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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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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