You don't have to be surf-rock legend Dick Dale to appreciate a touch of reverb on your guitar's signal. Even a smattering of reverb adds character and generally makes things sound warmer, friendlier and twangier, all while fooling your poor brain into thinking you're rocking out in a fan-packed stadium.
Australian troubadour Kim Churchill arrives in the US as the hand-picked support act for Billy Bragg¹s North American tour, which kicked off in Englewood, CO on March 23. For Churchill, receiving the invite from Bragg was a surprise; the two met at the Winnipeg Folk Festival in 2012, and according to Churchill, fun ensued.
Alice In Chains’ new album, The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here, which is due out May 28, is available for preorder on iTunes. Buyers who preorder it will receive an instant download of the new single, “Stone.”
Last year, Austin-based Moniker Guitars started building affordable, fully customizable electric guitars. With response greater than their original projections, the demand for a line of semi-hollowbody guitars grew, and owners Kevin Tully and Dave Barry decided to crowdsource the expansion to Kickstarter.
Judas Priest will celebrate their 40th year as recording artists May 28 with the release of Epitath, a new concert DVD and Blu-ray. The release, which precedes a new studio album by the band (The guys are reportedly hard at work at the moment), will be issued through Legacy Recordings.
In 2008, Frontiers Records asked guitarist and producer Erik Martensson (Eclipse) to write six songs for an album project with Jeff Scott Soto (Talisman) on vocals. At the same time, keyboardist/guitarist Robert Säll (Work Of Art) was also asked to contribute six songs to the project.