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Top Ten Underrated Guitarists: Overlooked No Longer

Posted in Assignments with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 4, 2010 by zach-attack-shaw

For my Writing For Magazines course, our final assignment was to write a feature article for a magazine of our choice. I decided to write an countdown list about the top ten most underrated guitarists in rock for Guitar World Magazine. I know that many of you may disagree with my list or feel I left some off (I definitely struggle with a few I had to leave off). So after reading my piece, jot down some guitarists you feel don’t receive fair recognition in the comment section. This way we can further shine a light on more unsung guitar gods! But first, take a look at the feature article I wrote (as well as the sidebar about underrated songs). Read the intro first then read the list after the hit.

Eddie Van Halen, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton or Slash: these are a few of the guitarists who always dominate the covers of magazines. Media outlets are constantly praising their influence and talent. Yet whenever the discussion of guitar idols arises, there always seem to be a few names that don’t get fair acknowledgement. While these guitarists are given honorable mentions and modest placements on count-down lists, they still fail to receive rightful admiration despite their remarkable approach to the guitar.

Well not any more. It’s time to countdown ten guitarists or duos, both current and established, which too often get overlooked.
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Live Photos Of Arch Enemy/Exodus and Devildriver/Behemoth

Posted in Concert Reviews, Photos with tags , , , , , , , , , on February 22, 2010 by zach-attack-shaw

I should start off by saying how sorry I am for taking so long to update this site. I ideally aim to add some sort of concert or album review or even just an opinion piece when I get the chance. However, I have just been swamped with lots of work and just life in general. This is truly a shame because I got the chance to see two amazing concerts last month at the Palladium. On January 23, I got to see Arch Enemy destroy the stage with Exodus, Arsis and Mutiny Within. Not only was it a great show, but I also got the honor to interview Michael Amott for before the show (check it out if you already haven’t!). Then the following week, on January 29, I got the chance to see Devildriver perform with Behemoth, Suffocation and Goatswhore. Needless to say, the show was insane!!!

To make up for the fact that I was unable to write a review for both shows, here are pictures I took from both shows. You can see all my pictures from Arch Enemy and Exodus’ show here, and pictures from Devildriver and Behemoth here.
Look after the jump to wet your appetite with some selected pictures from both shows. I hope to post my critique on the Five Finger Death Punch show I attended recently (find out why I use the word critique…things might get ugly).

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My Interview With Michael Amott of Arch Enemy!!

Posted in Cool News with tags , , , on February 2, 2010 by zach-attack-shaw

So for those of you who do not know, I have been having the honor of contributing news to for a couple of months now. While I’ve been mainly working on the site’s News Ticker, though lately a few main articles of mine have been posted, I got to partake in my first interview with a major musician over a week ago. It was my extreme fortune that my first big interview got to be with none other than Arch Enemy guitarist Michael Amott during their show at the Palladium in Worcester, MA. To be honest with you all, I am still shocked that I got the chance to have an interview published on the website, let alone with one of the most talented guitarists of today’s metal scene! Click here to see my interview with Amott for Go check it out!!

I want to take a moment to thank my bosses Dan and Bram for giving me this great opportunity and for giving me the chance to gain experience. Make sure to check back here soon for my review (or at least pictures I took) of Arch Enemy’s show with Exodus, Arsis and Mutiny Within on January 22 at the Palladium. Hopefully I will get a chance to post a review on Devildriver and Behemoth’s co-headlining show on January 29 at the Palladium as well. But at this point I might only post a quick blurb and pictures of each show.