Screamer Magazine February 2013
Featuring: Black Veil Brides. Also Included John Corabi, G Tom Mac, Trapt, The Veer Union, New Liberty, Lorraine Lewis, David Ellefson, Richie Onori, Sean McNabb, Mitch Perry, Saxon, Daylight Robbery, Frankie Banali, Jack Russell, Stuart Smith, Richie Kotzen, Adler, Rikki Rockett and Much More.

Articles in the February 2013 Issue

Interviews

  • JOHN CORABI - Unplugged

    One of the nicest people you’d ever want to meet in this industry, singer/songwriter, John Corabi released Unplugged, on November 13, 2012, on Ratpak Records.  This masterpiece of old and new music is garnering the attention of many with an acoustic guitar swung around his neck, a stool and a mic.  The album features John Corabi – vocals/guitar, Cheney Brannon (formerly

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  • STEVE 'ZETRO' SOUZA's HATRIOT - New Entry to Bay Area Thrash Scene

    For most of us Steve ‘Zetro’ Souza is the iconic frontman of Exodus. He is the voice of the band’s most celebrated albums Pleasures of the Flesh, Fabulous Disaster, Impact Is Imminent, Force of Habit and their “comeback” album Tempo of the Damned.  His career started with a group called Legacy which later became Testament.  The San Francisco bay area

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  • BLACK VEIL BRIDES - The Story of the Wild Ones

    Love them or hate them, Black Veil Brides have made a mark for themselves in the world of music. In a recent interview with vocalist Andy Biersack, he made it clear that he didn't care what people thought of them. If anything, they are true rock stars who play music for the love of their art, and nothing more. The band has

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  • Inside the Industry with G TOM MAC

    You may not know the name, Gerard McMahon or G Tom Mac, as he’s known publicly to the rest of the world, but you've heard his music whether you know it or not.  You've probably sang along or sat frozen while it played in the background of one of the most recognizable American cult teen horror films of the mid/late 80s, The Lost Boys.  The

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  • TRAPT - It All Feels Right

    Sunny Beverly Hills offered up Chris Taylor Brown of TRAPT to speak about their new album release out January 22, 2013.    TRAPT originally from Los Gatos, California was formed as a group of high school  friends jamming as a hobby who then began playing in small local venues in the mid 90’s, turned rock stars well before graduation arrived.  “We

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  • THE VEER UNION - The World I Wanted

    The World I Wanted.  These four words have been constantly running through the mind of The Veer Union’s front man Crispin Earl.  For the past six months that's all he's been concerned with.  Earl launched a kick starter campaign on December 14th, 2012, in hopes of raising $25,000 to make his band's next album.  The band has also released their newest track titled

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  • NEW LIBERTY - Rock n' Roll Isn't Dead Yet

    New Liberty are far too young to rock n' roll.  A simple look at Billboard's list of the top grossing tours of 2012 will tell you that.  The only genuine rockers in the top 10, Bruce Springsteen, Roger Waters, and Van Halen likely have underwear older than any member of New Liberty.  It's easy to believe that if rock n' roll isn't

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  • LORRAINE LEWIS - NAMM 2013 Interview [Video]

    Interview with Lorraine Lewis of Femme Fatale at the 2013 NAMM show.  Lewis talks about Ex Wives of Rock, Monsters of Rock Cruise and Femme Fatale. http://youtu.be/hsxVAFLfBbQ For more information about Lorraine Lewis visit: http://www.lorrainecafe.com/ http://www.facebook.com/pages/Lorraine-Lewis/183120251708987 https://twitter.com/Femmefatale69

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  • DAVID ELLEFSON - NAMM 2013 Interview [Video]

    Interview with David Ellefson of Megadeth at 2013 NAMM show.  Ellefson talks about a new Megadeth Album, upcoming autobiography, and his photo book Unsung. http://youtu.be/YMDrUU-9Ix4 For more information about David Ellefson visit: http://www.davidellefson.com/ http://www.youtube.com/user/davidellefson https://twitter.com/ellefsondavid

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  • RICHIE ONORI - NAMM 2013 Interview [Video]

    Interview with Richie Onori at NAMM 2013.  Onori talks about his Solo Album, Onori Guitar Straps and Albion Amps. http://youtu.be/CqfGnk8W9SI For more information about Richie Onori visit: http://richieonori.com/ http://www.facebook.com/richieonorimusic https://twitter.com/RichieOnori

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  • SEAN MCNABB - NAMM 2013 Interview [Video]

    Interview with Sean McNabb of Dokken and Burning Rain.  McNabb talk's about Quiet Riot, Dokken and Burning Rain during NAMM 2013. http://youtu.be/1Dp9H8dKkrw For more information about Sean McNabb visit http://www.facebook.com/sean.mcnabb.9 https://twitter.com/SeanMcNabbLA

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  • MITCH PERRY - NAMM 2013 Interview [Video]

    Interview with Mitch Perry, guitarist for Lita Ford.  Perry talks about touring with Lita Ford, Poison and Def Leppard last summer, tour life and what he's currently doing. http://youtu.be/BgJSdmLOd_c For more information about Mitch Perry visit: http://www.officialmitchperry.com/

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  • FRANKIE BANALI - NAMM 2013 Interview [Video]

    Interview with Frankie Banali of Quiet Riot at the 2013 NAMM show.  Banali talks about the 30th anniversary of Metal Health, Quiet Riot Documentary and Quiet Riot. http://youtu.be/LuzwKuNykhw For more information about Frankie Banali vist: http://www.frankiebanali.net/ http://www.facebook.com/frankiebanali https://twitter.com/FrankieBanali

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  • JACK RUSSELL - NAMM 2013 Interview [Video]

    Interview with Jack Russell of Great White at the 2013 NAMM show. Russell talks about his health, Jani Lane and Great White featuring Jack Russell. http://youtu.be/1yXWRf2FOZ0 For more information about Jack Russell visit: http://jacksgreatwhite.com/ https://www.facebook.com/jack.russell.1232 https://twitter.com/JacksGreatWhite

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  • STUART SMITH - NAMM 2013 Interview [Video]

    Interview with Stuart Smith of Heaven and Earth at the 2013 NAMM show.  Smith talks about Heaven and Earth's new album Dig and upcoming tour. http://youtu.be/Q4uRWEb4iYI For more information about Stewart Smith visit: http://www.heavenandearthband.com/

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  • RICHIE KOTZEN - NAMM 2013 Interview [Video]

    Interview with Richie Kotzen at the 2013 NAMM show.  Kotzen talks about his signature model Telecaster, a new record and upcoming shows. http://youtu.be/5sEYAedgP0U For more information about Richie Kotzen visit: http://richiekotzen.com/ http://www.facebook.com/richiekotzenmusic https://twitter.com/Richie_Kotzen 

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  • ADLER - NAMM 2013 Interview [Video]

    Interview with Jacob Bunton, Lonny Paul and Johnny Martin of Adler at 2013 NAMM show.  The members of Adler discuss NAMM 2013, upcoming shows and touring in Japan. http://youtu.be/SdsSDs1fKgc For more information about Adler visit: http://www.adlerrocks.com http://www.facebook.com/adlermusic https://twitter.com/adlerrocks 

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  • RIKKI ROCKETT - NAMM 2013 Interview [Video]

    Interview with Rikki Rockett of Posion at the 2013 NAMM show.  Rockett talks about Rockett Drum Works, a reality show and a possible upcoming Poison tour. http://youtu.be/bteaV9YQMTk For more information about Rikki Rockett visit: http://www.rikkirockett.com/ https://twitter.com/RikkiRockett http://www.rockettdrumworks.com/ http://www.facebook.com/RockettDrumWorksInc

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Reviews

  • SAXON - Sacrifice

    Saxon's 20th album, Sacrifice, releases in the United States on February 26, 2013. The album was produced by Saxon's vocalist Biff Byford, with Andy Sneap mixing it and Jacky Lehmann engineering it. If you've been a Saxon fan throughout their other albums, you'll no doubt find something to like on the newest release. Sacrifice is as hard hitting as any

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  • TRAPT - Reborn

    TRAPT has been Reborn.  Their new 11 track album, has a massive new sound for the band.  Lead singer/guitarist, Chris Taylor Brown and band mates Robb Torres (lead guitar), Pete Charell (bass) welcomed a new drummer, Dylan Thomas Howard, previously from Unwritten Law.   The group has worked feverishly on new ideas and revelations to bring their fans what they have

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  • DAYLIGHT ROBBERY - Cross Your Heart... And Hope To Die

    Birmingham, England, birthplace of heavy metal acts such as Judas Priest and Black Sabbath, has produced another act worthy of making its way into your music library. Daylight Robbery has been described as heavy melodic rock, classic rock, and AOR. With influences such as Tyketto, Journey,and Europe, their musical roots are clearly very firmly planted in the 1980s and 1990s

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Press Releases

  • Star City Meltdown and Throwing Gravity Announce The ‘Winter Meltdown’ Tour

    Star City Meltdown has announced their upcoming tour with Throwing Gravity kicking off on February 15th in Spartanburg, SC and ending in Nashville, TN on March 23rd, 2013. With their explosive stage show, their uncompromising confidence, and a sound described as "Journey meets Avenged Sevenfold”, Star City Meltdown from Johnson City, TN has been winning over audiences from Mississippi to

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  • Martha Davis And The Motels Sign With Vesuvio Artists Management

    Martha Davis & The Motels have signed with Vesuvio Artists Management, and its principal, Greg H. Sims, for worldwide personal management. Sims is the CEO of parent company Vesuvio Entertainment Corporation, based in Los Angeles, and an emerging brand in the indie feature world. Their recent films include the in house production the Redbox hit BEHIND YOUR EYES, starring Tom

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  • Liv Jagrell of Sister Sin Talks about Upcoming Tour With Doro Pesch

    The year and a half wait is finally over!  Swedish heavy metal band SISTER SIN has made their way back to North America to unleash a dose of heavy metal fury upon the masses. Beginning tomorrow, February 1st in Tampa, Florida they will tour alongside DORO as they blaze through nineteen cities before beginning a series of headlining dates on

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  • Blast Head Records Sign Ancient Roman Death Metal Band ADE

    Blast Head Records is proud to announce their signing of Ancient Roman death metal band ADE for the spring release of their sophomore album entitled ‘Spartacus’, which features extreme metal drummer George Kollias and will be the band's follow up to their 2009 debut ‘Prooemivm Sangvine’. True masters of music, ADE, formed in 2007, with the purpose of blending death metal with the traditional

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  • Chariots Of The Gods Release 'Tides Of War'

    Ottawa, ON's melodic death thrashers Chariots of The Gods are proud to release their full length album 'Tides of War'  on Tuesday, January 29th.  "It's finally here; it's with great pleasure that we present our first full length album to the world, 'TIDES OF WAR' is now unleashed and you should be warned, this beast is without mercy!" comments vocalist Renaud Jobin. Produced by award winning producer/engineer/mixer Glen Robinson who

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  • The Bronx Stream New Album On Rollingstone.com

    LA punk band The Bronx has premiered a stream of their highly anticipated new album, The Bronx (IV), today on RollingStone.com.  The long awaited album will be released on February 5th via White Drugs/ATO Records and is available for pre-order now. Stream The Bronx (IV) in its entirety now, exclusively at RollingStone.com: After five long years in between albums, The

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  • AMORPHIS Reveal "Circle" Cover Artwork and Track List

    Finnish masters of melacholic dark metal, AMORPHIS, have revealed the cover artwork and track listing to their upcoming 11th studio album Circle. The album is set to be released on April 19, 2013 (Europe) and April 30 (North America) via Nuclear Blast records. Circle, The follow-up to 2011’s highly successful masterpiece The Beginning Of Times (Finnish charts: #1, German charts:

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  • Roadrunner Records Signs Norwegian Powerhouse Kvelertak

    Roadrunner Records is pleased to announce the signing of Norwegian adrenaline-pushers of heavy rock and roll, Kvelertak.  Produced by Converge’s Kurt Ballou, Kvelertak will release their highly anticipated sophomore album entitled Meir (which means “more” in English) on March 26, 2013. Their first single, “Bruane Brenn” has early critical acclaim from several tastemaker outlets including Stereogum who raves, “It’s a total

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  • TAINTED NATION Release 'Loser' Music Video

    TAINTED NATION, the new modern Rock/Metal outfit, are pleased to announce the release of the first video clip ‘LOSER‘ to promote their brand new album F.E.A.R.. The video can be viewed below: http://youtu.be/UILFu8hf5NE The band – somewhat an ‘all star‘ line up of Pete Newdeck (Eden’s Curse) vocals, Mark Cross (ex Firewind, Helloween) Drums, Pontus Egberg (The Poodles) and Ian Nash

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  • Danny Vaughn joined the new Manuel Seoane Superband Burning Kingdom

    The band changed the whole line-up. Now it is formed by the following members:  Manuel Seoane on guitars, Johnny Benson (Bai Bang) on drums, Tobbe TosiGalen Skogh (The Itch) on bass, Mikkel Henderson (Fate) keyboards and the extremely well-known Danny Vaughn (Tyketto) as lead singer. Currently, the band is recording their upcoming album at the M20 Recording Studios under the production of David Martínez. The launch is scheduled

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  • Guitarist ORIANTHI To Release 'Heaven In This Hell' album on March 12th

    Platinum selling solo artist and iconic guitarist Orianthi is gearing up for the release of her new album, Heaven In This Hell. Orianthi will captivate fans with a record that delivers a mega-dose of rock and weaves elements of modern country and swampy blues. The album, produced by Dave Stewart, will be released on Robo Records (distributed by Universal/Fontana) and

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  • DE LA CRUZ to unleash their debut album "Street Level" in March

    Frontiers Records is pleased to announce the release of DE LA CRUZ's debut full length album "Street Level" on March 22nd in Europe and March 26th in North America Hailing from the Gold Coast, Australia, DE LA CRUZ are easily one of the most promising Arena Hard Rock bands to come out of underground scene. They came to the attention

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  • Sister Sin Limited Edition Vinyl Now Available

    SISTER SIN’s new album, Now and Forever is now available on limited edition colored vinyl. Only 500 pressed, 100 clear with black smoke and 400 on clear red with black smoke.  Order now through the Victory Records’ webstore. http://youtu.be/vnQZPNkPQl4 Watch SISTER SIN’s new music video for “Hearts of Cold” and check out behind the scene photos here.  Don’t forget to

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  • Sebastian Bach Announce DVD/Live CD Release Date

    Iconic rock vocalist Sebastian Bach’s brand new CD/DVD package ABachalypse Now has now been set for release on March 22nd in Europe and March 26th in North America via Frontiers Records. The ABachalypse Now Ultimate CD/DVD Edition includes never-before-seen footage from this year’s GrasPop Festival in Belgium, the full never-before-seen Hellfest set from France and the fully-remixed and remastered Nokia show from Los Angeles (originally broadcast on AXS TV),

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  • Blind Guardian Continue Work On New Albums

    In his 2013 New Year’s Address recently posted on the band’s website, BLIND GUARDIAN frontman Hansi Kürsch offers an update on: a) the long-promised orchestral album, and b) the new studio album.  Some excerpts: “…[T]hroughout the last 18 months we have recorded 7 songs in Prague. There probably is a handful of additional songs to record during this year, but

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  • Thy Art Is Murder Sign to Nuclear Blast Entertainment!

    Australia’s hottest new extreme metal export, THY ART IS MURDER, has signed to Nuclear Blast Entertainment! Their second album, Hate, was recently released in their homeland where it has been smashing boundaries once thought to confine bands of their ilk. The record came in at #35 on the Top 40 Aria chart, making it the highest debut of any Aussie death metal band

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  • Children Of Bodom Enter The Studio

    World renowned Finnish heavy metal band CHILDREN OF BODOM (aka COB) have entered Danger Johnny Studios (in a top secret, undisclosed location in Helsinki) to begin work on their as-yet-untitled eighth studio album.  COB have once again teamed up with recording engineer Mikko Karmila (who worked on the Hatebreeder, Follow the Reaper, and Hate Crew Deathroll albums) and producer Peter Tägtgren (Immortal, Marduk, Amon Amarth), who will oversee production of both vocals and keyboards

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  • Walk As Chaos Unleash New Music Video 'Impasse'

    Walk As Chaos, the new extreme progressive metal collaboration from Alan Sacha Laskow (Divinity, Enditol) and Jerrod Maxwell-Lyster (Out of Your Mouth, Autobody) are proud to unleash their new music video in support of their first single 'Impasse'. Directed by one of Alberta's leading independent music video directors, Doug Cook, the video incorporates various film making techniques like old school stop-motion photography, computer graphic elements mixed

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  • Rock On The Range Reveals 2013 Line-Up

    America’s premier destination rock festival ROCK ON THE RANGE--which has expanded to three days this year--will hit hard with performances from some of rock’s biggest names.  The 2013 line-up features Soundgarden, Alice In Chains, Smashing Pumpkins, Korn, Bush, Stone Sour, Three Days Grace, Papa Roach, Cheap Trick, Bullet For My Valentine, Volbeat, Lamb Of God, Skillet, A Day To Remember,

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NAMM 2013

  • She Rocks Awards Honor Orianthi, Holly Knight and more

    More than 250 music industry professionals attended the first annual Women’s International Music Network (The WiMN) breakfast and She Rocks Awards on Friday, Jan. 25 during the 2013 NAMM show in Anaheim, CA, that were held in partnership with NewBay Media. Hosted by Laura B. Whitmore, founder of the Women’s International Music Network, producer of the Women’s Music Summit, and

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  • NAMM 2013 Day Three Review

    Day three is usually the busiest at NAMM and this year was no exception.  With performances by Ronny North, Great White featuring Jack Russell, Alex Skolnick and many more, fans got more than their money’s worth.  Seen roaming the convention hall floors were Nuno Bettencourt, Nicko McBrain, Terry Ilous, Jacob Bunton, Johnny Martin, Chris Sanders and the Jagermeister Girls to

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  • Sennheiser Receives Outstanding Technical Achievement Award from TEC at NAMM 2013

    Audio specialist Sennheiser announced that its HD 700 headphone received an Outstanding Technical Achievement award at the 28th Annual Technical Excellence & Creativity (TEC) Awards. Sennheiser USA President Greg Beebe was on hand to accept the award during a special reception held at the 2013 NAMM show in Anaheim, CA on Friday evening. "We are grateful to be recognized by

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  • Moog Receives Outstanding Technical Achievement Awards from TEC at 2013 NAMM

    Moog Music has announced that it has won two Outstanding Technical Achievement awards from the TEC (Technical Excellence & Creativity) Foundation in recognition of its Minitaur analog bass synthesizer and Animoog polyphonic software synth, both launched in 2012. Mike Adams, CEO/President; Cyril Lance, Chief Engineer, Amos Gaynes, Product Development Specialist and Trent Thompson, Product Marketing Manager of Moog Music were

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  • Global Music and Sound Industry Finds Success at the 2013 NAMM Show

    When the business is music, it’s a fine line between good times and work. Produced by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM), the NAMM Show provided the most effective platform across four jam-packed days filled with new product debuts, networking, and educational opportunities set to the soundtrack of live music and conversation among friends old and new. From January

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  • NAMM 2013 Day 2 Review

    Day two of NAMM 2013 started with another dose of Southern California rain.  Two days in a row?  Unbelievable!  Traffic on the convention floor was much heavier than day one and included meet and greet appearances by members of Guns N’ Roses, Anthrax, Slayer, Korn, Stryper, Alice In Chains, Living Colour, Zakk Wylde, Steve Stevens and Screamer Magazine alumni, David

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  • Holophone Wows the Crowds at NAMM 2013

    Music pros have been converging at Holophone's twin booths at NAMM 2013, as the originators of the surround sound microphone have staked out new ground with the launch of a range of new single channel mics unlike anything the industry has seen before. Holophone's new line of high-quality handheld mics are custom designed for stage and studio, including the Super

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  • Foreigner and Theory of a Deadman to Sign Autographs at the RapcoHorizon Booth

    The RapcoHorizon Company, a leading manufacturer of audio/video interfacing and cable equipment, continues to make waves among the rock community as its RoadHog cables are being used regularly by such high-profile bands as Foreigner and Theory of a Deadman. Both bands will be signing autographs during the NAMM Show at the RapcoHorizon booth (Hall C, Booth 4558). Foreigner will be

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  • Casio Unveils Professional Stage Piano At NAMM 2013

    As a leader in the electronic musical instrument space, Casio is pleased to introduce a new game-changing digital piano to its popular Privia line – the Privia Pro PX-5S. The new PX-5S represents the first electronic piano in Casio’s Privia Pro series, a sub-category aimed for professional stage musicians and will be exhibited in Casio’s booth (#5900) during Winter NAMM

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  • Aviom An-16/I V.2 Analog Input Module To Be Introduced at NAMM 2013

    Aviom, manufacturer of the iconic A-16II Personal Mixer and industry leader in personal mixing, is pleased to announce that it will be introducing the new AN-16/i v.2 Input Module to support its next generation personal mixer, the A360 Personal Mixer, which has also been introduced at NAMM (Hall A, Booth 6720). The AN-16/i v.2 converts 16 line-level analog audio channels

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  • NAMM 2013 Day 1 Review

    Once a year the streets of Anaheim California, home of The Angels, The Ducks and Mickey Mouse are shoulder to shoulder with musicians, merchants and music fans from all over the world and this year is no different.  Not even the torrential downpour of Southern California rain (yeah right our East Coast visitors scoff), could detour nor discourage the NAMM

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  • Pigtronix introduces Quantum Time Modulator pedal for Winter NAMM 2013

    Pigtronix Quantum Time Modulator produces a parallel universe of analog time stretching effects with only three knobs and a single switch. Reflecting the fundamental principals of modern atomic physics in pedal form, the Pigtronix Quantum can be in any number of places at once and will change in response to both input and observation. Pigtronix Quantum utilizes multiple bucket brigade

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  • Peavey Debuts New Vypyr® VIP Series Amplifiers

    Peavey Electronics introduces a new generation of modeling amplifiers today with the Vypyr® VIP series, the world’s first Variable Instrument Performance™ amplifiers. After the award-winning original Peavey Vypyr series set the new standard for modeling guitar amplifiers, the Vypyr VIP series introduces an entirely new level of technological sophistication and tonal versatility. With the Vypyr VIP series, Peavey introduces the

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  • Accessory Power donates earbuds to The Fender Music Foundation

    Accessory Power has provided GOgroove AudiOHM earbuds to The Fender Music Foundation to be given to donors of $100 or more at The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Show in Anaheim, California.  The show takes place between Thursday, Jan. 24th and Sunday, Jan. 27th 2013. Accessory Power will have a representative at their table on Friday and Saturday to

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  • The RapcoHorizon Company Unveils Silverhog at 2013 NAMM

    The RapcoHorizon Company, a leading manufacturer of audio/video interfacing and cable equipment, announces its SilverHog guitar and microphone cables at the 2013 NAMM Show (Hall C, Booth 4558). The latest addition to the RoadHog Series, SilverHog is a series of high-end touring cables without the high-end price tag. Built with the original RoadHog jacket, which The RapcoHorizon Company designed specifically

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  • Brian Wilson kicks off 2013 NAMM Excitement at Gibson Booth

    Celebrating the power of music, Gibson Guitar sets the stage at the 2013 NAMM show, welcoming Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys to perform at the Gibson Booth. Wilson will honor us with his presence Thursday, January 24th at 12 Noon. The talented co-creator of the Beach Boys music and the California Sound, Wilson

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  • Monster at NAMM 2013

    Monster is continuing to lead the way in the audio accessories category, including essential gear and the world’s most advanced accessories for music industry professionals and consumers. Experience the latest generation of Monster audio products, all delivering our signature Pure Monster Sound™, plus a completely new line of the world’s most advanced pro connectivity solutions. There will also be exciting

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  • Thadeus Gonzalez formerly of Electric Sister Embarks On Solo Career

    Oakland-based vocalist Thadeus Gonzalez has left the front role in Electric Sister to pursue solo and collaborative opportunities.  In addition to recording a debut record in Los Angeles this spring, he is debuting some acoustic songs at the Songsalive NAMM showcase on Thursday, January 24, at the Hilton Anaheim. At that showcase, Thadeus will be performing with one of Yamaha's

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  • The RapcoHorizon Company Debuts Full-Line Company Catalog At 2013 NAMM

    For the first time ever, The RapcoHorizon Company, a leading manufacturer of audio/video interfacing and cable equipment, is releasing a full-line company catalog, in both digital and printed formats, to its network of dealers. The highly requested directory, which helps customers distinguish between each of the company brands, including RapcoHorizon, RoadHog, RAT, StageMaster and Momentum, is available at the 2013

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