ALTHOUGH INTERVALS ORIGINALLY started off as a band, with a team of musicians appearing on 2014’s A Voice Within, the subsequent instrumental releases were very much a solo project from guitarist Aaron Marshall. Returning last year with fourth full-length Circadian, the Canadian progressive metal mastermind explains why these latest recordings feel like his most concise exploits to date.
How does the new music pick up from 2017’s The Way Forward?
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Foo Fighters’ guitar triumvirate DAVE GROHL, CHRIS SHIFLETT & PAT SMEAR unleash their inner early-Eighties David Bowie (and SRV), bust out the ABBA beats and get decidedly “weird” — just in time for their 10th album, Medicine at Midnight
Remembering Leslie West
THE BIG MAN WHOSE BIG GUITAR SOUND HELPED LAUNCH HEAVY METAL
WHY NO PEDALS OR AMPS WERE HARMED IN THE MAKING OF CANADIAN PROG-METALLER AARON MARSHALL’S AGGRESSIVE NEW RECORD
The Commander in Chief
THIS SEDULOUS SEVEN-STRINGER PUTS A COMPLETELY NEW SPIN ON CLASSICAL-INSPIRED GUITAR MUSIC
Relentless Reckless Forever
GW PAYS TRIBUTE TO ALEXI LAIHO, THE LONG-TIME CHILDREN OF BODOM GUITARIST WHO REVOLUTIONIZED DEMONIC SHRED IN THE NINETIES AND 2000S AND EMBRACED A HARD-PARTYING LIFESTYLE WORTHY OF HIS “WILDCHILD” NICKNAME
Six-string sisters REBECCA and MEGAN LOVELL talk us through the tones that grace their new covers record — Kindred SpiritS — and the musical telepathy that comes with growing up together OVER THE LAST 10 or so years, sibling duo Larkin Poe have become one of the most exciting prospects in guitar music, thanks to their tasteful musicianship and heavenly harmonies. Latest release Kindred Spirits sees them return to the “covers” format that originally got them noticed, giving us their take on classic hits by Elton John, Neil Young and Elvis Presley, as well as more contemporary cuts by Lenny Kravitz and Post Malone.
Francesco Paoli lifts the lid on the symphonic death metal masters’ most vicious and vivacious cycle of songs thus far
Meet Me @ The Altar
Guitarist Téa Campbell marries her pop-punk and emo influences
Jan Akkerman – “Hocus Pocus”
Focus | Moving Waves, 1971 | Guitarist: Jan Akkerman
Plini – Voices in The Sky
PLINI — the guy Steve Vai once called “the future of exceptional guitar playing” — discusses the perils of “guitar fame,” the challenges of a modern prog-rocker and his breathtaking new album, Impulse Voices
Tosin Oshinowo and Chrissa Amuah’s conceptual design for Lexus explores the face mask through a universal language of protection, while reflecting on the freedom of movement through craftsmanship, culture, technology and global history
DOCTOR WHO’S FESTIVE SPECIAL PROMISES TEARS AND TINPOT FEARS…
Together at CHRISTMAS
Jodie Whittaker on how the Doctor’s friends, old and new, unite to fight the dreaded Daleks
IT’S THE END OF AN ERA AS THE FAM FIGHT THE DALEKS TOGETHER ONE LAST TIME. SHOWRUNNER CHRIS CHIBNALL TAKES TIME OUT FROM PRODUCTION ON SERIES 13 TO TALK DALEKS, “CONTROVERSIAL” CHANGES AND WHAT LIES IN STORE FOR DOCTOR WHO
In The Woodshed
A whole new harmonic world is at your fingertips with chord tapping, says Charlie Griffiths as he welcomes you to this month in the ’shed.
Ryan's Thrill Ride
Tosin Cole reveals what’s in store for the Time Lord’s companion this series...
New year, NEW FEAR
Sir Lenny Henry and Stephen Fry guest star as the new series of Doctor Who opens with a thrilling two-part adventure Christmas & New Year
Our Buckley's Got Stardust, Says Mowbray
TONY Mowbray tipped match-winner John Buckley to be a “big player” after his first goal for Blackburn secured a dramatic win over Sheffield Wednesday.