It's going to be a busy year for Omar Rodriguez-Lopez and Cedric Bixler-Zavala. Not only has At the Drive-In reunited for a Coachella performance, but it has just been announced that the Mars Volta will release their sixth full-length album on March 27.
When looking back upon this week's gallery of Guitar World issues, remember all the great guitar moments of 2004, remember Dimebag and the path he blazed for groove-metal devotees, and remember the heroes who showed courage under fire at that club in Columbus, Ohio.
If you as most major metal bands, they'll tell you that South America has one of the most impassioned fan bases on the planet, and that Santiago, Chile is among the top cities to hit on a tour of the continent. Iron Maiden know this, which is why they brought along a film crew of more than 22 HD cameras and an octocam to capture the magic of their show in Santiago this past April.
Kill Devil Hill -- which features drummer Vinny Appice (Black Sabbath, Dio), bassist Rex Brown (Down, Pantera), guitarist Mark Zavon (Ratt, W.A.S.P.) and vocalistJason "Dewey" Bragg (Pissing Razors) -- have officially announced a March 27 release date for their self-titled debut album. You can view the official album art below.
A new iPad app will allow Beatles and guitar fans the chance to check out the personal guitar collection of the late George Harrison. The app, The Guitar Collection: George Harrison, will be released through iTunes on February 23, two days before what would have been the former Beatle's 69th birthday.
It looks like Down are keeping true to their promise of recording a series of EPs this year instead of a full-length album. The band has indicated that each EP will feature a different style, and according to lead singer Phil Anselmo, the first one will be "a very pure doom metal record."