Flying under the radar of the familiar major guitar manufacturers, Sweden's Strandberg Guitars has quietly built an impressive following featuring some of today's brightest young guitarists, including Tosin Abasi, Periphery's Misha Mansoor and Scale the Summit's Chris Letchford.
Bangles' guitarist Vicki Peterson is no stranger to royalty. The stunning beauty has rubbed elbows and played alongside some of the giants of rock and pop over the course of her career. Her tasty guitar work, soulful vocals and songwriting prowess continue to be an inspiration to male and female musicians.
While Avenged Sevenfold have been laying low for most of 2012, the band evidently found time to record a brand new track for the upcoming video game Call of Duty: Black Ops II. Listen to "Carry On" via the YouTube clip below.
Continuing to support the metal scene in awesome and exciting new ways, the folks at Scion AV will be releasing a free EP from Boston-based thrashers Revocation tomorrow. And thanks to them, we're bringing you the very first taste of the Teratogenesis EP in the form of "Bound By Desire," a technically-minded behemoth of a death/thrash tune.
Guitar World magazine has debuted a special digital issue dedicated entirely to Paul Reed Smith Guitars. The issue is available now at iTunes. To get it on your IPhone or iPad, use the "Store" feature on your Newsstand app and search for Guitar World.
Metallica have announced an early Christmas present for their fans — a two-disc DVD featuring a combination of their two 2009 World Magnetic concerts from Quebec City. It's scheduled to be released in December.
Earlier today, the surviving members of Led Zeppelin made a rare public appearance at the first screening of their upcoming film, Celebration Day, which chronicles their 2007 reunion show at London's 02 Arena.