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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

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

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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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‘Ashes of the Wake’ – A Ten Year Reflection

I have had the distinct pleasure of not only becoming a fan of Lamb Of God but they have become some of my best friends. I have countless memories of amazing times with them (as well as many memories that escape my mind because of the state we were all in at the moment!) It’s… READ MORE

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How Adversity Defines Our Character

Adversity is a term that means many different things to different people. For some, adversity is something easily dealt with, a common every day term. Other people on the opposite end use the term as something that brings their lives to a standstill. While certain people are able to easily deal with the hardships in their… READ MORE

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My Top Ten Iron Maiden Tracks

Anyone who knows me, knows how much I love Iron Maiden. In fact, they are probably one of my favorite bands, next to Metallica. Since I have been a teenager I have had an absolute affinity for these guys and just really cannot get enough of their music. Beyond being a fan, their music has… READ MORE

Top 5 Guitar Pickups

My Top 5 Guitar Pickups

Pickups in your guitar can dramatically change many things. There are certain characteristics that every guitar possesses and the first way to check to see how a guitar sounds is literally sit down with an electric and – with new strings on – strum some notes on it and see how it sounds. Obviously, there… 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 …