Look around you. There seems to be a seven-string renaissance happening at the moment. Actually, eight-string guitars seem to be going pretty strong, too. But there's something particularly satisfying about plugging in a seven and riffing out in between the traditional ranges of the guitar and bass.
One piece of juicy information revealed in the official press release is that Periphery's new album will indeed be self-titled and will be released in May. Of course, this is only one of two albums the band have been working on.
Jeff Loomis has been unusually quiet after his departure from Nevermore. All that has changed though, as Loomis has given his first post-Nevermore interview to the guys at Metal Sucks. An excerpt from the chat follows.