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 …

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 …

New IK Multimedia SampleTank 3 Libraries

Okay, this is freaky because just the other day I sat down with my current drum sample library and started tweaking some sounds to try to get something closer to Neil Peart’s drum sound on Rush’s Snakes And Arrows album. And I was using IK Multimedia’s excellent T-Racks for EQ and compression. And now I open my email and boom: IK Multimedia releases Neil Peart Drums. Using Peart’s Snakes And Arrows kit. It’s a sign!!!

PRESS RELEASE: IK Multimedia is pleased to announce the availability of 3 exciting new exclusive sound libraries for SampleTank 3 for Mac/PC: the Neil Peart Drums, Billy Cobham Drums and American Acoustic Guitar collections.

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