Last time we scoped out the diminished-sounding root/flat-fifth chord shape (Figure 1), a tension-building power chord I use in the intro to "Rise" [Vulgar Display of Power]. This time around we're gonna get into some more tricky-sounding diads. (a diad is a two note chord: a power chord that can add extra color and dimension to your rhythm playing.)
I’m not a collector by nature. It seems like after 20 years in the business I’d have all sorts of valuable music-related artifacts. Instead, my office is dotted with just a couple of guitars, a blizzard of press releases and small handful of weird memorabilia that has somehow stuck to my walls and shelves like chewed gum on the bottom of a shoe.
Hellyeah -- the supergroup featuring Vinnie Paul, Mudvayne's Chad Gray and Greg Tribbett, Nothingface's Tom Maxwell and Bob "Zilla" Kakaha from Damageplan -- have announced a June release for their upcoming third studio album, Band of Brothers.
In the video below, we check out the new Dimebag Concrete Sledge ML guitar. Actually, you'll notice Dimebag's original ML hanging on the wall; that, of course, was the inspiration for the new model. The new version features an exact rendering of the colorful airbrush job on the original guitar. It's got everything but the Kiss sticker!
Kill Devil Hill -- which features drummer Vinny Appice (Black Sabbath, Dio), bassist Rex Brown (Down, Pantera), guitarist Mark Zavon (Ratt, W.A.S.P.) and vocalistJason "Dewey" Bragg (Pissing Razors) -- have officially announced a March 27 release date for their self-titled debut album. You can view the official album art below.
It looks like Down are keeping true to their promise of recording a series of EPs this year instead of a full-length album. The band has indicated that each EP will feature a different style, and according to lead singer Phil Anselmo, the first one will be "a very pure doom metal record."