Author: David Castagno

Jeff Berlin Teams With Cort for Signature Bass

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Cort Guitars and Jeff Berlin have collaborated to release the Jeff Berlin Signature bass guitar for 2014.  The new model will debut in January at the NAMM Show located in Anaheim, California and begin shipping to dealers in February.  To celebrate, Berlin will be on hand to demonstrate the new bass during NAMM.  An official… Read more »


Lacuna Coil announce release of ‘Broken Crown Halo’; Revolver tour

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LACUNA COIL are proud to announce the April 1, 2014 release of their new studio album ‘BROKEN CROWN HALO’ in North America (March 31 in Europe, Australia, New Zealand). The album is the band’s seventh studio effort, and the highly-anticipated follow-up to ‘Dark Adrenaline’, which was released in January 2012 and saw the band tour with… Read more »


Dream Theater To Be Joined By The Esteemed Berklee College Of Music At The Boston Opera House On Tuesday, March 25

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DREAM THEATER–Grammy-nominated progressive metal titans–have invited the esteemed Berklee College of Music to join them for a one-of-a-kind show on the band’s upcoming “Along For The Ride” North American tour, when they visit the Boston Opera House on Tuesday, March 25. Tickets for this event start at $35 and are available here: http://tinyurl.com/n2fwvdx. DREAM THEATER… Read more »


Diamante Sign with Atomic Stuff Records

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Diamante reached an agreement with Atomic Stuff Records for the publishing of their third album named “Ad Vitam Reditus”, whose final recordings are now being made at Atomic Stuff in Isorella (BS), lead by Oscar Burato. Biography: Diamante are a band from Brescia that started its career in 1994 from the union of two already… Read more »


Guitarist Fred Brum Appearing at Aristides Instruments NAMM Booth #3394

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Aristides Instruments announces a meet and greet opportunity with popular extended range guitarist, Fred Brum at their booth #3394 during this year’s National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) show in Anaheim, California.  A classically trained pianist, Brum took to the guitar at age 15 and quickly became a first call session guitarist. With over 7000… Read more »


Scott Ian Added to Gene Simmons Rock Camp

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Scott Ian, Co-founder and guitarist for Anthrax, has been added to the Gene Simmons Rock Camp, March 27-30 in Las Vegas. Scott and Anthrax have sold over ten million records worldwide, have multiple Gold and Platinum record awards, have been nominated for a Grammy four times, and have toured the world since 1984 on over ninety… Read more »


The Vintage Caravan: Entire “Voyage” Album Available for Streaming

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Voyage, the critically acclaimed debut album from young Icelandic rockers THE VINTAGE CARAVAN, is now available for streaming at http://smarturl.it/TVCVoyageAlbumStream. Voyage will be made available on January 21, 2014 in North America. The stunning artwork created by artist Alex Matus (http://ftwtattoo.com) can be seen below. Pre-order your copy today via http://smarturl.it/VintageCaravan. l l l Voyage track listing: 01…. Read more »


GJ2 Unleashes the Hellhound

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Heeding repeated requests from customers, GJ2 Guitars has drawn inspiration from the birth of the Blues for its latest guitar model, the Hellhound. The GJ2 Hellhound takes its name from one of the most legendary songs by pioneering bluesman Robert Johnson, “Hellhound On My Trail,” recorded in 1937. The GJ2 Hellhound guitar is built of… Read more »


SuperMegaUltraGroovy to Showcase Capo 3 Music App at NAMM 2014

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SuperMegaUltraGroovy, Inc. today announced its exhibition plans for this year’s NAMM Show in booth #1686 (Hall E) from January 23-26, 2014. The company will be showcasing Capo 3™, a multi-award-winning app for the Mac that allows guitarists and other musicians to learn songs in their iTunes libraries faster and more accurately. Capo 3 imports any… Read more »


SSL ‘LIVE’ Console Comes To The 2014 NAMM Show

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Solid State Logic, the world’s leading manufacturer of creative tools for audio professionals, is featuring Live, the company’s first console for live sound production, at the 2014 NAMM Show (Booth 6900). This will be the first west coast presentation of the console in a trade show and thus the first opportunity for hands-on demos for… Read more »


See the NAMM Show with PreSonus

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For anyone who loves music, musical instruments, music technology, or musicians, the annual NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) Convention is a must-see event. But It’s an industry-only event, and you can’t get in without a pass. Only PreSonus gives you three full days of NAMM, Webcast live, as it happens. Join us on Thursday,… Read more »


Norwegian Grammy winners Enslaved to play Los Angeles on February 15th

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Norwegian progressive extreme metal band ENSLAVED are returning to the U.S. as direct support to Swedish death metal headliners AMON AMARTH on their “Deceiver Of The Gods” 2014 Tour.  The tour launches on Friday, January 17th in Las Vegas, Nevada and ends in San Diego, California on Sunday, February 16th.  Ohio metallers SKELETONWITCH will be… Read more »


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