We connected with Gypsy Chief Goliath vocalist/guitarist Al “The Yeti” Bones to learn more about some of his key gear and how it impacted the sound on his new Pitch Black Records album, Citizens Of Nowhere.
Simply called Self-Titled, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania-based trio Secret Cutter (guitarist Evan Morey, drummer Jared Stimpfl, and vocalist Ekim), released their 10-song slab of dirty-ass metal on February 10, 2014. Loaded with a lethal concoction of sludge, doom, grind, and more, Self-Titled has an incredibly rich sound considering this is the work of a three piece band. As such, we hit up Evan Morey to better understand how these guys conjure up their wicked, thick tones and music.
Hailing from Chickasha, OK, the five-piece hard rock/metal band Anti-Mortem are getting all hot and bothered with the pending release of their 12 track album, New Southern. Due out on April 29th in North America via Nuclear Blast Entertainment, the new recording features some air-guitar worthy songwriting and tons of shreddable and memorable moments (see the track “100% Pure American Rage” below for an instant and obvious example). Recently we caught up with guitarist Zain Smith to talk gear and he in turn told us all about his Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier solo amp head.
Tucson, Arizona-based metal quintet Lethal Dosage might be signed to the small label Battleground Records, but their sounds is nothing short of massively monstrous! Their new album, Consume, is set to be released on February 25th, 2014 and is loaded with 10 tracks infused with the band’s own brand of hardcore-infused metal. Recently we were able to get some time with guitarist Theodore Simon and ask him about his Peavey VTM 120 Ultra amp head… check it out.
I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Denver thrash band Havok. Lead guitarist and vocalist Reece Scruggs talked with me about his favorite amp that he uses while on tour.
Hardcore bands seem to always put on the most intense shows, I find. One of these such groups is none other then Solid State Records artists and Greensboro, NC natives, To Speak Of Wolves. This band simply destroys stages and homes with their hectic live performances. To assist with said destruction, guitarist Corey Doran uses a Sovtek Mig 60 Head in his rig. Check out why this head does the trick for his amazing sound!
A lot of bands in the world means there’s a lot of gear out there too. Some bands like to experiment in setup and tones and some like to just hold it down true to their craft. With that being said, I had a chance to sit down with Bart Hennephof of Textures and talk about the Peavey setup he uses to get his unique heavy metal guitar sound.
All Else Fails are currently rocking out in support of their latest album The Oracle: What Was, Is, And Could Have Been released on Suicidal Bride Records. Guitarist and vocalist Barret Klesko gave PureGrainAudio some of this time to discuss his use of the Line 6 Vetta HD. Read on to learn more about this piece of gear.
Toronto’s Fatality is helping to bring you some straight up thrash metal, old school! Sexy dancers help amp up their high energy show, but to achieve the sound he needs, guitarist Eytan Gordon thanks his Mesa Boogie Mark V amp head. Check out what he has to say about it.
Ontario natives, Uplift, have been working their asses off the past few years to bring their brand of positive hardcore to you. Recently guitarist Sam Checchia revealed what piece of equipment he feels helps him bring the energy and crunch behind his riffs. Check out what he had to say.
Recently I sat down with A Clever Con guitarist Ryan Marsa to discuss that one piece of gear he uses to obtain his signature sound. These New Jersey rockers play a contagious brand of music that is guaranteed to grab your attention and get you on your feet. Here’s what Marsa had to say about his amplifier.