Seymour Duncan Releases Mark Holcomb Pickups

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The progressive metal virtuosos of Periphery are known for their technically complex rhythms and precise tones – tones which require pickups with just the right amount of output and articulation whether standing alone or working in a dense mix. The Alpha and Omega pickups were created to match that level of precision and versatility. Working with guitarist Mark Holcomb, the Omega bridge pickup was created to provide destructive percussion and growl in the mids and low end. It’s aggressive but it also has lots of clarity and brightness, which cuts through whether you’re playing sophisticated chords, complex single-note lines or intense solos. Read More …

Def Leppard Australian Tour Announced

 

Def Leppard AustraliaPRESS RELEASE: Def Leppard, one of the world’s dominating powerhouses of rock, today announced details of their 2015 Australian tour – the first show kicks off in Sydney on 17th November. With over 100 million albums sold worldwide and two prestigious Diamond Awards (over 10 million albums sales in the USA for two separate albums) to their name, Def Leppard are one of the best loved bands in rock music.  Since 1992, the band has consisted of Joe Elliott (lead vocals), Rick Savage (bass, backing vocals), Rick Allen (drums, backing vocals), Phil Collen (guitar, backing vocals) and Vivian Campbell (guitar, backing vocals). Read More …

Fear Factory Announce Genexus

Photo credit: Kevin Estrada

Photo credit: Kevin Estrada

PRESS RELEASE: FEAR FACTORY, the pioneers of industrial-tinged extreme metal, have issued the following update regarding their upcoming 9th studio release, »Genexus«:

“The sensation of finalizing our newest album is one of relief and joy, wrapped within a massive whirlwind of excitement,” commented founding guitarist Dino Cazares.
“We really feel this is a very special FEAR FACTORY album. While being careful not to replicate ourselves, this album still has a very classic FEAR FACTORY vibe that we feel will appease both old and new fans.  Read More …

AmpliTube 4 for iOS

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PRESS RELEASE: IK Multimedia, the leader in mobile music creation technology, is pleased to announce the latest version of AmpliTube® for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Version 4 of the ultimate mobile guitar and bass tone studio has been completely redesigned and re-engineered to provide the best possible sound and an even more intuitive, player-friendly experience. Read More …

Meet The Catalinbread Fuzzrite

PRESS RELEASE: The Catalinbread Fuzzrite is the newest addition to our arsenal of hand built effects pedals. We wanted to bring back this iconic, classic, sixties fuzz. This gnarly garage fuzz is a faithful reproduction of the classic Fuzzrite sound that can be heard on The Ventures’ “2,000 Pound Bee”, Iron Butterfly’s “In-A-Gada-Da-Vida”, to the Black Keys. The Fuzzrite has a rich history of taking guitar tones to new levels; it is splatty, raw and unapologetic. We’ve brought back the classic silicon circuit and added the option for a 9v power supply. Read More …

New Epiphone Models

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PRESS RELEASE: Epiphone, the worldwide leader in classic and cutting edge professional instruments, is proud to introduce two new guitars to the Epiphone catalog – the Dobro® Hound Dog M14 Metalbody and the return of the Epiphone legendary Blueshawk Deluxe. Both guitars will be available for Epiphone fans in spring 2015. “The Dobro® Hound Dog M14 and the Blueshawk Deluxe are perfect examples of what we do best at Epiphone,” said Epiphone President Jim Rosenberg, “It’s our mission to provide guitar players of all genres incredible style, sound and value.” Read More …