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).
Guitarist Jeff Loomis recently visited Schecter to shoot a few videos and discuss the company's new models for 2014. Below, check out the just-posted video where Loomis discusses — in detail — the changes and additions he has made to the new Schecter JL-7.
While checking out our Twitter feed this morning, we noticed a random tweet from a Jeff Loomis fan: "I don't think you can fully appreciate how incredible @jeffloomis is until you attempt to play a couple of bars of from 'Miles of Machines.'"
Jason Becker's instrumental masterpiece, "Perpetual Burn," has been a perpetual source of inspiration — and challenge — for guitarists since it was originally released in 1988. In fact, we decided to challenge our own staff, who turned in a spot-on, 17-page transcription of Becker's shred classic in the new July 2013 issue of Guitar World magazine. Now it's time to challenge you!
Today, GuitarWorld.com brings you the exclusive premiere of “Speak Of Nothing,” a new track by Jeff Loomis. The song, which features Joe Nurre on vocals, will be included on Plains of Oblivion — Tour Edition, which will be released April 16 via Century Media Records.
If you're a fan of mind-blowing metal guitar, you need to be excited about the recently announced summer tour featuring The Contortionist, Jeff Loomis, 7 Horns 7 Eyes, and Chimp Spanner, who will be making their North American live debut.