Featuring performances by multi-platinum artist Colbie Caillat, rock icons The Bangles, Grammy nominated saxophonist Mindi Abair, guitarists Orianthi and Richie Sambora, the event celebrated women in music.
Today, GuitarWorld.com presents an exclusive "Divergence" lesson video featuring Francesco Artusato of the Francesco Artusato Project. "Divergence" is from the band's new album, Our Dying Sun, which was released in October through Sumerian Records. You'll also find a transcription of the "Divergence" guitar solo at the bottom of this story.
"This is the solo from 'Our Dying Sun'," Artusato says. "I start by playing a syncopated lick that superimposes a group of four over the 6/4 meter (m.2); this type of rhythmic dissonance (created via polyrhythms) sets the mood for the rest of the solo."
"I'm very excited about this record," Artusato says. "I've been working on this second album for a while now; it had to be done in between writing and touring with Devil You Know and All Shall Perish, but I wanted to make sure it was exactly the way I wanted it.
I start off with an Amaj7 arpeggio, beginning on the seventh, G#. The first three beats incorporate legato phrasing [hammer-ons and pull-offs used in combination]. I play a total of five notes using the "2-2" form [two notes per string]. I then move to a D augmented arpeggio with a #11, again using the 2-2 form but only playing a group of four notes this time.
All Shall Perish guitarist Francesco Artusato has just posted the following video, in which he shows you how to play the song "Aktion T4," which comes from his latest solo album, Chaos and the Primordial.
This week I’m going to talk a little about how we wrote and recorded the new All Shall Perish album, This Is Where It Ends, that just came out this summer. We started writing some of the material while on tour in Europe last year in September.
Oakland-based metal band All Shall Perish are now streaming their new album, This is Where it Ends, exclusively on their Facebook page. The album was released earlier this week on Nuclear Blast Records.
Full Metal Jackie, corresponding for Guitar World from the 2011 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, got the chance to catch up with All Shall Perish guitarists Francesco Artusato and Ben Orum for an exclusive interview.