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City in the Sea Drop New Video for ‘Dead Beliefs’

Posted on March 27th, 2013 by MDuffy


City in the Sea are releasing their debut album Below the Noise soon via Sumerian Records, but the band already has a video out for the track “Dead Beliefs.”

The band will be busy this summer on the Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival, and they are currently on tour with After the Burial, The Contortionist and Within the Ruins.

Check out the video after the jump and visit City in the Sea’s official Facebook page for more information.

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Gojira’s Joseph Duplantier Interviewed by Jagermeister UK

Posted on March 20th, 2013 by MDuffy

Gojira frontman Joseph Duplantier recently sat down with the folks at Jagermeister UK to talk about the French metallers’ upcoming DVD shoot and what’s happened in the past year.

On the heels of their 2012 album L’Enfant Sauvage, Gojira has just embarked on the European Jagermeister Music Tour with Ghost and the Defiled.

Watch the interview after the jump and check out Gojira’s official website for more information. (more…)

Check Out a Full Set from This or the Apocalypse

Posted on March 13th, 2013 by MDuffy


Pennsylvania metallers This or the Apocalypse have been touring hard in support of their latest album Dead Years, and one of their recent shows in San Jose, Calif., was released online in full via Contorted Records.

Watch the show below.

In addition, This or the Apoocalypse has been raising funds for a new van via an Indiegogo campaign after their previous one caught on fire earlier this year.  The band is offering several exclusive reward packages at each level of donation.

Learn more about the campaign here and visit This or the Apocalypse’s official Facebook page for more information.

Adrenaline Mob Covers Van Halen’s ‘Romeo Delight’

Posted on March 5th, 2013 by MDuffy

With their latest EP Covertá (due March 12), the members of Adrenaline Mob have covered eight of their favorite tracks, with offerings ranging from Heart to Dio.

The band — which features Russell Allen of Symphony X, Dream Theater’s Mike Portnoy, John Moyer of Disturbed and Mike Orlando of Sonic Stomp — will also kick off a U.S. tour on March 12.

Leading up to Coverta‘s release, Adrenaline Mob dropped a video of the tracking of Van Halen’s “Romeo Delight” that features a searing solo from Orlando. (more…)

Guthrie Govan Demos Charvel Prototype

Posted on March 2nd, 2013 by Chrissy Mauck

Looks like the cat is out of the the bag.

U.K’.s Guitarist magazine video demo with Guthrie Govan on his Charvel prototype guitar already has more than 17,000 views.

The new prototype has custom pickups in an H/S/H configuration made by Michael Frank-Braun, who designed the pickups on Eric Johnson’s Fender signature Stratocaster.

“I just told him I want a certain kind of honesty in the pickups,” Govan told Guitarist. “I want them to reflect all the different ways you can hit a note, which is the opposite of the flattering pickup. I want the pickup to hear every subtlety, even if it’s a mistake, and also transmit the natural sound of the wood. They’re not ultra-high output.”

Enjoy the clip and stay tuned for the April issue of Guitarist for more details about this prototype.

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