I started playing guitar at 14 and quickly became more interested in creating music rather than learning other people’s music. I jumped around learning how to play with other people in bands. Nothing I’d call a real band until I formed the metallic hardcore band Fate Thirteen. With that band I learned how to be a real band and did numerous tours around the country. After that I joined the hardcore band The Wrath and continued touring before quitting and forming my current band Worship. With Worship I decided to be more free with my writing and mix elements of post metal, doom, sludge, hardcore and have now even experimented with blackgaze and electronic music.
My cousin Ryan was always playing guitar and I thought it was the coolest thing. At the same time I was riding BMX and really got into punk, hardcore and metal. He also introduced me to the Sub Pop/grunge scene. All the music I was discovering at the time wasn’t like shredding or guitar hero type stuff and when I started learning he taught me some songs and I thought this stuff isn’t that hard. I can do this.
Actually take the time and learn theory.
Playing live and meeting people from all walks of life. I also just enjoy creating and recording.
Black Arts Toneworks Black Forest, Strymon Big Sky and Strymon Timeline.
Play in a different tuning. It makes me think differently and if it’s a tuning I don’t play in much I find myself just exploring the instrument freely and not over thinking.
Converge, Cave In, Isis and Neurosis have been my favorites for well over 10 years.
Not a certain riff, but various songs of ours.
My EGC guitars. I’ve never fell in love faster with any other guitars. Kevin is a genius.
Probably a Fender Twin Reverb. I am going to be purchasing more gear before we record our next full length.
I use a 2 amp rig. I'’'d say my main amp is my Matamp GT120MV and the other is an Orange Rockerverb MKIII 100. I run a number of dirt pedals through the Matamp combined with the gain channel of the Orange. My main distortion sound comes from the Black Arts Toneworks Black Forest. Other dirt I use is a Black Arts Toneworks Pharaoh fuzz, Earthquaker Devices Life Pedal, EQD Acapulco Gold and EQD Plumbs. I also use a Strymon Big Sky, Volante and Mobius pedals as well as a Stone Deaf FX Noise Reaper. All is controlled by a Gigrig G3. I use Rattlesnake speaker and instrument cables because of the durability and quality.
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