Every metal fan has a different reason why they fell in love with the genre. The cathartic experience of listening to heavy music is certainly appealing, while the insistent drumming and thumping bass work have fascinated more than a few ears. But to many, the intricacies and nuances in the guitar work make it the most interesting part of metal music.
In the latest Metalhead To Head, Suicide Silence guitarist Mark Heylmun sits down with Gus G., who plays guitar for Ozzy Osbourne and Firewind, and is a solo artist himself. Watch Part 1 of the episode above and Part 2 below!
The axe-wielders share a laugh over stories about times their guitar killswitches have accidentally engaged on stage, Heylmun explains Suicide Silence's use of the "bloody chord," and Gus G admits how he overcame his nerves to try out for Ozzy Osbourne's band. On a more serious note, Heylmun delves into the 2012 passing of Suicide Silence frontman Mitch Lucker and how Lucker would have wanted the band to keep on going.