December 2019
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

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, 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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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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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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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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