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  • Harley Benton DNAfx PRO: A New Update To The Amazing Budget Processor!

    Harley Benton DNAfx PRO: A New Update To The Amazing Budget Processor!

    The Harley Benton DNAfx PRO was just announced, and it looks like it has taken the original and expanded every feature! Today we take a look at it, and the unbelievably cheap price! Harley Benton DNAfx PRO: Upgrading An Already Awesome Processor! We just had a chance to take a look at the original Harley…

  • Brand NEW SINARO Playthrough 2021: The Band Tells Us About Humanity’s “Extinction”!

    Brand NEW SINARO Playthrough 2021: The Band Tells Us About Humanity’s “Extinction”!

    Sinaro is a band I have been following for a while, and Gus has become a good friend of mine. Today we take a look at what the band has been up to during the lockdowns, and their new video for a brutal track! SINARO In 2021: It’s Been A Rough Year For Musicians This…

  • The 20 Best Selling Guitars of 2021 REVEALED…

    The 20 Best Selling Guitars of 2021 REVEALED…

    What is the most popular guitar model of 2021? Here are the 20 most popular and best-selling guitars of 2021, according to Reverb… When you think of a guitar, what do you see? Me, I see a Gibson Les Paul. In black. My best friend? He sees a Fender Strat. Others might think of a…

  • Mastodon Setlist For Upcoming 2021 Tour REVEALED…

    Mastodon Setlist For Upcoming 2021 Tour REVEALED…

    Mastodon is about to kick off a US tour with Opeth. And the setlist has apparently been leaked online… Mastodon’s new album, Hushed and Grim, is a masterpiece and, perhaps, one of Mastodon’s finest records to date. I say, perhaps, but it is quickly becoming my favorite Mastodon record. Period. And I’m a big fan…

  • New Metallica Album? Updates & Release Date News…

    New Metallica Album? Updates & Release Date News…

    When is the follow-up to 2016’s Hardwired… To Self-Destruct coming out? Here’s everything we currently know about the new Metallica album When Hardwired… To Self-Destruct dropped, Metallica – at least musically, anyway – wasn’t in a great place. The band hadn’t released a great record in ages. But Hardwired… To Self-Destruct was a very good album,…

  • Guitar Center Black Friday Deals – It’s ALREADY STARTED!

    Guitar Center Black Friday Deals – It’s ALREADY STARTED!

    Black Friday comes but once a year. Still, this hasn’t stopped Guitar Center from jumping the gun and kicking off its Black Friday sales earlier than expected… Are you thinking about buying a new guitar? If you are, you might want to hold your horses. Black Friday 2021 is just around the corner and there’ll…

  • Meet Steph Carpenter’s New 9-String ESP Guitar – It’s A MONSTER…

    Meet Steph Carpenter’s New 9-String ESP Guitar – It’s A MONSTER…

    The new Deftones record – OHMS – just dropped. And on it you’ll hear the band’s main guitarist Steph Carpenter shredding on a custom 9-string ESP guitar – it’s a monster. Ever since Meshuggah first started using 8 string guitars way back when, plenty of bands have followed suit, journeying down the rabbit hole of sound that additional…

  • Best Cheap 8 String Guitar: Djent For (A LOT) Less

    Best Cheap 8 String Guitar: Djent For (A LOT) Less

    8 string guitars can get expensive quickly, but if you’re looking for a cheaper option, you should definitely be looking at this bad boy by Jackson – it is one of the best cheap 8 string guitars you can buy right now… You want to start playing djent but you do not have the budget to drop…

  • Schecter Sun Valley Super Shredder Exotic Hardtail: New And Awesome For 2021!

    Schecter Sun Valley Super Shredder Exotic Hardtail: New And Awesome For 2021!

    When the SVSS Series first hit the shelves, the biggest complaint from customers was the bridge. The Sun Valley Super Shredder Exotic Hardtail is Schecter’s answer to the fans! The New Schecter Sun Valley Super Shredder Exotic Hardtail: You Spoke, They Listened! Schecter definitely has a reputation as a “Metal” guitar company. This has been…

  • Converge x Chelsea Wolfe Join Forces For Bloodmoon: I Album

    Converge x Chelsea Wolfe Join Forces For Bloodmoon: I Album

    Converge has teamed up with Chelsea Wolfe for a new album called Bloodmoon: I – here’s everything you need to know… Converge has been pumping out amazing albums back to back since the beginning of the 1990s. They’re one of the hardest working, most uncompromising, and constant bands working today. Converge’s discography is a tour de…

  • Spiritbox “Eternal Blue” Review: Heavy In Fiery High Definition

    Spiritbox “Eternal Blue” Review: Heavy In Fiery High Definition

    Spiritbox has been the talk of the Metal Community for the past two years, slowly releasing singles and making some great music videos. We finally get the long-promised full-length album. Spoiler Alert: It’s Amazing! Spiritbox Finally Releases Their First Masterpiece Unless you have been living under a rock for the past two years, you have…

  • New Mastodon Album 2021: Release Date, Track List & Artwork DETAILED

    New Mastodon Album 2021: Release Date, Track List & Artwork DETAILED

    The new Mastodon album for 2021 is official. It’s called Hushed And Grim – here’s everything you need to know about the new record, including its tracklist, release date, and artwork… The new Mastodon album for 2021 is called Hushed and Grim and it will get a release date on October 29. The album, which the…

  • Jefferson Airplane Takes Center Stage In The Matrix 4 Trailer

    Jefferson Airplane Takes Center Stage In The Matrix 4 Trailer

    The Matrix 4 trailer just dropped and the main song used in it is Hunter S Thompson Favorite, White Rabbit by Jefferson Airplane It’s been a while in the making, but the Matrix 4 trailer has finally dropped, revealing tidbits of information about what we can expect from the fourth – and potentially last – installment of…

  • The 2021 Ibanez ICHI10: Ibanez Takes An Impressive Shot At The Headless Market

    The 2021 Ibanez ICHI10: Ibanez Takes An Impressive Shot At The Headless Market

    Ibanez is a lot of things, but first and foremost they are innovators. The Ibanez ICHI10 is a perfect example of that, and today we take a look at the new artist collaboration from the Japanese giant. Ibanez ICHI10 And Innovation: A Long Standing Tradition It’s easy to look at Ibanez at strictly a “Metal…

  • MOOER in 2021: We Need To Talk About The GTRS Intelligent Guitar…

    MOOER in 2021: We Need To Talk About The GTRS Intelligent Guitar…

    Every now and then, a new product like the GTRS comes out, and it seems to good to be true. Today, we check out all of the features of the GTRS, and give a quick rundown of what it’s supposed to do. This is everything we know, so far… Look, before we jump into what…

  • Ibanez Iron Label 2021: The Xiphos and Iceman Return In Their Most Brutal Forms!

    Ibanez Iron Label 2021: The Xiphos and Iceman Return In Their Most Brutal Forms!

    The Ibanez Iron Label guitars have been a mid-range, stripped down metal-focused lineup. This year, Ibanez keeps with that tradition, while giving us two fan favorites that have been requested for years. Iron Label 2021: Reviving Two Popular Models The Ibanez Iron Label series started out as “the perfect Metal guitar” for a lot of…

  • New Schecter Red Reign E Series: 2021 Just Keeps Getting Better!

    New Schecter Red Reign E Series: 2021 Just Keeps Getting Better!

    The Schecter Red Reign Series is an offshoot of the favored “Apocalypse” series of guitars that made their mark a few years ago. 2021 sees the series not only get an update, but a fantastic model added to the roster! Schecter Red Reign E Series: They Are Finally Here! Let me get this out of…

  • Schecter Traditional Van Nuys: Amazing Custom Shop Style On A Budget For 2021!

    Schecter Traditional Van Nuys: Amazing Custom Shop Style On A Budget For 2021!

    Schecter may be a little late to the party this year with the new models, but the California company more than makes up for it with the Schecter Traditional Van Nuys series. These are awesome replicas of what made Schecter famous in the first place! Schecter Traditional Van Nuys: Simple And Effective, Yet Also A…

  • New Schecter SVSS Exotic Models: Finally A New, Beautiful Model For 2021!

    New Schecter SVSS Exotic Models: Finally A New, Beautiful Model For 2021!

    We have covered a ton of new guitar models this year. But the Schecter SVSS Exotic is the first new model we have seen from Schecter this year, so far. Let’s take a look two of the first of the new offerings from Schecter for 2021! Schecter SVSS Exotic: Taking The Super Shredder To The…

  • Fender Mustang Micro UK Release Date: When’s It Landing?

    Fender Mustang Micro UK Release Date: When’s It Landing?

    What’s the deal with the Fender Mustang Micro’s UK release date? I had a spare £90 laying around, it was my birthday, so I thought what the hell, I’m going to get myself a Fender Mustang Micro. The small, compact practice accessory which doubles as a USB audio interface features 12 amp simulations powered by…

  • Fender Mustang Micro Brings 12 Amps To Your Pocket

    Fender Mustang Micro Brings 12 Amps To Your Pocket

    The Fender Mustang Micro is a small, compact personal guitar amplifier that is designed to fit in your pocket and go anywhere you go – and it has 12 amp profiles and 13 effects options Fender has officially launched the Fender Mustang Micro amp, a small personal amplifier rig that is designed to fit inside your…

  • The BC Rich 2021 Lineup Is Here: New Axes Built For Speed!

    The BC Rich 2021 Lineup Is Here: New Axes Built For Speed!

    From the days when Heavy metal ruled the world! The BC Rich 2021 lineup of the mid-range “Extreme series is really impressive! This year we see all new features applied to classic shapes and designs! Way back in the 1980’s Heavy Metal was at the top of the charts all of over the world! Shredding…

  • Cort G300 Pro: A Polished Take On Affordable Boutique

    Cort G300 Pro: A Polished Take On Affordable Boutique

    2020-2021 seems to be the year that Cort Guitars makes their mark, this time with the boutique inspired Cort G300. Today we take a look at Cort’s newest offering, and break down all of the features. The Cort G300 Is Blending Affordable Prices With Great Features… Cort has been absolutely on fire this year. While…

  • What is The Neural DSP Quad Cortex? An Exclusive First Look

    What is The Neural DSP Quad Cortex? An Exclusive First Look

    The Neural DSP Quad Cortex is the long awaited product from the Neural DSP geniuses. Originally focus-firing their efforts on amp model sims, now they finally have some hardware! Neural DSP Quad Corex: So, What Is It? It’s a little difficult to wrap our minds around just how far amp sims and recording gear have…

  • Jackson 2021 Artist Models: New, Old, Impressive, and Unexpected!

    Jackson 2021 Artist Models: New, Old, Impressive, and Unexpected!

    This is the week we finally get to see the Jackson 2021 Artist models, and some of them are exactly what you expect. But Jackson has a few tricks up their sleeve this year. Today we take a look at the Artist Roster, and all the new models. Jackson 2021 Artist Models: A Few Changes……

  • Dean Guitars 2021 Lineup: Tons Of Awesome New Models, and Classic Redesign!

    Dean Guitars 2021 Lineup: Tons Of Awesome New Models, and Classic Redesign!

    Dean is the red-headed step child of the Metal guitar world, but hopefully the Dean Guitars 2021 Lineup will change that. The company really unleashed everything they could this year, and we take a look at some of the new models. Dean Guitars 2021 Lineup: Time For A Change! In a world full of Ibanez,…

  • PRS 2021 Lineup: Some Absolutely Lovely Additions To A Legacy

    PRS 2021 Lineup: Some Absolutely Lovely Additions To A Legacy

    The PRS 2021 Lineup will not be any surprise to long time fans of the brand, as the company makes slow, gradual moves. This is why PRS guitars are universally known to be amazing instruments. It’s all in the details. PRS 2021 Lineup: First, A Little History We are going to get to the beautiful…

  • Cort Multi-Scale Guitars: New, Beautiful Models for 2021!

    Cort Multi-Scale Guitars: New, Beautiful Models for 2021!

    Cort Guitars have been on fire this year, and by popular demand, they have decided to release the new Cort Multi-Scale series, in 6 and 7 string models. Today we check out all of the new features, and premium upgrades! New Cort Multi-Scale Models: Overview So far, we have been pretty impressed with all the…

  • Blackstar IDCore V3 First Look: Amazing Features And Next Level Tone!

    Blackstar IDCore V3 First Look: Amazing Features And Next Level Tone!

    Blackstar 2021 kicks off with a great new addition to their modeling amp line, the Blackstar IDcore V3 Series. Version 3 has been completely redesigned from the ground up, and today we take a look! Blackstar IDCore V3: New Amps, New Features… The Blackstar IDCore Series is one of my most recommended amps. I always…

  • Gretsch Vintage Select ’89 Jet Reissue Confirmed For 2021

    Gretsch Vintage Select ’89 Jet Reissue Confirmed For 2021

    Gretsch will reissue its popular Vintage Select ’89 Jet later on this year, the guitar used by the late Chris Cornell in Soundgarden’s Black Hole Sun video Fans of Chris Cornell, and Soundgarden in general, will be pumped to know that Gretsch will be reissuing its Gretsch Vintage Select ’89 Jet model later on this…

  • Get 50% Discount on Positive Grid’s EPIC BIAS FX 2 Software

    Get 50% Discount on Positive Grid’s EPIC BIAS FX 2 Software

    If you’ve been holding off on buying BIAS FX until the new year, your patience has been rewarded – you can now save 51% on BIAS FX 2 I’ve written at length about my love of Positive Grid’s BIAS FX 2 software. For me, it is one of the most useful tools a modern guitarist can…

  • The Legendary Epiphone Slash Signature Series COMING In 2021…

    The Legendary Epiphone Slash Signature Series COMING In 2021…

    Another chance for the Epiphone Slash Signature Series after it’s untimely death a few years ago? 2021’s shaping up to be EPIC with Epiphone’s now-confirmed Slash Signature Series scheduled for a release later on this year… Slash already has his own Gibson signature series. That lineup of Les Pauls launched in 2020. But the Guns…

  • Ibanez 2021 Lineup First Look: New, Interesting Spins On Classic Designs!

    Ibanez 2021 Lineup First Look: New, Interesting Spins On Classic Designs!

    Ibanez is no stranger in the Metal world and the Ibanez 2021 lineup has just been made available to the public. We have a lot to look forward to, as there are some very cool new models, and even some old ones! The Ibanez 2021 Lineup: It’s all Virtual This Year… Due to Covid 19,…

  • Are Cort Guitars Any Good? Yes! Especially For METAL…

    Are Cort Guitars Any Good? Yes! Especially For METAL…

    Cort Guitars has been around for a long time, but are not often in the public eye. The company makes a myriad of models that are perfect for Metal, but you never hear much about them. Today we check out their 2021 lineup! Cort Guitars: A Long History of Quality Cort Guitars is a South…

  • M-Audio Releases The M-Track Solo and Duo: Affordable Guitar Interface for 2020!

    M-Audio Releases The M-Track Solo and Duo: Affordable Guitar Interface for 2020!

    Learning how to record guitar can be difficult and confusing. But M-Audio has you covered with the new M-Track Solo and Duo interfaces. These are all in one solutions to get your best ideas recorded! The M-Track Solo and Duo: The Easiest Way to Record! Look, recording your guitar can be super complicated for those…

  • The 2021 ESP Lineup: Amazing Guitars To Ring In The New Year

    The 2021 ESP Lineup: Amazing Guitars To Ring In The New Year

    ESP finally gives us a glimpse into their new guitar models going into 2021. So far, the 2021 ESP lineup looks awesome, and inspired. Several new artist models litter the bunch, as well as some new takes on older designs. Lets check them out! The 2021 ESP Lineup: New Artist Models, New Features, And Innovative…

  • New Yamaha Pacifica 612VII Models: High End Beauties On A Budget!

    New Yamaha Pacifica 612VII Models: High End Beauties On A Budget!

    The Yamaha Pacifica is one of the best loved guitars for players on a budget, and beginners everywhere. This year, Yamaha takes the quality and features up a notch with the Yamaha Pacifica 612VII! The Yamaha Pacifica 612VII Series: The Past Comes Full Circle… The Yamaha Pacifica 612VII models come from a long line of…

  • BOSS GT1000 CORE: A Sneak Peek At The Powerful Mini Processor

    BOSS GT1000 CORE: A Sneak Peek At The Powerful Mini Processor

    The amazing new BOSS GT1000 Core is a tiny, redesigned version of the flagship model. The original is a powerhouse of multi-effects. So how does it stand up to it’s bigger brother? BOSS GT1000 Core: Overview It’s true that sometimes big things come in small packages. BOSS released their flagship GT1000 pedalboard a couple of…

  • Buzz Osborne’s Guitar Rig: 35 Years Of Evolution, Insanity, And Sublime Innovation

    Buzz Osborne’s Guitar Rig: 35 Years Of Evolution, Insanity, And Sublime Innovation

    Buzz Osborne’s Guitar Rig has been studied for years by the Doom Metal community. In the early 1980’s Buzz Osborne started The Melvins, not knowing what kind of effect he would have on the future of music. Buzz has always had an interesting approach to guitar, and today we take a look at almost 4…

  • The New Ibanez RG565: Reinventing A Classic Shredder’s Dream Guitar In 2020

    The New Ibanez RG565: Reinventing A Classic Shredder’s Dream Guitar In 2020

    The Ibanez RG series is well-known in the Metal community for being a perfect option for shredders everywhere. But the new Ibanez RG565 puts a interesting spin on the beloved series, and brings back a classic. Ibanez RG565: Restructuring A Classic Ibanez released the original RG Series almost 35 years ago. The model was based…

  • BOSS Tone Bender TB2W: An Epic 2020 Collaboration For Fuzzed-Out Doom!

    BOSS Tone Bender TB2W: An Epic 2020 Collaboration For Fuzzed-Out Doom!

    BOSS Waza Craft has teamed up with Sola Sound to release a classic pedal that is being heralded as a masterpiece. The BOSS Tone Bender has a long history, and today we check it out! BOSS Tone Bender: So What Is It? The people over at BOSS Waza Craft have been teasing us on social…

  • The Epiphone Wilshire: A Forgotten Design Gets Re-released for 2020!

    The Epiphone Wilshire: A Forgotten Design Gets Re-released for 2020!

    Epiphone has been doing a stellar job of taking some of their older, forgotten models and revamping them for 2020. One of my favorites, the Epiphone Wilshire is getting the same treatment. The Epiphone Wilshire gets Another Chance… Epiphone this year has been all about their “Inspired By Gibson” line, which takes older models, and…

  • Catalinbread Sabbra Cadabra: A Deadly Special Edition Overdrive For 2020

    Catalinbread Sabbra Cadabra: A Deadly Special Edition Overdrive For 2020

    Catalinbread has been teasing a new pedal for the past month on their Facebook page. Today we finally get to take a look at what they have to offer with the Tony Iommi inspired Catalinbread Sabbra Cadabra! Catalibread Sabbra Cadabra: The Newest From The Limited Gallery Catalibread has been making some really interesting pedals for…

  • Carstens Grace: Creating A Modern Masterpiece With Billy Corgan in 2020

    Carstens Grace: Creating A Modern Masterpiece With Billy Corgan in 2020

    Brian Carstens started his amp career in doing mods and repairs at The Chicago Music Exchange. Being a proud Chicago native, Billy Corgan has teamed up with Carstens Amplification for a high gain, single channel amp; The Carstens Grace. Carstens Grace: An Epic Legacy Brian Carstens got his start doing amp repairs at the Chicago…

  • The New Fender Triple Trouble: The 2020 Telecaster From Another Universe!

    The New Fender Triple Trouble: The 2020 Telecaster From Another Universe!

    Fender launched their Parallel Universe Series a few years ago, and it has been hugely popular. These models are can be anything from modern takes on classic guitars, to being a completely new guitar that no one has ever seen. The Fender Triple Trouble is the latest model to come through the portal! Fender Triple…

  • BOSS HM2 Pedal Confirmed for 2021: The Fantastic Re-Issue We Deserve!

    BOSS HM2 Pedal Confirmed for 2021: The Fantastic Re-Issue We Deserve!

    What a long and interesting story this guitar pedal has…it is almost, dare I say, a LEGEND. The Boss HM2 Pedal was recently teased, with no real release date for the Waza Craft update. But That all changes today, and YOU can help design the new HM2! The BOSS HM2 Pedal: A Little Bit of…

  • Fender Guitar Sales in 2020 are INSANE: More People Playing Guitar During Pandemic

    Fender Guitar Sales in 2020 are INSANE: More People Playing Guitar During Pandemic

    This has been a crazy year worldwide, for everyone. Numerous lockdowns, curfews, and mandates have changed the way we socialize and live on a fundamental level. But apparently, it is also a great time to learn guitar! Fender Guitar Sales In 2020: It’s Been a Challenge… Since the first lockdowns in March, until the present…

  • New Solar Guitars: Check Out These Bolt-On Beauties!

    New Solar Guitars: Check Out These Bolt-On Beauties!

    Solar is an often overlooked brand in the world of guitar. Often Written off as “jokey” since they are Ola Englund’s signature brand, Solar have really come into their own over the past two years. Today we check out the new Solar Guitars! Being a YouTube Celebrity is a a thing we are going to…

  • New Epiphone ES Models For 2020: “Inspired By Gibson” Line Expands!

    New Epiphone ES Models For 2020: “Inspired By Gibson” Line Expands!

    This has been an crazy year for Epiphone. We have seen the classic lineup completely expand, and seen popular models change their designs. The lineup continues to expand with the new Epiphone ES models “Inspired By Gibson”. Unleash The New Epiphone ES Models! 2020 hasn’t been the greatest year for most people, for many different…

  • Mesa Boogie Badlander: A NEW Legendary Metal Machine For 2020

    Mesa Boogie Badlander: A NEW Legendary Metal Machine For 2020

    Mesa Boogie Badlander? Mesa has ruled the Metal world with their Rectifier series for decades. But the future is finally here! This year Mesa ushers in a new technology for their amps, following in boutique amplifier footsteps. Today we take a look at the Badlander. Mesa Boogie Badlander: WOW! When I first saw this new…

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