"Non-Djent" 8 string bands

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  1. Don Vito

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    I'm picking up an 8 string soon, and was wondering if there are any good metal bands that use 8 string guitars, that don't fall under the djent/groove metal umbrella. I'm looking for straight up metal stuff(no instrumental/prog bands;AAL,Scale the Summit, ect...)

    sorry if this is the wrong forum(I figured this MIGHT fall under the ERG section)
     
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    Pretty sure Beyond Creation use 8's. Death metal stuff.
     
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    Deftones - Diamond Eyes
     
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    Harry Doom man of Doom. Contributor

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    This is literally the only non djent/technical record I can think of that uses 8 string guitars :lol:
     
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    BrainArt Deftones Guru.

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    Ihsahn uses an 8 on After.

    Deftones' Diamond Eyes has 8s on it.

    The Tony Danza Tap Dance Extravaganza use 8s on Danza III.
     
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    Archspire uses 8's and 7's.
     
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    EDIT: My bad, this isnt metal. Missed that part, sorry. Its awesome anyway :)

    LITTLE TYBEE!! Hes a member here, plays a 2228 really really good!
    They are all fantastic players/writers.

     
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    Edit: nevermind, dind't read thread
     
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    MikeH Bring the gain

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    Not necessarily djent, but they are technical.

     
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    every song on wormwood by the acacia strain uses 8s
     
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    +1 for Ihsahn, he uses a custom 8 string Ibanez for the rhythm parts throughout "After".
     
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    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    Some later GWAR songs make use of an 8 string





    EDIT: Check out some Divine Heresy songs. Its a combination of 7 and 8 string guitars, I believe.
     
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    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    EDIT: Doublepost. :wallbash:
     
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    Dean doesn't use the eight string at all iirc. He does on some of the newer stuff that they haven't recorded yet though :lol:
     
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    Metal_Webb Needs more strings

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    He also used it for the whole of "Frozen Lakes on Mars" :agreed:

    Why has Meshuggah not been mentioned yet? :lol:

    Other bands and albums who use 8's tune into the 8 string range:
    Mnemic - Sons of the System - Downtuned 7's
    Divine Heresy - Bringer of Plagues
    Fear Factory - Mechanised
    After the Burial
    Scar Symmetry - Some of their stuff off "Dark Matter Dimensions" and "The Unseen Empire" was recorded with 8's IIRC.

    Plenty more out there. Also, most of these guys use either F or F# standard, so that does make life a bit more interesting. If you want to get a bit silly, try using an alternative tuning (an open one for example) Definately makes you think differently about composition.
     
  17. c4tze

    c4tze sergeant shred

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    my bands new record, when stuff is recorded :). absofuckinglutely no djent. just straight into your face mixture of what we like most. with guarantee for jizzy ears.

    and ladies:

    new all shall perish stuff of course!
     
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    Portal - Not really like AAL or Scale the Summit but they are metal


     
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    Check out those guys. I don´t know in which genre they´d be categorized, probably good music! Just take a listen:



     
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    :scratch: what i just listen to, batman?
     

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