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Tool | Fear Inoculum

Tool Announce New Album & US Tour Fear Inoculum is Tool’s first studio material in 13 years. The album, which was is released on August 30, is the follow-up to 2006’s 10,000 Days and features more trailblazing riffs and the blasting bass tone of Justin Chancellor. Further to the new album release, Tool have also announced a round of North American tour dates beginning on October 13th at the Aftershock Festival in Sacramento and working their way across the U.S. and into Canada. Their final date is scheduled for November 25th in Washington,...

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Peter Hook Signature Strings

New Peter Hook Custom Set Available Now The Bass Centre in London has announced the launch of a brand-new set of ELITES signature strings, dedicated to legendary British bass master, Peter Hook. The larger than life bassist, the founding member of Joy Division and New Order currently fronting his own outfit, Peter Hook & The Light, is one of the most influential British musicians of the post-punk era. The Peter Hook Custom Set features a stainless steel, roundwound gauge mix (.060 – .065 – .085 – .105) which has been at the heart of his distinctive style and sound for so much of his storied...

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Avishai Cohen | Arvoles

Avishai Cohen releases new album “The idea with this recording was to say more with less,” says Avishai Cohen of his latest album.  “But it takes experience to get there.”  Arvoles, which translates as ‘Trees’ in the ancient Ladino-language, is very different in both tone and feel from his previous outing 1970. “If you listen to both records back to back, you’d get a pretty good idea of who I am,” says Cohen. ““I see Arvoles as new music. It’s a reflection of my world over the last couple of years.” With poignant melodies providing a powerful narrative thread, and Cohen’s...

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Making a Warwick Streamer LX

Warwick Custom Shop Master Built Streamer LX The latest video from Warwick goes behind the scenes at the company’s Custom Shop in Markneukirchen, Germany and showcases the making of a Master Built Streamer LX. The hand-selected Wild Flamed Maple body has been given a Nirvana Red Burst Transparent High Polish Finish together with a matching electronics compartment cover and a matching headstock with the red “W” LED logo. The active MEC P/J pickups are wired to a Warwick’s active 2-way electronics with a lithium battery that can be recharged via USB like a mobile phone. Visit...

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Loran Donin | 1000 Boats

Liran Donin 1000 Boats “World grooves with cleverly shifting harmonies and textures.” Released: September 2018 Featured Track: “Tel Aviv to Ramallah” Having forged an impeccable career as a sideman in jazz, most notably with the sax-blasting London quintet Led Bib, the release of 1000 Boats sees Liran Donin take centre stage as an increasingly influential figure in his own right. Everything is built around his lyrical melodies and funky world beat grooves with cleverly shifting harmonies and textures. There’s so much to recommend about this album, not least Liran’s selfless unflashy playing....

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