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After announcing a new vocalist earlier this year, California prog death metal outfit Fallujah has returned with their fourth studio album, “Undying Light.” The effort doubles down on their aggressive riffing.
Jazz is Phish will be hitting the road this spring. The music collective, which celebrates the music of Phish through the lens of jazz, will include Cody Wright for the majority of the two-month tour. Felix Pastorius will lay down the low end for the last set of dates.
Strandberg was turning heads this year at the Winter NAMM Show as they unveiled the Boden bass. The instrument, which they say has been years in the making, is a headless design with an ergonomic body shape and multi-scale neck.
We’re proud to present a video premiere from the Indian fusion band Deep Energy Orchestra, which features Trey Gunn on Chapman Stick, Selvaganesh on percussion, and Jason Everett (aka Mister E) on bass.
The Aristocrats have announced their first ever “Aristocamp,” which is set to take place from June 18 - 21. Each member of the trio – including bassist Bryan Beller – will teaching and performing. Michael Manring is a guest instructor.
Ibanez’s Artcore series of semi-hollow body instruments is getting a new bass this year called the AGB260. The short-scale bass is part of the Vibrante subset of the line and as such comes in Sea Foam Green with a pearloid pickguard.
Tal Wilkenfeld has returned with a new solo album called “Love Remains.” As opposed to her 2007 instrumental release, “Transformation,” her latest record focuses on her songwriting and marks her vocal debut.
Eastwood Guitars has rounded out their signature series of instruments with Warren Ellis by introducing the Warren Ellis bass guitar model. Ellis, who works with Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, worked with the company to add low end to his arsenal.
You Bred Raptors? has announced they will be hitting the road for a spring tour this April. The trio features KC Solaris on drums, Tara Hanish on cello, and bandleader Peat Rains on 8-string bass.
Arkham Sound has expanded its lineup of bass products with The Beast of Both Worlds, which is a Class D/Tube hybrid amplifier that delivers 1200 watts into 4 ohms. Its preamp section features a 12AX7 tube that they say offers “good tone and low microphonics.”