Los Angeles-based Gateway Drugs are streaming “Head”, from their debut LP Magick Spells, via SoundCloud.
Call them progressive rock, experimental metal, post-metal, it doesn’t really matter. What does matter; however, is that regardless of how one classifies the Keyport, NJ-based quintet, Seth Rheam (drums), Matt Lupo (guitar, vox), Greg Kuter (guitar, vox), Chris Alfano (bass, vox), and Ray Suhy (guitar) all came together to form some killer music, as perfectly evidenced by their October 29, 2013 10-song release, Redaction Artifacts. The album is a stunning display of both musicianship and songwriting, and fortunately for us, so as to better appreciate the album, Chris Alfano (who is also in Argonauts, and runs GearGods.com) took a moment to shed some light on his key gear and how it impacted the recording.
Caleb Healey, lead guitarist for the Los Angeles-based hard rock act Rival Tides, recently sat down for a moment to chat with me about his two favorite pieces of gear. Here is how the conversation went.
Recently I had the chance to speak with Chris Douglas, guitarist of the New Jersey-based punk rock act A Criminal Risk. We delved into the gear Chris uses in order to obtain his unique, signature sound. Here is what he had to say.
Boy Hits Car are currently gearing up for their “Embrace The Fire Tour” with support from Exotic Animal Petting Zoo. With nearly 30 dates taking them all across the U.S., the band and fans are both in for some awesome shows! Recently bassist Bill Gower gave PureGrainAudio the lowdown on his Mesa Boogie M-2000 bass head. Check it!
Guitarist Danny Lapetina recently joined the band In Alcatraz 1962 to help them support their newly released Dream EP. At a recent show I hung out with Danny and the band beside their van and decided to ask Danny a few questions about his Peavey 6506+ Amp Head that he uses for his live shows. Read on as to why this one piece of gear is so important to his sound.