NEWS: New releases, February 2, 2009

A pretty quiet one again for new releases this week. On a positive note, that means I won’t be spending all of my lunch break at JB Hi Fi lining up to buy a bunch of CDs…

Keith Emerson Band featuring Marc Bonilla – self-titled
I haven’t really heard from Marc Bonilla since his album EE Ticket back in the early 90s (check it out, it’s pretty cool). This is the US version of an album released in 2008, and it includes one exclusive bonus track: ‘The Barbarian’ ( a reworking of the classic ELP track). Also features Gregg Bissonette.

Metallica – All Nightmare Long EP (Australian Exclusive)
This is one of my favourite tracks from Death Magnetic, and in true ‘sometimes we Aussies get cool bonus stuff’ fashion this release includes one of the live tracks found on the European Part 1 pressing and both live tracks found on the European Part 2 pressing: ‘Master Of Puppets’, ‘Blackened’ and ‘Seek & Destroy.’

Don’t forget that this week Paul Gilbert and Freddie Nelson are touring Japan, and each show is available from as an official bootleg.

Here are the links to order the individual shows:

Official Bootleg Tokyo 1

Official Bootleg Tokyo 2

Official Bootleg Osaka

Official Bootleg Nagoya

And you can CLICK HERE to buy Paul and Freddie’s CD, United States, from CDJapan.

VIDEO: My Bogner Alchemist demo

Here’s a little video of me test-driving the Bogner Alchemist 40/20 watt 2X12 combo amp.

For the first 2 songs I’m using my 2006 Ibanez Jem7VWH. For the last one, I’m rocking my Ibanez RG7420 with a Dimarzio Tone Zone pickup in the bridge and a Blaze in the neck. I plugged the Bogner into my AxeTrak speaker cabinet for recording, but the recording still sounds very accurate to the Bogner’s own speakers.

My review of this amp will be in issue 178 of Mixdown magazine, out this week here in Australia.

CLICK HERE to buy the Bogner Alchemist Series Tube Guitar Amp Head for $1,099.99 from Music123.

CLICK HERE to buy the Bogner Alchemist Series 212 40W 2×12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp for $1,399.99 from Music123.

CLICK HERE to buy the Bogner Alchemist Series 112 40W 1×12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp for $1,199.95