In need of a sonic transformation, Mastodon broke with their longtime producer and teamed up with hit-maker Brendan O'Brien. The result is Crack the Skye, an intense concept record involving near-death experiences, astral travel and Russian mystics. Guitarists Brent Hinds and Bill Kelliher give Guitar World a look behind the curtain.
With The Edge and Trent Reznor plugging into his Death by Audio effect pedals, and fans clamoring for his hot new band, A Place to Bury Strangers, guitarist/pedal designer Oliver Ackermann has become a force to be reckoned with.
Ready to venture off music's beaten path into the wild world of guitar-wielding conjurers and mystics? Guitar World presents 25 guitarists from the past to the present whose supernatural talents have inspired legions of devoted followers.
Combine the palm-muted rage of death metal with metalcore’s breakdowns and grooves, and whaddaya get? Deathcore! Guitar World explores the latest hardcore phenomenon through interviews with All Shall Perish, Suicide Silence and other leaders of the pack.