The fifth-annual Revolver Golden Gods Awards ceremony at Club Nokia in Los Angeles featured a slew of amazing performances.
Anthrax was one such contributor, offering a scorching set that included their songs “Caught in a Mosh” and “Fight ‘Em Till You Can’t,” in addition to a cover of Pantera’s “This Love” with Pantera singer Phil Anselmo and bassist Rex Brown.
Held shortly after Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman passed away on May 2, the event was filled with poignant tributes, as well.
Anthrax’s appearance culminated in a partial performance of Slayer’s “Raining Blood,” which was met with a standing ovation.
Watch Anthrax in action after the jump and click here for a full list of Golden Gods winners. Continue reading →
Slayer is devastated to inform that their bandmate and brother, Jeff Hanneman, passed away at about 11AM this morning near his Southern California home. Hanneman was in an area hospital when he suffered liver failure. He is survived by his wife Kathy, his sister Kathy and his brothers Michael and Larry, and will be sorely missed.
Our Brother Jeff Hanneman, May He Rest In Peace (1964 – 2013)
Co-founding the band in 1981, Hanneman wrote or co-wrote many of Slayer’s standout tracks, including “Angel of Death,” “Raining Blood” and “South of Heaven.”
Hanneman and fellow guitarist Kerry King’s twin leads helped define their trademark sound, which broke through to the masses with the 1986 album Reign in Blood.
In 2011, Hanneman nearly died from necrotizing fasciitis, a flesh-eating disease which was believed to have been contracted from a spider bite. Since then, he had been on hiatus from the band, last joining Slayer on stage at the Big 4 Festival in April 2011.
Phil Demmel recently sat down with Premier Guitar‘s Shawn Hammond at the 2013 Musikmesse show in Frankfurt, Germany, to showcase his upcoming signature Phil Demmel PDXT Demmelition King V.
The Machine Head guitarist pointed out that one of the main differences between the PDXT, the PDX-2 and the Demmelition Pro Series is the hardtail bridge. Demmel also takes some time to shred and show what the axe can do.
With The Migration coming out June 11, Scale the Summit have released a teaser video that previews their new material.
The six-minute clip begins with the album’s lead song “Odyssey” and offers a snippet of each of the rest of the 10 tunes. In addition, the Houston instrumental metallers dropped a video stream of the entire 3:23 of “Odyssey.”
The album will coincide with the band’s summer tour of North America with Intronaut. Check out the clips after the jump and visit Scale the Summit’s official website for a full list of dates. Continue reading →
Metal Mike Chlasciak is rallying legions of metalheads with his new DVD titled Metal For Life: Mastering Heavy Metal Guitar.
With over two hours of instruction, Metal Mike teaches fans how to build power-chord variations, master the minor pentatonic scale and incorporate minor scales into riffs and rhythm parts.
Plus, the DVD features tutorials in playing licks in the styles of Metallica, Testament, Pantera and more.
In related news, Metal Mike’s latest Guitar World lesson is available, in which the shredder continues a demonstration of effective ways of memorizing the series of scales that are known collectively as the seven fundamental modes.