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VOID VATOR Release Official Music Video for “UNTIL IT’S GONE” & Announce SOUTHWEST EXPRESS SUMMER 2018 TOUR

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Los Angeles, CA based heavy metal rock band VOID VATOR has announced their SOUTHWEST 2018 TOUR. Launching July 19th in Las Vegas, the tour will wind through Arizona, Texas, and New Mexico before winding down Phoenix on July 28th. The band has also released the official music video for “Until it’s Gone,” off of their 2017 released, debut EP, Dehumanized.

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Download / Stream Dehumanized Online:

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“Until it’s Gone” is the new Void Vator music video that showcases the Los Angeles quartet’s high energy rock and metal show. Void Vator will be bringing their show on the road this summer 2018 on the Southwest Express tour from LA to Houston and back.”

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Tour Dates:
07/19 @ Count’s Vampd – Las Vegas, NE
07/20 @ The Quarry – Bisbee, AZ
07/21 @ Rockin Cigar Bar – El Paso, TX
07/22 @ Dirty Dog – Austin, TX
07/23 @ Metal Monday At The Mix – San Antonio, TA
07/24 @ Rudyard’s – Houston, TX
07/25 @ Three Links – Dallas, TX
07/26 @ Blue Note – Oklahoma City, OK
07/27 @ El Patio – Las Cruces, NM
07/28 @ Yucca Tap Room – Phoenix, AZ

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SCATTERED HAMLET Release Official Music Video for “STAY HUNGRY”

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Hard Southern Rock Band SCATTERED HAMLET has released the official music video for their cover of the TWISTED SISTER classic single, “Stay Hungry.” Originally premiered on Tattoo.com, “Stay Hungry” is a heartfelt tribute to the band’s drummer, Jake Delling Le Bast, who is currently in a coma.

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“There we were, one second we were waiting to see if we landed a tour support slot with an artist we really looked up to, and then next, I got the call. The heartbeat of the honky tonk metal machine, Jake Delling Le Bas, was celebrating his 30th birthday and fell off a third story balcony….. They didn’t know if he was going to make it. Later though, he did defy all odds and made it, but was in a coma with a traumatic brain injury. The kind of brain injury soldiers get from IEDs. I couldn’t make this crap up if I tried, it was like an episode of Behind The Music, but this time, instead of me watching it we were living it. I’m writing this nearly eight months later and I haven’t heard his voice since September. After talking with his family and the guys, we realized Jake didn’t work most of his adult life this hard to get the band to where we were only for us to decide we couldn’t move on. Honestly, that would piss him off most. Since the album cycle was cut short for Swamp Rebel Machine, we wanted to make something special so we put a call out to our fans on social media to pick a song for us to cover as a tribute for our fallen brother.

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We had some great ideas pitched to us and some not so great ideas [laughs]. Anyway, we demoed a few and they ran a complicated series of emotions: reflective, sad, sentimental… you name it, we tried to link that emotion to a song we could do justice. In SH though, we always had one gear and that’s balls out straight ahead. At the end of the day, we were still hungry and still wanted that same thing we were after the first time Jake, me and the early SH machine drove half way across the country to SXSW in Austin to announce to the music community that we were here. So that’s when my older brother stepped in, the fella who gave me my first Kiss album and got me started on this journey, he said, “Do Twisted Sister.” My brother grew up on Long Island and he and his friends used to see them in their early days. I’d always been a fan, but I watched their documentary and thought, wow, these guys knew how to overcome. Here we are feeling sorry for ourselves and should be out kicking ass agin. With the help of Jake’s best friend, and decorated producer, Jason Donaghy, and Jake’s younger brother, Alex, doing the video, this tune gave us a chance to get back on the horse and maybe when we play Warped Tour it can introduce some of the younger folks at the shows to the badassness that is Twisted Sister, or of course, Dee and the band can go NY style on my ass if they think we messed up their song.” –
Adam Joad (Frontman)

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Tour Dates:
07/06 @ Little Harper Brewing – Nashville, TN
07/07 @ Coyotes – Shreveport, LA
07/08 @ NRG Park-Main St Lot – Houston, TX
07/10 @ Tennessee State Fairgrounds – Nashville, TN
07/12 @ Rockfest – Cadott, WI
07/13 @ Top Fuel Saloon – Braidwood, IL
07/14 @ Lifers – Algona, IA
07/17 @ Token Lounge – Westland, MI
07/18 @ The Electric company – Mansfield, OH
07/19 @ Evening Star – Buffalo, NY
07/20 @ The Rim – Norton, WV
07/21 @ The Nail – Ardmore, PA
07/22 @ Hucklebucks – Pottsville, PA
07/25 @ Shakas Live – Virginia Beach, VA
07/26 @ Ground Zero – Spartanburg, SC
07/27 @ Whiskey River Club – Anderson, SC
07/28 @ Jesco White’s Birthday – Leoma, TN
08/08 @ Side Stage Buffalo Chip – Sturgis, SD
08/09 @ Mainstage Buffalo Chip w/ Lita Ford, Kid Rock – Sturgis, SD

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Imagine Stone Cold Steve Austin with his partners Bo and Luke Duke in a parking lot brawl on Saturday night set to music?

“It’s Honky Tonk Metal, like you took a handful of cheap tucker speed and headed out on the highway. “ That’s how the guys in Scattered Hamlet describe their sound. To many others, they describe it as a mix between motorhead, molly hatchet, and clutch. Take a listen and you be the judge.
Scattered Hamlet was created to capture the essence of growing up in the country while still giving nods to the original outlaw countrymen of years past. Scattered Hamlet is one part Lynyrd Skynyrd and Molly Hatchet with a little flavoring of Motorhead and Down. All wrapped up in a fine shotgun shell casing. Their influences range everywhere from Southern classic rock, to groove, to doom and punk. With humble origins all over the United states and a relentless touring schedule of 100+ shows a year visiting 40 + states, the band makes no apologies for the equal love of Harley Davidsons, Honky Tonks, Les Pauls, Marshalls, shotguns and the classic American symbolism they all amass.

Their debut full length album, Skeleton Dixie, was produced by 2-time Grammy nominated Jason Donaghy who’s credits include Rob Zombie, John 5 and the Murder Dolls and mastered by legend Howie Weinberg who’s credits include: Pantera, Slayer, White Zombie, and Danzig. Their second full length, and most recent, Swamp Rebel Machine, would go on to give the band their most success with nearly 5,000 copies sold since its release in 2016, landing them a place on the Billboard Heatseekers charts for first week sales in November 2016. All of that mixed with a rigorous touring schedule during the 2017 season has made Scattered Hamlet a top competitor in the underground rock scene.

Scattered Hamlet has gone on to perform at some of America’s greatest music festivals such as Rocklahoma, Rock Fest, Steel Horse Bike Rally, and Warped Tour. Plus, their latest release garnered heavy rotation on dozens of radio station across America and found placements on CMT, MTV and several other media outlets.

These hillbilly boys know how to grab the bull by the horns, hold on for dear life, and ride that cow in to the ground. All humble, yet determined, Scattered Hamlet is aiming down the barrels and ready to pull the trigger on the monstrous career ahead of them.

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IN SEARCH OF SUN drop hot new video for IN THE GARDEN released under SPINEFARM RECORDS

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UK based hard rockers In Search Of Sun have released their new video for In The Garden which will be their third video release under iconic record label, Spinefarm Records. The track comes from their 2017 album Virgin Funk Mother which boasts heavy riffs, funky grooves and huge choruses! Since signing to Spinefarm early last year, In Search of Sun have gone on to support Nothing More on the EU leg of their tour, legendary Korn frontman Jonathan Davis on his solo tour and will also be appearing at Download Festival, France June 15th – 18th 2018.

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“There are plenty of leeches in this world that have no other intentions but to suck the life out of you for their own selfish reasons, especially when they choose to not understand the importance of the ones closest to them striving to achieve something creative and worthwhile, which we all know takes years of mental, physical and financial sacrifice.
‘In The Garden’ is a massive ‘f##k you’ statement to every single self-absorbed individual out there unwilling to let the people closest to them grow and flourish. You, the narcissists are the ones who will wind up alone, because you choose to not have the capacity to unconditionally love others, and instead continue to believe that the whole world revolves around you. You should’ve known better!” – Adam Leader, Vocalist

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Meet The Band

Adam Leader– Vocalist

Rory Kay– Guitars / Vocals

David Mena Ferrer– Guitars

Faz Couri – Bass

Sean Gorman – Drums / Percussion

Hailing from London, In Search Of Sun formed back in 2011 and quickly took their music to the road seeing them play Welsh festival, Hammerfest and share the stage with many well known bands such as Bullet For My Valentine, Funeral For A Friend, Pop Evil and many more.

Following the release of their debut album ‘The World Is Yours’ in 2014, In Search Of Sun found themselves included in the VH1’s ’15 Metal Bands you should be listening to in 2015!’ and album singles ‘Draw The Line’ and ‘The World Is Yours’ have earned their place on Kerrang! Radio and Scuzz TV playlists.

They played numerous events and festivals around the UK and found themselves playing iconic Donnington festival, Download in 2016. This is where they gained the attention of industry giants Spinefarm Records.They were quickly snapped up by the notable label and signed early in 2017 releasing their current album ‘Virgin Funk Mother’ later that year.

Virgin Funk Mother was mixed by Adam Nolly Getgood (Periphery) and features John Browne from Monuments handling guest guitar duties on the second single ‘Bad Girl’.

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JULIEN-K to Join STONE TEMPLE PILOTS, BUSH, and THE CULT on THE REVOLUTION 3 TOUR!

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JULIEN-K Release Single, “Photo Voltaire,” Off of ‘California Noir’

Long Beach, CA based Indietronic band JULIEN-K has announced that they will be joining STONE TEMPLE PILOTS, BUSH, and THE CULT on THE REVOLUTION 3 TOUR, launching July 7th in Las Vegas and winding throughout the US before wrapping up August 15th at the legendary Whiskey A Go Go in Los Angeles. The band is set to release the official music video for their single, “Photo Voltaire,” off of their 2015 released California Noir, and are currently running an Indiegogo campaign to fund their upcoming LP, Harmonic Disruptor.

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“‘Photo Voltaire‘ is very much a song about the struggle in our lives as artists – and for once, about a victory. I thought of the concept for the song lyrics and meaning one day at 5AM, prepping my board at the beach to surf in CA_X, and the unfinished version of the song we had been playing with for months but could not ‘solve’ was solved immediately by the sun exploding over the ocean line @ nearly 6am …. The concept ‘Photo Voltaire’ – the explosion of the sun in my own words – and the chorus popped into my head. This has been an analog for the band ever since. All the touring, crowdfunding, fan support, and so much more that has happened for us since we gave in to total honesty and authenticity. Our fans connect with this and us. All the opportunities – it’s like the sun exploding out of nowhere in our lives.” – Julien-K

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Tour Dates:
07/07 NV @ Beauty Bar – Las Vegas, NV
07/08 @ Metro Music Hall – Salt Lake City, UT
07/09 @ Mesa Theatre – Grand Junction, CO
07/10 @ Silver Spur Saloon – Lakewood, CO
07/12 @ The Elbow Room – Wichita, KS
07/13 @ Aftershock Live Music Venue – Merriam, KS
07/15 @ Amsterdam Bar – Saint Paul, MN
07/18 @ Municipal Auditorium – Nashville, TN
07/19 @ Diamond Pub Concert Hall – Louisville, KY
07/20 @ Ruoff Home Mortgage Center – Noblesville, IN
07/21 @ KeyBank Pavilion- Burgettstown, PA
07/22 @ Rose Music Center – Huber Heights, OH
07/24 @ Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill – Sterling Heights, MI
07/25 @ Budweiser Stage – Toronto, ON
07/26 @ Rough Trade – Brooklyn, NY
07/27 @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater – Wantagh, NY
07/28 @ PNC Bank Arts Center – Holmdel, NJ
07/29 @ The Vault at Greasy Luck Brewpub – New Bedford, MA
07/30 @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion – Boston, MA
08/01 @ Mark Etess Arena at Hard Rock Casino – Atlantic City, NJ
08/02 @ Voltage Lounge – Philadelphia, PA
08/03 @ The Fish Head Cantina – Halethorpe, MD
08/04 @ The Stage at Karma – Pittsburgh, PA @ The Stage at Karma
08/06 @ The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
08/09 @ Scout Bar – Houston, TX
08/10 @ Rock Box – San Antonio, TX
08/11 @ Trees – Dallas, TX
08/13 @ The Quarry Bisbee – Bisbee, AZ
08/15 @ Whisky A Go Go – West Hollywood, CA
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Track List:

Chapter One: Analog Beaches & Digital Cities
1. Analog Beaches & Digital Cities
2.Strange Invisible
3. Photo Voltaire
4. California Noir
5. Black Market Machines
6. Deep Beat Overground
7. Cast Into the Sea
8. She’s the Pretender
9. No You Can’t
10. Eviscerate

Chapter Two: Nightlife In Neon
1. Signals in the Void
2. Spectromeda
3. Dossier
4. Sunset Life
5. Mannequin Eyes
6. Corrections
7. Solar
8. Institution
9. Dark Cadence
10. Framework
11. Temple
12. Nightlife in Neon

Stream / Download California Noir:

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Amir Derakh and Ryan Shuck have been musical partners for 15+ years. During their time together they have weaved in and out of mainstream music like a constantly evolving musical fashion house. In the late 90’s they were responsible for massive radio and sales hits such as “Blind” (Korn), “Blue Monday,” ” Stitches,” and “Fiction” (Orgy), and recently “Crawl Back In” and “Let Down” (Dead By Sunrise, with their pal Chester Bennington). After enjoying years of traditional music business success, they have spent the last 10 years methodically moving away from the mainstream approach that put them on the map, opting to carefully steer their fans in a new direction, towards their new independent alternative electro rock project Julien-K – which sounds more at home with the likes of modern acts such as M83, The Kills, LCD Soundsystem, The Naked And Famous, Empire Of The Sun, and even The Black Keys (see Derakh’s sleazy electro-blues guitar playing on “We’re Here With You”).

2009 saw the long-awaited release of their debut album Death to Analog, which included long-time collaborators Anthony “Fu” Valcic and Brandon Belsky, with Belsky and drummer Elias Andra rounding out the live show. After Belsky and Andra’s 2010 departure, Julien-K’s studio line-up solidified as the trio of Derakh, Shuck and Valcic, while collaborations with electronic music innovators such as Bryan Black (Motor, Black Asteroid), Sharooz, Z-Listers, Vandal, and others revved up the writing phase of 2012’s sophomore We’re Here With You. The touring cycle that followed saw the band hit the south-west US and Europe – with festivals as far and wide as Hildesheim (Germany), Utrecht (Netherlands), and Vladivostok (Russia) – and many sold-out shows in their native LA.

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In July 2014, Julien-K launched their third album cycle with a 3-song prelude to an ambitious double concept album / esthetic movement that they called California Noir^^. The CA Noir spirit was given a visual representation in November 2014 with the release of the haunting video for the title track, showcasing the struggle to discover the meaning of the Californian dream.

The concept continued in 2015 and 2016 with two wildly successful Indiegogo crowdfunding campaigns and subsequent (self-)releases of the two chapters California Noir: Analog Beaches and Digital Cities and California Noir: Nightlife in Neon, which established the band as musical innovators, digital pioneers, and fully independent music entrepreneurs shaking up the underground scene.

In 2017, the band released Time Capsule: A Future Retrospective, a 4 disk, 64 song mega-package aimed at the band’s core fanbase, which consisted of unreleased songs, b-sides, never heard before remixes, and live versions of some of their biggest hits.

Julien-K has become a crowdfunding giant, with all 4 of their campaigns hitting and holding the #1 Indiegogo chart position for the duration of the campaigns.

After a successful summer 2017 tour alongside PIG and Ghostfeeder, 2018 will see the band hit the stages around the world again on headline tours, as well as in support of their friends Bush, Stone Temple Pilots, and The Cult. Being the workaholics that they are, Ryan, Amir and Fu are also already working on a new album, Harmonic Disruptor (this time with the addition of new collaborators Bidi Cobra and Alex Gonzales), that will see the band go back to their roots, while including some new aural surprises at the same time. Catch them on the road this year to find out more!

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QUOR Release Official Lyric Video for “RAISING THE DEAD”

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Heavy Rock band QUOR has released the official lyric video for “Raising The Dead,” off of their January 25th released EP, The Way We Are. With art and animation by Svitlana Reinish, “Raising The Dead” originally premiered on Loudwire.

The concept for the track came from a walk through a shallow burial ground in Ireland, “There was an impact left from the image of the bones laying under the rock patches covering the graves. It made me wonder what those old bones might want to say to us from the grave. How would they view their own actions in life differently now? How would they advise the living to live?” – QUOR

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“‘The Way We Are‘ was recorded at a studio that we’d never been to, with a mixing engineer and producer we’d never worked with., in a time frame we’ve never produced a record in, all putting us in about the most uncomfortable recording situation possible; right where we like it. Uncomfortable as fuck. If you listen to the ‘The Way We Are‘ from front to back and still think it isn’t a great record and shouldn’t be played by every industry person out there, then maybe we should quit and so should you, because you don’t know what great heavy songs are even if they hit you in the face.” – QUOR

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Track List:
1. Fly Little Bird
2. Raising the Dead
3. Unicorn
4. Life Is a Hard Thing
5. The Way We Are

Download / Stream The Way We Are:

iTunes | Amazon MP3 | Spotify | Google play

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What is QUOR? Something you should hear, you should feel, and should tell your closest friends about. QUOR is a quiet difference of styles and dynamics that follow no rules of the rock/metal/punk genres, but still stands as a whole, consistent within itself. Something new and fresh. Every song is an epic ride, a storied tale. Subtle and furious in groove; hooked for days in harmony. Will you find yourself uttering a line or two caught deep inside your head? To where will it take you? The answer is yours but the outcome is always the same. By listening to QUOR, you will arrive into awesomeness. Bold but true.

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LORDS OF ACID Launch Contest for Fans to Recreate Cover of ‘Pretty in Kink’

To continue the debauchery around the release of their fan-funded and collaborated new album, Pretty In Kink, industrial dance music legends LORDS OF ACID have launched a contest for fans to recreate the album cover. The best entry wins the Pretty in KInk Jackpot: Signed Key from Praga’s Nordlead Keyboard, Handwritten Lyrics of your favorite Pretty in Kink song, Signed copy of the Pretty in Kink Deluxe CD Edition, “Number 69,” Lt Edition single, Khanthology CD Box Set, Signed copy of Tales of Debauchery live CD & 2 VIP tickets for the Pretty in Kink tour)! Praise the Lords!” Entries are to be submitted on the Lords Of Acid Backstage Facebook group thread HERE before June 15th at 6 PM CET

“To celebrate the release of the new album we are gonna do a Prety in Kink contest. Here’s what we want you to do. We want you to recreate the Pretty in Kink album cover! Be creative!” – LORDS OF ACID

Track List:
1. Break Me
2. Ma Fille De Joie
3. Sex Cam Girl
4. Flow Juice
5. Like Pablo Escobar
6. Before the Night is Over
7. Androgyny
8. Goldfinger
9. What the Fuck!
10. So Goddamn Good
11. My Demons Are Inside
12. We Are The Freaks

Order / Download / Stream Pretty in Kink:
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Guitar Legend ADRIAN GALYSH Releases “So Close… So Far” Off of Upcoming ‘Venusian Sunrise: 20th Anniversary Edition’

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Rock Guitar virtuoso ADRIAN GALYSH has revealed the first single, “So Close… So Far,” off of his upcoming Venusian Sunrise: 20th Anniversary Edition. Due out July 10, 2018, Venusian Sunrise: 20th Anniversary Edition will include completely re-recorded tracks, the remastered original record, and bonus live tracks.

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“Venusian Sunrise was recorded in my parent’s basement on a single Alesis 8-Track ADAT recorder. While the performances are commendable for their time, given limited resources at the age of 22—it lacks what 20 years of experience and advancement in recording technology can now easily provide—richer guitar tones, advanced recording techniques, the palatial keyboard and realistic orchestral sounds of today, and maybe most importantly…real drums!” – Adrian Galysh

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Track List:
1. Venusian Sunrise (2018)
2. What On Earth (2018)
3. The Blue Jungle (2018)
4. Lullaby of South Aiken St. (2018)
5. Drifting Memories (2018)
6. So Close… So Far (2018)
7. Lydian Dreams (2018)
8. Miss Fabina The Ballerina (2018)
9. In The End (2018)
10. Venusian Sunrise (1998)
11. What On Earth (1998)
12. The Blue Jungle (1998)
13. Lullaby of South Aiken St. (1998)
14. Drifting Memories (1998)
15. So Close… So Far (1998)
16. Lydian Dreams (1998)
17. Miss Fabina The Ballerina (1998)
18. In The End (1998)
Bonus Tracks:
19. The Blue Jungle (Live in LA 2011
20. Lydian Dreams (Live in LA 2011)

Click HERE to Pre-Order Venusian Sunrise: 20th Anniversary Edition’

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Los Angeles-based guitarist Adrian Galysh is an in-demand solo artist, session guitarist, published author, and educator with an illustrious career spanning five studio albums.

Praised by artists like Carl Verheyen and outlets like Guitar Player and Fireworks magazines, Galysh has a successful trajectory that includes numerous collaborations and performances with industry giants like Uli Jon Roth, Yngwie Malmsteen, Robben Ford, Mike Keneally, George Lynch, Warren DeMartini, and many more.

Galysh is also a Guitar World Magazine online lesson columnist and Education Coordinator for Guitar Center Lessons. He’s the author of the book Progressive Guitar Warm-Ups and Exercises. He uses Brian Moore Guitars, D’Angelico Guitars, Suhr Guitars, SIT Strings, Seymour Duncan pickups and effects, Straptight Straplocks, Voodoo Lab and Morley pedals.

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