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The Riffhard Podcast, hosted by John Browne and Eyal Levi goes in-depth with the best guitarists in metal. These are the conversations you always wished you could hear with your guitar heroes.

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The Riffhard Podcast, hosted by John Browne and Eyal Levi goes in-depth with the best guitarists in metal. These are the conversations you always wished you could hear with your guitar heroes.

    Andy Gillion (Mors Principium Est.)

    Andy Gillion (Mors Principium Est.)

    Andy Gillion is a multi-instrumentalist, video game composer, and songwriter who was previously in Mors Principium Est. and is now a solo artist.
    On this episode:

    Creating a theme song from a brief

    You don’t need to use theory as a guide

    Technology has a time and place

    How Andy uses writing as practice

    And more!

    Follow Andy Gillion on Twitter and Instagram.
    Want to level up your guitar game? Check out Riffhard.
    When you sign up, you'll get access to:

    Over 100 video tutorials with tabs

    A chance to enter our monthly King Of The Riff contest

    Livestream Q&As and other events

    Our private community

    Be sure to follow Riffhard on Instagram and Facebook.
    Follow Eyal Levi on Instagram.
    Follow John Browne on Instagram.
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    • 1 hr 16 min
    Herman Li (DragonForce)

    Herman Li (DragonForce)

    Herman Li is a guitarist for DragonForce and a successful Twitch streamer. 
    On this episode:

    Do endorsements even matter?

    Live-streaming is hard! 

    Having fun while remaining professional 

    Why Herman continues to practice guitar

    And more!

    Follow Herman Li on Twitch, Twitter, and Instagram.
    Want to level up your guitar game? Check out Riffhard.
    When you sign up, you'll get access to:

    Over 100 video tutorials with tabs

    A chance to enter our monthly King Of The Riff contest

    Livestream Q&As and other events

    Our private community

    Be sure to follow Riffhard on Instagram and Facebook.
    Follow Eyal Levi on Instagram.
    Follow John Browne on Instagram.
    Like this show? Please leave us a 5-star review - even one sentence helps!
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    • 1 hr 24 min
    Sammy Boller (Scott Stapp, Citizen Zero)

    Sammy Boller (Scott Stapp, Citizen Zero)

    Sammy Boller is a guitarist and songwriter. He’s a brand ambassador for Friedman, Scott Stapp's guitarist, and previously played guitar in Citizen Zero.
    On this episode:

    Growing up in a musical family

    The difference between writing and practicing

    Playing with friends can hold you back

    And more!

    Check out Sammy Boller on Instagram and YouTube.
    Want to level up your guitar game? Check out Riffhard.
    When you sign up, you'll get access to:

    Over 100 video tutorials with tabs

    A chance to enter our monthly King Of The Riff contest

    Livestream Q&As and other events

    Our private community

    Be sure to follow Riffhard on Instagram and Facebook.
    Follow Eyal Levi on Instagram.
    Follow John Browne on Instagram.
    Like this show? Please leave us a 5-star review - even one sentence helps!
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    • 2 hr 2 min
    Sammy Duet (Goatwhore)

    Sammy Duet (Goatwhore)

    Sammy Duet is the guitarist and a founding member of Goatwhore. He also played in Acid Bath and Crowbar. 
    On this episode:

    How Sammy got into extreme music

    How crucial picking hand stamina is

    What it’s like having Kurt Ballou mix his record

    Selling out his signature guitar in 2 minutes

    And more!

    Follow Sammy Duet on Instagram.
    Want to level up your guitar game? Check out Riffhard.
    When you sign up, you'll get access to:

    Over 100 video tutorials with tabs

    A chance to enter our monthly King Of The Riff contest

    Livestream Q&As and other events

    Our private community

    Be sure to follow Riffhard on Instagram and Facebook.
    Follow Eyal Levi on Instagram.
    Follow John Browne on Instagram.
    Like this show? Please leave us a 5-star review - even one sentence helps!
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    • 1 hr 46 min
    Miles Dimitri Baker (Interloper)

    Miles Dimitri Baker (Interloper)

    Miles Dimitri Baker is a guitarist, songwriter, and vocalist. He currently plays in Interloper and previously played with Rings of Saturn and AEnimus. 
    On this episode:

    Making mistakes while on tour

    Why ProTools is scary

    Learning intervals helps other aspects of playing

    How theory and harmony affect guitar playing

    And more!

    Follow Miles Dimitri Baker on Instagram.
    Want to level up your guitar game? Check out Riffhard.
    When you sign up, you'll get access to:

    Over 100 video tutorials with tabs

    A chance to enter our monthly King Of The Riff contest

    Livestream Q&As and other events

    Our private community

    Be sure to follow Riffhard on Instagram and Facebook.
    Follow Eyal Levi on Instagram.
    Follow John Browne on Instagram.
    Like this show? Please leave us a 5-star review - even one sentence helps!
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    • 1 hr 49 min
    Josh Rand (Stone Sour, The L.I.F.E. Project)

    Josh Rand (Stone Sour, The L.I.F.E. Project)

    Josh Rand is a songwriter, producer, and guitarist for Stone Sour. He also has a new band with Casandra Carson called The L.I.F.E. Project.
    On this episode:

    What he can and can’t record in his studio

    Being a multi-instrumentalist

    Why your pick choice and guitar setup are important

    And more!

    Follow Josh Rand on Instagram and Facebook.
    Listen to Stone Sour on Spotify. 
    Listen to The L.I.F.E. Project on Spotify.
    Want to level up your guitar game? Check out Riffhard.
    When you sign up, you'll get access to:

    Over 100 video tutorials with tabs

    A chance to enter our monthly King Of The Riff contest

    Livestream Q&As and other events

    Our private community

    Be sure to follow Riffhard on Instagram and Facebook.
    Follow Eyal Levi on Instagram.
    Follow John Browne on Instagram.
    Like this show? Please leave us a 5-star review - even one sentence helps!
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 1 hr 14 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
118 Ratings

118 Ratings

timcollins87 ,

James Malone

Hey eyal and John I have to see been a big fan since URM podcast…I was taking a few lessons from James Malone upon learning he lived close to me…I’m curious eyal did you do guitars for arsis live? I always forget to ask but never knew who this one guy was with them live and thought it was you…also James riffs hard when you gettin him on???

Credin36 ,

More than just playing

Every Monday we get an amazing podcast with great insight to where the player is coming from. The last one I listened to with Ryan “Fluff” Bruce was really eye opening for me. Just being able to see where someone is at given their age and how it does not really matter as long as you are putting your all into it.

Much appreciated, I love the podcast!

CRT1991 ,

Great interviews every week

The guys do a great job chatting with the guest and it’s always worth the listen. 👍

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