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Richard Shaw (Cradle of Filth) - The Captain Meets
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.
Amen-Ra (Lordi) - The Captain Meets
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!
Mark Holcomb (Periphery) - The Captain Meets
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!
Jeff Schroeder - The Captain Meets
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!
Mick Thompson (Slipknot) - The Captain Meets
Mick Thompson is one half of Slipknot's legendary crushing metal guitar section and has been with the band since the very early days of the nine-piece's existence. He's known as an extremely tight player, with an absolutely rapid picking hand and panchant for a filthy riff. The Captain met Mick while on tour with Slipknot backstage at the o2 Arena in London. They sat down to talk record collections, inspirations and thoughts behind his signature Jackson Pro series along with a new amplifier from Omega Amp-Works.
Mike Dawes - The Captain Meets
Mike Dawes is one of the greatest acoustic guitarists alive today. Known for his intricate solo acoustic arrangements covering percussion, rhythm, and melody all by himself, Mike Dawes’ skill and creativity have helped push the boundaries of what’s possible with an acoustic guitar. In our 'The Captain Meets...' series on Youtube, our very own Lee Anderton spends some quality time with some of the hottest and most influential artists in the business. Topics of discussion range from favourite guitar pedals to most severe injuries on tour - nothing is off-limits. We hope you enjoy the episode - don’t forget to subscribe, share with your friends and follow us on social media for the latest news. ‘Til next time!
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So glad to finally be able to takes the Captain meets... to the car, my walk to work, etc. Hopefully we can get them all uploaded soon. Paul Gilbert one is a must!
Have watched their YouTube vids for years - so good to be able to listen to awesome guitarist interviews on the go!