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Carvin custom shop bling options, Zebrawood fretboards and Gold frets

Written on August 15, 2014 at 7:37 pm, by Jon

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Carbon have added stunning Zebrawood fretboards to their custom shop options and if they weren’t fancy enough for you how about Gold frets? Yes I know they aren’t in the photo above those are SS frets, sorry they didn’t supply …

Ibanez add 2 new models to the Iron Label Series

Written on August 15, 2014 at 9:23 am, by Jon

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Ibanez have further expanded their popular metal focussed Iron Label series with 2 new models, the RGIT20FE and a 7 string version called the RGIT27FE (photo above). As you can see the body features a blue stain finish that shows …

Mr. Big announce new album “…The Stories We Could Tell”

Written on August 12, 2014 at 9:39 am, by Jon

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Paul Gilbert’s Mr. Big have announced that they will be releasing a new album called “…The Stories We Could Tell” mid September. This will be the band’s eighth studio album.

“This new album rocks,” says Paul Gilbert. “I love playing …

Listen to POLYPHIA’s debut single Sweet Tea feat. Aaron Marshall of Intervals

Written on August 7, 2014 at 8:50 am, by Jon


I’m really liking the sound of ‘Sweet Tea’ by POLYPHIA, it has a catchy poppy melody which is something quite different for the progressive metal genre. Also POLYPHIA have some amazing talented guest guitarists playing solos on the album including …

Stéphan Forté New Album “Enigma Opera Black” Available Oct 28

Written on August 6, 2014 at 11:37 am, by Jon

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I heard about Stephan Forte back in late 2011 when he released his fantastic album ‘The Shadows Compendium’ (check out my review of The Shadows Compendium by Stephan Forte here). Stephan has been busy this year writing and recording his …

Metal All Stars Concert featuring Zakk Wylde & Gus G

Written on August 1, 2014 at 9:23 am, by Jon

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On Tuesday 16th December 2014 Zakk Wylde & Gus G will be joined by some of the biggest names in metal past & present including Anthrax’s Joey Belladonna, Megadeth’s Dave Ellefson, Testament’s Chuck Billy, Dream Theatre’s James LeBrie and former …

Summer NAMM 2014: Michael Kelly Guitars Team Up With Luthier Rick Turner

Written on July 17, 2014 at 10:19 am, by Jon

Michael Kelly Guitars has been selected by industry veteran Rick Turner (co-founder of Alembic and his own company Rick Turner Guitar Company) to debut a licensed line of his Renaissance guitars and basses.

“The new line will debut at …

Dean ML “Roots” Ltd Edition Dimebag Tribute Guitar

Written on July 12, 2014 at 5:10 pm, by Jon


So there have probably been a few too many posthumous Dimebag tribute products released over the years but Dean Guitars have gone to extra lengths with the Dean ML “Roots” guitar to try and make it have a little more …

Carl Verheyen Announces New Album ‘Mustang Run’

Written on July 9, 2014 at 8:00 am, by Jon

I’m really looking forward to checking out this record, I’ve been enjoying the teaser videos that Carl has been posting to YouTube for a while and the fact that he says this is the guitar album he has been meaning …

Tony MacAlpine US Tour 2014 Details

Written on July 4, 2014 at 8:00 am, by Jon

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I don’t really need to say much as the flyer says it all above, Tony MacAlpine is heading out on a US tour with his talented band including the excellent 7 string shredstress Nili Brosh on guitar, Aquiles Priester on …