News http://www.guitarworld.com/taxonomy/term/4/all en Darkest Hour Premiere Video Lesson for "The Misery We Make" http://www.guitarworld.com/darkest-hour-premiere-video-lesson-misery-we-make <!--paging_filter--><p>In the following video, Darkest Hour guitarists Michael "Lone Star" Carrigan and Mike Schleibaum show you everything you need to know to play "The Misery We Make"—from their new self-titled album—correctly.</p> <p>For more information about Darkest Hour, check them out <a href="http://officialdarkesthour.com" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="349" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/7tSRVPk4LLQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/darkest-hour-premiere-video-lesson-misery-we-make#comments Videos News Features Thu, 18 Sep 2014 22:02:43 +0000 Guitar World http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22390 Meshuggah Release Trailer for Remastered 'I' EP — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/meshuggah-release-trailer-remastered-i-ep-video <!--paging_filter--><p>Swedish extreme metal legends Meshuggah have released a trailer for their remastered version of <em>I</em>, the band’s one-song EP from 2004 set for release on September 30 in North America.</p> <p>Watch the video on Meshuggah's official Youtube channel below.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="349" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/muBHPsb2C_0?list=UUxLbFcGicScOE07gwngd18g" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p>The <em>I</em> EP reissue includes the remastered 21-minute title track, two live tracks recorded during the 2012-2013 Ophidian Trek World Tour, plus an extremely limited studio track recorded in July 2003 (at Meshuggah’s own Fear &amp; Loathing studio in Stockholm, Sweden) which has never appeared on a studio album. Album artwork &amp; concept are courtesy of Meshuggah drummer Tomas Haake.</p> <p>The track listing for <em>I</em> is:</p> <p>1 - I<br /> 2 - Bleed (Live)<br /> 3 - Dancers To A Discordant System (Live)<br /> 4 - Pitch Black</p> <p>Click <a href="http://smarturl.it/MESH-I-RE-MASTERED" target="_blank">here</a> to pre-order the <em>I</em> CD, digipak, special edition green vinyl, or t-shirt bundle.</p> http://www.guitarworld.com/meshuggah-release-trailer-remastered-i-ep-video#comments Videos News Features Thu, 18 Sep 2014 20:55:03 +0000 Guitar World http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22389 Paul Gilbert Posts Video Addressing Guitar Strap Height http://www.guitarworld.com/paul-gilbert-posts-video-addressing-guitar-strap-height <!--paging_filter--><p>In the following video, guitarist Paul Gilbert makes a public service announcement about setting your guitar strap height properly.</p> <p>Watch it below!</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="349" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/Z2nJTu2FVNM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/paul-gilbert-posts-video-addressing-guitar-strap-height#comments Videos News Thu, 18 Sep 2014 19:16:52 +0000 Guitar World http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22388 Guitar World's Battle of the Greatest Live Bands: Round 2 — Slipknot Vs. Rammstein http://www.guitarworld.com/guitar-worlds-battle-greatest-live-bands-round-2-slipknot-vs-rammstein <!--paging_filter--><p>We don't know about you, but around here, September brings to mind tours and massive live shows — probably because it's the only month where summer and fall, the two biggest rock touring seasons, collide.</p> <p>So, as our thoughts turn to the gigs we've reported on, witnessed and celebrated this year, we thought we'd get our readers — as in, you guys! — involved as we attempt to pinpoint rock's greatest live band or artist!</p> <p>Welcome to <em>Guitar World</em>'s official readers poll for September (It's the first readers poll we've conducted since November 2013, all you poll haters out there), the Battle of the Greatest Live Bands. It kicked off Wednesday, September 3.</p> <p>Although we (obviously) had thousands of artists and/or bands to choose from, we decided to narrow things down to a mere 32 names, which is perfect for a month's worth of intense — and fun (it's supposed to be fun, people!) matchups. All the artists were carefully selected by <em>Guitar World's</em> entire editorial staff. </p> <p><strong>Most importantly, note that this poll involves ONLY still-existing bands, so you won't get to watch the Doors duke it out with Led Zeppelin! Pantera will not go head to head with Cream. The Jimi Hendrix Experience will not compete with ... you get the idea.</strong></p> <p>Here are our 32 artists, in alphabetical order, and you can check also out the entire bracket of matchups at the end of this page.</p> <p><strong>AC/DC, Aerosmith, Alice Cooper, the Allman Brothers Band, Black Sabbath, Dillinger Escape Plan, Eagles, Foo Fighters, Guns N’ Roses, Iron Maiden, Jack White, Kiss, Korn, Metallica, Muse, Nine Inch Nails, Paul McCartney, Pearl Jam, Phish, Queen, Radiohead, Rammstein, Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Rolling Stones, Rush, Slayer, Slipknot, Soundgarden, Tool, U2, Van Halen and ZZ Top.</strong><br /> <br /></p> <p>Today's matchup finds <strong>SLIPKNOT</strong> going head to head with <strong>RAMMSTEIN</strong>!</p> <h1>Today's Matchup: Vote Now!</h1> <p><strong>SLIPKNOT</strong> go head to head with <strong>RAMMSTEIN</strong>. We don't need to tell you about these bands. We'll let the recently shot videos below do the talking! Vote now; you have one full day! </p> <script type="text/javascript" charset="utf-8" src="http://static.polldaddy.com/p/8308949.js"></script><p><noscript><a href="http://polldaddy.com/poll/8308949/">Guitar World's Battle of the Greatest Live Bands: Round 2 — Slipknot Vs. Rammstein</a></noscript></p> <h1>Let's Go to the Video!</h1> <p><iframe width="620" height="349" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/6asMFkCU79M" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="349" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/UgwVmPPJ2C4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <h1>Yesterday's Winners</h1> <p><strong>Black Sabbath</strong> (60.37 percent) defeated <strong>the Allman Brothers Band</strong> (39.63 percent). Thanks for voting! Head <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/tags/battle-greatest-live-bands">HERE</a> to see every matchup so far.</p> <h1>Behold the Latest Bracket</h1> <p style=" margin: 12px auto 6px auto; font-family: Helvetica,Arial,Sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; font-size: 14px; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: normal; -x-system-font: none; display: block;"> <a title="View Bracket 9-18 on Scribd" href="http://www.scribd.com/doc/240177765/Bracket-9-18" style="text-decoration: underline;" >Bracket 9-18</a></p> <p><iframe class="scribd_iframe_embed" src="//www.scribd.com/embeds/240177765/content?start_page=1&amp;view_mode=scroll&amp;show_recommendations=true" data-auto-height="false" data-aspect-ratio="undefined" scrolling="no" id="doc_25991" width="100%" height="600" frameborder="0"></iframe><br /> <br /></p> <h1>How the Bracket Was Compiled</h1> <p>Here's how the bracket was — very unscientifically — compiled.</p> <p>We drew the artists' names out of a hat (It was, in fact, a Quebec Nordiques baseball-style cap) to help us create our bracket, which is available for your viewing pleasure below. Obviously, none of these of bands are ranked or come from a previously compiled list, so we chose purely random matchups to have as little impact as possible on the final outcome. We're actually pretty pleased with the way the bracket turned out!</p> <p>Remember that, as with any poll, genre might occasionally clash against genre, so you'll just need to decide which artist has (or has had) the most to offer within his/their genre, perhaps which one has or had more natural talent or technical skill, which one had the biggest influence on other live acts, etc.</p> <p>Let's get started! As always, you can vote only once per matchup (once per device, that is), and we'll be posting match-ups pretty much every day of the month, sometimes more than once per day, just to give you an early warning! </p> http://www.guitarworld.com/guitar-worlds-battle-greatest-live-bands-round-2-slipknot-vs-rammstein#comments Battle of the Greatest Live Bands News Features Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:40:35 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22364 Fender Announces Tom Petty Signature Kingman Dreadnought http://www.guitarworld.com/fender-announces-tom-petty-signature-kingman-dreadnought <!--paging_filter--><p>The Fender Acoustic Custom Shop has announced the arrival of the limited edition Tom Petty Kingman dreadnought, beautifully crafted with the famed singer/songwriter’s personal style and specs.</p> <p>With the Heartbreakers, the Traveling Wilburys, on his own and more, Petty has crafted hit after smartly infectious hit for five decades now, and the Tom Petty Kingman is a great-looking, rich-sounding tribute to one of rock’s most enduringly acclaimed figures.</p> <p>Petty’s signature Kingman is a feast for the eyes, ears and fingers alike. The gorgeous body in nitro gloss black is elegantly adorned with a gold pickguard, checkerboard rosette, ivoroid top and back body binding, and black-ivoroid-black purfling. Two control knobs (volume and tone) are mounted on the AA Sitka spruce top, which also features “forward X” red spruce bracing.</p> <p>The genuine mahogany back and sides are crafted with Sitka spruce back bracing and basswood kerfing. The maple neck has a comfortable “modern C”-shaped profile, dual-action truss rod and gloss natural finish with a special “Midas gold” tint, all topped by a ’62-style Stratocaster headstock with vintage-style "wing" string trees.</p> <p>Other premium features include a 20-fret Indian rosewood fingerboard with 10” radius, rolled edges and custom clay-colored dot position inlays; Stratocaster-style bone nut; Fender “Viking”-style Indian rosewood bridge with compensated bone saddle, bone pins and maple plate; vintage-style tuners; and a Fishman® VT-2 pickup/preamp system with a lower strap-button output jack and the two top-mounted controls mentioned above. Black hard-shell case included.</p> <p>For more information, go to www.fender.com.</p> http://www.guitarworld.com/fender-announces-tom-petty-signature-kingman-dreadnought#comments Acoustic Nation News News Gear Wed, 17 Sep 2014 18:40:43 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22383 In Deep with Andy Aledort: Exploring Mixolydian-Based Melodies and Chord Structures http://www.guitarworld.com/deep-andy-aledort-exploring-mixolydian-based-melodies-and-chord-structures <!--paging_filter--><p><em>These videos and audio files are bonus content related to the November 2014 issue of </em>Guitar World<em>. For the full range of interviews, features, tabs and more, pick up the new issue on newsstands now or at the <a href="http://guitarworld.myshopify.com/collections/guitar-world/products/guitar-world-november-14-billy-gibbons-and-jeff-beck/?&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=article&amp;utm_campaign=NovemberVideosPage">Guitar World Online Store</a>.</em></p> <p>In the last few columns, we looked at ways to build chord shapes, or “grips,” from the Dorian and Aeolian modes (Aeolian is also known as the natural minor scale), which are two of the most widely used minor modes for soloing in rock, blues, and jazz. </p> <p>Last month, we turned our attention to the equally popular and useful Mixolydian mode, which is intervallically spelled 1(root) 2 3 4 5 6 f7. This is the mode that includes the dominant-seven chord tones 1, 3, 5 and f7 and gives us chords like E7, A7 and D7, as well as chords that include “upper-structure tension tones,” or “tensions,” namely the ninth, 11th and 13th. </p> <p>I encourage all guitarists to attain as complete an understanding of the Mixolydian mode as possible, as this will help in broadening one’s understanding of music theory and the fretboard, as well as reap countless options that can be applied to both soloing and rhythm guitar playing. </p> <!-- Start of Brightcove Player --><!-- Start of Brightcove Player --><div style="display:none"> </div> <!-- By use of this code snippet, I agree to the Brightcove Publisher T and C found at https://accounts.brightcove.com/en/terms-and-conditions/. --><!-- By use of this code snippet, I agree to the Brightcove Publisher T and C found at https://accounts.brightcove.com/en/terms-and-conditions/. --><script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript" src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/BrightcoveExperiences.js"></script><object id="myExperience3776287210001" class="BrightcoveExperience"> <param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF" /> <param name="width" value="620" /> <param name="height" value="348" /> <param name="playerID" value="798983031001" /> <param name="playerKey" value="AQ~~,AAAAj36EdAk~,0qwz1H1Ey92wZ6vLZcchClKTXdFbuP3P" /> <param name="isVid" value="true" /> <param name="isUI" value="true" /> <param name="dynamicStreaming" value="true" /> <param name="@videoPlayer" value="3776287210001" /> </object><!-- This script tag will cause the Brightcove Players defined above it to be created as soon as the line is read by the browser. 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For the full range of interviews, features, tabs and more, pick up the new issue on newsstands now or at the <a href="http://guitarworld.myshopify.com/collections/guitar-world/products/guitar-world-november-14-billy-gibbons-and-jeff-beck/?&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=article&amp;utm_campaign=NovemberVideosPage">Guitar World Online Store</a>.</em></p> <p>Gretsch has built a solid reputation with its impressive line of popular archtop hollowbody guitars, like the Country Gentleman and the White Falcon. But what’s often overlooked is the company’s superb line of solidbody guitars, such as the Duo Jet. </p> <p>Introduced in 1953 with a single-cutaway body, the elegantly styled Duo Jet was a competitive response to the Fender Telecaster and the Gibson Les Paul. Its unique-sounding DeArmond Dynasonic pickups offered the raucous twang needed for rockabilly and just enough jangle for rock, making it the choice of guitarists like George Harrison and, in his early Nineties rockabilly phase, Jeff Beck. </p> <p>Over the years, the Duo Jet has evolved into many different models, including a double-cutaway version, introduced in 1961, frequently used by AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young. </p> <p>The new Gretsch G6128T-1962 Duo Jet is an inspired reworking of that version, complete with modern updates, vintage cool looks and authoritative tones that will help set you apart from the rest.</p> <!-- Start of Brightcove Player --><!-- Start of Brightcove Player --><div style="display:none"> </div> <!-- By use of this code snippet, I agree to the Brightcove Publisher T and C found at https://accounts.brightcove.com/en/terms-and-conditions/. --><!-- By use of this code snippet, I agree to the Brightcove Publisher T and C found at https://accounts.brightcove.com/en/terms-and-conditions/. --><script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript" src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/BrightcoveExperiences.js"></script><object id="myExperience3776282864001" class="BrightcoveExperience"> <param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF" /> <param name="width" value="620" /> <param name="height" value="348" /> <param name="playerID" value="798983031001" /> <param name="playerKey" value="AQ~~,AAAAj36EdAk~,0qwz1H1Ey92wZ6vLZcchClKTXdFbuP3P" /> <param name="isVid" value="true" /> <param name="isUI" value="true" /> <param name="dynamicStreaming" value="true" /> <param name="@videoPlayer" value="3776282864001" /> </object><!-- This script tag will cause the Brightcove Players defined above it to be created as soon as the line is read by the browser. 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Below is an overview of the formats for the highly anticipated <em>At War with Reality</em> comeback studio album, which will be released via Century Media Records on October 27th:</p> <p>- Jewelcase CD (20 page booklet)<br /> - Digipak CD (20 page booklet; 2 bonus tracks; patch)<br /> - Cassette (limited to 500 copies worldwide)<br /> - Digital download<br /> - Gatefold 180gr. LP (20 page booklet; poster)<br /> - Ltd. mediabook CD (40 page booklet; 2 bonus tracks; patch)<br /> - Ltd. 3-disc artbook (48 page booklet; 4 bonus tracks; 5.1 surround mix DVD; patch) - limited to 3000 copies<br /> - Ltd. 2x10" boxset (20 page booklet; poster) - limited to 1000 copies worldwide via CM Distro</p> <p>The 12" LP format will come in the following colored vinyl editions:<br /> - Black (unlimited)<br /> - Transparent red (limited to 300 copies via CM Distro EU)<br /> - Dark green (limited to 500 copies via CM Distro EU)<br /> - Clear (limited to 500 copies in Sweden)<br /> - Lilac marble (limited to 100 copies via CM Distro USA) *sold out*<br /> - Blue marble (limited to 200 copies via CM Distro USA)<br /> - Magenta marble (limited to 200 copies via CM Distro USA)<br /> - Ash grey marble (limited to 500 copies via CM Distro USA)<br /> - Silver (limited to 400 copies in the USA)<br /> - Gold (limited to 1500 copies in the USA)<br /> - White (limited to 100 copies; exclusive 2015 MDF edition in the USA)</p> <p>Fans can pre-order At War With Reality now in North America <a href="http://www.cmdistro.com/Search/at_the_gates" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> <p>For a preview of the album, an online music teaser featuring the stunning artwork designed by Costin Chioreanu (twilight13media.com) can be viewed here:</p> <p><iframe width="640" height="360" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/zdvIGiaEoUQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p>At War With Reality standard track-listing<br /> 1. El Altar Del Dios Desconocido<br /> 2. Death And The Labyrinth<br /> 3. At War With Reality<br /> 4. The Circular Ruins<br /> 5. Heroes And Tombs<br /> 6. The Conspiracy Of The Blind<br /> 7. Order From Chaos<br /> 8. The Book Of Sand (The Abomination)<br /> 9. The Head Of The Hydra<br /> 10. City Of Mirrors<br /> 11. Eater Of Gods<br /> 12. Upon Pillars Of Dust<br /> 13. The Night Eternal</p> <p><strong>At the Gates</strong> line-up:<br /> Tomas Lindberg - Vocals<br /> Anders Björler - Guitars<br /> Martin Larsson - Guitars<br /> Jonas Björler - Bass<br /> Adrian Erlandsson - Drums</p> http://www.guitarworld.com/gates-reveal-war-reality-album-formats#comments News Tue, 16 Sep 2014 21:10:53 +0000 Guitar World http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22376 EVH Announces New Wolfgang Standard Series Guitars http://www.guitarworld.com/evh-announces-new-wolfgang-standard-series-guitars <!--paging_filter--><p>EVH has just announced the launch of the Wolfgang Standard series and revamping of its Wolfgang Special series.</p> <p>EVH Wolfgang WG Standard</p> <p>The EVH Wolfgang WG Standard, the most affordable Wolfgang model yet, is decked out with a flat top crafted with or without a gorgeous quilt maple top and featuring a special “comfort cut” forearm contour for maximum playing ease. Other features include a one-piece bolt-on maple neck with satin finish and graphite reinforcement, smooth and fast compound radius maple fingerboard (12”-16”) with comfortable rolled edges and 22 jumbo frets, dual EVH Wolfgang direct-mount humbucking pickups, two domed black control knobs (master volume, master tone), EVH Floyd Rose® Special bridge and locking nut, and EVH tuners. Available in gloss Trans Red and Trans Black finishes (quilt maple), and gloss Black.</p> <p>EVH Wolfgang WG-T Standard – Tunamatic</p> <p>The EVH Wolfgang WG Standard is also available as the EVH Wolfgang WG-T Standard – Tunamatic featuring an EVH Tunamatic bridge for rock-solid intonation and tuning stability.</p> <p>EVH Wolfgang Special</p> <p>The spellbinding new Wolfgang Special model is now available with a basswood body and gorgeous arched flame maple top, crafted in EVH’s Ensenada, Mexico facility with a re-imagined design that delivers more guitar at greater value than ever before. Features include a quartersawn maple neck with an oil finish and special Wolfgang profile, smooth and fast compound-radius maple fingerboard (12”-16”) with comfortable rolled edges and 22 jumbo frets, dual EVH Wolfgang direct-mount humbucking pickups, two domed black control knobs (master volume, master tone), EVH Floyd Rose® bridge and locking nut, and EVH tuners. Available in Tobacco Sunburst, Natural, Three-Tone Cherry Burst and Burnt Cherry Burst; and without the flame maple top in matte Stealth finish, and Gloss Black and Vintage White finishes.</p> <p>For more information, go to www.evhgear.com. </p> http://www.guitarworld.com/evh-announces-new-wolfgang-standard-series-guitars#comments News Gear Tue, 16 Sep 2014 20:46:56 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22375 Foo Fighters Reveal Poster Art and First Conversation for 'Sonic Highways' — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/foo-fighters-reveal-poster-art-and-first-conversation-sonic-highways-video <!--paging_filter--><p><em>Sonic Highways</em>, Foo Fighters' eighth studio album, is due out November 10, 2014. The eight-part HBO docuseries, which premieres October 17, is the companion piece to the studio album. Below is a two-minute clip from <em>Foo Fighters Sonic Highways: A Conversation with Foo Fighters</em>.</p> <p>Guest guitarists on the album include Joan Jett, Rick Nielsen, Joe Walsh and Gary Clark Jr.</p> <p><iframe width="640" height="360" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/rpMySUpzoAE" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/foo-fighters-reveal-poster-art-and-first-conversation-sonic-highways-video#comments Galleries News Tue, 16 Sep 2014 18:31:57 +0000 Guitar World http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22374 TailPeace Dsignz Introduces Snake, Steer, Skull and Cross Guitar Tailpieces http://www.guitarworld.com/tailpeace-dsignz-introduces-snake-steer-skull-and-cross-guitar-tailpieces <!--paging_filter--><p>TailPeace Dsignz has introduced its new Snake, Steer, Skull and Cross guitar tailpieces.</p> <p>From the company:</p> <p>Now you can replace almost any “bar” tailpiece from any brand guitar with one of our unique designs. Enhance your instrument’s tone and looks in seconds.</p> <p>These Patent Pending lightweight designs mount easily on traditional tailpiece studs and appear suspended or floating without ever touching the surface of your guitar. Set your self apart, stand out on stage and increase your guitar’s sustain in seconds.</p> <p>• No tools needed<br /> • No modifications<br /> • Goes on in seconds<br /> • Does not touch the surface of your guitar<br /> • High-quality construction and detail<br /> • Enhance the tone of any guitar<br /> • Made in the U.S.A</p> <p>Available in five finishes: Raw,Chrome, Nickel, Black and Gold. Suggested retail base price (Raw) starts at $49.95 to $84.95. Seventy-five percent of all profits will be donated to local charities to benefit animals and children in need.</p> <p>For more information, visit <a href="http://www.tailpeace.com/">tailpeace.com</a>.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/VYwLQKtHUmY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/TailepeacemainH%5B1%5D.jpg" width="620" height="657" alt="TailepeacemainH[1].jpg" /></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/tailpeace-dsignz-introduces-snake-steer-skull-and-cross-guitar-tailpieces#comments TailPeace Dsignz Accessories Videos News Gear Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:55:00 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/20592 Review: Zoom G1Xon Guitar Multi-Effects Processor http://www.guitarworld.com/review-zoom-g1xon-guitar-multi-effects-processor <!--paging_filter--><p><em>These videos and audio files are bonus content related to the November 2014 issue of </em>Guitar World<em>. For the full range of interviews, features, tabs and more, pick up the new issue on newsstands now or at the <a href="http://guitarworld.myshopify.com/collections/guitar-world/products/guitar-world-november-14-billy-gibbons-and-jeff-beck/?&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=article&amp;utm_campaign=NovemberVideosPage">Guitar World Online Store</a>.</em></p> <p>I’ve spent piles of cash and countless hours chasing down various stomp boxes over the years. </p> <p>So when I got my hands on Zoom’s G1Xon Guitar Multi-Effects Processor, I was tempted to moan, “Oh, I’ve wasted my life,” like the Comic Book Guy in a certain “Treehouse of Horror” episode of The Simpsons. </p> <p>For probably less than what I paid on batteries to power one vintage fuzz box, the G1Xon provides a lifetime’s worth of effects and amp models (105, to be exact) plus built-in rhythm patterns, a looper and a tuner. All this power is packaged in a compact foot controller that’s about the same width and length as an iPad and features an expression pedal.</p> <!-- Start of Brightcove Player --><!-- Start of Brightcove Player --><div style="display:none"> </div> <!-- By use of this code snippet, I agree to the Brightcove Publisher T and C found at https://accounts.brightcove.com/en/terms-and-conditions/. --><!-- By use of this code snippet, I agree to the Brightcove Publisher T and C found at https://accounts.brightcove.com/en/terms-and-conditions/. --><script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript" src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/BrightcoveExperiences.js"></script><object id="myExperience3776275082001" class="BrightcoveExperience"> <param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF" /> <param name="width" value="620" /> <param name="height" value="348" /> <param name="playerID" value="798983031001" /> <param name="playerKey" value="AQ~~,AAAAj36EdAk~,0qwz1H1Ey92wZ6vLZcchClKTXdFbuP3P" /> <param name="isVid" value="true" /> <param name="isUI" value="true" /> <param name="dynamicStreaming" value="true" /> <param name="@videoPlayer" value="3776275082001" /> </object><!-- This script tag will cause the Brightcove Players defined above it to be created as soon as the line is read by the browser. 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It was produced by Andy Sneap (Accept, Megadeth) and features ultra-cool cover art (you can check it out below) by Swedish artist Par Olofsson (Revocation).</p> <p>"I wrote two songs," said Exodus guitarist Lee Altus about the new album. "They are 'Honor Killings' and 'Body Harvest.'</p> <p>"Whenever we play with any Bay Area band, we always put a little bit extra," Altus added. "If you wanna really see Exodus at their best, it's always with another Bay Area band like Death Angel. We have this friendly competition, too. They know, anytime you play with us, we're going after you! After that, we'll have drinks together...we'll laugh about it... but right now, we're going after you! Oh, now we're playing with Testament? I'm gonna DIE on that stage!"</p> <p><em>Blood In, Blood Out</em> can be <a href="http://shop.nuclearblast.com/en/shop/">pre-ordered from the Nuclear Blast USA webshop</a> in CD, digipak, 2LP yellow vinyl and imported limited-edition box set formats. Bundles include a T-shirt with exclusive artwork for North America and a poster (while supplies last).</p> <p>Check out the video below and let us know what you think in the comments or on Facebook!</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/bmYQq8xGnao" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </p> <p><strong>Track listing for the deluxe digipak version of <em>Blood In, Blood Out:</em></strong></p> <p>01 – Black 13 (featuring Dan the Automator)<br /> 02 – Blood In, Blood Out<br /> 03 – Collateral Damage<br /> 04 – Salt The Wound (featuring Kirk Hammett)<br /> 05 – Body Harvest<br /> 06 – BTK (featuring Chuck Billy)<br /> 07 – Wrapped In The Arms Of Rage<br /> 08 – My Last Nerve<br /> 09 – Numb<br /> 10 – Honor Killings<br /> 11 – Food For The Worms</p> <p><strong>BONUS DVD includes:</strong></p> <p>• “Blood Upon The Goat” making-of footage<br /> • Behind-the-scenes tour footage<br /> • Footage from Kirk Hammett’s Fear FestEVIL After Party at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con.</p> <p>The digital version of <em>Blood In, Blood Out</em> will include the digital bonus track “Angel Of Death.”</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/exodus">Exodus</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/exodus-discuss-making-new-album-blood-blood-out-part-2-guitarist-lee-altus-exclusive-video#comments Exodus Lee Altus Videos News Tue, 16 Sep 2014 00:50:57 +0000 Damian Fanelli http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22334 Metal for Life with Metal Mike: Incorporating Suspended Chords into Metal Rhythm Parts http://www.guitarworld.com/metal-life-metal-mike-incorporating-suspended-chords-metal-rhythm-parts <!--paging_filter--><p><em>These videos and audio files are bonus content related to the November 2014 issue of </em>Guitar World<em>. For the full range of interviews, features, tabs and more, pick up the new issue on newsstands now or at the <a href="http://guitarworld.myshopify.com/collections/guitar-world/products/guitar-world-november-14-billy-gibbons-and-jeff-beck/?&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=article&amp;utm_campaign=NovemberVideosPage">Guitar World Online Store</a>.</em></p> <p>One of the coolest things about contemporary metal is that its harmonic palette is wide open. It’s not uncommon for a great metal riff to jump back and forth from one type of harmonic environment to another, such as from the natural minor scale to the Phrygian mode to the Mixolydian mode to the blues scale. </p> <p>Countless examples abound in the music of such great bands as Metallica, Megadeth, Pantera, At the Gates, In Flames and others. </p> <p>This month, I’d like to demonstrate a few different examples of rhythm-guitar ideas that jump around harmonically and also feature the incorporation of suspended chords, namely sus2 and sus4 chords.</p> <!-- Start of Brightcove Player --><!-- Start of Brightcove Player --><div style="display:none"> </div> <!-- By use of this code snippet, I agree to the Brightcove Publisher T and C found at https://accounts.brightcove.com/en/terms-and-conditions/. --><!-- By use of this code snippet, I agree to the Brightcove Publisher T and C found at https://accounts.brightcove.com/en/terms-and-conditions/. --><script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript" src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/BrightcoveExperiences.js"></script><object id="myExperience3772399003001" class="BrightcoveExperience"> <param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF" /> <param name="width" value="620" /> <param name="height" value="348" /> <param name="playerID" value="798983031001" /> <param name="playerKey" value="AQ~~,AAAAj36EdAk~,0qwz1H1Ey92wZ6vLZcchClKTXdFbuP3P" /> <param name="isVid" value="true" /> <param name="isUI" value="true" /> <param name="dynamicStreaming" value="true" /> <param name="@videoPlayer" value="3772399003001" /> </object><!-- This script tag will cause the Brightcove Players defined above it to be created as soon as the line is read by the browser. 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I've been into playing rhythm from day one, and a lot of that has to do with having a brother who kicks ass on drums. I grew up jamming with Vinnie [Paul, Darrell's brother and Pantera's skin-basher] and he definitely taught me the importance of timing and playing tight-and that, along with some great chops, is what rhythm playing is all about.</p> <p><strong>Percussive Picking</strong></p> <p>In a way, I'm kind of a percussionist when it comes to picking because a lot of my rhythm patterns are almost like drum patterns-take the front of "A New Level" (<em>Vulgar Display Of Power</em>) (Figure 1) which is a hard-driving power groove based on one note, the open low E string (tuned down a whole step to D). </p> <p>I actually came up with the idea for this riff by beating on one of those little crystal glasses with some chop sticks at Benihana's! Most riffs are recognizable by their melody, and the fact that you can immediately identify Figure 1 as being "A New Level" from just its rhythmic pattern shows you how important timing and rhythm is! So, in the case of this riff, the focus is on right-hand chops rather than melody.</p> <p><img src="http://guitaraficionado.com/GW/dime/sync1.gif" /></p> <p><strong>Psychotic Syncopation</strong></p> <p>A lot of Pantera's riffs are tight, syncopated grooves like the one we've just looked at. Check out the riff shown in FIGURE 2, which is the beginning of "Psycho Holiday" (<em>Cowboys From Hell</em>).</p> <p><img src="http://guitaraficionado.com/GW/dime/sync2.gif" /></p> <p>Once again, only one note is being hit (F), but you know exactly what the song is, thanks to the rhythmic pattern being pounded out. Anyway, before we go any further, I guess I should explain what syncopation is all about, just so we're clear.</p> <p>All syncopation means is accenting beats that you don't normally accent. If this sounds complicated, don't wig, just hold tight and we'll clean this scene up. Let's say you're chugging out a simple eighth-note pattern on the open low-E string, like in FIGURE 3a.</p> <p><img src="http://guitaraficionado.com/GW/dime/sync3.gif" /></p> <p>The notes you'd normally accent would be the ones that fall on counts "one," "two," "three" and "four." This is shown in FIGURE 3b(the notes to be accented are indicated by the symbol >). All we have to do to make this basic rhythmic idea syncopated is to accent the notes that fall on the "and" counts instead-the eighth-note up-beats. This is shown in FIGURE 3c.</p> <p>FIGURES 4a + 4b are the same shit, but this time applied to a simple 16th-note groove. FIGURE 4a is the unsyncopated version (accents on "one," "two," "three" and "four") while FIGURE 4b is syncopated (accents NOT on "one," "two," "three" and "four").</p> <p><img src="http://guitaraficionado.com/GW/dime/sync4.gif" /></p> <p>I know these are real basic illustrations, but remember, simple is bad-assed, if done aggressively! So, attack those accents 'cos that's where the magic is! Check out how much more interesting FIGURE 4b sounds compared to FIGURE 4a, which is pretty straight-sounding. And the only difference between 'em is where we've placed the accents. That's the whole trip with syncopation!</p> <p><img src="http://guitaraficionado.com/GW/dime/sync5.gif" /></p> <p>Shit, I'm outta space again. Next time we'll be getting into more power groove stuff, such as picking techniques and muting tricks. Until then, go crank your rig on 12, let it feedback wide open for a good two minutes, freak your neighbors out and ENJOY THE POWER OF THE GUITAR! "Oh, what a feeling," and it ain't no damned Toyota!!</p> <p><em>The "Dimebag Darrell Riffer Madness" DVD is available through Alfred <a href="http://alfred.com/riffermadness">here</a></em>.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/pantera">Pantera</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/dimebag-darrell">Dimebag Darrell</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/riffer-madness-dimebag-darrell-syncopated-rhythms-part-1#comments Dimebag Darrell Pantera Riffer Madness Blogs News Lessons Magazine Mon, 15 Sep 2014 20:13:08 +0000 Dimebag Darrell http://www.guitarworld.com/article/13492