From progressive death metal to folk-inspired melodic rock, Finland's Amorphis have seemingly done it all over the course of their career. Ever since the addition of vocalist Tomi Joutsen in 2005, Amorphis have produced four of the most consistently enjoyable records in the metal world, the first of these, Eclipse, marking somewhat of a rebirth for the band.
Justin Bieber isn’t the only musician who knows how to harness the power of YouTube. When she was 18, Nili Brosh posted a video called “Guthrie Govan solo played by 18 year old girl.” Her dexterity and ability stunned viewers, and her video went viral, landing her an endorsement with Inspire Guitars.
Dreamlike, grandiose, cinematic, disarming. Each term could describe the emotionally arresting instrumental music of Explosions in the Sky, the post-rock poster boys from Austin, Texas. Each could also describe Explosions’ ongoing success story since the release of their 2007 album, All of a Sudden I Miss Everyone.
Call The London Souls blues, call them soul, call them rock, call them whatever you want. It doesn’t matter, says guitarist Tash, “because people always have to compare art to something they know” — just get used to the idea that these guys are here to stay, they’re here to make music, and they’re here to make you dance.
Full Metal Jackie, corresponding for Guitar World from the 2011 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, got the chance to catch up with Unearth guitarists Buz McGrath and Ken Susi for an exclusive interview. You can check it out in the video below.
With their slightly punky perspective on vintage American blues, The Devil Makes Three, a trio that got their start in Vermont, are geared up to bring their unique mix of bluegrass, ragtime, country, folk and rockabilly to venues from coast to coast.
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.
Blitzen Trapper singer/guitarist Eric Earley went from being a college student -- to being homeless -- to heading one of the biggest new bands, all within the span of a couple of years. After dropping out of college to pursue music, Earley honored the behest of his father and recorded Wild Mountain Nation in 2007.