“Getting the shit beat out of you has never sounded so appealing.” – AV CLUB

“raging at age 75. …proving that power in Pop’s hands is still best delivered raw.” – ULTIMATE CLASSIC ROCK

“It’s raw, it rocks, it’s Iggy at his finest.” – LINCOLN JOURNAL STAR

“…Iggy has delivered his most immediate, straightforward, energetic record in years.” –STEREOGUM (Album of The Week)

“…proves that Pop not only has more to say, but continues to find exciting ways to say them.” – SLANT

“Get the year started right with a pop — from Iggy Pop.” – ASSOCIATED PRESS


Today marks the release of Iggy Pop’s feverishly anticipated new album EVERY LOSER on Atlantic Records/Gold Tooth Records. Hailed by the likes of NEW YORK, ESQUIRE and the ASSOCIATED PRESS as one of the new year’s most eagerly awaited releases, EVERY LOSER has been preceded by “buzz-bombing, hard-riffing rock” (NEW YORK TIMES) “Frenzy,” and more recently “Strung Out Johnny.”

Iggy Pop has also been confirmed as musical guest on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE! Monday, January 9th. Iggy’s return to late night TV will feature the televised debut of his new band the Losers, featuring Andrew Watt, Chad Smith, Duff McKagan, and Josh Klinghoffer.

Iggy recently confirmed four live dates spanning the west coast. Kicking off in Los Angeles on April 20, the Godfather of Punk’s raw power will be in full force as he performs tracks off his 19th solo album.

These limited dates include stops at Los Angeles’ Regent Theater and Hollywood Palladium, San Francisco’s Masonic Theater, and Las Vegas’ The Pearl, and will mark the touring debut of Iggy Pop & The Losers.

Tickets are on sale now at iggypop.com. See below for all announced dates.

EVERY LOSER is Iggy’s first album to be released via the recently announced partnership between Atlantic Records and Gold Tooth Records, the new label founded by the album’s GRAMMY Award-winning, multi-platinum executive producer, Andrew Watt.

Featuring a murderers’ row of modern day rock icons including the Iggy Pop & The Losers lineup of Watt, McKagan and Smith, EVERY LOSER sets Iggy’s lyrical aggressions toward physical and existential nemeses atop a rock solid foundation provided by members of Blink 182 (Travis Barker), Foo Fighters (Taylor Hawkins), Guns N’ Roses (Duff McKagan), Jane’s Addiction (Chris Chaney, Dave Navarro, Eric Avery), Pearl Jam (Josh Klinghoffer, Stone Gossard) and Red Hot Chili Peppers (Klinghoffer, Chad Smith). The result is 11 songs by the man who refused to go gently into that good night on Free, and is once again charging fearlessly at life itself on EVERY LOSER.


April 20, 2023 – Los Angeles, CA – The Regent Theater – Tickets HERE
April 22, 2023 – San Francisco, CA – Masonic Theater – Tickets HERE
April 27, 2023 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium – Tickets HERE
April 29, 2023 – Las Vegas, NV – The Pearl – Tickets HERE

The new album is available as limited-edition vinyl, cassettes and CDs – Available HERE. As part of the release of EVERY LOSER, Iggy is offering an exclusive relaunch of legendary fanzine, PUNK Magazine, from founder and legendary editor John Holmstrom with a full Iggy issue, which contains an exclusive interview with Iggy by Flea. Iggy originally graced the cover of the John Holmstrom Fanzine in July 1976.

ANTI-FLAG’s 13TH Album ‘Lies They Tell Our Children’ Out Today, January 6, via Spinefarm

ANTI-FLAG Share “Sold Everything” Video Watch HERE

‘Lies They Tell Our Children’ Out Today, January 6, via Spinefarm
Tour With Flogging Molly & Skinny Lister
Kicks Off in February!

Incendiary Pittsburgh punk rockers ANTI-FLAG have released their 13th album ‘Lies They Tell Our Children’ today, January 6, via Spinefarm. Get it HERE

To celebrate the release, the band will be featured on the upcoming cover of New Noise. The issue includes a flexi-disc featuring the band’s take on the Dead Milkmen classic “Punk Rock Girl.” Get it HERE

Additionally, the band has shared the video for “SOLD EVERYTHING.” Watch it HERE

The video was directed by INDECLINE, who impressively shot SEVEN videos for the album tracks.

2023 is an incredibly important year for Anti-Flag, as it marks three decades of profound punk rock.

“2023 — 30 years of Anti-Flag. If we’re being completely honest, this mile marker of longevity is both unbelievable to us and at the same time not a shock at all.

“The four of us have committed our lives to these songs, shows, and records. We have placed precedence on this work and believe it to be intrinsically tied to our value as people on this planet. If you would have asked the kids who started this band if we would still be Anti-Flag 30 years later, we would have probably thought we wouldn’t make it this long. But we would have collectively resounded that as long as we’re alive, we would be making music with the goal of unifying people and communities, positioning empathy over apathy, and using everything at our disposal to be agitators and disruptors of status quo, exploitative, capitalist politics.”

“‘LIES THEY TELL OUR CHILDREN’ represents a band that is still working on its craft, and we challenged ourselves to be better songwriters, leaving familiarity and comfort zones. Perhaps it’s too ambitious to make your 13th full-length album a concept record, but if we have learned anything through our privileged lenses of longevity, it’s to be true to ourselves. This was our plan. A record that is fulfilling emotionally and spiritually, we basically said ‘Fuck it, this is the record we wanted to make, the people we wanted to collaborate with, the type of song we want to play live and share across the globe.'”

“It’s a shot of optimism and inspiration to carry on, stay the course, created because it’s what we have to do. We hope that people like it, listen to it, stream it, or whatever… but truthfully, we would be doing all of this with or without an audience, it’s all we have known as Anti-Flag for 30 years and we don’t see that changing any time soon.”

‘Lies They Tell Our Children’ was recorded, produced, and mixed by Jon Lundin.


“MODERN META MEDICINE” (Feat. Jesse Leach of Killswitch Engage)
“LAUGH. CRY. SMILE. DIE.” (Feat. Shane Told of Silverstein)
“THE FIGHT OF OUR LIVES” (Feat. Tim McIlrath of Rise Against + Brian Baker of Bad Religion)
“IMPERIALISM” (Feat. Ashrita Kumar of Pinkshift)
“VICTORY OR DEATH (WE GAVE ‘EM HELL)” (Feat. Campino of Die Toten Hosen)
“SHALLOW GRAVES” (Feat. Tré Burt)
“NVREVR” (Feat. Stacey Dee of Bad Cop/Bad Cop)

With Flogging Molly & Skinny Lister

2/2 — Austin, TX — ACL Live at The Moody Theater
2/3 — New Orleans, LA — The Fillmore
2/4 — Huntsville, AL — Mars Music Hall
2/5 — Columbia, SC — The Senate
2/7 — Knoxville, TN — The Mill Mine
2/8 — Nashville, TN — Ryman Auditorium
2/10 — Chattanooga, TN — The Signal
2/11 — Louisville, KY — Old Forester’s Paristown Hall
2/14 — Norfolk, VA — The NorVa
2/15 — Richmond, VA — The National
2/17 — Rochester, NY — Main Street Armory
2/18 — Montclair, NJ — The Wellmont Theater
2/19 — Hanover, MD — The Hall at Live! Casino & Hotel
2/21 — Charleston, SC — Charleston Music Hall
2/22 — Asheville, NC — The Orange Peel
2/24 — Atlantic City, NJ — Sound Waves at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
2/25 — Bethlehem, PA — Wind Creek Event Center
2/26 — Huntington, NY — The Paramount
2/28 — Worcester, MA — The Palladium
3/1 — Syracuse, NY — Landmark Theatre
3/3 — Madison, WI — The Sylvee
3/4 — Grand Rapids, MI — 20 Monroe Live
3/5 — Ft. Wayne, IN — The Clyde Theatre
3/7 — Fayetteville, AR — JJ’s Live
3/8 — Oklahoma City, OK — Diamond Ballroom
3/10 — Kansas City, MO — Harrah’s Voodoo Lounge
3/11 — Omaha, NE — The Admiral
3/12 — Boulder, CO — Boulder Theater
3/14 — Tucson, AZ — Rialto Theatre
3/16 — Las Vegas, NV — The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas – Chelsea Theatre
3/17 — Los Angeles, CA — Hollywood Palladium
3/18 — Riverside, CA — Riverside Municipal Auditorium
3/19 — Reno, NV — Grand Sierra Resort


6/3-4 — Linz, AT — SBÄM Fest
6/15-18 — Dessel, BE — Graspop
6/24 — Münster, DE — Vainstream Rockfest
7/2 — Rimini, IT — Slam Dunk Italy



Photo by Norman Seeff Productions

Singer Kurt Deimer stayed quite busy throughout 2022 – with the arrival of his debut EP, ‘Word Hard Rock Hard,’ which he recorded with his bandmate and creative partner (and Bon Jovi guitarist) Phil X.

And 2023 will see Deimer build his fanbase with further touring in the US.

“We got a couple more Tesla dates in January. I’m also going to shoot my second feature film that I star in, called ‘Scared to Death,’ along with Lin Shaye, she’s known for the ‘Insidious’ franchise and her role in Kingpin with Woody Harrelson, and Bill Moseley, who was in Rob Zombie’s ‘The Devil’s Rejects,’ amongst other projects.
And we already have further tour dates with Tesla in the Midwest with many, many more to come – starting in April, after my movie shoot.”

“2022 was the year we saw the band evolve. We continued to enhance our live show and become a really tight rock’n’roll band. Given that we are direct support, when we hit the stage, we entertain folks at the highest level – with the opportunity we’re given and the amount of space we’re given on stage. And 2022 has been a great bridge and a great training ground – ‘battle ground’ if you will – setting us up for all the big things that are about to happen in 2023. So, 2022 was the year of hard work. A year of figuring stuff out, a year making the necessary changes to continue to grow as a band and continue to grow our audience across the world.”

Deimer has also issued several music videos thus far, which can be viewed via these links:

“My Dad” – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0oqJpgkxjU0
“Hero” – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPzlBPogD1M&t=42s
“Naïve” – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sp-7ZopNcwQ
“Burn Together” (featuring Geoff Tate) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYWxNdXZqz4

With 2022 now in the rearview mirror, Deimer looks back upon the past twelve months with fondness. “Favorite moments from the band this year for sure was our five days that we did with Tesla in the beginning of September. Those were epic shows. We had come off the Yngwie Malmsteen tour, which was another great moment. With Tesla, we did House of Blues and auditoriums – we really got to play in front of a thousand plus every night, and converted even more fans. Another great memorable moment with those Tesla shows was when we came out on stage at the last show at the House of Blues in New Orleans, to play with them on ‘Signs.’ To be on stage with other musicians that I admire so much was a big highlight. And another highlight of 2022 was when we played to 3,000+ fans with Mushroomhead, at their big Halloween bash in Cleveland at the Agora.”

Undoubtedly, 2023 is going to be a big year for Kurt Deimer.


Saturday, January 14th, 2023
Will Rogers Memorial Center (Auditorium)
Fort Worth, TX

Sunday, January 15th, 2023
Lubbock Memorial Civic Center
Lubbock, TX

Thursday, January 19, 2023
Hard Rock Event Center
Tampa Bay, FL

RUSSKAJA calls for peace with their most heavy-hitting album yet!

Polka Punk/Ska Outfit
Brings the Nu Metal on Second Single “Shapka”
Watch the Lyric Video HERE

New Album, ‘Turbo Polka Party’,
out February 3, 2023 via Napalm Records
Pre-Order NOW

[Photo Credit: Markus Haas]

The holidays are over, so get up, couch potato! High voltage party polka virtuosos RUSSKAJA provide the perfect soundtrack to get you moving with their new album, ‘Turbo Polka Party’, out February 3, 2023 via Napalm Records. Once again mixing elements of punk, ska, polka and metal, the upcoming record is their most danceable and hard-hitting studio album to date.

Only RUSSKAJA can properly blend nu metal with the aforementioned contrasting genres and come out the other side with a perfectly addictive new track like “Shapka” (the name for a Russian fur cap)! The multinational musicians conjure the likes of nu metal legends Limp Bizkit in their MTV heydays, blending addictive beats, chunky riffs and raucous rap interludes with upbeat potete and tuba blasts – uniting the best of both worlds. Along with a new lyric video, the relentlessly catchy single lines right up with RUSSKAJA fan favorites.

Is it the mighty Fred Durst you can hear in RUSSKAJA’s new single “Shapka”? Or is it guitarist/songwriter Engel Mayr giving the song an unmistakable nu metal twist with his voice? Check it out and let us know if you can find Fred Durst in the brand-new track!

Drummer Mario Stübler on the new single:

“I can’t wait to play “Shapka” live! It’s got a groove that makes you move so put on your dance shoes and shake your booty with us!”

Watch the Lyric Video for “Shapka” HERE

Hailing from Austria but wearing their Ukrainian and Russian heritages on their sleeves, RUSSKAJA present their hardest-hitting studio album to date. Although they are one of the most entertaining bands in rock, RUSSKAJA have never strayed away from clear political statements. The band, known for utilizing Soviet imagery as a nod to their cultural background, sends a clear sign against war – calling for peace and humanity on ‘Turbo Polka Party’. This message is particularly emphasized on “No Borders” – reflective of the cries for peace RUSSKAJA stated in the wake of the Ukrainian/Russian tensions flaring in the beginning of 2022.

The band has also produced a special “No Borders” shirt, and will donate 100% of proceeds earned from its sale to the charity organization “Volkshilfe”, benefitting Ukrainian refugees. The shirt is available together with the Special Edition autograph card “No Borders”, which is signed by the entire band, and can be purchased via RUSSKAJA’s website.

RUSSKAJA undoubtedly master the tightrope act between clear message and entertainment. With “Russki Style”, they show themselves on well-tread paths. But a party can’t happen without friends! Micha Rhein from In Extremo finds a place on the wistful “Olga von der Wolga”, while Skindred singer Benji Webbe supports the rousing reggae metal track “Vozdukh” and Hamburg dance act Le Fly convinces with exotic groove on the German-Spanish song “Senales”. Even the Wham hit “Last Christmas” is not safe from RUSSKAJA.

Pre-Order your copy of ‘Turbo Polka Party’ HERE


‘Turbo Polka Party’ Track List:

1. No Borders
2. Russki Style
3. Shapka
4. Olga von der Wolga (feat. Micha Rhein – In Extremo)
5. Paschli
6. New Life
7. Vozdukh (feat. Benji Webbe – Skindred)
8. Senales (feat. Le Fly)
9. Last Christmas
10. Baila
11. Turbopolka

‘Turbo Polka Party’ will be available in the following formats:

=> 1 LP Gatefold RED Vinyl – strictly limited to 200 worldwide / Napalm Records shop exclusive
=> 1 LP Gatefold BLACK Vinyl
=> 1 CD Digipak
=> Digital Album

Touring relentlessly while still rocking stages on TV as the house band on the prestigious “Willkommen Österreich” – RUSSKAJA’s Turbo Ska Punk is unstoppable and develops with each new album! It’s time to shake a leg and toast to an unforgettable time together with RUSSKAJA.


Turbo Polka Party Tour 2023

w/ Paddy & The Rats, Bloodsucking Zombies from outer Space

23.02.23 DE – Nuremberg / Hirsch
24.02.23 DE – Munich / Backstage
25.02.23 CH – Pratteln / Z7 Konzertfabrik
26.02.23 AT – Dornbirn / Conrad Sohm
28.02.23 DE – Leipzig / Werk 2, Halle D
01.03.23 DE – Jena / F-Haus
02.03.23 DE – Hanover / Musikzentrum
03.03.23 DE – Cologne / Kantine
04.03.23 DE – Hamburg / Grünspan
05.03.23 DE – Berlin / Columbia Theater
08.03.23 AT – Linz / Posthof
09.03.23 DE – Bochum / Zeche
10.03.23 DE – Frankfurt am Main / Batschkapp
11.03.23 DE – Stuttgart / Im Wizemann
23.03.23 AT – Salzburg / Rockhouse
24.03.23 AT – Graz / PPC
25.03.23 AT – Vienna / Arena
30.03.23 UK – London / Omeara
01.04.23 UK – Manchester / Deaf Institute
02.04.23 UK – Glasgow / Stereo
03.04.23 IE – Dublin / The Grand Social
04.04.23 UK – Bristol / Lost Horizon
06.04.23 FR – Villeurbanne / CCO
07.04.23 FR – Fontenay-le-Compte / Festival On N’a Plus 20 ans
08.04.23 FR – Paris / Petit Bain
09.04.23 NL – Haarlem / Patronaat


Georgij Makazaria – Vocals
Engel Mayr – Guitars, Vocals
Hg Gutternigg – Potete, Tuba
Mario Stübler – Drums
Nico Loro Ravenni – Sax
Dimitrij Miller – Bass
Lea-Sophie Fischer – Violin

ORGY Drops New Single “Empty” on Friday, January 13th

Announces Upcoming Festival Date
at Sick New World in Las Vegas

NEWMUSIC EP Scheduled for Summer Release

Orgy at the sold out Endless Night Vampire Ball NOLA – HOB show October 29, 2022 Photo credit: Whiskey Shotz Photography

“I’m excited to finally start getting these tracks out for Orgy again. As we move toward a new direction musically speaking, I wanted to put a track out that has a bit of that signature Orgy sound, and hint at what’s coming next. Hope everyone will see the big picture and enjoy this track called “Empty” about being drained from always trying to make everyone happy.” – Jay Gordon


ORGY’s Jay Gordon shares, “I’m really stoked to deliver this track “Empty” which sums up the rigors of both intimate and platonic friendships alike, and how draining they can be to maintain.” The band is excited about a few up & coming dates; The Whisky a Go Go on March 24, 2023 and most notably Live Nation’s “Sick New World” music festival on May 13, 2023. We will be adding a few select dates along the way, in support of the new music we have coming out soon!

ORGY spawned from the late 1990’s Goth music scene with their incredible remake of New Order’s “Blue Monday.” Upon release the track sold over one million copies and has sold more than 2 million copies to date. In late 2005, after the release of Punk Statik Paranoia via D1 Music and Associates, their independent DVD TRANS GLOBAL SPECTACLE via D1 Music / DLC Records, and a promotional tour, the band went on a hiatus to work on their side projects. In 2011, after seven years of demand from fans for new music and a tour, founding member Jay Gordon (vocals) decided it was time to kick things back up and begin recording and touring again in support of ORGY’s fans. Jay, Carlton Bost and Nic Speck have been the ORGY core since 2011.

After several years of releasing singles to the masses, ORGY has proven their long-lasting potency with a refreshed line-up and sound. The modern incarnation of ORGY has been transformed and sees the band poised to re-establish themselves in the EDM, industrial and hard rock scenes. Make no mistake about it, the ORGY brand is not going away anytime soon. As long as the fans demand new music and tours, the band is ready, willing and able to fill their request.

In 2023, ORGY released a video for “EMPTY,” a track mixed by Eric Racy and mastered by Trevor Case of Case mastering. This newer sound for ORGY has great lyrics, melodies, and guitars.

ORGY played Vampire Freaks Dark Side of the Con in April 2022 and did a short 7 show run in support of the ‘Karma Kastles’ and ‘Shady AF’ singles. They most recently played The Endless Night Vampire Ball in New Orleans, October 29, 2022 to a sold out crowd.

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AGNOSTIC FRONT To Kick Off US East Coast Tour This Week!

Photo by Jörg Baumgarten

New York City hardcore legends AGNOSTIC FRONT will close the year with a final run of US shows along the East Coast. The ten-date journey begins December 8th in Tampa, Florida and runs through December 18th in Albany, New York. Find tickets at THIS LOCATION. See all confirmed dates below.

12/08/2022 Brass Mug – Tampa, FL
12/09/2022 Gramps – Miami, FL
12/10/2022 Debauchery – Melbourne, FL
12/11/2022 Jack Rabbits – Jacksonville, FL
12/12/2022 Radio Room – Greenville, SC
12/14/2022 Canal Club – Richmond, VA
12/15/2022 House Of Independents – Asbury Park, NJ
12/16/2022 The Meadows BK – Brooklyn, NY
12/17/2022 Reverb – Reading, PA
12/18/2022 Empire Live – Albany, NY

Founded in 1982, AGNOSTIC FRONT stands among the most esteemed pioneers of the hardcore genre. No band comes close in sonic and socio authenticity and sincerity where the struggles of survival on the streets have quite literally given life to a sound that remains as impactful today as it was over four decades ago. AGNOSTIC FRONT’s battering, socially critical sounds serve as the foundation of true New York Hardcore and helped initiate the emergence of crossover thrash. The group disbanded briefly in the early ‘90s but returned in 1998 with the crushing sounds of Something’s Gotta Give. Following a slew of pummeling offerings, the band, led by the inimitable roar of Roger Miret and Vinnie Stigma’s legendary charismatic guitar playing, released their critically lauded twelfth album Get Loud! in 2019, which, with its unapologetically honest lyrics and signature aggression, makes clear the band’s penchant to persevere.

Order AGNOSTIC FRONT’s Get Loud! and more from the Atomic Fire Records webshop HERE.

Watch the band’s previously released videos for “Spray Painted Walls,” “I Remember,” “Conquer And Divide,” “Urban Decay” and more at THIS LOCATION.

Roger Miret – vocals
Vinnie Stigma – guitars
Craig Silverman – guitars
Mike Gallo – bass
Danny Lamagna – drums

QUEENSRŸCHE Announce 2023 Digital Noise Alliance Tour! And Release New Music Video for the Song “Sicdeth”

New Music Video for the Song “Sicdeth”
New Album ‘Digital Noise Alliance’ Out Now!

[Photo by Silly Robot Studios]Celebrating the release of their sixteenth studio album, ‘Digital Noise Alliance’, QUEENSRŸCHE have announced the 2023 Digital Noise Alliance Tour! The band has just wrapped up a Fall run in North America supporting Judas Priest on the 50 Heavy Metal Years Tour, and will now launch their first headlining campaign in the US supporting DNA!

Commenting on their upcoming live shows, QUEENSRŸCHE share, “We are very excited to be doing this headline tour in support of our most recent album, Digital Noise Alliance!

This touring package is amped up and very much looking forward to seeing all of you! Come on out and let’s have a great time together, as live music is as vibrant as ever once again!”

Direct support on the Digital Noise Alliance Tour comes from Marty Friedman, with Trauma opening the night for each show. A complete list of dates can be seen below.

QUEENSRŸCHE – 2023 Digital Noise Alliance Tour
wsg. Marty Friedman + Trauma

3/3/2023 – Orlando, FL @ The Plaza Live
3/4/2023 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
3/5/2023 – Jacksonville, FL @ Florida Theatre
3/7/2023 – Destin, FL @ Club LA
3/9/2023 – San Antonio, TX @ The Vibes Event Center
3/10/2023 – Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
3/11/2023 – Dallas, TX @ House Of Blues
3/12/2023 – Midland, TX @ La Hacienda Event Center
3/14/2023 – Phoenix, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
3/16/2023 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
3/17/2023 – El Cajon, CA @ House Of Blues
3/21/2023 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
3/22/2023 – Seattle, WA @ The Neptune Theatre
3/24/2023 – Denver, CO @ Gothic Theatre
3/25/2023 – Kansas City, KS @ Knuckleheads Saloon
3/26/2023 – St. Louis, MO @ Delmar Hall
3/28/2023 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
3/29/2023 – Ft. Wayne, IN @ The Clyde Theatre
3/31/2023 – Chicago, IL @ Concord Music Hall
4/1/2023 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
4/2/2023 – Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall
4/4/2023 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
4/5/2023 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Roxian Theater
4/7/2023 – Boston, MA @ The Palladium
4/8/2023 – Huntington, NY @ The Paramount
4/10/2023 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
4/11/2023 – Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage
4/12/2023 – Charlotte, NC @ The Underground
4/14/2023 – Nashville, TN @ Brooklyn Bowl
4/15/2023 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade (Heaven)
4/16/2023 – St. Petersberg, FL @ Jannus Live

In addition to announcing their upcoming headline tour, QUEENSRŸCHE have released a new music video for the track “Sicdeth” off Digital Noise Alliance. Speaking about the song and video, Todd La Torre shares:

“‘Sicdeth’ is an abstract tale about convicted killers and the fallout of those attached on both sides. How can the victims’ and the assailants’ families overcome such pain? The inmate now has only their mind with which to escape. The song lyrics discretely touch on the very polarizing convicted murderer Jody Arias. The video however was more tailored to the Aileen Wuornos case.”

With a career that not only spans, but has charted the course of multiple genres, QUEENSRŸCHE remains a force in their own right. ‘Digital Noise Alliance’, QUEENSRŸCHE’s 16th studio album continues their ever-evolving legacy.

Once again teaming up with producer Zeuss (Rob Zombie, Hatebreed), ‘Digital Noise Alliance’ not only refracts QUEENSRŸCHE’s past accomplishments but also pushes into the band’s future. It is the band effortlessly moving from strength to strength: immediate and thought-provoking.



Band Announces On The Prowl World Tour 2023 For Next Year

Tickets And VIP Packages Available Here:


Sixth Studio Album On The Prowl Scheduled For Release On February 24, 2023 https://lnk.to/Panther_OTP

With the recent announcement of their sixth studio album On The Prowl and the launch of their “Who’s Your Daddy(‘s Jokes)” series on YouTube, California rock legends Steel Panther have released another song from the upcoming album available worldwide on February 24, 2023. “1987” is a reflective look at one of the greatest years in rock music supported by unforgettable hooks, relatable lyrics and fretboard fireworks. Satchel, Michael Starr, Stix Zadinia and Spyder pay homage to the icons of the year including Guns N’ Roses, Poison, Whitesnake, Ozzy Osbourne and Van Halen to name a few. The music video was directed by longtime collaborator J.T. Arbogast and follows a young duo who find an abandoned recording studio. When one of the kids plugs in a hidden 1987 pedal (available for purchase here), he is transported to the time in the studio when Steel Panther recorded the song and lives the memories of 1987 in his own way. The music video can be seen here: https://youtu.be/HewOSY1XLLQ.

To celebrate the release of “1987,” Steel Panther is also announcing a massive world tour in support of their latest release. The On The Prowl World Tour 2023 is set to kick off in February and will run throughout North America through April. Crobot and Tragedy will be joining the band on the North American tour. The band will take a short break before bringing the party to the United Kingdom and Ireland in May. These new shows will be added to the 2022 year-end dates in Vancouver and the warmup weekends in January 2023 that were previously announced. Additional Information on all ticket and VIP packages including meet and greets, exclusive merch items, early entry and more for the On The Prowl World Tour 2023 can be found here: https://steelpantherrocks.com/pages/tour.

On The Prowl World Tour 2023 Dates

2/24/23 – Las Vegas, NV – House Of Blues
2/25/23 – Anaheim, CA – House Of Blues
2/26/23 – Tempe, AZ – The Marquee Theatre
2/28/23 – San Antonio, TX – The Aztec Theater
3/1/23 – Houston, TX – House Of Blues
3/3/23 – Dallas, TX – House Of Blues
3/4/23 – Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
3/6/23 – Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works
3/8/23 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room
3/10/23 – Orlando FL – The Plaza Live
3/11/23 – St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live
3/12/23 – Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre
3/14/23 – Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live
3/16/23 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza
3/17/23 – Philadelphia, PA – Keswick Theatre
3/18/23 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
3/19/23 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium
3/21/23 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore
3/22/23 – Columbus, OH – The Bluestone
3/24/23 – Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room
3/25/23 – Chicago, IL – House Of Blues
3/26/23 – Bloomington, IL – The Castle Theatre
3/28/23 – Milwaukee, WI – The Eagles Club Stage
3/29/23 – Minneapolis, MN – The Fillmore
3/31/23 – Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theatre
4/1/23 – Denver , CO – The Fillmore
4/2/23 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
4/4/23 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
4/6/23 – West Hollywood, CA – Whisky A Go Go
4/7/23 – West Hollywood, CA – Whisky A Go Go
4/8/23 – San Diego, CA – House Of Blues
5/14/23 – Glasgow, UK – O2 Academy
5/15/23 – Newcastle, UK – O2 City Hall
5/17/23 – Manchester, UK – Academy
5/18/23 – Birmingham, UK – O2 Academy
5/20/23 – London, UK – O2 Forum Kentish Town
5/21/23 – Bristol, UK – O2 Academy
5/23/23 – Leeds, UK – O2 Academy
5/25/23 – Belfast, UK – Ulster Hall
5/26/23 – Cork, IE – Cyprus Avenue
5/28/23 – Dublin, IE – Vicar Street

Previously Announced Tour Dates

12/29/22 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
12/30/22 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
1/5/23 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
1/6/23 – Sacramento, CA – Ace Of Spades
1/7/233 – San Luis Obispo, CA – Fremont Theater
1/27/23 – Greensboro, NC – Piedmont Hall
1/28/23 – North Myrtle Beach, SC – House Of Blues
1/29/23 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore

On The Prowl was produced by Steel Panther and is now available for pre-order in multiple configurations including CD, Cassette, and 2 different color variant vinyl records here: https://lnk.to/Panther_OTP. From the opening synth intro of “Never Too Late (To Get Some Pu**y Tonight)” to the thunderous outro of “Sleeping On The Rollaway,” Steel Panther is back with the infectious riffs, pounding drums, unforgettable vocals alongside the witty humor that has earned them a global audience. Songs like “On Your Instagram,” “Magical Vagina” and “One Pump Chump” are sure to fit in on the biggest live stages next to the band’s most-memorable songs. “1987” is an incredible retro look at that unforgettable year and the band even slows things down on the reflective “Ain’t Dead Yet.” A music video for “Never Too Late (To Get Some Pu**y Tonight) was previously released and can be seen here.

The track listing for On The Prowl is:

1) Never Too Late (To Get Some Pu**y Tonight)
2) Friends With Benefits
3) On Your Instagram
4) Put My Money Where Your Mouth Is
5) 1987
6) Teleporter
7) Is My D**k Enough (feat. Dweezil Zappa)
8) Magical Vagina
9) All That And More
10) One Pump Chump
11) Pornstar
12) Ain’t Dead Yet
13) Sleeping On The Rollaway

As Steel Panther has ventured into the musical instrument space with the successful release of three guitar pedals: the legendary Pu**y Melter, Poontang Boomerang and Butthole Burner; the band is back with another must-have piece of gear – the 1987 pedal. The pedal is a combination distortion and delay pedal that can give any guitarist the signature sound of that classic year. The pedal will retail for $198.70 (see what we did there?) and as only Steel Panther can describe: “With the grit of 100 chainsaws and the ability to repeat itself more than that super stoned dude from Chemistry Class, it is truly the ultimate badass accessory…next to eyeliner.” The 1987 pedal is available for order here: https://steelpantherrocks.com/collections/on-the-prowl.

Death Metal Legends OBITUARY Share New Song “Dying of Everything”

Death Metal Legends
Share New Song “Dying of Everything”

New Album ‘Dying of Everything’
Out January 13, 2023 on Relapse Records

Fall North America Tour
Continues Through December;
EU Winter 2023 Tour Begins in January

Listen / Pre-Order HERE

[Photo Credit: Tim Hubbard]“Propelled by the inhuman vocals of John Tardy, the obscenely brutal guitar tone of Trevor Peres and rhythmic brilliance of drummer Donald Tardy, Obituary redefined heaviness throughout the 1990s. From undisputed classics ‘Slowly We Rot’ and ‘Cause of Death’, through an unexpected hiatus to their current creative renaissance, Obituary have pioneered, defined and expanded extreme metal, becoming one of the underground’s most recognized and respected acts.” – Decibel Magazine

Legendary Florida Death Metal icons OBITUARY return with their highly anticipated new album, ‘Dying of Everything’, out January 13 on LP/CD/CS/Digital via Relapse Records!

Today, OBITUARY share the official audio for the album title-track “Dying of Everything”!

Listen in full on YouTube HERE and on all streaming services HERE.

OBITUARY comment:

“We picked the title track for the second single to give fans a taste of something a bit different than that typical Obituary style and we are excited to showcase Ken’s writing ability when he and Donald put their heads together and feel it just adds some extra flavor & spice to ‘Dying of Everything’ and can’t wait for the fans to hear it!!”

Physical ‘Dying of Everything’ pre-orders are available HERE.
Pre-Order ‘Dying of Everything’ HERE

Album Art Credit: Mariusz Lewandowski (RIP 1960-2022)

Additionally, OBITUARY continue the North America Great Heathen Tour with Amon Amarth, Carcass & Cattle Decapitation tonight in New York!

OBITUARY kick off 2023 with their Winter Europe tour in January/February with Trivium & Heaven Shall Burn. A full list of tour dates is available below.

‘Dying Of Everything’ destroys in the time-honored tradition of early OBITUARY classics “Slowly We Rot” and “Cause of Death” while maintaining the killer studio sound that the band has been perfecting in their own studio since 2007’s monstrous ‘Xecutioner’s Return’.

Watch “The Wrong Time” music video (directed by Odd Life Studios) on YouTube HERE.


1. Barely Alive
2.The Wrong Time
3.Without a Conscience
5.Dying of Everything
6.My Will To Live
7.By the Dawn
8.Weaponize the Hate
9.Torn Apart
10.Be Warned

Like just about every album in OBITUARY’s vast catalog, ‘Dying Of Everything’ is instantly memorable; it’s a skill that OBITUARY have only improved upon over the years.

It’s unusual for a band that’s been around since the ’80s to be doing some of their best work in the 2020s, but that’s exactly what OBITUARY have accomplished through their do-it-yourself attitude and relentless touring on a worldwide level. “I think it comes down to passion,” vocalist John Tardy offers. “I say this all the time, but if something’s not fun, I’m not gonna do it. And we’re having more fun than ever.”


NA w/ Amon Amarth, Carcass, Cattle Decapitation

Dec 01 New York, NY Hammerstein Ballroom
Dec 02 Toronto, ON History
Dec 03 Laval, QC Place Bell
Dec 05 Madison, WI The Sylvee
Dec 06 Minneapolis, MN The Fillmore Minneapolis
Dec 07 Kansas City, MO Upton Theater
Dec 09 Denver, CO The Fillmore
Dec 10 Salt Lake City, UT The Complex
Dec 12 Seattle, WA Showbox SoDo
Dec 13 Portland, OR Roseland Ballroom
Dec 15 Wheatland, CA Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Dec 16 San Diego, CA SOMA
Dec 17 Los Angeles, CA The Forum

EU 2023 w/ Heaven Shall Burn & Trivium

Jan 17 Tilburg, NL 013
Jan 18 Saarbrücken, DE Saarlandhalle
Jan 20 Dusseldorf, DE Mitsubishi Electric Halle
Jan 21 Erfurt, DE Messe
Jan 22 Prague, CZ Forum Karlin
Jan 23 Warsaw, PL Stodola
Jan 25 Helsinki, FI House of Culture
Jan 27 Stockholm, SE Fallan
Jan 28 Copenhagen, DK Amager Bio
Jan 29 Leipzig, DE Haus Auensee
Jan 31 Brussels, DE AB
Feb 01 Paris, FR
Feb 03 Bilbao, ES Santana 27
Feb 04 Lisbon, PT Sala Tejo
Feb 05 Madrid, ES La Riviera
Feb 07 Barcelona, ES Razzmatazz
Feb 08 Lyon, FR Le Transbordeur
Feb 10 Ludwigsburg, DE MHP Arena
Feb 11 Hamburg, DE Sporthalle
Feb 12 Berlin, DE Verti Music Hall
Feb 14 Budapest, HU Barba Negra
Feb 15 Vienna, AT Gasometer
Feb 17 Munich, DE Zenith
Feb 18 Zurich, CH Samsung Hall
Feb 19 Milano, IT Alcatraz
Feb 20 Frankfurt, DE Jarhunderthalle
Feb 23 London, UK Electric Ballroom (Obituary Headline Set)


Held right off campus, the concert and symposium on Musicianship & Technology featured several Berklee professors sharing their thoughts on the balance between musicianship and music technology

Berklee faculty members sharing their thoughts on the balance between musicianship and music technology

Donner, leading manufacturer of innovative and feature-rich musical instruments, hosted an afternoon-long event in Boston on Nov. 17 that featured a concert and symposium on Musicianship & Technology with professors from Berklee College of Music.

The free, pop-up event started with a concert/jam session before heading into a symposium on Musicianship & Technology, featuring several faculty teachers of Berklee College of Music, including drummer Mark Walker, bassist Oscar Stagnaro, pianist Nando Michelin, multi-instrumentalist Yuki Kanesaka, producer John Escobar and guitarist Claudio Ragazzi.

Followed by the symposium, Nevin Domer, Donner Branding Representative and founder of Genjing Records’ also gave a presentation about why Donner had chosen to partner with these distinguished educators from previous online courses to this symposium in Berklee College of Music.

“It was inspiring to see the Berklee students playing our instruments on stage, trading licks with their professors, and hearing their questions during the Q&A. It’s a long road to mastering an instrument, and musical study is a lifelong journey ,” Domer said “Several students approached me after the event to say thanks for the prizes they had won and the event itself. I’m proud Donner can support the education industry and believe our partnership with these top educators from Berklee will contribute to the next generation of musical talent and inspire us to discover innovative methods for teaching music, lower the barriers to entry, and provide students with new ways to approach the learning process. ”

Faculties discussed a range of topics, including how they found their love of music, how they incorporate technology into their music creation and the role artificial intelligence could potentially play in music of the future.

“I oftentimes tell my students that we’re using technology for arts creation, and not for technologies sake,” said Mark Walker, Grammy Award–winning drummer, percussionist during the symposium. “[Technology is] always in service of how can I actually make music with this versus learning the button or the fader.”

The event concluded with a free raffle where attendees could win one of Donner’s latest products, including the DTC-100 electric guitar, DPB-510S bass, DJP-1000 Semi Hollow Jazz Guitar, Starry Series Midi Keyboard and Pad Controller, as well as the brand-new Arena2000 pedal, an affordably priced, high-quality multi-fx processor.

Through its products, which feature several innovative technological advancements, Donner helps musicians develop their own unique musicianship and aids them in the creative process. Partnering with Berklee professors for this event is just one way that Donner is working to support music education. The company plans to host similar events and make music more accessible to music lovers by continuous exploration in technology in the future. For more information, visit donnermusic.com or Donner’s Amazon storefront here.

About Donner Music Since 2012, Donner has been committed to creating innovative and enjoyable musical instruments for both entry-level and advanced musicians. This mission is what drove Donner to pioneer its mini pedals, which have brought the joy of musical performance to people across the world. Relying on a strong R&D team, Donner’s musical instruments deliver the reflections, ideas and values of today’s musicians. Find more information on donnermusic.com.

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M72 WORLD TOUR 2023-2024

Metallica has confirmed the title and release date of its forthcoming 12th studio album: 72 Seasons will be available April 14, 2023 via the band’s own Blackened Recordings. Produced by Greg Fidelman with Hetfield & Ulrich, and clocking in at over 77 minutes, the 12-track 72 Seasons is Metallica’s first full length collection of new material since 2016’s Hardwired…To Self-Destruct. The album will be released in formats including 2LP 140g black vinyl and limited edition variants, CD and digital—for a full listing of configurations, pre-orders and further information, go to metallica.com/72-seasons-info.

72 Seasons is heralded by first single “Lux Æterna,” a short, sharp blast that distills 40 years of Metallica into three and a half minutes. “Lux Æterna” is available now to stream and download, and as an instant grat track with all pre-orders of 72 Seasons. To watch the “Lux Æterna” video, directed by Tim Saccenti, go here.

Speaking on the concept of the album title, James Hetfield said: “72 seasons. The first 18 years of our lives that form our true or false selves. The concept that we were told ‘who we are’ by our parents. A possible pigeonholing around what kind of personality we are. I think the most interesting part of this is the continued study of those core beliefs and how it affects our perception of the world today. Much of our adult experience is reenactment or reaction to these childhood experiences. Prisoners of childhood or breaking free of those bondages we carry.”

The complete track listing for 72 Seasons is:

72 Seasons
Shadows Follow
Screaming Suicide
Sleepwalk My Life Away
You Must Burn!
Lux Æterna
Crown of Barbed Wire
Chasing Light
If Darkness Had a Son
Too Far Gone?
Room of Mirrors

Today also marks the announcement of every Metallica show booked through 2023 and 2024: Presented worldwide by Liquid Death and Blackened American Whiskey (in North America only) and promoted by Live Nation, Metallica’s M72 world tour will see the band playing two nights in every city it visits—with each No Repeat Weekend featuring two completely different setlists and support lineups. The M72 tour will feature a bold new in-the-round stage design that relocates the famed Metallica Snake Pit to center stage, as well as the I Disappear full-tour pass and the debut of discounted tickets for fans under 16 years of age. Two-day tickets will be on sale Friday, December 2nd at ticketmaster.com and will include the option of pre-ordering 72 Seasons vinyl and/or CD. Single day tickets will be available beginning January 20th. For further information including fan club presales, enhanced experiences and more, go to metallica.com/m72-info.

A portion of proceeds from every ticket sold will go to the band’s All Within My Hands foundation. Founded in 2017, AWMH’s efforts to assist and enrich the lives of members of the communities who have supported the band have raised nearly $13 million – providing $5.9 million in grants to career and technical education programs in the US, over $2.5 million to combat food insecurity, and more than $3.2 million to disaster relief efforts worldwide.

Citi is the official card of the M72 Tour. Citi cardmembers will have access to presale tickets in the U.S. beginning Wednesday, November 30th at 2:00 pm local time until Thursday, December 1st at 10:00 pm local time through the Citi Entertainment program. For complete presale details visit www.citientertainment.com

M72 WORLD TOUR 2023-2024

Thursday, April 27 2023 – Amsterdam NL – Johan Cruijff Arena
Saturday, April 29 2023 – Amsterdam NL – Johan Cruijff Arena
Wednesday, May 17 2023 – Paris FR – Stade de France*
Friday, May 19 2023 – Paris FR – Stade de France
Friday, May 26 2023 – Hamburg DE – Volksparkstadion
Sunday, May 28 2023 – Hamburg DE – Volksparkstadion
Friday, June 16 2023 – Gothenburg SE – Ullevi Stadium**
Sunday, June 18 2023 – Gothenburg SE – Ullevi Stadium

Friday, August 4 2023 – East Rutherford, NJ – MetLife Stadium
Sunday, August 6 2023 – East Rutherford, NJ – MetLife Stadium
Friday, August 11 2023 – Montreal, QC – Stade Olympique
Sunday, August 13 2023 – Montreal, QC – Stade Olympique
Friday, August 18 2023 – Arlington, TX – AT&T Stadium
Sunday, August 20 2023 – Arlington, TX – AT&T Stadium
Friday, August 25 2023 – Inglewood, CA – SoFi Stadium
Sunday, August 27 2023 – Inglewood, CA – SoFi Stadium
Friday, September 1 2023 – Glendale, AZ – State Farm Stadium
Sunday, September 3, 2023 – Glendale, AZ – State Farm Stadium
Friday, November 3, 2023 – St. Louis, MO – The Dome at America’s Center
Sunday, November 5, 2023 – St. Louis, MO – The Dome at America’s Center
Friday, November 10, 2023 – Detroit, MI – Ford Field
Sunday, November 12, 2023 – Detroit, MI – Ford Field

Friday, May 24 2024 – Munich DE – Olympiastadion
Sunday, May 26 2024 – Munich DE – Olympiastadion
Friday, June 7 2024 – Helsinki FI – Olympic Stadium
Sunday, June 9 2024 – Helsinki FI – Olympic Stadium
Friday, June 14 2024 – Copenhagen DK – Parken Stadium
Sunday, June 16 2024 – Copenhagen DK – Parken Stadium
Friday, July 5 2024 – Warsaw PL – PGE Narodowy
Sunday, July 7 2024 – Warsaw PL – PGE Narodowy
Friday, July 12 2024 – Madrid ES – Estadio Cívitas Metropolitano
Sunday, July 14 2024 – Madrid ES – Estadio Cívitas Metropolitano

Friday, August 2 2024 – Foxborough, MA – Gillette Stadium
Sunday, August 4 2024 – Foxborough, MA – Gillette Stadium
Friday, August 9 2024 – Chicago, IL – Soldier Field
Sunday, August 11 2024 – Chicago, IL – Soldier Field
Friday, August 16 2024 – Minneapolis, MN – US Bank Stadium
Sunday, August 18 2024 – Minneapolis, MN – US Bank Stadium
Friday, August 23 2024 – Edmonton, AB – Commonwealth Stadium
Sunday, August 25 2024 – Edmonton, AB – Commonwealth Stadium
Friday, August 30 2024 – Seattle, WA – Lumen Field
Sunday, September 1 2024 – Seattle, WA – Lumen Field
Friday, September 20 2024 – Mexico City MX – Foro Sol***
Sunday, September 22 2024 – Mexico City MX – Foro Sol
Friday, September 27 2024 – Mexico City MX – Foro Sol***
Sunday, September 29 2024 – Mexico City MX – Foro Sol

Show 1 Support Europe: Architects & Mammoth WVH**
Show 2 Support Europe: Five Finger Death Punch & Ice Nine Kills
*Five Finger Death Punch/Ice Nine Kills play show 1 in Paris, Architects & Mammoth WVH play show 2 in Paris
**Volbeat replaces Architects on show 1 in Gothenburg

Show 1 Support North America: Pantera & Mammoth WVH***
Show 2 Support North America: Five Finger Death Punch & Ice Nine Kills
***Greta Van Fleet replaces Pantera on show 1 both weekends in Mexico City

Photo Credit: Tim Saccenti

MESA/Boogie Unveils New Badlander 25 Head & 1×12 Combo

Available Now on www.mesaboogie.com

From humble beginnings to worldwide recognition, MESA/Boogie® has remained the original boutique Home of Tone, hand-crafting amplifiers of uncompromising quality from the world’s finest materials in California, USA. Founder Randall Smith instilled basic principles into MESA such as passion, drive, integrity, and excellence, and his insistence on making the best amplifiers has guided half a century of breakthrough innovations, elevating the amplifier into an instrument in its own right–one with the power to shape and create musical genres. MESA/Boogie is proud to announce that its new Badlander 25 Head & 1×12 Combo amplifiers are available now at authorized MESA/Boogie dealers and on www.mesaboogie.com.

The Rectifier® Badlander™ 25 represents decades of research and refinement and is the latest in a long line of iconic Rectifier products that carry the tradition of high performance, high gain forward with tight low end, an aggressive midrange character, and enhanced harmonic content. This tonal updating is accomplished by mating Badlander preamp circuits to a switchable 25 to 10 Watt EL84 loaded power section based on MESA’s patented Dyna-Watt™ power. This dynamo delivers its own blend of Badlander tone with aggressive attack and percussive midrange while tucking up the low end in a definitive way that is addictive in both sound and feel. And best of all, this Badlander provides stunning performance in a package that is lightweight, compact and more clip-able than its higher power siblings, for times when power section character and/or overdrive is the call. While cut from much the same cloth as its forbearer, the original Dual Rectifier Solo Head from the early 90s, this model stakes new ground and pays homage to rock and heavy sounds in its own new distinctive and more percussive way.

Explore and shop the Badlanders on www.mesaboogie.com and at all authorized MESA/Boogie dealers.

Watch and share the new demo of the MESA/Boogie Badlander series: HERE.

Click to listen to the Mesa/Boogie Badlander demo.

Badlander 25 Head:
MESA/Boogie’s Badlander Series of amplifiers draw inspiration from MESA’s legendary Dual Rectifiers, paying homage to rock and heavy sounds in their own distinctive and percussive way, with a focus on today’s musical genres. Its tight low end, refined top end, and defined mids combine with MESA gain for huge tones that will appeal to rock leaning guitarists who like a bit of Brit influence with their American-voiced gain. The Badlander 25 Head uses the same straightforward channel format as its 50 and 100 Watt siblings, with 2 identical, footswitchable channels each containing Clean, Crunch, and Crush modes that feed an EL84 power section to deliver an unprecedented fierceness and harmonic complexity. The Badlander 25 Head combines these ingredients in a small package and power range that adds a raw character all its own, offering the essential voice, performance, and features of the Badlander 100 and 50 in a fiery-sounding, ultra-portable low-power format that’ll gratify those not seeking big horsepower.

Badlander 25s employ a pair of EL84 power tubes operating in MESA’s proprietary Dyna-Watt™ Class A/B Pentode for maximum power, punch, and clarity, producing 25 Watts or switched to its 10 Watt Class A/B Triode setting for lush harmonics and a sweet, liquid feel at lower volumes.

The Badlander 25 Head packs a built in CabClone IR Direct Interface making recording and cab-less live capture consistent and easy. Players can choose from a preloaded collection of eight Rectifier Closed-Back and Boogie Open-Back Cabinets IRs from MESA’s standalone CabClone IR for a wide array of sounds and responses.

A Tube-Driven, Series Effects Loop acts as a circuit bridge, permitting players to patch their favorite outboard effects between the preamp’s end to just before the Driver tube feeding the power section.

For guitarists seeking the tone and feel of an all-tube amplifier with huge sounding gain that is voiced to handle the demands of today’s musical genres, the Badlander 25 Head delivers from a package that fits in an overnight bag.

Badlander 25 1X25 COMBO
MESA/Boogie’s Badlander Series of amplifiers draw inspiration from MESA’s legendary Dual Rectifiers, paying homage to rock and heavy sounds in their own distinctive and percussive way, with a focus on today’s musical genres. Its tight low end, refined top end, and defined mids combine with MESA gain for huge tones that will appeal to rock leaning guitarists who like a bit of Brit influence with their American-voiced gain. The new Badlander 25 1×12 Combo uses the same straightforward channel format as its 50 and 100 Watt siblings, with 2 identical, footswitchable channels each containing Clean, Crunch, and Crush modes that feed an EL84 power section to deliver an unprecedented fierceness and harmonic complexity. The Badlander 25 Combo combines these ingredients in a small package and power range that adds a raw character all its own, offering the essential voice, performance, and features of the Badlander 100 and 50 in a fiery-sounding, ultra-portable low-power format that’ll gratify those not seeking big horsepower.

Badlander 25s employ a pair of EL84 power tubes operating in MESA’s proprietary Dyna-Watt™ Class A/B Pentode for maximum power, punch, and clarity, producing 25 Watts or switched to its 10 Watt Class A/B Triode setting for lush harmonics and a sweet, liquid feel at lower volumes.

A UK-made Celestion Creamback 65 Watt speaker is MESA’s driver of choice for this 1×12 Combo amp. G12M-65 Creamback is ideally suited for the Badlander 25 as its power handling permits added low-end grunt complementing the warm and vocal mids, crunchy upper-mids and sweet, refined highs.

The Badlander 25 Combo packs a built in CabClone IR Direct Interface making recording and cab-less live capture consistent and easy. Players can choose from a preloaded collection of eight Rectifier Closed-Back and Boogie Open-Back Cabinets IRs from MESA’s standalone CabClone IR for a wide array of sounds and responses.

A Tube-Driven, Series Effects Loop acts as a circuit bridge, permitting players to patch their favorite outboard effects between the preamp’s end to just before the Driver tube feeding the power section.

For guitarists seeking the tone and feel of an all-tube amplifier with huge sounding gain that is voiced to handle the demands of today’s musical genres while being incredibly portable, the Badlander 25 1×12 Combo delivers.

About MESA/Boogie:
Since 1969, MESA/Boogie amplifiers have shaped the evolution of electric guitar tone with innovation and features that can be found in most every guitar amplifier made today. Handcrafted in Petaluma, California, each individual component is selected in pursuit of the purest tone in its category. Uncompromising construction quality, with the world’s finest materials, MESA/Boogie’s attention to detail is second to none. The choice of world-renowned artists and tone enthusiasts for decades, MESA/Boogie’s award-winning Boogie® and MESA Engineering® guitar and bass amplifier collections include the MARK SERIES, RECTIFIER®, FILLMORE™, CALIFORNIA TWEED™, SUBWAY® bass series, and a full line of pedals and signal management solutions. For more information visit: https://www.mesaboogie.com/en-US/.

Product Review: Donner Arena 2000 Multi-Effects Processor

Donner Arena 2000 Multi-Effects Pedal

• FVACM (Analog Virtual Circuit Modeling)Technology
• 150 Presets (50 Banks x 3 Presets)
• 80 Hi-res Amp Models
• 50 Built-in Cab IR Models + 50 Slots for Loading 3rd Part IRs
• A Total of 278 Effects
• Built-in Drum Machine with 40 Patterns, and 60s Looper
• USB Audio/Recording supports recording dry and effect signals simultaneously
• MIDI IN for External Switching Devices
• Computer Software for Tone Editing, Backup, and Firmware Update
• Mobile App for Bluetooth wireless Tone Editing

Our score 4.5 out of 5 stars

Since 2012 Donner Music has been making affordable, quality instruments for all level of musicians. New from the company is the Donner Arena 2000 Multi-Effects Pedal. Sporting a simple user interface and an impressive array of features including 80 Amp models, 50 Cabinet models and over 270 effects including a built-in drum machine and looping capabilities the Arena 2000 is a robust all in one unit capable of high-level performance from the bedroom to the stage and all places in between.

Donner’s Arena 2000 sports three lighted multi-switches, one expression pedal design which is housed in a sleek heavy-duty frame complete with a 3.5-inch TFT color screen and adorned with only the bare minimum of knobs allowing for easy navigation among features and settings. The back of the unit includes a variety of connectivity options including both XLR and quarter inch outputs along with Midi In, ground lift, an expansion input for addition controllers, aux, and headphone inputs and to top it all off a Type-C USB port which supports simultaneous dry and wet recording signals. The power supply also plugs in to this area of the pedal. One would think a pedal of this size would require a bulky power supply however the Arena 2000 runs off a standard 9v 500ma power supply. This feature is really helpful especially if you are looking to add this to a powered pedal board as the need for additional supplies is not necessary.

Over the years I have tried products from all the major makers of multi-effects processors and the consensus tended to be the same for all of them. A few good tones packed between a bunch of others that were just too over the top to even use. Though not every effect is a hit with the Arena 2000 I found myself enjoying a good majority of what the pedal had to offer. From rich choruses and springy reverbs to sprawling spacey delays, crunchy overdrives and wailing wah’s all the standards and then some are included and can be dialed in with one of the seven control knobs located the unit or via the downloadable wireless control App which allows for even deeper customization. Amplifier models run the gambit of Fender like cleans to Mesa-esque distortion and when paired with one of the 50 different cabinet IR models’ tonal options are nearly endless thanks to another slew of customizable features. Once you have settled on a sound you can pair it up and jam along to one of the 40 drum patterns also included. What I really liked here is that these drum patterns were not just a bunch a pre-programmed kicks and snares. Yes, those are present however thanks to the varying intensity of the patterns within each pre-set genre and the addition of controllable BPM players are only limited by their imagination. Those wanting to take their jamming experience even further can incorporate the 60 second looper feature to create a layered backdrop to play over all with the press of one of the designated multi switches.

The multi-effects pedal’s small footprint and standard power requirements make for an easy integration to any pedal board or as a stand-alone unit. Though the smaller expression pedal does take some getting used and is quite stiff I was used to the feel after just a few sessions. The basic user interface posed only a slight learning curve and after a few minutes I was able to put away the sparse manual which only provided the basics of operation and connection. The TFT screen works well in all conditions and is just big enough to be able to read when standing and looking down. I did find myself attempting to use the screen as a touch pad as that seems to be the norm nowadays and that may have been a nice feature to include here however it wasn’t a deal breaker by any means as the basic single control knob was much more user friendly than other more robust layouts.

The Arena 2000 is a sleek all in one unit that is great for any musician on the go. From the bedroom to the stage this multi-effects unit will not let you down. Whether it’s the expansive tone and effects banks or the additional drum machine and looper the Arena 2000 is a user-friendly unit which looks just as good as it sounds and with a price tag of under $300 you will be hard pressed to find a better pedal on the market with this type of value! For more info on the Arena 2000 Multi-Effects Pedal or to pick up one for that special someone this Holiday season head over to Donner’s Amazon store here.

Check out our overview video of the Arena 2000 here .

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