The Raskins is an alternative rock band composed of twins Logan and Roger Raskin. Born and raised in New York City, the brothers began playing music at a very young age and now, on May 13th, 2014, are set to release their debut self-titled album via MIRAL Records/BDG/RED, LLC division of Sony Music Entertainment. We grabbed some time with guitarist Roger Raskin and asked some gear-related questions in order to learn more about his Custom GMP guitars and Marshall 900 Dual Channel amplifiers.

Budapest, the capital and largest city of Hungary, happens to also be home to a five-piece metal band with an equally impressive and large sound, Omega Diatribe. Currently promoting their 10 track full-length album, IAPETUS, which dropped on October 21st of 2013, the band meld elements of groove, math, and psychedelic to form music that just begs to be heard. We caught up with lead guitarist Gergő Hájer to ask about his Agile 727 Septor Custom guitar and how if impacted the band’s latest release.

I recently spoke with Dawson Scholz, guitarist and vocalist for The Ongoing Concept, about the gear he uses while on tour. This gear review is a bit different than others I have done; however, as these guys actually build their own cabinets in order to both make transporting easier and keep the price down. The group is currently on the road in support of their upcoming debut release, Saloon. Here is what Scholz had to say.

Death Angel are a classic thrash metal band who have been well-respected among metalheads since the 80s. As the group is a major influence on many current metal bands, we decided to ask guitarist and founding member Rob Cavestany about the gear that he uses to get his sound; including on the band’s latest album, Relentless Retribution. Here’s what Rob had to saw about his Signature Series Custom “Death Angel” Jackson Guitar!