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.
Matt Webb, lead guitarist with the Canadian band Marianas Trench, spoke with me recently about the band and their latest disc, Masterpiece Theatre. These guys play a brand of pop/punk that is extremely catchy. Powerful vocals and great melodies combine with deeply personal introspective lyrics that resonate long after the songs are over. Universal themes such as drug addiction and withdrawal and failed relationships are all issues that are real and easy to relateable.
New Found Glory has always seemed to be very well known, and a favourite for many throughout the pop-punk and new-school hardcore scenes. Recently they passed through Toronto, Ontario to play the Phoenix Concert Theatre.
As I Lay Dying came through Toronto on Wednesday May 14th at the Phoenix and we managed to ask lead guitarist Phil Sgrosso some deadly questions on their tour bus. The band was headlining the tour and put on a perfect show. We wouldn’t be surprised if there was a kid in the mosh pit who died that night listening to As I Lay Dying as he lay dying.