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by Brenda McTaggart – Columnist — Among the first generation of Thrash bands still keeping it brutal and, more importantly, relevant today, is Testament. This shredding legend has now released its 11th studio album Brotherhood of the Snake and is showing no signs of letting up or fading [...]
by Anabel DFlux – Sr. Photojournalist — Anabel DFlux caught up with all four the core members of Metal superpower – Metal Allegiance: Mark Menghi, Mike Portnoy (Winery Dogs, ex-Dream Theater), David Ellefson (Megadeth), and Alex Skolnick (Testament). The unique ensemble chatted [...]
by Kathy Kindred – Editor in Chief — The NAMM experience is a complete immersion into sensory overload. Yes, all five senses. Each year, the National Association of Music Merchants hosts the four-day Winter NAMM Show at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif. This year, NAMM [...]
by Alissa Ordabai – Senior Columnist — According to the National Association of Music Merchants, NAMM, The 2015 Winter NAMM Show was the largest event in its 114-year history. The number of this year’s participating exhib-itors reached a record-setting 1,621, which is a 6 percent [...]
by John Kindred – Senior Columnist — January 24, 2015 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA. — Day 3: Day 3 began by visiting the booths associated with recording, DJ mixing and digital pianos and keyboards. Megadeth’s Dave Ellefson was hanging out chatting with [...]
by John Kindred – Senior Columnist — January 23, 2015 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA. — Day 2: Highlights of the day began with Mad Hatter Guitar Products who offer solderless guitar component kits. Meeting face to face with Jospeh Fortmuller owner of Sinister [...]
by John Kindred – Senior Columnist — January 22, 2015 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA. — Day 1: Winter NAMM 2015 takes place in Anaheim, California from January 22-25 2015. Easily the most important event in the music-making industry calendar, the NAMM show brings [...]