It looks like Down are keeping true to their promise of recording a series of EPs this year instead of a full-length album. The band has indicated that each EP will feature a different style, and according to lead singer Phil Anselmo, the first one will be "a very pure doom metal record."
Welcome to our weekly new music roundup, a new feature we'll be doing here on GuitarWorld.com where we collect all the new tracks that have debuted over the course of the past week -- whether we got around to posting about them or not -- all in one place so you can catch up over the weekend.
Exodus, Forbidden, Heathen and Possessed are just a few of the Bay-Area thrash bands who've signed up for a special tribute show to late Exodus vocalist Paul Baloff. The show, titled "Bonded By Baloff: A Decade of Rememberance," will take place Saturday, February 4 at the Oakland Metro Opera House.
Pigtronix has introduced the all-new FAT Drive pedal, which sets a new standard for tube distortion in stompbox form. The pedal's name represents the essence of the Pigtronix mission, and its unique overdrive circuit hits the mark in every way.
Fender introduces the all-new Machete combo amp. With tremendous versatility and performance-oriented features, this high-end, sonically powerful combo is an essential companion for the discerning musician.
During Van Halen's intimate set at New York City's Cafe Wha? last Thursday, the band debuted one "new" track titled "She's the Woman," which is set to appear on their upcoming new album, A Different Kind of Truth. Video from the performance is now online, and you can check it out below.
Fender is thrilled to introduce new Bassman Pro series of heads and cabs that will tug at the heartstrings of bass players worldwide. Decked out in ’60s blackface, and supercharged with monstrous sound and rock-solid strength, the six new members of the Bassman Pro series are designed with world-tour ready features and enormous Fender tone.