Author Archives: MDuffy

Expand Your Rhythm Guitar Repertoire with Metal Mike’s New Lesson

Metal Mike Chlasciak’s latest column for Guitar World deals with using differed chord voicings that can really expand a rhythm guitarist’s repertoire. “Within the genre of heavy metal, the art of rhythm guitar can sometimes seem a bit predictable—either root-fifth … Continue reading

Learn ‘Automaton’ in New Play-Through from Intervals

Aaron Marshall and Lukas Guyader of Canadian progressive metal band Intervals recently sat down with Guitar World to offer a play-through video for the track “Automaton.” The song comes off their album A Voice Within, which is actually the group’s … Continue reading

Dave Davidson Talks Seventh Chords in Guitar World Lesson

Revocation frontman Dave Davidson’s latest lesson through Guitar World deals seventh chords. The stalwart shredder thinks that using seventh chords, while rarely heard in metal, offers a solid way to expand his horizons as a songwriter. “One of my prime … Continue reading

Check Out New Music from Darkest Hour

With a new self-titled album coming out on Aug. 5, Darkest Hour has released a taste of their latest tracks, a few of which the band is playing while on the road with the Rockstar Mayhem Festival. One track - ”By … Continue reading

Total Guitar Demos the Chris Broderick Pro Series Soloist 6

The guys at Total Guitar recently tested out the Chris Broderick Pro Series Soloist 6 and came away with a positive vibe. It only took 90 seconds, but the music mag really put the shred machine through the paces. “Whether you … Continue reading

Jackson Live Exclusive: Chris Broderick’s Gear

Ever wonder what Megadeth’s Chris Broderick plays when he’s on stage? The expert shredder takes us through his gear in an exclusive behind-the-scenes video after the jump.