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Opeth's Mikael Åkerfeldt Signs Endorsement Deal With Marshall Amps

Opeth's Mikael Åkerfeldt Signs Endorsement Deal With Marshall Amps

<a href="/artists/opeth" target="_blank"><strong>Opeth</strong></a> mainman <strong>Mikael &Aring;kerfeldt</strong> has signed an endorsement deal with Marshall amplifiers. The company issued the following statement:<br /><br />"We are proud to announce we have signed another new artist to the already impressive roster of big names whose amp of choice is Marshall.
Black Stone Cherry Filming New Video

Black Stone Cherry Filming New Video

<a href="/artists/blackstonecherry" target="_blank"><strong>Black Stone Cherry</strong></a> is filming a new video for "In My Blood" that follows a US soldier as he comes home from overseas deployment. The US Army in Europe posted this photo on their Facebook page today:<br /><br /><img src="https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/397518_10150527867999872_86734389871_8459280_1439627682_n.jpg" border="0" /><br /><br />They wrote, "Check out this photo of PFC <strong>Randy Hirneisen</strong>, a recently re-deployed Soldier with the 170th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, cleaning his weapon as a production crew gathers footage for a <strong>Black Stone Cherry</strong> music video.
Members Of Slipknot And Korn Named Best 21st Century Guitarists By ArtistDirect.com

Members Of Slipknot And Korn Named Best 21st Century Guitarists By ArtistDirect.com

<a href="/artists/korn" target="_blank"><strong>Korn</strong></a> guitarist <strong>James "Munky" Shaffer</strong> and <a href="/artists/slipknot" target="_blank"><strong>Slipknot</strong></a> axemen <strong>Jim Root</strong> and <strong>Mick Thomson</strong> were singled out on ArtistDirect.com's list of "<a href="http://www.artistdirect.com/entertainment-news/article/the-six-string-titans-of-the-twenty-first-century-best-modern-guitarists-list/9833198" target="_blank">Six String Titans of the 21st Century</a>."<br /><br />The site's editors praised <strong>Munky</strong> for his work on <strong>Korn</strong>'s latest album, <em>The Path of Totality</em>, saying, "<strong>Munky</strong> finds a way to make his classically distorted, dystopian riffs work seamlessly alongside a dubstep symphony. It shows true talent, as Korn reinvent themselves and rock music yet again."<br /><br />Regarding <strong>Slipknot</strong>'s guitar team, they had this to say: "<strong>Slipknot </strong>are one of the most inventive metal bands ever.

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