After contributing the song "World War III" to Shrapnel Records' U.S. Metal, Vol. 2 compilation, Exciter promptly signed with Shrapnel and recorded their full-length debut, Heavy Metal Maniac, in 1983. Though their debt to Judas Priest was clear for all to see (starting with their name, of course), the album packed a hard-edged ferocity and love for speed that pushed it well beyond the bounds of "classic" heavy metal and into the realms of the then-nascent speed metal movement..
Recorded live in New York, this explosive set of jazz, funk, and rock material was without question ahead of its time. Michael and Randy's use of electronically altered saxophone and trumpet sounds is amazing.
Nigel Planer narrates a documentary which traces the origins and development of British heavy metal from its humble beginnings in the industrialised Midlands to its proud international triumph. In the late 60s a number of British bands were forging a new kind of sound. Known as hard rock, it was loud, tough, energetic and sometimes dark in outlook.
In this video, he demonstrates how to achieve a great guitar tone combining different microphones, pre amps, and recording techniques. You'll learn how to mic a guitar amp, create different sound combinations of heavy metal heads, and how to find the perfect guitar tone with gain, EQ and recording levels. Joey also teaches us how to reamp what you've tracked for a better sound, how to edit heavy metal, and more techniques to achieve the perfect heavy metal sound!
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