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August Burns Red are getting ready to release their fourth studio album Leveler on SolidState Records. Having such great music and a steller live performance, guitarist Brent Rambler needs an amp head that can deliver the right sound and not break down during an intense performance. Read on as to why the Peavey 5150 Amp Head is the right piece of equipment for Brent and his killer riffs and breakdowns.

Sal Abruscato is a busy man. Not only was he a co-founder of Type O Negative and the drummer for Life Agony, but he’s also now the lead vocalist and guitarist for his new metal outfit, A Pale Horse Named Death. I recently caught up with Sal to discuss the key gear he uses to obtain his killer guitar sounds. Here’s how the conversation went and why Sal loves Orange Amps.

Tommy Giles Rogers has been very busy. He just released his solo album Pulse and his other band, Between The Buried And Me, also just released an EP titled The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues. To make such diverse music Tommy needs a dependable keyboard that is simple, yet can produce different sounds. Read on to find out why the Korg M50 is Tommy’s choice piece of gear for both Between The Buried and Me and his solo project.

For years now the industrial metal act Klank has been pounding out molten metal and deeply infectious grooves. Their music splices the mosh pit with the dance hall and really packs a punch. I recently had the opportunity to sit down with drummer Eric Wilkins to discuss the gear he uses to obtain and maintain the grooving beat that is the backbone of the band’s sound.

Luc Hess has been drumming in The Ocean for a short time now. Recently I got the chance to sit down with him in Toronto and ask about his Meinl Byzance traditional ride cymbal. Luc unfortunately wasn’t able to bring this cymbal overseas, but he did tell us about this wonder baby of his. Read on to find out how Luc is able to use this cymbal to create the sounds heard on The Ocean’s work.

As the originators of guitarcore, it’s no surprise that LoNero take their guitar sounds and tones seriously. The band has been hard at work in the studio putting the finishing touches on their newest release J.F.L. which is due in stores on May 24th. Recently we were able to catch up with lead guitarist Bill Lonero recently to ask him some questions about his equipment and the gear behind his signature sound.

Guitarist and vocalist Masaki Murashita of the Arizona based metal band Hemoptysis spoke with me recently about that one piece of gear he uses to obtain his signature sound. Hemoptysis has been creating quite a buzz in the business as of late, based mostly on their hard work ethic and monster metal sound. Here’s what Masaki had to say about his favorite piece of gear – his Providence cables.