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Clutch Releases “Weathermaker Vault Series Vol I”
New Albums

Clutch Releases “Weathermaker Vault Series Vol I”

Groove rockers Clutch have released the first in album in their new “Weathermaker Vault Series”, which is a collection of cover songs and re-recordings. The project began in 2019 as a series of digital releases.

Troy Sanders and Gone is Gone Release Second Full-Length Album
New Albums

Troy Sanders and Gone is Gone Release Second Full-Length Album

A month after releasing a new album with Killer Be Killed, Troy Sanders has another new record out with Gone is Gone. “If Everything Happens For A Reason… Then Nothing Really Matters At All” is the second full-length album from the band.

Sodom Returns with “Genesis XIX”
New Albums

Sodom Returns with “Genesis XIX”

German thrash metal mainstay Sodom has returned with their sixteenth studio album, entitled “Genesis XIX”. The record is the first to feature the band’s new lineup.

Dream Theater Releases “Distant Memories – Live In London”
New Albums

Dream Theater Releases “Distant Memories – Live In London”

Dream Theater’s new album, “Distant Memories – Live In London”, is out now. Recorded at the Apollo Theatre in February, the concert sees the band performing songs from “Distance Over Time” as well as the entirety of “Metropolis Part 2 – Scenes From a Memory”.

Evan Marien Publishes “Major Hexatonic Scales and Melodic Patterns Vol. 1”
Sheet Music & Instruction

Evan Marien Publishes “Major Hexatonic Scales and Melodic Patterns Vol. 1”

Evan Marien has released a new book that will help you take a new approach to the fingerboard. “Major Hexatonic Scales and Melodic Patterns Vol. 1” centers around a six-note scale.

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Primus Announces “Alive From Pachyderm Station” Streaming Event
Concerts & Tours

Primus Announces “Alive From Pachyderm Station” Streaming Event

Like every band this year, Primus was forced to cancel all of their plans for 2020. However, the band has just announced a virtual concert called “Alive From Pachyderm Station” that will be airing Friday, December 11th.

Alex Lofoco Publishes “Contemporary Electric Bass: Jaco Pastorius”
Sheet Music & Instruction

Alex Lofoco Publishes “Contemporary Electric Bass: Jaco Pastorius”

Today is Jaco Pastorius’ birthday, so it is fitting that Alex Lofoco has a new volume of his instructional book series releasing today. “Contemporary Bass Guitar: Jaco Pastorius” is an in-depth analysis of Jaco’s “Modern Electric Bass” video.

Feliciati, Hallebeek, and Voskuil Release “Bumerang”
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Feliciati, Hallebeek, and Voskuil Release “Bumerang”

Three years ago, bassist Lorenzo Feliciati met guitarist Richard Hallebeek and drummer Niels Voskuil to perform at the 2017 North Sea Jazz Festival. Now they’ve released “Bumerang”, which was recorded over two years.

Riccio and Gunn Publish “King Crimson: The Discipline Era Transcriptions” Book
Sheet Music & Instruction

Riccio and Gunn Publish “King Crimson: The Discipline Era Transcriptions” Book

Gabriel Riccio and Trey Gunn have teamed up for the mammoth task of creating a new score book called “King Crimson: The Discipline Era Transcriptions”. The 256-page book features full-band transcriptions from Crimson’s fruitful ’80s era.

Kenny James Releases New “Invisiblemann” Album with Bass Giveaway
New Albums

Kenny James Releases New “Invisiblemann” Album with Bass Giveaway

Kenny James has added a new volume to his catalog with “Invisiblemann Vol. 14: Remain Invisible”. In an amazing act of gratitude, the artist is giving away one of the basses he used to record the album.

Marek Bero Publishes “Bass Gym 101: Odd Time Bass Grooves”
Sheet Music & Instruction

Marek Bero Publishes “Bass Gym 101: Odd Time Bass Grooves”

One of the biggest obstacles for musicians is the dreaded odd-time signature. That’s why Marek Bero decided to expand his “Bass Gym 101” series with a new book on the topic.

Jimi Hendrix “Live In Maui” Features Documentary and Rare Performance
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Jimi Hendrix “Live In Maui” Features Documentary and Rare Performance

The Jimi Hendrix Estate has released another live performance from the vault. “Live in Maui” combines a new documentary with two full sets from July 30, 1970. The guitar legend was backed by drummer Mitch Mitchell and bassist Billy Cox.