Here is the first video update for the upcoming Firebreather EP. Unearth’s Nick Pierce is playing drums and adding his immense skill set to the record. Brutality will ensue!
These pickups are lovely and I really enjoyed them!
I decided to test a bunch of coated string brands. I think the results speak for themselves!
I first heard of Cloudkicker from Riley Breckenridge of Thrice via his Twitter account. Hearing this amazing music and then realizing it was all done in the home studio of an Ohio businessman gave me hope that maybe I didn’t need a band to play the songs I wanted to hear after all. Home recording, songwriting, and for that matter GUITAR PLAYING was such a huge learning curve for me that I don’t think I would have kept going if Beacons had not come out. It let me see the light at the end of the home recording tunnel I was in.
What the Hell was an interface? Why are they so expensive? And how do I get my drums to sound like that? Well, if I stick with it, maybe I will be able to achieve a small fraction of what Ben did with Beacons. I truly think it’s a sonic masterpiece. The drum tones, the guitar tones, the song structures. Its all there. A wide open book that punches you in the gut and pours you a cup of coffee at the same time. My favorite way to listen to Beacons is while on a late night drive. Roll the windows down and blast the stereo. Try it, you may find yourself inspired to make your own Beacons.
Alot of you may (or may not) know who A Day To Remember are. I would describe them as a pop metalcore band. Or something like that. Huge choruses, massive riffs and everything in-between.
It was Summer of 2009, and I had just seen Gallows literally jump off the stage and play their set in the middle of the crowd. Unadulterated punk rock at its finest. I was totally blown away. Gallows was one of the reason I came out of Warped Tour retirement and I was not disappointed.
After the show, I went and sat down not far from the stage with my buddy Matt, where we intended to relax for a bit until finding another band to see. The into to ‘Downfall Of Us All’ came on and I instantly shot up and ran to the Hurley Stage. Holy shit. This band was INSANE. They actually seemed happy to be there in the hot sun playing for the kids.
After an amazing show, I immediately went home and bought their entire catalog. When I heard their first record, I quickly realized I had indeed heard this band when I lived in Los Angeles in 2005, and not liking them. At all (to be fair, the first record is pretty rough sounding). How could this possibly be the same band? Just…wow.
Years later, I still come back to this record. For me, it reminds me of everything that can go RIGHT when friends get together and make music, and maybe a small part of me wishes that the same thing will happen to me one day. I still say A Day To Remember is one of the only bands I would quit my job for. Seriously. What fun songs to play every night.
This amp is a modern take on a retro sound, and I think Orange really nailed it. The tones of the original amps from the 1970s were amazing, but sometimes the controls were limited and was maybe missing a master volume. This is an update to those amps and in my mind, its perfect. So huge and thick but still dynamic and responsive. Well done, Orange. Well done.
Oh man this guitar was even more fun than the Banshee!
This guitar is amazing! So much fun to play!