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Kirk Hammett Didn’t Use Wah Pedal When Writing Black Album Solos

Metallica's Kirk Hammett recently explained that he doesn't use the wah pedal when writing his guitar solos, something he said is true of his solos from the songs on the band's 1991 "Black Album," the landmark heavy metal LP that celebrates its 30th anniversary this year.The guitarist's effects pedal revelation might come as somewhat of a shock since gear-minded listeners know that Hammett is no stranger to the wah — indeed, the […]

todaySeptember 7, 2021 1

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Wes Scantlin Freestyle Raps, Open to Writing for Other Genres

Puddle of Mudd's support of the Welcome to Galvania album, their first record in a decade, was interrupted by the pandemic, but singer Wes Scantlin made use of the downtime and actually enjoyed the break over the past year. Speaking with the Sofa King Cool podcast (as heard below), he revealed it was a rather productive and prolific period creatively."I actually love this awesome artistic break just to write songs […]

todaySeptember 3, 2021 1

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Mark Tremonti Writing for Next Alter Bridge Album

While Mark Tremonti has a new album and tour on the horizon with his solo band, he's never one to waste available time. So while the anticipation for the Marching in Time album release next month builds, he's been focusing on one of his other bands, Alter Bridge.Speaking with Sonic Perspectives, Tremonti confirmed, "I’m actively writing the new Alter Bridge record. Now that my solo record is done and we […]

todayAugust 25, 2021 55

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Iron Maiden Unveil ‘The Writing on the Wall’ Video With New SFX

One month and a day after releasing the first Senjutsu track, "The Writing on the Wall," metal legends Iron Maiden have released a new version of the music video, which has been enhanced with sound effects to match the epic storyline that unfolds.In the video, a series of cloaked riders (later revealed to be several iterations of the famed mascot Eddie) ride out across an open desert, quickly approaching a distant […]

todayAugust 16, 2021 1


Shave hours off your writing time with the Rytr AI Writing Tool

TLDR: The Rytr AI Writing Tool uses the power of artificial intelligence to get your prose some help or even a nudge in the right direction.The biggest asset of most writing assistance software usually isn’t in sitting back and letting artificial intelligence hammer out the next chapter of your book.While many such apps are versatile, the real value comes in the time saved on small to mid-level tasks like banging […]

todayAugust 7, 2021 4


Recruiting a team, writing successful newsletters, 14 questions for paid search ads – 98bmp

“The growth industry is definitely maturing. Less hacks, more teams, more focus on velocity,” Ward van Gasteren, founder of Grow with Ward told us in an interview this week. “Everybody within the field is getting to know the best practices very quickly and implementing them even quicker. So then what?” Working with a growth professional can alleviate some of the pressure on founders who are finding their way. In our […]

todayAugust 7, 2021 3

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How Rammstein Inspired Iron Maiden’s ‘The Writing on the Wall’

Filled with tons of easter eggs from their 45-year history, Iron Maiden’s new video for “The Writing on the Wall” is one of the most epic and exciting releases of 2021. Interestingly enough, Rammstein’s masterful 2019 video for “Deutschland” inspired Maiden’s newest clip, challenging the British metal legends to make something larger-than-life.“Deutschland” was a gigantic hit for Rammstein at the close of the 2010s, solidifying the German industrial band as stadium […]

todayJuly 21, 2021 6

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Adam D. Had ‘Fun’ With Different Writing on Times of Grace Album

Adam Dutkiewicz, guitarist for Killswitch Engage and one of the creative forces alongside singer Jesse Leach in their side project Times of Grace, was the latest guest on Full Metal Jackie's weekend radio program.The group's new album, Songs of Loss and Separation, is their first in a decade and second overall. For fans of Killswitch Engage, this record offers a unique insight into the musical personalities of both Dutkiewicz and Leach […]

todayJuly 19, 2021 3

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Iron Maiden’s ‘The Writing on the Wall’

Today (July 15), Iron Maiden officially released "The Writing on the Wall," their first new song since 2015, which came after an immense and cryptic teaser campaign that intensified in recent weeks. Below are the lyrics to the song as well as some history surrounding the title's meaning.It all began with promotional flyers touting 'Belshazzar's Feast,' which is the story of the writing on the wall from chapter five in […]

todayJuly 16, 2021 2