Here's an ode to a piece of gadgetry rarely covered on GuitarWorld.com, something that has brought a whole new world of sounds to guitarists' fingertips: the guitar synthesizer, aka the guitar synth. First of all, exactly what is a guitar synth? To quote Norm Leet, who wrote an authoratative feature on the topic for Roland's UK website, "a guitar synth is a synth module whose input device is a guitar instead of a keyboard."
On March 10, Judas Priest will release an expanded 3CD version of their classic 1984 album, Defenders of the Faith. This deluxe 30th anniversary edition includes the original 10-track album (fully remastered) and a complete live recording from the ‘Defenders’ tour, which was recorded May 5, 1984, at Long Beach Arena in California.
As we’re sure you’re aware, Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. What better way of getting in the spirit then hearing your favorite hard rock crooners bare their affection? That’s why we’ve gathered five excellent clips of metal artists going acoustic in the name of love. Whether you love or hate V-Day, you’re sure to enjoy these videos!
Everyone eventually sits in with their spouse's Judas Priest cover band—and Dream Theater guitarist John Petrucci is no different! Below, watch Petrucci perform "Beyond the Realms of Death" with Judas Priestess, a band that happens to feature his wife, Rena Sands, on guitar.
Sorry for the late post on this! It's a performance of "Living After Midnight" by Judas Priest and Steel Panther from November 22. The performance took place in Tacoma, Washington, during the bands' joint tour.
Below, check out some fan-filmed footage of Metallica's Kirk Hammett performing Judas Priest's "Grinder" and Metallica's "Seek & Destroy" with Exodus and Mark Osegueda of Death Angel. Note that Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo joins the band for "Seek & Destroy."
Today, the guys in Judas Priest are previewing another new song from their upcoming studio album, Redeemer of Souls. Check out the under-two-minute teaser for "Battle Cry" below! The clip also features an intro and commentary by Judas Priest guitarist Richie Faulkner.