Author Archives: MDuffy

Periphery Set to Shred NAMM Jam 2014

NAMM Jam 2014 will again stake its claim as a must-see event as part of the festivities surrounding this year’s NAMM Show in Anaheim, Calif., with progressive metal flag-bearers Periphery slated to perform. Not only did Periphery gain lots of … Continue reading

Metal Mike Offers New Lessons on Exotic Scales

In the latest installments of Metal Mike Chlasciak’s column in Guitar World, the Halford guitarist discusses scales from different parts of the world, specifically the eastern hemisphere. Metal Mike notes that guitarists such as Marty Friedman and James Murphy have … Continue reading

Hemoptysis Drop New Video for ‘M.O.D.’

Hemoptysis’ debut full-length album Misanthropic Slaughter is a hard-hitting collection of brutal thrash tracks, as the song “M.O.D.” can attest. In the recently-released music video for “M.O.D.” the Phoenix metallers furiously attack their instruments as frontman Masaki Murashita’s growl cuts … Continue reading

The Music Zoo Dissects the Jackson RR 1.5

Tommy Colletti of Music Zoo recently broke down the amazing Jackson RR1.5, which he created along with Jackson Master Builder Mike Shannon. Replicating the 25th Anniversary Rhoads identically is off-limits, so Colletti and Shannon made a few subtle “Randy-style” changes … Continue reading

Phil Demmel Goes In the Vault

During a recent Jackson clinic at Bizarre Guitar in Reno, Nev., Phil Demmel was featured on In the Vault with Shanda Golden. Seated alongside Jackson’s Chris Cannella, Demmel talked about his band Machine Head and one of his signature Jackson … Continue reading

Megadeth Thrash Through Christmas Carols on Kimmel

Megadeth might not be the first band that comes to mind when thinking of Christmas carols, but they recently put their own metal twist on a few classics during an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live. The segment depicts the thrash … Continue reading