Screamer Magazine March 2013
Featuring: Buckcherry. Also Included Rival Sons, Love and Death, Sevendust, The Fuzz Drivers, 68-75, Tammy Prock, Mindset Evolution, Crashdiet, Vestibule, Omnium Gatherum, Shakra, 68-75, Red Rose, Helker, Testament, Overkill, Flotsam & Jetsam and Much More.

Articles in the March 2013 Issue

Interviews

  • RIVAL SONS - The New Kings of Rock and Roll

    rivalsons6The days of being the next big thing are over.  Rival Sons have reached the top and there is no turning back.  Led by singer Jay Buchanan, Rival Sons and their brand of bluesy hard rock have quickly taken the world by storm. Buchanan and Rival Sons are the new kings of rock and roll.  For proof, look no further

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  • LOVE AND DEATH - Between Here and Lost Lies Redemption

    Love and Death Image 1Love and Death is the new band led by former KoЯn guitarist Brian “Head” Welch.  The band recently released their debut album, Between Here & Lost (Tooth & Nail Records).  The new album features eleven songs that tell a personal story and triumph to emotionally charged anthems.  It even features their fantastic take on Devo’s hit of the ‘80s, Whip It.  In

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  • BUCKCHERRY - Confessions of a Road Warrior

    Estrada_BC_151Hard-hitting rock band Buckcherry is back with their latest release Confessions. In speaking with lead singer Josh Todd, he said Confessions is much more than just notes or words on a CD, but a journey that takes the listener from childhood through adulthood.  The one thing that fans of Buckcherry can agree with is that they have consistently brought their

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  • SEVENDUST - We Have A Lot More To Do

    sevendustSnake Nation’s ninth album will be released on March 26, 2013. Oh wait. You don’t know who Snake Nation is, you say? Let’s try this again, Sevendust’s 9th album, Black Out The Sun, will be released on March 26, 2013. As some die-hard fans probably know, when the members of Sevendust originally got together in 1994, Snake Nation was the

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  • THE FUZZ DRIVERS – Serving Up Southern Rock from Portugal

    The Fuzz Drivers 1The Fuzz Drivers are the fastest moving claim to fame to ever rock out of Portugal.  The foursome comprised of Marcelo Vieira (vocals), Sergio “Mad Mag” (guitar), João Lopes (bass), and Duarte Carvalho (drums) have been playing together in different projects for quite some time.  Vieira, is originally from Brazil and Carvalho is from Azeitão, while the hometown boys Lopes

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  • 68-75 - A Little Bit of Rockin' Soul to Soothe Your World

    68-75 1Where were you during the years 1968 to 1975?  In 1968, the Beatles create Apple Records and record Hey Jude as the first single on the label, the English rock band Free formed in London and 60 Minutes, the CBS television news magazine, debuts.  In 1969, Richard Nixon becomes President of the United States, the first man is landed on the

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  • Inside The Industry with Tammy Prock

    Tammy ProckNetworking has brought Tammy Prock this far in her career, and it's about to take her further as she launches a company which could revolutionize the music industry; the idea behind it is based solely on the concept of networking. It's all about who you know. "Knowing people" is how Prock made her own break into the music industry. She

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Reviews

  • Mindset Evolution at The Castle Theater Bloomington, IL

    IMG_6331Rock on the Range, we are here to tell you that Mindset Evolution is ready to rock your world when they hit the stage.  The Castle Theater floor in Bloomington, Illinois was packed with tons of local fans from around the area.  Sharing the stage with Mindset were the bands Flannel Mouth, Atrya, and The Prelude.  All the bands rocked,

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  • CRASHDIET - The Savage Playground

    88765440292Booklet.inddThe Savage Playground is a perfectly suggestive name for Crashdiet’s fourth album.  Stockholm, Sweden’s own returns after three years with an album that is true to their glam/sleaze/punk metal style.  Simon Cruz (lead vocals), Martin Sweet (lead guitar), Peter London (bass) and Eric Young (drums) are the force behind their current album. Crashdiet’s  history of chart-hitting songs have produced singles

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  • THE FUZZ DRIVERS - The Fuzz Drivers

    The Fuzz Drivers AlbumSouthern Rock from a Portuguese rock band?  That would be CORRECT!  The Fuzz Drivers are a blasting new sound formed in Lisbon, who are now claiming fast fame in Portugal.    The  talents of Marcelo Vieira (vocals), Sergio “Mad Mag” (guitar), João Lopes (bass) and Duarte Carvalo (drums) packs a power house of sound into their self titled debut album. Influences from music of the

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  • LOVE AND DEATH - Between Here and Lost

    CD ArtworkJanuary 22nd saw the release of Love & Death’s debut album Between Here and Lost. The band is fronted by Brian “Head” Welch, former KoЯn guitarist and rounds out with Michael Valentine on bass, Dan Johnson on drums and JR Bareis, also on guitar. The listener is greeted with The Abandoning’s first line, “Wake up sleepy, wide awake,” and is then

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  • VESTIBULE – Through The Surface

    Vestibule - Through The SurfaceWhat do you make of a band who, on their website, writes about their style:  “We are influenced by a wide range of music including (but not limited to) punk, jazz, metal, Latin, classical and electronica.”  A pretty eclectic, ambitious, and adventurous mix indeed.  Listening to the songs on Vestibule’s album Through The Surface, however, brings to mind labels such

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  • OMNIUM GATHERUM - Beyond

    Omnium Gatherum - BeyondIt’s hard to improve after releasing an album like New World Shadows, which Omnium Gatherum created in 2011. The album was so close to melodic death metal perfection as anyone has ever gotten to. Omnium Gatherum is very close with Beyond. The new album takes their music into a more moody, ominous and dark direction without forgetting the basics that got

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  • SHAKRA - PowerPlay

    Shakra- PowerPlay coverSwiss hard rock band Shakra released their 9th album, PowerPlay, in January through AFM Records. The Shakra crew is John Prakesh (vocals), Thom Blunier (guitar), Thomas Muster (guitar), Dominik Pfister (bass) and Roger Tanner (drums). They've seen some lineup changes through the years, including a few different vocalists. Past vocalists were Pete Wiedmer and Mark Fox.  The most recent singer,

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  • 68-75 - Sanctified E.P.

    68-75 - Sanctified epThe band 68-75 released their self-titled debut E.P. in 2012 and it slipped by most people unnoticed.  This wasn’t due to the content being lacklustre or suffering in quality, but due to these guys juggling their independence and working without the aid of serious record label support.  Like building a wall, they have placed their first brick and are now

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  • RED ROSE - On The Cusp Of Change

    RedRoseCoverIf the Danish band Royal Hunt collided with the Israeli progressive rock outfit Orphaned Land, then you may imagine the overall style and sound of Red Rose.  On their second studio album On The Cusp Of Change, Red Rose charge onward through eight songs backed by the beat of Orphaned Land drummer, Matan Shmuely.  With constantly changing song structures and melody spilling out

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  • HELKER - Somewhere in the Circle

    Helker- Somewhere In The Circle (Cover)Somewhere in the Circle is the third studio album from the Argentinean heavy metal overlords and their first to offer up lyrics in English.  For those who are interested, there will also be a Spanish version of this album. You get anthems incorporating strong chugging guitars, solid drumming, plus some Ronnie James Dio style lead vocals from Diego Valdez.  Thrown in

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Press Releases

  • THY ART IS MURDER Release First Track-By-Track Video

    Thy Art is MurderAustralia’s hottest new extreme metal export, THY ART IS MURDER, have uploaded the first part of their track-by-track video series. Watch the band discuss the inception of such songs as “Reign Of Darkness”, “The Purest Strain Of Hate” and “Vile Creations” here: http://youtu.be/5n18hRSwdWE THY ART IS MURDER’s second album, Hate, was recently released in their homeland where it has been

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  • GWAR Announces Second Leg of “Fate or Chaos” Tour

    gwar - fate or chaos tourAfter spending months deep inside their arctic fortress working on what will be their next album, your Lords and Masters GWAR have announced their return to the road in North America.  The second leg of the “Fate or Chaos” tour is scheduled to kick off April 10th in Tucson, AZ and will run through April 25th in Jacksonville, Florida.  Support

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  • Symphony X Drummer Recovering From Heart Failure

    Jason RulloTwo weeks ago, SYMPHONY X drummer Jason Rullo was admitted to the hospital for heart failure. Following a week of medical care, Jason was recently released. His rehabilitation & recovery will take a minimum of 3 to 6 months under doctor supervision. SYMPHONY X band members, World Management, and Nuclear Blast Records worldwide all wish Jason and his immediate family

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  • Close Up On The Quiet Ones Streaming Entire Land Ho EP

    Close up on the quiet ones - land hoUnder The Gun is pleased to partner up with Close Up On The Quiet Ones to stream the band’s forthcoming sophomore release entitled Land Ho. The full album may be streamed HERE and will be released digitally next Tuesday March 5th. Land Ho features seven tracks that showcases the band’s blend of Taking Back Sunday, Go Radio, Bayside, and Pierce

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  • HYPOCRISY Announce "End Of Disclosure" North American Tour

    Hyp_Tour2013Swedish death metal legends HYPOCRISY, will return to North America once again this May for a headlining tour in support of their upcoming album, End Of Disclosure! Joining them are Brazilian brothers in death KRISIUN, Belgian gore-grinders ABORTED, and technical-melodic-death-masters ARSIS! AUTUMN’S END and STARKILL will also support them on their metal crusade across the continent on select shows. “Hi

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  • Avantasia Release New Album Track Lyric Video

    Avantasia - The Mystery of TimeA lyric video for the hard-rockin’ AVANTASIA track “Invoke The Machine” - featuring Tobias Sammet and guest vocalist Ronnie Atkins of Pretty Maids - is now up on Nuclear Blast’s YouTube channel: http://youtu.be/WfQEclxbQrs “Invoke The Machine” comes from AVANTASIA’s upcoming The Mystery Of Time album, due out in North America on April 30th. AVANTASIA’s latest rock opera features artwork by the

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  • Mötley Crüe Announce Canadian tour

    Motley Crue CanadaMötley Crüe is coming to Canada for their Biggest Canadian tour EVER!   The tour will commence this spring with a total of 18 show dates, kicking off on April 20 on the West Coast, and running through May 14 when the band completes the tour in the nation’s capital; this will be the only time the band will perform

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  • LOST SOCIETY Release 3rd Track-By-Track Video

    Lost SocietyFinland's youngest thrash export LOST SOCIETY have posted part 3 of their hilarious track-by-track video series below http://youtu.be/cz-J-RF6lw0 Other track-by-track video segments: Part 1 http://youtu.be/kmDNf9vmkqQ Part 2 http://youtu.be/mmF8t1-q46E The brand new track “Braindead Metalhead” available for streaming at the following location http://bit.ly/XfD137. The track comes from LOST SOCIETY’s upcoming debut entitled Fast Loud Death. You can also listen to the

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  • Red Releases Premiere Video For First Single “Perfect Life”

    red_band_smTwo-time GRAMMY-nominated, rock group RED stormed the Billboard Top 200 Chart landing into the Top Ten (#7) for the second time last week with their fourth album RELEASE THE PANIC (Essential/Provident/Sony). Today, Wednesday, February 27, the Nashville-based foursome premiere the video for the hard-driving first single “Perfect Life” on VEVO. Watch the clip for the song which ArtistDirect hailed by

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  • STRYPER release first digital single "Bleeding From the Inside Out"

    StryperBleedingChristian Rockers STRYPER released today "Bleeding From the Inside Out", the first digital single off the forthcoming album "Second Coming" due for release on Frontiers Records on March 26th in North America. The song is one of the 2 original tracks which can be found on this new release (with the other being "Blackened"). The other 14 songs making out

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  • Anthrax To Headline Metal Alliance Tour In March And April

    Metal Alliance Tour ArtAnthrax, just returning from a tour of Australia that included several Sonisphere Festival dates with fellow Big Four bands Metallica and Slayer, will headline the third annual Metal Alliance Tour, starting March 22 at the House of Blues in Anaheim.  The tour will work its way cross-country ending with two New York shows at Irving Plaza, the first of which has been

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  • Eye Sea I Finishes Debut Album Entitled 'Legend'

    Eye Sea I - LegendEstonia post-hardcore outfit Eye Sea I is pleased to announce that their debut album Legend, which has been more than a year in the making, is finally completed and is slated for a summer release currently. On the process Anton Yelovikov commented, “Well we started to record a lot of material in September of 2011 that we eventually shifted through

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  • HYPOCRISY Release "End of Disclosure" Official Video

    Hipocracy 1Swedish death metal legends HYPOCRISY have uploaded the video clip to the title-track of their upcoming masterpiece End Of Disclosure here or below. The video was directed by Ville Lipiainen (AMORPHIS, NIGHTWISH, THE 69 EYES). http://youtu.be/MJsdZ2FR3WM The lyric video for the same song can be seen here. Fans can also listen to the same track on the official HYPOCRISY Facebook

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  • NILE Post The Making of "Enduring The Eternal Molestation Of Flame" Video

    NileThe reigning kings of technical, historically-themed brutality, NILE, have uploaded a making-of “Enduring The Eternal Molestation Of Flame” video here or below. Watch as the group provides a behind-the-scenes impression of last year’s intense video shoot in Greece. The clip was directed by Jon Simvonis (SEPTIC FLESH, DEVIL’S TRAIN – www.jonsimvonis.com) and the track is taken from NILE’s latest release

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  • Children Of Bodom Offer 2nd Studio Update

    Children of BodomGuitarist / vocalist Alexi Laiho & keyboard player Janne Warman of the world renowned Finnish heavy metal band CHILDREN OF BODOM (aka COB) have issued a second studio update from the bowels of Danger Johnny Studios in Helsinki, where the band began work on their as-yet-untitled eighth studio release last month. Recording engineer Mikko Karmila (who worked on the Hatebreeder,

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  • Otep Releases “Apex Predator” Video Teaser

    Otep -Apex PredatorWith her final album Hydra (1/22) secured tightly under her belt, OTEP is giving you a preview of her most sexually explicit music video to date for the single, “Apex Predator”. Watch the teaser here and stay tuned for the February 25th world premiere of “Apex Predator” on VEVO. http://youtu.be/44DwGLXB68A Directed by PR Brown (SLIPKNOT, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, CHEVELLE, DEVICE), “the

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  • Soilwork Release “Long Live The Misanthrope” Track Online

    Soilwork - The living InfiniteLong Live The Misanthrope,” a new track off The Living Infinite, the ninth studio album by Swedish melodic metal band SOILWORK, is now available for streaming on YouTube: http://youtu.be/YFug3xQBKAk The Living Infinite is SOILWORK’s first dual-disc album, scheduled for release on February 27th in Asia (via license to Marquee Records), in Europe on March 1st, and in North America on March 5th.  All

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  • Pyro, Ohio Post Lyric Video for “Before The Sun Sets…”

    Pyro, Ohio 2013Pyro, Ohio exclusively premiering their single “Before The Sun Sets…” on Under The Gun, the lyric video for the song may now be seen on Youtube or Below. The single is the album’s title track and features guest vocals from Alex Mola of From Atlantis. Before The Sun Sets… will be released everywhere March 5th on At Your Command Records and

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  • Zenit Release Third Album 'The Chandrasekhar Limit'

    Zenit - The Chandrasekhar LimitZenit has released their third album 'The Chandrasekhar Limit' on Galileo Records on January 28, 2013. Right from the beginning of Zenit's new 69-minute album, Andy Thommen (formerly Clepsydra), affixes a seal with his distinctive bass playing on the first song (“Awaken”). Later, with the start of the guitar, you will somewhat be reminded of the Clepsydra sound. Says Andy

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  • FEN Release New Music Video 'A Long Line Final'

    FENVancouver progressive rockers FEN have released their latest music video 'A Long Line Final' from their fifth and latest album 'Of Losing Interest' released last summer via indie label Ripple Music to follow up their fourth release 'Trails Out Of Gloom'. The band will also be performing at this year's Telus Ski & Snowboard Festival Kick Off on March 21st at the Electric Owl (926 Main St.) in Vancouver,

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  • CHARIOTS OF THE GODS Announce Tour Dates + New Video 'Tides of War'

    Chariots_Tour_poster_2012-2013_1_1Ottawa, ON's melodic death thrashers Chariots of The Gods are proud to announce they will performing the following Quebec and Ontario tour dates in support of their recently released full length album 'Tides of War'. Produced by award winning producer/engineer/mixer Glen Robinson who has worked with names such as The Ramones, AC/DC, GWAR, Annihilator and Voivod, COTG's new album delivers 14 epic, crushing tracks to follow up their well received 2010

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  • PUMP Announces New Vocalist

    Pump 2013German heavy rockers PUMP have announced the addition of vocalist Oliver Weers (OLIVER WEERS BAND, RIPE, D.I.M) to the group’s their ranks. “Tear Down The Walls“, a brand new song snippet with the new vocalist Oliver Weers can be viewed below: http://youtu.be/wu0m86ZG0O4 Commented PUMP bassit Michael Vetter: “We had many candidates for the vacant position, among them a number of really good musicians, and having to reject

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  • Billy Corgan of Smashing Pumkins Stars In New Walter E. Smithe Commercial

    smashing-pumpkinsThe Walter E. Smithe brothers–known across Chicago for their witty and memorable television commercials and extensive inventory of well-made, stylish and functional furniture and home accents–are at it again… this time inviting Billy Corgan and his Resistance Pro wrestling company to join in their commercial hijinks, which can be seen on YouTube. http://youtu.be/ESMCx0KNVkw Corgan may be best known as the

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  • LOST SOCIETY Post 2nd Track-By-Track Video

    Lost SocietyFinland's youngest thrash export LOST SOCIETY have posted part 2 of their hilarious track-by-track video series here or below Fans can also view Part 1 here: http://youtu.be/kmDNf9vmkqQ. http://youtu.be/mmF8t1-q46E The brand new track “Braindead Metalhead” available for streaming at the following location. The track comes from LOST SOCIETY’s upcoming debut entitled Fast Loud Death. You can also listen to the first single

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  • As I Lay Dying’s Tim Lambesis Side Project Austrian Death Machine, Launches Indiegogo.com Campaign

    Austrian Death Machine - Triple BrutalAs I Lay Dying vocalist Tim Lambesis has launched an Indiegogo.com campaign to crowdfund the third album by his Austrian Death Machine side project. The official page can be found here. Unique perks being offered are: - Personal training sessions with Lambesis - Never before seen ADM T-shirt designs - The chance to punch Lambesis in the stomach...within reason Says

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  • IMMOLATION Announce New Album Title and Release Date

    ImmolationNew York death metal legends, IMMOLATION, have announced Kingdom of Conspiracy as the title of their upcoming ninth full-length album. The follow up to their 2010 release, Majesty and Decay, will be released on May 14th in North America both digitally and physically via Nuclear Blast. The album was recorded at Sound Studios in Millbrook, NY with longtime producer Paul Orofino,

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  • The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund

    Ronnie James Dio Stand up and Shout Cancer FundThe Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund (Dio Cancer Fund) Board of Directors presented the T.J. Martell Foundation with $100,000 during the 5th Annual Wine Celebration Dinner in Los Angeles on Wednesday, February 6th. The contribution is part of a three-year pledge for gastric cancer research at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center. Formed in honor of the legendary singer who

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  • Adler Announces Back From The Dead 2013 Tour

    ADLER Press Photo NEW #2.- smallADLER the new band led by former Guns N Roses drummer Steven Adler announced today the first leg of their BACK FROM THE DEAD TOUR.  The first show kicks off March 2nd at Ramona Mainstage in Ramona, CA. ADLER “Back From The Dead” 2013 Tour Dates: 3/2 - Ramona Mainstage - Ramona, CA 3/7 – Tokyo Duo -Tokyo, Japan with

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  • Edge Of Attack Release Debut Self Titled Album

    Edge of Attack - AlbumGrande Prairie, AB power-thrash five-piece Edge of Attack are proud to unleash their debut self-titled album, out today, Tuesday, Feb 19, 2013, and now available at these following links below via Halifax metal label Spread The Metal Records. Spread The Metal Online Store iTunes Produced by EAO guitarist/vocalist Jurekk Whipple, the debut features ten tracks of haunting vocals, shredding guitars, complex bass lines, furious drumming plus

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  • Taproot Announces Tour Dates

    TaprootMichigan rockers, TAPROOT have announced they will hit the East Coast beginning this Friday, February 22nd in Riverview, Michigan, for a ten city tour. Watch this video below and see a full listing of tour dates here or below. http://youtu.be/ynFuD-yDSWY Mixing their blue-collar work ethic with catchy choruses, intense energy and magnetic riffs, TAPROOT celebrated their fifteenth anniversary as a band with

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  • World Premier RadioScreamer Presents Welcome To The Jungle w/ STEVEN ADLER Today (2/20/13)

    Welcome To The Jungle w SA FINALJoin Steven Adler as he hosts his own radio program LIVE from L.A. Wednesday, 2-20-13 at 3:00 pm Pacific.  Don't miss the World Premier of WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE with STEVEN ADLER on RadioScreamer.  Steven will play the music that shaped him as a musician and a man, as well as recount a myriad of stories and adventures.  His special

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  • Tarmac Adam U.S. Debut The History Effect

    Tarmac AdamA famous musical producer once said, to paraphrase, “The final collaborator on any music, is the audience, until they’re brought in, the work isn’t complete.” For the sonic journey that began in Melbourne, via Dublin, Nashville and New York, the artistic collaboration of Tarmac Adam is now complete and they release their U.S. debut, The History Effect today,   February 19, 2013.   You can hear the album in

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  • Jungle Rot Release New Album "Skin The Living"

    Jungle Rot - Skin the LivingWisconsin death metal foursome JUNGLE ROT have reissued their 1996 release and much sought after classic Skin The Living, out, again, today, February 19th. Newly re-mixed and re-mastered, this album serves as a testimonial that real metal stands the test of time. Copies of this classic have been selling for $50-$100.00 for years.  Order your copy of Skin The Living

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  • As They Burn Release New Album "Will, Love, Life"

    As They Burn - Will, Love, LifeAS THEY BURN have released their Victory debut album Will, Love, Life, out today, February 19th. Mixed by Jason Suecof (ALL THAT REMAINS, TRIVIUM, AUGUST BURNS RED, MOTIONLESS IN WHITE) and recorded at Studio Bleu outside of Paris, by keyboardist Bastien Jacquesson. The album provides hypnotically atmospheric intros, monstrous breakdowns and ferociously deep growls; AS THEY BURN deliver a definitive

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  • 2013 To Bring Three More Releases From Jeff Lynne And Elo

    ELO_LIVEJust as the third quarter of 2012 brought three exciting works from JEFF LYNNE--his second solo album Long Wave, the freshly recorded Mr. Blue Sky–The Very Best Of Electric Light Orchestra and the illuminating documentary “Mr. Blue Sky: The Story of Jeff Lynne and ELO”--2013 will be marked by more treats from the creative force of ELO and one of

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  • ASCAP to Honor Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler & Joe Perry

    Aerosmith - Photo - Steve Trager 21The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) will honor Steven Tyler & Joe Perry of Aerosmith with the prestigious ASCAP Founders Award during its 30th annual Pop Music Awards, it was announced today by ASCAP President and Chairman Paul Williams. The invitation-only gala will take place on April 17th, 2013 at the Loews Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles,

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  • Terror Releases “Live By The Code” Music Video

    TerrorTERROR has released a new music video for “Live By The Code”, the title track from their forthcoming album, out April 9th.  Frontman Scott Vogel stands firmly behind the belief that hardcore is about more than music… it’s about community, respect and sticking to your roots. Vogel comments, “This video is a perfect look at the energy and heart of

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  • RAVEN LORD Confirm New Shows And Posted Video Trailer

    raven lordRAVEN LORD are confirmed for the R-MINE METALFEST 2013 and are scheduled to play the main stage Saturday June 22nd in Tongeren, Belgium alongside with SYMPHONY X, FREAK KITCHEN, SECRET SPHERE, BLOODBOUND, TAINTED NATION, TORE ST MOREN to name a few and confirmed for two new shows in Netherlands. A new video trailer can be viewed below: http://youtu.be/aa_fMscMH_g The shows add to what is rapidly becoming a busy summer for RAVEN LORD. The bands’ schedule

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  • Continents Release Second Tour Diary

    Continents 3CONTINENTS have released a second tour diary and announced they will be performing at this year’s Summer Jam Festival in Manchester on July 20th and 21st. Watch the video here or below and get ready to see these South Wales’ party lads on the road beginning February 21st in Cardiff. http://youtu.be/SLssG5ykFbg Watch their new music video for “Idle Hands” and see their

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  • Wacken Open Air Metal Battle Comes To Canada

    Waken Open AirThe world's most prestigious metal festival, Wacken Open Air, known for its elite lineup of the globe's best metal bands is bringing the largest metal contest on the planet to Canada. Wacken Metal Battle Canada will be recruiting one independent Canadian band to perform at this year's highly celebrated gathering of metal heads in Wacken, Germany. Searching for the strongest contenders, Metal Battle Canada will showcase Canada's

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  • Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp with Def Leppard

    Def Leppard Fantasy CampDef Leppard fans can now spend 4 days (April 4-7, 2013) with members of the band, jamming out to the songs we all know and love! In just a few days, you'll learn how to play all your Def Leppard favorites, such as "Pour Some Sugar on Me," "Rock Of Ages," "Love Bites" and "Photograph"! This is the ultimate experience

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  • HYPOCRISY: Lyric Video for "End of Disclosure" Posted!

    Hypocrisy - End of DisclosureSwedish death metal legends HYPOCRISY have released a the lyric video for the title-track of their upcoming masterpiece End Of Disclosure here. Fans can also listen to the same track on the official HYPOCRISY Facebook site www.facebook.com/hypocrisy, or download the track here. http://youtu.be/KzARZPDFFog “This time I wanted to go back to basics,” commented Tägtgren. “I felt like we lost it for

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  • Whitesnake to release “Made in Japan” new DVD/live cd package

    Whitesnake - Made In JapanFrontiers Records is pleased to announce the release of legendary rock band Whitesnake’s new DVD/live CD package, MADE IN JAPAN. MADE IN JAPAN is set for release on April 19th in Europe (22nd in the UK) and April 23rd in North America and will be available in several formats: a deluxe 2CD/DVD edition, Blu-ray and a standalone DVD. The performance

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  • Red Fourth Album ‘Release The Panic’ Lands At #7 On The Billboard Top 200

    Red - Release The PanicThe two-time GRAMMY-nominated, Nashville-based rock group RED have stormed onto the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart at #7 with their fourth album RELEASE THE PANIC out now via Essential (Provident Label Group/Sony). The new album marks the top rock debut for the week and is also #1 Hard Rock Albums Chart, #1 Christian Albums Chart and #2 on the Independent

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  • Reclamation From Mongrel Gets Uk Release

    Mongrel -  ReclamationReclamation, the recent full length album from aggressive, female fronted punk / metal crossover band Mongrel will see it's UK release on February 25 through THC-Music/Vanity Music Group with distribution through Code7 / Plastichead. While already available through digital retailers such as iTunes and Amazon, Reclamation will now be available in brick and mortar outlets throughout Great Britain. Reclamation was

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  • Terror Joins Hatebreed and Every Time I Die On Tour

    TerrorTERROR, currently on tour throughout the US playing sold out shows alongside H20, have announced that they will join HATEBREED and EVERY TIME I DIE on the Divinity Of Purpose 2013 Tour. Support will come from JOB FOR A COWBOY and THIS IS HELL as they canvas the Midwest and East Coast, starting April 9th in Millvale, Pennsylvania. TERROR will

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  • THOUSAND FOOT KRUTCH Release Video "War Of Change"

    TFK Press PhotoTHOUSAND FOOT KRUTCH releases this week its first-ever independent video, “War Of Change,” from the band’s independently released, 5-star acclaimed and No. 1 selling Billboard Hard Rock album, The End Is Where We Begin.  After premiering on Loudwire.com earlier this week, the video can be seen Here or below The single and album can also be downloaded at iTunes® and Amazon.com. http://youtu.be/HdnTSXUWd3E “This song

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  • Enslaved Receive 7th Norwegian Grammy Nomination

    enslavedNORWEGIAN progressive extreme metal band ENSLAVED have just received word of their nomination for the 2012 Spellemann Award in the category “Best Metal Album” with their most recent release, RIITIIR.  This prestigious music award is the Norwegian equivalent to the American Grammy.  Ceremonies will take place at the Stavanger Concert Hall in Oslo on Saturday, March 23rd and will be

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  • RIVAL SONS’ ‘Head Down’ Album To Arrive In Stores March 19

    Rival SonsComing on the heels of their success and critical acclaim in the U.K., Europe and Canada, America’s own RIVAL SONS have announced their third album HEAD DOWN will arrive in stores in the U.S. on March 19 via their new affiliation with Century Media Records. Ahead of the in-store date, the soulful, maximum-blues-infused hard rock band will perform Thursday, March 7 on ABC-TV’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” at 11:35pm/10:35pm CT on ABC. Reaching #1 on the Rock chart in 2012 in the U.K., HEAD

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  • SOMETHING UNTO NOTHING (S.U.N.) Release Debut Full-Length Self-Titled Album

    S.U.N.New rock supergroup SOMETHING UNTO NOTHING (S.U.N.)--featuring multi-platinum Canadian vocalist and Juno Award winner SASS JORDAN, BRIAN TICHY on guitar (Whitesnake, Billy Idol, Foreigner, Ozzy), MICHAEL DEVIN on bass (Whitesnake, Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience, Kenny Wayne Shepherd) and drummer TOMMY STEWART (Godsmack, Lo Pro, Everclear, Fuel)--has physically released their debut full-length self-titled album in stores nationwide on Robo Records with distribution through Fontana/Universal Music. SOMETHING UNTO NOTHING is available NOW at the following retailers: Amazon: Available here.

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  • TESTAMENT to Film Huntington, NY Show for DVD/CD Release!

    TestamentBay Area thrash metal legends, TESTAMENT, will record their show at The Paramount in Huntington, NY this Friday February the 15th for an upcoming DVD/CD release! The band is calling on their fans attending this event to make this the craziest TESTAMENT show ever caught on camera! If you’re in the area or willing to make the trek, be sure you purchase your tickets

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  • Great White Featuring Jack Russell LIVE In-Studio at RadioScreamer.com Today

    Great WhiteJoin Diamond-Dave Castagno and Great White Featuring JACK RUSSELL for an exclusive interview and LIVE PERFORMANCE on a special TUESDAY edition of RadioScreamer on February 12, 2013 at 2:00 pm PT.  We'll ask the legendary front man about his band's plans for a new record, touring and anything else he wants to talk about!  So be sure to join us for a

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  • Black Sabbath Release Video Teaser for New Album 13

    sabbath2011_3BLACK SABBATH returns to the studio for the first time since 1978 with their new album 13 due out in June.  Full behind-the-scenes video revealed tomorrow. Here's a taste: http://youtu.be/ZSLTIrzZFLY 13 marks the Grammy-winning, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees’ return to Vertigo, the band’s original label; it’s the group’s first studio album together since 1978’s Never Say Die! They have sold over 70 million albums

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  • Soilwork Announce 2nd Track-By-Track & Fan Video Contest

    SoilworkSOILWORK frontman Björn “Speed” Strid and bassist Ola Fink discuss the tracks on Disc 2 of the band’s ninth studio album & first double CD release, The Living Infinite which will be available on February 27th in Asia (via license to Marquee Records), in Europe on March 1st, and in North America on March 5th.  View the video below: http://youtu.be/mAjjhXbvrNI SOILWORK have also launched the search for

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  • Meshuggah Announce North American 2013 Tour

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

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  • Phinehas and The Paramedic Announces The Bridge Between Tour

    PhinehasCalifornia Christian metal act Phinehas are excited to announce their headlining tour in support of their recently released B-Sides & Rarities EP entitled The Bridge Between. Joining them on The Bridge Between Tour will be Dayton, Ohio’s The Paramedic who’s Bullet Tooth debut Smoke & Mirrors was released back in October. Phinehas’ drummer Lee Humerian commented, “We are so grateful

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  • Tear Out The Heart Release Lyric Video For “Undead Anthem”

    Tear Out The HeartSt. Louis, Missouri, melodic metalcore outfit, TEAR OUT THE HEART have released a lyric video for the track “Undead Anthem”, featuring Caleb Shomo (ex- Attack Attack!) from their forthcoming album Violence, out March 19th.  “The song is about making an impact and proving to those around you your self-worth”, comments vocalist Tyler Konersman. See the album artwork that was created

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  • As They Burn Release “When Everything Falls Apart” Lyric Video

    As They Burn bandWith a brand new album just a week away, AS THEY BURN have unleashed a lyric video for the track “When Everything Falls Apart” from their forthcoming album Will, Love, Life, out February 19th. Watch the video here or below. http://youtu.be/exl24hWon9Q Recorded by new member and keyboardist Bastien Jacquesson at Studio Bleu in the suburbs of Paris, France and mixed by

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  • “The Midwest Rock ‘N Roll Express” Tour Set To Launch New Round Of Dates

    Rock N Roll ExpressLast year’s debut of “The Midwest Rock ‘n Roll Express” tour, recognized by Rolling Stone as one of the “Ten Hottest Summer Package Tours of 2012,” was such a huge success that Rock’s finest from the Midwest— REO Speedwagon, Styx and Ted Nugent—are teaming up again for another round of shows starting April 18 in Grand Forks, ND at Ralph

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  • CENTERSTAGE Powered by Grammy Amplifier

    centerstage_logoA catalyst for music innovation in the digital era, CENTERSTAGE Powered By Grammy® Amplifier is the first-ever program uniting emerging artists with GRAMMY-Award®-winners to mentor their career. Mike Shinoda member of two-time GRAMMY®-winning band Linkin Park and CENTERSTAGE program mentor; Evan Greene (CMO, The Recording Academy); and Jon Budd (Sr. Group Manager, New Media, Hyundai) were on hand today at

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  • Free Fall Release Track-By-Track Part 1

    Free FallDrummer Ludwig Dahlberg and guitarist Mattias Bärjed of Swedish freedom rock band FREE FALL share an inside look at the band’s rehearsal space and offer a little more info on four of their debut album’s tracks: “Power & Volume” (it’s relation to Motörhead), “Free Fall” (why it’s in the key of C), “Midnight Vulture” (why the ending matters), and “Top

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  • Heaven & Earth Premieres EPK For Third Studio Album ‘Dig’ On Aol’s Noisecreep.Com

    Heaven & Earth - DigHeaven & Earth have recently released a special behind the scenes look into the making of Dig and what brought these five musicians together to make such a "classic" sounding record. The clip premiered on AOL Noisecreep.com earlier this week and can be seen here or below. http://youtu.be/6nCu8TAT9eU Taking up where iconic bands like Deep Purple and Bad Company left off, Heaven & Earth is on a

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  • Soilwork Post Track-By-Track Video For "The Living Infinite"

    SoilworkSOILWORK frontman Björn “Speed” Strid and bassist Ola Fink discuss the tracks on Disc 1 of the band’s ninth studio album & first double CD release, The Living Infinite which will be available on February 27th in Asia (via license to Marquee Records), in Europe on March 1st, and in North America on March 5th.  View the video below: http://youtu.be/7umUWpbhZk0 In the second

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  • Code Of Silence Post Track By Track Video For ‘Dark Skies Over Babylon’

    Code Of Silence - Dark Skies Over BabylonBritish melodic metallers CODE OF SILENCE – who are fronted by Brazilian vocalist Gus Monsanto (REVOLUTION RENAISSANCE, ADAGIO, SYMBOLICA, LORD OF MUSHROOMS) posted a track-by-track album breakdown video provided by band leader and bassist James Murray who also supplied the debut album’s historical theme of the Knights Templar at the time of the Crusades. The video can be viewed here: http://youtu.be/bIHTfdsCmgY James says: “Although the album is thematic

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  • CHOSEN Announce New Album 'Resolution'

    Chosen Resolution Cover Art High ResIrish death metallers CHOSEN are proud to announce their debut album 'Resolution' set for release on March 30th as a FREE DOWNLOAD on their official website www.chosen.ie along with it being available on CD in two special editions. The Deluxe Special Edition is a double CD that features a 9-track bonus disc of unreleased songs, rough mixes, drum and bass tracks taken from

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  • Frontiers Records Signs STATE OF SALAZAR

    State of SalazarFrontiers Records is pleased to announce the signing of the swedish Melodic Rock newcomers STATE OF SALAZAR. The band was formed in 2010 by five students from the Malmö Academy of Music who wanted to play rock music made for the big arenas. The band's singer and songwriter, Marcus Nygren, began thinking of the concept of having a band like

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  • DUFFING FOR DOLLARS 2013 Raises Over $42,000 For “Unite The United” and “Musicares”

    Duffing For Dollars 2013Who has a golf tournament in January one might ask!? The music and management companies, touring professionals and related industries…That’s Who! It’s become the one tournament that people look forward to each and every year in SoCal for the opportunity to break away from the cold and raise money for some important organizations. Music industry vets Kevin Lyman (Vans Warped

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  • Vans Warped Tour 2013 Kick-Off Party Set For Thursday, March 28

    Vans Warped Tour 2013The 2013 Vans Warped Tour Kick-Off Party takes place on Thursday, March 28 at Club Nokia in downtown Los Angeles. Press conference will be followed by performances from BEWARE OF DARKNESS, BRIAN MARQUIS (acoustic), NEW BEAT FUND, CHARLOTTE SOMETIMES, MC LARS, JULIET SIMMS, BIG CHOCOLATE, DIA FRAMPTON, CRAIG OWENS (acoustic), CHIODOS and more VANS WARPED TOUR surprise guests. Tickets will be on

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  • ONE-EYED DOLL Announces US Tour as Direct Support for OTEP

    One-Eyed DollAustin’s power rock duo ONE-EYED DOLL is pleased to announce they will be touring the US as direct support for OTEP.  Featuring opening support from PICTURE ME BROKEN, this female fronted tour is sure to be one of the most talked about happenings this Spring.  Kicking off on March 8th, a list of dates is below with more to be

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  • Avantasia Unveil The Mystery Of Time Album Artwork

    Avantasia - The Mystery of TimeHighly-acclaimed British fantasy artist Rodney Matthews (Thin Lizzy, Asia, Nazareth, Magnum) is the talent behind AVANTASIA’s album artwork for The Mystery Of Time. States AVANTASIA mastermind Tobias Sammet: “It is a great honor for me to have Rodney create the artwork . . . Since the new album is a conceptual album and its story has a magical and enchanting

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  • NEVERWONDER Performing At Famed Rose Bowl Stadium For L.A. Marathon

    neverwonderNeverwonder perform at one of the most celebrated outdoor venues in Southern California, the venerable Rose Bowl Stadium, as part of the 2013 Rock 'N' Roll Marathon, Sunday, February 17. Main Stage; 8:30 a.m. show time. This is an all-ages, free event! The Rose Bowl is located at 1001 Rose Bowl Drive, Pasadena. Event info. Neverwonder are the Direct Support

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  • Music Industry Veteran David Mobley Debuts "The David Mobley Show" February 17

    David Mobley ShowLongtime music industry veteran David Mobley launches The David Mobley Show, premiering Sunday, February 17 on Hot Mix 106 and airing 9 p.m. EDT, 8 p.m. CDT, and 6 p.m. PDT (repeats every Thursday at the same time). The radio show, promises Mobley, "will feature only the best of classic and indie rock, pop and r&b music, celebrity guests, music

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  • SUFFOCATION Post Video For The Making of "As Grace Descends"

    Suffocation bandNew York death metal veterans, SUFFOCATION, have posted a short documentary chronicling the making of their most recent video clip for the song “As Grace Descends” here or below. The clip was shot by director Tommy Jones (KATAKLYSM, SOILWORK, DEATH ANGEL) at Duff’s in Brooklyn, NY where several fans showed up for the filming.  The song comes from their upcoming

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Product Press Releases

  • Fargen Amplification Introduces Second John Lennon Signature Guitar Amplifier

    Fargen Amps - John LennonFargen Amplification has introduced the second guitar amplifier in its line that honors and pays tribute to John Lennon.   The JL-15 combines John Lennon’s signature tone from the 60’s and 70’s with his world-renowned self-portrait … in a unique offering for guitarists and Lennon fans. The JL-15 is the production version modeled after the limited edition Artist Series announced

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  • IK Multimedia Releases AmpliTube Orange

    Amplitube OrangeIK Multimedia is proud to announce the AmpliTube Orange, a complete set of 17 officially certified models of Orange amps and cabinets for AmpliTube 3 (standalone/plug-in). First introduced during London’s “swinging ‘60s” era, Orange amps are renowned for their warm and luscious tube tone and characteristic crunch. IK is the only company to offer models with Orange’s official certification, and

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  • VIP Recording Quickly Making Name For Itself In Southern California Music Circles

    VIP RecordingVIP Recording is a new state-of-the-art recording facility located in the upscale enclave of Calabasas, Calif. With a vintage Trident A board (formerly owned by Randy Bachman of Bachman Turner Overdrive) and equipped with the most modern technology available in music today, VIP Recording has all that is needed to produce, record and edit professional sound recordings under one roof.

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  • Hal Leonard publishes Studio One for Engineers and Producers

    Hal Leonard - Studio OneHal Leonard Books, the musician’s best source of books on the music business, audio technology, instrument history, and more, is now shipping Studio One for Engineers and Producers. This Quick Pro Guide is specifically designed to help engineers and producers who are already comfortable using another DAW software platform make the transition to Studio One. The author and audio engineer

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  • IK Multimedia Releases iLectric Piano for iPad

    iLectric PianoIK Multimedia is pleased to announce the release of iLectric Piano, a studio-quality electric piano app for iPad, now available on the App Store. iLectric Piano  offers over 40 classic electric pianos, electric grands and clavinets, all carefully sampled from the original instruments. From clean and icy-cool to sharp and staccato to growling and distorted, iLectric Piano faithfully recreates the gamut

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  • Radial Engineering introduces the StageBug SB-2 Passive for Bass and Keyboards

    Radial StagebugRadial Engineering Ltd. is pleased to announce the StageBug SB-2 Passive  a super compact direct box designed for the traveling musician who wants big sound in a small package. According to Radial Engineering Western Regional Sales Manager Mark Gummer: "We have noticed a trend whereby musicians are looking for ways to reduce the size of their payload when traveling from

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  • Heaven's Cry heard loud and clear with the Tonebone Plexitube

    Tonebone PlexitubeFor Montreal based progressive rock band Heaven's Cry it was a case of the classic seven year itch..but in reverse.  After putting a hold on the band's efforts in 2004 they came back together in 2011 and released their latest album "Wheels of Impermanence" in October of last year. Guitarist Eric Jarrin explains: "I think the time was right for

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