Conquering Dystopia, the new project featuring Schecter signature artists Jeff Loomis and Keith Merrow, released their self-titled debut album earlier this year. Now you can check out a guitar play-through video of "Autarch," a track off the new album, below.
Last month, we looked at the intro rhythm parts and the intro guitar solo to the title track of the latest Nevermore album, The Obsidian Conspiracy. This month, I’ll go over the remaining single-note intro theme and primary verse riff. As you’ll see, the latter is a lower-octave version of the final intro lick.
The majority of what I play during this section is built from sweep arpeggios of B minor triads (B D Fs) that shift through a variety of positions. There’s a lot happening in this little four-bar section, so let’s get to it. For this last section of the solo, illustrated in FIGURE 1, I’m playing over the same rhythm part that was illustrated in last month’s column.
Schecter Guitar Research has announced an addition to its new website, a new monthly feature called “Conquering RIFFtopia” featuring Jeff Loomis and Keith Merrow of Conquering Dystopia. The videos will include lessons, guitar play-throughs and reviews of new Schecter models, plus tips and tricks from both guitarists.
Last month, we dissected the first six bars of the guitar solo section in the title track of Nevermore’s latest release, The Obsidian Conspiracy. Let’s pick up where we left off and take a detailed look at the rhythm and lead parts I play over bars 7–10 of the solo section.
Conquering Dystopia, the new project featuring Schecter signature artists Jeff Loomis and Keith Merrow, released their self-titled debut album earlier this month. Now you can check out a guitar play-through video of "Ashes of Lesser Men," a track off the new album, below.
In this month’s column, I’d like to initiate a detailed breakdown of the guitar solo on the title track from Nevermore’s latest album, The Obsidian Conspiracy. This is a fairly complex solo, 14-bar bars in total length, so let’s begin with a look at the first six bars, including both the rhythm and lead guitar parts.
The song, which is from Batio's new album, Intermezzo, was written by Batio and features guest appearances — and guitar solos — by George Lynch, Elliott Dean Rubinson (Uli Jon Roth, Michael Schenker), Jeff Loomis (Conquering Dystopia, Nevermore), Craig Godly (Dio), Dave Reffett (Shredding The Envelope), Andrea Martongelli (Arthemis) and Rusty Cooley (Day Of Reckoning).