Trivium Australian Tour!


PRESS RELEASE: With a swag of awards and sold out stadium tours across the globe left in their wake, we are thrilled to announce that US metal monoliths TRIVIUM will be shredding across Australia this April.

Widely tipped for greatness (some prophecies come true!) after their successful sophomore release, ‘Ascendancy’ in 2005, Kerrang! Declared it “the most skull-peeling collection of pulverizing metal grooves and fretboard annihilation you’ll hear in a long time.” Five studio albums late, TRIVIUM are continuing their climb towards metal greatness with the release of their new album, ‘Silence In The Snow’.
“Silence might be remembered as the moment Trivium secured their status as modern metal great..” – The Guardian

Destroy All  Lines and Chugg Entertainment Present…

Tickets on sale Wednesday February 3 at 9.00am

Sunday, 10th April – Metropolis, Fremantle 18+
Tickets from or Oztix Outlets

Monday, 11th April – HQ, Adelaide 18+
Tickets from or Oztix Outlets

Wednesday, 13th April – 170 Russell, Melbourne 18+  
Tickets from or the Corner Hotel Box Office

Friday, 15th April – Max Watts, Brisbane 18+
Tickets from or Oztix Outlets

Saturday, 16th April – Roundhouse, Sydney Lic AA
Tickets from or Ticketek Outlets

The EVH Micro Stack. Adorable.


Aww who’s a cute little cutie. Check out the EVH 5150 Micro Stack. It’s a one-watt, single-channel amp with one 3” speaker and dedicated controls for Gain, Volume and Tone, its own integrated tilt-back kickstand and a 1/4” headphone jack. It’s powered by 9VDC adapter or 9v batter and the look is all 5150. Could you imagine having a mini wall of these on your desk?

You can pick one (or a mini wall of them) up from

Here you go. I improved your KISS setlist.

I just saw this KISS setlist on and I liked the descriptions of various set pieces…

01. Detroit Rock City
02. Deuce
03. Psycho Circus
04. Creatures Of The Night
05. I Love It Loud
06. War Machine
07. Flaming Youth
08. Calling Dr. Love
09. Hell Or Hallelujah (with “Let Me Know” ending)
10. Guitar Solo
11. Lick It Up
12. Bass Solo (Gene spits blood)
13. God Of Thunder (Gene flies up to lighting truss)
14. Cold Gin
15. Love Gun (Paul flies out to second stage)
16. Black Diamond
17. Shout It Out Loud
18. I Was Made For Lovin’ You
19. Rock And Roll All Nite

…but I thought it could use a little more pizazz. 

01. Detroit Rock City (Tommy bakes cake)
02. Deuce (Paul drives Optimus Prime)
03. Psycho Circus (Gene finds magic amulet)
04. Creatures Of The Night (Yoga)
05. I Love It Loud (Eric is Bananaman)
06. War Machine (with snack service)
07. Flaming Youth (with kitten parade)
08. Calling Dr. Love (Paul constructs working telephone exchange)
09. Hell Or Hallelujah (with happy ending)
10. Guitar Solo (Tommy splits into 3 for epic harmony section)
11. Lick It Up (Gene tries to lick it up)
12. Bass Solo (Gene spits blood. Shouldn’t have licked it up)
13. God Of Thunder (Gene flies up to lighting truss)
14. Cold Gin (Gene bonks head)
15. Love Gun (Paul flies out to second stage)
16. Black Diamond (Paul forgets wallet, flies back to first stage)
17. Shout It Out Loud (Paul flies out to second stage again)
18. I Was Made For Lovin’ You (Eric and Tommy fly to Jakku)
19. Rock And Roll All Nite (Gene spits blood again, paramedics arrive)

Meet The Seymour Duncan Catalina Dynamic Chorus


PRESS RELEASE: Seymour Duncan, a leading manufacturer of pickups and pedals, announces the release of the Catalina™ Dynamic Chorus pedal. The Catalina effects pedal includes a uniquely innovative Dynamic Expression™ mode that allows you to control the depth of the effect through the intensity of your playing. There’s also a threshold control, which allows players to dial in the sensitivity of the Dynamic Expression feature to perfectly match any playing style.

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BOSS ES-5 Effects Switching System


PRESS RELEASE: BOSS (Booth 300A, Level 3) is pleased to announce the ES-5 Effects Switching System, an advanced audio command center for pedalboards. Offering the essential features of the flagship ES-8 in a smaller size, the ES-5 is ideal for ready-made pedalboards and pro travel rigs. Equipped with five audio loops, extensive real-time control capabilities, MIDI and more, the ES-5 allows all guitarists and bassists to explore the benefits of BOSS’s powerful switching technology. Read More …

BOSS Steve Vai Legacy Tone Capsule


PRESS RELEASE: BOSS is excited to announce the Steve Vai Legacy Tone Capsule, a user-installable voicing circuit for the innovative BOSS Waza guitar amplifier. Developed by BOSS engineers in partnership with guitar legend Steve Vai, the Tone Capsule changes the sound and response characteristics of the original Waza amp to provide custom voicings approved by the artist himself. Read More …

BOSS Waza Amp. Awesome.


PRESS RELEASE: BOSS (Booth 300A, Level 3) is excited to announce the Waza Amp, an all-new professional guitar amplifier with companion speaker cabinets. The 150-watt Waza Amp Head comes standard with the ultimate high-gain tone that’s been sought after by rock guitarists for decades. Driven by Tube Logic, the amp provides four independent channels, custom voicing options via two Tone Capsules, and many other advanced features. One Tone Capsule is built into the Waza Amp Head that features the legendary brown sound, and there’s a user port for adding an optional second Tone Capsule for future expansion. Read More …