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Mikael Åkerfeldt and Fredrik Åkesson of Swedish progressive metal band, Opeth, recently took part in an interview with, covering topics including the journey from the 2008 release Watershed, to the recently released Pale Communion,  and how Opeth fits into the modern day metal scene. When questioned if Pale Communion was ... READ MORE
Featured below is a live performance of 'Ob(Servant)' by this week's AMPED Band of the Week, Psycroptic. 'Ob(Servant)' is taken from Psycroptic's  2008 album of the same name. The band's technical prowess was brought to the forefront on the album and has resulted in several aspiring musicians to release their own, ... READ MORE
Tim 'Rawbiz' Williams, one-time bassist for Venice Beach, California's Suicidal Tendencies has passed away, aged 30. The band announced the sad news via their Facebook page today, although no cause of death has been given as yet. The bassist had been in the group for around four years and contributed ... READ MORE
While sales of music-based games are still on the decline given that the Guitar Hero bubble has well and truly burst and the Rock Band franchise has been all but abandoned, Ubisoft's Rocksmith guitar training game is still posting some pretty good numbers. The software comes bundled with a "RealTone Cable" ... READ MORE

Slayer Back In Studio?

Posted 27th Aug, 2014
Slayer’s fans are extremely anxious and excited for the band's new album as over the past few years, the record has suffered various setbacks. Jeff Hanneman’s untimely passing in 2011 was a massive blow to the metal community and left a lot of people to ponder the future of the ... READ MORE

Rigs & Gear

Buddy Guy | Ranked 30th in Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time, Buddy Guy is a legend in the field. His style is often labeled as "Chicago blues" but in reality, he has a style like no other. The six-time Grammy award winner is still going strong at 78 years young, ... READ MORE