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Guitar World's 11 Essential Thrash Metal Albums

Check out Guitar World's guide to 11 essential thrash metal albums—discs or downloads every self-respecting metalhead should have in his/her record collection.

Acoustic Fingerstylists Andy McKee, Jon Gomm and Daryl Kellie Are Blazing a Daring Style of Percussive, Alternate-Tuned Shred

With a lot of talent and a little bit of luck, a new generation of acoustic guitar fingerstylists are blazing a new style of percussive, alternate-tuned shred. In the Eighties, radical fingerstylists like Michael Hedges and Preston Reed pioneered an acoustic guitar style based on an alternate-tuned, percussion-heavy, new age–tinged sound.

Between the Buried and Me Talk New Album, 'Coma Ecliptic' — and "Bohemian Rhapsody"

On Coma Eclectic, North Carolina tech-metallers Between the Buried and Me solidify their status as one of prog’s most forward-thinking groups.

Jim James and Carl Broemel of My Morning Jacket Discuss New Album, 'The Waterfall'

For the recording of their new and seventh studio album, The Waterfall, Louisville, Kentucky–based rockers My Morning Jacket packed up and headed out west—specifically, to Stinson Beach, a seaside town about an hour outside San Francisco.

Bret Michaels Band Guitarist Pete Evick Talks New Music, New Book and More

Pete Evick is best known as the guitarist and musical director for the Bret Michaels Band, with whom he has played for the past decade. But like most working musicians these days, Evick also has his hand in various other endeavors. Guitar World caught up with Evick while the guitarist was in Nashville with the Bret Michaels Band.

L.A. Four-Piece We Are Harlot Talk High-Voltage Debut Album

“This is rock-and-fucking-roll, man! Grab your guitars and let’s rock!,” exclaims Jeff George, guitarist for L.A.-based four-piece We Are Harlot. With his long blond locks, perennial shit-eating grin and always-amped personality, George is, in a sense, the human embodiment of We Are Harlot’s sound.

Megadeth's Dave Mustaine Discusses New Megadeth Album and Working with Guitarist Kiko Loureiro

The answer to the question of who would replace recently departed Megadeth guitarist Chris Broderick turned out to be an unexpected one: Angra guitarist Kiko Loureiro, who, while a somewhat under-the-radar pick, possesses a blazing, technically dazzling style that would seem to be a perfect fit for the band. But as far as Mustaine is concerned, Loureiro’s attributes extend well beyond his six-string abilities.

Frank Marino Sets the Record Straight About His Career, the Music Industry and How the Guitar Saved His Life

In a revealing conversation, legendary Mahogany Rush guitarist Frank Marino sets the record straight about his mysterious career, his disdain for the music industry and how the guitar saved his life.

Built To Spill's Doug Martsch Talks New Album, 'Untethered Moon'

For more than 20 years, Boise, Idaho–based Built to Spill have been carving out a distinct niche in the rock and roll universe, balancing a tuneful, indie-pop aesthetic against a tendency to fly off on long, distorto-guitar excursions that recall the work of Dinosaur Jr’s J. Mascis and Neil Young in full-on Crazy Horse mode.

The 25 Greatest Pantera Songs of All Time

Guitar World celebrates the heaviest of the heavy—from "Revolution Is My Name" to "This Love" ... from "Cemetery Gates" to "Cowboys from Hell" ... Check out our guide to the 25 greatest Pantera songs of all time!