DESPITE THE DAMNED worldview poking through Nervosa’s new Perpetual Chaos, founding guitarist Prika Amaral is at least finding herself in good company as the world burns around her. But while this fourth full-length builds off the savage thrash dynamics the outfit have been delivering since forming in 2010, a major lineup shift at the start of 2020 forced the Sao Paolo, Brazilbased Amaral to rebuild the band from the ground up.
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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
Nervosa Regroup As Global Thrash Act, Release ‘Perpetual Chaos'
Brazilian guitarist, songwriter and co-founder Prika Amaral is joined by Italian-origin bassist Mia Wallace, Spanish vocalist Diva Satanica and Greek drummer Eleni Nota
BIDDERS OFFER A LIFELINE TO MACC
MACCLESFIELD TOWN have had two potential bidders lodge their interest with the official receiver after the club was wound-up over more than £500,000 worth of debt.
MACC DEPART IN SAD FINALE
A FRESH TAKE ON FOOTBALL