You can win Synyster Gates‘ personal custom built Chopper from the F*ck Cancer Foundation. The bike is well maintained and mechanically sound with a V-Twin 113ci F.I. Ultima Engine, six speed transmission, S&S Super carburetor. It hosts a silver & black custom snakeskin paint-job and stingray seat with chrome throughout. Buyer must pay within 7 days of end of auction. The bike is available for local pickup in Huntington Beach, CA or shipping arrangements can be made. Buyer is responsible for all shipping costs, tax and title.
The Chop Shop‘s 11th Annual Ozzy and Friends Halloween Special features two hours of ‘creepy’ favorites and Ozzy clips in Chop Shop style. Synyster Gates is among the many featured guests.
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Guitar Planet has put together a list of genre-spanning guitarists they believe are The Modern Masters Of The Guitar Riff, Synyster Gates included.
Synyster Gates (Avenged Sevenfold)
The reason it is so tricky to single out the modern masters of the riff is that, in the current landscape, certain acts burn white hot for a moment and then fade. Indie fans will certainly remember Franz Ferdinand’s riffs from the early-2000s, for a time they dominated Europe’s dance floors, but not so today. Equally, Metal has endured a decade of false starts with bands threatening to become the next big thing, but receding before they reached the heights Franz managed in indie.
14 years on from the turn of the millennium it is tempting to label either Daron Malakian (System Of A Down) or Mick Thompson (Slipknot) metal’s leading riff machine. However, while these guitarists are monumental, they feel like part of the furniture, rather than of the moment. The leading lights of a generation just passed. Synyster Gates and Avenged Sevenfold, on the other hand, still feel like the oncoming storm: the one band capable of escaping the metal milieu and staking their claim towards immortality.
It helps of course that their material keeps getting better and better. Having started with riffs whose theatricality made them distinctive, today Gates seems content to bowl over his audience with earth shaking heaviness. 2013’s “Hail To The King” riff is simplicity itself, but the way its rudimentary brutality contrasts with light fingered delicacy of the second guitar part is simply divine.
Gates’ Top 3 Riffs: Hail To The King, Nightmare and Eternal Rest
Meltdown from 101 WRIF talked with Synyster Gates about Mayhem Festival, Body Count, what he thinks about Zakk Wylde calling him the torchbearer for the new generation of guitarists, his top 5 favorite guitarists, blending eclectic elements into Avenged Sevenfold’s music, why he brings his Pro-Tools rig on tour with him, what the rig consists of, giving fans their money’s worth during live shows and more.
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Jose Mangin interviewed Synyster Gates backstage at Rock On The Range 2014 for Revolver Magazine. Gates talked about Rock On The Range, what bands he wanted to check out at the festival, do’s and don’ts of performing at the festival, Hail To The King’s success, what his extracurricular actives are and more.
Synyster Gates called into 99.9 KISW to speak with Jolene ahead of Mayhem Festival’s stop in Auburn, WA. He spoke about Waking The Fallen: Resurrected, playing Mayhem on his birthday, playing European festivals, the World Cup and more. You can find the photo round-up from Auburn, WA here.