Magnatone Giveawya

August Issue

South by Southwest 2009: Keep Austin Loud

South by Southwest 2009: Keep Austin Loud

Valient Thorr, Emo’s Annex
Valient Thorr conquered Emo’s outdoor stage with an astral driven dual-guitar attack featuring humbucker-rich tones blasting from Eidan Thorr’s Les Paul Black Beauty reissue and Voiden Thorr’s Les Paul sunburst Deluxe. They both used Marshall 100 watt heads, but Eidan used two Marshall 4x12 cabs and Voiden went with creamy white Mesa Boogie 4x12 cabs. The Venusian guitarists (the band’s back story is that they’re from Venus) not only had crushing tones at earbleeding volumes, but they also conducted acrobatic guitar tosses, twirls and flips to prove that the days of show-stopping theatrics aren’t over. At least not on Venus.

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