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  • HAVOK: Intention To Deceive

    HAVOK: Intention To Deceive

    Nick Schendzielos is one of my favorite metal players. His innovative style never fails to get me headbanging. A great example of that is this video from his band Havok for the song “Intention to Deceive”. The bassist rips it up, alternating between laying on the groove and adding tasty fills. Havok will be on... »

  • Megadeth Announces Tour with Amon Amarth, Suicidal Tendencies, Metal Church, and Havok

    Megadeth Announces Tour with Amon Amarth, Suicidal Tendencies, Metal Church, and Havok

    Megadeth have announced a new 18-date tour for September and October, and the billing is insane. The iconic metal group will be joined by Amon Amarth, Suicidal Tendencies, Metal Church, and Havok. If you’re a metal bass fan, that means you get to see David Ellefson, Ted Lundström, Ra Diaz, Steve Unger, and Nick Schendzielos... »

  • Megadeth to Begin North American Tour in February with Impressive Support

    Megadeth to Begin North American Tour in February with Impressive Support

    Megadeth’s Dystopia North American tour will kick off in February, with support from Suicidal Tendencies, Children of Bodom and Havok. Megadeth, of course, will feature David Ellefson on bass. Suicidal Tendencies now has Michael Morgon handling bass duties following the death of Tim Williams. The lineup also reveals Megadeth’s longevity — Children of Bodom’s bassist... »

  • BassTheWorld: 29 Bassists in 1 Video

    BassTheWorld: 29 Bassists in 1 Video

    The internet is a wonderful thing. Gregor Fris from BasstheWorld.com put together this epic bass jam with 29 bassists from all over the world for a stunning display of the instrument’s diversity. The bassists in order of appearance are Federico Malaman, Lars Lehmann, Trip Wamsley, Or Lubianiker, Hyunmo Kim (aka “hjfreaks”), Ralf Gauck, Zander Zon,... »

  • Job for a Cowboy Releases First Album with New Bassist

    Job for a Cowboy Releases First Album with New Bassist

    Job for a Cowboy’s fourth album, , featuring bassist Nick Schendzielos (also of Cephalic Carnage and the YouTube channel Bassfordays), has been released to critical acclaim. Alternative Press calls it one of the year’s best metal albums. Sun Eater marks the band’s departure from its earlier sound, in favor of “futuristic tones” and “slightly more... »

  • Bass of the Week: Nick Schendzielos’ Warwick Custom Shop Infinity 5

    Bass of the Week: Nick Schendzielos’ Warwick Custom Shop Infinity 5

    Nearly every bassist loves to plan out their dream bass, and a lucky few get to see that dream come to fruition. This week we check out a beautiful Warwick Custom Shop Infinity that Job for a Cowboy/Cephalic Carnage bassist Nick Schendzielos pieced together. Based on the company’s Infinity body shape, Schendzielos picked out every... »

  • Nick Schendzielos: Mullet Clown Bass Gun Control

    Nick Schendzielos: Mullet Clown Bass Gun Control

    If you’re familiar with Nick Schendzielos, you may know that the following video is full of insane bass playing and quirky antics. This one is no exception. After a heartfelt (albeit completely fictionalized) tale of clown abuse, Schendzielos breaks into a strumming groove topped with an ear-catching, circus-inspired, overdriven melody. Cephalic Carnage bandmate Brian Hopp... »

  • Nick Schendzielos To Sit Out Summer Slaughter Tour Performances

    Nick Schendzielos To Sit Out Summer Slaughter Tour Performances

    Job For a Cowboy bassist Nick Schendzielos has announced he will be sitting out part of the band’s upcoming performances on the Summer Slaughter Tour, which runs July through August. The Red Chord guitarist Mike “Gunface” McKenzie will be filling in. “On June 28, immediately after landing in Boston to rehearse for Puerto Rico/Summer Slaughter,... »

  • Summer Slaughter Tour Dates Announced; Headlined by Cannibal Corpse

    Summer Slaughter Tour Dates Announced; Headlined by Cannibal Corpse

    The Summer Slaughter Tour has announced their schedule, set to their annual metal-fest on the road starting July 20, 2012 at the House of Blues in Los Angeles, California. Headlined by death metal band Cannibal Corpse, the tour this year also includes appearances by Between the Buried and Me, The Faceless, Periphery, Veil of Maya,... »

  • Job For A Cowboy Releases “Demonocracy”, with Nick Schendzielos

    Job For A Cowboy Releases “Demonocracy”, with Nick Schendzielos

    Job For A Cowboy has released their third studio album, Demonocracy, a nine-track record and the first full length album to feature bassist Nick Schendzielos, who says Demonocracy contains some of his best work. Schendzielos, who is also in Cephalic Carnage, joined the group last year. “It’s really invigorating that the cats in JFAC are... »