Amalgama Posts Video Explaining The Anatomy Of A Guitar Solo
Amalgama has posted a video online showing how the guitar solo was written for the song "Forsaken Soldiers," which is off the band's "Amtheyst" EP. The video can be viewed after the jump. Amalgama also commented on the solo writing process:
"Amalgama lead-guitarist Ray Hill is a tenacious character. When he records or rehearses a new song or lead line he wants to make sure it is absolutely perfect. So when we sat down to record the solos for the latest Amalgama EP Amethyst in North Albany Studios we knew we were in for an interesting time. Ray is always chasing the best possible performance he can get out of himself. Yes, sometimes it can be frustrating watching him run a solo through over and over again looking for that bit of inspiration that will lead to the next section of a truly epic guitar solo, but the final product speaks for itself. Thankfully we had producer John Spomer on hand as taskmaster to keep everything on track for completion.
"You may be wondering why we are all yelling in the video. Well, each of us had a pair of headphones on that were cranked to max volume (protect your hearing, kids!) so our natural reaction was to yell despite the fact that we were in a relatively quiet room. Thankfully, this stupidity was captured on film. So, with that said, enjoy An Anatomy of a Guitar Solo with your favorite lead guitarist, Ray Hill."
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