Between the Buried and Me announce additional North American tour dates preceding tour with Meshuggah
Between the Buried and Me (BTBAM) previously announced that they will be joining Meshuggah for their 25th anniversary tour across North America. Now, in addition to those shows, BTBAM will be performing a select few headlining shows on their way out to kick off the Meshuggah tour in Los Angeles, CA. Beginning on May 29th, fans will see BTBAM make their way to the west coast with Trioscapes serving as direct support! Trioscapes features BTBAM bassist Dan Briggs and released their debut album on Metal Blade Records last year. The band also features Walter Fancourt (saxophone) and Matt Lynch (drums).
BTBAM's lineup is rounded out by vocalist/keyboardist Tommy Rogers, guitarists Paul Waggoner and Dustie Warring, along with drummer Blake Richardson. The ambitious concept album, "The Parallax II: Future Sequence," was the North Carolina-based band's highest Billboard chart position (#22) since their inception in the early 2000's. The album also landed the #3 spot on Billboard's Hard Music Album chart, as well as #8 on the trade magazine's Rock Album Chart, at #5 on Billboard's Indie Label Album chart and at #10 on the Billboard Indie Retail Album chart. Additionally, the album landed at #18 on Guitar World Magazine's top 50 albums of 2012 list.
Originally published in Guitar Player, February 2014 Issue
The new VersaTune ($199 Street) is a rackmount design that, with it's easy-to-read LED display accompanied by a large note readout, offers excellent visibility under any lighting condition. The VersaTune features such amenities as dual inputs and outputs (with both on the rear panel as well), and the ability to switch between inputs via front panel switch.
"Rocktron has a history of making unique products that are fantastic for guitar players who are controlling MIDI and audio," columnist Michael Hodge stated in the Jan/Feb issue of Christian Musician magazine review of the Patchmate Loop 8 Floor. In the article, Hodge gives the reader a rundown of how the Patchmate works, the benefits of controllers on pedal boards, and his personal experience with the Patchmate. At the end, Hodge left us with this glowing statement: "If you are serious about your pedal board, or are thinking of touring, the Patchmate is a great investment and will amke your world organized and professional."
Going against the grain at NAMM in 2014 with new offerings in the professional guitar rack categories, (or as some would say “rack is back”), Rocktron is leading the charge toward serious tone with the unveiling of the Widowmaker and ValveSonic guitar preamps and an upgrade to our Velocity 100 guitar rack power amp (now called Velocity 100 LTD).
Agoura Hills, CA - Between the Buried and Me (BTBAM) will be returning to the road in 2014 with a headlining tour of North America. Joining BTBAM on this trek will be Deafheaven, Intronaut, and The Kindred. VIP mega bundles are available now exclusively via SHOWstubs.com! Additional limited (25 per city!) VIP packages will be available beginning December 10th on SHOWstubs.com and general admission tickets will be on sale via your local venue's box office on December 17th. The tour begins February 20th!
Between The Buried And Me's ambitious concept album, "The Parallax II: Future Sequence," was the North Carolina-based band's highest Billboard chart position (#22) since their inception in the early 2000's. The album also landed the #3 spot on Billboard's Hard Music Album chart, as well as #8 on the trade magazine's Rock Album Chart, at #5 on Billboard's Indie Label Album chart and at #10 on the Billboard Indie Retail Album chart. Additionally, the album landed at #18 on Guitar World Magazine's top 50 albums of 2012 list.
Garnering yet another Guitar Player Magazine Editors' Pick Award, Rocktron's Sacred Fire Compressor is highlighted in the Holiday Issue (2013) of the magazine. The Sacred Fire Compressor, one of the Boutique Series pedals from Rocktron, was chosen during 2013 for an Editors' Pick, with the Holiday issue remarking that the Sacred Fire "delivers gobs of transparent, signing sustain." The Holiday issue Gear section of GP is a "gift guide for gear-crazed guitarists" which includes a review of Award winning products from the entire year, such as the Rocktron Sacred Fire.
Guitar Player Magazine recently printed a list of "10 Cool Pedals for Under $200". Making the list was Rocktron's Reaction HUSH pedal coming in at $99. The October Guitar Player Magazine listed a number of notable companies as part of the list. "We were pleasantly surprised to see Rocktron as part of the list," stated a Rocktron spokesperson. "But then, we have always thought the HUSH is a cool pedal."
The Reaction Series is a new series of stomp boxes designed to save space on pedalboards while providing reliable performance. As part of that series, the Rocktron HUSH offers single-ended noise reduction to quiet excess circuit noise from other stomps, reduce noise caused by stage lighting, and wipe out other noise problems associated with guitar rigs and gear setups.
With the recent introduction of the Rocktron MIDI Raider, the switch is on! Known for the most widely used professional touring MIDI Controller, Rocktron has supported countless artists for decades. Iron Maiden has been a longtime user of the All Access controller, but the All Access has now been retired and replaced by the newer MIDI Raider. "We recently received one of the Iron Maiden All Access units here at the Rocktron office," said a Rocktron staff member. "You can tell it has been on a long journey!"
Iron Maiden has taken control now with new MIDI Raider controllers that they have added to their touring gear. Look for them on the road.
The October cover issue of Guitar Player Magazine has provided a list of "10 Cool Pedals for Under $200" and Rocktron's Reaction series HUSH pedal has made that list. Coming in at $99, the Reaction HUSH joins nine other cool stompboxes under a headline that exclaims: "Add Some Spice!" The Reaction HUSH is one of the newer iterations of Rocktron's world famous HUSH single-ended noise reduction that guitar players crave to wipe out noise problems such as stompbox circuit noise, lighting noise from stages, and so much more.
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