“Every Gang of Four record sounds different from the last one,” says Gang of Four guitarist and co-founder Andy Gill. “The thing that’s always consistent is that obsession with rhythm and groove, and the way the instruments interlock like a Swiss watch!”
“This is rock-and-fucking-roll, man! Grab your guitars and let’s rock!,” exclaims Jeff George, guitarist for L.A.-based four-piece We Are Harlot. With his long blond locks, perennial shit-eating grin and always-amped personality, George is, in a sense, the human embodiment of We Are Harlot’s sound.
The answer to the question of who would replace recently departed Megadeth guitarist Chris Broderick turned out to be an unexpected one: Angra guitarist Kiko Loureiro, who, while a somewhat under-the-radar pick, possesses a blazing, technically dazzling style that would seem to be a perfect fit for the band. But as far as Mustaine is concerned, Loureiro’s attributes extend well beyond his six-string abilities.
Three decades after introducing black metal to the world, Venom are as dangerous as ever. Guitar World catches up with Cronos and company to discuss the band’s lethal new album, From the Very Depths, and to reflect on their tumultuous past.
There’s a certain stigma that’s often associated with a lot of singer/songwriters these days. One where it can be more about the message rather than the music. But for guitarist James Bay, it’s always been about finding the perfect balance between tasty guitar work and writing organic songs that are real and honest.