Screamer Magazine August 2013
Featuring: Philip Anselmo. Also Included King Kobra, The Winery Dogs, X, Orchid, Ragdoll, Cusses, Todd Weaver Memorial Ride & Concert, Luva Gunk, Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators, King Kobra, Venrez, Jane's Addiction, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Letlive, Blue October, Kryptos, Rebellious Spirit, Trash the Dress, Spock's Beard, As They Burn, 3 Pill Morning, Great White Featuring Jack Russell and Much More.

Articles in the August 2013 Issue

Interviews

  • KING KOBRA - Going to the Extremes

    New York sunshine for the fourth of July weekend gives Carmine Appice a head start for relaxation as he takes a well deserved break from his latest tour of Drum Wars.  “I’m just taking it easy and doing some interviews for King Kobra and the new album King Kobra II, that’s really about all I’m going to do this week”,

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  • THE WINERY DOGS - Marking Their Territory

    Three of rock’s top musicians have joined together to form a supergroup called The Winery Dogs. Each of the three members has had long and successful careers in music, and while in some cases the term "supergroup" is a stretch, in this case it's quite well justified. Mike Portnoy is co-founder of the group Dream Theatre, and is also known for

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  • Philip Anselmo - Technician of Distortion

    True metalheads most likely need no introduction to the name Philip Anselmo. He was, of course, the voice of one of heavy metal’s most legendary bands, the “Cowboys from Hell”, Pantera. However, as there are surely some metal newbies out there, a brief rock history lesson may be necessary. The backbone of Pantera was founded in 1981 by brothers Vincent (drums) and

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  • X - Still Relevant After 35 Years

    In the late 70s, a genre of music simultaneously growing on the West and East Coasts revolutionized rock music. This raw, intense sound became known as punk.  It was supposed to be musical anarchy, and enforcing the kaos were such bands as The Ramones, The Clash, The Misfits, The Damned, The Pogues, Bad Brains and X.  Punk bands typically created fast, hard-edged short

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  • Orchid - Into that Lunatic Fringe

    Orchid are a band who are made up of four individuals who not only play rock n’roll the way that is natural to them and provides great gratification for each of them, but it was always intended to be fun with maybe family and friends getting to hear what they came up with.  When you hear these guys play, the

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  • RAGDOLL - Big Sound From Down Under

    Leon Todd takes a break in Dallas, Texas on his birthday to give the latest update on Ragdoll.  “We’re all kind of mellow this morning.  We were eating breakfast and listening to Allen Parson’s project and talking about the past week’s tour.  We have a day off and it’s nice to be in a big city and I think Cam,

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  • CUSSES - Taking DIY To A Whole New Level

    Angel and Cusses are two words not commonly read in the same sentence.  Angel Bond, lead singer for Cusses vacations on a breezy Charleston, South Carolina afternoon.  “We are visiting family and recuperating after a wonderfully crazy tour.” Cusses is a three piece band from Savannah, Georgia.  Brian Lackey/drums, Bryan Harder/guitar and Bond/vocals make up this fiery and vigorous threesome.  Known for their energetic,

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Reviews

  • 4th Annual Todd Weaver Memorial Ride & Concert, Presented in Part By Screamer Magazine

    Music is the medicine of the breaking heart. ~Leigh Hunt During a 4-month period of time in 2009, a circle of friends in the Cedar Rapids, Iowa area suffered the losses of three people close to their hearts. Both individually and as a group, it was a soul-searching time. Looking for a reason to smile again, they turned to music

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  • LUVA GUNK - Luva Gunk EP

    Luva Gunk is a four piece band from Leeds, England that defies any attempt to pigeonhole their sound. There’s probably a great story behind the name of the band…sounds psychedelic, or even strangely erotic. That said; feel free to use your imagination (yeah, the band would probably approve). Luva Gunk has released a four song, self-titled EP. The structure of

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  • SLASH feat. Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators Las Vegas House of Blues

    Darkness falls across The House of Blues in Las Vegas at Mandalay Bay.  The eerie intro increases the anticipation of the crowd.  Lights flash, guitar chords strike, drumsticks click and the spotlight hits bright on Slash.  Unmistakably dressed in his top hat, sleeveless 666 smiley face shirt, black leather pants and bandanna in the rear pocket, it's clear: Slash is in

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  • KING KOBRA – King Kobra II

    King Kobra was founded in 1984 when an amazing idea came to the mind of drummer Carmine Appice.  While drumming for Ozzy and having Motley Crue as the opening band, he decided if he were to ever start another band it would be the complete opposite of Crue.  He wanted all blondes and one dark haired guy.  He, of course,

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  • VENREZ Live Review at The House of Blues in Las Vegas

    An eager crowd awaits in The House of Blues in Las Vegas at Mandalay Bay.  As Venrez takes the stage,  the crowd reverberates with enthusiasm, excitement and anticipation. Venrez, from Los Angeles, California hosts a vast wealth of talent from Steven (Ven) Berez/vocals, Jason Womack/guitar, Alex Kane/guitar, Michael Bradford/bass and Ed Davis/drums.  The band joined Slash for the last three

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  • JANE'S ADDICTION - Live in NYC

    Before the 2011 album release of The Great Escape Artist, Jane's Addiction had not recorded an album since 2003 when they released Strays. In celebration of the newest record they conjured up the idea to play and film/record a free show at New York's Terminal 5 on July 25th, 2011. The show led them to release the newest album Live

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  • FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE - Labryinth

    An extreme blast of fresh metal isn’t all you experience when you crack open Fleshgod Apocalypse’ new record. Labyrinth is a daring collaboration of sounds including, but not limited to, power metal vocal segments, black metal blast beats, and gothic orchestral qualities. But is this many elements crammed into one album just a little too much? It no secret that

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  • LETLIVE - The Blackest Beautiful

    There are albums which you can have on in the background playing in an inoffensive and unobtrusive way, and then there are albums that demand your complete concentration and attention.  The Blackest Beautiful is one from the latter category.  With mostly positive reviews for their second studio opus Fake History, a certain level of expectation must have weighed on this

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  • BLUE OCTOBER- Sway

    Blue October's seventh album, Sway, will be in stores and online on August 20th. The band is known for their thought-provoking, gut-wrenchingly honest lyrics and intense music. Vocalist Justin Furstenfeld pours his heart out in his words, and this album is no exception. However, while some songs in the past were covering  darker subjects such as drug addiction and family

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  • KRYPTOS - The Coils of Apollyon

    One part Death metal, one part Thrash metal, and 100% heavy Kryptos are helping keep traditional Death metal music alive in a sea of modern flavors with their release The Coils of Apollyon. Reminiscent of early Death metal groups like Death and Possessed, Kryptos have muscled their way into the ranks of classic Death metal with nothing but their pure

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  • REBELLIOUS SPIRIT - Gamble Shot

    Hailing from South Germany, these youngsters ranging from 17 to 20 years of age have accumulated a collection of ten tracks that make up their debut long player called Gamble Shot.  Are they hoping to be the next German answer to the successful Scorpions?  Well, they are influenced by the likes of Mötley Crüe, Poison, H.E.A.T., Hardcore Superstar and Reckless Love

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  • TRASH THE DRESS - Empty Basements

    This six-piece crew of young and upbeat alternative rockers hail from Indiana, and judging from this debut studio album they don’t have any brakes!  Empty Basements is full of nine distorted guitar-based modern punk songs which twist and turn with loud and brash melodies bouncing around like they’re made of rubber.  The other track which brings the total to ten

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  • SPOCK'S BEARD - Brief Nocturnes and Dreamless Sleep

    After releasing ten impressive studio albums, and with their last release called X having some major contributions from Nick D’Virgilio in the musicianship department but not in the song writing stakes, you might be right in thinking that Brief Nocturnes and Dreamless Sleep would suffer from a moderate line-up change as D’Virgilio moves to pastures new.  They have recruited vocalist

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  • AS THEY BURN - Will, Love, Live

    International successes, As They Burn have pulled another absolutely brilliant example of serenity in brutality with their second full length album Will, Love, Live. The French six piece does something that many bands fail at; they have found a way to incorporate a softer side of music, in with ear splitting metal. For starters, though this album contains a lot

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  • 3 PILL MORNING Live at Las Vegas, NV Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

    It is a warm summer night in Las Vegas, NV when I arrive at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.  As I make my way through the parking garage, down the elevator, and through the wide hallway that leads to Vinyl; I am overwhelmed by the crowd that I see before me.  Not only are people already crowded around the

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  • Great White Featuring Jack Russell at The Whisky

    The Hatfields and McCoys, Red Sox and Yankees, Great White and Great White...you can now add Great White to the list of famous American feuds.  Since the split of Jack Russell and Great White in 2011, the two entities have been embroiled in a legal battle over the band name, and on July 16, 2013 a California court made it official.

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Press Releases

  • Revamp Release Fourth Wild Card Trailer

    Wild Card – the second studio album by these Dutch symphonic heavy metallers led by former AFTER FOREVER & current touring NIGHTWISH vocalist Floor Jansen - will be released in the U.S. & Canada on September 3rd, 2013. A 5-minute album trailer about the Wild Card recording process featuring album producer Joost Van Den Broek, REVAMP drummer Matthias Landes, keyboard

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  • Red Fang Announce First Leg Of Fall U.S. Tour

    After performances at Sasquatch! as well as major European festivals all summer long including Sonisphere, Download, Hellfest, Reload, Full Force, Open Air and Eistenaflug, RED FANG have announced the first leg of their fall U.S. tour will kick off October 9 on the west coast (see dates confirmed below). Before the fall run--which features support from Helms Alee, Dog Shredder

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  • SUNSET STRIP MUSIC FESTIVAL Announces Set Times For Street Festival This Saturday, August 3

    Organizers of the sixth annual SUNSET STRIP MUSIC FESTIVAL have announced the official set times for this coming Saturday, August 3 street closure.  The music--on two outdoor stages in the middle of Sunset Blvd.--begins at 2:30 p.m. and culminates with Linkin Park’s headlining set from 9:30 to 11:00 PM.  Bands will also be performing throughout the day and night at

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  • Death Ray Vision release first song off upcoming album

    Current members of Killswitch Engage and Shadows Fall and ex members of Overcast and Cannae have combined forces in the project Death Ray Vision and their debut 12 song album "We Ain't Leavin' Till You're Bleedin'" will be released on Bullet Tooth on September 10, 2013.  The first single from the album "Break Every Chain" is now streaming at YouTube. Check it out

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  • THE FUZZ DRIVERS Signs Worldwide Deal With Ripple Music

    RIPPLE MUSIC is proud to announce the signing of acclaimed, hard-hitting Portuguese retro-heavy rockers, The FUZZ DRIVERS to their ever-expanding roster! Southern Rock from a Portuguese rock band?  That would be CORRECT!  The Fuzz Drivers are a blasting new sound formed in Lisbon, who are claiming fast fame in Portugal.    The talents of Marcelo Vieira (vocals), Sergio “Mad Mag”

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  • Serianna release music video for "Exist To Outlive"

    Serianna just wrapped up in the studio for their new album "Define Me" with producer Josh Schroeder, who is responsible for new albums from For Today and The Color Morale. The new music is as heavy as ever and incredibly emotional as their fans have come to expect, much like their latest single "Deadweight" released this past October. The 13 song album "Define

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  • JONNY KAPLAN and THE LAZY STARS Set To Release All-Star Packed Fourth Album, ‘Sparkle And Shine,’

    Singer/guitarist/songwriter Jonny Kaplan of JONNY KAPLAN & THE LAZY STARS is a travelling troubadour in the truest sense.  Whether sailing to a far off island, playing sold-out shows in Europe with his stellar band, The Lazy Stars, riding motorcycles up and down the West coast or wandering around a developing country with his acoustic guitar in hand, it’s all part

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  • Red Fang Reveal Album Title For Third Album ‘Whales And Leeches’

    RED FANG will return this October with their third studio album titled WHALES AND LEECHES on Relapse Records. The Portland, OR-based group NPR tagged as “a sleeker style of riff-heavy metal,” have revealed the cover artwork for WHALES AND LEECHES designed by graphic artist Orion Landau today. For the new album, the band worked producer Chris Funk (Decemberists) and mixer

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  • Charming Liars Release Teaser for "New Disorder" Video

    UK born rock group, Charming Liars, have premiered a teaser trailer for their upcoming "New Disorder" video on www.revolvermag.com. The clip can be seen below. "New Disorder" will be featured on the band's forthcoming EP of the same name, which is available digitally on August 6th via Caroline Distribution. The EP was produced by the legendary Bob Rock (Metallica, Aerosmith,

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  • CARCASS Announced "Captive Bolt Pistol" 7" Release

    Disinterred British extreme metal legends, CARCASS, have announced that they will release the track “Captive Bolt Pistol” as a limited 7” with bonus track on Aug. 9th (Rest of EU) / Aug 11th (UK) / Aug 13th (US). The single will be available both digitally and on colored vinyl. Captive Bolt Pistol track list: Side A: Captive Bolt Pistol Side

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  • Frontiers Records Signs L.R.S.

    Frontiers Records is excited to present the newest AOR sensation which got added to the label’s roster of artists. Introducing L.R.S. featuring Tommy LaVerdi (21 GUNS), Josh Ramos (THE STORM, HARDLINE) and Michael Shotton (VON GROOVE, AIRTIME). Started initially as a way to bring back to the public the amazing talent of Tommy LaVerdi, a singer which came to the

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  • JARED JAMES NICHOLS Releases First Studio EP ‘OLD GLORY & THE WILD REVIVAL’

    JARED JAMES NICHOLS--the emerging singer, songwriter and performer--released his first studio EP OLD GLORY & THE WILD REVIVAL today (July 23) on Swing House Quality Recordings and exclusively premiered the EP on Musicradar.com. The 22-year-old blues rock prodigy will kick off his 17 date “THE WILD REVIVAL TOUR” this Friday, July 26 in Ojai, CA (full tour itinerary below). Check

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  • M!SS CRAZY Signs With HighVolMusic

    HIGHVOLMUSIC is pleased to announce the signing of California rockers M!SS CRAZY for a 2 album deal. Fronted by lead singer Markus Allen Christopher and bringing back hard rock in a big way with their vintage sound, M!SS CRAZY is staying strong to the influences of hard rock that clearly shows in their music. With 3 album's under their belt

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  • Phinehas' New Album 'The Last Word Is Yours To Speak' Out Now

    California Christian metal act Phinehas’ brand new album, entitled The Last Word Is Yours To Speak, is out today on Red Cord Records. The album may be purchased from iTunes or streamed from Red Cord Records’ YouTube Channel. http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQNb5qwDi4AAvcJdZ8x8zKhoqiYLVCEys THE LAST WORD IS YOURS TO SPEAK (July 23rd) 1. Throes 2. Fleshkiller 3. The Deepest Of Graves 4. Blood On

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  • SOULFLY: Second In-Studio Trailer Posted!

    SOULFLY have posted their second in-studio video blog for their as-of-yet-untitled ninth studio album here http://youtu.be/ml1cqN5dwAM. The record was produced by the world-renowned Terry Date (PANTERA, DEFTONES, SOUNDGARDEN), and will also be the first to feature Max Cavalera's 21-year-old son Zyon on drums. http://youtu.be/ml1cqN5dwAM In-studio trailer part 1: http://youtu.be/g1SDAt2jco4 As if there was a more metal way to come into

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  • THE WINERY DOGS Release Self-Titled Debut Album

    The highly-anticipated and already critically-acclaimed self-titled debut album by THE WINERY DOGS (@TheWineryDogs) was released in North America today on Loud & Proud Records.  The power trio--Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater, Avenged Sevenfold), Billy Sheehan (Mr. Big) and Richie Kotzen (Mr. Big, Poison)—self-produced THE WINERY DOGS, which was mixed by Jay Ruston (Anthrax, Stone Sour, Steel Panther). Fans can pick up

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  • SLASH Featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators: To Broadcast Last Summer Concert Thursday, July 25 On EVNTLIVE

    SLASH Featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators will broadcast their last summer concert LIVE from the House of Blues in Las Vegas on Thursday, July 25 at 9:00p PT/Midnight ET via EVNTLIVE. EVNTLIVE is the online concert venue that captures the excitement and shared experiences of live concert viewing with a global audience. Fans who can’t make it to Las Vegas and

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  • Joe Satriani Announces Living Colour As Support On West Coast Tour Leg

    Joe Satriani has just confirmed the dynamic ground breaking hard rock outfit LIVING COLOUR to the bill supporting the West Coast leg of his upcoming U.S. tour.  Living Colour will join the world renowned guitarist when he hits Seattle, WA on October 22nd and will continue through Salem and Paso Robles before winding up on October 26th in SATRIANI’s home

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  • Silent Jack Present HARD ROXX Events From The Birthplace of Metal!

    The hard rock band Silent Jack are set to host a series of concerts showcasing the best in live rock music. From Eddies Rock Club in Birmingham, UK, the ‘birthplace of metal’, each Hard Roxx event will feature the best in local and national talent, be it the latest up and coming rockers, or tribute artists paying respects to established

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  • Original CHASTAIN band reforms

    Guitarist David T. Chastain and vocalist Leather Leone have reformed the original CHASTAIN. David and Leather have been writing material since January and have solidified the tracks for the new Cd. Also back in the saddle is original bassist Mike Skimmerhorn. The drum tracks were recently recorded in Norway by Stian Kristoffersen (Pagan's Mind/Firewind) as original drummer Fred Coury is

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  • Modern Superstar Reveal Rise Above

    MODERN SUPERSTAR has revealed the artwork and track listing for their upcoming August release 'Rise Above'. A bit of a departure from their previous sound and headed in a new direction, 'Rise Above' features new vocalist Chris 'The Kid' Nichols. "There were some inevitable changes in the band and we decided to roll with it and go 4-piece. There is always

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  • Def Leppard Announce “Living With Def Leppard” Docu-Series

    Bunim/Murray Productions, a Banijay Group company, AEG Live/AEG Network Live and Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas today announced a new documentary series, Living With Def Leppard. The multi-episode project will take viewers into the world of iconic rock band Def Leppard, capturing the VIVA Hysteria! concerts which took place earlier this year at The Joint at Hard Rock

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  • Linkin Park Wants To Record With You

    From their official website, www.linkinpark.com, LINKIN PARK has announced they want to collaborate with YOU for their upcoming LPU13 album, due out later this year. With the help of Red Bull Studios and Hard Rock Café, you can win a trip to Los Angeles to record with the band. This offer is available to Linkin Park Underground members only. If

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  • The Defiled Embark On First American Tour

    Having made a name for themselves as one of the hottest bands on the U.K. metal scene, London's modern metal monsters THE DEFILED are proud to announce they've made their way across the Atlantic for their maiden American tour in support of their second studio release, Daggers, due out in North America on August 6th. They’ll be opening for the

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  • Sepultura Announce New Album Title

    Legendary Brazilian thrashers SEPULTURA have announced The Mediator Between The Head And Hands Must Be The Heart as the title for their forthcoming studio album. Although inspired by Austrian filmmaker Fritz Lang’s classic 1927 movie “Metropolis,” SEPULTURA will not be creating a soundtrack or a concept album. SEPULTURA guitarist Andreas Kisser delves a little deeper: “I was inspired by a

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  • THE BLACK CROWES Annouce Fall Tour Dates

    THE BLACK CROWES have announced a new leg of U.S. dates for their “Lay Down With Number 13” tour, September 5-December 14, encompassing headline dates and festival/special event shows (see the itinerary and critical praise below). This news comes as the band is gearing up for their co-headlining tour with the Tedeschi Trucks Band which runs July 19 in Nashville,

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  • Death Ray Vision Fall Tour w/ Special Guests Sworn Enemy & Acaro

    Current members of Killswitch Engage and Shadows Fall and ex members of Overcast and Cannae have combined forces in the project Death Ray Vision and their debut 12 song album "We Ain't Leavin' Till You're Bleedin'" will be released on Bullet Tooth on September 10, 2013.  Kicking off on September 13 the band will play select East Coast dates with Sworn Enemy

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Product Press Releases

  • BASSMAXX launches DiaMon DJ112

    BASSMAXX proudly announces the availability of their new very compact and very loud DiaMon DJ112. The DiaMon DJ112 gives venues more options for speaker placement without compromising on sound. It also provides mobile DJs big system volume while keeping setup time and effort to a bare minimum. The DiaMon DJ112 is fully self-contained and needs nothing more than power and

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  • Dean Markley Signs New UK Distributor: KORG UK

    Dean Markley International, Ltd announces today that KORG UK is now the exclusive distributor of Dean Markley product throughout the United Kingdom and Eire. "The addition of KORG UK as a partner is yet another example of our strategy to enhance our worldwide distribution network to better support the demands and needs of our customers. We look forward to a

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  • Cort Guitars Announces Sunset NY

    Cort Guitars today announces the latest guitar to the Sunset series– the new Sunset NY.  The guitar is now available to distributors and retailers worldwide in spring of 2013. The Sunset series was initially introduced in 2012 with the Sunset I and Sunset II models.  Each immediately achieved success and was favored for their chambered bodies, woods, components and features.

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  • Roger Fisher Takes PreSonus Studio One to Heart

    He may not be a household name but if you grew up in a certain era, you know his music. A founding member of classic rockers Heart, Roger Fisher's opening riff on "Barracuda" has been a prerequisite lick for every fledgling rock guitarist for more than a generation. Though he left the band in 1980, Fisher has hardly slowed down

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Giveaways

  • Heaven & Earth Merch Bundle Giveaway

    Screamer Magazine and RadioScreamer has teamed up with Heaven & Earth for a chance to win The Heaven & Earth Basic Bundle. The Bundle Includes: Heaven & Earth's Dig album recorded in Los Angeles and produced by Dave Jenkins, the album features Stuart Smith, (Guitar), Joe Retta (Vocals), Chuck Wright (Bass), Richie Onori (Drums) and Arlan Schierbaum (Keyboards). Released on Quarto Valley Records

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