Interview with Danny M and Joey of Dead Skin Mask

Written by Javier Escandoza

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For back up I have a Marshall DSL 50.

Joey I play through an Ibanez half stack and on a B.C. Rich Kerry King Signature guitar.

Javier Dead Skin Mask seems like it has been together for years. Did all of you grow up together in high school bands?

DannyM No we didn’t. I have known Mykill for less than a year. I answered and ad in a local magazine that said "SLAYER SLAYER SLAYER !!! Can you play their music? Prove it. No age, race or gender restrictions. If you haverepparttar skill, you haverepparttar 137469 job". I contacted him, sent him some home made Slayer recordings that I had made and set up a time to go and meet and jam with him. That laidrepparttar 137470 foundation for Dead Skin Mask.

Joey answered an ad on a flyer that I hung at a music store when we were looking for a guitarist. Mykill already knew Romeo. I think they were in a previous band together.

Javier How long have you been with dsm?

Joey For about 5 months.

Javier You really do a good job, it seems your heart is in it. Keep playing and keep bringing fans an excellent tribute. There are too many bad bands giving tributes a bad rap. Slayer tributes are popping up fast, hopefully they(allrepparttar 137471 poor tributes) won't sway people from going to see you guys. Thanks for your time!

Joey Thanks for showing up atrepparttar 137472 show and thanks for takingrepparttar 137473 time to chat.

DannyM No, Thank you Javier. I really enjoyedrepparttar 137474 questions. I love talking about amps, guitars, tone, and Slayer music.

Best Regards, DannyM

Check out Dead Skin Mask. They ARErepparttar 137475 Ultimate Slayer tribute band, with out a doubt!

Atrepparttar 137476 time of this post, Dead Skin Mask is:

Romeo - vocals DannyM - guitar Joey - guitar Mykill - drums Dan? - bass

Javier Escandoza

I write for The Metal List and The Ultimate Guitar Forum. Occasionally, Infinity Mag. From time to time I'll submit a piece to other sites.

We Came! We Saw! We Smiled! Las Vegas Philharmonic

Written by Robert LaGrone

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Samuel Barber, one of America ’s most popular twentieth-century composers, has been called “Neo-Romantic” because his works use structures from that earlier period, and also because his writing is often inspired by literature. Such is his “Music for a Scene from Shelley,” written in Italy, where Percy Bysshe Shelley had written his epic poem Prometheus Unbound in 1820.

The poem is Shelley’s adaptation ofrepparttar incredible Greek legend of Prometheusrepparttar 137391 Titan, who is chained to a desolate mountaintop by Zeus as punishment for stealing fire fromrepparttar 137392 gods and giving it to mankind. Did you know that liver tissue can regenerate? Inrepparttar 137393 myth, an eagle comes every day to eatrepparttar 137394 Titan’s liver. Eventuallyrepparttar 137395 prisoner is rescued byrepparttar 137396 mighty mortal Hercules, andrepparttar 137397 goddess Athena brokers a clever peace agreement between Zeus and Prometheus. Barber’s brief piece capturesrepparttar 137398 larger-than-life scene beautifully.

“WE ARE ROMANS, LET US PASS!” Tonight’s marquee piece wasrepparttar 137399 incredible Feste Romane, or “Roman Festivals,” written by Ottorino Respighi in 1928. This extravagant tone poem isrepparttar 137400 final act inrepparttar 137401 composer’s trilogy aboutrepparttar 137402 Eternal City (along with The Fountains of Rome and The Pines of Rome). Feste so vividly depicts ancient Roman scenes that one conductor declared it “almost intolerably realistic”.

Ancient Rome was not a gentle place. The first movement, “Circuses,” opens with competing trumpet fanfares and sets a chaotic scene of rowdy crowds, wild animals, and growing excitement. Layered above this mess are melancholy strains representingrepparttar 137403 martyrs who will soon be torn limb from limb forrepparttar 137404 Romans’ entertainment. The mayhem stops abruptly withrepparttar 137405 beginning ofrepparttar 137406 second movement. “The Jubilee” depicts pilgrims onrepparttar 137407 road to Rome with a soft andante passage byrepparttar 137408 strings. Graduallyrepparttar 137409 tempo quickens andrepparttar 137410 volume increases asrepparttar 137411 city draws near, and a sudden horn fanfare and church bells announcerepparttar 137412 travelers’ arrival.

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