September 25, 2020
Death, doom, gloom and a whole load of stomping metal riffs! Richard Shaw came into extreme metal band Cradle of Filth and reinvigorated their music, going on to contribute towards some of the best contemporary death metal records around. He's heavily inspired by the likes of Queen, Metallica and even R&B musicians.
You might have thought the Captain was out of place here, but no! Richard is a great guy with lots of interesting stories and even went to the shop's nearby music school. The pair talk about inspirations, PRS guitars and touring.
September 18, 2020
Amen-Ra is the guitarist and founding member of Finnish metal band ‘Lordi’ - winners of the 2006 Eurovision Song Contest! Amen talks about his long career in the music business, shocking tour stories, and the story behind his distinctive mask. Gear up for one of our strangest interviews ever!
September 11, 2020
Mark Holcomb is part of the triple threat of guitarists in one of metal's biggest modern bands: Periphery. Mark is known to bring slamming, sliding, melodic sections to the American five-piece's progressive style. He's also big into his death metal and those blast beats, combined with thunderous riffing work their way into the music as well.
The Captain chats with Mark about his unique playing capabilities, his musical upbringing, the hi-tech gear and who gets what guitar part in the band!
September 4, 2020
Jeff Schroeder has been the guitarist for alternative rock band The Smashing Pumpkins for more than a decade now - becoming a mainstay of their touring line-up since he joined in 2007. Before that, he was an integral member of The Lassie Foundation. They were regarded as a trailblazing act who developed their own unique 'shoegaze' guitar sound.
During the interview, The Captain talks with Jeff about sharing festivals with Dream Theater and The Cure, as well as his guitar inspirations. There's even a hands-on discussion/demonstration about pedals, where the guy's show you just how to nail some of Jeff's favourite tones!