“Wolves at the Door”
This first offering from Parabellum is a thunderous display of fingerboard acrobatics and eye-watering musicianship that encapsulates everything we love about Yngwie. On 2019’s Blue Lightning, he took cues from less extreme avenues of noise. This time, he’s channeling the metallic aggression of his early years, rounded off with the neoclassical twists and turns that cemented his stature as the king of baroque ’n’ roll. Yngwie has described the new music as “more extreme” than what he’s recorded in the past and has likened its intensity to 1986’s Trilogy. If you need a fix of sweep-picked arpeggios, blistering harmonic minor runs and Paganini-inspired etudes, look no further.
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Revival of the Fittest
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The Thick of It
EVENTIDE MICROPITCH DELAY
STERLING BY MUSIC MAN MARIPOSA AND CUTLASS CT50HSS
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GUITARIST ROMAN IBRAMKHALILOV EXPLAINS HOW THE PANDEMIC INSPIRED THE UKRANIAN PROG-METALCORE STALWARTS TO DIAL IN THE “MOST POWERFUL SOUND POSSIBLE”
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WHY THREE NECKS — AND MILLIONS OF YOUTUBE VIEWS — MIGHT JUST BE BETTER THAN ONE
THE CROSSROADS Pt4 Rakes & Mini Sweeps
John Wheatcroft shows you how to tidy up your raking and sweeping in both blues and jazz styles. So grab your broom and get dusting.
In The Woodshed
Charlie Griffiths says grab a fresh pick and make a clean sweep with these awesome arpeggios played with just a single pick motion.
Martin Goulding continues developing fretboard fluency, with the first part in a series of columns looking at the Harmonic Minor scale.