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Selfmachine: 3 months, 3 videos

The Dutch Metal band, Selfmachine, announce a video trilogy.

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FIREWIND’s Gus G. Confirms Clinics In Russia, Estonia, Ukraine

FIREWIND guitarist/founder Gus G. (also OZZY OSBOURNE has announced a string of clinics in Russia, Estonia and the Ukraine in May.

Dates include:

May
17 – NAMM – MusikMesse, Expocenter Krasnaya Presnya – Moscow, Russia
18 – NAMM – MusikMesse, Expocenter Krasnaya Presnya – Moscow, Russia
19 – Music Market Store – Tallinn, Estonia
21 – Jam.ua Store – Kiev, Ukraine

JOE SATRIANI, GUS G., MICHAEL AMOTT Featured In Eternal Descent Volume 2

Continuing to explore the unholy alliance that has long existed between the worlds of heavy metal and fantasy comics, multi-media phenomenon Eternal Descent returns with the second volume of the much-heralded comic saga. A trailer is now online below:

Collecting six single issues, an exclusive Cobalt one-shot, and extensive art galleries into a 200-page graphic novel set for release in March 2013 by IDW Publishing and available for pre-order worldwide, Eternal Descent Volume 2 immerses fans in a dark fantasy world where demons and angels battle for supremacy alongside some of the biggest names in metal, including ARCH ENEMY, FIREWIND, PERIPHERY and JOE SATRIANI.

With the fallen Sirian consigned to his fate and Lyra consumed by her inner demons, Loki’s designs draw ever closer to their terrible conclusion. As the conflict rips into the fabric of time, Gus G. returns with an unlikely guide, offering a glimmer of hope for our heroes… The disturbance reaches far across the universe and heralds the arrival of Joe Satriani, The Extremist, whose incredible energies bring balance to the cosmos, but leave our world consumed by Khaos magic. Michael Amott lies at the heart of this volatile new reality, empowered by mysterious amber artifacts and rivalled only by Misha Mansoor, a time-traveling wanderer wielding unparalleled technology! With lives lost, heroes reborn, and darkness rising, don’t miss the climactic resolution to Eternal Descent Volume 2!

The brainchild of British guitarist and comic creator Llexi Leon, who has teamed with American animation veteran Shaun McLaughlin and DC Comics writer Justin Peniston to bring his unique artistic vision to fruition, Eternal Descent is set in a fantasy universe where lost souls lurk in every shadow, and darkness veils sinister designs. Heavy metal could be the key to salvation… or the gateway to destruction.

Offering comics, graphic novels, animated shorts, limited edition ESP guitars, a signature Digitech ­effects pedal and an upcoming video game to keep fans occupied, Eternal Descent is fast becoming an international phenomenon.

Set to become a 21st century cult classic, fans of comics and heavy metal alike will be staggered in the scale of Eternal Descent’s ambitions and the second volume of the cult comic series promises to plunge readers even more deeply into the graphic novel’s dark, multi-faceted world.

To learn more about Eternal Descent visit EternalDescent.com.

Video: ZAKK WYLDE Talks EMG Pickups At NAMM

Premier Guitar‘s Rebecca Dirks is on location in Anaheim, California in January for the 2013 NAMM show where she visited the EMG pickups booth. In this segment, we get to hear from EMG endorsee Zakk Wylde (BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, OZZY OSBOURNE) about his partnership with the company and celebrating his 25th anniversary with EMG by unveiling the Metal Works Buzzsaw, Vertigo, and Bullseye pickup covers for his signature pickup sets.

BLACK LABEL SOCIETY‘s long-talked-about “Unblackened” DVD, which was previously scheduled to be filmed in late August at The Mayan in Los Angeles, California, and was then pushed back to January, will now be shot on Wednesday, March 6 at Club Nokia in Los Angeles at 8:00 p.m. The set is expected to contain intimate versions of some of BLACK LABEL SOCIETY‘s most popular songs, as well as songs from mainman Zakk Wylde‘s solo album “Book Of Shadows” and his Southern rock band PRIDE & GLORY. The show will feature Wylde on guitar and piano, alongside the members of BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, as well as a four-piece string section, pedal steel, and special guests.The concert will be broadcast live exclusively on AXS TV. A CD/DVD will be released later this year.

“This is something we haven’t done yet, and we wanted to give our fans something new,” said Wylde. “You can take a song that you’ve played thousands of times and rearrange it, and all of a sudden it’s something totally fresh. The attitude of the songs doesn’t change when we play them acoustically — the tunes are gritty regardless.”

“We’re gonna do the whole thing with a four-piece string section, a pedal steel guy, and I’m gonna have some of my musician buddies sit in on some of the songs and stuff like that,” Wylde said a few months ago. “We’re gonna have two solid weeks of rehearsal and then we’re gonna knock this thing out. [It will be an] acoustic/electric type of thing. Kinda like how the Christmas record is or like how we did ‘The Song Remains Not The Same’ where you’ve got an acoustic and then you can put a rippin’ solo something. So I’ll still have the Marshalls going with the acoustic stuff. It’d be almost kinda like if PINK FLOYD was doing an unplugged thing and they did ‘Comfortably Numb’ but Dave [Gilmour] will be sitting down but he’ll still rip that solo out. It’ll still be electric and then we’ll have the string section behind it and the whole band and it’ll be killer.”