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Jeff is one of the founders of All Axess, and is a guitarist for the heavy metal band DevilDriver.
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AfterMaster Audio Labs To Sponsor The Pensado Awards

AfterMaster Audio Labs is the next level generation of pristine audio and on August 30, 2015 they will be the presenting sponsor for the Pensado awards held at Sony studios. The company is comprised of some of the top figures in the music and audio recording world. The ceremony focuses on the top figures in… READ MORE

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Pantera’s ‘Far Beyond Driven’ Turns 21

There are some albums in the history of music that are just a cut above the rest. Whether it’s due to the album being launched at the band’s peak, the timing of a release, or a shift in the genre of music. Every band’s goal in this business is to progressively build and hone their sound… READ MORE

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10 Reasons Why Kerry King Is The Satan of Shred

It is virtually impossible to go to any concert these days and not heard the obligatory “SLAYERRRR” scream at some point during the lull of the music. Formed in 1981 by guitarists Jeff Hanneman and Kerry King, Slayer has gone on to be the seminal thrash metal group, largely responsible for not only being purveyors… READ MORE

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Justin Lowe And Trent Hafdahl Are Leading the Next Generation of Guitarists

I love After The Burial. Last year when Devildriver did our co-headline tour of North America and we chose opening acts, John Boecklin and I picked these guys. I first discovered them by seeing their hilarious Guitar World lesson videos online. Upon further listening, I just absolutely fell in love with these guys. Lead by… READ MORE

Pantera's 'Vulgar Display of Power' Turns 23

Pantera’s ‘Vulgar Display of Power’ Turns 23!

I will never forget the moment I heard Vulgar Display of Power. It was early March of 1992, I was 12 years old and in a locker room at Valley Sports Ice Arena in Concord, Mass. and had just come off a long hockey practice. Most people don’t know that before music and guitar playing became a serious part… READ MORE

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Machine Head Are the Band Others Need To Model Themselves After

Machine Head‘s Burn My Eyes is – without question – one of the most stellar debut metal records ever. Over 20 years have passed and it is still praised and revered by fans, critics and a lot of other bands. These days, no one album will set up a band’s career or predict their relevance in… READ MORE

Top 10 Heavy Metal Lyricists

My Top 10 Heavy Metal Lyricists

The metal genre features all kinds of lyricists. Some speak in literal terms, while some use symbolism, allegory or other methods to convey their messages. Metal’s themes and lyrical contents are far reaching and encompass all kinds of different vibes, thoughts, textures and meaning. Unlike other genres such as pop music, which often has very typical… READ MORE

10 Reasons Why Mark Tremonti Rules

10 Reasons Why Mark Tremonti Rules

What makes a great guitarist? Most would agree that skills or songwriting would be the main elements that give a guitarist great distinction. The simple fact is that when you have the ability to write and play, it’s even more indicative of greatness, prestige and eventual accolades. Mark Tremonti has all the skills that make… READ MORE

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Fear Factory’s ‘Demanufacture’ Turns 20

Demanufacture still stands up to any metal record out there. Los Angeles’ Fear Factory formed in 1990 and have released a slew of albums, but it was 1995’s Demanufacture which catapulted them into cyber-metal legend status. At a time where Nu-Metal was reigning supreme, Fear Factory not only set the bar with an incredible record… READ MORE

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2112: The Place Where Meat and Metal Join Forces!

In Flames are one of the biggest bands to ever come out of Sweden, cultivators of the Gothenburg sound that has been emulated by countless bands, sick musicians, and all around nice guys. I have been lucky to tour with these fine gentlemen on many occasions. Their personalities only reinforce their talent and musicianship; they… READ MORE

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My Top 10 Favorite Amps Of All Time

I have been blessed to record in some of the finest studios in the world. From Rumbo Recorders in Canoga Park, Ca. where such classic albums …

Buddy Guy – My Favorite Guitar

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 …

Rig Rundown – Mike Spreitzer

DevilDriver's Mike Spreitzer has taken time out from his busy schedule as our resident rigs and gear expert, to take you through his own live …