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Schecter artist Damon Marks hits the road with his Traveling Guitar Foundation
In This Moment, Escape the Fate with Coldcock Whisky, tacos, Monster and puppies. Yea, thats how we roll!
Thursday launched the long weekend off with Chris Poland demonstrating why he is a Schecter artist with an outstanding clinic in which he involved other live musicians to the appearance outside of just playing to a backing track. The day continued with a clinic and signing from King X’s own dUg Pinnick along with a steady flow of foot traffic of those that were able to make the first day.
As Fridays activities kicked off the atmosphere surrounding the convention center went from excitement to madness. As if hordes of zombies had collected together and came looking for brains, the music industry professional’s who came looking to wheel and deal induced the same kind of commotion. Now you would think that here at Schecter we would be into helping to prevent the zombie apocalypse, but you would be wrong. As TJ and Thrasher from Escape the Fate took the stage to give a 30-minute clinic, more carnage ensued due to the dive bombs, appropriately placed arpeggios and just overall shredding.
Following the clinic came a signing that wont be soon forgotten by all those who witnessed it with Al Jourgenson and Sin Quirin of Ministry along with Tommy Victor of Prong and Keith Merrow from Conquering Dystopia. If you have to ask what made it so memorable, well, lets just say its was burned into our cognitive thoughts forever. The day continued with droves of personal coming into the Schecter booth to see the new Banshee Elite Guitars, Black Ops C-1 Guitar and along with the Chris Garza PT-7 to name just a few. With clinics from Nikki Stringfield and Brad Jurjens thru midday along with a solo clinic with Sin Quirin, Friday was going to be a hard day to beat.
Now what happens when you take all the band members from In This Moment, add Thrasher and TJ from Escape the Fate and throw in Jake and Jinxx from Black Veil Brides? Chaos and droves of fans is what happens. Along with an additional clinic from the Escape the Fate guys and a second clinic from Sin Quirin, the day was shaping to be just as epic as the day prior. Schecter artist Rob Scallon was able to swing by and conduct a clinic utilizing his Schecter 9-string that was just mind blowing and solidified his abilities and proved he is a force to be reckoned with. As the day progressed the amount of foot traffic progressed. Some came for the new instruments, some for the artists, some looking to score a deal and many coming to grab tickets for the coveted Schecter After Party at The Grove.
Day turning to night and sober turning to fuddled, the Schecter After Party kicked off with Coldcock Whiskey and Monster Energy supplying the good times.
With all tickets gone and the crazies expected, the Schecter crew hunkered down for what was to be a monstrous party with Escape The Fate taking the stage first and melting faces. As the taco meat, Monster and Coldcock continued to help fuel the debauchery, the now over capacity crowd turned their attention towards Chris Howorth and the rest of the In This Moment crew. Though the scene at the event was engulfed in metal and black leather, the generosity of all those present were able to raise over $4000 dollars for the charity group Take Me Home along with someone adopting a puppy that very night.
Here at Schecter we would like to thank every single soul that was able to come through our little area within the Anaheim Convention Center and look forward to stepping it up and making next year bigger and better.
Who, what and where we'll be! AND of course, our notorious party.
With NAMM being only days away, things are wrapping up at Schecter Headquarters and starting to move out to the Anaheim Convention Center, where the annual NAMM convention is underway. January 22nd-25th is approaching soon!
For those who DON'T know, NAMM stands for National Association of Music Merchants and has been around since 1901. It has been the MECCA of all things music related and has evolved into a showcase unmatched to anything else in the music industry. From manufacturers to distributors to affiliates and artists, it doesnt matter what your genre or musical association is...there is something here for everyone.
Of course it wouldn't be complete without our presence. So with keeping in step, we will again be causing a ruckus at our room 210 D (for those who are curious). Clinics, signings, giveaways and PLENTY of gear to drool over will be there over the 4 day event. So if you're lucky enough to have gotten your badge, be SURE to come up and say hi! Below we will have posted our tentative schedule for clinics and signings AND our official flyer for our 2015 NAMM Party at The Grove of Anaheim.
Available Now For Streaming.
"Broken As Me", a brand new song from Californian rockers PAPA ROACH, can be streamed below. The track, which is available on iTunes, is taken from the band's eighth full-length album, "F.E.A.R.", which will be released on January 27, 2015 via Eleven Seven Music). The Grammy Award-nominated hard rock juggernaut builds its most infectious, invigorating, and incendiary body of work to date.
Read more at http://www.blabbermouth.net/
MARILYN MANSON new album, "The Pale Emperor", will be released on January 19, 2015 on his new label Hell, etc. via Cooking Vinyl.
Recently Manson's new guitarists Paul Wiley and Tyler Bates have joined the Schecter team and have been destroying the stage with their new axes.
The song "DEEP SIX" can be heard via the Youtube link below.
All Axess has turned the pen over to Chris Howorth of In This Moment to get his feelings to responses online about his new album "Black Widow."
Chris starts out saying, "I'm really proud of it – it broke all the sales records of our previous albums, it's our highest charting album in our career so far and it was released on one of the biggest record labels. Our live shows are selling out, our videos have millions of views...it's really remarkable that we've grown so much so quickly and it's all due to our fans." He goes on to talk about the strong feelinngs of negativity and hatred he has read about the album. "It's interesting how a band and music can evoke such strong emotion in people..." He continues, "I didn't always like everything they did and sometimes I even felt upset or slightly betrayed because a band did something I didn't like or agree with. If a band I liked changed the music, image, or a band member left, sometimes I even went as far as saying they "sucked" or "sold out" to my friends. Now that I am a man and on the other side of this, I realize how ignorant I was about the whole thing."
Read the whole piece HERE.
says a cranky 56-year-old TV star can't make some of the most entertaining metal of 2014?
Beyond assembling the most dexterous line-up of his band's 20-year career, there's a wily and comedic twist to many of Ice-T's latest rants. The title track eulogizes "manhood" as a casualty of our post-adult era; "Talk Shit, Get Shot" is a watch-what-you-say anthem from someone with a very engaged Twitter audience, and "Institutionalized 2014" fast-forwards the suburban angst of the Suicidal Tendencies classic into middle age: Ice fends off a self-righteous vegan, an overseas ISP customer service agent, and an Xbox-hating nag of a wife. Plus two versions of "99 Problems" for the kids who think Jay-Z came up with that one up himself. K.H.
COAL CHAMBER just finished recording at Audiohammer studio in Sanford, Florida with producer Mark Lewis (DEVILDRIVER, CANNIBAL CORPSE) for an early 2015 release via Napalm Records.
To celebrate the release COAL CHAMBER will be headlining a North American tour this spring, which will start in Tempe, Arizona March 6th. To make this even better they have enlisted three other Schecter Bands; FILTER, COMBICHRIST and AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE to join the lineup.
COAL CHAMBER is offering an exclusive VIP Package for every date on the tour. It includes a meet-and-greet with the band, exclusive t-shirt, exclusive poster, souvenir laminate and early entry (where applicable).
Tickets go on sale to the public beginning this Friday, December 12 and Saturday, December 13.
COAL CHAMBER tour dates with FILTER, COMBICHRIST and AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE:
Mar. 06 - Tempe, AZ @ Marquee
Mar. 07 - Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues
Mar. 08 - San Francisco, CA @ Regency Grand
Mar. 09 - Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
Mar. 11 - Seattle, WA @ Showbox at the Market
Mar. 12 - Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
Mar. 13 - Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
Mar. 14 - Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
Mar. 16 - Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
Mar. 17 - Wichita, KS @ The Cottillion
Mar. 18 - Tulsa, OK @ Cains Ballroom
Mar. 20 - Milwaukee, WI @ Rave
Mar. 21 - Detroit, MI @ Harpos
Mar. 22 - Joliet, IL @ Mojoes
Mar. 23 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue*
Mar. 25 - Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
Mar. 26 - Toronto, ON @ Opera House
Mar. 27 - Niagara Falls, NY @ Rapids Theater
Mar. 28 - Worcester, MA @ Palladium
Mar. 29 - New York, NY @ Webster Hall
Mar. 31 - Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live
Apr. 01 - Hartford, CT @ The Webster
Apr. 02 - Patchogue, NY @ The Emporium
Apr. 03 - Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
Apr. 04 - Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero
Apr. 06 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls
Apr. 07 - Norfolk, VA @ The Norva
Apr. 08 - Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore Charlotte
Apr. 09 - Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
Apr. 10 - Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall
Apr. 11 - Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
Apr. 12 - Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live
* No AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE