston metallers have given fans a taste of the new tunes with a lyric video for the track “Connect the Cuts.”

Check out the clip below, download the song here and visit Ice Nine Kills’ official Facebook page  for a list of tour dates.

 

Watch New Affiance Video for ‘We the Machines’

Posted on November 7th, 2013 by MDuffy


Affiance have a new album out called The Campaign, and now they have a music video for the track ”We the Machines.”

Check it out below and visit Affiance’s official Facebook page for more information.

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.

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