Ahhh Godeater, one of Scotland’s best-kept secrets. The technical death metal 4-piece have been going hard in the Scottish metal scene since 2016, releasing their first EP Outerstellar and opening for UK Tech Fest on only their third show. And now, the dudes have just released this dual guitar playthrough of their newest single “Exsanguinated”, and man does it rip! This one’s for all you tech-heads out there, only right here, on Gear Gods!
Now as huge fans of tech death here, we’re always stoked when a band blends elements of symphonic and neoclassical styles of music into their heaviest riffage, and that’s one of many things that Godeater are great at. The tune is heavy and technical as hell, but it’s also well-written, as you can tell a lot of thought went into each section of the track. Needless to say, the result is a true banger from start to finish.
About the single, guitarist Ross Beagan had this to say:
“Exsanguinated was one of the first songs I wrote for Godeater, following the completion of our debut EP Outerstellar. I wanted to keep the track as concise as possible and really build on some of the signature elements of our sound – I love quick changes, linear structures, and big harmonized riffs. I normally spend a lot of time writing and refining ideas, but Exsanguinated came together really quickly and it’s one of the songs I’m most proud of!”
In terms of gear, here’s what the guys are using these days:
- Ross Beagan – Ibanez Prestige RGA121, EMG81/85, D’addario NYXL (13-56), Schaller Locking Tuners
- Andy MacDonald – Mayones Duvell Elite 6, Bare Knuckle Ragnaroks, Ernie Ball Paradigm Not Even Slinky (12-56)
- Drop B (Low to high – B, F#, B, E, G#, C#).
“We both use fairly heavy strings for the tuning to keep everything tight, either 12-56 or 13-56. We also swap out the plain 4th string for a wound string to help keep any intonation issues in check.”
“We have been using heads/cabs live and used a Kemper for all our recording, but we have just put together a new live rig using a Kemper and an Axe-Fx paired with a Mesa 2:90 power amp and Orange cabs. All our patch changes are automated as well, which allows us to fully focus on playing the songs rather than multi-tasking!”
You can follow Godeater on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, as well as buy/stream “Exsanguinated” on Bandcamp and Spotify. They’ve also got some sick merch available on their BigCartel page, so if you’re feeling especially naked or just want to support the lads, you can do that here.