Screamer Magazine August 2012
Featuring: Poison. Also Included Cheap Trick, Aerosmith, Texas Hippie Coalition, Pretty Maids, Green Lady Killers, White Lion, Million $ Reload, Iwrestledabearonce, Rise to Remain, Lita Ford, Linkin Park, Pat Travers, XFactor1, Vampires Eveywhere, Michael Angelo Batio, Tales from the Stage, John Corabi, Brendon Small's Galaktikon, Miss May I, Stephen Pearcy and Much More.

Articles in the August 2012 Issue

Interviews

  • For Poison's Bobby Dall, it's been Nothin' But a Good Time

    When vocalist Bret Michaels, drummer Rikki Rockett, bassist Bobby Dall and guitarist C.C. DeVille, better known as Poison, exploded onto the music scene in the early '80s, no one knew the magnitude of their presence.  Originally from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, the band set out for the Los Angeles music scene and the rest, as they say, is history.  The band has achieved

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  • Texas Hippie Coalition - Band of Outlaws

    "We're the band of outlaws...call us THC."  So begins the first song on Texas Hippie Coalitions's latest album, Peacemaker.  An intriguing blend of Southern rock and screaming metal, THC is led by Big Dad Ritch, an imposing, tattooed hulk of a man who looks like a menacing cross between a football lineman and a member of an outlaw motorcycle gang.  In speaking with

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  • Pretty Maids - Metal's Great Danes

    Danish metal band, Pretty Maids was formed in 1981 in Horsens, Denmark, by vocalist Ronnie Atkins and guitarist Ken Hammer.  The band has been going strong for many years with absolutely no signs of slowing down.  With their classic sound of guitar driven, melodic hard rock and metal, Pretty Maids has made a name for themselves with metal fans all

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  • Green Lady Killers - Built For Speed

    No one who knows the real world of rock n’ roll can ever say it’s not a man’s world; there are very few bands with an all female line-up compared to the masses of all male rock bands, wearing ‘guy liner’ and long hair.  It’s definitely a “Boy’s Club” but Lady Van Buren (vocals/guitar), drummer Cherrybomb and bassist Ivy Rose,

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  • White Lion's Troy Patrick Farrell - A Drummer On The Prowl

    Rock drummer Troy Patrick Farrell is one of the most driven musicians in the business.  His hard work has paid off, as he has traveled the world with fourteen national tours and six international tours.  Since 2005, Farrell has been a current member of White Lion.  He has been drumming for White Lion frontman and founder Mike Tramp since 2001. 

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  • Million $ Reload - If It Ain't Broke...

    If you like your rock n' roll with a hint of AC/DC or a splash of Rhino Bucket, maybe a lick of Airbourne or a dash of Funny Money, then Million $ Reload from Belfast, Northern Ireland might be something to tempt your ears to the greasy underbelly of rock satisfaction.  Their second studio album A Sinner's Saint, is brand new

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  • IWrestledABearOnce...and Won!

    Where does a band get a name like Iwrestledabearonce?  Guitarists Steven Bradley and John Ganey, bassist Mike “Rickshaw” Martin, drummer Mikey Montgomery and interim lead vocalist Christine LaPlante can all attest they really haven't been wrestling with bears;  maybe running from bears but believe it or not, it comes from something that actor Gary Busey, once said on Comedy Central.  Iwrestledabearonce

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  • Rise to Remain Invade U.S.

    London-based metal band Rise to Remain, formed in 2006.  The band started with the name of Halide and changed their name to Rise to Remain in 2008.  They are currently touring the United States for the first time ever as part of the Vans Warped Tour getting back with an ex>per What Is The Best Way To Support My Man.

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  • Hellbound Vampires

    Los Angeles based band Vampires Everywhere was formed in 2009.  The band’s first EP, Lost In The Shadows, was released in 2010 and gained the band a following.  The first single off the EP, Immortal Love, became very popular and the video was shown in heavy rotation on MTV2 and Fuse.  Their debut album, Kiss the Sun Goodbye was released

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  • Guitar Virtuoso Michael Angelo Batio - Hands Without Shadows

    Guitar legend and virtuoso, Michael Angelo Batio, is one of the originators and pioneers of the “Shred Guitar” genre.  He has traveled to over 52 countries performing for music enthusiasts all over the world.  He invented the Double-Guitar and is credited with being the first person to play both left and right-handed at the same time.  This talented guitar player

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  • Brendon Small is Metalocalypse

    The extremely multi-talented Brendon Small is a writer, producer, actor, voice over actor, comedian, composer and musician who is best known as the co-creator of the popular Adult Swim animated series Metalocalypse, and the virtual death metal band, Dethklok.  He has a new side project called Brendon Small’s Galaktikon, and the self-titled debut album was released in April.  Brendon Small’s

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  • Miss May I - Bearing "Heart" And Soul

    Metal band Miss May I formed in Ohio in 2006.  Shortly after the band was formed, they caught the attention of Chris Rubey, who plays lead guitar in the popular metal band, The Devil Wears Prada.  Rubey wanted to manage the band, which he did in the very beginning.  Rubey started promoting Miss May I on his band’s site, which

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Reviews

  • Million $ Reload - A Sinner's Saint

    These Northern Irish rockers kick things off with a snarl and a bite reminiscent of heavyweights AC/DC, but don't be fooled into thinking they are just another rock n' roll clone.  Million $ Reload have their own slant on this area of rock music with a great sense of melody and arrangement.  Examples of this can be found in songs

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  • Lita Ford - Living Like A Runaway

    Lita Ford began her rise to fame as the lead guitarist in the all-girl rock band, The Runaways, and went on to pursue a solo career after the band broke up in 1979.  Ford’s most notable success came in 1988, while under the management of Sharon Osbourne, releasing Lita, which included the hits, Kiss Me Deadly and Close My Eyes

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  • Texas Hippy Coalition - Peacemaker

    Most bands like to tell you they are doing something unique.  However, after listening to the music, most of the time those claims are disappointingly found to be nothing more than publicity hype.  Ladies and gentlemen, meet Texas Hippie Coalition.  These guys are the real deal. A blend of Southern rock influences that draws from bands as diverse as Pantera to Lynyrd Skynyrd to Black

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  • Linkin Park - Living Things

    Once again, Linkin Park is moving forward with another attempt at breaking new ground with their fifth offering, Living Things.  The consensus: the millions of fans this rock/rap group have, agree they’ve succeeded. With all the electronic elements in place for this album, their versatility and clean distinctions between rap and vocals, playing it safe has never truly been a part of

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  • Pat Travers - Blues On Fire

    When an artist decides to remake classic tunes, it can be a slippery slope, but that is exactly what Pat Travers wanted to do in his latest release, Blues on Fire.  Travers is one of the most prolific and influential guitar players of this generation and the perfect artist to take on the challenge of bringing back these classic blues

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  • XFactor1 - Famous Last Words

    This band delivers what would be expected from a mainstream American hard rock band.  Big sounding distorted guitars along with gang vocals in places and some subtle-as-a-sledgehammer attitude.  Don't tell your mom, but you'll spontaneously bounce around playing air guitar to the first three tracks!  Bring It On, It's My Life and Over And Out are designed to rock and they accomplish this

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  • Tales from the Stage by Michael Toney

    “Waking up in a hotel room in North Carolina in a pool of blood! And looking over with a bad hangover going, Oh my god, did I do that?” ~ Jay Reynolds (past Megadeth guitarist, current Malice and Metal Church guitarist), on his worst groupie experience. That's one of the responses you'll read in author Michael Toney's Tales from the

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  • John Corabi LIVE at Krazee Kafe, Des Moines, IA

    The name suits Krazee Kafe. Located on the outskirts of Des Moines, Iowa, next to a strip club, the bar advertises itself as a bar and grill, cereal bar, tanning/hair salon and music venue. Two Weimaraner dogs roam freely throughout the bar during open hours. But this crazy place seems to be a second home to John Corabi; the former

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  • Halestorm LIVE at People's Court, Des Moines, IA

    It's a Tuesday night and Halestorm has packed the Des Moines, Iowa venue known as People's Court. With a capacity under 1000,  it's a "small-ish" venue in an old warehouse typical of many of the buildings in Des Moines' downtown.  Its warehouse-style signature brick walls and exposed ventilation give it an open, industrial look. While the ability for a band

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  • Stephen Pearcy LIVE at The Whisky

    Summer concerts are in full swing all over Southern California and the Sunset Strip is no exception.  There’s nothing like cruising Sunset Blvd., west, on a warm Friday night, to one of the most legendary clubs anchored to the strip, The Whisky a Go-Go. Some of the most famous and infamous names in rock n’ roll have stood on that

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Press Releases

  • The Sammus Theory And Cage 9 Prepare For The Apocalyptic Takeover Tour

    Hard rock heavy-hitters and MTV featured bands The Sammus Theory (AZ) and Cage9 (CA) team up to create the final run of The Apocalyptic Takeover Tour, dubbed one of the most badass independent tours of 2012 by Alt Revolt Magazine. The tour will start Friday, September 7th in Phoenix, AZ at The Roxy and will continue on through November 10th. 

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  • World-Renowned Guitarist John Mclaughlin Announces Release of "Now Here This"...

    It has been nearly two years since world-renowned guitarist John McLaughlin released To the One, his highly acclaimed, first studio recording, with The 4th Dimension.  The veteran guitar aficionado celebrates his 70th birthday year with the announcement of Now Here This (Abstract Logix) set for release on October 18th as he ups-the-ante even further with greater fire, finesse and freewheeling

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  • Project 86 Debut “Off The Grid” From Forthcoming Album On Altpress.Com

    With less than a month to go before the release of Wait for the Siren, seminal rock band Project 86 has premiered a new track, “Off The Grid,” today, exclusively on Altpress.com. Stream “Off The Grid” now, exclusively at Altpress.com: Wait for the Siren is scheduled release on August 21 and is available for preorder now in a variety of exclusive

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  • Texas Hippie Coalition Confirm US Tour Including Dates with Lynyrd Skynyrd

    Red dirt metal rockers Texas Hippie Coalition are set to hit the road in support of their new album ‘Peacemaker’ (Carved Records/August 14) including four shows opening for legendary Southern rockers Lynyrd Skynyrdin September. Initial tour dates are listed below with a wealth more dates to be announced shortly that will fill the band’s calendar in August, September and October.

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  • Versus The World Declare “The Kids Are F*Cked” On New Song Premiering

    With only a week to go until the release of their new album, Drink. Sing. Live. Love., Southern California rock band Versus The World has unveiled a brand new song, “The Kids Are F*cked,” today, exclusively on Altpress.com.  Listen to the new track streaming now here. Drink. Sing. Live. Love. will be released by Viking Funeral Records on July 31

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  • THE WHO Announce North American Tour Performing 'Quadrophenia' Plus Who Classics

    THE WHO, one of rock’s legendary and defining bands, have announced a major North American arena tour where they’ll perform their iconic 1973 double album QUADROPHENIA in its entirety, along with a selection of WHO classics. The critically acclaimed QUADROPHENIA marked the British band’s second rock opera (after Tommy), raised the bar for rock albums as an art form and

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  • VANS WARPED TOUR: Partners with Blue Water Baltimore to Clean-Up Gwynns Falls Stream Next Monday, July, 23

    The VANS WARPED TOUR® is partnering once again with Blue Water Baltimore for the forthcoming ECO day which will clean-up a highly-polluted tributary which feeds into Chesapeake Bay. On Monday, July 23, hundreds of volunteers and artists from the 2012 tour will converge at Carroll Park to clean up one of Baltimore’s most neglected streams, Lower Gwynns Falls. The group

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  • X Celebrates 35 Year Anniversary - Announces More Shows in 2012

    X, one of the leaders of the L.A. punk-rock movement, announce plans to continue touring throughout the year, celebrating their 35th anniversary as a band. Xis the last musical group out of the iconic “class of ’77”, that includes such greats as The Ramones, The Clash and The Sex Pistols, who remain intact and touring! For the first time since

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  • Abel Premieres New Track “Daughter” & Launches Pre-Order For “Make It Right”

    In preparation for their upcoming album release, emerging rock group Abel has premiered a brand new track, “Daughter,” from their forthcoming album, Make It Right, today on Absolutepunk.net.   Fans can take a listen to the track streaming now at here. Make It Right is now available for digital pre-order through the band’s Bandcamp page (http://abeltheband.bandcamp.com) and physical pre-order through the

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  • Go Radio Invite Fans To Unlock New Song From Forthcoming Album “Close The Distance

    Tallahassee based alternative rock band Go Radio has announced plans to release their highly anticipated sophomore studio album, Close The Distance, on September 18 via Fearless Records. In anticipation for the upcoming release, the band is inviting fans to visit http://wearegoradio.com to unlock their new song, “Collide,” from the forthcoming album by sharing a 35 second preview of the song

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  • Denver Hard Rockers Red Tide Rising To Head Out With In This Moment

    Rising Denver rockers Red Tide Rising will be supporting In This Moment on the band's off days during The Uproar Festival this summer. "In This Moment has always been a favorite band of ours," exclaims guitarist, Andrew Whiteman. "We are beyond ecstatic to be touring with them on our first national tour!  Matt (vocals) is always excited and impressed when

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  • Chris Robinson Brotherhood To Open ‘The Magic Door’ On Sept. 11

    Just a few months after the June 5 release of their acclaimed debut BIG MOON RITUAL album, the CHRIS ROBINSON BROTHERHOOD--Chris Robinson (lead vocals, guitar), Neal Casal (guitar, vocals), Adam MacDougall (keys, vocals), George Sluppick (drums) and Mark Dutton (bass, vocals)--is set to release the companion album THE MAGIC DOOR September 11 via Silver Arrow/Megaforce. Both albums were recorded in

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  • Rob Zombie And Marilyn Manson Join Forces For "Twins Of Evil" U.S. And European Tour

    It had to happen.  Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie are hitting the road together this fall, co-headlining the "Twins of Evil" tour.  Debauchery, theatrics, ghoulish imagery, and a full-on assault of all the senses are what's in store for fans when the tour kicks off, first in the U.S. and then with a 10-country sweep through Europe. Kicking off September

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  • Prospect Hill Makes 'Impact' On August 28

    Boston-based Prospect Hill will make their Carved Records debut with the release of their highly charged full-length, ‘Impact,’ on August 28. This is the fourth studio album for the quintet that consists of Adam Fithian (vocals), John Roberge (guitar), Derek Rousseau (guitar), Edgar Troncoso (bass/vocals) and Mark Roberge (drums.) Produced by Anthony J. Resta, ‘Impact’ was recorded in Chelmsford, MA

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  • ALIEN ANT FARM Enters Chicago Recording Studio To Begin Work On Fourth Album

    ALIEN ANT FARM (@alienantfarm) has entered Groovemaster Studios in Chicago, IL to begin work on their fourth album, which will be released early 2013 on the Executive Music Group label. The Southern California band’s original line-up--Dryden Mitchell (lead vocals), Mike Cosgrove (drums), Terry Corso (guitar), Tye Zamora (bass)--will record new songs together for the first time since 2003 with Grammy®

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  • Steven Tyler Has Decided To Depart His Role As Judge On "American Idol"

    Steven Tyler has decided to depart his role as a judge on AMERICAN IDOL. Tyler served as a judge during the 10th and 11th seasons of IDOL. “After some long......hard......thoughts…I’ve decided it’s time for me to let go of my mistress ‘American Idol’ before she boils my rabbit,” said Steven Tyler.  “I strayed from my first love, AEROSMITH, and I’m

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  • Slipknot Performance At First-Ever Knotfest To Be Available As A Global Pay Per View Event August 18

    SLIPKNOT has announced they’ll broadcast their final live performance of 2012 worldwide via Pay Per View, during the group’s first-ever KNOTFEST, an extraordinary two-date metal and hard rock festival. The SLIPKNOT Live at Knotfest event is in partnership with TODOCAST and Event View Live. The official broadcast site will launch today, July 11 via http://www.EventViewLive.com/. “One of our long-time dreams,

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  • Chad Smith's Bombastic Meatbats Return With First-Ever Concert

    That Chad Smith is one busy gentleman - having to balance his jammed schedule as both a member of both the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Chickenfoot. And that's not even his full roster, as evidenced by Smith's funk/jam side project, the Bombastic Meatbats, who have just issued their first-ever live recording, 'Live Meat and Potatoes,' via Marmaduke Records, which

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  • Styx Joined Onstage With Ted Nugent For Grand Finale Of “The Midwest Rock ‘N Roll Express” Tour

    Special one-time-only surprises usually happen at the end of a long tour.  The final stop in Bangor, ME last Sunday, July 8 of “The Midwest Rock ‘n Roll Express” with STYX, REO Speedwagon and Ted Nugent was no exception.   During STYX’s set, lucky fans at that final stop got what they were hoping for when Ted Nugent joined the band

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  • Theory Of a Deadman Has Teamed Up With Habitat For Humanity

    THEORY OF A DEADMAN has teamed up with Hollywood for Habitat for Humanity in partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (HFH GLA) to sell $5 bracelets at their shows to benefit the cause and contribute towards a THEORY sponsored Habitat build in the fall. With a goal of eliminating substandard housing worldwide and supporting affordable homeownership, Habitat

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  • Pat Travers releases BLUES ON FIRE 7/31/2012

    On July 31, Purple Pyramid (a division of Cleopatra Records) will release Pat Travers’ new record, BLUES ON FIRE, a collection of historic, classic blues songs that date back to the early 1900s. After a long and loud European tour last year, Pat came back home to the States and decided to decompress and refresh by listening to nothing but

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  • Slash Honored With His Own Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame

    Grammy-winning, iconic guitarist and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee SLASH marked a career milestone today, Tuesday, July 10, as he was honored with his own Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. SLASH’s star is located directly in front of the Hard Rock Café on Hollywood Blvd (6801 Hollywood Blvd, #105 Los Angeles, CA 90028). SLASH’s friends--celebrated film producer

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  • Project 86 Premiere New Song, “Sots,” On Revolvermag.com

    In anticipation for the upcoming album release of Wait For the Siren on August 21, devout rock band Project 86 has premiered a new track, “SOTS,” today, exclusively on RevolverMag.com.   Wait For the Siren is currently available for preorder in a variety of exclusive bundles now at: http://project86.zambooie.com/, and will be available in stores and digitally on iTunes, Amazon and

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  • Santana / Journey Founding Member Gregg Rolie Tours With Ringo Starr's All Star Band

    Houston, TX - Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Gregg Rolie, best known for his vocals and keyboard work with legendary music groups Santana and Journey, is currently on tour with Ringo Starr's All Star Band. So far the response has been no less than phenominal! Along with Gregg Rolie, you can catch Steve Lukather, Todd Rundgren, Richard Page

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  • Rival Sons Album "Head Down" Ready For Worldwide Release September 17, With U.S. Release To Follow In November

    Soulful, maximum-blues-infused hard rock band RIVAL SONS are gearing up for the September 17 worldwide release of HEAD DOWN, their second album for Earache Records, with the U.S. release to follow in November (exact release TBA). With their blues bravado, raw riffing and unmatched mystique, the Long Beach, CA quartet have received critical acclaim both in the U.S. and in

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  • The Cult Tour Bus in Crash on Bridge in Croatia

    The members of The Cult, currently on tour in Europe, experienced a terrifying crash just before 6:00AM local time earlier this week while in their tour bus traveling from Split, Croatia to Ljubijana, Slovenia. "I was the only one awake," said the band's vocalist Ian Astbury, who was seated in the bus's front lounge. "All of a sudden, the bus

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Product Press Releases

  • Oktober Guitars and NWOBHM’s Raven Unveil New MGT Guitar

    Oktober Guitars today announces the release of the Mark Gallagher Signature Tele guitar.  The MGT is modeled after the legendary Raven guitarist’s old warhorse guitar.  The Oktober MGT is available worldwide and can be ordered directly from the Oktober Guitars website. The MGT takes a traditional look and style and reinvents it with modern day amenities.  Gone is the old

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  • Pigtronix Announces Release of the Philosopher's Rock Pedal

    The Philosopher's Rock is a compressor sustainer and germanium overdrive pedal that expands the already notorious line of Philosopher pedals from Long Island's Pigtronix effects.  The Philosopher's Rock is the over-achieving little brother of the company's top selling sustain pedal, the Philosopher's Tone.  Simplified down to offer up the best sounds of its predecessor, the Philosopher's Rock sports a streamlined

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  • Cort Guitars Announces AS-M5 Acoustic

    Cort Guitars announced today their new AS-M5 acoustic guitar.  It comes equipped with a pro-level Fishman Ellipse Blender system which offers amplified sound with a condenser mic mounted inside the guitars body along with a piezo underneath the saddle for total tonal control.  The premium solid sitka spruce top provides the optimal soundboard material and will even create tonal improvement

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  • Verellen Amplifiers Release Line Of Instrument Preamplifier Pedals

    Verellen Amplifiers has introduced an affordable, portable solution for musicians seeking the expansive tube tones of their MEATSMOKE and SKYHAMMER amplifiers. VERELLEN PREAMP PEDALS deliver tube-driven reproductions of the acclaimed preamp circuitry featured in their flagship, full-size amps. "We realized there was a growing group of people who were really interested in owning one of our amplifiers, but it was

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