Steve Vai and Ibanez have revealed “The Hydra.” This one-of-a-kind instrument is the realized vision of a collaboration that’s been five years in the making. It is a beast of an instrument – a one-bodied, two-headstock-ed, three-neck-ed creature that encompasses, among other things: 7 and 12-string guitars; a 4-string ¾ scale length bass; 13 sympathetic harp strings; half-fretless necks; single-coil, humbucking, piezo, MIDI and sustainer pickups; floating and hardtail tremolo bridges; phase splitters; and much, much more.Continue reading STEVE VAI AND IBANEZ REVEAL THE HYDRA
California rock band Thrice have shared their newest single “Summer Set Fire To The Rain” from their upcoming album, Horizons/East. The song delves into the all too familiar sensation of searching for something while ignoring the broader picture – the world and all of its beauty — right in front of you. In vocalist Dustin Kensrue’s words, “How often is life spilling over with beauty and novelty and possibility and all we can do is complain, in this case about getting wet, and to miss the moment completely? So much depends on how we attend to each moment.” Fans can listen to “Summer Set Fire To The Rain” now at https://thrice.ffm.to/horizonseastContinue reading THRICE RELEASE NEW SINGLE “SUMMER SET FIRE TO THE RAIN”
Gold-selling hard rockers Of Mice & Men — Aaron Pauley (bass + vocals ), Valentino Arteaga (drums), Alan Ashby (guitar), and Phil Manansala (guitar) — are pleased to announced an exclusive Twitch partnership and will be streaming on the service going forward.
As of July 1, the band will stream live on the service multiple days per week. The debut stream is set for Thursday, July 1 at 11am PT/2pm ET. Subsequently, the band will go live on Twitch every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday at 11am PT/2pm ET. This gives fans plenty of opportunities to interact directly with the group and to watch them as they write and record new music in real time on the service. In addition to inviting fans into the writing process, the band will engage in Q+As and will discuss past and forthcoming releases.Continue reading Of Mice & Men Announce Official Twitch Partnership
Norwegian metallers KVELERTAK have immortalized their latest album SPLID in video game form and beyond.
Game of Doom arrives on May 13. It takes fans and singer Ivar Nikolaisen on an epic quest through a retro-style maze where they are tasked with finding the other band members, as well as defeating the ghost of Tagholdt, who haunts a local museum and is a character from the song “Fanden ta dette hull!”Continue reading Kvelertak’s Latest Album “Splid” Inspired a Video Game and a New EP
Of Bird and Cage is the first metal album created to be experienced as a story-driven video game. The unique, interactive metal concept album, created in cooperation with leading artists from the modern rock and metal scene and developed by Capricia Productions, will launch on PCs on May 20.
Watch the new gameplay trailer here.
EVIL SCARECROW will headline the Sophie Lancaster stage on Sunday 15th August 2021, after Judas Priest’s set on the Ronnie James Dio Stage.
Check out the announcement video here: https://youtu.be/ECLDCX7SR54Continue reading EVIL SCARECROW confirmed as Sophie Stage headiners at Bloodstock on Sunday 15th August