Screamer Magazine January 2013
Featuring: 2012 A Year in Review . Also Included 3 Doors Down, Daughtry, Queensrÿche, Maor Appelbaum, Raiding the Rock Vault, Kamelot, Her Bright Skies, Diemonds, Sister Sin, Taproot, A Perfect Day, 12 Stones, Jolly, Vicious Rumors, One-Eyed Doll, Something Unto Nothing, A Perfect Day, Hell, Memory Of A Melody, Sylosis, Adler, Aerosmith and Much More.

Articles in the January 2012 Issue

Interviews

  • YEAR IN REVIEW

    A lot can happen in a year; moments pass by and turn into hours, which lead to days -- 366 days to be exact.  It was just yesterday we all rang in 2012, and in twelve days, 2013 begins anew.  All around the world, we were surprised (or not), by events that took place, whether we wanted them to or

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  • QUEENSRŸCHE - New Start for a New Year

    One of the most distinctive bands of the metal era, Queensrÿche ruled the rock world for many years as one of our best kept "underground" secrets.  To sit in the audience and experience MindCrime or Empire was truly a cerebral event.  Now don’t get me wrong, we did experience whiplash from banging our heads, but the visual impact coupled with

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  • Inside The Industry with Maor Appelbaum

    Those of us old enough to remember when albums were actually albums will recall the joy at reading the liner notes: lyrics to the songs, what musicians played on which tracks, the thanks they gave to friends, family and industry people.  Then there were the production credits:  the studio the album was recorded at, the producer and the engineer.   After that,

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  • RAIDING THE ROCK VAULT - John Payne's new production

    The recorded history of anything is always an interesting journey as you discover the origins of how events develop and evolve; “ah ha” moments.  Though we all pretty much know who Hank Williams, Led Zeppelin, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles, Chuck Berry and Dick Clarke are (among the many not listed), where do they fit; what really was their

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  • KAMELOT - Lineup changes, concepts and alliances

    Florida-based progressive metal outfit Kamelot is no newcomer to the mighty realms of the universe of rock music.  Not many bands can say they have succeeded in releasing 10 studio albums all showcasing the various elements that main man Thomas Youngblood finds so instinctively creative within the sonic backdrop of Kamelot's sound.  Whether it be melody or drama, power or sensitivity, Youngblood

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  • HER BRIGHT SKIES - Sold their souls to Rock & Roll

    Jönköping, Sweden is a city with a population of around 90,000, which was once known for its matchstick industry and is now home to the central warehouses of several corporations, including IKEA. Though you may not be aware of it, Jönköping is also a sort of breeding ground for musical talent. ABBA’s Agnetha Fältskog was born there and The Cardigans

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  • DIEMONDS - One Boot in the Gutter; the Other in Your Teeth

    Canada boasts some of the most phenomenal artists and rock bands ever to put pen to paper when it comes to songwriting, as well as hit after hit.  Sum 41, Finger Eleven, Theory Of A Deadman and Nickelback (just naming a few) all hail from the Great White North.  Adding their name to the Canadian roster of rock, Diemonds, a female-fronted

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  • SISTER SIN - Sinning Now and Forever

    Sister Sin are a busy band who have gone through a few minor lineup changes to settle on the four-piece we hear today.  With three studio albums unleashed on the heavy metal community, not four as is occasionally reported -- due to Dance of the Wicked containing around seven songs and recorded more in demo form than a professional studio environment

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  • TAPROOT - Episode of Surrealism

    Holed up in a blue-painted, small attic room with exposed plumbing pipes and bricks, is where we met up with Taproot's vocalist Stephen Richards before the band played their set at the 12 Days of Xmas Tour show held in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.  We stood just inches apart so Richards could be heard over the blaring music as one of

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  • A PERFECT DAY - No Bad Days

    Italian powerhouse vocalist Roberto Tiranti is a part of a dynamic new power trip which includes fellow Labyrinth band mates, Andrea Cantarelli (guitar) and Alessandro Bissa (drums).  The new band is called A Perfect Day and it’s taken the music world by storm.  Their self-titled debut album has recently been released across the world.  In a recent interview with Tiranti,

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  • 12 Stones - One-Part Communication One-Part Inspiration

    The 12 Stones is possibly best known for their positive effect on others.  In an interview with frontman Paul McCoy before they hit the stage on their 12 Days of Xmas tour show in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, he told us why that is, explained their issues with being labeled a Christian band, and told us about some of the experiences

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  • JOLLY - A State of Happiness

    Who would think to name a band Jolly?  Keyboard player Joe Reilly felt that it required brainstorming a million other names, but Jolly seemed to stick, yet he knew they were a progressive metal band, so Reilly wasn’t too sure about that name.  Drummer Louis Abramson remembers their old bass player telling them the moniker was stupid so the guys

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Reviews

  • 12 Days of Christmas - Third Street Saloon

    Just a little over a month after the Big Dogs Reunion featuring Royal Bliss, Blitzcreek Bookings rocked Cedar Rapids, Iowa again by hosting the Winter Riot (or 12 Days of Christmas) Tour at Third Street Saloon on December 8, 2012.  This event was co-sponsored by Neon Dragon Tattoo and Body Piercing. With eight bands squeezing into one evening of rock, sets

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  • SISTER SIN - Now And Forever

    Swedish heavy metal merchants Sister Sin deliver their third proper studio album Now And Forever with a real sense of confidence, as they realize their identity and direction.  It's a popular misconception that this album is their fourth, but in actual fact the first release called Dance of the Wicked was a selection of demos, and therefore isn't considered a proper album

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  • KAMELOT - Silverthorn

    Prepare yourself for an album that provides both drama and constantly weaving epic musical backdrops.  Silverthorn begins the journey with a two-minute introduction mixing up some elegant piano with some husky, quietly spoken dialogue before launching into the urgent Sacrimony (Angel of Afterlife), which showcases both the heavier end of their spectrum with the more melodic side. This Florida-based power metal/progressive

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  • VICIOUS RUMORS - Live You to Death

    Live You to Death by Vicious Rumors is a ferocious, jagged-toothed beast of an album. Unleashed in a live setting, the band is given free reign to fully display its skillful fusion of pummeling aggression with surgically sharp playing. It takes talent to play spot-on melodies, twin guitar leads, and double bass drum pummelings at such breakneck speeds -- and

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  • DIEMONDS - The Bad Pack

    Diemonds are fully, unabashedly old school hard rock.  Anyone who was of age in the late 80's will immediately feel the pull of nostalgia listening to The Bad Pack.  (I spent many a night on the Sunset Strip in Hollywood way back then, and if I close my eyes listening to this album, I can almost smell the hairspray.)  This

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  • ONE-EYED DOLL - Committed

    The spotlight shines brightly on Kimberly Freeman with her Dave Lee Roth-style high kicks and that fascinating voice, which resembles Jack Off Jill on occasions, then a female version of Serj Tankian on others.  Make no mistakes, this is a rock album for sure.  Jagged guitar with short bursts dancing in perfect time with the steady and solid drum provided by Jason

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  • SOMETHING UNTO NOTHING - S.U.N.

    In the beginning, the members of Something Unto Nothing (S.U.N.) agreed that in order to write the best, trend-free music they could, they needed to get away.  So, in the mountains of Canyon Country, they found an old, deserted shack.  They got supplies to last them two weeks, and set out to write a complete album.  The result was Something Unto Nothing’s recently

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  • A PERFECT DAY - A Perfect Day

    A Perfect Day is a brand new trio that features the very talented musicians from Labyrinth:  Andrea Cantarelli (guitar), Roberto Tiranti (bass and vocals) and Alessandro Bissa (drums).  Their self-titled debut album is a must have for any rock fan.  The music is different than that of Labyrinth; A Perfect Day is more melodic with hard hitting rock intertwined.  Fans

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  • HELL - Human Remains

    Hell are not the most famous band in the world; they are often found within the depths of the Metal Archives, amongst other lost bands of past decades.  Their popularity is, however, growing exponentially and they are clawing their way out of those depths.  Once you hear them, Hell will go from YouTube footage to an ASAP purchase of vinyl

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  • MEMORY OF A MELODY - Things That Make You Scream

    Need a wake up call?  Memory Of A Melody will wake you up with a scream!  This five piece group from San Antonio, Texas packs a massive punch with their new album, Things That Make You Scream.  MOAM is a result of talents of Mario Galdos-Vocals, Wade Sigue-Guitar, Roel Castillo-Guitar, Joel Martinez-Bass and Robin Lopez-Drums.  Sharing the stage with Chevelle,

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  • SYLOSIS - Monolith

    Sylosis - Monolith, album artworkMonolith (Nuclear Blast) is the third studio album for the guys from Reading, England.  On this album Sylosis have really come into their own and found a style and sound that is unique, but at the same time is built on a strong foundation of thrash metal.  The guys are not afraid to mix in atmospheric elements, big doom riffs and

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Press Releases

  • Jungle Rot To Re-Issue Skin The Living

    Hailing from Kenosha, Wisconsin, four-piece death metal act JUNGLE ROT will be re-issuing their newly re-mastered 1996 classic album, Skin The Living, coming February 19th, 2013. Pre-order packages are now available through the Victory Records’ webstore. Order now! Front man Dave Matrise comments “We’ve wanted to re-issue Skin The Living for some time now and are happy that we have

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  • SUFFOCATION: "As Grace Descends" Lyric Video Online!

    New York death metal veterans, SUFFOCATION, have made a lyric video for the brand new track “As Grace Descends” available below. The songs comes from their upcoming album Pinnacle of  Bedlam, which will be released on February 19th in North America. http://youtu.be/fH_N5mdjsYU The record was produced by the band and tracked at Full Force Studios in New York by longtime

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  • THE WHO: “Quadrophenia-Can You See The Real Me?” To Air On BBC

    One of rock’s most powerful and legendary bands, THE WHO will be celebrated when The Who: Quadrophenia-Can You See The Real Me? airs Friday, January 4 at 10:00 PM (ET/PT) on BBC America.  Originally screened earlier this year as a one-night in-theater event, the documentary takes fans on a riveting ride back to the 1970s when THE WHO’s creative musical

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  • HYPOCRISY Reveal Album Title, Announce 2013 European Tour!

    Swedish death metal monsters HYPOCRISY are currently wrapping up the recording process of their upcoming new studio album entitled End Of Disclosure. The record is tentatively scheduled for a late March release. Band leader Peter Tägtgren commented: "Hi all, we're still in the studio working hard to finalize the album. Horgh just layed down the drums - and let me tell you - it

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  • Searching for Sugar Man on DVD January 22

    SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN, the critically-acclaimed film profiling the incredible but true story of Rodriguez, the greatest ‘70s rock icon who never was, debuts on Blu-ray™ and DVD January 22nd from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Rodriguez was discovered in a Detroit bar in the late 1960s by two celebrated producers who were struck by his soulful melodies and prophetic lyrics.

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  • FAITHSEDGE has inked a worldwide management deal with Germany’s Rock N Growl Management

    California-based rockers FAITHSEDGE has inked a worldwide management deal with Germany’s Rock N Growl Management. The follow up album to the debut is tentatively called “The Answer Of Insanity” is a concept record based on stories from singer/songwriter Giancarlo Floridia’s life that lead up to the first album with an interesting twist at the end. It’s sure to be melodic, progressive and intense! After

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  • As They Burn Confirmed For Bonecrusher Fest 2013

    Paris modern metal outfit AS THEY BURN have announced that they will join JOB FOR A COWBOY, WAR FROM A HARLOTS MOUTH, BENEATH THE MASSACRE on the upcoming BONECRUSHER FEST that is taking over twenty-seven cities across Europe/ UK beginning March 1st, 2013.  See the full list of tour dates here. Vocalist Kevin Trevor comments, “JFAC is a band we

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  • Victory Records Announces Top 10 Videos Of 2012

    VICTORY RECORDS announces your favorite Top 10 Victory music videos of 2012. Watch the announcement video here and prepare for an amazing New Year! http://youtu.be/UC7NONIIj-Q Website: http://www.victoryrecords.com/ Webstore: http://www.victoryrecords.com/webstore Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VictoryRecords Twitter: https://twitter.com/victoryrecords Top 10 Videos: http://vote.victorv.tv

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  • Edge Of Attack Premieres New Track "In Hell"

    Grande Prairie, AB power-thrash five-piece Edge of Attack have teamed up with MetalUnderground.com to premiere their latest single 'In Hell' from their upcoming self-titled album set for release on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 on Halifax metal label Spread The Metal Records. To hear the track please visit the following location here. Album pre-order available at the following link here. Produced by EAO guitarist/vocalist Jurekk Whipple, the

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  • CHARIOTS OF THE GODS Post Teaser Music Video for 'Tides of War

    Ottawa, ON's melodic death thrashers Chariots of The Gods have posted a video teaser for their upcoming music video for the title track from their full length album 'Tides of War' being released on Tuesday, January 29, 2013. http://youtu.be/rISd4WyksMc In additional news, COTG are offering fans a FREE DOWNLOAD of the title track at the following location here along with pre-order of the album on the band's Bandcamp here.

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  • Arise As Kings Changes Name to Left Behind, Signs With We Are Triumphant

    Charleston, West Virginia’s Arise As Kings has announced that they have changed their name to Left Behind. The band had this to say about the name change, “We have a few reasons for this change. First of all, we have grown so much and matured a great deal in the past year and a half of being a band, to

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  • Under The Gun Streaming Narrow Hearts’ Make This Yours

    Under The Gun is exclusively streaming the brand new Narrow Heart’s release entitled Make This Yours. The stream for the follow up to Strive To Change may be heard HERE. The dynamic and blistering Make This Yours sees its release today and may be purchased from iTunes. The album has already received critical acclaim in the form of: “From start to finish ‘Make This Yours’ consistently offers powerful,

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  • Hell Or Highwater To Release ‘Begin Again’ In February

    Pavement Entertainment has announced the forthcoming release of Hell or Highwater’s album Begin Again on February 5, 2013. Founded by Brandon Saller, best known as the drummer/vocalist for Orange County rock band Atreyu, Hell or Highwater is an American rock band from Orange County, California.  While Atreyu is on a self-imposed hiatus, Saller is stepping out from behind the drums

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  • Prashant Aswani Releases New Album 'Visions'

    Rock fusion guitarist, Prashant Aswani today releases his new album, Visions.  Incubus drummer, Jose Pasillas is featured on all 12 instrumental tracks along with bassist, Gabe Rosales.  Jeff Kollman makes a guest solo appearance on the song, “Left of Center.”  The CD is available worldwide and songs will be available directly on iTunes and other digital outlets. Recognized for his melodic playing, Aswani’s

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  • ADLER In-Studio Guests at RadioScreamer Wed, December 19, 2012 at 2:00 pm Pacific

    Join our very own Diamond-Dave Castagno and ADLER for an exclusive RadioScreamer interview and LIVE PERFORMANCE on Wednesday, December 19 at 2:00 pm Pacific.  Steven, Jacob, Lonny and Johnny will perform songs from their new album, Back From The Dead and talk about their upcoming plans.  This is one show you won't want to miss!  So be sure to join

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  • It Lies Within Releases Lyric Video For “Thoughts of Neveah”

    It Lies Within has just released their lyric video for the track “Thoughts Of Neveh” on YouTube. The song was previously exclusively premiered on Altpress.com earlier this year and is featured on the band’s blistering Luxor Records debut Chrysalis. Chrysalis was released in September and has received high praise from the media in the form of: http://youtu.be/27JPZZGP2I4 “Musically comprised of catchy hooks, raucous breakdowns, and meaty

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  • Turbogeist Announce UK Tour With Pure Love

    LONDON-BASED rockers, Turbogeist, will be guesting with Pure Love – the Alternative Rock band formed by former Gallows frontman Frank Carter and ex-Hope Conspiracy & Suicide File guitarist Jim Carroll – on their 14-date UK tour, commencing early February 2013. Tickets are available here. Furthermore, Turbogeist will be releasing their ‘Ancient Secrets’ EP in March 2013 via Spinefarm Records. The

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  • Continents Release “The Making Of Idle Hands Part 1”

    UK’s hardcore party lads CONTINENTS have released their first studio update for their upcoming release Idle Hands, out January 22nd, 2013. Idle Hands is being described as “some of the heaviest material they have ever produced”. Step inside the recording studio with drummer Duncan Hamill as he gives fans a tour, tracks drums and shows off his kit. Watch the

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  • The Bronx To Release First Album In Five Years On February 5

    Acclaimed Los Angeles punk rock band The Bronx will release their long awaited fourth album, The Bronx (IV), on February 5, 2013 via White Drugs/ATO Records.  In anticipation the band has released a new song, “Ribcage,” which is streaming now at and available for download on iTunes and Amazon as well as on limited edition 7” vinyl, along with a

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  • Suffocation Release New Track “As Grace Descends”

    New York death metal veterans, SUFFOCATION, have made the brand new track “As Grace Descends” available for streaming here. The songs comes from their upcoming album Pinnacle of  Bedlam, which will be released on February 19th in North America. The record was produced by the band and tracked at Full Force Studios in New York by longtime collaborator Joe Cincotta.

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  • Great White Concert To Be Broadcast In Afghanistan

    Honoring heroes at home and abroad, Grammy nominated classic rockers, GREAT WHITE announced today that the Sebastian, Fla., concert this evening will be broadcast via Armed Forces Entertainment to Afghanistan. ‘Rock ‘N For Our Heroes,’ a benefit concert to support the Wounded EOD Warriors Foundation, will be held at Capt Hiram’s. Armed Forces Entertainment plans to feed the concert to

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  • Malevolence Brazil Metal Generation Team

    Portuguese extreme progressive metallers MALEVOLENCE proudly announce the band is from this day forward represented exclusively in BRAZIL via the metal alliance build up amid the band and the BRAZILIAN metal unit METAL GENERATION. This blending shall propel the name MALEVOLENCE to the BRAZILIAN audiences in a straight and more effective level going under representation beneath the moniker MALEVOLENCE BRAZIL METAL

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  • Chariots Of The Gods Offer FREE Download of Title Track 'Tides of War'

    Ottawa, ON's deathcore thrashers Chariots of The Gods whom are gearing up for the release of their debut full length album 'Tides of War' on Tuesday, January 29, 2013, are offering fans a FREE DOWNLOAD of the title track at the following location here along with pre-order of the album on the band's Bandcamp here. Produced by award winning producer/engineer/mixer Glen Robinson who has worked with names such as The Ramones,

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  • Counterparts Release “The Disconnect” Music Video

    COUNTERPARTS have released a fresh new video for “The Disconnect” from their latest release The Current Will Carry Us. The video was produced by Vinnie Leonetti on their recent Canadian tour with STRAY FROM THE PATH, OBEY THE BRAVE, BACKTRACK and NORTHLANE. Watch the video below here and get submersed in the spirit of hardcore. http://youtu.be/tFjNH9l6-sQ Vocalist Brendan Murphy comments,

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Product Press Releases

  • Moog Music release the Grateful Dead Expansion Pack

    Moog Music today announced the official release of the Grateful Dead Expansion Pack, which innovatively turns the Grateful Dead’s live performance at the Carousel Ballroom on Feb. 14, 1968 into a source of harmonic content exclusively for Animoog, Moog’s TEC-Award Nominated synthesizer for the iPad. The pack features 82 Presets and 45 Timbres that were carefully extracted from the live

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  • Moog Music Announces Animoog V2 for iPad

    Moog Music today announced the release of Animoog V2 for Apple’s iPad. This major update to the TEC-Award Nominated iOS synthesizer is a free update for existing Animoog users and includes many user requested features and product enhancements, such as: accelerometer integration which gives Animoog owners the ability to tilt their iPad in any direction as an interactive 3D modulation

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  • Ultrasound Amplifiers Announces Facebook Promotion

    Ultrasound Amplifiers today announces a monthly sweepstakes on Facebook.  Every month, one fan will win an Ultrasound DI Plus and 12 sets of Dean Markley Helix acoustic guitar strings.  Musicians and fans within the USA can enter to win with details on the Ultrasound Amplifiers Facebook fan page. Fans will have a chance to win by clicking on the unique

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  • Dean Markley Teams With Prashant Aswani for Facebook Promotion

    Dean Markley announces giveaway with Prashant Aswani to celebrate the release of his new CD release, Visions.  Winners will receive the CD and an autographed set of strings, just like the ones Prashant uses in studio and on tour.  Those across the United States, can enter to win at the Dean Markley Facebook page or by following this link. From

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  • CNTRL, Sennheiser and EDM Pioneer Richie Hawtin Wrap Up College Campus Tour

    Audio specialist Sennheiser announced that it has completed CNTRL: Beyond EDM tour as official sound sponsor. The tour, which was initiated by world leading DJ's Richie Hawtin and Loco Dice, explores the history and future of the Electronic Dance Music (EDM) genre and in its east coast debut was successful in reaching and inspiring hundreds of students and aspiring EDM

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  • VOODOO MUSIC + ARTS EXPERIENCE Celebrates 15TH Anniversary

    Having established itself as the longest running U.S. music festival in the modern era--taking place every year since 1999--the VOODOO MUSIC + ARTS EXPERIENCE will celebrate its 15th anniversary November 1, 2 and 3, 2013 in New Orleans, LA.  An early VOODOO Holiday pre-sale, for both entry to VOODOO and on-site camping, begins today at www.thevoodooexperience.com.  The 15th anniversary VOODOO

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Photos

NAMM 2013

  • Retro Look and Sound Meet New Technology at NAMM Show

    A blast from the past will ring out at the 2013 NAMM Show as manufacturers responding to consumer demand introduce new products with a vintage look and sound. Retailers, having heard the growing demand for vintage-inspired musical instruments and equipment will be looking for new products that meet the demand of customers clamoring for unique pieces. The NAMM Show returns

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