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Quick Questions With The Hellfreaks

Quick Questions With The Hellfreaks

Hell was full so they came back…

Their return to this world began in February 2009 when Shakey Sue and her guitarist decided to amp up the sophistication of the music they were playing as members of an established surf-psycho band. Sue abandoned her drumsticks and the guitarist grabbed his Gretsch and after teaming up with two other friends who were rocking the punk world the Hellfreaks were born. Continue reading →

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PRS Guitars Opens New Dedicated Manufacturing Facility Overseas

PRS Guitars Opens New Dedicated Manufacturing Facility Overseas

PRS Guitars is pleased to announce the opening of a new guitar manufacturing facility in Surabaya, Indonesia for their popular line of PRS SE Series instruments. The facility, which is part of the PT Cort campus, features custom-designed machinery and a dedicated staff of engineers and guitar builders who are solely focused on making PRS SE guitars. Continue reading →

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Ibanez & JTC Guitar Collaborate On “The Player Pick”

Ibanez & JTC Guitar Collaborate On “The Player Pick”

JTC Guitar is an online lesson site that provides amazing opportunities to learn to play guitar utilizing high-quality educational materials, taught by today’s leading players. Ibanez and JTC have now collaborated on the JTC1 pick, the product of extensive research and development with various JTC artists. Based on the new Ibanez KALEIDO series picks, the 2.5mm ultra-thick JTC1 is made of “Tritan,” a copolyester material that assists in fast picking and works well in tandem with fingerstyle playing for superior tonal consistency. JTC1 pick packages also contain a link to free JTC learning materials.

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Acid Death – Album “Primal Energies”, Singles “Primal Energies” And “Godless Shrines”.

Acid Death – Album “Primal Energies”, Singles “Primal Energies” And “Godless Shrines”.

Acid Death is one of the older and important Greek band in Death metal scene. This year the band celebrates 30 years anniversary with the release of the 6th full-length album titled “Primal Energies”.

At the same time, they are planning a big live tour with a special playlist with the biggest moments of the 30 years band’s life. Continue reading →

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Fender  Custom Shop Releases Limited Edition Jimi Hendrix Woodstock Stratocaster

Fender  Custom Shop Releases Limited Edition Jimi Hendrix Woodstock Stratocaster

Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) today announced the launch of its newest artist model addition, the Limited Edition Jimi HendrixTM Stratocaster. It honors rock legend Jimi Hendrix on the eve of the 50th anniversary of Woodstock, where he delivered one of the most-iconic performances in rock music that amplified the voice of a generation. With only 250 units made, this limited edition, highly collectible “Izabella” Stratocaster replica from the Fender Custom Shop celebrates this milestone in music history. Continue reading →

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Quick Questions With Leaving Eden

Quick Questions With Leaving Eden

National touring and recording artists Leaving Eden is a multi award winning, female fronted Extreme Rock Band from Boston MA, USA featuring the incredible vocal spectrum and range of lead vocalist “Eve”. Combined with strong vocals, hard hitting lyrics and unique harmonies, breaking musical boundaries and bridging genre gaps, Leaving Eden’s newest album, “The Agony of Affliction” is tailored for Radio. Continue reading →

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Quick Questions With Dog Tired

Quick Questions With Dog Tired

Dog Tired are an Edinburgh based metal band, born in late 2004 from an unhealthy obsession for riffs.

Merging the relentless brutality of Gojira and Entombed with the riff orientated assault of Pantera and Metallica, Dog Tired have created a sound that is both heavy, memorable and their own. Continue reading →

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Quick Questions With Thomas Wilby Gang

Quick Questions With Thomas Wilby Gang

Named after the infamous peyote addled gunslinger, Thomas Wilby Gang play raw swampy country blues rock. Although based in Wakefield, UK, their debut album “Backwoods Crackin'” has had airplay in the states, landing them a small deal with New Jersey label ‘Kool Kat Musik’.

A second album is currently under production and due for release mid 2019. Check them out on spotify, itunes, soundcloud, deezer, google play, amazon, etc. Continue reading →

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Winterfylleth Announce New Live Album ’The Siege Of Mercia’

Winterfylleth Announce New Live Album ’The Siege Of Mercia’

RELEASED 13TH SEPTEMBER (CANDLELIGHT/SPINEFARM RECORDS)

 
Leading lights of the UK Black Metal scene, Winterfylleth, return on 13th September 2019 with a brand new live album ‘The Siege of Mercia’ on CD/DVD and gatefold LP.
 
The album features a span of the band’s classic material – as well as a previously unreleased bonus track – and serves to demonstrate the formidable live abilities of Winterfylleth, as performed as part of their main stage appearance at Bloodstock Festival 2017. 
Winterfylleth The Siege Of Mercia
 
Bloodstock is often seen as the only domestic open-air festival to really focus on providing a stage for underground bands and they were one of the first to take a chance on adding Winterfylleth to their line up almost 10 years ago; something for which the band have always been grateful. Guitarist/vocalist Chris Naughton comments,
 
“Back then, playing the festival coincided with us releasing our second album ‘The Mercian Sphere’ (our first for Candlelight Records), and provided us with a huge platform on which we were able to launch that release. It was also the first time we had performed those songs on such a national scale. Having done so, our profile grew quickly and we were able to push the band forwards to where we find ourselves now. 
 
We have been fortunate enough to have been asked back to perform at the festival on a number of occasions since those early days, and it has always felt like ‘coming home’ when we do. Looking back, the highlight of all our appearances to date was in 2017 when we were invited to play the Ronnie James Dio stage. It was a great show for us”
 
Mixed and Mastered from the original desk recordings by long time collaborator Chris Fielding (Primordial/Electric Wizard/Napalm Death), with the live DVD footage professionally filmed on the Ronnie James Dio Stage,’The Siege of Mercia’ is an absolutely essential release for fans of atmospheric Black Metal. The band add, “with no overdubs, and a lot of passion; this is Winterfylleth live in 2017. We hope you enjoy it and we look forward to seeing you from another stage very soon! Until then…”
 
Watch the video for ’The Swart Raven (Live At Bloodstock, UK, 2017)’ 

Winterfylleth are also currently working on the follow up to last year’s album, ‘The Hallowing Of Heirdom’ stating that, “we are also deep into the process of writing a new Winterfylleth studio album. Having taken a breather on the last record to make an acoustic album, we are now fully focused on a new, Black Metal album which we are hoping to record at the back end of 2019. 
 
The material that’s coming out so far is fierce, epic, triumphant and as emotionally charged as anything the band has ever done before, but this time it’s been honed through the filter of skills and writing experience we’ve garnered over the past few years doing a different kind of album. 
 
We’re hoping that what will come next will be a welcome surprise for our fans and a real statement of intent for the future”
The Siege Of Mercia is available to preorder – HERE
 
CD/DVD/LP Tracklisting:
 
01 | The Solitary One Waits For Grace (The Wayfarer Pt. 1)
02 | The Swart Raven
03 | Whisper Of The Elements
04 | A Valley Thick With Oaks
05 | Defending The Realm
06 | Children Of The Stones (Synth Version)*
 
*CD/DVD version only 
 
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Crash Valley Release New Single ‘Stay’

Crash Valley Release New Single ‘Stay’

The hard rock band from Greek-Australians Nass Athans (Vocals/Bass), Jon Lambousis (Guitars) and Greg Limberis (Drums) strikes again!!!!

After the debut single “War babies”, Crash Valley released their second single titled “Stray”. An equally powerful song, a characteristic sample of their pure hard rock music. Continue reading →

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