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Wednesday, March 31, 2021

FREE COMP!!


Well as I have been overlooked by Metalheads Forever I had almost 2 months of compilation music ready for them

so you know what I own a zine too!

So for the month of March you are getting a kick ass double comp brought to you by THE METAL TIMES

featuring music by

A Crime Called . . .

Audio Reign

Brackish Tide

CIA Hippie Mind Control

Counting The Killers

Cursed Son

Doomsday Rejects

Empyrean Fire

Evil Drive

Extinguish The Sun

INFINITE SIN

Lady Luna and the Devil

Pick Axe Preacher

Sacrilege Official

Shotgun Facelift

Under The Oak

Viral Strain

And its FREE!! I keep my promises to the bands. Thanks to both if the zines especially the one who turned their back on me over making money. Its never been about money its about the bands!

And here it is 

https://www.dropbox.com/home/COMPS/THE%20METAL%20TIMES%20MARCH%20COMP

Download it and tell the bands you heard of them from THE METAL TIMES and then follow and support the bands!

GAW D DAMN SON

https://lnk.to/Gaw-Nutshell


"During the pandemic, as musicians, it's been a challenge, to say the least, the silver lining, I've been able to take some time singing, playing guitar, and learning from the amazing artists that have come before.  Alice in Chains is no exception.  After fiddling around with their song Nutshell a few hundred times, I laid it down on digital tape, decided hey, what do I have to lose, let me put this in your ears!  Take 3 mins today and check it out !"

-jg

 

About ACT OF DENIAL

 


Supergroup ACT OF DENIAL Release Video For New Single 'Slave', Feat. Full Line-Up and Ex-SOILWORK Guitarist Pete Wichers!


Also watch the earlier singles, below.

'Down That Line':


https://youtu.be/mLwkF-3n1lE

'Controlled', feat. DEATH's Bobby Koelble:


https://youtu.be/FN3OaF8AlcM

“Puzzle Heart”:


https://youtu.be/r9gybjyO0wc


'Negative' Tracklist:


"Puzzle Heart"

"Controlled"

"Down That Line"

"Negative"

"Reflection Wall"

"In The Depths Of Destruction"

"Lost Circle"

"Your Dark Desires"

"Slave"

"Clutching At Rays Of Light"


The band's debut album 'Negative' is due for release in 2021, via CRUSADER RECORDS (Part of the Golden Robot Global Entertainment). The album was mixed at "Studio Fredman" by legendary producer Fredrik Nordström (At The Gates, In Flames, Dark Tranquillity, Arch Enemy).


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🎼ACT OF DENIAL line-up:

Voi Cox - Lead guitar, programming

Luger - Rhythm guitar

Bjorn Speed Strid - Vocals, backing vocals

Steve Di Giorgio - Fretless bass

Krimh - Drums

John Lönnmyr - Keyboards


Also watch the earlier teasers below:

'Down That Line' introduced by John Lönnmyr: https://youtu.be/Vd64Yyt05KE

by vocalist Mr. Speed Strid - https://youtu.be/YIiaafOl3Lg

by great drummer Krimh - https://youtu.be/yzu9v5jv1wg

by fretless guru Steve Di Giorgio - https://youtu.be/SyTBIbzYWlE


FOLLOW ACT OF DENIAL:

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ActOfDenialOfficial/

Instagram https://www.instagram.com/ActOfDenial/

SUBSCRIBE: https://www.youtube.com/ActOfDenial

Golden Robot/Crusader Records: https://goldenrobotrecords.com/crusader-records/act-of-denial/





About ACT OF DENIAL


ACT OF DENIAL is an international melodic death metal group founded by lead guitarist and songwriter Voi Cox (Koziak, Victim) & guitarist Luger (Koziak, Benighted-Cro) in early 2020.

 

The band lineup is a metal who’s who and features vocalist Björn Strid (Soilwork), bassist Steve Di Giorgio (Death, Testament), drummer Kerim "Krimh" Lechner (Septicflesh) and keyboardist John Lönnmyr (The Night Flight Orchestra). The Band also features other big names and special guests such as Bobby Koelble (Death), Peter Wichers (ex Soilwork), Matias "IA" Eklundh (Freak Kitchen) and Ron ‘’Bumblefoot’’ Thal (Guns N' Roses, Sons of Apollo) who all contributed solos to the album.

 

With their mind set out to bring back the big shows again ACT OF DENIAL will "always promise you a wild night filled with energy!" 


Today, March 31st at 2PM cet, International All-Stars melodic death metal band ACT OF DENIAL premiered their official video for the band's fourth single 'Slave', feat. full line-up and ex-SOILWORK guitarist Pete Wichers! ACT OF DENIAL are featured by lead guitarist and songwriter Voi Cox (Koziak, Victim), guitarist and lyricist Luger (Benighted, Koziak), vocalist Bjorn Speed Strid (Soilwork), bassist Steve Di Giorgio (Death, Testament), drummer Krimh (Septicflesh) and keyboardist John Lönnmyr (The Night Flight Orchestra). 


Watch the video here:


https://youtu.be/psHeD-W2IkU 


'Slave' is now available for streaming and orders on Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes and Amazon!  


Stream and buy 'Slave' here: https://smarturl.it/act-of-denial-slave.


Just recently the band released the teaser video for the new single 'Slave'. In case you missed it, watch it here, introduced by Bjorn Speed Strid: https://youtu.be/yjyzEvI4930


Bjorn on 'Slave':

"Hi, i'm here to talk a little bit about ACT OF DENIAL's new single 'Slave'. This song really brings you back to the late 90s and early 2000s, at least that's what i feel. I was part of the scene, I released the first record with Soilwork in 1998. and this defenetely brings me back and it has all trademarks and the bluesy break down, and that's something what we always had from back then. The chorus is very majestic and super melodic and has 2001 written all over it. Loving this song and i hope you'll enjoy it too. It's cool."



Solemn Echoes

Solemn Echoes was formed as a result of friendship and cooperation between John (Chalice of Suffering, USA) and Fabio (HellLight, Brazil). United by common ideas, they decided to establish a new project in the style of funeral doom metal.


The debut of the team is striking with its power and depth, the basis for this is the great experience of the participants in other staffs. Soulful, gentle keyboard parts, alternated by heavy guitars and the vocalist's womb growl, express a light seal and oppressive depression, awaken thoughts of eternal truths and crushing grief.


Track Listing:

1. The Comfort of the Abyss (Intro)

2. After I've taken my last breath

3. The Cold Wind Blows

4. Abandoned

5. A Worthless Disgrace

6. Solitude for the Dying

7. Into The Depths Of Sorrow

8. The Final steps to Eternity (Outro)


Members: 

John (Chalice of Suffering) - Vocals

Fabio (HellLight) - Guitars

Alexandre (HellLight) - Bass

Aaron (Chalice of Suffering) - Drums

Jeff (Promidal) - Keyboards


Special Guest:

Tamar Singer (Autumn Tears) on track #3




Contact:

solemnechoes@gmail.com

https://www.facebook.com/solemnechoes

https://www.instagram.com/solemnechoes

https://twitter.com/SolemnEchoes


Label:

info@endless-winter.org

http://endless-winter.org/

https://www.facebook.com/EndlessWinterDoomMetal




John-

Metal Nations Promotions

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SACRED SHRINES 'Enter The Woods'


TRACK LISTING: 
1. Enter The Woods
2. Trail To Find
3.  Front Row Future
4. Keep All The Sunshine
5. Take The Fall
6. Through The Haze
7. Paint The Sky
8. Stranger
9. Never Far From Where We Are
10. Aching Bones
11. Shadow Man
12. The Hunter
13. Pass Like A Parade
 

Brisbane Australia’s psych/garage cult SACRED SHRINES played their first show in March 2014, launching their debut 7 inch at the same time. The group emerged from the remnants of internationally acclaimed power-pop/psych powerhouse Grand Atlantic after their final shows in 2013, following years of constant local and overseas touring and three LP releases. Sacred Shrines provided songwriter Phil Usher with a new vehicle to showcase his fresh body of work and to start over with a refocused musical direction and a raw canvas to play with.
 
During their brief tenure, SACRED SHRINES have shared stages with The Dandy Warhols, The Upside Down, The Demon Parade, Flyying Colours, Tumbleweed, The Murlocs, ORB, Stonefield and many more. The band released their debut album in July 2016, with tracks mixed by Brett Orrison (The Black Angels), Michael Badger (King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Demon Parade) and Liam Judson (Cloud Control, The Laurels). Before the dust had settled on their debut album, Sacred Shrines released a 6 track follow-up EP entitled 'Trail To Find' in 2017. On the back of constant touring and radio airplay, Sacred Shrines signed to Californian label Rebel Waves Records at the end of 2017 and since then have been working tirelessly on tracks for their sophomore LP 'Enter The Woods'. The band are no strangers to the sometimes precarious path of the independent artist, with the constant pressures of moving forward as a group resulting in an evolving lineup since the release of the first LP.  Adding in a global pandemic to the mix, the band took longer than anticipated to finish their 2nd album, but this time of reflection, regrouping and adversity had a significant part in shaping 'Enter The Woods'. 

If their first self-titled album was a sort of statement of arriving, like an alien spacecraft crash-landing on an undiscovered planet, new album 'Enter The Woods' is a tale of losing your way and the time spent in the wilderness without a map to guide you. Recorded at various studios around Brisbane, it was mixed by a carefully curated list of engineers from across the globe, including Michael Badger (King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard) and Donovan Miller (FOREVR), as well as James Aparicio (Spiritualized, Grinderman) and local talent Dan James and Matt Weatherall. While the themes cover a gamut of human emotion such as mental illness, loss, betrayal, isolation, failure and self-belief, it stands as another heady collection of cosmic sounds and diverse songwriting that further propels SACRED SHRINES towards the far-out reaches of their own musical landscape. The album will be issued on April 23rd, 2021 worldwide through Rebel Waves Records.


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EXTERMINATED – THE GENESIS OF GENOCIDE

 

EXTERMINATED – THE GENESIS OF GENOCIDE

LABEL: COMATOSE MUSIC

RELEASE DATE: APRIL 9th 2021




Beneath the soft skin of the human animal seethes a mass of venom and vitriol, a ravenous beast that constantly tests the chains of restraint that bind it. We create societal structures, rules and regulations; build them like safety barriers and prison walls. We search for decency in deities and scriptures, glorify love and tenderness in our art, clinging desperately to the illusion of civilisation. But the devil in our hearts is always watching for our conscience to slumber, for society to turn its gaze away. When empathy sleeps, when the gods of war march, then true humanity is unleashed; the lust for dominance, the need to kill, the thrill of torment, the ecstasy of brutality running amok. Our one true dream is a world drowned in blood...total and utter genocide.


With vocals like thick lava breaking through the earth’s crust, blast beats akin to a hammering rain of shrapnel and riffs to level mountains with, Exterminated’s debut full length album, The Genesis Of Genocide is an intimidating explosion of feral hate. This is the sound of mankind unmasked in all his bestial glory, the trappings of modern life torn asunder and discarded in the slurry of guts and shit underfoot. From the hammer to the skull frenzy of ‘Murderous Intent’ to the shocking carnage of ‘The Art Of Mutilation’ this is bare-knuckle battery with no holding back. Formed in Dasmariñas in the Philippines in 2016 by Ace Estandian (Anal Fissure, Guillotined), Exterminated first made their mark with the Elements Of Obliteration EP some two years later. The warning signs were there for all to see, right from the start – this band were a dangerous entity with the capability of delivering devastation on a massive scale. The Genesis Of Genocide is the bone-breaking delivery of everything that was promised, the fulfilment of every threat. With Anal Fissure drummer Myke Pardo now supplying some of the most barbaric vocals ever recorded, Exterminated are ready to start the slaughter!


Always alert to stirrings of extreme savagery in the worldwide brutal death metal scene, Comatose Music signed Exterminated in 2020 and are now ready to begin this new campaign of eradication. On April 9th the barriers will break and the walls come tumbling down as The Genesis Of Genocide is unleashed. Prepare to lose your mind in a tsunami of violence, or be dragged, screaming, beneath the tide


Line-up:

Ace Estandian - Guitar / Drum Programming

Myke Pardo - Vocals


Genre: Brutal Death Metal

For fans of: Cerebral Bore | Chancroid | Guttural Secrete | Pathology


Further Information: 

www.facebook.com/ExterminatedPH 

https://www.comatosemusic.com

INDICAN PICTURES DEBUTS ERIC LIBERACKI’S ‘THE LURKER’

 The slasher film may be the most popular sub-genre in horror, but lately it seems like all most can deliver is a remake or a cheap knockoff of one of the greats. Eric Liberacki is here to rescue slasher fans with his new film The Lurker which is heavily inspired by the Golden era of slasher films.




When asked about the film, Liberacki said:


“my screenwriting always gravitated toward slasher films of that time period (’80s, ’90s).” This was the pivotal time for slashers and their many sequels. The Lurker was also a team effort: “while I was shooting the feature film the Pale Man the director, John Lerchen, gave me a copy of the script for The Lurker. After years of trying to find the right script for my thesis, I had found it.”




The Lurker stars Scout Taylor-Compton (Halloween, 2007), Naomi Grossman (American Horror Story), Ari Lehman (Friday the 13th, 1980) and Adam Huss.


Synopsis:


A group of high school students, celebrating their final performance of Romeo and Juliet, begin to slowly disappear one at a time. As students and faculty begin to die at the hands of a savage killer, it’s a race against time for the cast to find the killer and escape with their lives or face their final curtain call.


Trailer:


https://youtu.be/tmW8OapHDro



The Lurker is available for pre-order this March and will hit DVD and digital platforms (Amazon Direct, Fandango Now, iTunes, FlixFling, Google Play, Redbox, VuDu and YouTube Movies) on April 14, 2020.




Tuesday, March 30, 2021

BRACKISH TIDE ANGEL NO MORE HITS THE WORLD IN THE MOUTH





Incipio Records

Brackish Tide "Angel No More" new single

Release date April 1,2021

The second single from Brackish tide "Angel No More" takes a slower more sinister direction than the first single "Shallow Grave"

Poised to gain higher peaks on radio and in the press the band is available for interviews by request.

The single is being sent out to hand picked media early. The single will be available to the worldwide public on all streaming services April 1.



A lyric video will be coming soon and we are looking for sites interested in premiering the video

email themetaltimes@gmail.com for info on the video




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STATE OF DECEIT GETS IT

 


Formed from the ashes of previous projects STATE OF DECEIT was born in late December 2018. Since formation STATE OF DECEIT have been tearing up South Wales' booming metal scene, going on to play some of the infamous venues we all know and love, from Sin City in Swansea, The Fleece in Bristol through to Fuel in the heart of Cardiff the band have been met with cheers, and raging mosh pits wherever they've gone.


STATE OF DECEIT entered the studio and nailed down their iconic sound with Grammy Nominee Romesh Dodangoda in mid 2019 with their debut EP 'RETRIBUTION,' Released everywhere in December 2019, to critical acclaim;



"Although still in their infancy, Retribution is an EP of such massive stature that you could easily be forgiven for thinking that State Of Deceit were entering their second decade as a band. The opening, muscular riffs of Tattered Life leave no shred of doubt that the band mean business. Thunderous double bass drumming from Matt Toner, guttural roars from Pete Scammell and some crunching guitar work tick all the boxes. You want groove? You’ve got it in spades here. Clean vocals mixing with the rough growls? They are here too." - Musipedia Of Metal 2019

Unfortunately in early 2020 the COVID-19 Pandemic came and closed the world down to live shows, however STATE OF DECEIT have wasted no time and have set to work on their follow up to the scintillating first outing and are currently finalising the details for EP 2 set to be released in late 2021.



The Convalescence 10 Year Anniversary Tour with our friends in Filth, Casket Robbery, and Blood of Angels!


 

We are very excited to announce The Convalescence 10 Year Anniversary Tour with our friends in Filth, Casket Robbery, and Blood of Angels! We will be performing a set list that will include songs from each of our albums some of which haven't been played in years! 
Tickets on sale at http://tconband.com/tour-dates/ 
8.12 - Battle Creek, MI @ The Music Factory w/Jungle Rot
8.13 - Chesterfield, MI @ Diesel Concert Lounge w/Jungle Rot 
8.14 - Toledo, OH @ Toledo Deathfest w/Jungle Rot 
8.15 - Newport, KY @ The Thompson House 
8.16 - Greensboro, NC @ Club Orion 
8.17 - Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero 
8.19 - Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbits 
8.20 - Winter Park, FL @ Central Florida Metal Fest
8.21 - Tampa, FL @ The Brass Mug 
8.22 - Tallahassee, FL @ The Warrior On The River 
8.23 - Houston, TX @ Scout Bar 
8.24 - Austin, TX @ Come And Take It Live 
8.25 - Arlington, TX @ Maverick's 
8.26 - Peoria, IL @ The Hot Spot 
8.27 - New Haven, IN @ Carl's Tavern 
8.28 - Kent, OH @ The Outpost Concert Club

DEAD SUPERSTAR “I DID IT FOR THE ROCK GODS”

 


Dead Superstar (DS) is a Strong Island New 

York based hard rock band. Their songs tell 

tales of life and heartache while at the same 

time bringing a politically charged orgasmic 

live show. Their intense lyrics and dramatic 

stage performances hook the audience in and 

never let them go. Dead Superstar is the band primed to bring that epic big 

rock sound that the masses have been waiting for!



What have we done?

Dead Superstar has toured the United States and shared the stage with 

bands such as Buckcherry, Sevendust, Pop Evil, Powerman 5000, 5 Finger 

Death Punch, Bobaflex, Wayland, Filter, Tantric, Taproot and Saving Abel.

Where are we going?



Dead Superstar (DS) is prepping for a nationwide cross country tour in 

2019 and 2020. Their latest track, “On the Ledge”, was produced at Full 

Force Studios and mixed by Corey Lowery of Seether and is currently 

building momentum. The new album “I DID IT FOR THE ROCK GODS” is 

complete and will be released on April 19th. Every track is a masterpiece. 

The power of rock compels you...to check them out! So say the Rock 


With its hard-driving, guitar-driven sound, “On 

The Ledge” is an intense piece of music with 

melodic tones and an important message.”

- Christopher Gonda - PureGrainAudio.com

“Not very often do you find a band that stands 

out from all the mess of bands that sound 

exactly the same. It is pretty sad, but Dead 

Superstar brings hope back to the Music 

Industry.”



- Joe Schuftan - Horns Up Rocks

“Saw Powerman 5000 at the Gramercy theatre 

in NYC (Awesome Venue!!) Powerman killed it, 

...“Opening act DEAD SUPERSTAR was off the 

hook too, they really impressed a lot of people 

who seemed to know nothing about them, but 

they won over the crowd. Powerman and Dead 

Superstar both kicked @$$”

Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/OfficialDeadSuperstar

youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCS3neLzByuIZKT-kvomiRZw

Spotify:https://open.spotify.com/artist/0iohBgcI1TAL7q7d3tXzQc

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Deadsuperstarnyc/

Or

https://linktr.ee/DeadSuperstar

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

DEEP AND HARD : EVIL DRIVE


1.Why Bass?

I personally think that bass is more rare choice of instrument on metal-music than the obvious electric guitar. In that sort of way it attracted me.

 


2.Do you think it is unfair or just lack of knowledge bass gets so little credit?

Yes, it’s a bit shame that bass doesn’t get the appreciation it really deserves. Bass is really essential part of the bands sound, without it there is something profound missing.

 

3.What kind of bass do you use? Model , color , year , And why

I play the Jackson David Ellefson signature concert bass CBX IV. Black color. It has nice metal-bass sound and bottom end.

 


4.Tell us about your amplification

I have Eden Nemesis bass amp. I have been using it for years now.


 

5. With all of that being said do you feel tone is an important thing for bass?

Yeah, bass tone is really important in that sort of way that it forms The backbone of good metal-band. I personally like bass tone to be distinctive so it stands out from bands overall sound.

 

6.Do you prefer 5 strings over 4 string?

Personally I think 4 strings is enough, because you can down tune your bass. As a bassist you need more the low-ends than high-ends. Maybe someday I will get 5-stringer also for my choice of weaponry.

 

7.Who is your favorite bassist?

Steve Harris from Iron Maiden is definitely my all-time favorite and idol.

 

8. Who is your least favorite bassist?

I don’t really like Flea (Red hot chili peppers). That funk-bass thing isn’t just my cup of tea musically.

 

9.Why do you think women seem to be attracted to playing bass?

Well, are they? (laugh 😃). I welcome them to play bass. You can get on with bass little bit quicker than trying the guitar. Just to remember keep your nails trimmed down ladies 😃

 


10. What bassist dead or alive would you like a private lesson with?

I would like to have lesson with Steve Harris and especially on how he can play that galloping bass in so high tempo fingerstyle.

 

11. Bonus question

Bobby Doll , Nikki Sixx , Les Claypool , Billy Sheehan  which is more ridiculous and why

Les Claypool, I don’t understand his thing musically. I would pick Nikki Sixx from these options, a real badass rock-bassist 🤘


 

THE AXEMEN INTERVIEW : Ville Viren / Evil Drive


 

1.Tell us your name and the band you play for

 

Ville Viren and I play at melodic metal band called Evil Drive from Finland.

 

 

2.Who made you want to pick up the guitar

 

It was around 1984 when I go to school and everybody is listening metal music there at that point. Then I heard WASP The Last Command at my friends home and it was coolest thing I ever heard before. Then I started to listen to all bands at that time and play with shovel guitar in my parents living room, then my father bought my first real guitar, Brewis Les Paul.

 

3.Are you self taught or did you take lessons?

 

I took lessons when I was younger, about 1990 I heard Metallica the first time and hit my head really hard. Then I bought Metallica’s Master Of Puppets tablature book and practiced the full album. There I learned, that it suits best to my style, down picking and all.

 

4. Can you read music, Can you read tab?

 

I don’t understand anything about notes, but of course I can read at tabulatures.

 

 

5.Do you feel like you have your own sound / tone ?

 

Yes I think that people can hear and know my sound, the sound is come from hands. If I need to choose one sound, I sound like a mix of Jeff Hanneman and Dave Murray.

 

6.Tell us about your guitar ( brand ,model . year , color )

 


I have many guitars. I’m endorsed with Jackson USA guitars. Mostly I use Jackson RR style. I just ordered Warrior, it was my long-time dream. My guitars are custom paint or mirror top, and I like Cross inlays like Chris Holmes had in the 80's. I really like how much Jackson fits in my hands and they look really metal. I think if you play Les Paul or some Fenders, they just don’t fit into our music sound-wise.

 

7.What about pickups? Passive or active ? Tell us about them

 

I use EMG 81. But I don’t see so much differences with pickups, your hands and playing style make most of the sound. I like EMG because it’s a pure Metal pickup and all my heroes use them.

 

8.Lets get into amplification, Same drill brand , model , speakers etc

 

I’m endorsed with EVH and I use it because its sounds totally the best I’ve ever heard. It’s heavy, it’s really clear and has a big sound and really good with solos. Of course, because Eddie Van Halen created it. I use Marshall JCM-800 as a cabinet.

 



9.Do you have a pedal board? Tell us about that badboy

 

I have just a little Lead Boost and Delay. I hate to play with these boards, I just need to put plug in and play, there is my sound.

 

10..Now tell us your Dream Rig in detail…..

 

I have my dream Rig already. Jackson/EHV/Marshall JCM-800, that’s it. Simple and best.

 

11.What guitarist can you not stand?

 

Everybody has their own style. I can listen to all but I listen to whom I like.

 

12. Is tone more important or is technique?

 

Both are as important than the other.

 

13. Name your top 5 guitarist

 

-  James Hetfield

- Jeff Hannemann

- Dave Murray

- Bruce Kulick

- JP Pusa

 

14.Who is the most overrated guitarist

 

Underrated is more easy to tell, but overrated, maybe somebody who can play 1000 notes per second and can’t write any songs.

 

15.Who would you like a one hour private sit down lessons with anyone dead or alive?

 

I’d do it with one of my hero Chris Holmes, then he would say I play better than he (laughs).

If had to choose someone to teach me how to write songs, I would choose old school James Hetfield.

 


THE AXEMEN INTERVIEW : J-P Pusa / J-P Pusa


1.Tell us your name and the band you play for

 

My name is J-P Pusa and I play guitar in Evil Drive.

 

 

2.Who made you want to pick up the guitar

 

I think the first kick towards guitar came from hearing the fist Kiss album. So Ace Frehley.

 

 

3.Are you self taught or did you take lessons?

 

Mostly self taught.

 

 

4. Can you read music, Can you read tab?

 

Yes.

 

 

5.Do you feel like you have your own sound / tone ?

 

I used to play Marshalls for a number of years and became used to a certain kind of tone they produce so I tend to gravitate towards a similar sound with other equipment I use. But I don’t think I have a specific signature sound, its pretty generic.

 

 

6.Tell us about your guitar ( brand ,model . year , color )

 

With Evil Drive I use Jackson/Charvel and Amfisound guitars. Mostly star shaped.

 

 

7.What about pickups? Passive or active ? Tell us about them

 

Passive. SD or DiMarzio depending on the guitar.

 

 

8.Lets get into amplification, Same drill brand , model , speakers etc

 

At the moment AxeFX II into a solid state power amp into a pair of standard Marshall 1960 cabinets. In the past its been Marshalls, JCM900 and 6100LM heads or JMP-1 pre with various rack fx processors.

 

 

9.Do you have a pedal board? Tell us about that badboy

 

I have never really used pedals that much. Mostly my effects have been rack stuff with MIDI so I have a couple of different kind of MIDI controller boards.

 

 

10..Now tell us your Dream Rig in detail…..

 

One that fits in my guitar case. Convinience first. Actually this might become reality as soon as the new NeuralDSP stuff becomes available.

 

 

11.What guitarist can you not stand?

 

None come to mind.

 

I12. Is tone more important or is technique?

 

I would say technique because you can sound interesting even if your tone isn’t perfect.

 

 

13. Name your top 5 guitarist

 

Its difficult to pick just five but at least James Hetfield, Marty Friedman, Jason Becker, Yngwie and King Edward.

 

14.Who is the most overrated guitarist

 


Can not say.

 

15.Who would you like a one hour private sit down lessons with anyone dead or alive?

 

Sitting down with Dimebag would probably be cool. Even without guitars.




 

THE AXEMEN INTERVIEW : Angel Vengeance

 



1. Tell us your name and the band you play for?

Hi I'm Kasem Sirikhunatarm or you can call me Chen, I am guitarist of 1. Tell us your name and the band you play for?

Hi I'm Kasem Sirikhunatarm or you can call me Chen, I am guitarist of Angel Vengeance from Thailand.


2. Who made you want to pick up the guitar?

That's many guitarists inspired me to play guitar. John Petrucci from Dream Theatre, Kiko Loureiro from Angra, Paul Gilbert from Racer-X etc.


3. Are you self taught or did you take lessons?

When I was 16 I take lesson for 2 years by Pop Vorawit the guitarist of Rancorous. And then I learned many lessons from guitarist such as Paul Gilbert, Kiko Loureiro, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, John Petrucci on Youtube until now I still learning, not only techniques I love to listening their experiences.


4. Can you read music, Can you read tab?

I couldn't read the score very well. I used tablature alot.


5. Do you feel like you have your own sound/tone?

I have the sound what I heard on my mind. Quite crunchy low bass high middle high treble and not much gain.


6. Tell us about your guitar (brand, model,year and colour)?

I use Sterling by Music man JP60 John Petrucci's signature guitar, black metallic finish colour. 


7. What about pickups? Passive or Active? Tell us about them.

In this album I didn't change any pickups. They are passive pickups from the factory. But in future I will change the bridge pickup to Dimarzio Evolution DP159.


8. Let's get into amplification, same drill brand, model, speakers ect.

I use ENGL Fireball100W tube guitar amp head with ENGL E420 pro cabinet. 


9. Do you have a pedal board? Tell us about that bad boy 

Crunch rythmic part, I use Moo Kalei overdrive pedal to boosting gain for my distortion pedal Warzy drive. These 2 pedals are from Thailand called Shark effect pedal. I boost my soloing by Artec 8 band graphic Equaliser. Boss super chorus and Time capsule delay.


10. Now tell us your Dream Rig in detail?

I need Mooer controller L6 loop switcher for easier to control my pedals board. My dream amp head is Randall Thrasher 120 watt with Mashall MX 412AR cabinet.


11. What guitarist can you not stand?

I think laziness practicing guitarist.


12. Is tone more important or is technique?

Both are important for me. 


13. Name your top 5 guitarist?

John Petrucci, Yngwie Malmsteen, Kiko Loureiro, Paul Gilbert and Steve Vai.


14. Who is the most overrated guitarist?

I couldn't judge anyone. I respect them all.


15. Who would you like a one hour private sit down lessons with anyone died or alive?

 I would like to take lesson with Kiko Loureiro from Angra. I love his speed, beautiful melody and strong rythmic part.

1. Tell us your name and the band you play for?

Hi I'm Kasem Sirikhunatarm or you can call me Chen, I am guitarist of Angel Vengeance from Thailand.


2. Who made you want to pick up the guitar?

That's many guitarists inspired me to play guitar. John Petrucci from Dream Theatre, Kiko Loureiro from Angra, Paul Gilbert from Racer-X etc.


3. Are you self taught or did you take lessons?

When I was 16 I take lesson for 2 years by Pop Vorawit the guitarist of Rancorous. And then I learned many lessons from guitarist such as Paul Gilbert, Kiko Loureiro, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, John Petrucci on Youtube until now I still learning, not only techniques I love to listening their experiences.


4. Can you read music, Can you read tab?

I couldn't read the score very well. I used tablature alot.


5. Do you feel like you have your own sound/tone?

I have the sound what I heard on my mind. Quite crunchy low bass high middle high treble and not much gain.


6. Tell us about your guitar (brand, model,year and colour)?

I use Sterling by Music man JP60 John Petrucci's signature guitar, black metallic finish colour. 


7. What about pickups? Passive or Active? Tell us about them.

In this album I didn't change any pickups. They are passive pickups from the factory. But in future I will change the bridge pickup to Dimarzio Evolution DP159.


8. Let's get into amplification, same drill brand, model, speakers ect.

I use ENGL Fireball100W tube guitar amp head with ENGL E420 pro cabinet. 


9. Do you have a pedal board? Tell us about that bad boy 

Crunch rythmic part, I use Moo Kalei overdrive pedal to boosting gain for my distortion pedal Warzy drive. These 2 pedals are from Thailand called Shark effect pedal. I boost my soloing by Artec 8 band graphic Equaliser. Boss super chorus and Time capsule delay.


10. Now tell us your Dream Rig in detail?

I need Mooer controller L6 loop switcher for easier to control my pedals board. My dream amp head is Randall Thrasher 120 watt with Mashall MX 412AR cabinet.


11. What guitarist can you not stand?

I think laziness practicing guitarist.


12. Is tone more important or is technique?

Both are important for me. 


13. Name your top 5 guitarist?

John Petrucci, Yngwie Malmsteen, Kiko Loureiro, Paul Gilbert and Steve Vai.


14. Who is the most overrated guitarist?

I couldn't judge anyone. I respect them all.


15. Who would you like a one hour private sit down lessons with anyone died or alive?

 I would like to take lesson with Kiko Loureiro from Angra. I love his speed, beautiful melody and strong rythmic part.


1. Tell us your name and the band you play for?

Hi I'm Kasem Sirikhunatarm or you can call me Chen, I am guitarist of Angel Vengeance from Thailand.


2. Who made you want to pick up the guitar?

That's many guitarists inspired me to play guitar. John Petrucci from Dream Theatre, Kiko Loureiro from Angra, Paul Gilbert from Racer-X etc.


3. Are you self taught or did you take lessons?

When I was 16 I take lesson for 2 years by Pop Vorawit the guitarist of Rancorous. And then I learned many lessons from guitarist such as Paul Gilbert, Kiko Loureiro, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, John Petrucci on Youtube until now I still learning, not only techniques I love to listening their experiences.


4. Can you read music, Can you read tab?

I couldn't read the score very well. I used tablature alot.


5. Do you feel like you have your own sound/tone?

I have the sound what I heard on my mind. Quite crunchy low bass high middle high treble and not much gain.


6. Tell us about your guitar (brand, model,year and colour)?

I use Sterling by Music man JP60 John Petrucci's signature guitar, black metallic finish colour. 


7. What about pickups? Passive or Active? Tell us about them.

In this album I didn't change any pickups. They are passive pickups from the factory. But in future I will change the bridge pickup to Dimarzio Evolution DP159.


8. Let's get into amplification, same drill brand, model, speakers ect.

I use ENGL Fireball100W tube guitar amp head with ENGL E420 pro cabinet. 


9. Do you have a pedal board? Tell us about that bad boy 

Crunch rythmic part, I use Moo Kalei overdrive pedal to boosting gain for my distortion pedal Warzy drive. These 2 pedals are from Thailand called Shark effect pedal. I boost my soloing by Artec 8 band graphic Equaliser. Boss super chorus and Time capsule delay.


10. Now tell us your Dream Rig in detail?

I need Mooer controller L6 loop switcher for easier to control my pedals board. My dream amp head is Randall Thrasher 120 watt with Mashall MX 412AR cabinet.


11. What guitarist can you not stand?

I think laziness practicing guitarist.


12. Is tone more important or is technique?

Both are important for me. 


13. Name your top 5 guitarist?

John Petrucci, Yngwie Malmsteen, Kiko Loureiro, Paul Gilbert and Steve Vai.


14. Who is the most overrated guitarist?

I couldn't judge anyone. I respect them all.


15. Who would you like a one hour private sit down lessons with anyone died or alive?

 I would like to take lesson with Kiko Loureiro from Angra. I love his speed, beautiful melody and strong rythmic part. from Thailand.


2. Who made you want to pick up the guitar?

That's many guitarists inspired me to play guitar. John Petrucci from Dream Theatre, Kiko Loureiro from Angra, Paul Gilbert from Racer-X etc.


3. Are you self taught or did you take lessons?

When I was 16 I take lesson for 2 years by Pop Vorawit the guitarist of Rancorous. And then I learned many lessons from guitarist such as Paul Gilbert, Kiko Loureiro, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, John Petrucci on Youtube until now I still learning, not only techniques I love to listening their experiences.


4. Can you read music, Can you read tab?

I couldn't read the score very well. I used tablature alot.


5. Do you feel like you have your own sound/tone?

I have the sound what I heard on my mind. Quite crunchy low bass high middle high treble and not much gain.


6. Tell us about your guitar (brand, model,year and colour)?

I use Sterling by Music man JP60 John Petrucci's signature guitar, black metallic finish colour. 


7. What about pickups? Passive or Active? Tell us about them.

In this album I didn't change any pickups. They are passive pickups from the factory. But in future I will change the bridge pickup to Dimarzio Evolution DP159.


8. Let's get into amplification, same drill brand, model, speakers ect.

I use ENGL Fireball100W tube guitar amp head with ENGL E420 pro cabinet. 


9. Do you have a pedal board? Tell us about that bad boy 

Crunch rythmic part, I use Moo Kalei overdrive pedal to boosting gain for my distortion pedal Warzy drive. These 2 pedals are from Thailand called Shark effect pedal. I boost my soloing by Artec 8 band graphic Equaliser. Boss super chorus and Time capsule delay.


10. Now tell us your Dream Rig in detail?

I need Mooer controller L6 loop switcher for easier to control my pedals board. My dream amp head is Randall Thrasher 120 watt with Mashall MX 412AR cabinet.


11. What guitarist can you not stand?

I think laziness practicing guitarist.


12. Is tone more important or is technique?

Both are important for me. 


13. Name your top 5 guitarist?

John Petrucci, Yngwie Malmsteen, Kiko Loureiro, Paul Gilbert and Steve Vai.


14. Who is the most overrated guitarist?

I couldn't judge anyone. I respect them all.


15. Who would you like a one hour private sit down lessons with anyone died or alive?

 I would like to take lesson with Kiko Loureiro from Angra. I love his speed, beautiful melody and strong rythmic part.