Screamer Magazine January 2013
Featuring: 2012 A Year in Review . Also Included 3 Doors Down, Daughtry, Queensrÿche, Maor Appelbaum, Raiding the Rock Vault, Kamelot, Her Bright Skies, Diemonds, Sister Sin, Taproot, A Perfect Day, 12 Stones, Jolly, Vicious Rumors, One-Eyed Doll, Something Unto Nothing, A Perfect Day, Hell, Memory Of A Melody, Sylosis, Adler, Aerosmith, Metal Blade Records 30th Anniversary Bash! and Much More.

Articles in the January 2013 Issue

Interviews

  • YEAR IN REVIEW

    A lot can happen in a year; moments pass by and turn into hours, which lead to days -- 366 days to be exact.  It was just yesterday we all rang in 2012, and in twelve days, 2013 begins anew.  All around the world, we were surprised (or not), by events that took place, whether we wanted them to or

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  • QUEENSRŸCHE - New Start for a New Year

    One of the most distinctive bands of the metal era, Queensrÿche ruled the rock world for many years as one of our best kept "underground" secrets.  To sit in the audience and experience MindCrime or Empire was truly a cerebral event.  Now don’t get me wrong, we did experience whiplash from banging our heads, but the visual impact coupled with

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  • Inside The Industry with Maor Appelbaum

    Those of us old enough to remember when albums were actually albums will recall the joy at reading the liner notes: lyrics to the songs, what musicians played on which tracks, the thanks they gave to friends, family and industry people.  Then there were the production credits:  the studio the album was recorded at, the producer and the engineer.   After that,

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  • RAIDING THE ROCK VAULT - John Payne's new production

    The recorded history of anything is always an interesting journey as you discover the origins of how events develop and evolve; “ah ha” moments.  Though we all pretty much know who Hank Williams, Led Zeppelin, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles, Chuck Berry and Dick Clarke are (among the many not listed), where do they fit; what really was their

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  • KAMELOT - Lineup changes, concepts and alliances

    Florida-based progressive metal outfit Kamelot is no newcomer to the mighty realms of the universe of rock music.  Not many bands can say they have succeeded in releasing 10 studio albums all showcasing the various elements that main man Thomas Youngblood finds so instinctively creative within the sonic backdrop of Kamelot's sound.  Whether it be melody or drama, power or sensitivity, Youngblood

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  • HER BRIGHT SKIES - Sold their souls to Rock & Roll

    Jönköping, Sweden is a city with a population of around 90,000, which was once known for its matchstick industry and is now home to the central warehouses of several corporations, including IKEA. Though you may not be aware of it, Jönköping is also a sort of breeding ground for musical talent. ABBA’s Agnetha Fältskog was born there and The Cardigans

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  • DIEMONDS - One Boot in the Gutter; the Other in Your Teeth

    Canada boasts some of the most phenomenal artists and rock bands ever to put pen to paper when it comes to songwriting, as well as hit after hit.  Sum 41, Finger Eleven, Theory Of A Deadman and Nickelback (just naming a few) all hail from the Great White North.  Adding their name to the Canadian roster of rock, Diemonds, a female-fronted

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  • SISTER SIN - Sinning Now and Forever

    Sister Sin are a busy band who have gone through a few minor lineup changes to settle on the four-piece we hear today.  With three studio albums unleashed on the heavy metal community, not four as is occasionally reported -- due to Dance of the Wicked containing around seven songs and recorded more in demo form than a professional studio environment

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  • TAPROOT - Episode of Surrealism

    Holed up in a blue-painted, small attic room with exposed plumbing pipes and bricks, is where we met up with Taproot's vocalist Stephen Richards before the band played their set at the 12 Days of Xmas Tour show held in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.  We stood just inches apart so Richards could be heard over the blaring music as one of

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  • A PERFECT DAY - No Bad Days

    Italian powerhouse vocalist Roberto Tiranti is a part of a dynamic new power trip which includes fellow Labyrinth band mates, Andrea Cantarelli (guitar) and Alessandro Bissa (drums).  The new band is called A Perfect Day and it’s taken the music world by storm.  Their self-titled debut album has recently been released across the world.  In a recent interview with Tiranti,

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  • 12 Stones - One-Part Communication One-Part Inspiration

    The 12 Stones is possibly best known for their positive effect on others.  In an interview with frontman Paul McCoy before they hit the stage on their 12 Days of Xmas tour show in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, he told us why that is, explained their issues with being labeled a Christian band, and told us about some of the experiences

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  • JOLLY - A State of Happiness

    Who would think to name a band Jolly?  Keyboard player Joe Reilly felt that it required brainstorming a million other names, but Jolly seemed to stick, yet he knew they were a progressive metal band, so Reilly wasn’t too sure about that name.  Drummer Louis Abramson remembers their old bass player telling them the moniker was stupid so the guys

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Reviews

  • 12 Days of Christmas - Third Street Saloon

    Just a little over a month after the Big Dogs Reunion featuring Royal Bliss, Blitzcreek Bookings rocked Cedar Rapids, Iowa again by hosting the Winter Riot (or 12 Days of Christmas) Tour at Third Street Saloon on December 8, 2012.  This event was co-sponsored by Neon Dragon Tattoo and Body Piercing. With eight bands squeezing into one evening of rock, sets

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  • SISTER SIN - Now And Forever

    Swedish heavy metal merchants Sister Sin deliver their third proper studio album Now And Forever with a real sense of confidence, as they realize their identity and direction.  It's a popular misconception that this album is their fourth, but in actual fact the first release called Dance of the Wicked was a selection of demos, and therefore isn't considered a proper album

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  • KAMELOT - Silverthorn

    Prepare yourself for an album that provides both drama and constantly weaving epic musical backdrops.  Silverthorn begins the journey with a two-minute introduction mixing up some elegant piano with some husky, quietly spoken dialogue before launching into the urgent Sacrimony (Angel of Afterlife), which showcases both the heavier end of their spectrum with the more melodic side. This Florida-based power metal/progressive

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  • VICIOUS RUMORS - Live You to Death

    Live You to Death by Vicious Rumors is a ferocious, jagged-toothed beast of an album. Unleashed in a live setting, the band is given free reign to fully display its skillful fusion of pummeling aggression with surgically sharp playing. It takes talent to play spot-on melodies, twin guitar leads, and double bass drum pummelings at such breakneck speeds -- and

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  • DIEMONDS - The Bad Pack

    Diemonds are fully, unabashedly old school hard rock.  Anyone who was of age in the late 80's will immediately feel the pull of nostalgia listening to The Bad Pack.  (I spent many a night on the Sunset Strip in Hollywood way back then, and if I close my eyes listening to this album, I can almost smell the hairspray.)  This

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  • ONE-EYED DOLL - Committed

    The spotlight shines brightly on Kimberly Freeman with her Dave Lee Roth-style high kicks and that fascinating voice, which resembles Jack Off Jill on occasions, then a female version of Serj Tankian on others.  Make no mistakes, this is a rock album for sure.  Jagged guitar with short bursts dancing in perfect time with the steady and solid drum provided by Jason

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  • SOMETHING UNTO NOTHING - S.U.N.

    In the beginning, the members of Something Unto Nothing (S.U.N.) agreed that in order to write the best, trend-free music they could, they needed to get away.  So, in the mountains of Canyon Country, they found an old, deserted shack.  They got supplies to last them two weeks, and set out to write a complete album.  The result was Something Unto Nothing’s recently

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  • A PERFECT DAY - A Perfect Day

    A Perfect Day is a brand new trio that features the very talented musicians from Labyrinth:  Andrea Cantarelli (guitar), Roberto Tiranti (bass and vocals) and Alessandro Bissa (drums).  Their self-titled debut album is a must have for any rock fan.  The music is different than that of Labyrinth; A Perfect Day is more melodic with hard hitting rock intertwined.  Fans

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  • HELL - Human Remains

    Hell are not the most famous band in the world; they are often found within the depths of the Metal Archives, amongst other lost bands of past decades.  Their popularity is, however, growing exponentially and they are clawing their way out of those depths.  Once you hear them, Hell will go from YouTube footage to an ASAP purchase of vinyl

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  • MEMORY OF A MELODY - Things That Make You Scream

    Need a wake up call?  Memory Of A Melody will wake you up with a scream!  This five piece group from San Antonio, Texas packs a massive punch with their new album, Things That Make You Scream.  MOAM is a result of talents of Mario Galdos-Vocals, Wade Sigue-Guitar, Roel Castillo-Guitar, Joel Martinez-Bass and Robin Lopez-Drums.  Sharing the stage with Chevelle,

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  • SYLOSIS - Monolith

    Sylosis - Monolith, album artworkMonolith (Nuclear Blast) is the third studio album for the guys from Reading, England.  On this album Sylosis have really come into their own and found a style and sound that is unique, but at the same time is built on a strong foundation of thrash metal.  The guys are not afraid to mix in atmospheric elements, big doom riffs and

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  • Raiding the Rock Vault LIVE - The Mayan, Los Angeles, CA

    Far from the beaten path of the glitz and glitter of Hollywood's Sunset Strip, lies downtown L.A., which itself is filled with gems hidden on the small one way streets that traverse through town, such as the Mayan.  No one would ever believe this venue houses a 5,000 square foot stage making it the perfect place to see a multi-media show as

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Press Releases

  • Jungle Rot To Re-Issue Skin The Living

    Hailing from Kenosha, Wisconsin, four-piece death metal act JUNGLE ROT will be re-issuing their newly re-mastered 1996 classic album, Skin The Living, coming February 19th, 2013. Pre-order packages are now available through the Victory Records’ webstore. Order now! Front man Dave Matrise comments “We’ve wanted to re-issue Skin The Living for some time now and are happy that we have

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  • SUFFOCATION: "As Grace Descends" Lyric Video Online!

    New York death metal veterans, SUFFOCATION, have made a lyric video for the brand new track “As Grace Descends” available below. The songs comes from their upcoming album Pinnacle of  Bedlam, which will be released on February 19th in North America. http://youtu.be/fH_N5mdjsYU The record was produced by the band and tracked at Full Force Studios in New York by longtime

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  • THE WHO: “Quadrophenia-Can You See The Real Me?” To Air On BBC

    One of rock’s most powerful and legendary bands, THE WHO will be celebrated when The Who: Quadrophenia-Can You See The Real Me? airs Friday, January 4 at 10:00 PM (ET/PT) on BBC America.  Originally screened earlier this year as a one-night in-theater event, the documentary takes fans on a riveting ride back to the 1970s when THE WHO’s creative musical

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  • HYPOCRISY Reveal Album Title, Announce 2013 European Tour!

    Swedish death metal monsters HYPOCRISY are currently wrapping up the recording process of their upcoming new studio album entitled End Of Disclosure. The record is tentatively scheduled for a late March release. Band leader Peter Tägtgren commented: "Hi all, we're still in the studio working hard to finalize the album. Horgh just layed down the drums - and let me tell you - it

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  • Searching for Sugar Man on DVD January 22

    SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN, the critically-acclaimed film profiling the incredible but true story of Rodriguez, the greatest ‘70s rock icon who never was, debuts on Blu-ray™ and DVD January 22nd from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Rodriguez was discovered in a Detroit bar in the late 1960s by two celebrated producers who were struck by his soulful melodies and prophetic lyrics.

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  • FAITHSEDGE has inked a worldwide management deal with Germany’s Rock N Growl Management

    California-based rockers FAITHSEDGE has inked a worldwide management deal with Germany’s Rock N Growl Management. The follow up album to the debut is tentatively called “The Answer Of Insanity” is a concept record based on stories from singer/songwriter Giancarlo Floridia’s life that lead up to the first album with an interesting twist at the end. It’s sure to be melodic, progressive and intense! After

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  • As They Burn Confirmed For Bonecrusher Fest 2013

    Paris modern metal outfit AS THEY BURN have announced that they will join JOB FOR A COWBOY, WAR FROM A HARLOTS MOUTH, BENEATH THE MASSACRE on the upcoming BONECRUSHER FEST that is taking over twenty-seven cities across Europe/ UK beginning March 1st, 2013.  See the full list of tour dates here. Vocalist Kevin Trevor comments, “JFAC is a band we

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  • Victory Records Announces Top 10 Videos Of 2012

    VICTORY RECORDS announces your favorite Top 10 Victory music videos of 2012. Watch the announcement video here and prepare for an amazing New Year! http://youtu.be/UC7NONIIj-Q Website: http://www.victoryrecords.com/ Webstore: http://www.victoryrecords.com/webstore Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VictoryRecords Twitter: https://twitter.com/victoryrecords Top 10 Videos: http://vote.victorv.tv

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  • Edge Of Attack Premieres New Track "In Hell"

    Grande Prairie, AB power-thrash five-piece Edge of Attack have teamed up with MetalUnderground.com to premiere their latest single 'In Hell' from their upcoming self-titled album set for release on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 on Halifax metal label Spread The Metal Records. To hear the track please visit the following location here. Album pre-order available at the following link here. Produced by EAO guitarist/vocalist Jurekk Whipple, the

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  • CHARIOTS OF THE GODS Post Teaser Music Video for 'Tides of War

    Ottawa, ON's melodic death thrashers Chariots of The Gods have posted a video teaser for their upcoming music video for the title track from their full length album 'Tides of War' being released on Tuesday, January 29, 2013. http://youtu.be/rISd4WyksMc In additional news, COTG are offering fans a FREE DOWNLOAD of the title track at the following location here along with pre-order of the album on the band's Bandcamp here.

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  • Arise As Kings Changes Name to Left Behind, Signs With We Are Triumphant

    Charleston, West Virginia’s Arise As Kings has announced that they have changed their name to Left Behind. The band had this to say about the name change, “We have a few reasons for this change. First of all, we have grown so much and matured a great deal in the past year and a half of being a band, to

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  • Under The Gun Streaming Narrow Hearts’ Make This Yours

    Under The Gun is exclusively streaming the brand new Narrow Heart’s release entitled Make This Yours. The stream for the follow up to Strive To Change may be heard HERE. The dynamic and blistering Make This Yours sees its release today and may be purchased from iTunes. The album has already received critical acclaim in the form of: “From start to finish ‘Make This Yours’ consistently offers powerful,

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  • Hell Or Highwater To Release ‘Begin Again’ In February

    Pavement Entertainment has announced the forthcoming release of Hell or Highwater’s album Begin Again on February 5, 2013. Founded by Brandon Saller, best known as the drummer/vocalist for Orange County rock band Atreyu, Hell or Highwater is an American rock band from Orange County, California.  While Atreyu is on a self-imposed hiatus, Saller is stepping out from behind the drums

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  • Prashant Aswani Releases New Album 'Visions'

    Rock fusion guitarist, Prashant Aswani today releases his new album, Visions.  Incubus drummer, Jose Pasillas is featured on all 12 instrumental tracks along with bassist, Gabe Rosales.  Jeff Kollman makes a guest solo appearance on the song, “Left of Center.”  The CD is available worldwide and songs will be available directly on iTunes and other digital outlets. Recognized for his melodic playing, Aswani’s

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  • ADLER In-Studio Guests at RadioScreamer Wed, December 19, 2012 at 2:00 pm Pacific

    Join our very own Diamond-Dave Castagno and ADLER for an exclusive RadioScreamer interview and LIVE PERFORMANCE on Wednesday, December 19 at 2:00 pm Pacific.  Steven, Jacob, Lonny and Johnny will perform songs from their new album, Back From The Dead and talk about their upcoming plans.  This is one show you won't want to miss!  So be sure to join

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  • It Lies Within Releases Lyric Video For “Thoughts of Neveah”

    It Lies Within has just released their lyric video for the track “Thoughts Of Neveh” on YouTube. The song was previously exclusively premiered on Altpress.com earlier this year and is featured on the band’s blistering Luxor Records debut Chrysalis. Chrysalis was released in September and has received high praise from the media in the form of: http://youtu.be/27JPZZGP2I4 “Musically comprised of catchy hooks, raucous breakdowns, and meaty

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  • Turbogeist Announce UK Tour With Pure Love

    LONDON-BASED rockers, Turbogeist, will be guesting with Pure Love – the Alternative Rock band formed by former Gallows frontman Frank Carter and ex-Hope Conspiracy & Suicide File guitarist Jim Carroll – on their 14-date UK tour, commencing early February 2013. Tickets are available here. Furthermore, Turbogeist will be releasing their ‘Ancient Secrets’ EP in March 2013 via Spinefarm Records. The

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  • Continents Release “The Making Of Idle Hands Part 1”

    UK’s hardcore party lads CONTINENTS have released their first studio update for their upcoming release Idle Hands, out January 22nd, 2013. Idle Hands is being described as “some of the heaviest material they have ever produced”. Step inside the recording studio with drummer Duncan Hamill as he gives fans a tour, tracks drums and shows off his kit. Watch the

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  • The Bronx To Release First Album In Five Years On February 5

    Acclaimed Los Angeles punk rock band The Bronx will release their long awaited fourth album, The Bronx (IV), on February 5, 2013 via White Drugs/ATO Records.  In anticipation the band has released a new song, “Ribcage,” which is streaming now at and available for download on iTunes and Amazon as well as on limited edition 7” vinyl, along with a

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  • Suffocation Release New Track “As Grace Descends”

    New York death metal veterans, SUFFOCATION, have made the brand new track “As Grace Descends” available for streaming here. The songs comes from their upcoming album Pinnacle of  Bedlam, which will be released on February 19th in North America. The record was produced by the band and tracked at Full Force Studios in New York by longtime collaborator Joe Cincotta.

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  • Great White Concert To Be Broadcast In Afghanistan

    Honoring heroes at home and abroad, Grammy nominated classic rockers, GREAT WHITE announced today that the Sebastian, Fla., concert this evening will be broadcast via Armed Forces Entertainment to Afghanistan. ‘Rock ‘N For Our Heroes,’ a benefit concert to support the Wounded EOD Warriors Foundation, will be held at Capt Hiram’s. Armed Forces Entertainment plans to feed the concert to

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  • Malevolence Brazil Metal Generation Team

    Portuguese extreme progressive metallers MALEVOLENCE proudly announce the band is from this day forward represented exclusively in BRAZIL via the metal alliance build up amid the band and the BRAZILIAN metal unit METAL GENERATION. This blending shall propel the name MALEVOLENCE to the BRAZILIAN audiences in a straight and more effective level going under representation beneath the moniker MALEVOLENCE BRAZIL METAL

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  • Chariots Of The Gods Offer FREE Download of Title Track 'Tides of War'

    Ottawa, ON's deathcore thrashers Chariots of The Gods whom are gearing up for the release of their debut full length album 'Tides of War' on Tuesday, January 29, 2013, are offering fans a FREE DOWNLOAD of the title track at the following location here along with pre-order of the album on the band's Bandcamp here. Produced by award winning producer/engineer/mixer Glen Robinson who has worked with names such as The Ramones,

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  • Counterparts Release “The Disconnect” Music Video

    COUNTERPARTS have released a fresh new video for “The Disconnect” from their latest release The Current Will Carry Us. The video was produced by Vinnie Leonetti on their recent Canadian tour with STRAY FROM THE PATH, OBEY THE BRAVE, BACKTRACK and NORTHLANE. Watch the video below here and get submersed in the spirit of hardcore. http://youtu.be/tFjNH9l6-sQ Vocalist Brendan Murphy comments,

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  • Neverwonder Return With New Record

    They're back! Seminal SoCal rock group Neverwonder perform in concert at the House of Blues/Anaheim, 1530 S. Disneyland Drive, for a CD Release Party celebrating their new album "Really Let It Out," Wednesday, December 19. 8:30 p.m. All ages. Tickets $10. advance, $15. at the door; available in advance online here. Neverwonder (Alima Soul, lead vocals; Scott Ramsay, guitar; Vincent

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  • PINK CREAM 69 to release “Ceremonial” on January 25th in Europe and January 22nd in North America

    Frontiers Records is excited to announce the release of PINK CREAM 69’s newest studio album “Ceremonial” on January 25th in Europe and January 22nd in North America. Six years after the critically praised “In10sity” album, the German based band delivers another slice of great Arena Hard Rock ! Hot on heels after a successful German tour with HELLOWEEN and STRATOVARIUS,

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  • Rock Out For Charity at Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camp

    Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camp will donate your admission fee for two full camp spots per upcoming camp (January, February and March) for Hurricane Sandy Relief to any camper who purchases the spot. First come, first serve. Call the office for more details: 888.762.2263. 12-12-12 Hurricane Sandy Relief Concert Eight A-list artists will take the stage tonight at the 12-12-12

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  • The Infinite Staircase, Zakk Wylde, Members Of Sevendust, Candlebox, Black Label Society To Record Song For Victims Of Hurricane Sandy

    Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society, Ex-Ozzy Osbourne), Morgan Rose (Sevendust, Call Me No One), Kevin Martin (Candlebox, The Gracious Few), John "JD" Deservio (Black Label Society, Cycle Of Pain) and New Yorkers, The Infinite Staircase will be teaming up to write and record a song in an effort to help raise money for the victims of Hurricane Sandy Architekt Music,

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  • Your Past, My Present to Digitally Release Debut EP January 13th

    Fort Worth, Texas Christian post-hardcore newcomer Your Past, My Present has announced that their debut EP, entitled Trials and Tribulations, will be digitally released on iTunes January 13th, 2013. In promotion for the EP, the band released “Kingdoms,” their first single from the EP, on YouTube this summer. “Kingdoms” has already started them on a path to breakout in the

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  • Saxon Vocalist Biff Byford Guests On New Avantasia Album

    NWOBHM living legend Biff Byford of SAXON will be performing guest vocal duties on the latest rock opera by AVANTASIA, The Mystery Of Time.  Watch studio footage taken by AVANTASIA frontman/mastermind Tobias Sammet in Brighton, England on AVANTASIA’s official YouTube channel. http://youtu.be/_yurWyaMHe0 Musicians also confirmed to make appearances on The Mystery Of Time – slated for release in 2013 -

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  • The New Black 7 To Release New Mini Album On Vanity Music Group

    Iowa based Southern Rock newcomers The New Black 7 will release their new mini album, Hangovers & Heartbreak on 22 January 2013 through upstart label Vanity Music Group. The eight song affair, recorded at Chandler Limited Studios in Shell Rock, IA, was produced by singer / guitarist Tory Stoffregen and Wake Goeke and mixed by Cedrick Courtois (Destiny's Child, Beyonce,

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  • Down Boys Records Released "Let It Snow" by Scotty Dunbar with Burning Heat

    Down Boys Records the label owned & operated by both Jerry Dixon & Erik Turner of the multi - platinum rock band Warrant have just released the brand new Christmas single "Let It Snow" by Scotty Dunbar with Burning Heat. This version of the holiday classic is a complete 80's hard rock sounding tune that fans of the bands Ratt,

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  • Free Download - AxisOfMetal.com Presents: The Axis Of The Underground Vol.2 Compilation Album

    After the tremendous out pouring of support for volume 1, you, the Axis Of Metal community have spoken loud and clear and they’ve answered the call, and countered with Volume 2. Volume 2 features more emerging artists, and is more encompassing of the metal world than the previous release. Volume 2 will treat your eardrums to the thrashiest of metal,

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  • The Melodic Buzz To Celebrate 100th Show

    On Saturday, December 15th at 10AM (MST) The Melodic Buzz radio show will celebrate it's 100th show.  For nearly two years The Melodic Buzz has rocked the airwaves of KBUZ The Buzz (Prescott Valley's Only Rock Radio Station) and online at www.zonarocks.com the stations website. "The show is a labor of love." states show host Johnny G. "I believe in

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  • Cleopatra To Release Huw Lloyd-Langton’s First Posthumous Collection In January 2013

    Before Huw Lloyd-Langton passed away on December 6, 2012, he had put the finishing touches on a very personal, very unique collection of tracks from his private vault.  On January 29, 2013, Cleopatra Records will proudly release HUW LLOYD-LANGTON: RARE & UNRELEASED ANTHOLOGY 1971-2012.  This 2-CD set includes seldom or never-heard gems that highlight Huw’s legacy of dynamic and melodic

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  • Æther Realm to Release Debut Album 'One Chosen By The Gods' January 8th

    North Carolina melodic death/folk metal outfit Æther Realm is excited to announce that their debut full-length One Chosen By The Gods, which was produced by Jamie King (Between The Buried And Me, The Human Abstract, Wretched), will be released January 8th, 2013. The nine track release is the follow up to their two song demo Odin Will Provide and follows

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  • THE RABID WHOLE Post Teaser For Upcoming Music Video 'Future'

    Electro alt rockers The Rabid Whole are giving fans a sneak peak of what's to come in the New Year as the band will be releasing their new music video 'Future', but before they do, they have posted a teaser online. Check it out below. Teaser Video - 'Future' - http://youtu.be/wVmj1W2kRuo In additional news, TRW will be bracing Quebec's snow and slush

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  • En Route To HVY MTL Announce BOTB 2013 Line Up Presented by Dungeonworks and Evenko

    Following the success of the inaugural edition in 2012, Dungeon Works Productions and Evenko are proud to present En Route to Heavy MTL 2013 and the selected twenty bands that will be battling it out over the next five months to win one of two opening slots at this year's 2013 HVY MTL. With hundreds of applications this year from

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  • BUCKCHERRY to Release New Album 'Confessions' February 19, 2013

    Buckcherry just wrapped a string of UK dates and will headline North American shows in late December and January before joining Kid Rock as special guests on the upcoming "Rebel Soul" Tour beginning February 2 in Kansas City, MO. In addition, Buckcherry will co-headline Fremont Street Experience's Downtown Countdown New Year's Eve 2013 celebration inLas Vegas December 31. While on

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  • Linkin Park Gives Away Free Song To StageLight Music Users

    On the heels of Linkin Park and Open Labs’ launch of Windows PC music software StageLight, the band’s founder Mike Shinoda composed and distributed a brand new song file direct to StageLight users via BitTorrent “as a thank you to all our early adopters.” StageLight is designed to give virtually anyone the ability to create a song they can share

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  • Swedish/American supergroup W.E.T. to release “Rise Up” in February on Frontiers

    Frontiers Records is excited to announce the release of W.E.T. new studio album “Rise Up” on February 22nd in Europe and February 26th in North America. The W.E.T. debut album in 2009 was one of the rare occasions when a band, created by the vision of a record label president, managed to create such a wave of enthusiasm and interest

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  • Surrounded By Monsters Members Support The School Of Rock Charity Fund

    Most wouldn’t know it, but bassist Joe DeMeritt and drummer Chris Hoedebeck of the genre-defying band SURROUNDED BY MONSTERS from Denton, Texas, are actually teachers – the cool kind with beards, tattoos, silicone ear plugs, and big hearts. Who do they teach? The students at the School of Rock in Southlake, Texas, who will be performing this Sunday at a

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  • Edge Of Paradise reveals new lineup, and plans for 2013!

    Edge Of Paradise welcomed the newest member of the band, bass player Baris Ari! Read his bio here. The group is currently in the studio with Bob Kulick (KISS, Motorhead) and Brett Chassen finishing up the song "Break Away" to be mixed by the legendary Michel Wagener, for their upcoming EP. The EP will include upcoming single "In A Dream" recorded

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  • Blasphemous Creation's second album "Battle Of The Ancients" to be released on December 27th 2012

    Reno, NV blackened death metal band Blasphemous Creation's second album "Battle Of The Ancients" will be released on Russian label HeadXplode Records on December 27th 2012. The album was recorded by Josh Williams at Metal Works Recording Studio in Folsom, CA. Album art was done by Tony Koehl of Sketch The Soul Studios, best known for his cover art for

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  • Music for Cancer Research! Dan Sindel - Plateaus "NEW RELEASE"

    Last June local LA musician Dan Sindel was diagnosed with cancer of the tongue. On July 12, 2012 he had major surgery and had to have over 1/2 of his tongue removed to clear the tumor. He went through 6 grueling weeks of radiation as well as a few chemo treatments. He is steadily recovering and so grateful for life itself, the amazing doctors who

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  • EDGE OF ATTACK Announce Release Of Self Titled Debut Album

    EDGE Of Attack are proud to announce the official release of their debut self-titled album via Halifax based label Spread The Metal Records on Tuesday, February 19, 2013, which is now available for pre-order at the following link here, along with the first single 'Forever', which can be heard in the band's latest music video below. Forever - Music Video http://youtu.be/yL1diclz8tM Produced by

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  • RIVAL SONS Premiere New Music Video For 'Until The Sun Comes'

    Soulful, maximum-blues-infused hard rock band RIVAL SONS premiered their new music video for “Until The Sun Comes” today on NME.com. The video, directed by Simon Gesrel--protégé  of Academy Award-winning director Michel Gondry (White Stripes, Bjork)--can be seen here. This marks the band's second video from their new album HEAD DOWN--out now on Earache Records--which has garnered the band critical acclaim

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  • My Deepest Dream Releases New Single “Stratagem”

    After a few member changes, Chicago’s My Deepest Dream has shed their post-hardcore sound for a more natural groove metal sound. While their original sound received them all of their quick success, the band was not happy with the direction the band was taking and saw the member changes as a way to move on to a more natural sound

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  • Arsis To Release New Ep On Scion A/V

    Today, Scion AV announces the release of 6-track “Lepers Caress” EP from death metal quartet, ARSIS. The release is available as a free digital download at http://www.scionav.com ARSIS, which derived its name from the musical term "arsis and thesis" meaning unstressed (up-) and stressed (down-) beats respectively, makes music that is tinged with variety of metal influences, but is completely

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  • CHARIOTS OF THE GODS Announce Release Of Full Length Album 'Tides of War'

    Ottawa, ON's deathcore thrashers Chariots of The Gods are proud to announce the official release of their full length album 'Tides of War' on Tuesday, January 29, 2013, which is now available for pre-order on the band's Bandcamp along with the first single streaming at the following location below: http://youtu.be/zdiQN29IZmk "'We can’t begin to describe how proud we are to finally share our musical creations with

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  • Mongrel Bassist Steps Down: Fill In Named

    New England area female fronted, punk/metal band Mongrel has announced Micah Maltais, who has been the band's bassist since Summer 2011, will be stepping down after this Saturday's show at The Chop Shop in Seabrook, NH in order to pursue non-music related endeavors. The bassist role will be covered by long time friend and veteran of the Massachusetts music scene,

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  • Hope Awakened's 'On The Horizon' Digitally Out Now

    Hope Awakened, the newest addition to the Infamous Empire management roster, recently released their debut full length entitled On The Horizon at the end of October. The Charlotte, NC based alternative rockers was birthed in the mind of Rick Lewis. After writing, recording, and playing for various other bands Rich decided to form Hope Awakened. He took a Trent Reznor

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  • All Shall Perish: Tour Dates W/ In Flames And Demon Hunter Announced!

    Oakland California based extreme metal band, ALL SHALL PERISH, have just announced the first leg of dates of their tour in support of IN FLAMES and DEMON HUNTER. The trek will span five weeks and include shows in both theU.S.A. andCanada. Look for more shows to be announced shortly. "Oh man, this February is gonna be sick titties,” commented an

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  • Early Graves Unleash New Video For “Red Horse”

    Bay Area metal band Early Graves has premiered a new video for the monstrous title track from their newly released album, Red Horse, on AVClub.com.  The video can be viewed now here. “Red Horse” is the title track from Early Graves’ critically heralded new album released in October via No Sleep Records.  Decibel magazine recently ranked the album #21 Top

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  • Caricature Premieres New Track At Heavy Blog Is Heavy

    Allston, MA progressive metal unit, Caricature, has teamed up with Heavy Blog is Heavy to unleash a brand new track entitled 'Saviors II', from their forthcoming debut full length album, 'The Sound of One Man's World Collapsing'. Head on over and check out 'Saviors II' at this location. Caricature mastermind, Joseph Spiller, had the following to say about the meaning behind the song and how it

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  • Aerosmith And Friends In Los Angeles

    They came, they conquered. AEROSMITH blew the roof off of Staples Center in Los Angeles this past Monday (December 3). The fever pitch intensified when Steven Tyler (vocals), Joe Perry (guitar), Brad Whitford (guitar), Tom Hamilton (bass) and Joey Kramer (drums) were joined onstage by their MUSIC FROM ANOTHER DIMENSION! guitar-slinging guest star Johnny Depp (pictured below) for two songs

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  • Anthrax's Stunning "Comeback" Continues With Surprise 2012 Grammy Nomination

    The surprise isn't that Anthrax's "I'm Alive" received a Grammy nomination last night for Best Rock/Metal Performance; the surprise is that it comes more than a year after the track's September 13, 2011 release on the band's critical smash, Worship Music, which was named was of the best metal albums of 2011 by numerous media outlets, and provided the band with

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  • Heavy Metal Television Hits With Bang

    Launched a mere three weeks ago Heavy Metal Television is the talk of the internet. Since the launch, the station has garnered over 30,000 unique visitors with praise such as, "Thanks for this channel from the bottom of my heavy metal heart!", "You have become the soundtrack to my house" and "Heavy Metal Television is my new addiction" being plastered

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  • TESTAMENT Announce Shows in Japan w/ DEATH ANGEL & DESTRUCTION!

    Bay Area thrash metal legends, TESTAMENT, have scheduled two exclusive shows in Japan alongside thrash titans DESTRUCTION and DEATH ANGEL. The event will take place on March 9th and 10th of 2013 at Club Citta in Kawasak-Shi, Japan. Fans can pre-reserve tickets starting December 8th at the following link http://clubcitta.co.jp/ticket. Tickets go on sale everywhere on Saturday December 22. For

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  • Abel And Broken Heart Records To Release “Make It Right” On Vinyl Lp Today!

    Abel and Broken Heart Records have teamed up to release Make it Right for the first time on vinyl.  Limited to 500 copies, Make It Right will be available for pre-order today at 3:00PM EST here. The Poughkeepsie, NY based indie rockers released Make It Right in September to critical acclaim, earning the band a spot on AbsolutePunk's "Absolute 100

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  • Randy Rhoads Birthday Celebration

    Come celebrate the Late, Great Randy Rhoads birthday with his family this week at Kathy Rhoads D’Argenzio and her husband Richard D’Argenzio’s wine tasting room in Burbank. The Randy Rhoads Birthday Tribute weekend starts Thursday, December 6th and ends Saturday, December 8th – open from 3pm to 9pm daily.  This will be a weekend to remember for all fans and

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  • “WOUNDED WARRIORS” Starring KORN’s Jonathan Davis Premieres Tomorrow, December 5

    WOUNDED WARRIORS--the short film directed by Sébastien Paquet documenting Jonathan Davis, lead singer of Grammy Award-winning band KORN, returning to Ramstein Air Base in Germany August 11, 2012 to visit with members of armed forces stationed there as well as those in transit from Iraq and Afghanistan—will make its online premiere this Wednesday, December 5 as a free stream on

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  • JORN releases album “Symphonic” on January 25th in Europe and January 22nd in North America

    Frontiers Records is pleased to announce the release of a very special album from JORN entitled “Symphonic” on January 25th in Europe and January 22nd in North America. Symphonic” is not a proper new album, but rather a selection of tracks taken from JORN’s previous studio releases, which have been carefully selected by the Norwegian singer himself and painstakingly remixed

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  • Sonic Pulse To Release 12-Inch Vinyl And Signs with Horror Pain Gore Death Productions

    Boston Power Thrashers SONIC PULSE have signed with Horror Pain Gore Death Productions who will be releasing their debut album Lager Than Life on 12” Black vinyl on December 18th. Boston Power Thrash "supergroup" SONIC PULSE feature both past and present members of bands such as Razormaze, Skull Hammer, Vindicator, Ravage, Seax and Jaded. Their fusion of Thrash with epic

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  • Dream Theater Re-Signs With Roadrunner Records

    Grammy-nominated band DREAM THEATER, one of rock’s most musically fearless and adventurous bands, has re-signed with Roadrunner Records. The group first signed with Roadrunner Records in January 2007 and has released three critically acclaimed albums with the label.  The label first issued DREAM THEATER’s ninth studio album Systematic Chaos in 2007 and went on to release Black Clouds & Silver

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  • Sebastian Bach to release dvd / live cd package: "Abachalypse Now" due out in spring via Frontiers Records

    Legendary rock vocalist Sebastian Bach is currently working on the upcoming release of a brand new DVD/live CD package: ABachalypse Now is scheduled for release in Spring, 2013 via Frontiers Records. The DVD/CD includes never-before-seen footage from this year’s GrasPop Festival in Belgium, the full never-before-seen Hellfest set from France and the fully-remixed and remastered Club Nokia show from Los

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  • Emmure Announces The Mosh Lives European Tour

    Beginning April 5th in Koln, Germany, EMMURE returns to Europe to headline The Mosh Lives Tour with direct support from Salt Lake City’s CHELSEA GRIN. The tour is presented by Metal Hammer Germany and FUZE Magazine; tickets go on sale December 6th. Additional support will come from OBEY THE BRAVE, ATTILA and BURIED IN VERONA. Stay tuned to the EMMURE

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Product Press Releases

  • Moog Music release the Grateful Dead Expansion Pack

    Moog Music today announced the official release of the Grateful Dead Expansion Pack, which innovatively turns the Grateful Dead’s live performance at the Carousel Ballroom on Feb. 14, 1968 into a source of harmonic content exclusively for Animoog, Moog’s TEC-Award Nominated synthesizer for the iPad. The pack features 82 Presets and 45 Timbres that were carefully extracted from the live

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  • Moog Music Announces Animoog V2 for iPad

    Moog Music today announced the release of Animoog V2 for Apple’s iPad. This major update to the TEC-Award Nominated iOS synthesizer is a free update for existing Animoog users and includes many user requested features and product enhancements, such as: accelerometer integration which gives Animoog owners the ability to tilt their iPad in any direction as an interactive 3D modulation

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  • Ultrasound Amplifiers Announces Facebook Promotion

    Ultrasound Amplifiers today announces a monthly sweepstakes on Facebook.  Every month, one fan will win an Ultrasound DI Plus and 12 sets of Dean Markley Helix acoustic guitar strings.  Musicians and fans within the USA can enter to win with details on the Ultrasound Amplifiers Facebook fan page. Fans will have a chance to win by clicking on the unique

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  • Dean Markley Teams With Prashant Aswani for Facebook Promotion

    Dean Markley announces giveaway with Prashant Aswani to celebrate the release of his new CD release, Visions.  Winners will receive the CD and an autographed set of strings, just like the ones Prashant uses in studio and on tour.  Those across the United States, can enter to win at the Dean Markley Facebook page or by following this link. From

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  • CNTRL, Sennheiser and EDM Pioneer Richie Hawtin Wrap Up College Campus Tour

    Audio specialist Sennheiser announced that it has completed CNTRL: Beyond EDM tour as official sound sponsor. The tour, which was initiated by world leading DJ's Richie Hawtin and Loco Dice, explores the history and future of the Electronic Dance Music (EDM) genre and in its east coast debut was successful in reaching and inspiring hundreds of students and aspiring EDM

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  • VOODOO MUSIC + ARTS EXPERIENCE Celebrates 15TH Anniversary

    Having established itself as the longest running U.S. music festival in the modern era--taking place every year since 1999--the VOODOO MUSIC + ARTS EXPERIENCE will celebrate its 15th anniversary November 1, 2 and 3, 2013 in New Orleans, LA.  An early VOODOO Holiday pre-sale, for both entry to VOODOO and on-site camping, begins today at www.thevoodooexperience.com.  The 15th anniversary VOODOO

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  • John Lennon Signature Guitar Amplifiers from Fargen Amplification

    Fargen Amplification is proud to announce the first ever line of John Lennon guitar amplifiers and effect pedals.   The line pays tribute to one of the greatest artists of our time, and combines John Lennon’s signature tone with his world-renowned artwork – providing a unique experience for musicians and fans alike. The limited edition Artist series is available immediately.  Built

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  • Radial introduces the SixPack™ 500 Series Power Rack

    Radial Engineering Ltd. is pleased to announce the SixPack, the latest Workhorse power rack designed for the popular 500 series module format. The SixPack is Radial's sixth power rack in their ever growing 500 series range. Add this to the 15 modules that are currently available and it is clear: Radial has certainly taken a most proactive stance with respect

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  • New T-RackS Custom Shop Available from IK Multimedia

    IK Multimedia is proud to announce the release of T-RackS® Custom Shop, the updated version 4.0 of its world-class mixing and mastering suite for Mac and PC. The new T-RackS CS offers five brand-new, must-have analog-modeled and digital processors, and it integrates the Custom Shop, IK’s exclusive online gear shop, which allows users to purchase gear models à la carte from

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  • Dean Markley USA Announces New CEO

    Dean Markley USA today announces the appointment of Lori McCallian as Chief Executive Officer of both Dean Markley USA and Ultrasound Amplifiers.  The new role is effective immediately. McCallian will be actively involved in the various strategic, financial, and operational components of the company.  Initially, she will spend additional time on branding projects, evaluating operational efficiencies, building the Dean Markley

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  • How Will Putney Mixed a Number One Record Entirely on Sennheiser Open-Aire Headphones

    Underground metal band The Amity Affliction has officially made a name for itself in its native Australia, where the band's third album, Chasing Ghosts, was released on September 7th of this year and subsequently raced up the charts to capture the number one position. NJ-based producer Will Putney, who was recruited by the band to mix the album in a

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  • Radial introduces the ChainDrive™ 1x4 Distro and Line Driver

    Radial Engineering Ltd. is pleased to announce the ChainDrive 1x4 distro and line driver, the latest in the company's every growing range of 500 series modules. The ChainDrive is a single-wide audio distribution module that accepts either a balanced or unbalanced source via the 500 series power rack input and distributes the signal to four front-panel ¼" TRS outputs. Four conveniently

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  • PreSonus Releases Studio One 2.5 DAW with Nearly 100 Enhancements

    PreSonus® is pleased to announce the release of Studio One® 2.5, a major update to the company's Studio One 2 DAW. This free (to Studio One 2 users) update adds nearly 100 enhancements and features, as well as many bug fixes. All versions of Studio One 2 have been updated, including Studio One Artist, Producer, Professional, and Free. Although the

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  • Studio One 2.5 Users Get Free Softube Saturation Knob Plug-in

    PreSonus® is delighted to announce that Studio One® Producer 2.5 and Studio One Professional 2.5 users can now download a free copy of Softube's Saturation Knob plug-in. The plug-in is provided in a Studio One Extension, and it is not necessary to create a Softube account or authorize the plug-in. Saturation Knob is an easy-to-use, versatile way to add tape-saturation-like distortion to

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NAMM 2013

  • Retro Look and Sound Meet New Technology at NAMM Show

    A blast from the past will ring out at the 2013 NAMM Show as manufacturers responding to consumer demand introduce new products with a vintage look and sound. Retailers, having heard the growing demand for vintage-inspired musical instruments and equipment will be looking for new products that meet the demand of customers clamoring for unique pieces. The NAMM Show returns

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  • It's Time to Get the Band Started with BandSurge

    The Music Farm, a musical instrument retailer today announced the BandSurge Music Gear Giveaway. This contest is open to everyone worldwide, simply by liking The Music Farm fan page on Facebook, sharing the page, and entering in a few, simple details. One lucky winner will receive a massive gear giveaway containing enough  equipment to outfit an entire band. This prize

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  • 2013 NAMM Show Opens with Grand Plaza Inauguration Festivities

    The opening of the 2013 NAMM Show on January 24, 2013 marks not only the start of the world’s premier gathering for the music instrument and product industry, but also the debut of the Anaheim Convention Center’s new outdoor venue, The Anaheim Grand Plaza.  To make full use of the Grand Plaza, NAMM has booked four jam-packed days of live

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  • The Wrecking Crew Film - NAMM Screening 1/27

    From "Be My Baby" to "California Girls;" "Strangers in the Night" to "Mrs. Robinson;" "You've Lost that Lovin' Feelin'" to "Up, Up and Away;" and from "Viva Las Vegas" to "Mr. Tambourine Man," the group dubbed The Wrecking Crew played on all of them. Six years in a row in the late 1960s and early 1970s, the Grammy for "Record

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