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  • Mike Poggione and Tyler McDaniel: Serocs “And When The Sky Was Opened” Playthrough

    Mike Poggione and Tyler McDaniel: Serocs “And When The Sky Was Opened” Playthrough

    Here’s another great metal playthrough featuring bassist Mike Poggione and guitarist Tyler McDaniel of Serocs demonstrating the song “And When The Sky Was Opened.” The clip comes from the Blakhart Guitar booth at the 2015 Winter NAMM show. Poggione is rocking a 7-string bass and some wicked right hand technique to tear through the 7-minute... »

  • Marco Morandi: Integral’s “Realm Of Atlantis” Playthrough

    Marco Morandi: Integral’s “Realm Of Atlantis” Playthrough

    We featured the SiC Instruments Madness 6-string fretless as a bass of the week in December, and it was a fan favorite. Luthier Simon Calabrese followed up by sending us this video of Integral’s Marco Morandi using the bass to play through their song “Realm of Atlantis.” The song is straight tech metal, but takes... »

  • Erlend Caspersen: Abhorrent’s “Reward System Malfunction” Playthrough

    Erlend Caspersen: Abhorrent’s “Reward System Malfunction” Playthrough

    Prepare yourself: Erlend Caspersen sent us this playthrough of his band Abhorrent’s song “Reward System Malfunction,” and it’s scary good. The song comes from their upcoming album Intransigence, and while the band has a vocalist, this playthrough removes the vocals to focus on the instruments. Caspersen navigates the song with incredible agility moving between lightning... »

  • Hugo Doyon-Karout: Playthrough of Brought By Pain’s “Guided by Fear”

    Hugo Doyon-Karout: Playthrough of Brought By Pain’s “Guided by Fear”

    Metal bassists don’t often get the credit they deserve. Here’s a video of Hugo Doyon-Karout playing through his bass line on “Guided by Fear” by Brought by Pain. The Montreal-based progressive death metal band delivers crushing riffs, which the bassist runs through with ease. Warning: Death metal vocals ahead. »

  • MonoNeon: Joe’s Apartment – The Bathroom Scene

    MonoNeon: Joe’s Apartment – The Bathroom Scene

    MonoNeon adds a crazy amount of groove to everything he plays on, even if it’s a bunch of singing bugs. “Here is a new video of me playing along with a scene from the 1996 musical-comedy, Joe’s Apartment (first film produced by MTV Films),” the bassist shares. “This was and still is one of my... »

  • Alberto Rigoni: Dream Theater’s “Erotomania” Play-Along

    Alberto Rigoni: Dream Theater’s “Erotomania” Play-Along

    From the tricky fingerings to the melodic phrasing, Alberto Rigoni absolutely nails John Myung’s part on the Dream Theater song “Erotomania” in this play-along. Dig that tone, too! »

  • Fernando Molinari: “Taffontry 20mg” Country/Fusion Slap Bass

    Fernando Molinari: “Taffontry 20mg” Country/Fusion Slap Bass

    Yes, you read that right: Country/Fusion slap bass. Brazilian bassist Fernando Molinari posted this play-along of the song “Taffontry 20mg” from his album Identidade, which is kind of like a honky tonk song on speed. More of the fusion part of the equation comes out at 1:55 when Molinari plays some blazing tapping lines in... »

  • Mike Semesky: Bass Playthrough of Intervals’ “Mata Hari”

    Mike Semesky: Bass Playthrough of Intervals’ “Mata Hari”

    Here’s an awesome video of bassist Mike Semesky running through “Mata Hari” by his band Intervals. He does it all, from filling out the low end to matching the guitars on crushing unison riffs. »

  • Roger Alcantara: Pinball Number Count Play-Along

    Roger Alcantara: Pinball Number Count Play-Along

    Roger Alcantara sent us his play-along to the funky tune, “Pinball Number Count” – the song used by Sesame Street to teach kids how to count to twelve. The original features the Pointer Sisters on vocals. After researching this tune for 30 minutes or so, the bassist on the original is a mystery (at least... »

  • Alessio Tori: “Storm Warning” Pino Palladino Playalong

    Alessio Tori: “Storm Warning” Pino Palladino Playalong

    Alessio Tori has offered up many great playalongs over the years. One such gem is this video, which features his cover of Pino Palladino’s lovely bass line on “Storm Warning” by Bob James and Hilary James. Another great example of Pino’s melodic but supportive bass lines. »