October 2020

 

David Schneider

David Schneider

David Schneider is a German guitarist based in San Luis Potosí, Mexico, where he plays in death/crust/doom band Hinrichten, and alt-rock band Vitalis. He has a master's degree in ethnomusicology and systematic musicology, and did research on perceptions of authenticity in the metal scene, as well as the perception and psychology of film music. Schneider is also co-owner of Albor Custom Guitars.

ARTICLES

Ozzy

Ozzy’s Guitar Army: Unlock the Solos of Randy, Jake, and Zakk

April 4, 2020
From neo-classical riffs to pure shred and finally Southern rock on steroids, these three guitarists held it down for Ozzy for more than 30 years.
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Deep Purple

The Melodic Side of Ritchie Blackmore

February 29, 2020
The legendary guitarist not only wrote one of the most famous riffs of all time, he pioneered a style that gave birth to legions of shredders.
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Death Metal Lesson

The Buzzsaw Riffs of the Stockholm Scene

September 28, 2019
Behold the rapid-fire style that laid the groundwork for modern death metal.
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Mort

Mort, Death’s Apprentice: Hate Eternal’s Stacked Tritones

June 8, 2019
What’s more evil-sounding than the Devil’s interval?
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Florida-FEAT

Mort, Death’s Apprentice: The Florida Metal Scene

April 6, 2019
Discover how such bands as Death, Decide, and Morbid Angel crafted a singular sound that influenced legions of extreme-metal bands.
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Suffocation

Mort, Death’s Apprentice: Brutal Death Metal Riffs

February 16, 2019
How to level-up your down-tuned riffing in the style of Suffocation, Gorgasm, Deeds of Flesh, and more.
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Death Metal

Mort, Death’s Apprentice: Gothenburg Metal Riffs

November 10, 2018
Bands like In Flames, At the Gates, and Dark Tranquility created a subgenre of death metal that combined low-tuned riffs, harmonized leads, and plenty of chunk.
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