By Martina Fasano

Band Interviews, album, gear, and concert reviews, concert photography, and all things rock'n'roll.

Heaven below band

Review: Heaven Below - Good Morning Apocalypse

Heaven Below released their new album Good Morning Apocalypse on October 14, 2016. First off, let me begin by saying that Heaven Below is probably the best rock band you’ve never heard of if you’re not in the know.

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Rec Room Resolution: An Interview With Rik Emmett

Perhaps the first time you heard Rik Emmett play/sing was on a Triumph album. Or maybe you first encountered his virtuosity on one of his many solo records. For me, the first time I had ever heard the name Rik Emmett I was a young teenager and I had just walked into my very first guitar lesson.

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Concert Review: One Eyed Doll brings a Toronto crowd to life

I had interviewed songwriter/guitarist/singer Kimberly Freeman of One Eyed Doll for the Seymour Duncan blog a few months back, and once the two of us bonded over Blackstar amplifiers, I knew I had to see her live in concert as soon as I got the chance. Thursday, September 22, 2016 at The Rockpile in Toronto, I had a chance to do just that, and it was so worth the wait!

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Tempt: An Interview With Rock's Next Big Band

I get sent a lot of music to listen to. A LOT. And I have to confess, most of it is nothing to write home (or anywhere else for that matter) about. Most of the stuff I receive sounds like everything else. It’s unremarkable and I wouldn’t be able to hum or sing along, or headbang in any fashion to any of it because it isn’t memorable. But every once and awhile, I hear something that makes me sit up, take notice, and restores my hope in the future of rock’n’roll. Ladies and gentlemen, I am proud to say that I…

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Real Guitars Made from Real Skateboards

From Skate Park to Studio: Prisma Guitars Makes Musical Dreams a Reality

SAN FRANCISCO — What started as a love for two hobbies is evolving into a passion for one business. Today, Prisma Guitars is driven by the goal of building custom guitars with a one-of-a-kind style where instruments are all 100% handcrafted from the wood of recycled skateboard decks and custom engineered for the highest quality sound.

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HEAVEN BELOW Reveals New Album 'Good Morning Apocalypse' feat. Lita Ford, UDO, Jason McMaster and more

US rock/metal band HEAVEN BELOW, which features Union Underground/Lita Ford guitarist Patrick Kennison, will release its new album 'Good Morning Apocalypse' via David Ellefson's EMP Label Group/eOne (USA) and SPV (Europe) on Friday, October 14th. The band’s third full-length studio effort, is a concept record that is set in a post-apocalyptic world. It features guest appearances from Lita Ford, Jason McMaster (Dangerous Toys, Broken Teeth, Watchtower), Udo Dirkschneider (U.D.O., Accept) and Kobra Paige (Kobra and the Lotus). 

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Cort Guitars Releases AB850F Acoustic Bass Model

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA—In the spirit of back-to-school season, Cort Guitars invites you to meet the new acoustic bass in class: the AB850F. The AB850F features the same high-quality craftsmanship as its classmates with the latest Fishman electronics resulting in a big natural acoustic sound with plenty of volume to anchor the low-end in any musical setting.

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Peavey Teams Up with Pedal Steel Icon Robert Randolph

Peavey is proud to announce the release of the Robert Randolph Signature PowerSlide®. Incorporating all of the features of the original Peavey PowerSlide, the Robert Randolph signature model includes an adjustable belly rest, allowing users to adjust the distance between the instrument and themselves, an added single-coil pickup, and upgraded hardware. The Peavey PowerSlide is a revolutionary approach to playing slide guitar.

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