June 2020

Metal

Album Review: The Dillinger Escape Plan - "One of Us is the Killer"

Album Review: The Dillinger Escape Plan - "One of Us is the Killer"

May 8, 2013
DEP’s fifth outing incorporates elements of atmospheric prog-rock and ear-relieving jazz fills to buck the musical constraints and genre rigidness rampant in the metal genre.
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Remembering Jeff Hanneman: 1964–2013

Remembering Jeff Hanneman: 1964 - 2013

May 6, 2013
What separated Jeff from the rest of the metal pack was his rhythm technique, his songwriting, and that for which he will be most remembered—his riffs.
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Drop Dead Shred: Sweep City

Drop Dead Shred: Sweep City

May 1, 2013
Learn the ins and outs, ups and downs of sweep picking with this lesson by uber-shredder Nita Strauss.
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Interview: Early Graves - Thrash in the Saddle Again

Interview: Early Graves - Thrash in the Saddle Again

April 15, 2013
After a series of tragic setbacks—including the death of founding vocalist Makh Daniels—Chris Brock and Early Graves charge back into the metal fray and emerge triumphant with a thundering masterpiece.
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Killswitch Engage: Ironhearts, Redemption, and Big Digits

March 28, 2013
Rejuvenated by the return of original singer Jesse Leach, Killswitch Engage’s Adam Dutkiewicz, Joel Stroetzel, and Mike D’Antonio deliver pummeling riffs and walls of wailing guitar solos on "Disarm the Descent."
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The (Abbreviated) Best Guitar Performances of SXSW 2013

The (Abbreviated) Best Guitar Performances of SXSW 2013

March 27, 2013
In this concentrated land of musical overstimulation, it’d be impossible to give a rundown of every amazing player in Austin’s premier showcase. Here, we offer our discerning highlights.
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Rig Rundown - Between the Buried and Me's Dustie Waring and Paul Waggoner

March 20, 2013
Premier Guitar is on location in Des Moines, Iowa, where PG's Rebecca Dirks talks with Dustie Waring and Paul Waggoner of Between the Buried and Me. In this segment, they discuss how they use both Axe-Fx and traditional amps and pedals in their rigs.
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Interview: Clutch - Riffs In Your Face

Interview: Clutch - Riffs In Your Face

March 13, 2013
Guitarist Tim Sult and Producer Machine share Clutch’s “riffs in your face” recipe for the band’s new album “Earth Rocker”
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Rig Rundown - Lamb of God

December 26, 2012
PG's Chris Kies is on location in Des Moines, Iowa, where he catches up with Lamb of God guitarist Mark Morton and the band's guitar techs to get the details on Mark's setup, as well as the rigs of guitarist Willie Adler and bassist John Campbell.
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Rig Rundown - Anthrax's Scott Ian and Rob Caggiano

October 30, 2012
PG's Rebecca Dirks is on location at the Vic Theatre in Chicago, IL, where she catches up with Anthrax guitarists Scott Ian and Rob Caggiano. In these segments, the guys walk us through their live rigs.
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Album Review: Baroness - "Yellow & Green"

Album Review: Baroness - "Yellow & Green"

July 9, 2012
Baroness Yellow & Green Relapse Records Baroness believes in Darwinism. The Southern metal band’s 2007 Red Album was a raw, chest-pounding, bruising debut, whereas 2010’s Blue Record evolved into a
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Interview: Shadows Fall Refuse to Compromise on “Fire From The Sky”

Interview: Shadows Fall Refuse to Compromise on “Fire From The Sky”

May 9, 2012
Guitarists Jonathan Donais and Matt Bachand give us the lowdown on their new album and their new B.C. Rich signature guitars, as well as what it’s like to navigate the shark-infested waters of the music world.
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Rig Rundown - Every Time I Die's Jordan Buckley & Andy Williams

April 23, 2012
PG's Chris Kies is On Location in Des Moines, IA, at People's Court where he catches up Every Time I Die's guitarist Jordan Buckley and Andy Williams who talk about their touring setup that includes ESP Guitars, Gibson, Marshall, Orange, Bison Amps, Boss, Line 6, EMG, and much more.
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Interview: John 5 on "God Told Me To"

Interview: John 5 on "God Told Me To"

April 18, 2012
The metal-meets-chicken''-pickin'' veteran discusses his new Spanish-influenced half-acoustic solo album and we try to get him to buy Eddie Van Halen''s guitar.
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DragonForce: Double Dragon

DragonForce: Double Dragon

April 6, 2012
Herman Li and Sam Totman make a new album with a new vocalist.
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Interview: Meshuggah's Mårten Hagström on "Koloss"

Interview: Meshuggah's Mårten Hagström on "Koloss"

February 29, 2012
Although "Koloss" might be more accessible than past works, guitarist Mårten Hagström says it contains some of their most complex compositions to date
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Rig Rundown - Trivium's Corey Beaulieu & Matt Heafy

February 28, 2012
PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location at the House of Blues in Chicago, Ill, at the House of Blues where she catches up with Trivium's Corey Beaulieu to check out Corey and Matt's gear.

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Lamb of God: No Barriers

Lamb of God: No Barriers

February 10, 2012
Lamb of God’s Mark Morton and Willie Adler talk about their favorite Boogie heads, developing upstroke wallop, and how their love of Hendrix and Billy Gibbons informed their diverse new album, Resolution.
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Animals as Leaders: A Different Breed

Animals as Leaders: A Different Breed

January 10, 2012
Tosin Abasi and Javier Reyes—Animals as Leaders’ jaw-dropping dualguitar team—live up to their name and create a new progressive-rock beast by cross-breeding jazz, classical, and metal techniques in a way that simultaneously blows your mind and defies the genre’s stereotypes.
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Album Review: Radio Moscow - "The Great Escape of Leslie Magnafuzz"

Album Review: Radio Moscow - "The Great Escape of Leslie Magnafuzz"

January 10, 2012
If you’re a fan of late-’60s psych rock and incessantly grooving early-’70s metal, chances are you’ll dig it.
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