Philadelphia’s long-running Rosetta have been making moves as of late. After playing a string of highlight US support and headline shows, including with Dillinger Escape Plan and So Hideous, they just dropped Quintessential Ephemera, and are about to head out on a month-long European tour.

Rosetta’s music is full of dense dynamics and unique effects, so we wanted to get a better idea about how they recreate such a full sound in a live setting. So a few weeks ago, we caught up with Rosetta at their headline show at Saint Vitus Bar in Brooklyn, New York.

For the first installment of the videos we shot, we hear from guitarist and founding member Matt Weed. In addition to serving managerial capacities and writing much of the band’s music, Matt operates a custom build and repair shop, Atomium Amplification, based out of Philadelphia. As you might imagine, that means that his rig is outfitted with cool custom-built pedals, including a passive varitone box, buffers, boosts, choruses, tremolos, and more.

Matt’s also recently been using Electrical Guitar Company’s beautiful aluminum guitars, so we asked him to show his awesome firebird model off, as well as provide some interesting tidbits about his relationship with the company and what it’s like to play a giant piece of metal.

Rosetta’s European tour starts tomorrow. Dates are below:

28.07 BEL – Knokke Heist @ Korenbloem
29.07 NL – Utrecht @ dB’s
30.07 GER – Wuerzburg @ Immerhin
31.07 GER – Bad Kötzting @ VOID FEST
01.08 SK – Trnava @ Art Klub (NEW SHOW)
02.08 HUN – Budapest @ Dürer Kert
03.08 SRB – Belgrade @ KC Grad
04.08 BIH – Sarajevo @ Club Underground
05.08 CRO – Sibenik @ SUPERUHO FEST
06.08 CRO – Cakovec @ Prostor Cezam
07.08 AUT – Vienna @ Chelsea
08.08 CZ – Jaromer @ BRUTAL ASSAULT FEST
09.08 POL – Warsaw @ Klub Hydrozagadka
10.08 GER – Dresden @ Chemiefabrik
11.08 GER – Essen @ Panic Room
12.08 DK – Copenhagen @ Underwerket
13.08 GER – Berlin @ Tiefgrund
14.08 GER – Wiesbaden @ Schlachthof
15.08 FRA – Paris @ Point Éphémère
16.08 BEL – Ieper @ IEPER SUMMER FEST

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Max is managing editor of Gear Gods.