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Frank Lindia Drops Instrumental Debut

Posted on April 3rd, 2018 by Chrissy Mauck

L.A.-based musician and Charvel artist Frankie Lindia has released his instrumental debut album, Creatures of Habit.

Lindia poured his heart and soul into the effort, handling all writing, producing, recording and mixing efforts at his home studio in Los Angeles.

The result is a complex and diverse offering that showcases his impressive skillset and is sure to satisfy every guitar enthusiast — from metal to rock to progressive music lovers. Creatures of Habit takes you on a sonic journey with old-school heavy riffage in songs like “The Temptress,” and then into epic landscapes in songs like “Reflect.”

Inspired by day-to-day life and its constant flux of highs and lows, Lindia revealed that the melodic “Reflect” is among his personal favorites.

“The main melody is very distinct and says something,” he reveals. “The song starts you off somewhere ‘dark,’ takes you up through some passages and then brings you back down to that dark, eerie frame of thought again- which can most definitely symbolize life itself with its ‘ups and downs’”.

For the album recording, Lindia relied either on his Charvel San Dimas Style 1 or his San Dimas Style 2 through his EVH 5150III El34 50W head.

“It was very simple setups, standard tuning, delay, verb and some effects like phaser and chorus here and there,” he said.

Experience Creatures of Habit for yourself with the below YouTube link, and then order his album through CD Baby or iTunes.

 

Gojira Release New Album Name, Release Date and Audio Sample

Posted on April 14th, 2016 by Morgan Brunner


The wait is nearly over for Gorjira’s highly-anticipated sixth studio album, Magma. The French metal band just announced both its name and a June 17 release, also accompanied by an audio sample.

Fans have been chomping at the bit for the follow up to 2012’s L’Enfant Sauvage, but the band has been very vocal about explaining their four-year recording process. The unfortunate loss of Joe and Mario Duplantier’s mother in July 2015 delayed writing sessions, but eventually would provide the emotional material for the album.

The ten tracks were recorded at the brother’s New York-based Silver Cord Studios, and seemed to be a very cathartic experience. In an interview with Rolling Stone, Joe Duplantier opened up about the studio sessions, saying, “Mario was recording drums, and I was playing guitar with him, just trying to help him know where he’s at in the song, and both of us would start crying at the same time.”

Check out the teaser below to get a sneak peak of what to expect from the imminent release.

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