Witherfall – “Our main goal was to be a band that had no boundaries”

Witherfall’s new record comes at a tricky time for the band as producer Jon Schaffer makes the news for all the wrong reasons. Even so, the album stands on it’s own two feet as a treat for fans of theatrical metal. We caught up with Jake to discuss the record, modelling, and one of the US’s most legendary metal landmarks, Morrisound Studios.

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Rivers Of Nihil’s Brody on his Where Owls Know My Name Kemper Pack

Rivers Of Nihil made a big splash with their 2018 record Where Owls Know My Name, and not just because of the sax. The record featured some razor sharp guitar tones as well as some lush ambient reverb drenched almost synth like passages – and much more. Now all of those tones are available on Brody Uttley’s new Kemper pack. We catch up with the man to get the details.

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GWAR – “Al Jourgensen spelled out ‘Fugazi’ in lines of coke”

GWAR have made a career out of being drug addicted space aliens with a live show that leaves the audience covered in blood. We caught up with the band’s human slave Mike Derks to talk about the 30th anniversary of their sophomore record Scumdogs Of The Universe his current guitar setup, and trying to keep his guitar dry in a stage covered in fake blood.

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The Acacia Strain’s Tom Smith – “DO NOT play more than 8 strings”

The Acacia Strain have spent the last year redefining the record release process, with two quite different new records that ignore the expected release schedule model. Within those records too the band packs a masterclass in how to downtune but still be articulate. We caught up with guitarist Tom Smith to discuss the two latest records, lockdown podcasting, and the incredible amount of gear that goes into The Acacia Strain’s sound.

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Ego Kill Talent’s Theo van der Loo – “We’ll get out of lockdown with enough material for 2 albums”

With only five years as a band under their belt, Ego Kill Talent have somehow managed to have a career most bands dream of, including tours with the likes of Foo Fighters and QOTSA. We caught up with Ego Kill Talent bassist and drummer Theo van der Loo to talk guitars, Dave Grohl’s house, and the famous Neve console

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Epiphone Les Paul Custom Classic Pro 2020 Review – Custom Looks, Affordable Price

With the 2020 line refresh, Epiphone are inching closer and closer to their big brother, and in the Les Paul Custom Pro, they might just be almost the whole way there. Save for a few finer (and easily upgraded) appointments, you could turn your eyes away from the headstock and think you were playing a $4000 guitar. Let’s take a look.

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Rage Against The Machine – Self Titled Debut – Gear Behind The Tone

Rage Against The Machine’s 1992 album was a shot out of the dark that injected not only a huge dose of politics into a largely apolitical music scene, but in Tom Morello provided some of the most inventive guitar techniques on a major label record in years. We walk through all of the gear Morello used to achieve his sounds, song by song.

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Terminal Nation’s Dalton Rail – Thirst To Burn

Terminal Nation have caused quite a stir with their debut album Holocene Extinction. The record combines death metal and grindcore, and then filters it through a sizeable dose of powerviolence, leaving us with a record that feels like the soundtrack to 2020. We caught up with guitarist Dalton Rail to get the inside scoop on the band, the record, and the mountain of tone that is Holocene Extinction.

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