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The Riffhard Podcast

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The Riffhard Podcast brings you in-depth conversations with the best metal guitarists in the world, focused on mastering the single most important part of modern metal: rhythm guitar!

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The Riffhard Podcast brings you in-depth conversations with the best metal guitarists in the world, focused on mastering the single most important part of modern metal: rhythm guitar!

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The Riffhard Podcast

Latest release on Jan 25, 2021

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Rank #1: Trey Xavier

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Trey Xavier is a guitarist and the Editor-in-Chief of Gear Gods.

2:10 - Gear will not make you better

19:10 - Outcome based playing vs just for enjoyment

32:08 - Interacting with comments on the internet

42:04 - The base skill set level for musicians

1:01:28 - What to look out for when buying new gear

1:11:00 - The future of recording

1:36:26 - Outsourcing

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Jan 25 2021

1hr 59mins

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Rank #2: Chris Wiseman

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Chris Wiseman is the guitarist for Currents and Shadow of Intent.

3:46 - How Chris is using his entrepreneurial mind during quarantine

19:38 - The loss of touring and using the internet to get big

54:28 - Does Chris practice guitar?

1:09:09 - Most people are well-intentioned and nice

1:16:13 - Having a routine and focus

1:28:30 - Writing for two bands without them sounding the same

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Jan 18 2021

1hr 42mins

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Rank #3: Mike Stringer

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Mike Stringer is the guitarist for Spiritbox.

1:44 - Stupid riffs

22:00 - The importance of image

36:15 - Spending time on music vs. everything else

54:56 - Creating the ethereal elements in Spiritbox

1:13:30 - The role of a producer

1:26:32 - Wearing many hats as a professional musician

1:42:37 - Are people too obsessed with genre?

1:51:10 - How Mike approaches dynamic writing

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Jan 11 2021

2hr 7mins

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Rank #4: The Ghost Inside

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Zach Johnson and Chris Davis are the guitarists for The Ghost Inside.

1:37 - Practicing while standing

14:33 - Recalling the correct breakdown

27:22 - Not touring due to injury vs. not touring due to COVID

35:11 - How Zack and Chris create riffs

58:42 - Work ethic is key

1:32:34 - Working with someone who is different and how to get out of the way

1:43:04 - Everyone having a say can be dangerous

1:52:30 - What is a producer’s role?

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Jan 04 2021

2hr 6mins

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Rank #5: Jen Majura

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Jen Majura is the guitarist for Evanescence.

2:16 - Live streams are tiring

12:24 - Artists and craftsmen are both necessary

25:14 - Replacing a band member is hard

39:28 - Adapting in 2020

54:08 - Jen’s guitar habits during quarantine

1:28:45 - Designing tones

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Dec 14 2020

1hr 42mins

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Rank #6: Jake Bowen

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Jake Bowen is a guitarist in Periphery.

3:02 - Eating high-calorie meals

9:21 - Jake’s problem with airports and authority figures

29:16 - Humans are still animals even though society has modernized

43:51 - How the band is handling staying home

57:18 - Anxiety and being a people pleaser

1:05:03 - Playing guitar live

1:21:00 - A day in the life of Jake

1:32:13 - Battling depression

1:44:02 - Being influenced by his uncle, John Petrucci

1:55:36 - Jake’s riff style

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Dec 07 2020

2hr 13mins

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Rank #7: Jinjer

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Eugene and Roman are the bassist and guitarist, respectively, in Jinjer.

1:59 - Working with Max Morton and writing songs

12:07 - Throwing ideas and riffs away

25:44 - The band’s communication

37:16 - Eugene’s bass lines

50:21 - Writing during lockdown and writing rigs

1:02:51 - Being able to travel with your own console

1:12:06 - Staying grounded

1:34:36 - Writing a song in 5 hours

Roman Ibramkhalilov (@kazyolli) • Instagram photos and videos

Eugene Abdukhanov (@jinjerbass) • Instagram photos and videos

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Nov 30 2020

1hr 52mins

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Rank #8: Ruud Jolie

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Ruud Jolie is the lead guitarist of Within Temptation.

12:22 - How European culture treats metal music

23:19 - You can make music work without a band

37:15 - Ruud’s job as a guitarist in Within Temptation

56:48 - Guide for refining riffs

1:21:20 - Defining personal style

1:43:36 - Longevity is a rare thing

1:52:07 - Rehearsing before tour

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Nov 23 2020

2hr 11mins

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Rank #9: Nick Sampson

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Nick Sampson is a producer, engineer, and guitar player for I Am Abomination.

3:14 - Handling COVID

11:11 - Gaining trust and respect

17:03 - How guitar players can prepare

36:47 - Scheduling and time management

57:51 - Making your guitar as playable as possible

1:17:50 - Building and patenting a guitar

1:38:57 - Buying weed used to be difficult

1:57:39 - There’s no liposuction for guitar

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Nov 16 2020

2hr 5mins

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Rank #10: Angel Vivaldi

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Angel Vivaldi is a virtuoso guitarist as well as a songwriter and producer.

5:07 - Angel doesn’t miss being on the road

18:07 - Eddie Van Halen

28:10 - Finding what works best for your health

45:46 - Does Angel’s discipline with health and fitness transfer to guitar playing?

59:48 - Getting away from drugs and abuse

1:11:51 - How Angel recorded his first demo

1:33:00 - Working with Will Putney

1:53:40 - Angel’s writing process

1:58:42 - Angel’s practice regimen

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Nov 09 2020

2hr 10mins

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