When Metallica announced their first-ever music festival, it's safe to say there was a healthy dose of skepticism from fans and press alike when they discovered the line-up was far from metal-centric. Boasting a two-day schedule that included indie rock, comedians, metal bands of all stripes, alternative rock, blues and even a brass ensemble, many balked at the band's attempt to bring a "European style" festival to the States.
The Seymour Duncan Invader has a well-earned reputation as the most aggressive passive pickup ever. It's the first choice for metal, punk and rock players who seek maximum power and sustain without switching over to a battery-powered active system.
Adrenaline Mob -- a group that includes former Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy, Symphony X vocalist Russell Allen, guitarist Mike Orlando and Fozzy members Rich Ward Paul DiLeo -- has set a March 13 release date for their debut album, which is titled Omertá.
Last night in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Avenged Sevenfold invited a young fan named Jack on stage to join the band for their song "So Far Away." And not just to sit on stage while they played it, he got to play the guitar solo!
Schecter Guitars announced the release of the Synyster Gates Custom-S, a guitar that has been in the works for several years. The guitar will be available in January 2012. This new Synyster Gates guitar features all the specs used on his signature model plus something special that has called his "secret weapon” -- the Sustainiac. This unique system resides in place of the neck humbucker (See photos below) and provides controlled feedback-sustain at all levels.
The 48 Hour Festival -- powered by Rockstar Energy Drink -- is hitting Las Vegas next weekend, the 15-16 of October. On top of the two-day passes now on sale, the festival is now offering a special single-day, "lightweight" ticket for either day.
Avenged Sevenfold -- who are also hitting the road this fall with Hollywood Undead and Asking Alexandria -- are offering fans a chance to win a special "survival pack" for the upcoming 48 Hours Festival, powered by Rockstar, which is set to take place on October 15-16 in Las Vegas.