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Collection Featuring Models Of Gear Used On PANTERA's 'Cowboys From Hell' Album Released By IK MULTIMEDIA

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October 19, 2018 0 Comments IK Multimedia has announced the Dimebag Darrell CFH Collection for AmpliTube . This new collection features models of the exact gear used by "Dimebag" Darrell Lance Abbott on PANTERA 's groundbreaking album "Cowboys From Hell" . Mac/PC users can enjoy nine brand new models including two amps, two cabinets and five stompboxes. Dimebag is considered one of the most influential guitarists of all time and a legendary, genre-defining musician. IK Multimedia worked with Dime 's longtime guitar tech and right-hand man, Grady Champion , to precisely model all of Dime 's guitar tones from the album utilizing all the personal guitar effects, amplifiers and cabinets he used while recording "Cowboys From Hell" . Available in a convenient desktop app and DAW plug-in, guitarists can now play and record using the same gear and settings Dime did. The collection features models that precisely mirror the rig Dime used to record "Cowboys From Hell" . This includes a meticulously modeled reproduction of the highly coveted Randall RG 100ES Amplifier, a completely re-modeled 1986 Roland JC-120 stereo combo amp, and all the pedals Dime used. Five Stompboxes: Story continues after advertisement * 6-Band EQ Six-band graphic EQ based on a unit by MXR; used to shape and boost sound before the amp. * Pre EQ 3 Three-band Parametric EQ based on the Furman PQ-3; offers great flexibility for sound shaping. * Flanger Doubler Based on an MXR Flanger Doubler, offering two effects in one. Primarily used by Dime in "doubler mode" to thicken in his overall tone. * Dime Wah Based on the Dunlop Cry Baby GCB95. Modeled with precise attention to Dime 's lead tones. * Dime Noise Gate Fast and very responsive; based on the Rocktron Hush IIB model. Two Amplifiers: * Darrell From Hell 100 Modeled to meticulously mirror the highly coveted Randall RG 100ES solid-state, 120-watt amplifier. The sound and tone of this amp became famous when Dime started using it in the early PANTERA days. * Jazz Amp 120CFH Based on the 1986 Roland JC120, this stereo amp was used on the song "Cemetery Gates" . Fine-tuned to match the exact tone heard on the album. Two Cabinets: Based on the Randall 412JB; the perfect companion to the Darrell From Hell 100 amplifier. * JP Jazz CFH The stereo cabinet section of the Roland JC120 combo that features 2x12-inch speakers. For the Dimebag Darrell CFH Collection , IK Multimedia used their latest Dynamic Interaction Modeling to deliver the highest level of ultra-realistic sound when modeling Dime 's gear. The product of 20 years' experience modeling analog gear, DIM models the behavior of every single component in the circuit right down to its smallest nuance and character. Then it models the interactions and influence that each component has within the system of the circuit and all of the variables that affect it. Applied to Dime 's rig, the result is crushingly heavy riffs and ferocious leads, with the same sound and feel comparable to the real gear. " Dime 's tone was so unique…you automatically knew it was him as soon as he strapped on his guitar and hit that first note," recalls Grady Champion , friend and guitar technician for Dimebag Darrell . "What a lucky guy I was to know him. He was my friend first and took me on a ride I'll never forget. I owe him everything. I am very fortunate to be included in this project and help create the Dimebag Darrell Cowboys From Hell version of AmpliTube . Can't wait for you all to hear it." PANTERA singer Philip Anselmo adds: " Dime was as brutally hilarious as was his playing lethal. During extreme writing sessions, it was his sense of humor that made the intensity of those moments that much more endurable. Like Vince [ Paul Abbott , PANTERA drummer and Dimebag 's brother], Dime was a perfectionist in the studio and in a live setting, so his comedic styling benefitted all involved — the band, crew and audience. He was one in a zillion and his methodology lives on with every studio endeavor or tour I do. Bless his memory." AmpliTube is the world's most powerful guitar and bass tone studio for Mac/PC and works both as a standalone application and as a plug-in for most popular recording software. It recreates the entire guitar/bass signal chain from instrument to recording device in a hyper-realistic and intuitive way. Users can browse and purchase collections of gear models from the world's top gear manufacturers plus signature artist gear. AmpliTube 's new Live mode integrates seamlessly with iRig Stomp I/O, IK 's USB pedalboard controller/audio interface, for real-gear control while recording or on stage. AmpliTube is also compatible with IK 's iRig HD 2, iRig Pro I/O and iRig Pro Duo portable audio interfaces for easy connectivity to AmpliTube or any other software. The Dimebag Darrell CFH Collection runs inside AmpliTube Custom Shop, a free download available to all. The Collection is now available for pre-order via IK 's online store, inside the Custom Shop, or from IK authorized retailers for a special introductory price of $/€79.99*. The Collection will commence shipping during November after which it can be purchased for the regular price of $/€99.99*. No previous purchase of AmpliTube is required. Individual models can also be purchased à la carte. The new collection will show up as an optional purchase for existing users. * Prices excluding taxes

Sunflower Dead – C O M A: Track-By-Track Breakdown with Michael Del Pizzo

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By Michael Del Pizzo ( SUNFLOWER DEAD ) C O M A , what a whirlwind it was making this album. We got off tour in June of 2017 from the It’s Time To Get Weird cycle, had no drummer, no bassist, no booking agent and knew we were probably going to move forward with our sound and drop the makeup. Lo and behold, I knew from the time we started writing this album until it’s release date would be an absolute nightmare. I had no idea how true that thought would turn out to be. Anyways, here is a breakdown of the 9 songs on C O M A as they relate to me… “Let Me In” – There isn’t a better title for a group of guys who feel completely disrespected and purposefully left out than this, which in turn is the lyrical idea. The title is also based off of the movie of the same name. Musically this was a song that Jaboo handed to me 100% completed. When I heard it, I was blown away by the groove. The vocal ideas happened very quickly. I mean, the purpose of this new record was to focus on huge grooves, crushing guitar riffs, locking in on a darker vibe, and delivering much more weighted and emotionally honest lyrics. This song has it all, and that’s why it starts the album. Crushing, dark vibes and pissed off. There was no better way to start C O M A . “Victim” – Another song that was handed to me almost completely musically done, which is different for us. On the last album, we wrote around the vocals. On this album, everything was written around the guitar riffs, which forced me to work hard as a vocalist. Like I said, this song was handed to me almost finished and the vocal ideas just seemed to flow. I had an inkling while writing it that this would definitely be a single (if not the first single). When I sang my vocal ideas to the guys, they were like, oh yes, that is special. Again, the song has a huge crushing groove with an eerie overtone, but is so completely dynamic and focused and always pummeling. Lyrically, I was coming from a place of moving forward from many toxic people and actions, but from the emails I have already received, this song touches others on a bigger level. Hey, right on! “The Biggest Mistake” – My second proudest moment of the album. Vocally, the guys asked me to not be afraid to ever do what a song needed. It didn’t matter how heavy or how beautiful the vocal needed to be. Just do it and do it without fear or worry about radio or alienating anyone. This song in particular encompasses that specifically. This song is so damn schizophrenic. I literally do just about everything I can do in this song. This song has both the heaviest moments of this album and the most serene. Fortman (our producer) was like this song shouldn’t work, but it does and I love it. Heavy as fuck, yet beautiful and soaring. I mean the verse groove is so damn punishing and slinky but the bridge…HEAVY! And what a guitar solo!!! Ask me about how Jaboo came up with the chorus vocal hook one day (haha). Great story! “Through Fire” – This is a song Jaboo and I wrote before the actual writing session of this album commenced. It features acoustic guitar which really shouldn’t be a big deal but it’s something we haven’t done on record. I feel that the strength of this song is a combination of the concise and dynamic songwriting combined with the lyrical value. I have always had a feeling that I do belong somewhere (and I am making my way to that place), but to get there, I would have to go through hell. I guess it sums up my journey in life and during the making of this record. I say that because the guys asked me to go places that I really didn’t want to revisit. It made doing this album beyond uncomfortable and I struggled. “Savior” – This song was built off a riff idea that Jamie had from listening to an EDM track. That’s the honest truth. Anyways, “Savior” feels like if you took STP and Pantera and put them in a blender. I thought I should sing the choruses, but the guys wanted me to be fearless so I just screamed my face off. Slinkly, sexy, simple and mean. A great track to play live. It needs a stripper video. Listen to it, you’ll get it, (haha). “Kept Down” – The heaviest song on the record all the way through. A great pummeling chorus which seems to sum up the feeling of this album. It’s almost like on each song I am sitting on top of someone and just pummeling them with my fists so they get my point. Lyrically, this song is almost a caveat to “Let Me In” in the sense that I won’t be held down. The riffs are massive, the solo is shredding and I am screaming my face off again. No feat right?!?! “Torn In Two” – This is a song that almost didn’t make the album, but we rearranged it at the last minute and were stoked on it. What a sexy groove it has. Maybe the only positive tinged song (lyrically) on the album. It expresses the feeling of the U.S. falling apart and still doing everything we can to keep it together. It’s relatable, it pummels and Jaboo’s solo is rad! “Counting All My Failures” – This album has some of my most honest lyrics ever. The first two lines of this song hit home. “Counting all of these failures I’ve had, seems I might need more fingers to add.” Boom! This song grooves in a way that SFD hasn’t grooved yet, while reaching a plane of moodiness that is new to us. It all works up to a soccer stadium, Ozzy-style chant at the end that takes a slow pummel to new levels. A definite live staple. “Turn Away” – Here it is, the moment of the album (in my opinion). The crescendo of the album. The piece of music that shows that SFD is a legitimate force and has something special to offer. I lay it all on the line vocally and lyrically and the emotion comes across. This is a song that Jaboo submitted to me one day before we started preproduction. I yelled at him for giving it to me so late, and then I thanked him for how beautiful is was. We have been writing songs together for a lot of years, but this one is special. The guys didn’t hear my vocal ideas until the album was mixed. This song vocally wrote itself. Never have I been more proud of a musical moment then when I heard this mastered. I mean what I am saying in this one. So there you go, my little run down of our new album C O M A as it pertains to me. Get this album and absorb it hard. Thanks, CHECK OUT THE ALBUM SAMLPER IN THE VIDEO BELOW… Track By Track Album Breakdown See more Share this:

The House Of Bachuss (Chapter 1: Take Me To Church) by Honea Byrne

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Fantasy / The House Of Bachuss (Chapter 1: Take Me To Church) by Honea Byrne The House Of Bachuss (Chapter 1: Take Me To Church) by Honea Byrne Leave a Comment About The House Of Bachuss (Chapter 1: Take Me To Church) by Honea Byrne: They say that some places have personalities of their own. The House of Bacchus is one of those, having a paranoid personality disorder along with a psychotic disturbance of thought. This house is a place of “recuperation” for the addicted and unbalanced. This book begins where the book Don’t Write This Book II leaves off. There is a cast of characters and spirits who have their own individual stories such as: Mr. Thomas, Johnny Thunder, The Man with No Shoelaces, and Mr. Helms. What ties all these souls together is the mystery of The House of Bacchus, a place where good and evil meet and come into conflict. This is the first installment of a series that will explore the nature of chemical dependency as it intersects with the supernatural dimension. Buy the Book On Amazon. Author Bio: “I believe that being creative has two spiritual paths. These paths are of God, and of the devil.”-honea byrneDuring the day he is a school teacher. By night and whenever possible he dons the moniker of Honea Byrne. As Honea Byrne he interprets the world around him. He draws from real life experience. These experiences include being a Mortuary Affairs Specialist in the United States Army, a recovering alcoholic, and a teacher. In his writing he addresses social consciousness and combines it with self-help and spices it up with a supernatural feel. His writings are much like reading a graphic novel. This is because of his love for reading comics.His publishing credits include Poets Haven and Bootleg Avenue. He also has several books on Amazon Kindle. He has been featured on AM radio and Awesome FM. With over a hundred videos on the internet (myspace and youtube combined), he is well-versed in the art of self-promotion. When the opportunity arises, he plays live music at Check Point Charlie’s in New Orleans and Ground Zero Blues Club in Clarksdale. Being very fond of traveling, he has created and produced documentaries of Mexico, Arizona Native American Reservations, and Myrtle Plantation hauntings. These videos can be found on his youtube account.He is a fitness enthusiast. He has completed both P90X and Insanity work out programs.His musical influences include Public Enemy, Henry Rollins, Ice-T, Social Distortion, Everlast, Getto boys, Eminem, Danzig, Misfits, Pantera, Down.His reading influences include Chuck Bukowski,William S. Buroughs, Larry Brown, and many comic books. His favorite comics include Batman, Venom, Hell Raiser, Ghost Rider. He is especially fond of vintage comics from the 1970’s.Read his books.

‎No More by Disturbed on iTunes

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For Disturbed to have another #1 album? About Disturbed Heavy metal band Disturbed came together through the matching of a band with a singer. Longtime friends Dan Donegan (guitar), Mike Wengren (drums), and Fuzz (bass) played together in Chicago for some time before hooking up with singer David Draiman around 1997. Draiman had grown up in a religious family against which he rebelled, being expelled from five boarding schools in his adolescence. His anger found an outlet in the thrashing sound of Disturbed, and the band built up a following on Chicago's South Side before a demo tape led to their signing to Giant Records, which released their debut album, The Sickness, in March 2000. The band gained more fans and exposure playing the main stage of the 2001 Ozzfest, then broke away to do their own self-described "victory lap" around the U.S. that fall. Also during this period, they managed to record a vicious new version of wrestler Steve Austin's theme song that was so good it managed to receive radio play, and they were one of the bands announced to work on a high-profile Faith No More tribute album. Disturbed stepped into the studio after stepping off of the road and began work on a new disc that would reflect their growth as a band. Feeling experimental, the bandmembers worked with producer Johnny K and mixer Andy Wallace in order to create an album that could compare to other classic metal records they admired. Amplifying their fondness for groups like Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Pantera, and Soundgarden, Believe was released in the fall of 2002 and was recognized as a heavier, more varied, and ultimately superior record to their debut, ultimately reaching the top of the Billboard 200. After completing a tour to support the album, Fuzz left the band and was replaced by former Union Underground member John Moyer. The tour document Music as a Weapon II appeared in 2004, followed by the ambitious studio full-length Ten Thousand Fists in September 2005 and Indestructible in 2008. In 2010, Disturbed released their fifth studio album, Asylum. In July 2011, the bandmembers announced that they would be going on an indefinite hiatus. The Lost Children, a collection of rarities and B-sides, arrived in November of that year. During their time apart, Moyer joined Adrenaline Mob and formed Art of Anarchy (with Scott Weiland as lead singer), Draiman started an industrial metal band called Device, and Donegan and Wengren formed Fight or Flight. After a dinner meeting between Draiman and Donegan in early 2014, the band began hatching plans to return. The duo wrote songs together in the same room for the first time since 2001 and recording sessions were soon booked. Working with producer Kevin Churko in Las Vegas, their next album harked back to a classic heavy metal sound. Immortalized was released in August 2015 and became their fifth consecutive studio album to top the Billboard 200. 2016's Live at Red Rocks concert LP captured the group's August 15 performance at the storied Colorado amphitheater. ~ William Ruhlmann & Bradley Torreano ORIGIN

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Evolution (Deluxe) - Disturbed

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Also Available in iTunes About Disturbed Heavy metal band Disturbed came together through the matching of a band with a singer. Longtime friends Dan Donegan (guitar), Mike Wengren (drums), and Fuzz (bass) played together in Chicago for some time before hooking up with singer David Draiman around 1997. Draiman had grown up in a religious family against which he rebelled, being expelled from five boarding schools in his adolescence. His anger found an outlet in the thrashing sound of Disturbed, and the band built up a following on Chicago's South Side before a demo tape led to their signing to Giant Records, which released their debut album, The Sickness, in March 2000. The band gained more fans and exposure playing the main stage of the 2001 Ozzfest, then broke away to do their own self-described "victory lap" around the U.S. that fall. Also during this period, they managed to record a vicious new version of wrestler Steve Austin's theme song that was so good it managed to receive radio play, and they were one of the bands announced to work on a high-profile Faith No More tribute album. Disturbed stepped into the studio after stepping off of the road and began work on a new disc that would reflect their growth as a band. Feeling experimental, the bandmembers worked with producer Johnny K and mixer Andy Wallace in order to create an album that could compare to other classic metal records they admired. Amplifying their fondness for groups like Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Pantera, and Soundgarden, Believe was released in the fall of 2002 and was recognized as a heavier, more varied, and ultimately superior record to their debut, ultimately reaching the top of the Billboard 200. After completing a tour to support the album, Fuzz left the band and was replaced by former Union Underground member John Moyer. The tour document Music as a Weapon II appeared in 2004, followed by the ambitious studio full-length Ten Thousand Fists in September 2005 and Indestructible in 2008. In 2010, Disturbed released their fifth studio album, Asylum. In July 2011, the bandmembers announced that they would be going on an indefinite hiatus. The Lost Children, a collection of rarities and B-sides, arrived in November of that year. During their time apart, Moyer joined Adrenaline Mob and formed Art of Anarchy (with Scott Weiland as lead singer), Draiman started an industrial metal band called Device, and Donegan and Wengren formed Fight or Flight. After a dinner meeting between Draiman and Donegan in early 2014, the band began hatching plans to return. The duo wrote songs together in the same room for the first time since 2001 and recording sessions were soon booked. Working with producer Kevin Churko in Las Vegas, their next album harked back to a classic heavy metal sound. Immortalized was released in August 2015 and became their fifth consecutive studio album to top the Billboard 200. 2016's Live at Red Rocks concert LP captured the group's August 15 performance at the storied Colorado amphitheater. ~ William Ruhlmann & Bradley Torreano ORIGIN