Fargen Amplification Introduces Second John Lennon Signature Guitar Amplifier

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Fargen Amplification Introduces Second John Lennon Signature Guitar Amplifier

jpeg (1)Sacramento, CA February 28, 2013 – Fargen Amplification has introduced the second guitar amplifier in its line that honors and pays tribute to John Lennon.   The JL-15 combines John Lennon’s signature tone from the 60’s and 70’s with his world-renowned self-portrait … in a unique offering for guitarists and Lennon fans.
The JL-15 is the production version modeled after the limited edition Artist Series announced last December.  The JL-15 is built with the same circuit, featuring a two-way Decade Switch that switches between distinctive John Lennon tones across the 60’s and 70’s – providing the guitarist with two amps in one.  The amp also features a proprietary WGS ceramic speaker and a special acoustically transparent and UV-protected grill cloth that serves as the canvas for John Lennon’s iconic self-portrait.
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“I’ve taken the design and features from the original limited edition Lennon Artist Series and built them into the JL-15, which is more accessible by players at-large, priced as the market would expect in a boutique combo,” says Ben Fargen, founder. “ The tones produced by this amp are extremely accurate and based on years of knowledge and experience, not available like this elsewhere in the market.”
Fargen has licensed the rights to produce this line, from Bag One Enterprises and Live Nation Merchandise, and is distributing this on its website, and through it’s network of authorized dealers including music instrument stores and art galleries.  Details are available on the website and dealer inquiries are welcome.
The JL-15 is now available through Fargen’s authorized dealers, priced at $2,700 MSRP.
For more information, please visit www.fargenamps.com
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About Fargen Amplification/Sonic Edge
Ben Fargen founded Fargen Amplification in 1998 as a boutique amp manufacturer, and introduced the Sonic Edge brand in 2010. Ben has developed a reputation as one of the top engineers and visionaries in the amplifier space and has shipped custom-built and production model amplifiers to discerning players.

AWESOME PREMIER VIDEO FROM -SCARS BLUE “LIES BLEEDING”

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Check out the premier video from Scars Blue!!! This band is true Rock N’ Roll in its purest form!!!! ENJOY! Filmed by the great Dale Waseta.

 

THE MERCILESS BOOK OF METAL LISTS: New Quote Snippets from Kerry King and Philip Anselmo Released!‏

THE MERCILESS BOOK OF METAL LISTS: New Quote Snippets from Kerry King and Philip Anselmo Released!

 

Hitting Stores April 9, 2013 — Written by NYC Music Scene Veterans Howie Abrams and Sacha Jenkins

 

Featuring Exclusive Photography by Iconic East Coast Photographer Frank White

 

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The Merciless Book Of Metal Lists, compiled by Howie Abrams and Sacha Jenkins, is the ultimate look at the world of heavy metal via the ease and convenience of a list. No stone is left unturned here, and I mean no stone. If you think you have a list about metal that isn’t in this book, chances are you’re wrong. Both Jenkins and Abrams have exhaustively researched and brainstormed Merciless and delivered a look at their beloved genre that is informative and fun.” – Iann Robinson, CraveOnline.com

THE MERCILESS BOOK OF METAL LISTS, written by NYC music scene veterans Howie Abrams and Sacha Jenkins, is set to be released on April 9, 2013. Touted as being “the most opinionated compendium ever written concerning Heavy Metal”, THE MERCILESS BOOK OF METAL LISTS is comprised of 208 jam-packed pages representing all that is glorious across the world of Heavy Metal. The book features dozens of never-before-seen photographs from iconic East Coast photographer Frank White.

The foreword for THE MERCILESS BOOK OF METAL LISTS comes from one of the most respected names in the genre, Slayer guitarist extraordinaire Kerry King, with a candid and passionate afterword from Pantera/Down frontman Philip Anselmo.

“This book will appeal to metalheads because it’s what they love. They’ll get to laugh at the industry and at themselves. Any information is good information, and metal kids want it.” – Kerry King (Slayer)

“I am an unabashed heavy metal fan, and I know as well as anyone, that metal fans can be an extremely loyal lot. But we are a very critical lot too. With each new movement, a new, defiant, outspoken, and sovereign audience is born. Music is older than all of us, so its history is ours to writhe in and absorb.” – Philip Anselmo(Pantera/Down)

There are numerous other contributions from key metal luminaries and industry personnel like:

Scott Ian (Anthrax)

Gary Holt (Exodus)

Max Cavalera (Sepultura/Soulfly)

Katon W. DePena (Hirax)

John Gallagher (Raven)

Danny Lilker (Nuclear Assault/SOD)

Eddie Trunk (That Metal Show)

Jon & Marsha Zazula (Megaforce Records)

Brian Slagel (Metal Blade Records)

Flemming Rasmussen (Metallica Producer)

ILL BILL (Heavy Metal Kings/La Coka Nostra)

MC Serch (3rd Bass)

Richard Christy (Charred Walls of the Damned/The Howard Stern Show)

Monte Conner (Roadrunner Records/Nuclear Blast Records)

Borivoj Krgin (Blabbermouth.net)

Shaun Glass (Soil/Dirge Within)

Betsy Weiss (Bitch)

Presented in the form of dozens of factual, random and often outrageous lists, THE MERCILESS BOOK OF METAL LISTS dares to call many out for being the worst instead of being the best. It points out the triumphs, as well as the miserable failures concerning metal, from a diehard fan’s point-of-view.

TMBML leaves no stone unturned, often blurring the lines separating fact and hilarity. You want to know about album covers that feature goats on them? WhatMotorhead icon Lemmy’s warts might tell you if they could speak? The achievements Iron Maiden would never have reached had their original vocalist Paul Dianno remained in the band? Well then, this book is for you.

To pre-order THE MERCILESS BOOK OF METAL LISTS, please visit Amazon.com. You can learn more about the book at the official Facebook page orAbrams Books.

 

 

For press inquiries and additional information, please contact Adrenaline PR and Maria Ferrero at 732-462-4262 or maria@adrenalinepr.com.

About the Authors

HOWIE ABRAMS:

Howie is a former…lots of things, including record label A&R rep, music publisher and artist manager. Abrams grew up in his beloved NYC as part of its Metal and Hardcore scenes and has always carried the torch for aggressive music. He was the co-founder of the influential hard music label In-Effect Records, where he signed bands such as Agnostic Front, Nuclear Assault and Sick of it All among others. Later, as the Senior Director of A&R at Roadrunner Records, he inked Vision of Disorder, Madball, Shelter and others, plus, he handled marketing duties for groups such as Sepultura, Type O Negative, Biohazard and more. Howie also worked at Jive Records/Zomba Music, as well as Warner Music.

SACHA JENKINS:

Sacha Jenkins loves heavy music. He grew up in New York City, and has produced books about both hip-hop and also graffiti, including ego trip’s The Book of Rap Lists, and Big Book of Racism. He’s produced some television too, and plays guitar in a band called The White Mandingoes along with Darryl Jenifer of the legendary Bad brains.

 

ROCK N’ ROLL HEAVEN and the OLD BRIDGE METAL MILITIA Unite to Bring You the Long Awaited Reunion Concert and Fundraiser to Benefit the Victims of Superstorm Sandy‏

ROCK N’ ROLL HEAVEN and the OLD BRIDGE METAL MILITIA Unite to Bring You the Long Awaited Reunion Concert and Fundraiser to Benefit the Victims of Superstorm Sandy

 

Taking Place on May 11, 2013 — Featuring Performances by ANVIL, RAVEN, THE RODS and Locals LORDS OF MERCY

 

Hosted by Eddie Trunk of That Metal Show

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ROCK N’ ROLL HEAVEN and the OLD BRIDGE METAL MILITIA are uniting to bring you their highly-anticipated  Reunion Concert and Fundraiser to benefit the victims of Superstorm Sandy. The event will take place on May 11, 2013 at Encore Event Center in Freehold, NJ (106 Schank Rd).

New Jersey birthed heavy metal in the United States in the early 1980’s. The state of New Jersey was an integral part of launching the careers of these bands, as well as everyone from Bruce Springsteen to The Misfits to Bon Jovi and more. Now, ROCK N’ ROLL HEAVEN and the OLD BRIDGE METAL MILITIAare bringing these genre-founding metal bands together for this special event.

Eddie  Trunk (That Metal Show) will perform Master of Ceremonies duties with special guest hosts and an all-star jam to be announced. With a now confirmed line-up of AnvilRavenThe Rods and Lords of Mercy this evening is poised for a metal pounders delight.

Doors will open at 7:00pm and there will be a drinking section for those 21+. Tickets will go on sale shortly so stay tuned for purchase links coming soon. R N’ R HEAVEN and OBMM ask all attendees to bring canned goods or non-perishable food items for a food drive which will benefit local area soup kitchens and shelters.

ROCK N’ ROLL HEAVEN/Megaforce Records/ Crazed Management founders Jon and Marsha Zazula are gearing up for the reunion. “It’s really great to bring the Militia together again and we look forward to seeing all of the  old faces and new faces, both young and old,” state the Zazula’s. “We’ve already heard that fans are coming in from Germany and even up from Florida. They don’t even know the line-up yet, that’s how cool this is! We can’t wait to bang with the best of them for this really good cause.”

John Gallagher of Raven adds, “We are proud to be part of this historic gathering of the clans of our old stomping grounds for such a worthy cause and are ready to kick major ass!!!”

“The Zazula’s and I made some great albums together,” adds Carl Canedy of The Rods. “Rock, Garry and I look forward to working with our good friends once again. No one throws a metal bash like the Z’s.”

Lips of Anvil states, “Doing this gig in NJ is exceptionally special to Anvil. We are expecting to see many of the original people we met back in ’82 when we played the Route 18 Flea Market. We have remained close friends through the metal ages… we look forward to our moments together again. See you all soon.”

Rockin Ray and Metal Joe, of the OLD BRIDGE METAL MILITIA adds, “We would like to take this opportunity to invite music lovers to a reunion of ROCK N’ ROLL HEAVEN and the OLD BRIDGE METAL MILITIA. It should be a rockin’ night that will benefit the victims of Superstorm Sandy. Please come and show your support.”

Lords of Mercy are proud to be a part of such a historical event,” states Pete Perrina of local metal band Lords of Mercy. “We are ready to promote this show and kick ass come show time. This show is guaranteed to be one of the HEAVEST shows of 2013!”

This is an event to benefit the victims of Superstorm Sandy, which wreaked havoc on the Jersey Shore and on the lives of its residents. Superstorm Sandy has left dozens dead and thousands homeless – making it the worst storm in the region’s history. This is a 100% non-profit event.

Invite your friends, family and neighbors! All are welcome – Keep your kids in tow and enjoy Encore and ‘iPlay America’ – check it out at this link.

GIVE THE GIFT OF METAL MUSIC!

EXODUS ANNOUNCES HEADLINING “METAL ALLIANCE TOUR” OFF-DATES

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EXODUS ANNOUNCES HEADLINING “METAL ALLIANCE TOUR” OFF-DATES

“Metal Alliance Tour” with Anthrax, Municipal Waste and more to commence next month

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BAY AREA, CA – Bay Area thrash metal icon, Exodus, has announced several headlining shows to commence following the band’s March/April run on “Metal Alliance Tour.” A full list of confirmed “Metal Alliance Tour” and Exodus headlining off-dates can be seen below.

Tickets for all “Metal Alliance Tour” dates – featuring headliner, Anthrax, as well as Municipal Waste, High on Fire and Holy Grail – can be purchased online at:http://www.metalalliancetour.com/tour-dates.html.

A staple of the Bay Area Thrash scene for over 30 years, Exodus released its latest studio albumExhibit B: The Human Condition in 2010 on Nuclear Blast Records.

Stay tuned for more information on Exodus and the band’s upcoming March/April run on “Metal Alliance Tour.”

 

 

Exodus on “Metal Alliance Tour”…

3/22 – Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues

3/23 – Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues

3/24 – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre

3/25 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues

3/27 – West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues

3/28 – San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom

3/29 – Portland, OR @ The Crystal Ballroom

3/30 – Vancouver, B.C. – CANADA @ Commodore Ballroom

3/31 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo

4/01 – Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue **Exodus headline

4/02 – Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall

4/04 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue

4/05 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues

4/06 – Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore

4/07 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s

4/08 – Fayetteville, AR @ The Rogue **Exodus headline

4/09 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues

4/10 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues

4/12 – Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues

4/13 – Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall

4/14 – Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore

4/15 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theatre **Exodus headline + Holy Grail

4/16 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues

4/18 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of the Living Arts

4/19 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium ***Exodus + Municipal Waste (New England Metalfest)

4/20 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza

4/21 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza

4/22 – Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance **Exodus headline

4/23 – Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall **Exodus headline

4/25 – Ashwaubenon, WI @ Green Bay Distillery **Exodus headline

4/26 – Fargo, ND @ House of Rock **Exodus headline

4/27 – Billings, MT @ The Railyard **Exodus headline

Exodus online…

WESFEST 8: Over $19,000 of $25,000 Goal Reached to Benefit the Wes Wehmiller Endowed Scholarship at Berklee College of Music‏

WESFEST 8: Over $19,000 of $25,000 Goal Reached to Benefit the Wes Wehmiller Endowed Scholarship at Berklee College of Music

 

See BRENDON SMALL’s GALAKTIKON Live for the First Time Ever on March 3, 2013 – Supported by an All-Star Metal Line-Up of Tim Yeung (Morbid Angel), Mike Keneally (Dethklok, Joe Satriani), Bryan Beller (Dethklok, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai) and More!

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TO PURCHASE WESFEST 8 TICKETS AND FOR FULL SHOW DETAILS, JUST CLICK HERE!

 

 

This year’s WESFEST 8 line-up features the live debut of headliner BRENDON SMALL’S GALAKTIKON! The attraction of such a huge, unique concert experience combined with this important scholarship benefit has drawn the attention of music fans far and wide – so much so that Berklee College of Music has almost reached its 2013 scholarship fund goal of $25,000! The fund is currently at $19,000 – only $6,000 away from the projected goal! For directions on how to donate to the fund and buy tickets to WESFEST 8, visitwww.weswehmiller.net/wesfest/wesfest-8/.

 

WESFEST 8: A Concert to Benefit the Wes Wehmiller Endowed Scholarship at Berklee College of Music will take place on March 3, 2013 at The Roxy in Hollywood, CA. The show marks the live debut of BRENDON SMALL’s GALAKITKON, the critically acclaimed side-project of Brendon Small – the creative mastermind behind the smash-hit animated [adult swim] TV show Metalocalypseand the band Dethklok.

 

The live band required to pull off the multi-layered music of BRENDON SMALL’S GALAKTIKON will contain four guitarists, including L.A.-based guitarist and former Musicians Institute Guitar Program Director Jude Gold (Jefferson Starship, Billy Sheehan), Mike Keneally (Dethklok, Frank Zappa, Joe Satriani), Rick Musallam (Ben Taylor, Carly Simon), and Small himself. Additional band members include keyboardist/guitarist Walter Ino; bassist Bryan Beller (Dethklok, Steve Vai, The Aristocrats); drummer Tim Yeung (Morbid Angel); and vocalists Ben Thomas (Zappa Plays Zappa), Kira Small (Peter Frampton, Martina McBride), Ali Handal (Neil Young, Paul Williams) and Jude Crossen (Patti Austin, Lee Ritenour, Phil Perry). This year’s line-up also features Derek Frank, Ali Handal, Janet Robin, Joe Travers & Friends, Colin Keenan, and Danny Mo & The Exciters (featuring 2012 Wehmiller Scholarship winner Jed Lingat).

 

 

WESFEST 8 advance tickets are available through March 1 for $35 per pair of tickets or $20 per single ticket. Tickets are $30 each at the door.

 

WESFEST 8 is a benefit concert whose net proceeds go to benefit the Wes Wehmiller Endowed Scholarship at Berklee College Of Music. The scholarship fund honors Wes Wehmiller (1971-2005), a Berklee graduate (’92) and highly accomplished bassist, athlete and photographer who died of thyroid cancer in January 2005. Established by his family and friends, the Wes Wehmiller Endowed Scholarship is awarded annually to a continuing student at Berklee who best exemplifies the excellence and grace Wehmiller showed as a bassist and as a human being. The WESFEST concert series and related fundraising drive has raised more than $150,000 over the past seven years. This year, the goal is to raise $25,000.

 

The event is sponsored by Gallien-Krueger Amplification, Mike Lull Custom Guitars, D’Addario Strings, Epiphone Guitars, and Studio Instument Rentals (S.I.R.).

 

WESFEST 8 recently announced that sponsors Epiphone Guitars and Gallien-Krueger are giving away some awesome gear to two lucky attendees of the WESFEST 8 benefit concert. Fans can win an Epiphone “Thunderhorse” Explorer Guitar or a Gallien-Krueger MB 500 Lightweight Bass Amp. To win, all you have to do is buy tickets to WESFEST 8, show up, and you’ll automatically be eligible to win one of the two following items. For more information and contest details, visit www.weswehmiller.net/wesfest8geargiveaway/.

 

 

For any questions about ordering tickets or donating to the fundraising drive, please contact Peter Gordon at 818.380.3041 orpgordon@berklee.edu.

 

Check out Texas band MUD RIVER

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     This hard working band understands what it takes. They hit me up one day and told me to check them out. When I got the chance to listen to the music, it made an impression and we set up an interview. These guys are passionate and have the fire. Listen to the interview and enjoy Mud River:

     Mud River: Hellion approved!

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