DevilDriver Members Re-launch Online Guitar Community
DevilDriver guitarists Jeff Kendrick and Mike Spreitzer are a dual threat, and we're not just talking about the pair's onstage and recorded prowess. The guitarists are asserting themselves in the online space, officially relaunching their website property www.allaxess.com.
The site is shaping up to become a premier online guitar community, a hub for guitar "geeks" and a destination site for fans interested in gaining an all-access (or axess) pass to their favorite riff peddlers.
The site has been gaining steam and growing steadily ever since its official launch, which took place on January 31, 2011. The site quickly but quietly gained 13,000 members in that short span of time and is on pace to grow exponentially through the end of the year and beyond. It's only just beginning for this popular, heavy metal guitar tandem.
While there are lots of guitar-oriented and guitar-driven sites crowding the digital space, www.allaxess.comwas created to fill a specific need in that realm. There are lots of YouTube videos of fans attempting to teach viewers how to play certain songs via webcams; however, upon closer inspection, it's clear that lots of these "lessons" are incorrect. AllAxess aims to feature clear, concise, and most importantly correct, guitar lessons from the actual guitarist who wrote the song, demonstrating how to play the song as it was intended. It's like having your favorite guitarist serve as your own personal guitar instructor! You can't beat that!
The site will also provide viewers and aspiring guitarists with a "Virtual All Access Pass," hence the name, to their favorite guitarist. Years ago, getting your favorite guitarist to answer a question or to provide some insight on how he or she handles riff or to physically demonstrate how to your favorite guitar part would have been next to impossible. But thanks to the advances of modern technology and the development of www.allaxess.com, access (or "axess") to these artists is now much more feasible. "All Axess" was founded with the focused goals of narrowing the gap between modern rock gods and their fans and of providing a resource for guitarists.
One of the features of the site will allow fans to posts comments on the videos, to which the guitarists will be able to respond and to participate in a dialogue. It's like an open-ended, interactive lesson that is a direct line to the guitarist and his amp! During the soft launch, Rob Zombie's John 5, Marc Rizzo and Periphery's Misha have all taken the time to reply to comments left on their videos.
The initial round of interviews on AllAxess.com have been conducted with luminaries like the aforementioned John 5, Jim Root of Slipknot and Stone Sour fame, Marc Rizzo (Soulfly, Cavalera Conspiracy, Ill Nino), Scott Middleton (Cancer Bats), Tommy Victor (Prong) and Canadian up and comers Baptized in Blood.