Backstage Pass

Yngwie Malmsteen: Guitar God

The next Guitar Gods Festival takes place in Miami, Florida on February 19th, 2016. The brainchild of April Malmsteen, it’s a wall-to-wall showcase of virtuosity featuring performances by Steve Vai, Iron Maiden drummer Nicko McBrain, Gus G, Rudy Sarzo and of course Yngwie Malmsteen. And the centerpiece of the Guitar Gods Festival is the online competition where budding artists have been duking it out to determine […] Continue Reading

Seymour Duncan at NAMM 2016

Last week we packed up and headed down to Anaheim, California for the 2016 Winter NAMM Show. We had a great time meeting with artists, dealers and media, and letting folks try out brand-new gear like the Catalina Dynamic Chorus and Palladium Gain Stage pedals at our pedal testing stations. Continue Reading

Seymour Duncan NAMM Schedule

It’s that time of year again! If you’re heading to the NAMM Show to see the latest in musical instruments from nearly every manufacturer in the world, drop by and say hi! We’ll be at Booth #5560, and you’ll be able to check out our new Catalina Dynamic Chorus, Jeff Loomis Blackouts and more. Here’s our artist appearance and performance schedule.  Continue Reading

Mark Holcomb Talks New Haunted Shores EP

Periphery guitarists Mark Holcomb and Misha Mansoor are about to unleash a new Haunted Shores EP on the world. The seven-track Viscera lands on November 3 via Bandcamp and it’s full of monster riffs, foreboding atmospheres and lots of great guitar playing. We checked in with Mark for a few words on the new record.  Continue Reading

KISS’S Tommy Thayer And The Seymour Duncan JB Model

    KISS’s Tommy Thayer has one of the coolest jobs in the world: he gets to hop up on stage every night and occupy the persona of the Spaceman, one of KISS’s four classic characters. Although the role was originally inhabited by Ace Frehley, and Thayer is mindful of paying tribute to the classic guitar parts that came before, as time has gone on Tommy […] Continue Reading

Chase Fraser of Decrepit Birth and Continuum

Chase Fraser is a busy man. You would be too if you were holding down guitar spots in not one, but two full-time Technical Death Metal bands. Since 2010, Chase has been holding down the rhythms in Decrepit Birth, and was already the mastermind behind the super group Continuum, featuring members of Son of Aurelius, Flesh Consumed, Arkaik, and Deeds of Flesh. Continuum’s new release “The […] Continue Reading