Below, check out five new performance videos of "Offering Pain" by Lord Dying. Each video features a different member of the band playing the song, which can be found on their new album, Poisoned Altars, which was released in January via Relapse Records. Lord Dying are on the road now in support of Anvil.
In his latest instructional video (posted February 5), guitarist Troy Grady investigates one of the unusual asymmetrical groupings of Yngwie Malmsteen’s scale playing: a concept known as "sevens." It's a classic and fascinating example of Malmsteen's unorthodox hybrid fretboard shapes. For more about Grady's Masters in Mechanics series, visit troygrady.com.
Who else but the Louisville Leopard Percussionists could so successfully translate Led Zeppelin into a xylophone-and-marimba opus? The video below shows a rehearsal session for the group, all of whom are between the ages of 7 to 12. In fluid succession, they cover “Immigrant Song,” “The Ocean” and “Kashmir.”
These videos and audio files are bonus content related to the March 2015 issue of Guitar World. For the full range of interviews, features, tabs and more, pick up the new issue on newsstands now or at the Guitar World Online Store.
Some have tried playing the guitar with their teeth, behind their back, with their feet, etc. And then there was the inventive guitarist who, many decades ago, decided to slip a bottle over his finger and slide it along his guitar's strings (He probably emptied the bottle himself, if you know what I mean).
Over the Oscars- (and snow-) filled weekend, Dream Theater guitarist John Petrucci made his debut appearance on That Metal Show. You can check out a pro-shot clip of Petrucci's shred-packed performance, a highlight of the series' Season 14 debut episode, below.