Screamer Magazine April 2013
Featuring: Volbeat. Also Included Crashdiet, Hinder, Sully Erna, Soilwork, David Fishof, Bonded By Blood, Red Rose, Hatchet, Faithsedge, Gone For Days, 9 Electric, Lost Society, Turbogeist, Apparitions, Prospect Hill, Intronaut, The Room, Lowkey and Much More.

Articles in the April 2013 Issue

Interviews

  • LOST SOCIETY – Thrash Youngsters From Finland

    Lost Society was signed by Nuclear Blast after their participation in Global Battle of the Bands, where they won their country’s competition and went to the finals in London. Someone videotaped their winning performance in the final round in their native Finland and uploaded it to YouTube. The guys were already recording their debut album Fast Loud Death in Sonic

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  • HINDER - On the Road with Freakshow

    On a breezy sunny Georgia afternoon, a tour bus, tour vans and trailers are parked in front of an old mill building deemed to have been built as early as 1890.  The old Dupre Excelsior Mill turned concert venue has three principal interior stages named for the destinations of the afterlife: Heaven, Purgatory and Hell.  Hinder’s vocalist, Austin Winkler relaxed

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  • An Evening with SULLY ERNA

    Godsmack and Avalon fans wait no more. An evening with Sully Erna is ready to kick off starting March 22nd at the Atlantic City House of Blues.  Erna has spent the last couple of months rehearsing for this amazing show he's putting together for his fans. A blend of Godsmack songs and tunes off the Avalon album will be played

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  • One Word - VOLBEAT

    Ask any painter about light and dark values and they might tell you the color white is the presence of the complete spectrum and black the absence of all visible light.  Black is said to be a protective color, as nothing can penetrate it; it absorbs.  But one must be careful to balance the spectrum for without the light there

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  • SOILWORK - Swedish Melodic Death Metal

    Swedish melodic death metal band Soilwork have recently unleashed their phenomenal new double album The Living Infinite (Nuclear Blast Records) which was produced by Jen Borgen and the first to feature new guitarist David Andersson.  In a recent interview with Soilwork drummer Dirk Verbeuren he spoke about the recording process for The Living Infinite, the band's chemistry, the many ways

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  • Inside the Industry - DAVID FISHOF - So You Want To Be A Rock N' Roll Star?

    So, you wanna be a rock ‘n’ roll star?  Then David Fishof is the man you want to meet.  At 56 years old, the slightly overweight man with the salt-and-pepper beard and cherubic smile looks more like a kindly rabbi than a man who easily rubs shoulders with some of the biggest stars in rock music. Make no mistake, however.  Beneath

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  • BONDED BY BLOOD - It Pounds In Your Head

    Walking through the historic Trocadero Theater in Philadelphia, PA, one could only imagine the stories or footsteps those old walls and stairwells carry if they could talk.  It's an almost eerie environment that smells of the sweat and booze of past performances and the metal legends who have graced the venue throughout the years. Bonded By Blood can now add

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  • Red Rose - It Comes from the Heart

    Rock music in its many varying forms has been played right around the world by an abundance of different bands and artists, but you’re about to be taken by Screamer Magazine to the Middle East for an insight into a new band who are reaching out to the rock music collective.  Through the heat of the Israeli sun we’re about

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  • HATCHET - Dawn Of The End

    Hatchet are an upcoming and coming thrash metal band out of the San Francisco area, who have recently released a stellar new sophomore album titled Dawn Of The End via The End Records.  After weathering quite a few line-up changes and completing three D.I.Y. tours of the US since the release of their debut album Awaiting Evil back in 2008,

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  • FAITHSEDGE – Having Faith; Living on the Edge

    Another warm sunny  California evening and Giancarlo Floridia sits eagerly waiting to spin the story on Faithsedge.  Formed in 2009, the band consists of Giancarlo Floridia /Vocals & Guitar, Alex De Rosso/ Lead Guitar, Tony Morra/Drums and Erik Ragno/Keyboards. Faithsedge began with a contact to bassist Fabrizio Grossi.  Floridia already had several songs recorded and the two decided to meet

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  • GONE FOR DAYS - Your New "Guilty Pleasure"

    One often hears the story of how a band forms; yet most often, it is a story of members who have known each other since they were teenagers, or musicians who knew each other from playing in bands within their local music scene. You don’t often hear of a band that started writing songs together via email, in two different states,

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  • 9 Electric [9E] - Electrifying The World One Remix at a Time

    In order to have a successful Rock band all you needed, once upon a time, was to have some guitar, a singer, a little bass and a drummer that wouldn't quit.  Now although these things are all still relevant, there is a new age dawning on the music world and it is bringing a lot more than just simple melodies

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Reviews

  • 9 ELECTRIC LIVE - March 15th, Count Vamp'd, Las Vegas NV

    It was a Friday night in Las Vegas, NV when Hollywood's very own 9 Electric took over the stage.  Arriving at Las Vegas' Count Vamp'd it was easy to feel unsure of what should be expected.  Joining the madness and genius that is 9 Electric were fellow Hollywood rockers Vattica and Valora, along with Las Vegas locals First Class Trash.

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  • HINDER LIVE - The Masquerade Heaven Stage, March 17th, Atlanta GA

    The Masquerade opened Heaven to a night of intense music on a clear and crisp Sunday night in Atlanta, GA.  Sound checks could be heard by the fans already standing in line giving them the chance to catch a glimpse of the band mates running up and down the rickety wooden stairs of the old mill turned concert venue, with

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  • LOST SOCIETY - Fast Loud Death

    Lost Society is one of the latest addition to Finland's impressive list of music exports. These young guys have chosen a style, thrash, that is not the signature style of many Finnish bands. Fast Loud Death album is the band's debut but it looks and sounds very thought through. If you put Anthrax’s State of Euphoria and Ugly Kid Joe’s Menace to

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  • TURBOGEIST - Ancient Secrets

    Punk Rock has a new sound and it’s called Turbogeist.  These four London ‘grunge punks’  have just completed a month long sprint around the UK in support of their latest five track EP, Ancient Secrets, on Spinefarm Records.   February 6, 2013, began their tour in Manchester, with the band venturing up to Glasgow and Edinburgh, returning to hit several more

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  • APPARITIONS - Kiss Me Sleeping

    The audio whirlwind that is Apparitions used to be known as This Twilight City and they played in their own words “underground pop rock.”  Rising like the proverbial phoenix from the ashes of that previous existence, the sound that can be discovered on the debut studio album by Apparitions is somewhat of a colliding selection of influences.  If you like

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  • PROSPECT HILL - Impact

    Prospect Hill released their album Impact in August 2012.  But the powerful, commanding first single, Come Alive, just hit radio stations in February 2013.  Impact was constructed with the help of platinum record producer Anthony J. Resta (Collective Soul, Blondie) and it is Prospect Hill's first album to garner much national attention. Prospect Hill is fronted by dreadlock haired Adam Fithian

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  • INTRONAUT - Habitual Levitations (Instilling Words With Tones)

    Hard working and earning their stripes, Intronaut deliver a solid album in the shape of Habitual Levitations (Instilling Words With Tones).  After touring with the likes of Mastodon, Animals As Leaders and Red Fang, you get a sense of what sort of sound to expect. This intense and highly motivated quartet, kick off Habitual Levitations (Instilling Words With Tones) with

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  • The Room - Open Fire

    UK melodic rock  band The Room are utilizing their music to support a worthy cause. The band released their single Screaming Through The Noise on March 3 with all proceeds donated to the Childhood Eye Cancer Trust (CHECT). Vocalist Martin Wilson is deeply connected to this  charity, as his son Joshua battled with retinoblastoma, eventually losing his sight in 2009.  Retinoblastoma

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  • LOWKEY - Forward

    Lowkey are a 4 piece metal band from Rochester, New York.  Rochester is a small, music friendly city about 300 miles from New York City.   Both the music, and the people of Upstate New York are vastly different than their hip urban New York City counterparts and Lowkey are no exception. They boast a very raw, dirty metal sound

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  • One Night with JANIS JOPLIN

    Do you believe in reincarnation?  I don’t.  Well, I didn’t until Saturday night when I saw what could only be explained as Janis Joplin reincarnated.  The Pasadena Playhouse is currently hosting One Night with Janice Joplin, a two-hour stage production of music, storytelling and visuals that hold your attention throughout the entire performance.  The crowd was not your usual one

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  • VOLBEAT LIVE - House of Blues Mandalay Bay, March 13th, Las Vegas NV

    The lights began to dim and the members of Volbeat were only moments away from taking the stage.  As the mellow blue lights washed over the audience, a Spanish guitar melody slowly picked up over the speakers.  This guitar was a horse running to the stage and it was filling the eager crowd with excitement!  The night had only just

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Press Releases

  • NEVERWONDER To Rock The Viper Room

    SoCal rockers NEVERWONDER make their triumphant return  with a critically-acclaimed new album, Really Let It Out, and a high-profile show on the Main Stage at West Hollywood's renowned Viper Room, Friday, April 12. 8852 W. Sunset Blvd. 10 p.m. $10 with discount tickets (or) Neverwonder flyer; all others $15 at the door. 21 and over. Neverwonder (Alima Soul, lead vocals; Scott

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  • Monster Energy's Welcome To Rockville Expand Band Lineup

    An expanded band lineup and festival experience has been announced for the third annual Monster Energy’s Welcome To Rockville, April 27 and 28, 2013 at Jacksonville’s scenic Metropolitan Park along the beautiful St. Johns River. As part of the enhanced festival weekend, Monster Energy’s Welcome To Rockville will also feature the “Corona Light presents the Downtown Rockville Experience”--a Friday, April

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  • THE RABID WHOLE Announce Short-Circuit Canadian Tour

    They're a little bit electro, a little bit rock n' roll and now, The Rabid Whole are taking their unique sound on the road once again for their 'Short-Circuit Canadian Tour'. Old fans, get ready for an even more refined and amped up version of TRW you know and love. New fans, brace yourselves to be rocked by the power

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  • VITAL REMAINS Announce Eastern Canadian Tour

    Blacktooth Entertainment and Dungeon Works Productions along with the Heavy Metal Music Association of Canada (H.M.M.A.C.) present legendary American death metal band Vital Remains Eastern Canadian Tour. With a new release in the works, Vital Remains returns to Canada with their 24 years of experience, high-class musicianship and a dedication towards their musical style that is hardly rivaled today and continuously slams a spiked fist

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  • Testament To Co-Headline Scion Rock Fest 2013

    TESTAMENT will co-headline this year’s edition of the SCION ROCK FEST on June 1st in Memphis, Tennessee. This annual, all-day FREE event has become a highly-anticipated tradition that brings together both metal legends and newcomers in a different U.S. city each year. TESTAMENT label mates MUNICIPAL WASTE and ARSIS are among the over 30 acts scheduled to perform across ROCK

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  • IMMOLATION Post "Kingdom Of Conspiracy" Lyric Video

    New York death metal IMMOLATION have posted a lyric video for the track “Kingdom of Conspiracy” below. “Kingdom Of Conspiracy” is the title-track of their upcoming ninth full-length album. The follow up to their 2010 release, Majesty and Decay, will be released on May 14th in North America both digitally and physically via Nuclear Blast. Kingdom of Conspiracy was recorded at

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  • Winner Of The Ultimate SLASH “Anastasia” Cover Contest Announced

    After hundreds of fans sent in videos performing SLASH’s new single “Anastasia,” SLASH has selected the winning cover artist. Watch the winning “Anastasia” clip below. The winning performer will receive a guitar from Epiphone/Gibson signed by SLASH. http://youtu.be/XEJSNVoAjBY A live video and interactive guitar tabs were created by RealNetworks/Invu and enabled fans to watch SLASH Featuring Myles Kennedy and The

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  • The Sammus Theory Set Release Date For 3rd Studio Album

    The Sammus Theory are ramping up for the release of their third official studio album, which takes on the mysterious name of "Entitled Anonymous".  The album's street date is slated for April 23rd and will feature the first single, "Numb", due out April 1st. Produced by Evan Rodaniche and artwork by Bryan D. Hughes, "Entitled Anonymous" is loaded with twelve

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  • BANDHAPPY Returns To Vans Warped Tour 2013

    After a sold-out summer on the Vans Warped Tour 2012, BANDHAPPY--the first LIVE, online and in-person music education service that offers fans a chance to take music lessons from their favorite bands/musicians--will return this summer and offer the “Bandhappy Behind The Scenes Workshop.” BANDHAPPY is a new way for fans to get that one-on-one interaction with their favorite bands on

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  • ShipRocked 2014 Sails January 26-30 Onboard Norwegian Pearl

    Following 2012’s record-breaking full ship attendance of nearly 2,500 guests from all 50 U.S. states and 20 additional countries, plans are already underway for the next ShipRocked voyage. Produced by ASK4 Entertainment, the ultimate rock music cruise vacation is set for January 26-30, 2014 out of the Port of Miami. Look for the ShipRocked 2014 band lineup and additional details

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  • Benea Reach Release Third Studio Album, ‘Possession’

    Grammy-nominated Norwegian tech-metallers BENEA REACH will release their third full-length offering of epic progressive metal on March 25th via Spinefarm Records. Titled, ‘Possession’, this latest album was produced by Benea Reach & Thomas Wang, then mixed & mastered by Tue Madsen (The Haunted, Mnemic, Raunchy) at Antfarm Studio. Known for his bipolar vocal ability, BR frontman Ilkka Volume veers memorably from

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  • Bang Tango Documentary Release Final Theatrical Trailer

    After two years of shooting, almost 300 hours of footage, and over 40 interviews, the film 'Attack Of Life: The Bang Tango Movie' is nearing completion. Director Drew Fortier plans on having a rough cut of the film -- which also features interviews with with current Joe LeSte fronted line-up of Bang Tango as well as former members Mark Knight,

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  • OLEANDER Returns With Fourth Album, ‘Something Beautiful,’ April 16

    Even with an 8-year break between projects, OLEANDER never broke up, says bassist Doug Eldridge.   “We said, 'Let's sit back for a while and enjoy life.'"  That they did, and now they’re returning with their fourth album, SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL, due April 16 on RE_IGNITE Records via Kobalt Label Services.  The title track, which is the album’s first single, is now

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  • Eve To Adam's "Straitjacket Supermodel" #40 Active Rock

    EVE TO ADAM is riding high on their new single "STRAITJACKET SUPERMODEL",  with a #40 debut at Active Rock -- and rising! The hot single is available at iTunes on March 26, followed by the band's much-anticipated sophomore release, LOCKED & LOADED on May 21. A national summer tour will be announced shortly.  Eve To Adam frontman Taki Sassaris, a fan of the

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  • SEVENDUST Ninth Studio Album, “Black Out The Sun,” Out Today

    As the fans proudly and bombastically chant at the opening of every show, “SEVENDUST has arrived!”  That mantra has even more meaning as it heralds the release of the band’s new album, BLACK OUT THE SUN, now available everywhere. The Atlanta band (@Sevendust)--Lajon Witherspoon (vocals), Morgan Rose (drums/vocals), Clint Lowery (guitar/vocals), Vince Hornsby (bass/vocals) and John Connolly (guitar/vocals)—released their highly

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  • DEATH ANGEL Set to Enter Studio to Record New Album

    Bay Area thrash metallers DEATH ANGEL will enter AudioHammer Studios next month to begin recording the follow up to their 2010 release, Relentless Retribution. Guitarist Rob Cavestany recently checked in to give the following update: “After nearly 3 years of nonstop touring for Relentless Retribution, we are about to enter the studio to record our seventh album! We are playing

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  • TIMO TOLKKI'S AVALON Release first single "Enshrined in my Memory"

    Frontiers Records is pleased to announce the digital release today of "Enshrined in my Memory", the first single off the TIMO TOLKKI'S AVALON new Metal Opera "The Land of New Hope". The song is available for download and legal streaming through all fine shops such as iTunes, Amazon and Spotify all over the World. It is also possible to enjoy

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  • Newsted Announces US Tour

    As Newsted gears up for a summer album release, the band has just confirmed a string of warm up club shows, including May 1st at The Roxy in Los Angeles.   Following the announcement last week of Mike Mushok from Staind joining the band, Jason says, "Can’t wait to get out there and crush it for the fans around the

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  • GUITAR WORLD Selects Top 5 Finalists For The Ultimate Slash “ANASTASIA” Cover Contest

    SLASH has partnered with Guitar World magazine in search of the ultimate “Anastasia” cover artist. After hundreds of fans sent in videos performing SLASH’s new single “Anastasia,” Guitar World magazine editors have chosen the Top 5 finalists; see the videos below. The winner will be hand-picked by SLASH and announced next Wednesday, March 27. The winning performer will be notified

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  • Thousand Foot Krutch Wraps Winter Leg of “War Of Change” Tour

    THOUSAND FOOT KRUTCH wraps up the winter leg of its “War Of Change” U.S. headline tour with capacity crowds in multiple markets, including Dallas, TX; Flint, MI; Lancaster, PA; Louisville, KY; Chattanooga, TN and more.  Playing its hits and fan favorites, including songs from its independently released, 5-star acclaimed and No. 1 selling Billboard Hard Rock album, The End Is Where We Begin, the tour also featured Korn

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  • Epica’s Sold-Out 10th Anniversary "Retrospect" Performance To Be Streamed Live This Saturday

    Female-fronted Dutch symphonic metal band EPICA will be celebrating their 10th Anniversary with a special SOLD OUT performance this Saturday, March 23rd, entitled “Retrospect,” which is the band’s self-professed “longest & biggest show ever in EPICA history.” New songs, never-performed tracks, special guest appearances, and special effects are all planned for the memorable evening.  Joining EPICA on stage at Klokgebouw

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  • John 5 Signs with Dean Markley USA

    Dean Markley announces the latest addition to their artist roster, John 5.  As one of today’s influential guitarists, Dean Markley USA looks to John 5 to help further expand the company’s market share and help raise John’s visibility in the world of guitar and entertainment. John 5 is playing Dean Markley’s Nickel Steel Signature Series strings. The Nickel Steels are

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  • Zippo Encore Keeps The Flame Going With Continued Music Integration

    Today, Zippo, maker of the windproof pocket lighter, is launching the next phase of the company’s music campaign, Zippo Encore. In an effort to continue to engage fans of the brand and music at every step of their festival experience, Zippo Encore will be expanding through new sponsorships, unique on-site concert activations and other impactful programs to connect with the

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  • HYPOCRISY Post Third "End Of Disclosure" Album Trailer

    Swedish death metal HYPOCRISY, have just uploaded the third album trailer from their upcoming album End Of Disclosure here: http://youtu.be/ULOWKL0s1PM End Of Disclosure album trailers: Part 1 http://youtu.be/ivvzs8KRsug. Part 2 http://youtu.be/H1vU6SGALVs You can now pre-order End Of Disclosure, the new album from Swedish death metal legends HYPOCRISY! Pre-order the album now with or without an exclusive t-shirt design while supplies last from the

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  • Municipal Waste & Arsis Confirmed For Scion Rock Fest 2013

    This year’s edition of the SCION ROCK FEST will be unleashed on June 1st to fans of extreme music in Memphis, Tennessee. This annual, all-day FREE event has become a highly-anticipated tradition that brings together both metal legends and newcomers in a different U.S. city each year. With today’s partial list announcement, two of Nuclear Blast’s Virginia-based bands, MUNICIPAL WASTE

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  • The Poodles To Release New Album "Tour de Force" In May

    THE POODLES are excited to announce the anticipated return with the release of the band's fifth album "Tour de Force" on May 17th in Europe and May 22nd in North America. “Tour de Force” is the eagerly awaited follow-up to their Swedish No. 1 album from 2011, “Performocracy”. Behind the wheel, taking on the duties of producer for a fourth time,

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  • ONE NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN Extended Through April 21

    The Pasadena Playhouse (Sheldon Epps, Artistic Director and Elizabeth Doran, Executive Director) in association with Todd Gershwin and Daniel Chilewich of One Night Productions, LLC, the Estate of Janis Joplin and Jeff Jampol of JAM, Inc. announced that Los Angeles critics are raving about ONE NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN, highlighted by the Los Angeles Times review by David C. Nichols:

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  • CODE OF SILENCE Offer Free Track Download "Tame The Tempest"

    UK-based melodic metallers CODE OF SILENCE are offering a free download of the track ‘Tame The Tempest‘. The song is taken from the band’s debut album ‘Dark Skies Over Babylon’ which has already received glowing reviews. This track is now available as a free download for signing up to the band’s Reverbnation mailing list. The track started out as a piece written by guitarist Ben Randall

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  • Insurrection Launch Indiegogo For Next Release 'Prototype'

    Canadian death metallers INSURRECTION are reaching out to fans for their forthcoming and third full length release 'Prototype' by crowd funding the album via Indiegogo.com. Having unleashed 2010's Fracture and 2009's Prologue along with multiple Quebec/ Ontario tours and sharing the stage with a long list of names such as Lamb of God, Napalm Death, Annihilator, Hatebreed, Voivod, Cryptopsy, Fuck the Facts, Martyr and many more. The band

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  • Paul Gilbert's Great Guitar Escape Announce Daily Schedule

    The daily schedule for Paul Gilbert’s Great Guitar Escape has been announced. Full details are listed below and can be found below The second annual Paul Gilbert’s Great Guitar Escape--featuring acclaimed guitarist Paul Gilbert (Mr. Big, Racer X)--will take place July 8-12 at Full Moon Resort in Big Indian, NY. Guitar players of all ages, levels and styles are invited

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  • Joe Satriani To Release New Album "Unstoppable Momentum" on May 7, 2013

    Joe Satriani confirms the release of his 14th studio album, Unstoppable Momentum, on May 7, 2013 through Epic Records.  The album was recorded at Skywalker Sound in the Bay Area and produced by Satriani and Mike Fraser (AC/DC).   The album features an amazing array of talented players including Vinnie Colauita (Sting, Jeff Beck) on drums, Chris Chaney (Janes Addiction) on

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Product Press Releases

  • Ultrasound Amplifiers Releases DS4 for All Acoustic Instruments

    Ultrasound Amplifiers today reintroduced the Ultrasound DS4 acoustic amplifier.  The compact and lightweight DS4 is designed to amplify fiddles, ukuleles, mandolins, guitars and any other acoustic instrument.  It comes equipped with two custom made 8” coaxial speakers and 50 watts of power.  The DS4 offers 100% transparent tone regardless of what preamp system is being used.  The DS4 is now

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  • Fargen Amplification Introduces the Micro Plex Amp

    Fargen Amplification announced today it has expanded its line of tube guitar amplifiers with the introduction of the Micro Plex.  The Micro Plex specifically targets a market that Fargen customers have been asking for by providing them a high quality, boutique amplifier at a price point under $1000 USD. The Micro Plex is a Class A, hand wired tube amplifier

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  • iZotope Introduces Nectar® Elements

    IZotope, Inc. has announced the release of Nectar Elements, the latest addition to the Nectar family of vocal plug-in effects. Built on the same award-winning DSP as Nectar, Nectar Elements features an easy-to-use interface designed with the singer-songwriter, podcaster, or home recordist in mind. With ten vocal processing effects working behind the scenes, Nectar Elements simplifies vocal production, allowing users

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