Does your favorite guitarist use one of these?
*Are you a lyric person and know each and every word to your favorite Metal song(s)? Are you mainly into the music (like me) and enjoy the grooves, power or riffing throughout? Or perhaps you are just a casual listener and just like listening to the music “as a whole” and do not go off the deep-end analyzing your tuneage! Which ever type you are, do you ever think about what the musicians in your favorite bands thought? Yes, no…maybe?
I do and I thought it would be interesting to “get inside” the head of the bands that I spoke to during Demolish interviews and or the various musicians we hung out with backstage or on their tour bus, you know – to find out what makes them tick and to see what they think makes a good song. Remember these guys are music fans too.
For my curiosity I decided to pose the question [What Makes A Good Song] to a wide selection of bands (you might even notice a certain Canadian band member filling out the “official” Demolish questionnaire in a pic below)! Continue reading
Here we grow again.
Check out this amazing lineup and mega jam session.
The Masters are heading back to the West Coast!
Philip Anselmo (Pantera, Down), Kerry King and Gary Holt (Slayer), Charlie Benante and Frank Bello (Anthrax), David Ellefson and Chris Broderick (Megadeth), Billy Sheehan and Mike Portnoy (The Winery Dogs), and now Rex Brown (Pantera, Kill Devil Hill) are headed to California for the biggest Metal Masters event to date!
“‘Metal Masters’ started out as two bassists teaching a clinic and has gone on to become a spectacle that includes some of the greatest musicians that defined a genre,” says Samson’s director of marketing and “Metal Masters” founder, Mark Menghi. “What better way to learn, than seeing these amazing performers up close and personal teaching their own techniques of the trade. ‘Metal Masters’ has always been about doing something special for the fans and that will never go away.”
Remember when Rock used to be “rock”?
And when Hard Rock used to be music that was ‘harder’ than rock?
Heavy Metal (or just ‘Metal’) made its debut and was much more aggressive.
Then everything sped up and their was [very briefly] a tag called “Speed Metal.”
Then it splintered-off into all things “Thrash Metal”, “Death Metal.”
Some bands joined “Hardcore” music with Metal and it was labelled “Hardcore” or “Crossover.”
Then everything went “BLACK.”