Steffen Kummerer stopped by to talk about his band Obscura, a very different writing approach (at least for Metal bands) and has some great insight on how to approach rhythm guitar lines! Also in this video: A new ENGL amp!
Signal chain: ESP - ENGL Savage 120 E-610/2 MKII - ENGL 412VS Pro - Voodoo VR2/Sennheiser e906 - UA Apollo x8p
Interesting bits and pieces:
0:18 What's new with Obscura?
1:15 How does Obscura stay that tight?
2:29 Role of the fretless bass
4:59 Writing process
6:45 How the Obscura sound developed
8:32 The Importance of Picks and Strings for your attack
11:31 Palm Muting Techniques | Playing
12:40 Relationship with ENGL amps
14:37 New signature guitar
17:01 Dimebag-style bends