Andrew Baena, Carcosa guitarist and master of metal pickup lines on TikTok, is the latest musician to play his favorite riffs on Loudwire’s Gear Factor.
The first riff that inspired Baena to pick up a guitar was âA Place for My Headâ by Linkin Park. “It’s a pretty straightforward riff and it repeats itself pretty much throughout the song, but for some reason I thought this riff was really cool and wanted to learn it.”
The guitarist continues, âRegarding the first guitar riff I ever learned, initially the ‘A Place for My Head’ riff was too hard for me, so the first riff I learned was’ Aerials âfrom System of a Down. I vividly remember going to my friend’s house when I was 12 or 13 before I got my own guitar and I learned it on his guitar.
Baena also continues to play notable roles in Lamb of God, Born of Osiris, and Veil of Maya.
Carcosa will release their first album, Anthology, August 19. As for Baena’s favorite riff from the upcoming album, it comes from an upcoming track called “Hypnos”, which he plays in this special preview.
Andrew Baena from Carcosa, Master of Metal Pickup Lines, plays his favorite riffs
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