Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the exclusive premiere of Polyphia's new music video for "Aviator," a song that features Chelsea Grin's Jason Richardson. The track is from the band's debut album, Muse, which was released April 21 via Headphone Music, an Equal Vision Records imprint. It's available on iTunes now.
In this new clip, posted earlier this month by YouTube user Felipe SignaveriS, we're treated to 42 classic movie themes, all played in various styles of metal, including thrash, death, black, groove, modern and beyond.
As the main "lesson posting guy" here at Guitar World, I see a lot of lessons—tabs, videos, pointers, tips, etc.—go past me on my monitor. Sometimes I actually pause and think, "I'd like to try that." But to be honest, I don't really have the time to fully dedicate myself to something new, to the point that I will master it.
“Throughout my whole life, I’ve always enjoyed teaching—sharing the things that I’ve learned and experiences I’ve had,” says Steve Vai. The legendary guitar virtuoso will be doing just that for four straight days, August 2–6, at Vai Academy 2015: All About the Guitar, to be held at the Arrabelle resort hotel in Vail, Colorado.
Chances are, many younger guitarists have never recorded with a vintage studio reel-to-reel tape deck, much less witnessed one that wasn’t covered in dust.
And it’s a shame, because they’ve missed out on the warm compression analog that tape decks produce as well as the soft distortion that occurs when a guitar signal is overloaded into it. In addition, other natural-sounding tape-based effects, like flanging, chorusing and slapback echo have been replaced with strident digital imitations.
All things considered, a reel-to-reel deck is an impractical option for most guitarists. Fortunately, the Strymon Deco Tape Saturation and Doubletracker vividly emulates all of those superb analog sounds in a pedalboard-friendly, digital stompbox that brilliantly enhances your guitar tone with fullness and colorful effects.
Today, GuitarWorld.com presents an exclusive playthrough video of Iron Maiden's "The Trooper," as performed by Iron Maidens guitarists Nita Strauss, left, and Courtney Cox. The video, which you can check out below, shows some extremely up-close fret- and camerawork.