Black Label Society have released the official music video for "My Dying Time," a track off their new album, Catacombs of the Black Vatican — and you can check it out below. The album, the band's first disc of new material since 2010’s Order of the Black, will be released April 8.
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Godlyke has announced the release of Maxon Fuzz Elements, seven new pedals designed to reproduce the unique sounds of the world’s most desirable vintage fuzz pedals. Using modern software technology, Maxon has modeled and mapped the complex elements that make up the core sounds of these legendary effect units, reproducing them using advanced analog circuitry that is accurate and stable.
“This first lick [FIGURE 1] is an arpeggio etude [musical-sounding exercise] in A minor that integrates tapping, multiple hammer-on and pull-off combinations and a little bit of economy picking into a steady stream of 16th notes. It pretty much stays within the realm of the A minor pentatonic scale [A C D E G], with the flatted fifth, Eb, added in the last two bars.
Ernie Ball's new online series, Real to Reel with Slash, debuted February 25 on Slash's official YouTube channel. Part 5 of the series, which you can watch below, shows Slash & Co. — better known as "Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators" — at a studio in Los Angeles, hard at work on their next album, which will be released later this year.