Author Archives: MDuffy

Metal Mike Offers Fresh Lesson Via Guitar World

Metal Mike Chlasciak’s latest column for the April issue of Guitar World has him dissecting the task of crafting a rhythmically and harmonically challenging, heavy single-note riff. “One of the most important aspects of becoming a good metal guitarist is … Continue reading

Coldworker Guitarists Demo Their Axes

Swedish death-metallers Coldworker posted a new video this week of guitarists Anders Bertilsson and Daniel Schröder showing off their Jackson guitars. Check out the guys and their axes – which includes a King V KVXMG from the new X series - in the video … Continue reading

God Forbid Announces 2012 Tour With Overkill

New Jersey’s God Forbid recently announced full-length tour of the United States supporting veteran metallers Overkill. And it comes at a good time for the band, as their sixth full-length album, Equilibrium, comes out March 26 on Victory Records. As he readies … Continue reading

Jackson Q&A: Revocation

Revocation is currently bringing their brutal brand of metal to the masses with a North American tour in support of their third album, Chaos of Forms. The Boston thrashers are playing with Children of Bodom through March 4, but more tour … Continue reading

D’Argenzio Winery Offers Complimentary Randy Rhoads Wine Tasting

Thirty years ago, guitar god Randy Rhoads tragically passed away in an airplane crash. As one way to honor Rhoads’ music, legacy and life, his sister, Kathy Rhoads D’Argenzio and D’Argenzio Winery created a limited-edition 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon with Rhoads … Continue reading

Amoral To Make U.S. Debut At SXSW

Finnish metallers Amoral will make their U.S. debut next month at the South By Southwest Music Festival, right on the heels of the American release of their latest album, Beneath. The band will play The End Records’ showcase on March … Continue reading