Relapse artist ABYSMAL DAWN
is currently in the studio and recently unveiled the new Par Olofsson (EXODUS, THE FACELESS, BRAINDRILL) artwork to adorn their forthcoming album Leveling The Plane of Existence. Set for a February 1st North American release date (February 7th – UK, February 11th – Germany, Benelux, February 14th – rest of EU). A studio report has been posted, as well as a guitar lesson by lead singer/guitarist Charles Elliot
with his Ravelle
guitar, check it out on FPE-TV
Additionally, ABYSMAL DAWN has announced the first North American tour in support of Leveling The Plane of Existence for early next year. Teaming up with KATAKLYSM, ALL SHALL PERISH, DECREPIT BIRTH and more for this four-week tour that will kick-off on February 24th in Cleveland, OH.
Finnish metal sextet FINNTROLL
describe their music as trollish hoedown metal, which is to say that it combines the extreme elements of death metal with traditional Finnish folk melodies. Apparently the result of alcohol-induced experimentation, Finntroll's bizarre fusion began one night in March of 1997 when founding members Somnium (ex-Thy Serpent and Impaled Nazarene) and Katla decided to add the de-tuned guitars and brutal vocals of black metal to Finnish folk melodies played in the humppa style (a form of polka) on the keyboard. The two recorded the demo Rivfader with a drum machine in January of 1998, and were later joined by drummer B. Dominator, guitarist Skrymer, keyboardist Trollhorn, and bassist Tundra
. Its lineup intact, FINNTROLL
released a debut album, Midnattens Widunder, on Spikefarm Records the next year. For their follow-up, Jakens Tid, the band moved deeper into the realm of ancient music, incorporating elements of joik (an obscure chant that is believed to be one of the oldest-known musical forms in Europe) into their death metal maelstrom. Entering the Finnish charts at number 20, Jakens Tid was a surprise success in 2001. As of 2010, the band's discography includes 5 full-length albums and 2 EPs, their latest album Nifelvind was released February 17. Tundra
will continue playing his Ravelle Bass
on current Eurpoean tour and upcoming 2011 world tour.
Tour dates and updated news at finntroll.net
After joining OVERKILL
on the second leg of the Killfest 2010 tour, FORBIDDEN
continues their Headlining Tour across the rest of the United States and Canada in December. Don't miss FORBIDDEN
's Matt Camacho
abusing his Tremor
If you haven't done it already, grab a copy of their latest album on Nuclear Blast records, Omega Wave.
Tour dates and updated news at myspace.com/forbiddenofficial
Fernandes Guitars proudly announces the addition of a master guitarist to our Sustainer Artist list, Marty Friedman. As you may know, Marty began as a Schrapnel solo recording artist and later joined forces with Jason Becker to form the unrivaled dual guitar unit, CACOPHONY, who have a strong influence on today’s top guitarists. Racking up sales of over 10 million records with MEGADETH, Marty continued to record solo records, often embarking on adventurous musical forays, including an album with Golden Globe winner Kitaro. Now residing in Tokyo, Friedman has become a television celebrity appearing as a regular on 5 major networks, he can be seen on mainstream hit TV programs almost every day in Japan.
His latest offering, “LOUDSPEAKER” is exactly the kind of record that Friedman fans have been waiting for. While aggressively breaking through cutting edge uncharted musical territory still in spots it is reminiscent in style of his first solo record “Dragon's Kiss.” Watch the awesome video for the single "Bad D.N.A." on youtube.
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1) What type of guitar are you currently playing? (Model, type, specs...)
The Fernandes Ravelle Tremolo. I currently have two and the slight difference is that one is equipped with both the EMG 81 and 85 and the other is equipped with the EMG 81 and the Fernandes Sustainer.
2) How does the Fernandes Ravelle guitar influence and interact with Inquisition's music?
This guitar offers excellent low end thanks to that thick mahogany, heaviness is a must for Inquisition and lows are its foundation. The maple top allows for enough highs to detail our power chords without sounding too bright or thin and they really surface nicely when I let the notes ring out. In my playing I use big power chords and every note counts, if the lows kill the highs for example, then a song is damaged. I need balance and this guitar is very much balanced. The sustain is superb, another vital need in our music and its atmosphere. With little sustain we risk sounding empty.
Above all, I am a slave to tone, paired with the right amp big or small I get what I am looking for every time and combined with the active pickups it’s a brutal guitar for brutal music. Read more..
joins the family and takes a Vertigo Deluxe
for CLOSE YOUR EYES
performances at The Fame In The Untamed Tour, alongside STICK IT TO YOUR GUNS.
Grab a copy of their debut album on Victory Records, 'We Will Overcome'. CLOSE YOUR EYES channeled the energy of classic DIY, hardcore punk and took it a step further by applying real melody, clean vocals and incredibly catchy hooks; never sacrificing the ferociousness that accompanies genre. The band finally found their footing after taking the bare-boned power of a band like COMEBACK KID and mixing it with the melodies of RISE AGAINST and A DAY TO REMEMBER, all while infusing their shared dedication to their faith.
David "Birdman" Neal was the winner of the Tremor 4X
given away at the listening party held by FORBIDDEN
on October 22 at Soundwave Studios in Oakland CA. The very special prize was given by Fernandes artist and FORBIDDEN
's bassist, Matt Camacho. Be sure to check out their latest album 'Omega Wave' in stores now, thanks to Nuclear Blast records.
FORBIDDEN will join OVERKILL in the second leg of the Killfest Tour 2010, the main Thrash event of the winter, don't miss Matt blasting the low end with his Tremor basses.
Tour dates and updated news at myspace.com/forbiddenofficial
Veteran New Jersey thrashers OVERKILL
have announced the second leg of their Killfest 2010 tour. The trek will consist of stops in markets where the band has not been in a long time, including several dates in the North Carolina and Florida. Support on the tour will come from FORBIDDEN
, EVILE, GAMA BOMB and BONDED BY BLOOD.
As is costumary, OVERKILL's Dave Linsk will be shredding on his Ravelle guitars.
And FORBIDDEN's Matt Camacho will be abusing his Tremor basses.
Don't miss it!
Tour dates and updated news at wreckingcrew.com
Hot off the heels of their succesful debut album, "Sleepwalking" (Trustkill 2009), Dallas, TX's own MEMPHIS MAY FIRE
are back with their most powerful and compelling music of their career. After touring the last year with Alesana, Asking Alexandria, The Chariot, Dance Gavin Dance, and more, the band went in to the studio and created 5 stunning tracks to showcase their new material. Memphis May Fire have been featured in Revolver, Alternative Press, Rock Sound, Kerrang!, Big Cheese, and more. Their single “Ghost In The Mirror” appeared on the “Saw VI Soundtrack” (2009) and music video on the “Saw VI” DVD (2010). Don't miss Kellen
guitars all over the new release and upcoming tours.
"Between The Lies" will be out on Bullet Tooth Records November 2, Headline UK/Europe tour starts October 14, Headline US tour kicks off December 2. Tour dates and updated news at
Myspace.com/MemphisMayFire | Facebook.com/MemphisMayFire | Twitter.com/MemphisMayFire