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I Worship Chaos: An Interview with Henkka Blacksmith

I Worship Chaos: An Interview with Henkka Blacksmith

This year has been one of change for Finnish death metal outfit Children of Bodom. The band announced the departure of longtime guitarist Roope Latvala in May, leaving the group as a four-piece configuration. Their new album (due October 2nd) will be their first record created as a quartet, but their sound is just as huge thanks in part to...

In Honor Of Jack: An Interview With Jeff Berlin

In Honor Of Jack: An Interview With Jeff Berlin

It may be impossible to measure a musician’s influence on music as a whole, but when Jack Bruce passed away last year, the world felt it. Best known for his work in Cream and subsequent solo work, the legendary bassist was remembered by his fans and colleagues with outpourings of love and respect on every form of media. Bass players...

Seven-String Metal: An Interview with Danny Hauser

Seven-String Metal: An Interview with Danny Hauser

As the bass guitar has evolved, players have become more and more adept at making technically difficult passages sound musical. That goes especially for proponents of extended range basses, and Veil of Maya’s Danny Hauser is one of those players. Hailing from Northern Virginia, Hauser lays down the low (and high) end on a seven-string bass for a broader range...

Rise to Power: An Interview with Don Slater

Rise to Power: An Interview with Don Slater

You know you’re doing something right when metal mainstay Kirk Windstein is singing your praises, and that’s precisely the case for Don Slater of Battlecross. The bassist brings an intense energy to the stage every night with a unique voice on his instrument. Battlecross is now gearing up to release , a 10-song collection that combines their thrash and groove...

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Things You Can’t See: An Interview with Chris Wyse

Things You Can’t See: An Interview with Chris Wyse

Bassist Chris Wyse is having a big year. After a decade-long stint with The Cult, he has left their ranks to lay down the low end for the Ace Frehley Band full-time. If that’s not enough, his trio Owl has just released their third album, entitled . The six-song collection features Wyse’s thick bass tone and solid lines alongside bandmates...

Revolución: An Interview with Marco Mendoza

Revolución: An Interview with Marco Mendoza

Many bassists are lucky to find success with a single band. Marco Mendoza, on the other hand, has found it with several. His resume includes stints with Thin Lizzy, Whitesnake, Ted Nugent, Blue Murder, Bill Ward, and many more. Now he’s joined fellow veteran musicians in The Dead Daisies, a band that hearkens back to the classic roots of rock....

Morning Bound: An Interview with Panagiotis Andreou

Morning Bound: An Interview with Panagiotis Andreou

It’s easy to get wrapped up into a specific genre, but there’s a whole world of music to discover and explore. No one knows that better than bassist Panagiotis Andreou. The Greek-born bassist is a student of all types of music, and that’s not just lip service. He’s been playing bass since he was sixteen and has studied loads of...

Out Front: An Interview with Andrew Gouché

Out Front: An Interview with Andrew Gouché

Judging by the excitement in his voice, you’d think gospel legend Andrew Gouché was just getting his start in the music industry. Sure, he’s worked with The Winans, Prince, Gladys Knight, Chaka Khan, Andraé Crouch, and many more. But after nearly four decades of playing behind the world’s biggest gospel and R&B stars, the bassist is stepping out on his...

Chaos Labyrinth: An Interview with Jeff Hughell

Chaos Labyrinth: An Interview with Jeff Hughell

Of the few bassists who play a 7-string bass, no one makes it sound quite like Jeff Hughell. The veteran death metal musician gets a unique sonic fingerprint through his instruments and his unique techniques. He works the entire fretboard with lots of two-handed tapping and sweeping runs. Hughell’s individual sound and dedication have led him to work with a...

West Coast Get Down: An Interview with Miles Mosley

West Coast Get Down: An Interview with Miles Mosley

Miles Mosley is a man that keeps busy. Since we last talked with the Los Angeles native, he’s done extensive touring and been featured on several albums including Kendrick Lamar’s chart-topping To Pimp A Butterfly. His most recent work can be heard on bandmate Kamasi Washington’s album The Epic, where Mosley supports a wall of sound in an innovative new...

Hammer and Tongs: An Interview with Frankie Poullain

Hammer and Tongs: An Interview with Frankie Poullain

Nearly three years after their last release, over-the-top rock band The Darkness has announced that their fourth album, Last of Our Kind, will be dropping on June 1st. The record sees the band return in epic fashion with ten new songs filled with tales of battle, love, and struggle. Of course, the whole album is tied together by the massive,...

Consider the Source: An Interview with John Ferrara

Consider the Source: An Interview with John Ferrara

As we become more connected, a deeper mixing of culture and ideas is creating some innovative music. One example is Consider the Source, and a style they call “Sci-Fi Middle Eastern Fusion”. Check out our interview with bassist John Ferrara, who talks about that and more