Screamer Magazine November 2012
Featuring: Aerosmith. Also Included Simon Wright of Dio Disciples, Bobaflex, Kix, Mr. Big, B'z, T&N, Frank Hannon, Photographer Kevin Estrada, Bento, Edge of Paradise, Wayland, Dio, Travis T. Warren, Project Mars, Another Lost Year, State Your Cause, Rob Zombie, Warrant, Lita Ford and Much More.

Articles in the November 2012 Issue

Interviews

  • PROJECT MARS - Coming Up in the World

    The rumble can be heard echoing from just beyond our northern border. It started several years ago. It was slow to begin with; a steady buzz at best. But in recent months, the sound has grown in volume. It’s developed body and mass. It’s reverberated through dive bars and shaken the walls of houses. It’s moved through forests and recently

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  • Simon Wright and Dio Disciples - Keeping DIO's Memory Alive

    Three days after the release of Very Beast Of Dio Vol. II, Simon Wright was proud to share his excitement about the event.   Wright explained that fans were ready for “Volume II”.  The 17 track CD includes several of DIO’s best—including 3 bonus tracks, Electra, Prisoner of Paradise, and Metal Will Never Die.   Tracks for this album were chosen by

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  • Bobaflex - Regulating Your Musical Galaxy

    Not so long ago, in a galaxy not too far away, about the third rock from the sun to be exact, two brothers formed an alliance in college to figure out how to get drunk and play music on the weekends but it wasn't that simple; they were good and they had something that you just can’t learn in school -- talent.

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  • Kix - Loud, Proud and Glad to Be Back!

    Kix were a busy band during the decade that brought us the Rubik's Cube, shoulder pads and various displays of big hair!  They released their self-titled debut album in 1981 and their fourth studio album Blow My Fuse in 1988.  Each consecutive studio album outshined the predecessor as the band became very adept at penning a catchy and fun rock songs. 

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  • Geoff Tate - Kings, Thieves and Queensryche

    The last six months have put tremendous strain on singer/songwriter Geoff Tate and what was once Queensrÿche.  The band had been working on many projects over the years collectively and on solo ventures; which had never been a problem.  In the last year, the other band members were working on their separate effort while Tate worked on his; Kings and

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  • MR. BIG - Marching To Beat Of A Familiar Drummer

    There is so much that can be said about the talent of Mr. Big’s drummer Pat Torpey. The Los Angeles band formed in 1988 and was one of the most popular bands from the 80s genre. As for the many bands of that era, they were undoubtedly one of the best. True and talented musicians, their hits included To Be

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  • Aerosmith Rocket Into Another Dimension

    Hell will freeze over, pigs will fly, and the earth will whirl backwards on its axis before legendary rockers, Aerosmith, ever bid farewell to the studio, right? Well, prepare for snow down below, airborne pork, and the earth doing a smoky burnout in reverse, because the band’s musical train may stop a-rollin’ after the release of their upcoming CD, Music

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  • B'z - Rockin' in the U.S.A.

    When the B’z rocked Southern California last month, it was very apparent how popular they are with their Japanese-American audience but the rest of Los Angeles seemed a bit unfamiliar with their music as they've only been to the U.S., four times.  Those of us in attendance that evening, got a taste of rock n’ roll with a Japanese  brand burned into

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  • T&N - The fusion of the old and the new!

    What do you get when you cross an impressive back catalog of music, some new creative ideas, old partnerships and new collaborations, and a real urge to let rip with your vocal chords?  This isn't the leading line of a bad joke thankfully, it is the collision of elements that conjure up the entity known as T&N.  Known to some

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  • The Frank Hannon Band - Tesla's Own Discusses Solo Project

    One of the greatest rock bands to come out of northern California, Tesla, broke ground and barriers everywhere with their thumping heart-pounding version of rock n’ roll.  In 1991, the band again blazed a trail for others to follow with their live unplugged release of Five Man Acoustical Jam, so when guitarist Frank Hannon had a chance to catch up,

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  • Inside The Industry with Kevin Estrada

    Being a rock music photographer might seem a dream job to some.  Having the best seat in the house--even better than front row seats--to shoot photos of your favorite bands.  All-access passes.  Hanging out with the musicians backstage.  And, getting paid to do it all.  Not a bad gig, right?  Of course, as in any job, there are minor inconveniences. Little annoyances such as

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  • Silverchair's Drummer Ben Gillies - New "Bento" On Life

    In the year of 1992 a band were born called Innocent Criminals.  You and I came to know of them under a different name when they released their debut studio album called Frogstomp back in 1995.  That band made headlines and consisted of three members who were the major ingredients of Silverchair.  The Australian post-grunge band went from strength to strength as

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  • Edge Of Paradise - In A Dream

    Margarita Monet seems the perfect specimen of the modern career girl on her way up the corporate ladder; professionally dressed, hair done neatly, just enough make-up on her porcelain complexion and very soft-spoken.  Born in Armenia, Monet moved to Moscow as a small child then to Texas, New York and finally, Los Angeles.  She is a classical pianist since age four. There

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  • WAYLAND - Keeping It Real

    Rockers Wayland, named after the band’s Michigan hometown, formed six years ago. The band is managed by Jude Cole (Lifehouse) and Jesse James Dupree (Jackyl, Full Throttle Saloon). They released a four song EP in December 2011 and have been on the road non-stop since January 2012. Their hit single Welcome To My Head can be heard on radio stations

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Reviews

  • Geoff Tate - Kings and Thieves

    Geoff Tate, one of the most celebrated voices in the history of hard rock and heavy metal releases his newest solo offering in over a decade entitled Kings and Thieves; his debut release for InsideOut Music.  Even if his name is unfamiliar to some, his voice is a permanent reminder as founding member and mysterious front man for the recently

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  • DIO - The Very Beast of DIO II

    If you are not a DIO disciple, The Very Beast of Dio, released in October of 2000, was a great introduction for any new or die-hard fan, however, some felt slighted as there were no tracks featured from the past few releases. So when The Very Beast of Dio II was released on October 9, 2012, peace was again restored as the 17

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  • Travis T. Warren - Beneath These Borrowed Skies

    Beneath These Borrowed Skies is the first solo album for Blind Melon frontman Travis T. Warren. The album released on September 25, 2012 under Clarity Way Records, the new label for Clarity Way, a Pennsylvania drug and alcohol rehab facility. Clarity Way Records aims to support musicians in recovery. All proceeds from the album go to MusiCares, a Grammy-sponsored charity offering

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  • Review of T&N - Slave to the Empire

    Dokken is back! Words all metal fans would love to hear, and it is almost true. Three members of the original band George Lynch, Jeff Pilson and Mick Brown have come together to create the band T&N and will release on October 31st their first album called Slave to the Empire. On the album are seven original songs along with

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  • Project Mars - Don't Hold Back

    Hailing from the far reaches of Ottawa, Canada, hard rockers Project Mars have just released their debut EP titled, Don’t Hold Back.  Released on October 2, 2012, Don’t Hold Back features six tracks of unrefined fury that are just itching to reach the ears of a larger audience. Project Mars’ sound is classic; it’s just good old fashion rock n' roll,

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  • Another Lost Year - Better Days

    The great state of North Carolina has always been historically rich when it comes to the landscape of their music; folk, gospel, blues, jazz and rock.  In the seventies, a little known young musician by the name of James Taylor came out of NC and his song, Carolina In My Mind, became the state’s unofficial anthem.  The college region of

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  • Bento - Diamond Days

    If you are partial to some Silverchair from time to time, then you may be aware of a member of that band known as Ben Gillies.  The drummer from Silverchair has gone onto other musical ventures since that band announced an indefinite hiatus last year.  Welcome to Bento, a very different musical monster.  No major distorted guitars throughout, no major rock prominence and generally little to

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  • State Your Cause - Steal The Stars

    Ohio-bred band State Your Cause is brothers James (vocals) and John Scott (guitar), Chase DeBartolomeis (bass), Deepan Rajah (guitar) and Matt Young (drums). The band self-released their first album, Escape Rebellion Promise, in 2010. The new album, Steal The Stars, was digitally released through New Ocean Media and contains six of the songs from their first album, with three new

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  • WARRANT LIVE - The Forum, Rome, GA October 20, 2012

    A line formed early for a night of ROME ROCKS.  Rome, a small town northwest of Atlanta, very seldom welcomes hard rock names.  The little town recently began accepting better known acts, but to have Warrant fronting for Skid Row was definitely a treat for Romans at the Forum on the night of October 20, 2012. Warrant is one of

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  • Skid Row LIVE - The Forum, Rome, GA October 20, 2012

    Who doesn't want to rock with SKID?  Can you get any more American than with the heavy metal rock of these guys?   Bounding onto the stage after a prerecorded National Anthem, Skid Row blasted into Big Guns, with a masterful sound from seasoned guitarists Dave “The Snake” Sabo, Scotti Hill and Rachel Bolan on Bass.  A deep kick-ass beat from Rob Hammersmith

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  • B'z LIVE Review - Gibson Amphitheatre, Universal City, CA

    The city of angels got a special treat On Sunday, October 7, 2012, when Japan’s own B’z came to kick ass and take names, as politely as they could of course, at the Gibson Amphitheatre located in Universal City, CA. B’z (pronounced beez) ended their North American tour in L.A., practically selling out the 6,000 plus seat venue after having

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  • LITA FORD - Rocks Southern California LIVE - Canyon Club, Agoura Hills, CA

    During the late 70s, a very young Lita Ford and The Runaways carved a path and set the stage for all other female rockers to follow.   Ford's popularity gained momentum during the 80s when her solo career took off in the rock and metal world; her music was in heavy rotation on radio and MTV. Ford returned to Southern

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Press Releases

  • Le Reverie Release their Debut CD “Dark Symphony.”

    The long-awaited debut album “Dark Symphony” from Le Reverie has finally been released. Le Reverie is a female-fronted Goth/Prog Metal Band that sounds like a cross of Evanescence and Dream Theater. They will lure you in with their haunting melodies and their dark heavy tracks. This album will take you on a journey from the haunting tribute to Edgar Allen

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  • Marilyn Manson Wins Fright Night Award

    Fright Night Awards, presented by Cancer Bites, aims to take a HUGE bite out of cancer. In the spirit of Halloween, a powerful new initiative, Cancer Bites in conjunction with Fright Night Awards, is  harnessing the nation’s adoration of vampire pop culture, along with the hottest TV shows and films, such as The Twilight Saga, HBO’s True Blood and CW’s

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  • Eve To Adam Adds Rhythm Guitarist `Virus' For The Jagermeister Tour

    NYC based anthemic, guitar-driven rock band EVE TO ADAM has always been known to shake it up. Never one to follow formula, the group keeps pushing it forward in the spirit of Rock.  For their upcoming stint on the JAGERMEISTER PRESENTS TOUR, also featuring HALESTORM and IN THIS MOMENT, the group has recruited ace guitarist VIRUS (DOPE, ROCK OF AGES,

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  • Vh1 Classic Asks “Who Are You?” On ‘Wholloween’ With Day Of ‘The Who’

    VH1 Classic is remixing Halloween and making it what it really should be: “Wholloween,” a day of celebrating all things THE WHO related, including the U.S. television premiere of the 2012 The Who doc “Quadrophenia: Can You See the Real Me?” at 8 PM ET/PT.  Kicking off The Who-fest at 12:30 PM ET/PT is the 1975 British film “Tommy” based

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  • Soilwork Headlining North American Tour

    On March 12th, 2013, Swedish melodic metal maestros SOILWORK will kick-off their world tour in North America – their first time headlining in this territory in almost three years. The 54-show trek through the U.S. and Canada will feature support from Jeff Loomis, Blackguard, The Browning, and Wretched. “With [the new album] The Living Infinite nearing completion, all of us

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  • Titans Eve To Headline Blankfest Vancouver

    Returning from their European tour with Arch Enemy in support of their second full-length album, 'Life Apocalypse', Canadian thrashers Titans Eve will be headlining the first annual Blankfest Vancouver on November 10th at The Railway Club. With the success of Blankfests around the world including Canadian cities Montreal and Calgary, Blankfest Vancouver's goal is to raise awareness, clothing and funds for the cities Covenant House, the non-profit shelter that

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  • SCYTHIA Releases Music Video Teaser 'Video Game Medley'

    Folk/prog metal warriors, Scythia have posted a teaser for their forthcoming music video for their track 'Video Game Medley'. The song is an adaptation of excerpts from video game theme songs Wizards and Warriors, Castlevania, Skyrim, Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Final Fantasy VI and Tetris and is off the band's new EP 'For The Bear' that also features two new originals 'Sailor's Accolade' and the title track 'For The

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  • Aussie Hard Rockers October Rage Hit The Road In The US

    Australia's latest export, October Rage, has made themselves quite familiar with the United States as they tour the country in support of their debut effort, Outrage.  The quartet teamed up with their friends in Saliva for several dates on this past run, as well as a plethora of solo outings along the way.  "When we hooked up with the Saliva guys,

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  • Ill Nino Release "La Epidemia" Music Video

    With their sixth studio album EPIDEMIA (10/22) officially under their belt, ILL NINO have released a brand new music video for “La Epidemia” featuring EMMURE vocalist Frankie Palmeri. Watch the Video Below: http://youtu.be/MM18GqottJM Filmed at The Rave in Milwaukee, Wisconsin “La Epidemia” showcases ILL NINO’s power, energy and determination to spread their madness throughout the world.  The video takes fans

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  • Threshold Announce Fan Video Contest Winner

    Achim Bieler from Southern Germany has emerged victorious in British progressive band THRESHOLD’s fan video contest!  His winning entry can be viewed on YouTube. http://youtu.be/toHqQIz6oow THRESHOLD guitarist Richard West comments:  “Congratulations to Achim and his team!  They created a great movie with beautiful cinematography and a storyline that was both abstract and engaging.  We really enjoyed this video!” “Staring At

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  • OTEP Prepares For The Release Of Her First Ever Live Album (10/25)

    Bona fide heavy metal front woman and activist OTEP Shamaya has rallied up the tribe and is ready to deliver the first LIVE album of her career, entitled Sounds Like Armageddon, out November 6th. If you haven’t had a chance to see her in action now is your time to hear her roar. Sounds Like Armageddon hits hard with eleven

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  • Dutch Rock Legends Focus To Undertake Worldwide Tour In Support Of Forthcoming CD Release 'Focus X'

    Much to the excitement of music fans across the planet, Dutch rock legends Focus will be undertaking a worldwide tour beginning November 2012 in support of their forthcoming CD 'Focus X'. With their unique brand of progressive rock, Focus manifested themselves at the start of the '70s as the most successful and appreciated of all the Dutch pop-rock exports. Fronted

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  • Graveyard: Video For "Endless Night" Debuts Online

    The video for “Endless Night,” a track off the third studio album by Swedish blues-based psychedelic rockers GRAVEYARD, is now available for viewing at EntertainmentWeekly.com. Lights Out will roar its engine in North America on November 6th. Check out the interactive video about the Lights Out album cover on YouTube.  (Click on one of the lamps and see what happens.) If

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  • 3 Doors Down To Release The Greatest Hits November 19

    On November 19, 2012, 3 Doors Down will release The Greatest Hits via long-time label partner Republic Records.  The collection features nine #1 hits that have been remixed and re-mastered, alongside three new songs.  On October 3, in celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Pop Songs radio airplay chart being derived from Nielsen BDS-based monitoring technology and its' accuracy of

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  • Testament Announces More European Tour Dates!

    Bay area thrash legend’s TESTAMENT have announced several European tour dates planned for this November/December. The appearances include re-booked shows that had to be rescheduled due to drummer Gene Hoglan’s commitments with his other band DETHKLOK. “The LAMB OF GOD and DETHKLOK U.S. tour had to be canceled and DETHKLOK re-booked some shows. This has caused some conflicts with a

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  • Zak Bagans/Praga Khan's NecroFusion is Unleashed Today

    NecroFusion, the supernatural musical collaboration between Zak Bagans, host of Travel Channel's #1-rated paranormal series "Ghost Adventures," and Lords of Acid's Praga Khan, the legendary EDM pioneer, is digitally released today, just in time for Halloween.  Fans can sample the full album at Bagan's YouTube page or go straight to iTunes to purchase - http://bit.ly/WF3tE1 Each one of the eleven tracks on NecroFusion not

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  • ELUVEITIE & WINTERSUN are coming to HOLLYWOOD!

    Swiss new wave of folk metal pioneers ELUVEITIE and Finnish epic metallers WINTERSUN, will co-headline a North American tour this Winter! The trek will commemorate ELUVEITIE’s 10th anniversary as well as serve as WINTERSUN’s introduction to North American shores. This momentous event will also include the German pagan metal band VARG. "We are very excited to tour US and Canadafor the first time in November/December, " commented WINTERSUN mstermind Jari

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  • Voices and Vessels Signs to Fort Charter Records

    Pittsburgh’s Voices & Vessels are excited to announce their signing with Fort Charter Records. The band will release their follow-up to this spring’s Rebuilder, entitled Those Who Deceive, January 1st, 2013. Fort Charter’s owner Nathaniel Lay had this to say on the signing, “This is a very exciting time for Fort Charter, having just recently launched with one powerful band

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  • Swedish Rockers Sister Sin Unleash New Album 'Now and Forever'

    SISTER SIN have just released their third and highly anticipated Victory Records album Now and Forever.  Now and Forever is a gritty rock album with captivating vocals, electrifying guitar riffs and an overall hard-hitting metallic force. It will appeal to many generations encompassing the vibe of the 80’s with a modern twist.  They just released a brand new music video

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  • The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Plays The Music Of Rush Releases November 13

    Purple Pyramid Records (a division of Cleopatra Records) will release THE ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA PLAYS THE MUSIC OF RUSH on November 13.  Nearly sixty musicians and thirty vocalists transform nine of Rush’s greatest hits into even more intricate, soaring orchestral works. The RPO covers the best-known classics, from “Working Man,” the self-titled debut album track that launched Rush’s career in

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  • What's Hiding In Graveyard’s New Cover Art?

    When Swedish demigods of bluesy, psychedelic rock GRAVEYARD released the artwork to their third studio album Lights Out online, a lot of people were left scratching their heads and asking, “What in the hell…?” Some of you reported seeing prehistoric hunters & now extinct bison, others saw the Milky Way; some saw Aleister Crowley, Marilyn Monroe, sabre-toothed dolphins, and giant

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  • Power Thrashers SONIC PULSE Posts New Music Video 'Bong Zombies'

    With Halloween nearing in just a week, what better timing for the boys of Boston’s Sonic Pulse, the beer-fueled, power thrashing super group featuring members of Razormaze, Skull Hammer, Ravage and Vindicator to unleash their new music video 'Bong Zombies', the directorial debut by vocalist Dan Hammer.  http://youtu.be/uixjo54HEKY “Directing the video was actually one of the most fun things I’ve ever done. There’s nothing

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  • A Past Unknown’s New Album Entitled 'Vainglory' Releases Today

    Iowa based Christian melodic metalcore outfit A Past Unknown sees the release of their Red Cord Records sophomore effort Vainglory today. The album may be found in stores, online, and on iTunes. The band had this to say about the release of the album, “To all of our fans, we can't thank you enough for showing all the support you

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  • Reign Of Fury release new video 'BORN TO DIE'

    Reign Of Fury release their new Video entitled 'Born To Die' on Saturday 20th October, taken from their debut album 'World Detonation'.  This is a light hearted, riff snorting romp through their 'Born To Die' track, bringing what Reign Of Fury love the most - metal and fun - to your screens! Mastered by Nicolas Decleve, Mixed by Dave Cleaves

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  • Meshuggah Debuts New Video For "Demiurge" On Drummagazine.com

    DRUMMagazine.com has exclusively debuted the new live performance video for the track “Demiurge” by Swedish extreme technical metal specialists MESHUGGAH at this location. http://youtu.be/UISjgLu8zBA Combining extreme camera angles with adrenaline-inducing performance footage from the band’s sold-out show at Terminal 5 in New York City this past May, “Demiurge” was filmed and directed by Anthony Dubois.  The song is off the

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  • Frontiers Records signs Australian band DE LA CRUZ

    Frontiers Records is pleased to announce the signing of Australian band DE LA CRUZ for the release of their forthcoming debut album which will be entitled "Street Level". Described by Geoff Barton of Classic Rock Magazine: "like a Pomptastic, Hyper-active Leppard!", DE LA CRUZ debuted with a self financed 6 songs EP which caused a stir in the Hard Rock scene Worldwide. Founded

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  • Neal Schon continues on his Journey with the release of “The Calling”

    Iconic rock guitarist Neal Schon has a lot to celebrate! Schon’s highly-acclaimed new solo album THE CALLING hits streets worldwide today via Frontiers Records. The video for the title track just premiered on CBS’ The Insider and can be viewed here. Neal once again teamed up with Dan Barnett (Journey: Live In Manila) to co-produce the video. Filmed entirely in San Francisco and Marin County, “The

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  • Death Thrashers Mortor To Play Hammer Smashed Radio's Moshpit Warfare

    Canadian death thrashers MORTOR are proud to announce they will be performing at this year's Hammer Smashed Radio's Moshpit Warfare taking place on November 17th in Ottawa, ON at Cafe Dekcuf alongside headliners Immersed, Wretchedpain, ...From The Deep and Accursed Creation. HMR is offering a FREE DOWNLOAD compilation of all the bands performing at the following location here. Mortor unleashed their

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  • Heavy Metal Television Coming Soon To A Digital Device And Computer Near You

    Heavy Metal Television is finally here.  With television, the internet and phone service all now intertwined, we can use the available technology to create an all Heavy Metal T.V. station . A live television station, streaming worldwide 24 hours a day in hi-def video and hi-fi audio,  Heavy Metal Television brings the classic MTV format back to life with favorites such as

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  • Municipal Waste & Napalm Death Announce Co-Headlining Tour

    Fellow loud music lovers, we’ll make this as quick and painless as blunt force trauma: speed metal punks MUNICIPAL WASTE have teamed up with grindcore legends NAPALM DEATH for a co-headlining North American fall tour that will make fans around the world chew their arms off in envy! Presented by AMP and Hails & Horns magazines and launching on October

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  • Enslaved To Headline Scion's Roadburn Label Showcase

    Norway’s progressive extreme metal band ENSLAVED will be headlining Scion A/V’s Roadburn Records showcase on Saturday, November 10th, 2012 at The Roxy in West Hollywood.  Also performing are White Hills, Scott Kelly, Earthless, and Astra. RSVP to the All Ages event here: www.scionav.com/METALSHOW The show begins at 1 p.m.; early arrival is suggested because space is limited and entry is

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  • 'The Very Beast Of Dio Volume 2' Conquers The Charts

    There is an obvious reason why the first volume of 'The Very Beast of Dio' has been certified gold in the U.S. - it features one of hard rock/heavy metal's greatest all-time voices, the late/great Ronnie James Dio. And the recently released 'The Very Beast of Dio Volume 2' picks up right where its predecessor left off - both musically

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  • No Sleep Records Releases 2012 Fall Sampler Compilation

    Orange County based No Sleep Records has released its annual fall sampler which features new and unreleased music from the label’s burgeoning roster.  The digital sampler is available today for a “name your own price” at http://nosleepsampler.com/. The 2012 fall sampler features 22 tracks including new music from upcoming albums by Departures, Major League, Early Graves, The Casket Lottery and

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  • Wintersun Streaming Entire "Time I" Album Online!

    Finnish epic metal titans WINTERSUN are now streaming their long awaited opus, Time I, on their official webpage. Visit www.wintersun.fi/album-stream to listen now! Members of WINTERSUN participated in a live video web chat this past October 15th. Fans can visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwZMpVPXVJo to catch the chat with guitarist Teemu Mäntysaari and bassist Jukka Koskinen if they missed it. The day we’ve

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  • Ponderosa Are Confirmed To Perform 2 Shows At The CMJ Festival

    PONDEROSA are confirmed to perform two shows at the CMJ festival in New York this Friday, October 19 at The Living Room (154 Ludlow St NY, NY) at 9:15pm and as part of the “iTunes Live From SoHo” series at the Apple Store SoHo (103 Prince Street, NY, NY) at 6:00pm. Praised by Paste magazine for “combining psychedelic, soul and

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  • Y&T to melt your face again with "Live at The Mystic"

    Frontiers Records is pleased to announce the international release of Y&T's latest live album “Live at the Mystic” on November 23rd in Europe. Following original bassist Phil Kennemore's untimely passing from lung cancer in early 2011, the band carries on the legacy that is Y&T. With Brad Lang on bass and vocals, Y&T prove their continued strength with “Live at the Mystic”, a new double live

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  • Headbangers Reunion Ball Celebrating Tawn Mastrey

    Beginning on the West Coast, Tawn Mastrey was a Veteran Rock Radio Disc Jockey for over 30 years with 5 million fans around the world. She helped launch and promote hundreds of the best rock and metal bands in the world. It was important for her to inform everyone to get tested for Hepatitis C, the disease that eventually took

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  • UK’s Departures Signs With No Sleep Records; New Album Out November 27

    Orange County based No Sleep Records has announced the addition of UK rock band Departures to it’s burgeoning roster with plans to release their sophomore album, Teenage Haze, on November 27 in conjunction with In At The Deep End Records who will release the album to the rest of the world on November 26.  Fans can check out Departures new

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  • Billy Sherwood To Release New Solo Album 'The Art Of Survival'

    Much to the excitement of progressive rock fans worldwide, multi-instrumentalist, producer/engineer, singer/songwriter Billy Sherwood is releasing his new solo CD 'Art Of Survival' on October 5, 2012. As well as being band member/producer of bands such as CIRCA:, YES, World Trade, Conspiracy and more recently The Prog Collective and The Fusion Syndicate, this CD marks the 6th solo release from Sherwood,

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  • The Rabid Whole Announce Two Spooktacualar Halloween Shows

    Known for their sharp looks and unique style, as much as for their infectious electro rock tunes, some may say every day is Halloween for Toronto's The Rabid Whole, but they ain't seen nothin' yet. As Halloween shows and bashes sweep across the country, catch TRW in two spooktacular shows in Ontario, first in Oshawa on October 27 at The

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  • Electric Sister Records “Drop Dead Legs” For All-Star Van Halen Tribute

    Oakland, CA-based heavy rock band Electric Sister has released a streaming version of “Drop Dead Legs,” the band’s contribution to TAKE YOUR WHISKEY HOME: A MILLENIUM TRIBUTE TO VAN HALEN 1978-1984 (Versailles Records, October 2012). Electric Sister’s take on one of Van Halen’s sexiest songs demonstrates not only a reverence to the source material, but the gritty vocals, driving rhythm,

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  • Linkin Park Releases New Video CASTLE OF GLASS

    Linkin Park has released the music video for "Castle of Glass," the third single from the band's latest album, Living Things. The music video features the story of a soldier who, while in the midst of battle, learns his father has died. Interspersed with the storyline are clips of the band playing, and clips of the forthcoming video game, Medal of Honor Warfighter, which claims

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  • Dweller Releases Music Video for “Integrated Vigilance” From Forthcoming Album 'The Reality Vector'

    Michigan deathcore mainstay Dweller has released their music video for the song entitled “Integrated Vigilance” on YouTube. The track is taken from the band’s forthcoming We Are Triumphant release entitled The Reality Vector. The album will be released next Monday, October 22nd, and will be the follow-up to last year’s Cut Off From The Universe. The CD or a CD

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  • Conquerors Signs with Hotfoot Records, Set to Tour with Corpus Christi This Winter on the Apocalyptour

    Indianapolis’ Christian hardcore outfit Conquerors is pleased to announce their signing with Hotfoot Records. The band is currently working on their Brian Thorburn (Haste The Day) produced debut album Dark Days//Sanctuary which will be released in January. In the meantime, the band has released the lyric video for their lead single entitled “” on YouTube and for free download on

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  • Metallica Joins The Voodoo Music + Arts Experience

    Metallica--one of the most influential and commercially successful rock bands in history, having sold 110 million albums worldwide and playing to millions of fans the world over--have just been confirmed as the Saturday (October 27) headliner for the 2012 VOODOO MUSIC + ARTS EXPERIENCE.  This marks the multi-platinum act’s first local performance since 2008 and their first New Orleans festival

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  • Blank TV Premiere's All Else Fails Music Video 'This Burden of Life'

    Edmonton's favorite mischievous metallers All Else Fails are proud to premiere their latest music video 'This Burden of Life' on Blank TV. The single is from their award nominated album "The Oracle: What Was, Is and Could Have Been" and was directed by AEF's vocalist / guitarist Barrett Klesko with his production company FadeBack Studio United. http://youtu.be/9IOIWddofYE In show news, All Else Fails

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  • Blacktooth Entertainment Presents: Thrash Fuck Thrash Bash 4 w/ Fatality, Aggressor and more

    Following the undeniable success of the last three Thrash Fuck Thrash Bashes, Blacktooth Entertainment is proud to bring fans the highly anticipated fourth installment on Saturday, November 3 at Hard Luck Bar (772 Dundas Street West). A slew of bands, including Fatality, Aggressor, West of Hell, Mastery, Lethal Voltage and more, will take to the stage while DJ Cyndi Z

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  • Behold! The City to Tour With Corpus Christi This Winter on the Apocalyptour

    Canadian Christian hardcore outfit, Behold! The City will be heading out on the United States/Canada Apocalyptour serving as main support to headliners Corpus Christi (Victory Records) while Conquerors will serve as the tour opener. This stint will follow constant touring in Canadaand the band’s Red Cord Records debut entitled Seekers. The band has plans to return to the US more

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  • Testament: "Native Blood" Screening At American Indian Film Festival

    The Native American Film Institute will be holding the 37th annual American Indian Film Festival this November 2 – 10 at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, CA. The event will include a screening of Bay Area thrash metal legends TESTAMENT’s “Native Blood” music video. Attendees can catch the showing on Friday, November 9, 2012  at 7:00 pm.

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  • Rockabilly All-Star Band The Whammy Announces Holiday Tour Dates

    The names Slim Jim Phantom, Jonny Bowler and Tim Polecat are synonymous with rockabilly hits, having secured their place as true rock ‘n roll icons. Phantom, as the legendary drummer for the Stray Cats, Tim Polecat, lead singer of The Polecats and Jonny Bowler as bass player for the Guana Batz. These long-time vets of rockabilly have joined together to

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  • X Announces Holiday Tour - Playing Austin's "Fun Fun Fun Fest" before December run

    The ever-energetic classic punksters, X, have been blazing the tour trail over the past three months on their X-35: 35th Anniversary Tour. Now, the year is coming to a close and they’ve been up the West Coast, over to Europe, played with Ray Manzarek and made it to Philadelphia for the first ever “Made in America Festival”.  Holiday shows for

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  • Wintersun is having a Live Video Web Chat October 15, 201

    Members of Finnish epic metal titans WINTERSUN, will be participating in a live video web chat on Monday October 15th. Fans can visit Nuclear Blast at Noon PST / 3 pm EST / 9 pm CET to speak with guitarist Teemu Mäntysaari and bassist Jukka Koskinen. The day we’ve all been longing for since the release of WINTERSUN’s eponymous debut album

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  • Enslaved's Riitiir Out Today!

    Now available in North America is RIITIIR, the twelfth studio album by Norway’s progressive extreme metallers ENSLAVED. “I’ve poured my work, dedication and inspiration into this,” states rhythm guitarist/songwriter/lyricist Ivar Bjørnson.  “At one point, guitars were being written and recorded in my home studio while I was waiting for the phone call from the hospital that would admit my wife

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  • SYLOSIS: "Monolith" Out Today/North American Tour Message!

    Monolith, the new album from UK based modern thrash heroes SYLOSIS, was released today in North America! The band will also soon embark on a tour of the United States with LAMB OF GOD, along with Swedish titans IN FLAMES and deathcore pioneers HATEBREED. Check out the following video message from guitarist/vocalist Josh Middleton regarding the new album and tour

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  • John Taglieri Set To Release Best Of Collection

    Beginning his solo career way back in 1999, singer / songwriter John Taglieri has released a total of nine albums to date between his solo releases and his band TAG, beginning with "Leap Of Faith", which garnered him a record deal, a 'Male Pop CD Of The Year' award & worldwide notoriety. In 2005 Taglieri broke all the rules and quit his

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  • UNCHARTED SHORES Embark On Four Month SKOOLLIVE Tour

    When Northern California rock band UNCHARTED SHORES was looking for an alternative touring method, they found a ready and willing partner in the team at San Diego’s SKOOLLIVE.  This union has led to a four-month tour of middle and high schools, which kicked off last week (Tuesday, October 2) in Fresno.  The dates extend into February 2013 and will take

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  • Gene The Werewolf To Release Rock’n Roll Animal in November

    Frontiers Records is excited to announce the release of GENE THE WEREWOLF international debut album aptly entitled “Rock’n Roll Animal” on November 23rd in Europe. The band hails from Pittsburgh when in 2007 five musicians disillusioned from their previous experiences decided to join forces in something "insanely different" from what they have been doing until then and “give a nod to the music

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  • Camisado’s New Album Faceless Out Today

    Baltimore post-hardcore outfit Camisado has released their new album entitled Faceless today. The album may be bought on iTunes or physically HERE while still being able to be streamed over at AltPress. The follow up to 2011’s EP Pulse was produced by Anderw Baylis (Honour Crest) of Life On Repeat and will be the band’s fourth release and second full-length

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  • Voodoo Music + Arts Experience Green Day Statement

    With news that VOODOO MUSIC + ARTS EXPERIENCE headliners Green Day have been forced to cancel their appearance this year, Rehage Entertainment is working on plans to revise the weekend's schedule. “We, like everyone, were looking forward to having Green Day back at Voodoo,” says Stephen Rehage, the founder/producer of VOODOO. “Their 2004 performance was one of the festival’s greatest.

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  • Eonian Records Presents Youngblood Video Teaser

    Metallers Youngblood have released their debut full-length album: NO RETREAT October 9th in North America and throughout Europe on Eönian Records and distributed by Sony RED & Nightmare Records. Produced by Jeff Diehl (who has worked with such legends and luminaries as Gene Simmons, Sweet FA, Ma Kelly, Kramus, Healing Sixes, Eddie Kramer and many more.) NO RETREAT was recorded

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  • Hibria set to release live CD/DVD Blinded By Tokyo – Live In Japan on 10/16

    On October 16, Cleopatra Records will release a live CD/DVD set from acclaimed Brazilian metallers Hibria.  BLINDED BY TOKYO – LIVE IN JAPAN was recorded at the Shinagawa Prince Stellar Ball in Tokyo in May 2011, is the first professionally captured live Hibria concert to be released. With speed, power, and technicality, Hibria burst into the scene with a highly-regarded

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  • Apparitions and It Lies Within to Head Out on the ‘No Regrets Tour’ This November

    Apparitions and It Lies Within are pleased to partner up and head out on the No Regrets Tour this November. The tour will be supporting It Lies Within’s recently released Luxor Records debut Chrysalis and Apparitions’ forthcoming record Kiss Me Sleeping. The tour dates are as follows Fri Nov 2 TBA - NC Sat Nov 3 Groundzero - ,SC Sun

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  • Nephelium Win Best Metal At Toronto Independent Music Awards

    After releasing their brutal six track masterpiece "Coils of Entropy" at the beginning of 2012 to international praise along with it topping the Canadian College Radio Loud Charts at #1 for the month February and March. Nephelium, the brutal death metal band that traces its roots back to the late 1990s from the city of Dubai, UAE and whom have now re-established themselves in Toronto, Canada for the last 10 years, have another success to add

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  • Glam Rock Icon and Renowned Actor Michael Des Barres To Appear On NCIS

    Hot on the heels of his critically acclaimed new CD release 'Carnaby Street', ubiquitous rock and roller and renowned actor Michael Des Barres will be making a guest appearance on the most watched TV show worldwide, 'NCIS' on October 9, 2012. Acting alongside show regulars Mark Harmon, Michael Weatherly, David McCallum and Pauly Perrette, Michael portrays an ex-rock star down on

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  • Trapt To Release New Album Reborn on November 20th

    California rockers Trapt are returning to reclaim their place on the charts with the release of their latest album, Reborn. The latest offering is slated for release on November 20th via Epochal Artist Records and distributed via EMI Label Services.  The album will be released in a standard version as well as a deluxe edition which will feature five acoustic

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  • The Stripminers Announce Hometown L.A. Horror Hoedown Pre-Release Halloween Party

    On October 27th, LA-based THE STRIPMINERS will play a special pre-release party in Los Angeles at Echo Country Outpost.  An evening of hand selected bands, chosen by the band members, will perform in and around the complex.  In addition, there will be Special Guests sitting in when THE STRIPMINERS take the stage.  The band will be pre-selling their new album

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  • Eve To Adam Tapped To Perform At This Year's Jagermeister Presents Tour With Halestorm & In This Moment

    NYC’S EVE TO ADAM has been tapped to perform at this year’s JAGERMEISTER PRESENTS TOUR with HALESTORM and IN THIS MOMENT, kicking off November 8 in Mobile, Alabama at Soul Kitchen and capping off December 15 in Orlando, FL at Hard Rock Live. Fresh off the 1st and 2nd legs of CREED’s national tour, the hard- working band from Queens

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  • Matchbox Twenty Teams With Dean Markley for Facebook Promotion

    Dean Markley announces giveaway with Matchbox Twenty to celebrate the release of their new CD release, NORTH.  Winners will receive the new CD as well as autographed sets of guitar and bass strings, just like the ones uses in studio and on tour.  Fans can enter to win at the Dean Markley Facebook page or by following this link. For 14 days, one winner will

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  • The Smashing Pumpkins’ 1995 Double Album ‘Mellon Collie & The Infinite Sadness’ To be Reissued

    THE SMASHING PUMPKINS’ career-defining 1995 double album MELLON COLLIE & THE INFINITE SADNESS has earned Diamond certification by the RIAA for sales of 10,000,000 discs and digital equivalent per disc (5 million copies of the double album). This news comes in the midst of EMI Music’s extensive reissue campaign honoring the legacy of the iconic alternative band. It continues December 3 in North America and December 4 internationally with the PUMPKINS’ fourth album MELLON COLLIE & THE INFINITE SADNESS receiving the

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  • SLASH Featuring Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators To Perform New Single On “Conan”

    SLASH featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators are set to perform their new single “Standing In The Sun” Thursday, October 4 on “Conan,” airing at 11:00 PM/10:00 PM CT 11/10c on TBS. Cited by RollingStone.com (5/20/12) as “a standout track,” the song is off their acclaimed studio album APOCALYPTIC LOVE, released May 22 on SLASH’s own label Dik Hayd International and distributed through EMI.

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  • NIGHT RANGER "24 Strings and a Drummer - Live and Acoustic" EPK

    The new EPK for NIGHT RANGER's forthcoming release "24 Strings and a Drummer", out October 19th in Europe and October 22nd in North America on Frontiers Records. A compelling, all acoustic performance with Night Ranger at their best, watch the video below: http://youtu.be/e57trODx4qY Night Ranger debuted in 1982 with the album “Dawn Patrol”, containing such classic tracks as “Don’t Tell Me

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Product Press Releases

  • Oktober Guitars Releases the Prophet

    Oktober Guitars today announces the release of the new Prophet guitar.  Both the Prophet (White) and False Prophet (Black) models are built for aggressive tones, playing and appearance to deliver a message loud and clear. This latest addition to the production line is now available worldwide and can be ordered directly from the Oktober Guitars website. The Prophets are constructed

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  • Antelope Audio Announces World’s First 32 Channel AD/DA Converter

    Antelope Audio announced Orion 32, the world’s first 32-channel AD/DA converter and audio master clock in a 1U rack. The new device supports both MADI and USB interfaces, clocked by Antelope’s renowned 64-bit Acoustically Focused Clocking (AFC) technology. Orion 32 allows 192 kHz I/O streaming of 32-channel digital audio through its custom-built USB chip, which provides simple connectivity to any USB-enabled DAW

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  • Cort Guitars Teams with Scorpions Matthias Jabs for Arena 1

    Cort Guitars announces today the second signature guitar from Scorpions guitarist, Matthias Jabs – the new Arena 1 electric guitar.  The guitar features the Scorpu pickups, also designed by Jabs, with his exact humbucker/single coil/humbucker specifications. The Arena 1 is the second guitar in the Matthias Jabs Signature series.  The first was unveiled last year and offered a simple single

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  • Moog Announces Revolution 2 of its Minitaur Analog Bass Synthesizer

    Moog Music announced the release of Revolution 2 for its Minitaur Analog Bass Synthesizer, which was recently nominated for a 2013 TEC Award in the 'Musical Instrument (Hardware)' category. REV 2, which is a free update for Minitaur owners, unlocks a host of new performance features and implements a number of user requested updates to Minitaur and the free Minitaur

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  • GWAR Guitarist Pustulus Maximus Announces Endorsement Deal With Blakhart Guitars

    The long lost cousin of Flattus Maximus, Pustulus Maximus has officially joined the ranks of the mighty GWAR. Pustulus will make his stage debut on the upcoming “Fate of Chaos” tour and be  using his upcoming Blakhart Signature Guitar. Pustulus has officially joined the Blakhart Family as a Signature Artist. Notable Blakhart artists include Jack Owen (Deicide), Mike Flores (Origin),

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  • VFCC Digital Media Department Draws Them In with StudioLive

    From its humble beginnings as a summer Bible school in the 1930s, Valley Forge Christian College (VFCC) has built a well-deserved reputation as a respected institution of arts and sciences. As part of the Assemblies of God Fellowship, VFCC belongs to a networked family of more than 30,000 independent colleges and universities worldwide. Every year, the Assemblies of God sponsors

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