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Quick Questions With Shattered

Quick Questions With Shattered

Shattered are located in the Tampa, Florida area and founded in 2014. Its very hard to describe the type of metal they play because it’s a mix of Hardcore, Thrash, Death Metal with an old school/new school twist. Everyone in the band are veteran musicians and bring that special dynamics to the band that makes them so unique. Continue reading →

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Andy Timmons and Ibanez 20th Anniversary

Andy Timmons and Ibanez 20th Anniversary

Ibanez have introduced a new signature model from AZ line for one of Ibanez legends, Andy Timmons. The ATZ100 is based on the Ibanez AZ Prestige model and includes all of that model’s advantages, as well as adding new features favoured by Andy and not yet offered in the AZ format. Continue reading →

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Fender Blends Style And Sound With Vintage-Inspired Campaign Launching New Vintera™ Series

Fender Blends Style And Sound With Vintage-Inspired Campaign Launching New Vintera™ Series

Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) today announced the launch of the Vintera Series, a line of vintage-inspired electric guitar and bass models that embody a period-specific vibe, including: the Stratocaster®, Telecaster®, Jaguar®, Mustang®, Jazzmaster®, Jazz Bass®, Precision Bass® and Mustang Bass. Each model delivers the authentic look and feel of its era, as well as decade-specific tones from the `50s, `60s and `70s. Continue reading →

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Jackson Welcomes Volbeat’s Rob Caggiano

Jackson Welcomes Volbeat’s Rob Caggiano

Jackson is excited to welcome Volbeat guitarist Rob Caggiano to its family of signature artists. Throughout summer 2019, sharp-eyed fans will see the Bronx-born guitarist putting prototypes of his distinctive new Jackson model through their paces at Slipknot’s Knotfest Roadshow with Gojira and Behemoth as well as Volbeat’s upcoming “Rewind, Replay, Rebound” world tour, which will kick off in Europe with support from Baroness and Danko Jones. Caggiano and Jackson will spend summer and fall honing the new instruments for an official debut in early 2020. Continue reading →

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Quick Questions With Challenger Deep

Quick Questions With Challenger Deep

Challenger Deep is an instrumental rock four-piece boy band out of Atlanta, Georgia. The name refers to the deepest known point in the earth’s oceans. Born of a passion for music and a light-hearted camaraderie, they continue to push their creative limits to create music that is both technically interesting and fun to listen to. Continue reading →

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Quick Questions With Octopus Montage

Quick Questions With Octopus Montage

Octopus Montage are a 4 Piece Pop Punk/Metalcore band from Blackpool, UK Over the past few years they’ve been working on their first EP. With songs stretching from slam-esque breakdowns to acoustic ballads blended together in a crock-pot of bouncy tunes you can’t help but dance to! Continue reading →

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Quick Questions With Am I Dead Yet?

Quick Questions With Am I Dead Yet?

Gaye Byker On Acid frontman and current PWEI member Mary Byker with long-time collaborator and Apollo 440 founder-member and Magazine and Luxuria guitarist Noko, would like to introduce their new musical project, Am I Dead Yet?

Like you’ve never quite heard them before….. Continue reading →

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Quick Questions With My Dark Rift

Quick Questions With My Dark Rift

Ironically, it was the opposite of a rift that brought together the members of newly formed Swedish metal outfit My Dark Rift. Together, the five musicians, all veterans in some way on the Swedish music scene, found a safe haven where they could feel relaxed, have fun and ventilate all the creativity that wouldn’t fit into their respective other musical endeavours.

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Klone Reveal First Single “Yonder” From Forthcoming Album Le Grand Voyage

Klone Reveal First Single “Yonder” From Forthcoming Album Le Grand Voyage

Introspective And Atmospheric Rock From Poitiers, France

“We want our music to resonate in the cosmos”

“You have to be possessed by something stronger and deeper”

In recent years, French atmospheric rockers Klone have built their name on making music that’s as deeply introspective as it is sonically powerful. Le Grand Voyage, the band’s first release for UK post-progressive specialists Kscope on 20th September, is an album brimming with that sense of searching and self-discovery, its 10 tracks living up to its name in unabashed no-stone-unturned existential exploration. Continue reading →

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