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

New Epiphones

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 …

Joe Satriani – Shockwave Supernova

Joe Satriani Shockwave Supernova

PRESS RELEASE: Legendary guitarist, JOE SATRIANI, announces plans to release his 15th solo studio album,Shockwave Supernova, on July 24th, making him one of the first to utilize the new “Friday, Global Release Day” for music. It would be easy to call Shockwave Supernova a “masterpiece” or “the last word on guitar” from the world’s most commercially successful solo guitar performer.  Satch, however, sees it much more personally. He has consistently advanced the artistry of the instrument; an effort he dedicated himself to on September 18, 1970, the day his idol Jimi Hendrix died.  Read More …

REVIEW: Seymour Duncan Quarter Pound for Jazz Bass

Quarter Pound for Jazz Bass

Guest review by Sam Radojcin

Sometime in late 2014, I ordered, waited for and purchased a bassist’s holy grail if you will – A Fender American Deluxe Jazz Bass V in Natural. It took its time arriving from the US. I think my remaining hair got greyer in the meaintime, but once this beauty arrived I was blown away.  Amazing craftsmanship, a smooth neck, beautiful sustain and a great sound that I thought could not be beaten.

As beautiful and perfect as it was, I was offered an opportunity from the fine folks at Seymour Duncan to check out a set of their 5-String Quarter Pound for Jazz Bass pickups (see the Seymour Duncan bass pickup range here) to give them a road test and give my thoughts on their fine products. Read More …