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A new music video for the title track off Autumns Eyes’ latest release “Please Deceive Me” is due out very soon. In honor of the new video I wanted to share a couple of my favorite metal music videos of all time. Lets get started! MESHUGGAH – Bleed So Ill admit, you could set almost…
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In honor of the latest endorsement from BC Rich Guitars, I figured it would be more than suitable to name a couple of my favorite metal guitarists of all time. So lets skip all the bull shit and dive right into the list! Bjorn & Jesper These two Swedish geniuses have inspired me since day…
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Its rare for many musicians to admit their shame to the rest of the world. Thankfully I have no problem revealing what I feel to be the shittier side of my career. Here are a couple songs I still can’t understand why I recorded, and what was going through my head (if not chemically induced)…
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One thing I cannot stand in the recording business is all the pompous assholes who talk down to beginners, and act as if there is this huge mountain to climb until you reach their level. Ive been doing this for over ten years, and always stand up for the beginner looking to start recording. It…
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One of the most overlooked positions in any band is the bass player. So many of us take for granted the actual role they play and how they are responsible for not only driving each song, but giving them guts. So without further adieu, I give you my top five favorite bass players of all…
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Ever wonder why certain bands tend to have this really amazing period of time where they create some of the best music ever heard, and suddenly fall off the face of the earth? In most cases it’s because the band members got sober. It’s true, albeit a sad truth, but still a fact nonetheless. Drugs…
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Carrying on from the recent Facebook question I posted where we discussed our favorite bands outside the metal genre, I decided to reveal a few names that many of you would be surprised to see on my playlist. Goblin Some of you may have all ready heard this band and didn’t even know it. Especially…
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A lot of people ask me how they can get started in recording, and whether or not they need to go to school for it. Thankfully the recording field isn’t one that requires college level education, and can easily be self taught on your own time. I started recording back in 1998 when I received…
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It took a kick in the ass for me to record my first song, and that footprint came from the following bands who inspired me to do so. Dream Theater These guys are pretty much other worldly in my book. They are beyond any musicians I have ever heard, and will never be outdone when…
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Forget about bad luck, and sharpen your machetes. Today is one of the best days of the year, which means yet another excuse to watch Jason Voorhees earn his blood soaked paycheck. Ive decided to celebrate the slasher season with a countdown of my top five Friday the 13th films. So guys, light up and…
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In honor of Jim Marshall, who recently passed away, I wanted to share a video of my favorite amp of all time (JCM900) cranked up during the recording process of the new Autumns Eyes album “Please Deceive Me”. Ive stuck with Marshall since the beginning, and would never consider playing anything else. You can also…
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When light hits the stage even before the band does, theres only one thing that signifies you are about to have your face ripped off by a literal wall of sound. You see it in almost every huge rock and metal arena show. Its a vision pursued by any musician who dreams of playing live,…
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