Additional tour dates announced for Black Label Society
Join us in welcoming rhythm guitarist Miles Dimitri Baker!
Schecter is proud to announce the partnering of Miles Dimitri Baker from Rings Of Saturn.
Miles Dimitri Baker joined Rings of Saturn in 2014 upon the departure of former guitarist, Joel Omans. Lucas Mann and Aaron Stechauner, having already been involved with Miles Dimitri Baker in his other project, Interloper, as well as Aaron being involved with Miles' other band, Aenimus, saw it fit for Miles to fill the open position as the new Rings of Saturn guitarist. Rings of Saturn will be extensively touring internationally and domestically throughout 2015 and 2016.
"I am thrilled to be with Schecter. Every person at Schecter is great, the guitars are great, and I really don't think I could have picked a better company to be with. I look forward to proudly using Schecter Guitars all over the world, in the studio, and everywhere in between." - Miles Dimitri Baker
Rings of Saturn performs a subgenre of extreme metal known as deathcore, which fuses elements of metalcore and death metal. The style of deathcore that the band plays is influenced by technical death metal and is characterized by very fast and technical sweep-picking with an added harmony effect, fast tempos, ambient elements, and lyrics that deal with space invasion and extraterrestrial life.
Guitarist Mark Gemini Thwaite completed the lineup. Having previously played for such luminaries as THE MISSION and Peter Murphy, Mark added that special something that made the whole band gel.
Blabbermouth has reported:
Ricky Warwick has been a very busy man! Over the past year, he has co-written and recorded the second album for BLACK STAR RIDERS (the UK top 20 album "The Killer Instinct") and toured extensively to support that release. In addition, he has recorded not one but two (!) new solo albums! These albums will be released February 26, 2016 through Nuclear Blast Entertainment.
Ricky explains: "While we were working on the new BLACK STAR RIDERS album, I just got into a very productive song writing zone. The songs just kept coming and coming."
Ricky writes songs in a number of styles, and many of these tracks would not be at home on a BLACK STAR RIDERS album. So, he decided to record and release these albums as solo projects. Ricky continues: "BLACK STAR RIDERS is my top priority. But I really wanted these songs to come out.
Read more at http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/def-leppard-guns-n-roses-members-to-guest-on-new-solo-albums-from-ricky-warwick/#Gyu7mAO5elkiU40E.99
The buzz throughout the Guitar Industry is what is the definition of 'MADE IN THE USA'. I feel it is important to address this issue with Schecter Custom shop dealers, current owners or anyone contemplating the purchase of a new USA Production or Masterworks instrument.
This is due to a recent article by the respected editor of The Music Trades, Brian Majeski. Here is an excerpt from that article:
"PENNSYLVANIA'S OFFICIAL TOURISM WEBSITE lists the Martin Guitar factory in Nazareth as a "must see" destination, encouraging visitors to "experience the intrigue and excitement as highly skilled craftspeople transform wood into music." Watching firsthand the complex process that turns rough lumber into beautiful guitars, the thousands who visit each year leave with a deep appreciation of the instrument maker's art. An exceptional factory, a manufacturing tradition dating back to 1833, and credit for creating the modern flat top acoustic guitar are reasons Martin is a genuine American institution. Yet, as of this year, the company no longer labels the guitars that leave its Nazareth plant as "Made In USA." A reasonable person might ask, "how is this possible?" The answer lies with a poorly drafted California statute and the aggressive lawyers who exploit it.
California's Unfair Competition statute states that for an item to be designated "Made in the USA," "any article, unit, or part thereof," has to be "entirely or substantially made, manufactured, or produced" in the U.S. The California Supreme Court has interpreted this rule to mean that a "Made in the USA" designation requires that 100% of every piece of every part in a product must be made in one of the 50 states."
Until this statute is either amended or revoked, I feel it is important to address this issue with Schecter Custom shop dealers, current owners or anyone contemplating the purchase of a new USA Production or Masterworks instrument.
First and foremost your guitar starts here in our Sun Valley, CA facility as a block of wood and a neck blank.
Nothing is farmed in from abroad to be routed, painted and assembled. NOTHING.
To be 100% transparent, since we don't have a forest out back, we do purchase the highest quality tone woods from around the world. Canadian hard rock maple comes from our northern neighbor, Honduran Mahogany comes from Honduras, Australian Lacewood from Down Under and Indian Rosewood comes from India, not Indiana J. Our guitars start with solid hand selected hardwood billets sourced world wide for their specific tone and cosmetic properties. Our Maple neck blanks are harvested from the eastern United States as well as the cold regions of Canada for their stability and figure. All of our wood exotic and domestic is painstakingly researched for proper documentation and origin. We only deal with reputable and quality vendors with the highest standards and a long-standing history. This is lumber in its raw form just passed the harvest point and tempered. From here it is further seasoned, milled and turned into a beautiful "toneful" instrument one guitar at a time in our Southern California Facility by a hand picked team of craftsmen.
We also either manufacture or source from around the globe the highest quality components for our Custom Shop instruments. Here is a partial list:
Due to our limited production (35-45 guitars per month) we purchase incidental parts (knobs / jack plates / screws /etc) from domestic suppliers like Stewart MacDonald, AllParts, and WD Music. These parts originate in Taiwan, Korea, Mexico and PRC.
Our instruments are also finished (painted) in our in-house facility utilizing materials and procedures that meet or exceed California's strict guidelines.
To conclude this, I begrudgingly have decided to modify our designations on our Custom Shop instruments. Simply put, in this extremely litigious state that we are located, I can't risk an overzealous (ie: ambulance chasing) attorney to use the ultra-vagueness of this statute(Cal. Bus. & Prof. Code § 17533.7.) to drag us into a ridiculous legal matter. Instead of littering your custom instrument with what seems to be the busy but 'safe' verbiage of 'Made in the USA from Domestic and Imported Material', I have decided to replace the HANDCRAFTED in SUN VALLEY, CA USA with the below inscription:
This bothers me beyond words, but I like to think our customers are smarter than the average bear. If you are ever in the Los Angeles area and would like to visit our Custom Shop where these player’s instruments are built from the ground up with "Domestic and Imported Parts" please contact us so we can show you around!
I also invite you to join me in contacting your elected officials to voice your displeasure over this entire matter.
Here is a link to a related article:
Does Taylor Swift - Bad Blood ft. Kendrick Lamar (In the Style of DISTURBED)
We knew when we approached Anthony Vincent We already knew how talented he was
After seeing his Version of Katy Perry's "Dark Horse" and Linkin Park's "In The End."
The momentum has not stopped. Here he is doing Tailor Swift's Bad Blood in the Style of Disturbed.
Watch how he not only sings but pulls out his Hellraiser Extremes and tears it up on Guitar and Bass.
IMMORTALIZED DEBUTS AT #1!
Disturbed has long been a staple in the metal/Rock world for a while with nonstop #1 albums.
In 2010 Disturbed went on Hiatus, as members sought out new projects, family and a long needed rest, not knowing when if ever the day would come and the sleeping giant that is Disturbed would be awaken.
That day has come the time is now. The release of Immortalized have proven that this much needed break was not in vain.
We congratulate Dan Donegan and the men on another #1 album!
Below is a Statement from David Drainman:
My brothers and sisters, my blood,
The disturbed family is proud to announce our 5th consecutive #1 billboard debut with #immortalized!
With your help, in the face of staggering odds, and mighty competition, we have once again made history!
Words cannot properly express the level of gratitude, love, and appreciation we have for each and every one of you disturbed ones; whose loyalty, devotion, and united power, continue to astonish both the members of this band, and the rest of the world!
We also wish to extend our deepest heartfelt congratulations, to the other esteemed artists who share the chart with us this week, for it is truly an honor to be counted among them.
Dan, mike, john, and myself, are both humbled and exhilarated to no end by your incredible show of force!
This is your victory! Your triumph! Together, we have once again shown the world that rock music is alive and well, and will never die! Let this moment be celebrated not only by us, but by every rock music fan on the face of this planet!
We look forward with renewed hunger and anticipation to seeing you out on tour in 2016!
Thank you once again for continuing to be our life's blood!
The leviathan has risen.
We all are...
New Years Day will be releasing their new full length album 'Malevolence'.
The new song "Relentless" is the first single from the album which will be out worldwide October 2nd.
"Malevolence" was produced by Erik Ron and is New Years Day's Debut on Another Century Records.
Pre-Orders are now available at http://www.nydpreorder.com
Their headlining tour will begin on October 3rd in San Diego
Friday DISTURBED played its first show in four years at House Of Blues in Chicago.
The Show coincided with the release date of their new album "Immortalized".
This is the first studio album since 2010's gold album "Asylum". The Band decided to take a Hiatus and many of the members worked on other projects like Dan Donegan's FIGHT OR FLIGHT.
Below you can see some fan videos shot from the show.
Photos by J.R. Bessette
Players don't lie! The Demon series guitars offer up the best bang for your buck!
Over time certain guitars lose their allure. New things come out with new bells and whistles and the tried and true get swept under the rug and forgotten about as the new and shiny take center stage. Fortunately for us, thats NOT the case with our long standing Demon Series guitars. One of the most affordable staples in Schecters arsenal is still found hitting stages everywhere and doesn't seem to be making room for any competition. At an unbelievably affordable price, and with enough choices to satisfy most metal players, this is definitely ranked high in the desireable guitars category. Don't believe us? You can check out this thread from Ultimate Guitar...where people review and are thoroughly critical of their investments.
It's safe to say that if you're in the market for a reliable shred guitar without breaking the bank and looking for that quality that SCHECTER is known for, this would be a great place to start!
For the full line up of the series head to: http://schecterguitars.com/guitars/demon
Be sure to check out this awesome video below too.
Joining Danzig on this tour will be Prong (with Tommy Victor doing double duty guitars for both bands), SUPERJOINT, VEIL OF MAYA, and WITCH MOUNTAIN will also be playing this tour.
We asked Tommy about playing with both Danzig and Prong on a tour and if this is the first time doing this and what can we expect on this tour?
"Not my first time doing double duty. Expect nothing out of the ordinary. I'll be busting out both sets with usual enthusiasm."
The Tour will start in Phoenix, Arizona and continue through the U.S. and ending on Halloween in Los Angeles on Halloween.
Oct. 02 - Phoenix, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
Oct. 05 - Austin, TX @ Stubbs Waller Creek Amphitheatre
Oct. 07 - Memphis, TN @ Minglewood Hall
Oct. 09 - New Orleans, LA @ Civic Theatre
Oct. 11 - Birmingham, AL @ Iron City
Oct. 12 - Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live
Oct. 14 - Charlotte, NC @ the Fillmore
Oct. 16 - Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
Oct. 17 - Worcester, MA @ "Rock & Shock" the Palladium
Oct. 18 - Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
Oct. 20 - Portland, ME @ State Theatre
Oct. 21 - New York, NY @ Best Buy Theatre
Oct. 23 - Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre
Oct. 24 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
Oct. 25 - Omaha, NE @ Sokol Auditorium
Oct. 27 - Boulder, CO @ Boulder Theatre
Oct. 29 - San Jose, CA @ City National Civic
Oct. 31 - Los Angeles, CA @ Microsoft Theatre
Checkout Tommy Victor's Signature Model: