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 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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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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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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