“We’ll spend hours trying to get the grossest, most evil sounds we can. We DI’ed a fuzz and it sounded like vomiting”: Battlesnake are the triple-guitar lovechild of Queen, King Gizzard and Judas Priest you never knew you needed

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Described by guitarist Ben Frank as “the genetically engineered cyborg super child of Queen, King Gizzard and Judas Priest,” Australia’s Battlesnake are a colourful bunch. 

On the band’s second LP The Rise And Demise of The Motorsteeple, Ben and fellow guitarists Paul Mason and Daniel Willington are chasing vomit-like fuzz sounds and cranking Marshall amps.

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Phil Weller

A freelance writer with a penchant for music that gets weird, Phil is a regular contributor to Prog, Guitar World, and Total Guitar magazines and is especially keen on shining a light on unknown artists. Outside of the journalism realm, you can find him writing angular riffs in progressive metal band, Prognosis, in which he slings an 8-string Strandberg Boden Original, churning that low string through a variety of tunings. He's also a published author and is currently penning his debut novel which chucks fantasy, mythology and humanity into a great big melting pot.