Screamer Magazine July 2012
Featuring: Anthrax. Also Included BulletBoys, The Cult, Hardline, L.A. Guns, Trixter, Tyketto, Europe, Spineshank, Little Caesar, Malice, Charm City Devils, Love And Death, Jetboy, Richie Onori, Venrez, Pretty Maids and Much More.

Articles in the July 2012 Issue

Interviews

  • Anthrax - History Repeating Itself

    If the heavy music community had an award similar to the sports world's "Comeback Player of The Year" then legendary Anthrax frontman Joey Belladonna could proudly display that trophy on his Metal mantle. Certainly, Belladonna might have preferred to be leading the Anthrax charge to battle these past twenty years, but with past melodramas far behind them, Belladonna and the boys

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  • Europe - Through The Years

    Between the late eighties and early nineties, the heavy metal/death metal scene came alive in the country of Sweden, spawning many different sub-genres including Viking metal and black metal.  Quite a few rock n' roll musicians have emerged from that country including guitar virtuoso, Yngwie Malmsteen and the hard rock/heavy metal band, Europe. Europe has been rocking this world since

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  • Spineshank: A Dark New Beginning

    It’s no secret that the music industry isn’t what it used to be.  These days it’s tough for new bands to even get signed, much less for old ones to make a comeback.  However, there are several bands rising from the ashes and Spineshank is one of them.  Their new album, Anger, Denial, Acceptance, was released on June 19, 2012, and will be

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  • Ron Young and Little Caesar--Honest Rock 'N Roll

    It's funny, really.  Do any research about the band Little Caesar, and you'd be hard-pressed to find any article, anywhere, that doesn't obsess about the band's image, and how their tattooed biker look was at odds with the hair-metal bands of the late 80's.  The music always seems to get lost in the shuffle.  Well, Little Caesar has come roaring back with

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  • Malice - An All New Breed

    The proverbial Heavy Metal battlefield, strewn with acts lost forever in the mythology of the genre's rise, fall, and ascension, on occasion spits forth an old name re-risen, carrying its sword into battle once again.  Surely the Metal world thought L. A.'s Malice, a band never to be heard from again; a victim of bad management and poor record label

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  • Pain and Perseverance: Charm City Devils' John Allen Shares His Journey

    Living in a Baltimore row home listening to Smoke on the Water pulsate through the walls was where the desire to play music started for Charm City Devils frontman, John Allen.  “My next door neighbor had older brothers and they had a band" laughs Allen, "I would hear Smoke on the Water coming through the walls. For hours upon end

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  • Tyketto - Diggin' in Deep

    New Jersey has been home to some of the most influential punk and rock bands in the United States.  The notables spanning over the decades who call the Garden State their home, is an impressive list to say the least; from The Smithereens and The Misfits to Bon Jovi, Trixter, Skid Row and Tyketto. Tyketto released their first album, Don’t

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  • Love and Death - Chemicals

    As one of the founding members of KORN, the multi-platinum metal band from Bakersfield, CA, guitarist Brian “Head” Welch, seemed to have the world by the balls; fame, money women, homes, cars—he partied with some of the biggest heavy-hitters in the music industry; the drugs flowed like water from a faucet and nothing seemed out of bounds. But what Welch

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  • Richie Onori - How Sweet It Is

    Richie Onori is an accomplished drummer whose diverse artistic endeavors could make a professional juggler look like an amateur.  He’s been playing with a who’s who of musicians, his own band Heaven & Earth, iconic glitter rockers The Sweet, pursuing solo projects, and is also a talented singer, songwriter, guitarist, and businessman. “I’m proud that I’ve built these things up

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  • Venrez--Livin' The Dream

    Let's say you've always wanted to be a singer for a rock 'n roll band.  Where do you start?  Late-night gigs in the neighborhood dive bar is the usual story.  Steven Berez, however, did things a little differently.  "First time I ever sang with a band was at the Viper Room on a Saturday night to a sold-out audience at 10:00 pm in

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Reviews

  • L.A. Guns LIVE at the House Of Blues, Hollywood, CA

    Not only did Hollywood legends L.A. Guns, pack the House of Blues on the Sunset Strip, they almost managed to blow the roof off in support of their newest release, Hollywood Forever. One thing about Hollywood, it never disappoints—who would think you’d find completely sleeved hard and heavy hitters mingling with those in board shorts and Van's or those wearing chapeaus...and all ages

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  • The Cult - Weapon Of Choice

    When a band comes back long past the heyday they made history in to release new music after being away for years, people always wonder what happened to them? Did they waste their money, talents and youth on drugs or fight amongst themselves and blow it all to shit? Did they decide to marry, raise families and live what might

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  • Album Review: Hardline Danger Zone

    No matter what musical trends may come and go, there always seems to be a niche for good old-fashioned melodic hard rock. Hardline's latest release Danger Zone, will be a comfortable fit for anyone who is a fan of that genre.  The latest iteration of the band features sole remaining original member and lead vocalist Johnny Gioeli teaming up with a group of European musicians: Italians Alessandro

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  • Review :: L.A. Guns Hollywood Forever

    On June 5th, L.A. Guns released their first album of original material since 2005’s Tales From The Strip, entitled Hollywood Forever.  In light of the fact that there have been two active versions of the band, it is noteworthy to mention that this is the Phil Lewis version, not Tracii Guns. Hollywood Forever boasts a whopping 14 tracks, a few

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  • Trixter - New Audio Machine

    Longevity can be an elusive attribute but not for vocalist, Pete Loran, guitarist Steve Brown, bassist P.J. Farley and drummer Gus Scott; better known as Trixter.  After a 12-year hiatus, Trixter has resurrected with their newest release, New Audio Machine.  Recent years have produced a live album and a “greatest hits”, but this is the first appearance of any new

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  • Dig in Deep to Tyketto's first album in 18 years

    Hailing from the East Coast, Tyketto was signed to Geffen Records in 1990 and subsequently, released their debut album Don’t Come Easy.  Classic hits from Tyketto include Forever Young, Walk on Fire, Wings and Sail Away.  The rockers have recently released their first album in over eighteen years with all four original members.  The new album, Dig in Deep (Frontier Records), was

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  • Pretty Maids - It Comes Alive - Maid In Switzerland

    Celebrating thirty years in the biz, the Danes with the ultra feminine name, grace us with a live disc / DVD which could just as well be a 'Best Of', writhe with hits from their best albums.  As such, holding in my hands a live record that essentially chronicles their career, let's get the obvious issue with the Maids out-of-the-way. 

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Press Releases

  • Loverboy Announces New Album “Rock ‘N’ Roll Revival” via Fontiers Records in August

    For more than three decades, veteran multi-platinum Canadian rockers Loverboy have been lovin’ every minute of it…and now are proud to announce the upcoming worldwide release of ROCK ‘N’ ROLL REVIVAL via Frontiers Records. The album is set for an August 14th release in North America and August 24th in Europe and features nine newly re-recorded Loverboy hits, as well as three

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  • Release date confirmed for Triumph's "Live at Sweden Rock Festival" dvd and cd set!

    The fans demanded it, and the fans finally got it. After 20 years apart, the long-awaited Triumph reunion (of vocalist/guitarist Rik Emmett, bassist/keyboardist Mike Levine, and vocalist/drummer Gil Moore) took place at Sweden Rock Festival, on June 7th, 2008. And on August 28th, 2012, fans outside of Sweden will finally get a chance to see, hear, and experience this awesome

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  • SMASHING PUMPKINS Enter Billboard Albums Chart at #4 with ‘Oceania’

    The SMASHING PUMPKINS’ new album OCEANIA--released June 19 via Martha’s Music/EMI Label Services/Caroline Distribution--has entered the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart at #4 and earns the #1 spot on the Independent Albums Chart; it is the second highest debuting independently released album this year. OCEANIA now marks the group’s seventh Top Ten album.   Intended to recapture the album experience, all 13

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  • Sunset Strip Music Festival 2012: Full Lineup Announced

    SUNSET STRIP MUSIC FESTIVAL (SSMF) organizers have announced the full lineup for the annual three-day event kicking off Thursday, August 16 and culminating on Saturday, August 18 with an all-day street festival. THE DOORS will be the 2012 festival honorees. Among those just announced to perform at the House of Blues Sunset Strip, The Roxy Theatre, Viper Room, Key Club

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  • Win a Free Autographed Copy of Phil Soussan’s New Album No Protection

    Phil Soussan has given us an autographed copy of his new Album No Protection to give away to one of our listeners! To join the giveaway follow the below instructions. Comment on the Phil Soussan Interview (Located Here) Tweet the Phil Soussan Interview (Click here to Tweet) The winner will be selected randomly on Friday July 6, 2012.  Good Luck

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  • Abel Debuts New Song From Forthcoming Album “Make It Right”

    Poughkeepsie rock group Abel have premiered the first new track, “Fire Walk With Me,” from their forthcoming album, Make It Right, which is scheduled for release on September 18.  The track is streaming now, exclusively at Altpress.com. Formed by four close friends with a passion for creating honest art, Abel released their first full-length, Lesser Men, in late 2010 to

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  • Slash: “You’re A Lie” First Single Off New Album ‘Apocalyptic Love’ Hits #1 On Active Rock Radio

    SLASH has achieved his first-ever #1 hit at rock radio as “You’re A Lie” vaults to the #1 spot this week at Active Rock.  The explosive song is the first track from SLASH’s second solo album APOCALYPTIC LOVE, which was released May 22 and entered the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart at #4, marking the top rock debut that week.

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  • The Darkness: Premiere First Single “Everybody Have A Good Time” On Spin.com Today

    As THE DARKNESS gear up for the August 21 release of their third studio album HOT CAKES (Wind-up Records), the group will premiere their raucous first single “Everybody Have A Good Time,” exclusively today on SPIN.com. The video for the song will debut on Vevo.com on Thursday, June 28. Listen to the song and watch the “making of” the video

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  • Michael Des Barres Returns To His London Roots With 'Carnaby Street'

    There is much excitement within the music press and fans alike around the world about the news of the return of glam rock icon Michael Des Barres and his forthcoming CD release 'Carnaby Street' On Gonzo MultiMedia, UK. Michael Des Barres has been in the rock ‘n’ roll scene for four decades now. A European nobleman, brought up in England, living

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  • Animetal USA Announce Stateside Live Debut And Release Date For Debut Album

    Already a gold-certified sensation in Japan, the all-star metal group, Animetal USA is setting their sights next on America - with the impending release of their debut album and a just-announced show. Comprised of singer Mike Vescera (OBSESSION/ex-LOUDNESS) starring as METAL-RIDER, bassist Rudy Sarzo (BLUE OYSTER CULT, ex-OZZY OSBOURNE, QUIET RIOT, WHITESNAKE, DIO) as STORMBRINGER, guitarist Chris Impellitteri (IMPELLITTERI) as

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  • The Cult's New Single Hits the Radio This Week

    Honey From a Knife," the lead- off track from The Cult's critically-acclaimed new studio album Choice of Weapon, hits radio this week.  The song, rooted in the seductiveness of addiction, has been singled out in numerous media reviews for its raw energy, sexual rhythms, Duffy's knife-edge guitars and Astbury's impassioned vocals, all woven around the song's mesmerizing chorus, "We got

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  • Nations Afire Announce European Tour

    Southern California rock band Nations Afire has announced a European tour in August to support their forthcoming new album The Ghosts We Will Become.  The dates will in include headlining and festival performances. Nations Afire are a four piece band that features current and former members of some of the most influential punk and hardcore bands from the past decade.

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  • As I Lay Dying New Album ‘Awakened’ Set For Release September 25 On Metal Blade

    AS I LAY DYING are currently holed up in the Blasting Room with renowned rock producer Bill Stevenson, who’s also the drummer for Descendents (and has played with Black Flag); and mixer Colin Richardson. The group--NICK HIPA (guitar), TIM LAMBESIS (vocals), JORDAN MANCINO (drums), PHIL SGROSSO (guitar) and JOSH GILBERT (bass)--are putting the finishing touches on their new album AWAKENED,

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  • Riot Fest & Carnival: Second Wave Artist Announcements

    The day-by-day line-up for the RIOT FEST & CARNIVAL in Chicago is now revealed. Rise Against, Descendents, Coheed and Cambria, Dropkick Murphys, The Gaslight Anthem, Andrew W.K. (full band), Minus The Bear, Frank Turner and more lead the Saturday bill, while Iggy and the Stooges, Elvis Costello, A Day To Remember, Gogol Bordello, NOFX, Alkaline Trio, Jesus and Mary Chain

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  • Scum Of The Earth Reveal Artwork & Track Listing For ‘The Devil Made Me Do It,’ Due Out August 28

    SCUM OF THE EARTH has set a worldwide release date of August 28 for their third album, THE DEVIL MADE ME DO IT, on the Chicago-based Goomba Music, Inc. label (with distribution through eOne in North America).  Produced by horror-rocker RIGGS and Volkstoker, it was recorded at “Scum HQ” in Branson, MO and is the follow-up to 2007’s SLEAZE FREAK

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  • Billy Corgan Of The Smashing Pumpkins On CNN’s “Piers Morgan Tonight”

    Be sure to tune in and watch BILLY CORGAN of THE SMASHING PUMPKINS appear on CNN’s “Piers Morgan Tonight.” Billy Corgan, the founder and lead singer/guitarist of the Grammy-winning iconic rock band The Smashing Pumpkins, will be interviewed by Piers Morgan tonight, Tuesday, June 19, which airs live at 9:00 PM EDT. They will talk about the band’s new album

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  • X to Join Pearl Jam on European Tour

    X, the perennial  L.A. punk-rockers, announce plans to continue touring throughout the year, celebrating their 35th anniversary as a band. X is the last musical group out of the iconic “class of ’77”, including such greats as The Ramones, The Clash and The Sex Pistols, who remain intact and touring! After a West Coast tour this past May, the band

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  • Nations Afire Debut Explosive New Video For “The Ghosts We Will Become”

    SoCal rock band Nations Afire has unleashed an explosive new video for the title track off their forthcoming album The Ghosts We Will Become today. Watch Nations Afire’s new video for “The Ghosts We Will Become” Below: http://youtu.be/kMW1WEbc45g Filmed by Rob Wallace at Iris Conceptsand Edited by Tim Lunsford, “The Ghosts We Will Become” bursts from the gates with an incendiary

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  • Texas Hippie Coalition Premieres Video for Raucous Single "Turn It Up"

    Red dirt metal rockers, Texas Hippie Coalition, released the new video for their explosive single “Turn It Up” yesterday. The Texas-based quartet enlisted Clark Deal (Chaotic Studios) to direct the video that premiered exclusively on AOL Noisecreep. "'Turn It Up' is just a fun song I wrote so girls could dance on poles to some heavy rock 'n' roll instead

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  • Sunset Strip Music Festival 2012 To Celebrate THE DOORS

    SUNSET STRIP MUSIC FESTIVAL (SSMF) organizers today announced that the fifth annual three-day music festival--taking place on THE SUNSET STRIP Thursday, August 16 through Saturday, August 18--will celebrate the music and legacy of THE DOORS. The festival will kick off with an exclusive VIP event honoring the iconic Sunset Strip band on August 16, which will feature an all-star band

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  • Evans Blue announces New Tour!

    EVANS BLUE announced today the full schedule of dates on their summer GRAVEYARD OF EMPIRES 2012 TOUR.  The tour kicks off July 6th at The Machine Shop in Flint, Michigan, where the band will also film a live video for the song “Halo.” Drummer Dusty Saxton will be joining Dan, Parker, V and Pitter on tour.  Saxton is from Austin, Texas

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  • SLASH And Mativision Announce New 360 Video Album Apps For The Apple iTunes Store

    Iconic guitarist Slash has partnered with MATIvision to create the world’s first multi-camera 360-degree interactive music applications for the Apple iPad, iPod and iPhone to accompany his newly released album Apocalyptic Love. The apps let you follow every moment of the band performing songs from their new album through six 360-degree spherical cameras. You choose the camera angle via touch

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  • The Darkness: “Scream” With Funny Or Die

    The anonymous caller whose $119 million bid won them one of the greatest masterpieces of modern art Edvard Munch's "The Scream," has been revealed as none other than the U.K.’s finest, THE DARKNESS. Click here to watch how these art enthusiasts have honored this epic work: The Darkness Shite On The Scream - watch more funny videos While THE DARKNESS

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  • Get Ready To Go On A Psychotrip With Nikki Mckibbin's Love Stricken Demise

    Dallas' new hard rock heroes Love Stricken Demise, featuring former American Idol finalist Nikki McKibbin, have released their debut Ep, Psychotrip through upstart label Down Boys, Inc. With LSD you won't be getting any girly Top 40 pop songstress type material.  Metal is what runs through McKibbins veins and with Psychotrip metal is exactly what you'll get.  Down tuned, face

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  • Rise, The New Icarus Witch CD, Drops July 3

    On July 3, Cleopatra Records will release the fifth studio record from Pittsburgh, PA-based melodic metallers Icarus Witch.  RISE is an epic twelve-track display of songwriting and musicianship from one of the most-watched heavy music bands of the decade. From the driving, anthemic “(We Are) The New Revolution” to its equally commanding following track “Rise,” Icarus Witch demonstrates impeccable harmonies,

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  • The Dirty Heads To Perform On Jimmy Kimmel Live’s Bud Light Outdoor Stage On July 10

    SoCal alt-rockers The Dirty Heads are set to celebrate the release of their highly anticipated album Cabin By The Sea with a visit to ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! on July 10th.  The appearance will feature the first-ever nationally televised performance of their hit “Spread Too Thin” from JKL’s famed Bud Light Outdoor Stage. The album is set for global release

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  • Glitter 'n Glam Rockfest @ The Whisky 6/17, ft. Spiders & Snakes, Rebel Rebel

    Bands that have left an indelible mark on the Sunset Strip music scene will come together this Sunday,in the "Glitter 'n Glam Rockfest" at The Whisky A Go Go. Nadir D'Priest will be appearing as a guest lead vocalist for the SPIDERS & SNAKES headline appearance, In his 2nd live stage appearance with SPIDERS & SNAKES, Nadir will be singing songs

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  • Austin's NOT IN THE FACE Set To Perform at This Year's Hootenanny Festival & Riot Fest Dallas

    Austin’s own rock duo, NOT IN THE FACE, has quickly made its mark on the music scene with a show-stopping SXSW performance, has now been confirmed for a prime spot at the 2012 Hootenanny Festival on July 7th at the Oak Canyon Ranch in Silverado Canyon CA. NOT IN THE FACE will be rockin’ alongside such musical greats as Rancid,

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  • THE OFFSPRING AOL Music Premieres Exclusive Album Interview

    AOL Music today (June 12) premiered an exclusive track-by-track interview with THE OFFSPRING talking about their new album DAYS GO BY, out June 26 on Columbia Records. Click here to read the piece: http://www.spinner.com/2012/06/12/the-offspring-days-go-by-track-by-track/. On DAYS GO BY, the Huntington Beach, CA quartet--Dexter Holland (vocals, guitar), Noodles (guitar), Greg Kriesel (bass) and Pete Parada (drums)—once again break all the rules

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  • RIOT FEST: Expands to Dallas, Brooklyn, Philadelphia and Toronto

    The eighth annual RIOT FEST--the music festival which celebrates rock, indie, punk and underground artists from every era--has announced that the festival will head to Brooklyn, NY (September 8 at Williamsburg Park), Toronto, ON (September 9 at Fort York: Garrison Common) and Dallas, TX (September 22 at Gexa Energy Pavilion). Previously announced Riot Fest 2012 shows include next month’s Philadelphia,

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  • Former Harem Scarem singer Harry Hess to release new Album

    Frontiers Records is pleased to announce the release of Harry Hess new solo album entitled “Living in Yesterday” on August 24th in Europe and August 28th in the US. Best known for spending 17 years as frontman of Harem Scarem, one of the most well known and respected Melodic Hard Rock bands to come out from Canada, Harry Hess has been redesigning his career as music

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  • Vans Warped Tour® Announces Various Attractions And Activities

    The VANS WARPED TOUR®--well established as America’s premiere music and lifestyle festival of the summer--is set to kick off June 16 in Salt Lake City, UT at Utah State Fairpark and wrap up August 5 in Portland, OR at Rose Quarter Riverfront. The nationally-renowned touring festival has been breaking up-and-coming indie talent as well as both creating and showcasing major established artists since 1995. “Each year as the tour takes shape it is exciting to see it

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  • Dream Theater Announces South American Tour Dates

    DREAM THEATER have announced they will extend their world tour by continuing on to South America after the second leg of North American dates wrap in Chester, PA on July 21. The South American run, in support of their Grammy-nominated and globally successful album A DRAMATIC TURN OF EVENTS (Roadrunner), will launch in Guatemala City, Guatemala on August 8 and

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  • Zappa Family Trust Regains Control Of Iconic Musician's Extensive Catalog

    Back home where it belongs, the music of FRANK ZAPPA is now back in the hands of the ZAPPA FAMILY TRUST. To celebrate this, the estate has signed a global license and distribution deal with UNIVERSAL MUSIC ENTERPRISES to release 60 of the iconic composer’s recordings.  The roll-out kicks off July 31 with 12 recordings, with another dozen recordings to

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Product Press Releases

  • IK Multimedia Releases AmpliTube 2.5 for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad

    IK Multimedia - the leading brand of music-making apps and accessories - released  a major update of AmpliTube for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. With over 4 million downloads, AmpliTube is the industry standard guitar & bass amps and effects pro AmpliTube 2.5 is a major update that offers the newly released AmpliTube Slash gear model integration, MIDI and digital

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  • PreSonus Adds Powerful New Free Features to StudioLive Mixers

    Integrated Smaart™ frequency analysis, new equalization and talkback features, and even more extensive iPad control are included in PreSonus'™ free Universal Control 1.6 and StudioLive™ Remote 1.3 for iPad® updates. "All current owners of our StudioLive 24.4.2, 16.4.2 and 16.02 can immediately use these enhancements," noted PreSonus Executive Vice President of Product Development John Bastianelli. "It's further proof of our

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  • iPad Control Leads PreSonus AudioBox Interface Update

    PreSonus™ is shipping AudioBox 1.2, a free update that significantly enhances the performance and versatility of their AudioBox 1818VSL interface and also provides a number of new features for its AudioBox™ USB, AudioBox 22VSL and AudioBox 44VSL audio/MIDI interfaces. One of the biggest enhancements for the AudioBox 1818VSL is that support has been added for AB1818VSL Remote for iPad®. With

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  • TRUE Systems Upgrades its Renowned P-SOLO Precision Microphone Preamplifier

    Audio specialist Sennheiser announced that its distributed brand, TRUE Systems, has relaunched the highly successful P-SOLO precision mic and instrument preamplifier with significant improvements to the original design and manufacturer specifications. The upgrade, which also applies to the newer P-SOLO Ribbon, is intended to produce noticeable improvements in sonic clarity, long-term reliability and unit-to-unit consistency of the P-SOLO. The P-SOLO,

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  • Dean Markley giving away a pack of strings A Day

    Dean Markley USA announces the Pack a Day Giveaway.  Every day, a new winner will be chosen and provided a free set of strings.  Musicians and fans within the USA can enter to win with details on the Dean Markley Strings Facebook fan page. Fans can have a chance to win by clicking on the unique link and visiting the

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