Screamer Magazine December 2012
Featuring: 3 Doors Down. Also Included Something Unto Nothing, Steel Panther, Queensrÿche, Royal Bliss, Howard Benson, Jimi Jamison, Brandon Gibbs, Reverence, Torpedohead, Stone Sour, Soundgarden, Her Bright Skies, Adrenechrome, Le Reverie, Rhyme, Scythia, MSG, Guns N' Roses and Much More.

Articles in the December 2012 Issue

Interviews

  • ROYAL BLISS - Earning the Title "The Unluckiest Band in Rock"

    They've been called the unluckiest band in rock, and with a slew of mishaps – a car wreck, near paralysis, a stabbing, and record company promises unrealized – they've rightly earned the title. Sitting on their bus before a show in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Royal Bliss' Neal Middleton (lead vocals), Taylor Richards (guitar), Dwayne Crawford (bass) and Jake Smith (drums)

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  • Inside The Industry with Howard Benson

    You arrive at the address given to you by the management company who represents famed record producer Howard Benson.  Your first thought is "This can't be right." Expecting to see a sign marking the location of a recording studio in a commercial location, the GPS map on your smartphone has instead lead you to a nondescript housing tract in Southern California's San Fernando Valley.  You

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  • 3 DOORS DOWN - Making History and Paying It Forward

    Can you believe 3 Doors Down has offered up post-grunge rock n' roll for more than a decade? When you first heard their music you may have still been in high school or college, and now you're driving the minivan with two kids in the back. They've had a long successful career thus far, achieving musical fame right out of

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  • JIMI JAMISON Is A Survivor; His New Solo Album Amazes

    Rock vocalist extraordinaire Jimi Jamison is best known for being the lead singer in the legendary band, Survivor.  He grew up in Memphis, Tennessee, and the city is near and dear to his heart.  A lot of his influences came from the great music of the South.  In a recent interview with Jamison, he talked about his start in music,

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  • BRANDON GIBBS - Making His Mark, And No Longer Just A Guitarist

    Iowa boy Brandon Gibbs has seen the ebb and flow of the music industry, garnering success while taking the hits. He and twin brother Brent started performing with their parents in a band when they were only 10 years old. As the brothers matured into the teenage years, and wanted to do their own thing, they started The Gibbs Brothers

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  • REVERENCE - When Darkness Calls...

    NWOBHM legend Bryan Holland sat down to speak about his new band, Reverence.  You don't have to look far to see that they've been received with an overwhelmingly positive response.  Providing a raft of originality in a sea of copy cat sharks.  A raft which contains a lot of talent;  Reverence are a refreshing, Heavy and utterly addictive band. A

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  • TORPEDOHEAD - Germany's Rockin' Bad Boys

    On a blustery cold day in Germany, Sven Spacebrain of TORPEDOHEAD was ready to rock and roll their story!  Torpedohead fuses Sven Spacebrain (vocals, guitar), Hardy Wildheart (bass, vocals), and Zasch Zasch (Drums) all from Hessen, mid Germany.  Growing up with parents who played a lot of 60’s and 70’s music, became a major influence to all members of the

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Reviews

  • Steel Panther - British Invasion DVD

    What is the best thing about a Steel Panther show? For some it’s the wild stage antics and gyrations of the band, for some it’s the comic schtick, while for others it’s all the boobies! As for me, my favorite part of a Steel Panther show is watching the faces of those who are experiencing The Panther for the first

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  • Queensrÿche LIVE - HOB, West Hollywood

    Christmas time in Los Angeles; sometimes the days are warm sometimes not yet the nights are cool and crisp and Santa baby has been delivering presents early.  If you've been very naughty, you might get sent to the House of Blues West Hollywood, to repent your evil ways and you just might find yourself at one of the hottest shows to come

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  • Stone Sour - House of Gold & Bones Part 1

    Stone Sour is back and better than ever.  The band formed in 1992 and have been off on on ever since, featuring Slipknot band members Corey Taylor and Jim Root, as well as Josh Rand and Ray Mayorga.  In 1997 Stone Sour actually disbanded for five years to the chagrin of fans, before reuniting in 2002. House of Gold &

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  • 3 DOORS DOWN - The Greatest Hits

    Why a greatest hits album? Could they really have enough music under their belts? Have they defined any period of time, making them "greatest hits" worthy? Well it appears so. These guys have been around – if you can believe it – for 15+ years, more than a decade. Many of their current fans were probably introduced to them in

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  • Soundgarden - King Animal

    After a very long sixteen years for Soundgarden fans, the band has recently released their long-awaited album King Animal, the band's sixth studio album.  The new album is short of amazing, and the music sounds like it's from 2012 and not a rehash of the '90s music scene.  The band has gone above and beyond with the quality of the

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  • TORPEDOHEAD - Greetings From Heartbreak Key

    October 26, 2012 brought the blasting release of Greetings From Heartbreak Key by Torpedohead.  This is the third studio album for the trio from Hessen, Germany and they're bringing it to the turntable--  if turntables were still the way music was played these days, as the sound you'll hear from these guys will definitely take you back.  Torpedohead is a

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  • HER BRIGHT SKIES - Rivals

    The Swedish rock scene has always been very active spawning many famous acts like ABBA, Europe, The Hives, The hellacopters, Sator, Grand Magus and the list goes on.  Sitting in America, sometimes it's easy to forget that half a world away, rock n' roll has a life of its own there and when a band comes along with a sound so

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  • ADRENECHROME - Hideous Appetites

    Canada is a beautiful nation.  It's given us the G-Suit, the Pacemaker, the erm and the Egg Carton.  However,  it is also the country from which he who shall not be named is from, so despite the life saving inventions they have supplied the world with they have a lot to make up for, musically at least. Luckily, Adrenechrome  punch

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  • LE REVERIE - Dark Symphony

    Le Reverie join a very busy corner of the rock music world oozing with many female fronted gothic image-conscious quality acts.  The good news is that if you're a fan of such soundscapes as symphonic styled epic rock with sorrow in their hearts, you might well rejoice as another quality act are added to the community.  Dark Symphony is a good debut

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  • RHYME -The Seed and The Sewage

    Originating from Milan, Italy, the band Rhyme is ready to take the international markets by storm with the release of their second album, The Seed and The Sewage on December 3,2012.  Following their debut album Fi(r)st, this is their first release on Bakerteam Records. The band is currently on tour in Europe, after having been a headliner on the Retrospect Stage

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  • Scythia - For The Bear

    Place your sword back in that scabbard as I am friend, not foe.  I bring thee greetings from the land of Canada where upon a mighty musical gathering known as Scythia have unleashed a seven song collection called For The Bear.  This title is most appropriate as Scythia came by their name thanks to band member Dave Khan.  He of the vocal ability and

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  • MSG LIVE - Brick by Brick, San Diego CA

    On November 11th, 2012, San Diego, California was the site and last date of the Michael Schenker (MSG) tour. Playing at the venue Brick by Brick, MSG took the stage to a very enthusiastic audience.  Lead singer Dave Vanlanding, (Tony MacAlpine, Crimson Glory and Michael Schenker) said that this was the band’s 31st concert in 40 nights. For most, that doesn't sound like

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  • Eve to Adam LIVE - House Of Blues, Hollywood, CA

    Dude, we’re in California," laughed front man Taki Sassaris to his fellow band members in the quiet between songs.  He brushed off the revelation, ecstatic, but simultaneously bewildered by the insanity of it all. They had come clear across the country in a matter of days, and were two songs deep in the fifth show they had played that week.

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Press Releases

  • Soilwork: New Album 'The Living Infinite' Artwork & Tracklisting Revealed

    The Living Infinite, the ninth studio album and first dual-disc release by Swedish melodic metal maestros SOILWORK, will be unleashed on February 27th in Asia (via license to Marquee Records), in Europe on March 1st, and in North America on March 5th. Produced by Jens Bogren (OPETH, AMON AMARTH, BLOODBATH), The Living Infinite features artwork by MNEMIC’s Mircea Eftemie Gabriel

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  • Enforcer Signs With Nuclear Blast

    Launched in Stockholm as a solo project by guitarist/vocalist Olof “Enforcer” Wikstrand, Sweden’s high energy heavy/speed metal band ENFORCER have signed a worldwide deal with Nuclear Blast Records. Death By Fire, ENFORCER’s third full-length album and Nuclear Blast debut, is slated for release in early 2013. “With Nuclear Blast on board, we’re gonna make sure to spread the new music

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  • Watch THE DARKNESS Exclusive Band Interview And Performance On Yahoo! Music

    Watch the multi-platinum British rock group THE DARKNESS as they perform the fan favorite “I Believe In A Thing Called Love” as well as two new songs, “Every Inch Of You” and “Love Is Not The Answer,” off their recently released third album HOT CAKES (Wind-Up) Live on Yahoo! Music. The band--JUSTIN HAWKINS (vocals/guitars), DAN HAWKINS (guitars/backing vocals), FRANKIE POULLAIN

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  • Rock n Roll Fantasy Camp Sale Ends on Sunday

    Buy any camp package for one of our THREE upcoming camps all happening in Las Vegas and receive a FREE groupie package! Sale ends on Sunday so don't wait, act now!  Call 888.762.2263 and speak with Beth in the office or register online by clicking here! Our upcoming camps (January 23-27, President's Weekend-February 14-18, and Nascar Weekend- March 5-9) feature so

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  • British Hard Rock supergroup Snakecharmer debuts with a self titled album on Frontiers in January

    Frontiers Records is pleased to announce the release of SNAKECHARMER’s self-titled debut album on January 25th in Europe and January 22nd in North America. Originally founded in 2011 by former Whitesnake members Micky Moody and Neil Murray, the Snakecharmer super-group also includes Chris Ousey (Heartland), Laurie Wisefield (ex Wishbone Ash, Tina Turner), Adam Wakeman (Ozzy Osbourne) and Harry James (Thunder).

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  • Jeff Scott Soto "Damage Control" European Tour 2013

    It doesn’t take too long for news to break in the music business and already the social media is beginning to buzz with details of a forthcoming tour by American melodic Rock Star Jeff Scott Soto – his first full European tour since 2009. Although its been in the planning for months, the singer’s organisation is only now ready to

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  • SUFFOCATION Reveal "Pinnacle of Bedlam" Cover Art!

    New York death metal veterans SUFFOCATION have revealed the cover artwork for their upcoming album, Pinnacle of Bedlam. Artwork was handled this time around by artist Raymond Swanland (DEEDS OF FLESH, PSYCROPTIC). “This artwork is a perfect portrayal of our music,” commented bassist Derek Boyer. “The cover depicts lyrical content like ‘scales tip in degradation’ and ‘hooded messenger of death is

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  • THE SMASHING PUMPKINS Reschedule ‘Oceania’ Northeast U.S. Tour Dates Due To Hurricane Sandy

    This Halloween, THE SMASHING PUMPKINS were set to perform in New York City at Brooklyn’s new Barclays Center, but due to the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the show has been rescheduled for Monday, December 10.   Having heavily disrupted the Northeast, Hurricane Sandy also forced the band to reschedule their shows in Camden, NJ for December 8 and  Fairfax,

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  • Lions Lions to release digital EP "Grounded" on December 4, 2012

    LIONS LIONS will be releasing a digital only EP titled Grounded on December 4, 2012 via Century Media. The EP will feature  “Grounded” from their previous full-length “To Carve Our Names” as well as a previously unreleased acoustic version of “The Right Steps”.  Tracking Listing is below: Track List: 01. Grounded 02. The Right Steps (acoustic) 03. Milestones For more information

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  • WINTERSUN/ELUVEITIE Tour Selling Out Fast!

    Yesterday WINTERSUN and ELUVEITIE’s North American co-headlining tour kicked off in Tempe, AZ. It was a nearly sold out, energetic and historic show, that thrilled both the bands and audience alike. Los Angeles, Oakland, Seattle, Calgary, Ottawa and Montreal have already sold out. Make sure you get your tickets before this historic tour passes you by! ELUVEITIE, WINTERSUN, VARG 11/28/12 

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  • David Kilminster, Guitarist on Roger Waters’ The Wall Tour, Releases Debut Solo CD

    Guitar virtuoso David Kilminster, best known for his work with Roger Waters and Keith Emerson, has released his debut solo CD titled 'Scarlet – The Director's Cut'. David's radical techniques and mesmerizing sounds have captivated fans and fellow musicians alike worldwide. Named “Guitarist of the Year” by Guitar Magazine in 1991, the recognition propelled him on a super-charged career as

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  • Crashdiet to release fourth album "The Savage Playground" in January on Frontiers

    Frontiers Records is excited to announce the release of CRASHDIET’s anticipated new studio album “The Savage Playground” on January 25th in Europe (excl. Scandinavia) and January 22nd in North America. A leading force in the Swedish "sleaze rock" scene of the 2000s - a revival of the glam metal of the 1980s, but with a more pronounced punk element —

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  • Kreator: "Civilization Collapse" Video Now Online

    Civilization Collapse,” a track from KREATOR’s thirteenth studio album Phantom Antichrist, is now available for viewing on Metal Hammer U.K.’s homepage or Below: http://youtu.be/EApMitnsXgg This past June, Germany’s tenacious thrash overlords attained their highest first week sales in North America and debuted at#130 on Billboard’s Top 200 chart plus #1 on the Heatseekers chart. In Canada, Phantom Antichrist came in at

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  • Meshuggah: North American 2013 Tour Announced

    Sweden’s masters of extreme technical metal MESHUGGAH are pleased to announce their 2013 headlining return to North America with Animals As Leaders as direct support and Intronaut opening each evening. This continent-shifting, sonically devastating tour will launch in Orlando, Florida on February 11th and will run through March 3rd in Las Vegas, Nevada. Guitarist Mårten Hagström shares the following about the

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  • Ozzfest Japan: Tool, Slash, Deftones And Stone Sour Join Black Sabbath And Slipknot For Two-Day Hard-Hitting Lineup

    The line-up for the first-ever OZZFEST JAPAN--set for Saturday, May 11 and Sunday, May 12, 2013 at the Makuhari Messe arena just outside of Tokyo--keeps getting more spectacular.  Tool, Slash, Deftones and Stone Sour join previously announced headliners Black Sabbath and Slipknot. OZZFEST JAPAN--a collaboration between Sharon Osbourne, in partnership with Japanese promoter Hayashi International Promotion (H.I.P.)--will include OZZFEST alumni

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  • TESTAMENT Announce U.S. Headlining Tour!

    Bay Area thrash metal legends, TESTAMENT, are proud to announce their first U.S. headlining tour since their phenomenal chart success with their new album, Dark Roots of Earth. The trek promises to be one of the best thrash metal lineups of the year, with support coming from the world renowned OVERKILL and FLOTSAM AND JETSAM, as well as Australian thrashers

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  • Speaking The King's Signs With Nuclear Blast

    Progressive hardcore band SPEAKING THE KING’S from Orange County, California have signed a worldwide deal with Nuclear Blast Records. STK’s vocalist Bobby Burap comments on the new partnership: “Very few bands get the opportunity to take their act to an international level. That being said... we are extremely excited to announce that SPEAKING THE KING’S have signed to Nuclear Blast

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  • BELPHEGOR Wrapping Up Recording of New Album at Mana Studios!

    Austria’s kings of non-repentant, supreme death-black metal art, BELPHEGOR, are currently finishing up the recording sessions for the highly anticipated follow-up to 2011’s Blood Magick Necromance. The sessions are taking place at this very moment at Mana Studios in Tampa, Florida with producer Erik Rutan (CANNIBAL CORPSE, GOATWHORE, HATE ETERNAL). Vocalist/guitarist/head blasphemer Helmuth, is busy finishing all vocals, overdubs and

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  • JOLLY - Hurricane Sandy Completely Destroyed Band Equipment: Band Kicks Off Indiegogo Help Fund Campaign

    American rock act JOLLY suffered severely from hurricane Sandy in New York. JOLLY has been working on recording their second studio album Audio Guide To Happiness, Part II, but hurricane Sandy completely destroyed the band's rehearsal room and drummer Louis Abramson's studio. All of the band's equipment was ruined by the massive flooding of the enormous storm. In March 2013,

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  • SURROUNDED BY MONSTERS Drop Off THE BUNNY THE BEAR Tour

    Genre defying experimental noise merchants SURROUNDED BY MONSTERS, have decided to drop off their current tour with THE BUNNY THE BEAR. The band has issued the following statement: “We, SURROUNDED BY MONSTERS, regret to inform our fans that we have decided to drop the remaining dates on THE BUNNY THE BEAR tour. This is a decision made by SURROUNDED BY

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  • Rock On The Range Expands To Three Days In 2013

    ROCK ON THE RANGE, America’s premier destination rock festival, is about to get bigger. The annual event is expanding to three days and will hit hard with performances from some of rock’s biggest names on each night of the festival:  Friday, May 17, Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19, 2013. Now in its seventh year, ROTR will again take place at Columbus Crew Stadium in Columbus, OH and be marked by

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  • Rival Sons New Album ‘Head Down’ Out Now

    Soulful, maximum-blues-infused hard rock band RIVAL SONS’ new album HEAD DOWN is out now on Earache Records and has garnered the band both critical acclaim (including a four-out-of-five star review from The Guardian/U.K.) and a“Breakthrough Artist” award at this week’s Classic Rock Awards show in London. Coming off of a five-week U.K./European headlining tour (having already played to massive crowds in Europe at festivals such as Rock Am Ring and Download, and opening for Guns N’ Roses), RIVAL SONS look to 2013 to showcase the record here in the U.S. with North American tour dates to

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  • Fuse T.V. Interviews Municipal Waste!

    What dangers do stagediving fans face at MUNICIPAL WASTE shows?  What was Nuclear Assault vocalist/guitarist John Connelly’s initial reaction to be asked to do guest vocals on MW’s latest album The Fatal Feast?  What is the pinnacle of the band’s career according to vocalist Tony Foresta’s parents? Find all of this out – and more! – on Fuse.tv MUNICIPAL WASTE

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  • Free Fall: Lyric Video For New Song Now Available

    A lyric video for “Power & Volume,” the title track off the upcoming 2013 release by Swedish rockers FREE FALL, is now available for streaming on the Nuclear Blast YouTube channel. http://youtu.be/ZGf0-7ypEBE FREE FALL features Kim Fransson on lead vocals, Mattias Bärjed (SOUNDTRACK OF OUR LIVES) on guitar, Jan Martens on bass, and Ludwig Dahlberg (INTERNATIONAL NOISE CONSPIRACY) on drums.

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  • Anthem Rockers PROJECT MARS Offer Free Download 'Hey!' + Show Dates

    Canadian rockers Project Mars are proud to offer fans a FREE download of their extremely catchy anthem track 'Hey!' exclusively on PuregrainAudio.com at the following link below. FREE DOWNLOAD of the title track on Puregrainaudio.com - http://puregrainaudio.com/audio/project-mars-hey-free-download Video - Hey (Live) - http://youtu.be/5rr3ech_L_w The band released their debut EP 'Don’t Hold Back' last month in October with their first single and title track from the EP, an ode

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  • New Model Army’s Justin Sullivan To Guest On New Soilwork Album

    Justin Sullivan, lead singer of the English band New Model Army, will be guest vocalist on the track "The Windswept Mercy" which will appear on the new SOILWORK double album, The Living Infinite. Formed in 1980 in Bradford, England, New Model Army was and still has a very loyal following and SOILWORK frontman Björn "Speed" Strid counts himself among it. Sullivan

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  • Sully Erna releases Avalon box set

    Sully Erna, best known as vocalist and songwriter for the multi-platinum rock band, Godsmack, is releasing a limited edition box set of his 2010 deeply personal solo debut, Avalon. The treasure chest that is the Avalon limited edition box set contains 5 DVDs – the double disc, Avalon Live, shot December 16th in Boston at The Wilbur Theatre in 2D, on Standard and Blu-ray; The Making of Avalon

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  • Graveyard: Highest Billboard Chart Debut & Highest 1st Week Sales

    Lights Out, the third studio album by Swedish rockers GRAVEYARD, has debuted on the Billboard Heatseekers chart at #6 with sales in excess of 2,000 copies according to Nielsen Soundscan.  This is the band’s highest chart debut and highest first week sales numbers in the U.S. since the release of their self-titled debut album in 2007. In two months, GRAVEYARD

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  • Titans Eve Comments On Success of Blankfest Vancouver

    When asked to headline the first annual Blankfest Vancouver, there were no second thoughts from Titans Eve as they were honoured to help a worthy cause for the city's street youth and shelter Covenant House, plus they were excited to play their first show since returning from their European tour with Arch Enemy. The thrashers shared the stage this past Saturday, on November

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  • Stone Iris Announce Show Dates in Edmonton (Nov 23) & Calgary (Dec 15)

    Stone Iris, the  rock, reggae, blues and soul band that say may be the long lost love children of James Brown, are proud to announce their upcoming shows in their hometown of Edmonton on November 23 and Calgary on December 15. The groove masters recently released their latest EP 'Illuminations', (their seventh in four years) and recently returned from their cross Canada and

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Product Press Releases

  • Radial introduces the Tossover™ Variable Frequency Divider

    Radial Engineering is pleased to introduce the Tossover, a 500 series module that enables you to divide the frequency bands of an audio signal to separately process lows and highs or combine the two in series to create a band-pass filter. Radial Senior Engineer Dan Fraser: "Today, bringing innovative recording tools to market is all about nurturing the creative spirit.

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  • Holophone Takes On the Mic Establishment

    Holophone, the world's foremost innovators in multi-channel surround microphone technology, is introducing a new line of single-channel stage and studio microphones. Designed for the most critical live, recording, and broadcast applications, these new Holophone mics are powerful, customizable, and guaranteed to slap some life into today's stagnant market of monotonous, generic microphones. The new Super C handheld supercardioid condenser is

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  • Radial introduces the Submix 500™ 4X1 mixer module

    Radial Engineering Ltd. is pleased to announce the Submix 4x1 mixer, the latest in the company's growing family of 500 series modules. According to Radial Sales Manager Roc Bubel: "Since our initial foray into the 500 series format, Radial has strategically developed the most comprehensive series of power-racks on the market. Another aspect to our long term plan is to

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  • Quilter Labs Unveils Redesigned Website

    Quilter Labs, the new amp company founded by QSC co-creator and designer/engineer/visionary Patrick Quilter, has unveiled its newly revamped website. The comprehensive redesign, courtesy of The Brainyard—a So-Cal based advertising and marketing firm with a bevy of clients such as Fender Custom Shop, Elixir Strings, Pioneer ProDJ, Positive Grid and others—offers improved navigation, easy access to in-depth product specs, demo

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Photos

NAMM 2013

  • Award-Winning Chromatics Music Playing Cards Showcased At NAMM 2013

    Learning chords and scales has never been easier thanks to the Knowledge of Music (KOM) Chromatics Music Playing Cards—an award-winning complete set of playing cards consisting of tone cards representing four octaves of the chromatic scale. These cards are designed to help you learn the basics of music even when you don't have an instrument handy to practice on.  On

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  • Professional Development Courses And Educational Sessions At The Namm Show 2013

    Educational sessions and professional development courses designed to keep retailers competitive in the marketplace are abundant at the 2013 NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA from Jan. 24-27. The NAMM Show gathers 90,000 members of the music product industry from around the world to preview new products from thousands of brands across every category with educational sessions tailored to every Member

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