Orange Amplifications Introduce The Little Bass Thing

Orange Amplifications Introduce The Little Bass Thing

Orange Amplification is delighted to introduce the Little Bass Thing. A straightforward, lightweight bass amp, designed with the modern bass player in mind. The amp is 500W’s of Class D muscle, combined with a powerful, solid state pre-amp, packed snugly into a diminutive 3KG package. This tiny toolbox amplifier delivers maximum tone with minimum fuss. Continue reading →

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Quick Questions With Gizz Butt

Quick Questions With Gizz Butt

At 14 Gizz joined The Destructors. Soon Metallica became aware of this band, and they openly became fans of Gizz’s next band English Dogs, which enjoyed worldwide cult status with their 1985 Punk Metal classic “Forward Into Battle”.

The mid 1990s saw Gizz achieve an unprecedented level of exposure when he was personally sought out by The Prodigy, who were looking for a suitable guitarist who could handle the hyperintensity of their incredible live shows, leading to him touring with the band throughout the band’s most successful period spanning 1996-2000. It was during this explosive time that no less than David Bowie himself declared himself a fan of Gizz; The Dame personally congratulating the guitarist after watching Prodigy’s live set from the wings during a major European music festival. Continue reading →

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Award-Winning Iamthemorning Singer-Songwriter – Marjana Semkina Releases Her Debut Solo Album – Sleepwalking

Award-Winning Iamthemorning Singer-Songwriter – Marjana Semkina Releases Her Debut Solo Album – Sleepwalking

KSCOPE – 14TH FEBRUARY 2020

Featuring Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater), Craig Blundell & Nick Beggs (Steven Wilson) and the St. Petersburg Orchestra “1703”
Following the success of four highly praised albums withIamthemorning, the lyricist, singer and co-songwriter Marjana Semkinareleases her spellbinding debut solo album, Sleepwalking on 14thFebruary 2020 through Kscope, her album will be released under an alternative spelling – Mariana Semkina.

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Quick Questions With Medusa’s Disco

Quick Questions With Medusa’s Disco

Medusa’s Disco conjures the conductor and lays down the track for their high-speed train roll through a realm of odd, yet familiar, feelings, creatures, and catastrophes. Wynton Huddle and Hunter Root harmoniously guide listeners through their lyric’s careful images while simultaneously shredding guitar. Together with Alex Aument (drums) and Justin Wohlfeil (bass), Medusa’s breaks heavy soundwaves with a medley of rock styles: psychedelic, progressive, punk, garage, surf… Continue reading →

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Orange Amplifications Launch The Bass Butler

Orange Amplifications Launch The Bass Butler

A Bass Rig In A Pedal

Orange Amplification unleash the Bass Butler, an entire Bi-Amp bass rig in a pedal. The new pedal splits the bass guitar signal, at input, into completely separate, parallel, analogue signal chains, just like a real bi-amp rig – without an amp in sight. Continue reading →

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Five Finger Death Punch Come “Full Circle”

Five Finger Death Punch Come “Full Circle”

THE ELECTRIFYING SECOND TRACK FROM THEIR GROUNDBREAKING

8th STUDIO ALBUM F8 – OUT GLOBALLY FEBRUARY 28th

WINTER 2020 EUROPEAN HEADLINE ARENA TOUR NEARLY SOLD OUT

SPRING 2020 U.S. ARENA TOUR ON SALE NOW

Record-breaking rock juggernaut Five Finger Death Punch are already having a happy new year as they release “Full Circle,” the electrifying second track from their highly  anticipated 8th studio album F8, out February 28th. “Full Circle” is the follow up track to the current hit single “Inside Out” (official music video) that crashed into the Top 10 shortly after its release. “Full Circle” is available now on all streaming platforms and fans who pre-order the album digitally will receive an instant download of “Full Circle” and “Inside Out” along with one more new track before the album release date. Listen to “Full Circle” here.
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Say Hello to the Newest Member of the GE Family – The MOOER Audio GE250!

Say Hello to the Newest Member of the GE Family – The MOOER Audio GE250!

MOOER Audio introduces the perfect choice for those that need high-quality IR support, quality preamps/cab simulation and a full palette of effects, with a bit of TONE CAPTURE amp-sampling fun. The GE250 is fully redesigned with easy to read black text on an all-white body while sporting a fancy new expression pedal design for added durability. Functionality is also expanded for the professional guitarist as the GE250 comes with a host of I/O options as well as a footswitch setup similar to the GE300 for added customization and control. Continue reading →

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Jonathan Hultén to release debut album Chants From Another Place

Jonathan Hultén to release debut album Chants From Another Place

Kscope – 13th March 2020 

JONATHAN HULTÉN, the darkly enigmatic Swedish Grammy-winning songwriter, also known as guitarist in blackened-death metal vampires Tribulation, has joined the Kscope roster to release his debut solo album Chants From Another Place

Following on from his 2017 EP The Dark Night Of The Soul (watch the “Nightly Sun” video / listen to the EP) Continue reading →

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Gizz Butt Celebrates 40 Years at the Cutting Edge of Metal and Punk Guitar with Arse-Kicking Masterclass

Gizz Butt Celebrates 40 Years at the Cutting Edge of Metal and Punk Guitar with Arse-Kicking Masterclass

Gizz Butt has earned a unique place among rock’s legendary guitarists for his groundbreaking fusion of hardcore punk and technically accomplished heavy metal guitar ferocity and his latest album with his band, Janus Stark, sees him at the peak of his powers. From his first recognition internationally in the early 80’s with the band English Dogs, recognized by heavy metal behemoths Metallica as an early influence on their sound, through to his stellar work with Crass (Last Supper) and The Prodigy, Gizz’s style has kept him at the forefront of British rock guitar innovators, earning plaudits from luminaries such as Dave Grohl and David Bowie. Continue reading →

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Broken Lines Release Charity Christmas Single

Broken Lines Release Charity Christmas Single

Broken Lines have released a new Christmas song with all proceeds going to charity. Please help them if you can!

We are selling our Christmas song online and donating all proceeds to Shelter Cymru.

Winter can be a very lonely and miserable time of year, especially if you’re homeless. Yet we live in a world where there is plenty of money and space for everyone. We are all ‘guilty’ of overspending at Christmas, wanting to be generous to our friends and relatives, but what about those with no shelter, no home, no family…?

The greatest gifts humanity has is to be able to communicate, help and love each other and yet we seem to find it the most difficult thing to do! Surely this is what Christmas is about?

We (Broken Lines) challenged ourselves to write a Christmas song, in a week, with the intention of doing something positive for our community and here it is… Christmas Crime by Broken Lines

Please don’t sit back and ignore it, get up and make a difference. It could be you one day!

Merry Christmas… Broken Lines x

Bandcamp: https://brokenlinesuk.bandcamp.com/track/christmas-crime

JustGiving page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/brokenlinesuk

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