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Creative Cymbal Company Introduces ECT-1 Expandable Cymbal
Wednesday, 01 April 2015 14:05

The ECT-1 is a ground-breaking modular cymbal system, allowing you to re-purpose your cymbals for different sounds, even during a performance.


  • Crash and ride rings from 12" - 20"
  • Includes 2 cymbal bases
  • Additional effects cymbal rings optional
  • Mix and match rings for unique cymbal tones

Using patent-pending proprietary Expandable Cymbal Technology ™, The Creative Cymbal Company (also known as The CCC) have developed a unique cymbal system to suit each and every drummer.

At the heart of the ECT-1 system is a 10" brass cymbal base, designed to mount various additional cymbal rings, the largest ring taking the cymbal right up to 20 inches. Either ride or crash rings can be added, or a mixture of both types for unique cross-cymbal tones. Additional effects cymbal rings will be available in the near future including riveted rings, gong rings, splash and china rings.

The ECT-1 standard kit comprises two cymbal bases, 5 ride rings and 5 crash rings, and each ring adds another 2 inches to the cymbal. This unprecedented flexibility allows any combination of rides or crashes, from 12" to 20". Attaching the ECT-1 cymbal rings could not be easier – simply place each ring on top of the previous ring, and the proprietary magnetic graphene lip will locate and hold firm each successive cymbal expander, transferring 99.9% the energy to each successive ring.

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Lamb of God's Chris Adler To Record New Megadeth Album
Monday, 30 March 2015 00:58

Dave Mustaine, the creative driving force behind original American metal and hard rock crossover giants Megadeth, and Chris Adler, drummer for the leaders of modern American heavy metal Lamb of God, will join bassist David Ellefson in the creation of Megadeth’s anticipated forthcoming album. Adler will be appearing as a guest on the album and contributing his thundering, hard-hitting, and technically precise style and skill, adding new blood and drive into the mix while staying true to Megadeth’s roots.

Dave Mustaine comments, “Chris is a tremendous talent, and an amazing person. He is going to bring a new level of excitement and energy to Megadeth that the fans are going to lose their minds over. I have nothing but respect for my previous drummers, but this is going to absolutely KILL! Back in 1989, Megadeth originally worked as a three piece - guitar, bass and drums - when we laid down the framework to our Grammy® nominated platinum album ‘Rust In Peace.’ I want to thank the other members of Lamb Of God for allowing this opportunity to take place for all of us in the metal community.”

David Ellefson adds, "Chris has been an endearing friend to us in Megadeth for many years now, and he truly appreciates our music and its legacy. His drumming has forged such an innovative and ferocious path for metal music and I’m very proud that he is anchoring our rhythm section with us on this new album. I can clearly see a new dawn of 'utmost heaviness' unfolding in Megadeth’s next chapter."

Chris Adler offers, “Megadeth was the game changer for me. Growing up, there was no other band that meant as much to my musical interest and direction. There is no doubt I would not be doing what I have been doing for the past three decades had I not stumbled across 'Killing Is My Business' and the bible of all metal, 'Peace Sells' in my formative years.”

“About 10 years ago, Lamb of God toured with Megadeth and I was able to share that story with Dave and David, and we have kept in touch ever since,” adds Adler. “When Dave called me a while ago and asked if I was interested in making a thrash metal album with him, I felt like I must’ve been on a hidden camera show. “I was trying to play it cool, but I was speechless other than YES! Once I called my wife and my band guys to let everyone know, I had some time to really think about it and how I can best fit into this situation. I'm coming into this on fire. There is an incredible amount of respect, but the goal here is to make the very best thrash album we can. Together, I believe we can do something very special! Get ready for a very exciting chapter in the Megadeth legacy.”

The new album is the follow up to Megadeth’s 2013 release, Super Collider. Super Collider hit No. 6 on The Billboard 200 and No. 3 on both the Top Rock Albums and Top Hard Rock Albums charts consecutively. To date, Megadeth has sold more than 38 million albums worldwide and has scored five Top 10 albums, two Top 5 releases.

Drummer Todd "Crikey" Hansen And King Parrot Release Video Featuring Phillip Anselmo + US/AUS Tour Dates
Thursday, 19 March 2015 18:43

Australian thrash grind drummer Todd "Crikey" Hansen and recent Housecore Records signees, King Parrot, will release their long-awaited new full-length May 19th in North America via Housecore Records. Titled Dead Set, the record was produced by the legendary Philip H. Anselmo, and his recording crew of Michael Thompson and Steve Berrigan at the infamous Nodferatu's Lair (Down, Eyehategod, Superjoint Ritual et al) in Louisiana and spews forth ten ravaging psalms that showcase King Parrot's signature punk rock spirit and pummeling sonic debauchery. A true leap forward from their debut, Dead Set exhibits a distinct maturity from a band who've committed to the rigors of international touring, slaying audiences through Asia, North America, Europe and Australia on a regular basis.

As the first official helping from Dead Set, King Parrot today offers up a brand new video for fourth cut, "Like A Rat," featuring a cameo appearance by Anselmo. Issues the band, "King Parrot are excited to unleash the first taste of our new record Dead Set. We filmed the video for the track 'Like A Rat' on location at Nodferatu's Lair when recording the new album. We wanted to give everyone a teaser track and a small insight into the awesome experience we had recording with the Housecore Records crew. We're really grateful that we got the opportunity to record in a studio that's not all fancy bells and whistles, just a real down to earth place where we felt comfortable. Our aim was to get a unique and organic sounding product that sounds exactly like the band. I think we achieved that working with Phil, Mike and Steve. Preorders are now live for the record and we worked up some great bundle packs with our respective labels that we think fans of King Parrot will dig."

Dead Set Track Listing:

1. Anthem Of The Advance Sinner
2. Need No Saviour
3. Hell Comes Your Way
4. Like A Rat
5. Tomorrow Turns To Blood
6. Home Is Where The Gutter Is
7. Sick In The Head
8. Punisher
9. Reject
10. Dead Set

King Parrot will return to the states this Friday for another run of live abrasions. Beginning March 20th at SXSW in Austin, Texas, King Parrot will level over two-dozen cities supporting bong metal assassins, Weedeater, with the passage coming to a close on April 18th in Wilmington, North Carolina. The Metal Injection-sponsored trek follows the band's recent ten-date march through Europe (also supporting team Weedeater). From there, the band will do two headlining shows including a special Housecore Records Signing Party at the Blue Nile in New Orleans April 20th before heading back to their home turf for a two-week Australian trek with additional live incursions in support of Dead Set in the plotting stages.

King Parrot w/ Weedeater:

3/20/2015 SXSW Tone Deaf Touring Showcase @ Dirty Dog - Austin, TX
3/21/2015 The Lost Well - Austin, TX
3/24/2015 Launchpad - Albuquerque, NM
3/25/2015 Pub Rock Live - Scottsdale, AZ
3/26/2015 Casbah - San Diego, CA
3/27/2015 The Complex - Los Angeles, CA
3/28/2015 Catalyst - Santa Cruz, CA
3/29/2015 DNA - San Francisco, CA
3/30/2015 Starlite Lounge - Sacramento, CA
3/31/2015 Dante's - Portland, OR
4/01/2015 Studio Seven - Seattle, WA
4/02/2015 The Pin - Spokane, WA
4/03/2015 Neurolux - Boise, ID
4/04/2015 In The Venue - Salt Lake City, UT
4/05/2015 Bluebird Theater - Denver, CO
4/07/2015 Riot Room - Kansas City, MO
4/08/2015 Wooly's - Des Moines, IA
4/09/2015 Rock Island Brewing - Rock Island, IL
4/10/2015 Pyramid Scheme - Grand Rapids, MI
4/11/2015 Subterranean - Chicago, IL
4/12/2015 Grog Shop - Cleveland, OH
4/13/2015 Saint Vitus - Brooklyn, NY
4/14/2015 Nectars - Burlington, VT
4/15/2015 T.T. The Bear's Place - Boston, MA
4/16/2015 Kung Fu Necktie - Philadelphia, PA
4/18/2015 Ziggy's By The Sea - Wilmington, NC
4/19/2015 The Earl - Atlanta. GA * KING PARROT headlines
4/20/2015 Blue Nile - New Orleans, LA Housecore Records Signing Party * KING PARROT headlines

Australian Tour Dates:

5/14/2015 The Loft - Warrnambool, VIC
5/15/2015 Fowlers Live - Adelaide, SA
5/16/2015 The Corner - Melbourne, VIC
5/17/2015 Wrangler Studios - Footscray, VIC
5/21/2015 Magpies - Canberra, ACT
5/22/2015 Corrimal Hotel - Wollongong, NSW
5/23/2015 Newtown Social Club, NSW
5/24/2015 Small Ballroom - Newcastle, NSW
5/28/2015 Tatts Hotel - Lismore, NSW
5/29/2015 Coolangatta Hotel - Gold Coast, QLD
5/30/2015 Crowbar - Brisbane, QLD
5/30/2015 Crowbar - Brisbane, QLD
6/05/2015 Prince Of Wales - Bunbury, WA
6/07/2015 YMCA HQ 0 Perth, WA w/ special guests High Tension,Colossvs

King Parrot's Dead Set will drop on May 19th, 2015. Preorders and bundles are live worldwide at the following locations:

Housecore Records (NA):
Agonia Records (EU):
Rocket/EVP (AUS):


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