Author Archives: MDuffy

David Ellefson Teams With Frank Bello in Altitudes & Attitude

Megadeth’s Dave Ellefson recently teamed up with Anthrax bassist Frank Bello to form the group Altitudes & Attitude, a rock-tinged project that includes A Perfect Circle drummer Jeff Friedl. And fans won’t have to wait long to hear the band’s … Continue reading

Dave Davidson Teaches Hybrid Picking in New Guitar World Column

Revocation’s Dave Davidson has a new column in Guitar World that will debut in the February issue where he will demonstrate many of the techniques he uses both on stage and in the studio. In the first edition of Thrash … Continue reading

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