Carcosa’s Andrew Baena, Master of Metal Pickup Lines, Plays His Favorite Riffs
Andrew Baena, Carcosa guitarist and master of metal pick-up 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 “A Place for My Head” by Linkin Park. “It’s a pretty simple riff and it pretty much repeats throughout the whole song, but for whatever reason I thought that riff was really cool and I wanted to learn it.”
The guitarist continues, “As for the first guitar riff I ever learned, initially that “A Place for My Head” riff was too hard for me, so the first riff I ever learned was ‘Aerials’ by System of a Down. I vividly remember going over to my friend’s house when I was 12 or 13 before I had my own guitar and I learned it on his guitar.”
Carcosa will release their debut album, Anthology, on Aug. 19. As for Baena’s favorite riff from the upcoming record, it comes from a yet-to-be-released track called “Hypnos,” which he plays in this special sneak peek.