Category: News

  • Thomann Turns 70! And It’s Celebrating With MEGA DEALS

    Thomann Turns 70! And It’s Celebrating With MEGA DEALS

    Thomann, the home of Harley Benton, turns 70 today. It’s still a pup compared to Harrison Ford but it has some killer deals coming to celebrate

  • Positive Grid Spark Link: A Quick Overview + What It Does

    Positive Grid Spark Link: A Quick Overview + What It Does

    Positive Grid has just waded into the wireless guitar system market with its Spark Link. Here’s everything you need to know… The Spark Link is a wireless guitar system created by Positive Grid to provide cable-free playing with their Spark amplifier range. It also works with any other amplifier, making high-quality wireless functionality accessible to…

  • Gibson Confirms Slew of Jimmy Page Signature Models For 2024

    Gibson Confirms Slew of Jimmy Page Signature Models For 2024

    Gibson Announces Signature Guitar Partnership with Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page Gibson has announced a new partnership with Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page that will see the development of a series of signature models bearing Page’s name. So if you’re bank account wasn’t completely scorched by Adam Jones’ 1979 Gibson Les Paul and you’re a fan…

  • Adam Jones Epiphone 1979 Les Paul Custom Price & Release Date

    Adam Jones Epiphone 1979 Les Paul Custom Price & Release Date

    Here’s how much you’ll pay for the new Adam Jones Epiphone 1979 Les Paul Custom, and how it compares to its signature Gibson Les Paul model It’s been like 2+ years in the making, but the Adam Jones Epiphone 1979 Les Paul Custom is finally here, bringing nearly everything you could possibly want – specs wise…

  • Slayer’s BACK! Trash Titans Announce First Shows In Five Years

    Slayer’s BACK! Trash Titans Announce First Shows In Five Years

    Slayer are back and the band has just announced a slew of new shows, its first in five years… Slayer called it quits in 2019. Kerry King started a new band that sounded like Slayer. As 2024 started, no one was expecting Slayer to reform. But like a slab of pristine donner meat ready for…

  • PRS SE CE 24 Standard Satin Sets “ALL-TIME” Low For SE Pricing

    PRS SE CE 24 Standard Satin Sets “ALL-TIME” Low For SE Pricing

    PRS is killing it right now. The SE range is brilliant but things just got even better with the launch of the PRS SE CE 24 Standard Satin When it comes to value for money, you’d be hard pressed to find a better value guitar than something from the PRS’ SE range of guitars. Like…

  • Gibson Just Dropped A SLEW of New Guitars For 2024

    Gibson Just Dropped A SLEW of New Guitars For 2024

    Gibson just released 11 new guitars, including the new 1959 ES-355 Reissue which, in the word’s of the brand, is the undoubted “belle of the ball” If you got deep pockets and persistent penchant for all things vintage, you’re going to really dig what Gibson just launched. From new ES and Les Paul Studio models…

  • Best Rock & Metal Festivals 2024 [UK, Europe & The USA]

    Best Rock & Metal Festivals 2024 [UK, Europe & The USA]

    Here’s a quick overview of the all the best rock and metal festivals happening in the UK, Europe, and the USA during 2024… Despite the ups and downs in the music industry, rock and metal fans can always rely on an incredible festival scene to get their fix of thunderous riffs and headbanging. 2024 promises…

  • Iconic Guitars Reorganization: Layoffs Due To Many Factors…

    Iconic Guitars Reorganization: Layoffs Due To Many Factors…

    The Iconic Guitars reorganization stems from several different issues, but it is not the guitars that’s the problem. BC Rich has quite a hand in this, and it is quite unfair. Today we dig into the facts. Iconic Guitars Reorganization: What’s The Deal? Iconic Guitars is a brand that started making waves about 2 years…

  • The Best Metal Albums of 2023: What An Amazing Year!

    The Best Metal Albums of 2023: What An Amazing Year!

    The year is almost over, and the best metal albums of 2023 is diverse, so there’s something for everyone in this list. In fact, you might find your new favorite artists or album! Join us for our last music post of the year. The Best Metal Albums of 2023: A Truly Metallic Retrospective… The end…

  • Better Lovers “God Made Me An Animal” Album Overview: 2023’s Best Supergroup?

    Better Lovers “God Made Me An Animal” Album Overview: 2023’s Best Supergroup?

    Better Lovers is born out of pivotal bands that I was sad to see breakup over the last few years. In that respect, this might be the album that not only trailblazes new sounds, but brings a hint of needed nostalgia as well. Better Lovers: The Ultimate Metal Supergroup? I saw Dillinger Escape Plan several…

  • Here’s The DOWNLOAD 2024 Lineup: 80 Bands + One, Massive Surprise Act

    Here’s The DOWNLOAD 2024 Lineup: 80 Bands + One, Massive Surprise Act

    The Download Festival 2024 is back with a lineup that’s turning heads – and not always in a good way. With over 80 bands on the bill, including headliners Queens of the Stone Age, Fall Out Boy, and Avenged Sevenfold, next year’s festival is already causing a stir on the socials. Here’s why… ELECTRIKJAM’s Take On…

  • Neural Amp Modeler: How I’m Using This Open-Source Amp Sim

    Neural Amp Modeler: How I’m Using This Open-Source Amp Sim

    This past week I stumbled across something rather revolutionary, and I am still learning about the Neural Amp Modeler. So what does it do, and how does it work? Today we check out this FREE amp sim. What if I told you that you could have any amp you want for FREE? And all you…

  • Here’s Tom DeLonge’s New Customized Fender Starcaster…

    Here’s Tom DeLonge’s New Customized Fender Starcaster…

    New Fender Starcaster Gets Tom DeLonge’s Unique Touch… Fender’s latest Starcaster guitar has been customized by musician Tom DeLonge. The guitar features a Sonic Blue color scheme with a retro plaid design. Aptly-named Fender Master Builder Brian Thrasher first unveiled the instrument on Instagram, describing it as “a winner.” DeLonge Endorses New Fender Starcaster Design…

  • 2024 PRS SE Lineup Unveiled: New Models, Expanded Color Range

    2024 PRS SE Lineup Unveiled: New Models, Expanded Color Range

    PRS is kicking 2024 off with a bang, adding in new models and new colorways to its insanely popular SE line-up of affordable (and thoroughly excellent) guitars.  PRS describes the new line-up as “elevated”, building on the foundations set by its OG SE line and adding in its first Custom 24 model to the series. …

  • Positive Grid Unveils The Spark CAB: A 140W FRFR With A Decent Price Tag

    Positive Grid Unveils The Spark CAB: A 140W FRFR With A Decent Price Tag

    Positive Grid has just released a new 140W FRFR speaker called The Spark Cab. Here’s everything you need to know… Positive Grid made waves in the music industry with its Spark Amp, and now it is back with some new hardware: a 140W FRFR speaker called The Spark Cab. FRFR speakers are all the rage…

  • The Gibson Brand May Be in Trouble-Here’s 3 Reasons Why

    The Gibson Brand May Be in Trouble-Here’s 3 Reasons Why

    The Gibson Brand name has been around for 121 years, officially. But myopic views, lawsuits, and lifestyle appointments may be running the name into the ground. Today we look at 3 reasons why Gibson needs to change. The Gibson Brand: An American Heritage It seems like the Gibson brand is almost always in the news…

  • Mac Demarco Guitar Collection: A Complete List For 2023

    Mac Demarco Guitar Collection: A Complete List For 2023

    What guitar does Mac Demarco use to create his iconic and instantly recognisable tone? Here’s a breakdown of Mac’s current guitar collection… With a slew of incredible albums under his belt, the King of Bedroom Producers is not only an extremely accomplished guitarist but he is also known for playing extremely inexpensive guitars from brands…

  • Dave Lombardo “Rites Of Percussion” Album Review: 13 Tracks Of Rhythmic Ferocity!

    Dave Lombardo “Rites Of Percussion” Album Review: 13 Tracks Of Rhythmic Ferocity!

    The New “Rites Of Percussion” Album by ex-Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo is dropping on May 5th. How exactly does a drummer release a “solo” album? Today we go over this incredible project, and dive into Dave’s lengthy history. Rites of Percussion: A Little Background… At this point, Dave Lombardo is Heavy Metal royalty. Most of…

  • The Top 5 Underrated Guitarists: Modern Players That WE Think You Should Check Out!

    The Top 5 Underrated Guitarists: Modern Players That WE Think You Should Check Out!

    Trying to pick out the top 5 underrated guitarists was tough, but we found some players that are on the precipice of something big. These are all modern guitarists, pushing the boundaries of what is possible. The Top 5 Underrated Guitarists: How Did We Choose? Like any “Top 5” list out there, the list actually…

  • New Harley Benton 25th Anniversary Guitars: Awesome Special Edition Models!

    New Harley Benton 25th Anniversary Guitars: Awesome Special Edition Models!

    It may seem hard to believe, but the Harley Benton 25th Anniversary kicked off this year. The popular budget brand is celebrating with some killer looking new guitars, and today we check them out. Harley Benton 25th Anniversary Guitars: Has It Been That Long? It may be hard to believe that it has been 25…

  • Headrush Prime First Look: The 1-Stop Solution For Great Recordings?

    Headrush Prime First Look: The 1-Stop Solution For Great Recordings?

    The HEADRUSH Prime just came out of nowhere, without any warning. Can this be the “all in one” solution for home studios? Today we take a look at what we know. Headrush Prime: The Ultimate Studio And Stage Tool? Headrush has been the looked-over company when it comes to multi-effects. Line 6 and BOSS has…

  • Periphery “Djent Is Not A Genre” Album Review: Esoteric Audio Assault In 9 Epic Bursts

    Periphery “Djent Is Not A Genre” Album Review: Esoteric Audio Assault In 9 Epic Bursts

    There is a ton of hype around the Periphery “Djent Is Not A Genre” album, and the singles that have been released have just amplified that hype. We got to listen to it, and the boys have definitely not disappointed with their latest album. Let’s talk about it… Djent Is Not A Genre: Level Up!…

  • Fender Stratocaster Price Guide: All Models & Series Compared

    Fender Stratocaster Price Guide: All Models & Series Compared

    How much is a Fender Stratocaster in 2023? Here’s everything you need to know in a single article…  Looking to buy a Fender Stratocaster but not sure which model is right for you? With a range of options available, from the affordable Player Series to the high-end Ultra Stratocaster series, it can be tough to…

  • History of the Fender Stratocaster: The Birth of An Icon [1954 to Present]

    History of the Fender Stratocaster: The Birth of An Icon [1954 to Present]

    Here’s a brief history of the Fender Stratocaster, ranging from its creation in the 1950s right up to the present day… The Fender Stratocaster is one of the most recognizable and beloved guitar models in music history. From its sleek design to its unique sound, this instrument has been an essential part of countless classic…

  • Touring With A $40 Harley Benton Guitar: One Guitarist’s CRAZY Journey!

    Touring With A $40 Harley Benton Guitar: One Guitarist’s CRAZY Journey!

    Can you imagine touring with a $40 Harley Benton guitar? Scott Poley is a PRO guitarist using one of our favorite budget brands on an arena tour! How did he do it? Today we take a look at how he pulled it off! Touring With A $40 Harley Benton ST-20: A WILD Idea! If you…

  • Good News – The New Mastodon Album Will Be “HEAVY”

    Good News – The New Mastodon Album Will Be “HEAVY”

    Mastodon is working on new material for a new album, according to Bill Kelliher, and it is going to be very, very heavy… Mastodon’s latest LP, Hushed & Grim, is still relatively new and it is a very solid record. It’s long too. And, as we noted in our review of Hushed & Grim, it…

  • EJ Presents Underexposed: Voltreus “Blur” Single Release!

    EJ Presents Underexposed: Voltreus “Blur” Single Release!

    Voltreus is a Texas band that we have been following for quite a while, and they have a brand new single coming out. But things have definitely changed a bit for the band, and in a good way! Brand New Voltreus: “Blur” A San Antonio based band that blends Progressive Metal and Metalcore to create…

  • Line 6 3.50 Update Explained: Everything You NEED To Know!

    Line 6 3.50 Update Explained: Everything You NEED To Know!

    The recent Line 6 3.50 Update is an absolute game-changer for Helix users. Today we break down all the new features, and explain how they work. This was a long time coming! Line 6 3.50 Update: The Best Gets Even BETTER! Line 6 has been at the top of the game for multi-effects units for…

  • New Smashing Pumpkins Album Release Date: When’s It Landing?

    New Smashing Pumpkins Album Release Date: When’s It Landing?

    There’s a new Smashing Pumpkins album coming called Atum, and it is a sequel to Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness. Here’s everything you need to know about when it’s getting a release date… With The Smashing Pumpkins’ new album, Atum, due later this year, Billy Corgan has put together 33 tracks of new music…

  • The BOSS GA FC EX: An Amazing 2022 Overhaul For Katana Users!

    The BOSS GA FC EX: An Amazing 2022 Overhaul For Katana Users!

    The new BOSS GA FC EX Expression Pedal and footswitch is a brand new perspective for Katana users! Today we take a look at all of the new features that make this footswitch essential for Katana fans. The BOSS GA FC EX: Lots Of Letters, Lots Of Features! If this is your first time reading…

  • The Beatles Made Jimi Hendrix Famous – Here’s How It Happened…

    The Beatles Made Jimi Hendrix Famous – Here’s How It Happened…

    The Beatles were the first choice to headline Woodstock but the band declined the position, suggesting Jimi Hendrix replace them… During the years leading up to 1969, The Beatles had given up on playing live after a problematic farewell tour of Asia and the USA. The band, led by McCartney and Lennon, and a newly…

  • Pantera Reunion Tour: Everything You Need To Know…

    Pantera Reunion Tour: Everything You Need To Know…

    A Pantera reunion is happening. The tour will kick off in 2023. And, yes, this is probably the best news you’ll read all day… Pantera is arguably one of the greatest metal bands of all time. In the pantheon of the greats – so, Metallica, Iron Maiden, Slayer, Judas Priest, and Pantera – most would agree that…

  • BOSS Katana MKII V2 Software: A Brand New AMAZING Update!

    BOSS Katana MKII V2 Software: A Brand New AMAZING Update!

    The BOSS katana MKII V2 Software just dropped yesterday, and it has a LOT to offer Katana Owners! Today we take a look at all of the new features and show you how to use them! BOSS Katana MKII V2 Software: A BIG Surprise For Katana Users! We talk a lot about the Katana here,…

  • Gigging On A Budget: Can $1500 Build A PRO Guitar Rig?

    Gigging On A Budget: Can $1500 Build A PRO Guitar Rig?

    “Gigging On A Budget” is a new series where we try to build a full, professional guitar rig for budget prices. Each week, we will explore a new genre. Some guitarists think you need to spend thousands to get a road-worthy rig, and we disagree! Gigging On A Budget: Making Every Dollar Count Playing shows…

  • Adam Jones Epiphone 1979 Les Paul Custom is 100% Happening.

    Adam Jones Epiphone 1979 Les Paul Custom is 100% Happening.

    Adam Jones of Tool has teased a new signature model – only this time it looks as if it will be an Epiphone Les Paul Signature model UPDATE: 22/6/22 We FINALLY have an update for Adam Jones’ Signature Epiphone Les Paul model. And like all good updates, this one comes straight from the horse’s mouth. Adam…

  • VOLTREUS Release 1st New Single: “Relinquish”

    VOLTREUS Release 1st New Single: “Relinquish”

    Voltreus was one of the first “UNDEREXPOSED” bands that we ever featured, and they have kicked off 2022 with tons of shows. We caught up with the band to talk about their new song, and the future. Catching Up With Voltreus: Texas Metal With An Edge… Checking out the stage, it is like watching an…

  • Summer NAMM 2022: Our #1 Picks For NEW Gear!

    Summer NAMM 2022: Our #1 Picks For NEW Gear!

    Summer NAMM 2022 had a lot of surprises, even if it seems like it was “quality over quantity” this year. Today we check out our favorite picks for the show, and talk about all the newest guitar gear! Summer NAMM 2022: Less Sometimes Means More The NAMM show usually is the most anticipated event when…

  • New Seymour Duncan Pickups Announced For 2022: 3 AMAZING Classics Meet Modern Design!

    New Seymour Duncan Pickups Announced For 2022: 3 AMAZING Classics Meet Modern Design!

    The 3 new Seymour Duncan pickups that were just announced are modern takes on some classic sounds. Today we got over each one in detail! New Seymour Duncan Pickups For 2022: Some Fan Favorites! Seymour Duncan pickups are a staple of the modern guitar industry. Every few years, Duncan adds new pickups to keep up…

  • Johnny Depp’s Amazing Guitar Collection Revealed

    Johnny Depp’s Amazing Guitar Collection Revealed

    Johnny Depp is an actor but he also loves his guitar and also plays in a band called Hollywood Vampires. Depp also has a wonderfully extensive guitar collection too, as you’d expect… Johnny Depp is one of the most well-known faces on the planet. Famed for his acting abilities, charitable inclinations, and iconic roles in…

  • New DOWN Album “Potentially” In The Works

    New DOWN Album “Potentially” In The Works

    As supergroups go, they don’t get much better than DOWN. But it has been A LONG time since the last DOWN album landed. Is there hope for a new DOWN album? Here’s what you need to know… DOWN is perhaps one of the only supergroups in existence that not only lived up to expectation but…

  • The Greatest Meshuggah Meme of ALL TIME…

    The Greatest Meshuggah Meme of ALL TIME…

    There are plenty of great Meshuggah memes on the internet but it is one of the newest that takes the title of the greatest Meshuggah meme of all time… Meshuggah’s new album, IMMUTABLE, dropped recently and, as you’d expect, it is bloody incredible. I had high expectations ahead of its release, this band does not…

  • Why John Mayer DITCHED Fender For PRS

    Why John Mayer DITCHED Fender For PRS

    John Mayer used to play Fender Stratocaster guitars but in 2014 he turned his back on the iconic brand and switched to PRS guitars – here’s why… Getting a signature model with Fender is a bit like getting an endorsement deal with Nike if you’re an athlete. It’s a big deal, figuratively and literally. Fender is…

  • Them Crooked Vultures New Album Update: What’s The Deal?

    Them Crooked Vultures New Album Update: What’s The Deal?

    There is apparently a new Them Crooked Vultures album in the works. But when can we expect the new Them Crooked Vultures album to get a release date? Them Crooked Vultures, a super-group of epic proportions, featuring members of Led Zeppelin, The Foo Fighters, and Queens of The Stone Age, is apparently looking to sit…

  • History of “The FORBIDDEN RIFF” – Satan, Page & Wayne’s World…

    History of “The FORBIDDEN RIFF” – Satan, Page & Wayne’s World…

    The forbidden riff is a well-known thing amongst guitarists and those that work in guitar stores. But how did the forbidden riff come to be a thing? Here’s the history of the forbidden riff… The forbidden riff isn’t actually forbidden, and it is actually one of the greatest rock songs ever committed to tape. If…

  • New Queens of The Stone Age Album: Updates & Release Date

    New Queens of The Stone Age Album: Updates & Release Date

    Will Queens of The Stone Age make another album after Villains, and if so when can we expect a release date? Here’s everything that is currently known about the new Queens of The Stone Age album… The Queens of The Stone Age have been touring and putting out brilliant records since the 1990s. As bands…

  • New Squier 40th Anniversary Guitars: PRO Guitars On A Budget?

    New Squier 40th Anniversary Guitars: PRO Guitars On A Budget?

    The Squier 40th Anniversary guitars celebrates four decades of affordable Fender models by releasing some very special instruments. Are these new guitars pro quality on a budget? Today we take a look at the models, and go over the new features. Squier 40th Anniversary Guitars: Has It Been That Long? We have seen Fender do…

  • New OPETH Album: News & Latest Updates

    New OPETH Album: News & Latest Updates

    In Cauda Venenum got a release in 2019. It’s now 2022. When can we expect a new OPETH album? Here are ALL the latest news and updates… OPETH is one of my favorite bands EVER. Blackwater Park, for me, is one of the greatest metal albums ever recorded. From the song composition to the production…

  • Guitar Prices Going Up In 2022: Things Are Looking Rather Inflated?

    Guitar Prices Going Up In 2022: Things Are Looking Rather Inflated?

    The world has been very different that what we are all used to. The last two years are catching up, and the Guitar prices going up in 2022 is the result. So what is happening? What can you do? Why Guitar Prices Going Up: What’s The Deal? Did you notice the recent price changes for…

  • New TOOL Album: Could We See Another One? Yes…

    New TOOL Album: Could We See Another One? Yes…

    Fear Inoculum is TOOL’s latest record. Before that, it was 10,000 Days. The gap between these two records? A staggering 13 years. But is there hope for a new TOOL album? Let’s find out… TOOL is one of the greatest bands working today. Unlike pretty much every other metal and/or rock band on the planet,…

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