Leprous Release ‘Distant Bells’ Single

Leprous Release ‘Distant Bells’ Single

Today, Norwegian Rock outfit Leprous are launching a new, third single entitled “Distant Bells” off their sixth and most ambitious studio album “Pitfalls”, which is to be released on October 25th, 2019 worldwide via InsideOutMusic.

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BOSS Announces DD-3T And DD-8 Digital Delay Pedals

BOSS Announces DD-3T And DD-8 Digital Delay Pedals

New Digital Delay Models in the Iconic Compact Series Bring Players Expanded Features and Increased Versatility

BOSS announces the DD-3T and DD-8, two new digital delay pedals added to the famous compact series lineup. The DD-3T replaces the long- running DD-3, updating the classic pedal with tap tempo and other modern features. The DD-8 takes over from the previous-generation DD-7 as the most advanced delay in the compact series, enhanced with numerous sound modes and features that make it the most full-featured delay pedal in its class. Continue reading →

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Quick Questions With Brewfish

Quick Questions With Brewfish

Brewfish is an Alternative Rock/Reggae band based in Long Beach, California. Established in 2011, they are known for their unique SoCal sound, infusing Dub, Rock, Funky beats, and a touch of Rhythm ‘n Blues. Continue reading →

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Plastic Barricades Release “One for the Road”

Plastic Barricades Release “One for the Road”

London alt indie duo Plastic Barricades released “One for the Road” on the 1st of October. This “ode to freedom of exploration” is the first single from the upcoming sophomore LP “Self-Theories”, due in early 2020. Continue reading →

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New Product – Ovalpik

New Product – Ovalpik

It’s amazing how many new ideas are still being thought of to improve the humble guitar pick. The Ovalpik is a new guitar pick design with a unique oval shape which gives the guitarist options to play either holding the pick lengthwise so more of its surface contacts the strings, ideal for strumming, or by holding it widthwise so that a more traditional pick surface can be used, as in lead or bass playing. Continue reading →

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Fortin Amplification Grind Pedal Review

Fortin Amplification Grind Pedal Review

Sick of your 8 string monster sounding dull and muddy through your monster valve amp? Perhaps the Grind pedal by Fortin Amplification could be the answer!

Many of us can only dream of owning an amp built by Fortin Amplification, but there is a cheaper way for us mere mortals to infuse some of that signature Fortin sound into our rigs. The Grind pedal takes Mike Fortin’s favourite 6irth and 6rind settings from his amps and puts them into a pedal. With one single knob, this pedal may be simple, but it will totally change the sound of your amp. Continue reading →

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Wolves Like Us Share Latest Single ‘Oil Money’

Wolves Like Us Share Latest Single ‘Oil Money’

NEW ALBUM ‘BRITTLE BONES’ RELEASED 25TH OCTOBER (PELAGIC RECORDS)
 
Norway’s WOLVES LIKE US will unleash their fourth album, Brittle Bones, on 25th October via Pelagic Records.
The long-awaited follow-up to 2014’s Black Soul ChoirBrittle Bones — demoed by Kvelertak’s Bjarte Lund Rolland and mixed by Kowloon Walled City’s Scott Evans — displays a more refined and dynamic wolf pack. “There was less tension this time; we almost didn’t argue at all which is rare for us,” relays drummer Jonas Thire. “A lot has happened to us at a personal level. Positives, like we all have kids now. But dark shit, too. There’s been a divorce. [Vocalist/guitarist] Lars [Kristensen] has been really sick. He wrote the lyrics as a kind of diary to deal with issues like abuse, literally and figuratively.”

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Quick Questions With These Fast Times

Quick Questions With These Fast Times

These Fast Times started frontman Jeffery Vuorela pulling his former comrade Ryan (Skin Slapper) from the beat down brothels in southern Africa. They realized they didn’t sound like shit enough so they put out an airplane ad stating they needed a lead guitarist and bassist to do the dirty with. Within minutes Jay (Bass) man cocker spaniel sprang from the bushes pulling his broken cardboard wagon with a mentally challenged northern Swedish man named Thomas Acountingsworth (Guitar).
The creatures of the dad bod culture formed a band called These Fast Times because they were going no where fast.. Continue reading →

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Cradle Of Filth Share Lyric Video For Re-Mistressed Version Of ‘Lustmord And Wargasm (The Lick Of Carnivorous Winds)’

Cradle Of Filth Share Lyric Video For Re-Mistressed Version Of ‘Lustmord And Wargasm (The Lick Of Carnivorous Winds)’

‘CRUELTY AND THE BEAST’ REISSUED 1ST NOVEMBER (MUSIC FOR NATIONS)

Ahead of the reissue of Cradle of Filth’s heavy metal classic, ‘Cruelty and the Beast’ on 1st November through Music For Nations, the band have shared a lyric video for the re-mistressed version of ‘Lustmord And Wargasm (The Lick Of Carnivorous Winds)’. Dani Filth comments,
“We chose this song as a first snifter of the beast, as it’s a perfect example of the ‘Re-mistressed’ rerelease.
In truth we could’ve chosen any of the tracks from the album, but went with ‘Lustmord And Wargasm (The Lick Of Carnivorous Winds) as it has everything dripping in spades; blast beats, luscious melodies, a massive epic dropdown section, eerie orchestration, hardcore riffs and a vicious bite that will rip your f**king face clean off.

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Boss Introduces Katana MKII Guitar Amplifier Lineup

Boss Introduces Katana MKII Guitar Amplifier Lineup

Acclaimed Katana Series Updated with More Sounds, More Features, and More Versatility

BOSS introduces the Katana MkII Guitar Amplifier lineup, the next generation of the acclaimed Katana amp series. Katana amps have received worldwide acclaim for their authentic tube tone and feel, onboard BOSS effects, easy sound customization, and exceptional value. Building on the tones and features that made the original series such a players’ favorite, the stage-class Katana MkII amps turbocharge the core platform with more sounds, more effects, and increased versatility. Continue reading →

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