Last week, New Orleans-based metal supergroup Down debuted a brand new song from their upcoming EP, Down IV Part I – The Purple EP. The track, titled "Witchtripper," is now available for streaming via YouTube, so check it out below.
"I always thought that it would be really cool to compose an album of music in the same way that you’d score a movie," says Periphery guitarist Misha Mansoor. "In other words, the lyrics and storyline would come first and the music would be almost secondary to the plot. The arrangements are going to be very unconventional, even by our standards."
Guitarist John McLaughlin, best known for his work with Miles Davis, Tony Williams and Mahavishnu Orchestra, has been working on a new studio album, Now Here This. The album, his second with The 4th Dimension, will be released October 18.
While they have no plans to go full-on dubstep, or even do a hybrid album like Korn, Muse have admitted to taking some influence from American dubstep producer Skrillex for their upcoming new album, The 2nd Law.
Queens, New York-based metal band Emmure recently shot a special guitar demonstration video for their new song "Cross Over Attack," and apparently great minds think alike, because we both had the same thought: what better place to debut it than Guitar World?!
Guitar Legends: Eric Clapton is a must-have for fans of any era in Clapton's long career. The special issue, which is available now at the Guitar World Online Store for $9.99, tells Clapton's story and transcribes five songs, including "Layla," "Cocaine" and "Sunshine of Your Love." It features several interviews, details his solo career and time with John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers and The Yardbirds.