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Articles by Joe Charupakorn

Soilwork: The Metal Majestic

August 25, 2015
The veteran Swedish melodic death metal band resurfaces with a revised lineup and one of their strongest albums yet.
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Ibanez Tube Screamer Mini Review

August 23, 2015
Honey, I shrunk the Screamer (and it sounds just as freakin’ good).
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PRS S2 Vela Review

July 24, 2015
Paul Reed Smith chases the offset crowd with an expressive and dynamic solidbody.
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Guthrie Govan: New Approaches

July 23, 2015
The maestro on the Aristocrats’ Tres Caballeros, pedal problems, and the other instrument he wants to master.
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Lamb Chops: The Tools and Techniques Behind Lamb of God’s Crushing Comeback Album

June 12, 2015
John Campbell, Mark Morton, and Willie Adler discuss their first release since the tragedy that nearly destroyed their band.
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DV Mark Maragold Review

March 25, 2015
Greg Howe’s signature DV Mark is a wildly adaptable two-channel, 40-watt head.
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Mike Rutherford: Back in the Shop with the Mechanics

March 24, 2015
Genesis’ original guitarist marks the 25th anniversary of his other band’s greatest hit.
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Steven Wilson and Guthrie Govan: To Shred or Not to Shred?

March 12, 2015
Player, producer, and Porcupine Tree frontman Wilson reunites with shred king Govan for another epic concept album.
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Drone Alone: The Savage Soundscapes of Sunn O)))

December 19, 2014
No bass. No drums. No songs. How did this experimental metal-drone band get so darn popular?
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Headbangers Brawl: Four Metal Machines for $750 or Less Reviewed

November 26, 2014
B.C. Rich, Blakhart, EVH, and PRS prove you can get heavy—and surprisingly refined—on a budget.
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