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Radium Valley

Tales From the Apocalypse

Radium Valley are a French industrial rock band that, with their latest album, “Tales from the Apocalypse,” has released what I am happy to call a very well-produced, interesting amalgam of songs that are …

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FRFR Speaker Cabs

Trailblazing Atomic Amplification technology
by Gene Baker

Flat response, full frequency aka FRFR isn’t necessarily new technology for speaker cabs, as recording reference speakers and PA speakers have always focused on delivering flat response, full frequency sound from 20 hertz …

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Bells into Machines

Bells into Machines, an “industrial/electronic/rock alliance, is a collaboration between singer Chris Connelly and bassist/programmer Paul Barker (Ministry, Pigface, and several other Wax Trax! Records from the late 80s- early 90s), and they have been writing and recording new music …

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ToonTrack/EZ Drummer 2

NEWS FLASH! EZD2 makes drummers scared and recording gurus CHEER!

EZdrummer is gaining a lot of attention with their recent release of EZdrummer 2. Many of today’s more popular drum machines to software utilize more actual sampled phrases and beats …

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The Fractal Axe FX II XL

Unlocking Sonic Boundaries AND MORE

The past year has been all about reducing size. I’ve been eliminating larger amplifiers and 4×12 cabs from weekly gigs while also striving to improve on tone delivery and flexibility in a smaller package.  The …

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Blacklist Union – Til Death Do Us Part

by Brian McKinny

Blacklist Union isn’t really a band so much as it is whatever singer Tony West decides it is. With two previous CDs in the can, and his latest project, “Til Death Do Us Part” just released, Tony …

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SPRUNG MONKEY – ‘DEAD IS DEAD’

Sprung Monkey is an alternative/nu-metal band from San Diego, my own hometown. I grew up there, and have nothing but fond memories of it. I mean, who wouldn’t want to grow up in San Diego? The beaches, the weather, the …

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Line 6

The King of Virtual Rigs
by Gene Baker, editor

Line 6 is an interesting company that I feel deserves some attention for a variety of guitarists’ needs. Granted fads come and go, and Line6 came on strong when rack systems …

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EMPHATIC – ‘ANOTHER LIFE’

by Brian McKinny

EMPHATIC is a band from – of all the places – Omaha, Nebraska. When one thinks of new rock music and its origins, one doesn’t naturally think of Omaha as a burgeoning hotbed of new rock bands …

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