Screamer Magazine July 2013
Featuring: Ex-Wives of Rock. Also Included Jesse James Dupree, Don Jamieson, Lita Ford, TesseracT, Picture Me Broken, Alavano, Devour The Day, Mark Knight & the Unsung Heroes, DIO, My Heart To Fear, Motorfinger, Red, Abated Mass of Flesh, Heaven Shall Burn, The Brains, Your Chance To Die, The Poodles, Heart In Hand, Stardog Champion, Firehouse and Much More.

Articles in the July 2013 Issue

Interviews

  • JESSE JAMES DUPREE - Taking a Bite Out of Life's Ass

    No one can accuse Jesse James Dupree of being a lazy man. If you know him only as the frontman for Jackyl or that guy from the Full Throttle Saloon TV show, you don't even know the half of it.  What doesn't he do? He has his own bourbon and his own beer.  His aptly named Mighty Loud Entertainment company

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  • That Metal Show's DON JAMIESON - TV's Hilarious Headbanger

    Five years ago, not many people thought a talk show consisting of three guys from New Jersey debating heavy metal would ever find an audience.  But 12 seasons and 100 episodes later, That Metal Show has become VH1's longest running original show, and has amassed a large cult following of die hard metalheads along the way. The success of That Metal Show, or TMS as it's affectionately

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  • EX-WIVES OF ROCK - Their Time To Shine

    The reality television series Ex-Wives of Rock might arguably be described as a real-life version of Desperate Housewives.  The show chronicles the ups and downs in the lives of four women: Athena Lee, previously married to James Kottak, drummer for the Scorpions; Sharise Neil, previously married to Vince Neil, vocalist for Motley Crue; Bobbie Brown, formerly married to the late Jani Lane,

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  • LITA FORD - Rockin' like a Runaway!

    Lita Ford is associated with being the lead guitarist in an all-girl rock band called, The Runaways, who stormed to commercial success with their song Cherry Bomb, which appeared on their self-titled debut album back in 1976.  That is something to be proud of in its own right, but Ford has gone on from the experience of being in a

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  • TESSERACT - Altered States

    TesseracT is a progressive band out of the UK that formed back in 2007. The band’s latest release, Altered State, is a musical masterpiece combining elements from across the board. With a fresh lead vocalist the band has come out swinging once again. In a recent interview with bassist Amos Williams we got to discuss a wide array of topics

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  • PICTURE ME BROKEN - Mannequins

    Picture Me Broken is the brainchild of Brooklyn Allman and has recently released a fine example of rock n' roll music entitled Mannequins. In a recent interview with Allman we discussed their new EP, what the band is currently up to, and what we can expect in the future from PMB. In reference to the EP, there are a lot

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  • ALAVANO - Appetite for Big Catchy Choruses

    Ocean Adams is an individual who adopts the philosophy of all or nothing.  He got into music seriously at the age of 19 writing songs, and recalls starting to sing at the age of 16.  He originally came from a Scottish rural hamlet and then left home to pursue his musical aspirations, seeking out some of the opportunities afforded by

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Reviews

  • DEVOUR THE DAY LIVE - Val Air Ballroom, West Des Moines, IA - June 16th

    Devour the Day was included in the lineup when well-known Hinder and not so well-known up-and-coming band Acidic, played Val Air Ballroom in West Des Moines, Iowa on Sunday, June 16, 2013. The Memphis, TN based band is considered the reincarnation of Egypt Central, with a much different sound than the now defunct alternative metal band. Devour the Day incorporates

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  • MARK KNIGHT & the UNSUNG HEROES - Roadsick Eyes

    One of the first thoughts upon listening to Road Sick Eyes, the latest album from Mark Knight and the Unsung Heroes, is that as a singer, Mark Knight is a pretty good guitar player.  Sounds odd, right?  Of course, no one ever lavished praise on the vocal abilities of Bob Dylan and Jimi Hendrix, but those two managed to have pretty good

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  • DIO - Magica: Deluxe Edition

    To be in a great hard rock or heavy metal band that stands the test of time, influencing generations of musicians to come, is no easy task. Few musicians can say they've done it and even fewer can say they've done it three separate times with three separate bands. But Ronnie James Dio was no ordinary musician. Not only did he

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  • MY HEART TO FEAR - Algorithm

    Metalcore is a subgenre of heavy metal music that combines the hardcore style with elements of metal. My Heart to Fears release Algorithm captures this style in its purest essence. What the band accomplishes best is they it don't over saturate either of the two elements, but rather pairs the two together in a medley of brutality. My Heart to

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  • MOTORFINGER - Coming in Clear

    One glance at the cover of the EP Coming in Clear by Oslo band Motorfinger, and there is no question what kind of music you will be hearing.  Alternative rock, grunge whatever you want to call it. The band is clearly paying homage to bands of the early 1990s. Their name itself is a reference to Soundgarden’s album Badmotorfinger and

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  • PICTURE ME BROKEN - Mannequins

    In the musical worlds of Post-Hardcore and Hard Rock you will find a lot of stagnicity. These are both genres that haven’t really seen anything new or exciting in a long time, but Picture Me Broken takes a little of both, a lot of musical talent, and gives the listener a fresh taste of what both style are meant to

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  • RED - Release The Panic

    Red’s fourth studio album, Release the Panic, goes in a different direction than what we are used to from this band to say the least. When they started with their 2006 End the Silence release, they were perhaps one of the hardest hitting hard rock groups in the scene at the time. There are still traces of that time in

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  • TESSERACT - Altered State

    True to their progressive roots, TesseracT’s new record Altered State carries the listener off on an adventure in four parts. The bands diverseness and strong overall performance on this album gives you exceptionally heavy elements pinned together with light airy moments that allows the listener to either head bang their way or gently glide through this 10 track epic. Newly

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  • ABATED MASS OF FLESH - Brutal Death

    Death Metal focuses on three things; guttural vocals, distorted guitars, and lyrics that invoke violent and/or graphic images. The style that Abated Mass of Flesh plays is called Brutal Death Metal, and just with that genre name alone it should be easy to tell it takes these styles to the max. Their release Brutal Death is a blissful hammer to

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  • HEAVEN SHALL BURN - Veto

    A band that is educated more so than other bands on combining unrelenting brutality with melodic hardcore sentiments, Heaven Shall Burn proves that time has only sharpened their skills with VETO. After completing the celebrated Iconoclast trilogy, VETO shows a blend of their older style from Antigone mixed with Iconoclast song writing technique. The unison of the guitars in Godiva

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  • THE BRAINS - The Monster Within

    These guys hail from Canada and must feast on a daily portion of virgin blood, "psychobilly" bone scraps and the very finest punk-injected poison droplets.  The Monster Within isn’t their debut album if you're unfamiliar with their name; instead it follows in the shadow of their tradition of producing fabulous upbeat, hook-laden horror punk with generous amounts of psychobilly debris

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  • YOUR CHANCE TO DIE - The American Dream

    Devastating on many levels, is the easiest way to describe Your Chance to Dies new release. With that being said where to begin in describing their latest record The American Dream? The first thing to do is get any stigmas about this band out of your head immediately. Yes they are a female fronted melodic death metal band out of

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  • THE POODLES - Tour de Force

    Producer Mats Valentin is at the helm for a third time working with The Poodles, after the success and buzz created by The Poodles last album, Performocracy.  So what does this fifth studio album from the Swedish melodic metal merchants/hard rockers give us?  Well if the first song Misery Loves Company is anything to go by, then a promising album. Shut

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  • HEART IN HAND - Almost There

    If you’re already familiar with British melodic metalcore merchants Bury Tomorrow, or fellow UK-based alternative rock outfit Mallory Knox, then you may have heard about these guys.  Vocalist Mikey Chapman and bassist Sam Douglas of the latter of those two bands add their talents to the song Maybe, whilst Daniel Winter-Bates who fronts the former adds his vocals to the

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  • STARDOG CHAMPION - Exhale

    Stardog Champion consists of former Breaking Benjamin bassist Mark Klepaski and guitarist Aaron Fink, along with non ex-Breaking Benjamin members Nick Coyle (lead vocals) and drummer Josh Karis (originally from Leroy Justice). Coyle, Fink and Klepaski were all in the band Lifer together, before Fink and Klepaski decided to join Breaking Benjamin, a high-profile alternative metal band, which they remained

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Press Releases

  • TURISAS Debuts New Song "For Your Own Good" From Upcoming Album 'Turisas2013'

    The red and black are back! With their new album 'Turisas2013' set for a September 3 release in North America, TURISAS are giving fans a first taste of the new material - the album's opening track, "For Your Own Good," can now be heard below: http://youtu.be/eRym6gz4bVA "'Turisas2013' is a very varied album, it has some of the heaviest and fastest

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  • SIRENIA Release "My Destiny Coming To Pass" Lyric Video

    Norwegian symphonic gothic metallers SIRENIA have uploaded a brand-new lyric video for the song “My Destiny Coming To Pass” below. You can also check out the official video clip for the track “Seven Widows Weep” here http://youtu.be/dGCxgJFjnZw. Both songs come from their upcoming album Perils of the Deep Blue, which will be released on July 9th  in North America via

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  • LEATHERWOLF pulls out of 'Metal Masters' tour

    California-based classic metal outfit LEATHERWOLF have announced that they will no longer take part in the upcoming Metal Masters North American tour with VICIOUS RUMORS and SEVEN WITCHES. "We've got some bad news for everyone out there who was looking forward to seeing us with VICIOUS RUMORS and SEVEN WITCHES this fall. We have been forced to make the decision

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  • Metallica: The Thrash Stash Coming out this October

    Metallica formed in 1982 in California, took over the world, and redefined the meaning of heavy metal on the way. It’s not often you get to see your favorite band go from playing a club the size of the Marquee to a cavernous concert hall such as Wembley Arena in the space of twelve days, but Metallica is no ordinary

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  • THREAT SIGNAL to Tour w/ CHIMAIRA and Indiegogo Campaign Announced

    Canadian modern metal outfit THREAT SIGNAL will be direct support to CHIMAIRA this July/August! The band has also launched an Indiegogo campaign to bring down their tour costs, with unique incentives for fans to contribute. "I've been a CHIMAIRA fan for many years now, I buy every record, and rock out at their shows when they roll through town,” commented vocalist

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  • Pyro, Ohio Releases Music Video for “Priorities Lose Company”

    Virginia’s Pyro, Ohio has just released their music video for the track “Priorities Lose Company” off of their At Your Command Records debut Before The Sun Sets…. The spring EP features seven perfectly crafted tracks that showcase the band’s ever growing maturity as people and a band. The music video may be viewed  below and Luke Burgh commented on the

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  • ASHES OF ARES Post First Studio Update

    ASHES OF ARES, the new group featuring Matt Barlow (ex-ICED EARTH), Van Williams (ex-NEVERMORE) and Freddie Vidales (ex-ICED EARTH), recently finished recording their debut album at Morrisound Studios with producer Jim Morris (DEATH, ICED EARTH, CONTROL DENIED). Check out their first studio update here: http://youtu.be/X6Iecq5Tw1g Commented vocalist Matt Barlow: "Brothers and Sisters! We are happy to report that the record has been

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  • These Hearts Premiere Exclusive Album Stream

    THESE HEARTS have teamed up with Alternative Press to stream their forthcoming sophomore album, Yours To Take, in its entirety for two consecutive days. Mixed by Andrew Wade (A DAY TO REMEMBER) and mastered by Joey Sturgis (ASKING ALEXANDRIA, THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA), Yours To Take is a culmination of hard work and a matured sound. Listen to the full

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  • Sammy Hagar announces new rock collaborations album “Sammy Hagar and Friends”

    On the eve of his fourth decade in rock & roll, Grammy Award®-winning, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Sammy Hagar has teamed with a seminal array of his legendary rock and country artist friends and bandmates, past and present, for his first-ever rock collaborations album, “Sammy Hagar and Friends.” The release will see Hagar joining forces with award-winning

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  • ALL ELSE FAILS Streaming New Song 'Better Left Undead'

    July 30th 2013 marks the date of All Else Fails' heaviest and most diverse release, 'Fucktropolis' unleashed via Suicidal Bride Records. Heavy with a dark beauty, this highly anticipated five track EP, the band’s 4th release will solidly place All Else Fails amongst the best in their genre. The first single 'Better Left Undead' is now streaming below http://youtu.be/AgrZVm-QUFw Vocalist /

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  • Bullet Tooth signs Save The Clock Tower

    Bullet Tooth is excited to announce the worldwide signing of Save The Clock Tower from Tasmania, Aus! The band will release their Bullet Tooth debut album "Wasteland" later this year and will tour Australia in August with ALESANA, as well as select dates with Bleeding Through and Deez Nuts. Their brand new music video for new demo song "Sanctuary" is on YouTube today. Save

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  • Scorpion Child's "Polygon Of Eyes" Featured As Itunes Single Of The Week

    Nuclear Blast is pleased to announce that the featured single this week from an up-and-coming artist is “Polygon Of Eyes” by deputized rockers SCORPION CHILD of Austin, Texas! Download the “Polygon Of Eyes” single here on Itunes. “Polygon Of Eyes” comes off SCORPION CHILD’s self-titled debut album, also available on iTunes. View the “Polygon Of Eyes” lyric video on YouTube: http://youtu.be/nYw9hFeonW8 “Liquor” is SCORPION CHILD’s latest lyric video: http://youtu.be/h7uITA22HIY SCORPION CHILD will be headlining the Sumerian

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  • Great White Summer Updates

    The love and passion for their music has never faltered. Re-charged and re-focused, GREAT WHITE channels their raw, sweet and all-at-once dangerous sound into their recorded and live performances. It's summer and GREAT WHITE is performing live coast-to-coast! A big thank you for all the media partners that have supported GREAT WHITE in the past year. We've notched over 250

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  • Send Me Home's Debut EP 'The Struggle' Streaming on YouTube

    Connecticut’s Christian post-hardcore outfit Send Me Home is streaming their Chris Curran (Auburn, A Loss For Words) produced The Struggle on YouTube. The band’s debut Harbor Records EP was released today on iTunes and all other major digital outlets and features six tracks in which bassist Caleb Cooper commented on by saying, “The Struggle EP is a personal effort that

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  • Jane's Addiction Release Live In NYC

    Jane's Addiction have just released LIVE IN NYC on DVD/CD, Blu Ray, DVD, CD, and Double LP Vinyl via UMe. The show was filmed at Terminal 5 on July 25th, 2011 in celebration of the release of the band's most recent album The Great Escape Artist. A trailer for LIVE IN NYC can be seen here. LIVE IN NYC is

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  • SOUND STORM Release New Video & Announce European Tour

    Italian Symphonic metallers Sound Storm have made available the video for the song 'Promises', taken from their latest album 'Immortalia': http://youtu.be/P9X3rICCX9E Sound Storm have also announced a full European tour with Therion, Arkona and The Devil. The confirmed dates as follows: 06-12 Poland - Studio (Krakow) 07-12 Poland - Stodola (Warsaw) 08-12 Poland - Eter (Wroclaw) 10-12 Hungary - Club 22 (Budapest) 11-12 Austria - Szene (Vienna) 12-12 Czech Republic

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  • IWRESTLEDABEARONCE Announce New Single & Album Pre-Order

    Hard rock band IWRESTLEDABEARONCE has launched a pre-order today for their forthcoming, third studio album, Late For Nothing, which is due out on August 6th from Century Media Records.  Fans who pre-order the album from iTunes will get an instant download of the band’s incendiary new single, “Firebees.” Pre-order Late For Nothing from iTunes at http://bit.ly/1cijqUd.  “Firebees” is streaming now

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  • Heaven & Earth Release Electric Live Performance of "Victorious"

    Rock band Heaven & Earth premiered their live performance of "Victorious" with ArtistDirect this week. The hard hitting performance was shot at the band's unforgettable record release concert celebrating their new album DIG (available on iTunes and Amazon) at the Fonda Theatre in Hollywood, CA. "Victorious" builds anticipation with Stuart Smith's ripping guitar solo only to be quickly accompanied by bassist Chuck Wright, drummer Richie Onori, and the dominating

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  • FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE Reveal New Album Details and Cover Art

    Italy's Symphonic Death Metal horde, FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE, will return this August with their new epic masterpiece entitled Labyrinth. The album was produced, mixed and mastered by Stefano Morabito at 16th Cellar Studio and hones in on the band's unique traits, giving fans everything they could hope for and more. Colin Marks (ORIGIN, KATAKLYSM) also created the cover artwork, as well

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  • Wretched Announce Headlining Tour Dates

    Charlotte, North Carolina’s WRETCHED has returned to the metal scene with a headlining tour and a new line-up. After a busy few months, the purveyors of technical death metal are ready and working on a set list that will take listeners back to where it all began and will be accompanied by a familiar face – Joel Moore. Moore served

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  • As They Burn Premiere “Frozen Vision” Music Video

    In a world full of monotonous metal music videos, AS THEY BURN’s latest for the track “Frozen Vision” from their current album Will, Love, Life conjures up and showcases their Parisian, artistic inner forces. Conceptually imaginative, the video is an amalgamation of abstract art and atmospheric naturism in elemental and human form. This moving composition is harmoniously riveting and stimulating,

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  • DREAM THEATER Announce First Leg Of Their European Tour

    DREAM THEATER--John Petrucci on guitar, John Myung on bass, James LaBrie on vocals, Jordan Rudess on keyboards and continuum, and Mike Mangini on drums--are one of the biggest touring bands in the world having completed a 14-month tour with 110 shows through 34 different countries from 2011-2012 in support of their eleventh studio album A Dramatic Turn Of Events. Now

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  • CRIMSON SHADOWS Wins Wacken Metal Battle Canada

    One band to rule them all! Toronto epic power/death metallers  Crimson Shadows move forward to play the international finals of Wacken Metal Battle after winning last night's Canadian final in Toronto, ON that included some of the country's best, like Vesperia, Hollow, Dissension and Adrenechrome.   39 independent Canadian bands competed over nine qualifying rounds, three semi-finals and a national final that was judged by Glen Drover (Megadeth / Testament), Martin

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  • ALL ELSE FAILS Reveal New Album 'Fucktropolis' Artwork & Track Listing

    July 30th 2013 marks the date of All Else Fails' heaviest and most diverse release, 'Fucktropolis' will be unleashed via Suicidal Bride Records. Heavy with a dark beauty, this highly anticipated 5 track EP, the band’s 4th release will solidly place All Else Fails amongst the best in their genre. Vocalist / guitarist Barrett Klesko comments: "I'm proud to say

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  • Ragdoll Confirm Additional US Shows

    Blistering a trail across the US is Australian trio RAGDOLL.  2013 brought Leon Todd, Ryan Rafferty and Cam Barrett back to the US for a second appearance at Rocklahoma along with another multi-state club tour, which coincides with the release of their third record, All I Want is Everything. Known for their massive sound, high energy, and stage presence, the

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  • Until Dawn Releasing New Album 'Horizon'

    Until Dawn's intense energy, intoxicating guitar riffs along with their lively stage shows has shown that their location in the remote northern depths of Fort McMurray, Alberta will not slow them down as they unleash their latest album 'Horizon' on Tuesday, August 6th to follow up their 2011 self titled breakthrough. Vocalist Adam Macleod comments: "We started working on Horizon two years ago, and the concept

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  • Children Of Bodom’s Halo Of Blood Debuts On Billboard Top 200

    Halo Of Blood, the eighth studio album by world renowned Finnish heavy metal band CHILDREN OF BODOM, has debuted on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart at #54 following its first week of release.  Additional Billboard chart debuts include: #7 - Hard Music #13 - Independent Albums #22 - Current Rock #24 - Rock #52 - Top Current Albums Halo

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  • Viva Revival debuts two tracks off their debut album "Landscapes"

    Viva Revival, a young and Belgian Post-Hardcore band, will be presenting their debut album "Landscapes" on the 21st of June with Odessa and Keepsafe. The band released 2 tracks off the upcoming album - to be released digitally on the 26th of June through The Front Agency - called "Sunrise/Moonfall" and "Calypto". Sunrise/Moonfall: http://youtu.be/I1aZptkcal8 Calypto: http://youtu.be/hpz1Xb6PvT4 Viva Revival on Twitter: https://twitter.com/vrsquad

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Product Press Releases

  • IADT Vegas selects custom Radial patch panels for new Vegas View Recording facility

    Students of the International Academy of Design and Technology in Las Vegas have the opportunity to get real world hands-on experience in a professional recording setting. The school's newly opened Vegas View recording studio is part teaching facility but is also being operated as a commercial recording facility. The project was conceived and overseen by Studio designer and manager Robert

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  • Hal Leonard Publishes The Rickenbacker Electric Bass

    Ever since the mid-1950s, Rickenbacker basses have been establishing the musical bottom for rock, jazz, and funk. Rickenbacker’s iconic 4001 bass is just one of nearly 40 distinct models produced in the last six decades. Players and collectors have longed for a reference for the different models, features, finishes, and details. The Rickenbacker Electric Bass – 50 Years As Rock’s

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  • LSC Presents The Most Awesome 50 Days of Audio Gear Giveaways Ever

    Location Sound is celebrating the launch of their redesigned website with one of the largest and longest giveaways in the audio industry yet. The name fits the occasion: The giveaway will start on July 15 and last for 50 full days. The Location Sound team secured what can only be described as the most awesome loot of audio gear audio

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  • EASTWEST Releases Complete Composers Collection 2

    EASTWEST is proud to announce the newest version of their Complete Composers Collection, the popular customizable bundle which allows users to individually select a minimum of 7 award-winning EASTWEST/QUANTUM LEAP Virtual Instruments and save over 70% off the list prices of the items chosen. Complete Composers Collection 2 is perfect for music, film, TV, and game composers: a choice of

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  • EASTWEST Announces Quantum Leap Stormdrum 3

    Following nearly a decade of success of Stormdrum 1 and 2, EASTWEST offers up a new collection of superb percussion samples in Quantum Leap Stormdrum 3 (SD3). This virtual instrument sets a new standard in percussion sound quality and performance, and it is a must for film, TV, and game development. Stormdrum 3 is produced by Nick Phoenix, the creator

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Giveaways

  • Jane's Addiction's Live In NYC Giveaway

    Screamer Magazine and RadioScreamer has teamed up with Jane's Addiction for a chance to win a copy of their new CD/DVD Combo, Live In NYC.  Live In NYC encapsulates the true essence of Jane’s Addiction in concert, mixing music with performance art. Jane’s Addiction, featuring front man Perry Farrell, guitarist Dave Navarro, drummer Stephen Perkins and bassist Chris Chaney, gives

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