After years of grappling with alcoholism and itinerant living, Michael Schenker is fighting to rebuild his life and career. With a new Michael Schenker Group album, In the Midst of Beauty, the battle rages on.
Eric Peterson and Alex Skolnick talk about the strife that divided the original Testament guitar lineup and the forces that brought them back together for The Formation of Damnation, the group’s first album of new material in nine years.
THE SWAGGERING ROCK rhythms, fist-in-your-face thrash riffs and fleet-fingered solos of Miami’s Black Tide are the work of skilled musicians who have taken years to hone their craft. That those “years” began before they finished puberty is irrelevant.