Author: David Castagno

White Lie Performs at NAMM 2014 with Legendary ex-Scorpions Guitarist ULI JON ROTH 1-25-14

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Once again, So Cal premier rock band WHITE LIE is on the bill with another rock legend. In recent years the band has performed with UFO, Michael Schenker, Dokken, Great White, Warrant, Quiet Riot, Y&T, Alcatrazz, Hurricane, Jack Russell, Frankie Hannon Band, Stryper, Leatherwolf, MOB, London, DC4, Keel, Mandy Lion, Lordz of Rock, Hollywood Hustlers,… Read more »


Lita Ford – LIVE Corona, CA 1-11-14

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Video Game BandFuse Teams with Dean Markley at NAMM

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Dean Markley USA is teaming up with Realta Entertainment to collaborate further on their new video game, BandFuse: Rock Legends.  To kick off the efforts, Dean Markley USA is hosting BandFuse: Legends inside their booth during the upcoming NAMM Show in Anaheim, California January 23 through 26.  Realta staff and gaming experts will be on… Read more »


Sonata Arctica Announce North American Tour Dates

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Celebrating their 15th year in existence as a recording artist, Finnish melodic metallers SONATA ARCTICA are proud to announce their 2014 North American tour in support of their upcoming eight studio album, Pariah’s Child, due out in the U.S. & Canada on April 1st. The 33-show trek launches in Teaneck, New Jersey on September 3rd,… Read more »


Testament Parts Way With Bassist and Announce Replacement

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Legendary Bay Area thrashers TESTAMENT have released the following statement: “It is with much respect that we announce our mutual parting with bassist Greg Christian. Metal fretless bass pioneer Steve Di Giorgio will be returning to TESTAMENT. Steve previously was a member of TESTAMENT on The Gathering (1999) as well as First Strike Still Deadly (2001). He… Read more »


Alice in Chain’s Mike Inez Appearing at Dean Markley NAMM Booth #5766

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Dean Markley USA announces a meet and greet opportunity with Alice In Chain’s bassist Mike Inez at 3:00PM on January 24th, at booth # 2766 during this year’s National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) show in Anaheim, California.  Inez will be appearing alongside Dean Markley artists Orianthi and Lita Ford. Although best known for his… Read more »


EASTWEST Releases 25th Anniversary Collection

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EASTWEST celebrates 25 years of innovation with a special 25th Anniversary Collection of virtual instruments. Founded in 1988 by Doug Rogers, EASTWEST paved the way for the sample-based, virtual instruments so many professional music, film, television and video game composers rely on today. With a plethora of awards and accolades and countless credits, EASTWEST continues to… Read more »


Hammercult Release Video for Steelcrusher

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HAMMERCULT have released the video for the title track of their forthcoming album Steelcrusher. Yakir Shochat says regarding the video: “This is a live video of the band performing the song Steelcrusher live for the first time, which is truly capturing the raw power and unstoppable energy of HAMMERCULT live stage show. It is clearly… Read more »


Morbus Chron Announces Details For New Album ‘Sweven’

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Sweden’s MORBUS CHRON will release their second full-length album, Sweven, on February 24th in Europe and on March 4th in North America via Century Media Records. After the release of their highly praised debut album, Sleepers In The Rift (2011), MORBUS CHRON conquered new grounds with their critically acclaimed A Saunter Through The Shroud MLP… Read more »


WaveDNA Shows Off Liquid Rhythm Software at NAMM 2014

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WaveDNA, the developer of Liquid Rhythm MIDI sequencing and beat creation software, will exhibit at NAMM 2014 in Anaheim, California from January 23-26, 2014 in Booth 6829 (Hall A). With the help of DJ Shine (AKA Jason Spanu), an Ableton Certified Trainer whose credits include Frank Ocean, Nelly Furtado and Drake, the company will show… Read more »


Gibson Endorsed Seattle Musician Camille Bloom Live at Marriott Hotel Lobby Stage at 3PM 1-24-14

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The oldest and largest LGBT publication in the nation, The Advocate, has said Camille Bloom has “a voice that makes you want to testify…and…flawless…percussive guitar (skills). ..(Bloom) isn’t your typical indie singer and musician. Her sultry voice swallows you whole when she lets out that signature wail. “ Those are pretty bold statements, but Seattle-based,… Read more »


Award-winning Seaboard GRAND to Make Its NAMM Show Debut

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ROLI, a ground-breaking music technology startup based in London, will be exhibiting at the NAMM Show for the first time. They will be presenting their Seaboard GRAND, a new musical instrument that has attracted a great deal of attention in musician and tech communities, as well as the press. The NAMM Show is the world’s… Read more »


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