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Electro-Harmonix Unveils Slammi Plus

Electro-Harmonix has unveiled the Slammi Plus Polyphonic Pitch Shifter/Harmony Pedal, featuring glitch-free pitch shifting over a +/- three octave range and with the ability to transpose up, down or both simultaneously. An 11-position shift switch selects the transposition interval starting with detune for a chorus or doubling effect and includes the following: Minor 2nd, Major 2nd, Minor 3rd, Major 3rd, Pe ...

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Screaming Females Unveil New "Glass House" Music Video

New Jersey punks Screaming Females recently announced their seventh full-length, All at Once. Today, the band has debuted the music video for the album's second single, the unsurprisingly ferocious "Glass House." Of the song, guitarist-vocalist Marissa Paternoster said "Our shrinking world [is] crushed under a deluge of information, constant contact and social media sludge. It has narrowed my connection to ...

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October 16, 1992: Eric Clapton Turns a Bob Dylan Tune Into a Blues Guitar Tour de Force

Twenty-five years ago today (October 16, 1992), a truly ridiculous amount of talent packed into New York City's Madison Square Garden to honor Bob Dylan's then-30-year-old recording career. The concert, which was called the 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration, featured top talent of the day (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, John Cougar Mellencamp, Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder and Mike McCready), living legends ...

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Trivium Premiere New Song, "Betrayer"

Florida metal band Trivium are currently preparing to release their newest album, The Sin and the Sentence, this Friday—October 20—via Roadrunner Records. Today, the band—who've already premiered the album's fiery title track—gave listeners another taste of the upcoming album, unveiling the audio for "Betrayer." The band is also set to hit the road with fellow metallers Arch Enemy later this month. The band ...

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Anvil Announce New Album, 'Pounding the Pavement'

Metal lifers Anvil have announced the release of a new studio album, Pounding the Pavement. The new album—the band's 17th—was produced by Jörg Uken. Uken owns Soundlodge studios in Rhauderfehn in northwest Germany, (a country that has historically been the band's biggest stronghold) where Pounding the Pavement was recorded.  "The songwriting process started immediately after the work on our previous album, ...

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Add New Dynamics to Your Solos with Triplets

A triplet, in its most basic sense, is simply a group of three notes. If you want to be more complex when defining it, it is a portion of musical time that has been rhythmically split into three equal parts. Which means even if you are playing a song in a 4/4-time signature—which there's a decent chance you are—you're now playing those 3 notes to fit the 4/4 rhythm. In other words, you are now dividing the ...

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Fozzy Debuts Seventh Full Length, ‘Judas’

Today, Fozzy releases their latest album, Judas, and you can watch the music video for the title track below. The band has always been about a heavy groove and a good time, and when you have two high-energy performers like Rich Ward and Chris Jericho in the band, grooves and good times come easy—but these guys aren’t just entertainers. Ward is one of the most versatile and underrated riffers in rock and met ...

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Watch Steve Vai Talk Riffs, Gear, Led Zeppelin on 'My Favorite Riff with Nikki Sixx'

Yesterday, former Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx sat down with Steve Vai to talk riffs, gear and Led Zeppelin on his series, My Favorite Riff with Nikki Sixx. Vai also tells Sixx some anecdotes about his time working with Frank Zappa, discussing both an instance in which he transcribed one of Zappa's famously lewd stories into a guitar piece, and how Zappa would push his bandmates into challenging, uncharte ...

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Electro-Harmonix Unveils New Volume Pedal

Electro-Harmonix has announced the introduction of the Volume Pedal, featuring two impedance options and housed in a rugged, lightweight chassis. With selectable 25K or 250K impedances, the Volume Pedal is well suited for both active and passive pickup equipped guitars and basses as well as keyboards, other electronic instruments and line level signals. The EHX Volume Pedal enables the player to attenuate t ...

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Black Sabbath Announce 'The End' Concert Film and Live Album

Black Sabbath have announced The End, a concert film and live album documenting their final show at the Genting Arena in the band's hometown of Birmingham. Filmed February 4, 2017, The End captures the band in fine form, and features a hit-packed set that includes classics like "War Pigs," "Paranoid," "Iron Man" and "Children of the Grave." In addition, both the film and album feature The Angelic Sessions, ...

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