The subject of this month's challenge is Slayer's "Raining Blood," the five-page transcription of which starts on Page 112 of the August 2013 issue of Guitar World magazine. This month, you'll be competing for a new amp, Marshall's MG Series MG15CFXMS 15W Mini Stack Carbon Fiber (MSRP: $540).
Let's face it, bringing a 100-watt guitar amp to your average weekend bar gig is a lot like taking a Lamborghini to Shop Rite for Sunday-afternoon grocery shopping. You simply don't need all that power.
Here's a Guitar World video from the 2013 Winter NAMM Show, which took place January 24 to 27 in Anaheim, California. During the gear- and rain-filled weekend, we paid a visit to the guys at the Marshall Amplification booth to check out some new amps. This video profiles the new Slash SL5 model.
In celebration of "50 Years of Loud," Marshall Amplification has teamed up with Rock Science to create a limited-edition version of its board game. The Rock Science Marshall 50th Anniversary game has more than 1,600 trivia questions ranging from early rock and metal to current artists. Its box even looks like a Marshall amp. The game will be available at Guitar Center stores and online by December 1.
Last week, we posted our picks for five essential heavy metal guitar amps. It featured a quintet of out-of-the-box, ready-for-business bruisers that are perfect for purveyors of the heaviest of rock. The story was so popular that we found ourselves asking each other, "Why limit it to five amps?"
"Can't Slow Down," a song from Joe Satriani's Flying In A Blue Dream album, might be 23 years old this year -- but it's never been a more accurate description of its creator. The guitarist's new 3D film, Sachurated, makes its theatrical debut today -- the same day he's appearing on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno with Chickenfoot. Later this month, Satriani will take the G3 show on the road in Australia with Steve Lukather and longtime partner Steve Vai. As if that weren't enough, Chickenfoot are hitting the road in May on their Different Devil tour of North America.