Swedish Doom Metal legends Domkraft has shared a new single, “The Rift (Live)” from their forthcoming “Day Of Doom Live’ album, due on December 11th via Magnetic Eye Records. The “Day of Doom” label showcase was held at Brooklyn’s Saint Vitus Bar. This once-in-a-lifetime gathering was held in November 2019 to celebrate MER’s first decade. It featured nine roster acts performing back-to-back, with the headline shows captured by Chris Johnson (Deafheaven, Summoner) to commemorate the event as a set of four exclusive live albums. Continue reading →
New Zealand’s Blackened Crust Punks Tuscoma will release their new album, Discourse, tomorrow, April 24th, 2020. The album is the follow-up to their well-regarded 2018 release Arkhitecturenominus. The two-piece band creates bruising, bleak musical tomes of a punished existence, and Discourse is the next chapter in their story. Recorded at Studio 11b Mount Maunganui, NZ and Engineered and Produced by Chris Johnson, who also performed bass guitar on the album. The record was Mixed and Mastered by the great Jack Shirley at The Atomic Garden Oakland California, USA. Stream the full album now at their Bandcamp page.
Guitar Center’s 26th Annual Drum-off finals will take place on January 17, 2014 at 8 pm at Club Nokia at LA Live (800 W. Olympic Blvd #335, Los Angeles, CA 90015).
Five talented drummers from across the country have been chosen from over 5,000 drummers entered in more than 1,000 local competitions nationwide to compete as finalists in Guitar Center’s 26th Annual Drum-Off, the world’s premier drum competition. A proven platform for success, celebrated and embraced by the drumming community, past winners have gone on to play for the likes of Prince, Beyoncé, Jay Z, the Mars Volta, and more. At stake is a prize package valued at over $45,000 including cash, gear, and endorsement deals.
The night will be hosted by Gregg Bissonette (Ringo Starr, David Lee Roth Band, Santana), and will feature exclusive musical performances by a host of renowned drummers and a special ceremony honoring Steve Jordan’s legendary career with an induction into Guitar Center’s RockWalk. All five finalists will perform live to compete for the winning title in front of a panel of celebrity judges and an audience full of fans and industry professionals. Between the host, performers, judges, and RockWalk inductees the event is one of drumming’s most celebrated events and brings together masters of the craft.
Artists performing include Steve Jordan (Keith Richards, Eric Clapton, John Mayer Trio), Tony Royster, Jr. (Jay-Z, 1995 Drum-Off Champ) plus special guests Stephen Perkins (Jane’s Addiction) with Tim Alexander (Primus, A Perfect Circle), and Matt Garstka with Animals As Leaders
Guitar Center’s Drum-Off judges include Cora Dunham (Beyoncé, Prince, 2002 Drum-Off Champ), Peter Erskine (Grammy Award-winner, Weather Report), Nisan Stewart (Dancing With the Stars, Jamie Foxx), Thomas Lang (Asia, Paul Gilbert, Award-winning Instructional Books/Videos), Chris Johnson (Rihanna, Invented Like Stars), Nick Smith (Snoop Dogg), Dave Elitch (Antemasque, the Mars Volta), Gorden Campbell (Herbie Hancock, Earth Wind and Fire), and DeShaun Allen (Juicy J, Kenrick Lamar).