Ryan Clark, frontman for the Grammy-nominated band Demon Hunter, will join Eyal Levi and special guests Todd Jones (Nails) and John Brown (Monuments) for the upcoming CreativeLive class, “Mastering Metal Songwriting.” Eyal Levi is an acclaimed producer at the world-famous Audiohammer Studios (The Black Dahlia Murder, August Burns Red, Whitechapel).

The classes will take place on June 17 and 18 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. PT. During this two-day course, the team will explore what it takes to create great songs, going from basic structure and riff-writing to writing melodies, leads and vocals, and then fine-tuning the arrangement to make exceptional songs.

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