You'd be hard pressed to find a guitarist who wouldn't consider the guitar, by its very nature, to be a work of art. The colors, the shapes, the wood and all those little idiosyncrasies make each guitar While many manufacturers have created showcases of their instruments in specific museums, there has yet to be one singular museum in the United States to focus on the guitar word as a whole.
Tomorrow, Sumerian Records will release the highly anticipated sophomore album from Periphery, the aptly named Periphery II. And if you're not excited enough by that prospect alone, you will be after checking out the killer new music video for the album's lead single, "Make Total Destroy."
All around the Internet today, the Word Alive are debuting their new album, Life Cycles, one track at a time. Guitar World was lucky enough to snag the track "For You're Health," which you can stream via the YouTube clip below.
Ever since the first Metal Massacre compilation in 1982, Brian Slagel has left an indelible mark on the world of heavy metal. In his thirty years as the head honcho over at Metal Blade Records, Slagel has overseen the rise of some of metal's most enduring acts, including Cannibal Corpse, Gwar, Amon Amarth, the Black Dahlia Murder, King Diamond and more, not to mention featuring the likes of Metallica, Slayer, Ratt and more on the early editions of the Metal Massacre compilation.
Although it has been six years since the release of Everclear's last studio album, 2006's Welcome to the Drama Club, the band -- now in action for 20 years -- are back with an album that explores new sonic horizons while sounding very much like vintage Everclear.
It was scorching all around. Hundreds of guitarists gathered in Union Square in New York City last week for Mass Appeal Guitars. This event, part of MakeMusic NY day, was a mass play-along that many braved despite the brutally blistering weather. And it was probably one of the most fun guitar-related events I’ve ever been a part of. Such guitar camaraderie!
The final slot depths are somewhat a matter of taste on the part of the player, and a matter of skill on the part of the guitar tech. A tiny fraction of an inch deeper or shallower can make a big difference in action, especially in the first five frets or so. A slightly higher slot yields a more lively action in this area of the neck.
When Metallica announced their first-ever music festival, it's safe to say there was a healthy dose of skepticism from fans and press alike when they discovered the line-up was far from metal-centric. Boasting a two-day schedule that included indie rock, comedians, metal bands of all stripes, alternative rock, blues and even a brass ensemble, many balked at the band's attempt to bring a "European style" festival to the States.