Folk metal seems to be taking the world by storm these days, with Viking metal bands like Amon Amarth and Enslaved leading the way. But Vikings aren't the only ones in the sea of folk metal; sailers be warned, there are pirates in these waters as well. No one represents the pirate end of the folk metal spectrum better than Scotland's Alestorm.
Duane Eddy is the original rock ’n’ roll guitar hero. His 1950s guitar instrumentals, including “Rebel Rouser” and “Ramrod,” inspired countless kids to start playing the guitar, and many rock icons list him as a major influence.
Once heralded as the next Tool, dredg have never been a band about following in footsteps. Funk, alt metal, pop rock -- the band seem to redefine themselves with each new release, and their latest album, Chuckles and Mr. Squeezy, is no exception.
To most, the phrase "down to earth" probably wouldn't bring to mind a band that just released a hit single called "White Trash Millionaire," but that's just what the guys from Edmonton, Kentucky's Black Stone Cherry are: down to earth. Despite the band's record sales and chart numbers going nowhere but up, you'll find nothing but humility from the BSC camp.
When we recently caught up with Russian Circles to chat about the state of post-rock in Chicago, the band had just entered the studio to begin work on the follow-up to 2009’s Geneva. GuitarWorld.com was able to break the news of a new Russian Circles album this week, and now we bring you the full interview with Russian Circles guitarist Mike Sullivan.