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Andy James Shares Playthrough Video of New Instrumental Song, “Equinox”

Andy James’s new all-instrumental album, Arrival, will be released on October 19 via Urban Yeti Records. In anticipation of the effort, the British guitar shredder has shared the video for “Equinox.”

Says James about Arrival: "If I had to sum up the album in one sentence it would be 'Five Finger Death Punch meets Satriani with a hint of Def Leppard.' Obviously, I’m using more familiar names to sum up my own music, but the playing definitely sounds like me. It’s just more to illustrate quickly what you can expect, before pressing play.”

He continues: "The album I would say is definitely more song focused than anything else, with big riffs, melodic choruses and phrasing with hints of shred thrown in to glue it all together!”

Check out “Equinox” above, and pre-order Arrival here.

 

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Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.