Author Archives: MDuffy

Misha Mansoor’s Signature Juggernaut Tops Guitar World‘s Best of NAMM 2015 List

Thirty-one products made it on Guitar World’s list for the Best of NAMM 2015, but the Misha Mansoor Juggernaut HT6 and HT7 came in at No. 1. The Periphery guitarist’s signature Jackson axe boasts impressive features like a bolt-on quarter … Continue reading

Rise of the Northstar Channels ‘Samurai Spirit’ in New Video

French metallers Rise of the Northstar have debut video for the track “Samurai Spirit,” which comes off their 2014 album, Welcame. The clip depicts the Manga-inspired band ripping through the rap-rock single in an ominous forest, with a mysterious samurai … Continue reading

Go Inside the Studio with Periphery

On the heels of debuting two concept albums - Juggernaut: Alpha and Juggernaut: Omega – in the Top 25 of the Billboard 200 earlier this year, the men of Periphery allowed a crew from CreativeLive inside their studio to see where the … Continue reading

Chris Broderick Announces New Band Act of Defiance

After they left Megadeth last November, the metal world wondered what was next for guitarist Chris Broderick and drummer Shawn Drover. This week, the duo officially announced the formation of Act of Defiance, their new group that is rounded out … Continue reading

Sweetwater Sound Gets the Lowdown on New Misha Mansoor Signature Models

Sweetwater Sound recently hooked up with Jackson’s Peter Wichers to run through the new Misha Mansoor signature guitars that are coming in 2015. Wichers not only broke down the Juggernaut HT, but also the Bulb HT, both of which feature … Continue reading

Dave Davidson Talks Sweeping and Tapping in New Guitar World Lesson

In the past, Dave Davidson of Boston thrash band Revocation has taught aspiring musicians about the pentatonic scale, the two forms of the diminished scale, hybrid picking and even how to play his band’s songs through a series of Guitar World … Continue reading