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Geared Up: Vermilion Whiskey Guitarist Carl Stevens on His Orange OR100 Guitar Amp Head [w/ Song Premiere]
Comments Geared Up » by: Curtis Dewar on Jan 18, 2017
Vermilion Whiskey will drop their new album, Spirit of Tradition, on February 17, 2017 via 10 South Productions, so we talked Orange OR100 gear with guitarist Carl Stevens and premiered the song "Road King"!
Geared Up: Like Pacific Guitarist Luke Holmes Discusses Gear, Guitars and His Fender Jazzmaster
Comments Geared Up » by: Christopher Gonda on Nov 25, 2016
Luke Holmes, guitarist for the Canadian (and Pure Noise Records-signed) punk band Like Pacific, hit us up to talk gear. Here's what he had to say about the band, new album and his Fender Jazzmaster!
Geared Up: Soul Asylum Drummer Michael Bland Discusses His Drums, Hands and Ears
Comments Geared Up » by: Aaron Willschick on Nov 06, 2016
We recently connected with Michael Bland, drummer of the classic alternative rock band Soul Asylum, to talk about his drums and drumming technique.
Geared Up: Junior Bruce Bassist Tommy Crowther Discusses His Rig and "Big Muff" Distortion Pedal
Comments Geared Up » by: Christopher Gonda on Nov 02, 2016
In our latest edition of Geared Up, Junior Bruce bassist Thomas Crowther discusses the band's sound on their new A389 Recordings release, Endless Descent, and '90s Russian-made Big Muff distortion pedal.
Geared Up: 3 By Design Guitarist Kevin Hicklin Discusses the Line 6 POD HD Pro [w/ Video Premiere]
Comments Geared Up » by: Christopher Gonda on Oct 25, 2016
Los Angeles, CA-based hard rock group, 3 By Design, are currently promoting their most recent release, the 5-track EP, Enemy, and today we're premiering their music video for the song "Man At The Wheel"!
Geared Up: The Exalted Piledriver Frontman Gord Kirchin on Shure and Sennheiser Microphones
Comments Geared Up » by: Christopher Gonda on Oct 15, 2016
If you're Canadian, over 30, and into heavy metal, then you've probably heard of Piledriver, or maybe, The Exalted Piledriver! Thankfully for us all, we snagged some interview time with frontman Gord Kirchin and talked about gear.
Geared Up: Exciter Guitarist John "Skricci" Ricci Discusses His Custom Washburn A-10 Guitar
Comments Geared Up » by: Christopher Gonda on Oct 07, 2016
Guitarist John "Skricci" Ricci, of the unstoppable Canadian metal force that is Exciter, answered for us some gear-related interview questions around their recent performance at Calgary Metalfest 2016.
Geared Up: Heavy Metal Producer Joey Sturgis on His Career, Joey Sturgis Tones, Drumforge, and Dedication to Audio Recording
Comments Geared Up » by: Aaron Willschick on Sep 21, 2016
Heavy Metal Producer Joey Sturgis took some time out to tells us about his career in audio recording.
Geared Up: Forty Winters Vocalist Xavier Vicuna Discusses His Shure SM58S (On/Off Switch) Microphone
Comments Geared Up » by: Christopher Gonda on Aug 09, 2016
Forty Winters vocalist Xavier Vicuna took time out of his busy schedule to share details about his Shure SM58S (on/off switch) microphone.
Geared Up: Bong Mountain Guitarist Alex Wolf on His 1966 Fender Twin Reverb Amplifier
Comments Geared Up » by: Christopher Gonda on Aug 03, 2016
A double whammy of Bong Mountain! Check out the exclusive stream of their track "Shit Talk Brigade" as well as an interview about guitarist Alex Wolf's gear!
Geared Up: ORBS Guitarist and Bassist Dan Briggs on His Boss PS-3 Digital Pitch Shifter/Delay
Comments Geared Up » by: Christopher Gonda on Jul 15, 2016
Darker and moodier than before, we spoke with guitarist and bassist Dan Briggs about the gear he used for the new ORBS album, Past Life Regression.
Geared Up: Interview with Allfather Guitarist Alan Cordner on His Gibson SG Guitar "The Wife", BKP Warpig Pickup and More!
Comments Geared Up » by: Curtis Dewar on May 23, 2016
Allfather's guitarist, Alan Cordner, recently spoke with us about both his gear and the band's sound on their new sludge-infused hardcore album, Bless the Earth with Fire.
Geared Up: The Virginmarys Discuss Gear Used on New Album 'Divides' including Guitars, Basses and Amps!
Comments Geared Up » by: Christopher Gonda on May 03, 2016
In order to better know the sound on their Wind-up Records / Spinefarm Records release Divides (due May 6th, 2016), The Virginmarys frontman Ally Dickaty and bassist Matt Rose talked to us about their gear!
Geared Up: Solo Musician and Producer Danimal Cannon Discusses His 1989 Nintendo Game Boy... No, Really!
Comments Geared Up » by: Christopher Gonda on Apr 14, 2016
We chatted with solo producer/musician Danimal Cannon about his latest album Lunaria and his very unique Game Boy-processed progressive electronic metal.
Geared Up: Gypsy Chief Goliath Frontman Al "The Yeti" Bones Discusses His Peavey Windsor Amp Heads
Comments Geared Up » by: Christopher Gonda on Apr 13, 2016
We connected with Gypsy Chief Goliath vocalist/guitarist Al "The Yeti" Bones to learn more about some of his key gear and how it impacted the sound on his new Pitch Black Records album, Citizens Of Nowhere.
Geared Up: The Glorious Rebellion Frontman Billy Myers III Discusses His Silver Sparkle Squier Jagmaster
Comments Geared Up » by: Curtis Dewar on Apr 05, 2016
Orlando Florida's The Glorious Rebellion will release Euphoric on April 8th, 2016 via Magnetic Eye Records and vocalist/guitarist Billy Myers III took time out of his busy schedule to chat about his gear.
Geared Up: Get Busy Living Frontman Chase Petersen and Bassist Jeffrey Hilty Discuss Some of Their Musical Weaponry
Comments Geared Up » by: Christopher Gonda on Apr 01, 2016
We chatted gear with guitarist Chase Petersen and bassist Jeffrey Hilty of Kansas City, MO pop punkers, Get Busy Living.
Geared Up: Drayter Founder and Guitarist Cole Schwartz Discusses His Ernie Ball Music Man Majesty Guitar
Comments Geared Up » by: Christopher Gonda on Mar 24, 2016
Recently we connected with Cole Schwartz, founder and guitarist of the high-energy Dallas, Texas-based pop/rock band, Drayter, who talked to us about some of his key gear!
Geared Up: Ferium Guitarist Elram Boxer Discusses His Rig and MESA/Boogie Dual Rectifier
Comments Geared Up » by: Christopher Gonda on Mar 11, 2016
Elram Boxer, guitarist for the Israeli metal band Ferium, chats about his MESA/Boogie Dual Rectifier and the tones/sounds on the group's new album, Behind the Black Eyes.
Geared Up: Intensive Square Guitarist Joe Harvatt Discusses His Daemoness Guitars and Engl E530 Rack Preamp
Comments Geared Up » by: Curtis Dewar on Mar 01, 2016
Interview with guitarist Joe Harvatt of British tech-death metal band Intensive Square about the gear he used to help get the right sound on the group's new album ...Anything That Moves via Black Bow Records.
Geared Up: ORYX Guitarist and Vocalist Tommy Davis on His Acapulco Gold Pedal by EarthQuaker Devices
Comments Geared Up » by: Christopher Gonda on Feb 25, 2016
Ahead of their April 1st split full-length release via Battleground Records with Tucson, AZ grinders Languish, we talk gear with Tommy Davis, guitarist and vocalist for Denver, CO doom/sludge metallers Oryx.
Geared Up: Black Shape Of Nexus Vocalist Malte Seidel Discusses His Vocal Rig Including the Shure SM58 Mic
Comments Geared Up » by: Christopher Gonda on Feb 05, 2016
Black Shape Of Nexus vocalist Malte Seidel was kind enough to answer some gear-related questions offering us fans some insight into the sound on their forthcoming Exile On Mainstream release, Carrier
Geared Up: Novallo Lead Guitarist and Producer Gino Bambino Discusses His Ernie Ball JPXI and Fractal Audio Axe-Fx II Preamp Processor
Comments Geared Up » by: Daniella Kohan on Dec 29, 2015
Novallo’s lead guitarist and producer, Gino Bambino, recently took the time to answer a few questions about some of the band’s key gear.
Geared Up: Lift the Medium Bassist Justin Kennedy on His Nordstrand Pickups, MusicMan Stingray 5 Bass and More
Comments Geared Up » by: Curtis Dewar on Dec 15, 2015
In anticipation of the re-release of their album Mastermind, we asked Justin Kennedy, bassist with the Ohio heavy rock/metal band Lift the Medium, to talk to us about his key gear.
Geared Up: Dutch Drummer Koen Herfst Discusses His TAMA Starphonic Aluminium Snare Drum
Comments Geared Up » by: Christopher Gonda on Dec 09, 2015
With his debut solo effort, Back to Balance, out as of October 23rd, we were fortunate to grab some time with Dutch drummer Koen Herfst who, in turn, shared some thoughts on his TAMA Starphonic aluminium snare drum.
Geared Up: Die Choking Guitarist Jeffrey Daniels Discusses His Rig and Ibanez Universe 7-String Guitar
Comments Geared Up » by: Christopher Gonda on Dec 08, 2015
We connected with Jeffrey Daniels, guitarist for the Philadelphia, PA Grind/Punk/Metal trio, Die Choking, in order to better understand the sound on their The Compound Records full-length affair, III.
Geared Up: Culture Killer Guitarist Collin Townsend on His ENGL Savage 120 Watt Guitar Head
Comments Geared Up » by: Christopher Gonda on Nov 30, 2015
We connected with Collin Townsend, guitarist for Metal Blade Records' Daytona Beach, FL-based 5-piece metal band, Culture Killer, who told us about that 1 piece of key gear he uses.
Geared Up: Necrocosm Bassist Matt Brocking Discusses His Custom-made Acrylic Body Bass Guitar
Comments Geared Up » by: Christopher Gonda on Nov 27, 2015
Matt Brocking, bassist for the Raleigh, NC melodic death metal fivesome, Necrocosm, helped us to better understand some of the gear used on the band's 10-track debut album, Damnation Doctrine.
Geared Up: ORCumentary Mastermind Orc Adams on His Roland Juno GI Synthesizer
Comments Geared Up » by: Curtis Dewar on Nov 09, 2015
ORCumentary, which is a solo project of Orc Adams, recently released the album Destroy the Dwarves via Orc Rock Records. Check out Adams' Roland Juno GI synthesizer!
Geared Up: Kowloon Walled City Guitarist Jon Howell on His 1977 Greco EG-800GS
Comments Geared Up » by: Christopher Gonda on Oct 26, 2015
Recently Jon Howell, guitarist for the San Francisco, CA-based band Kowloon Walled City, shared with us some of the gear he uses in order to help create the band's unique sounds.