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Sepultura Announces 30th Anniversary North American Tour Dates
Monday, 02 March 2015 20:31

Celebrating their 30th year of existence, Brazil’s most esteemed metal band Sepultura will be headlining a Metal Injection-sponsored tour that includes German thrashers Destruction as direct support and American melodic tech-deathsters Arsis as openers. We can already sense the frenzy in mosh pits across the U.S. and Canada, too. Sick Drummer Magazine has been a media sponsor for Sepultura in the past, and we are honored to be part of this Anniversary Tour!

“It’s going to be an amazing experience to celebrate a 30-year career with the strongest album we’ve ever made in our history,” states Sepultura guitarist & songwriter Andreas Kisser about the upcoming 33-show trek and their latest album, The Mediator Between Head And Hands Must Be The Heart. “We are coming back to America and Canada with full force and with a hunger to destroy everything! Can't wait to perform the songs from the new album on stage! See you all on the road!”

The mayhem begins in Phoenix, Arizona on May 10th and ends on June 14th in Grand Junction, Colorado. Sepultura will be performing one solo show on May 9th.

Confirmed “Sepultura – 30 Years” tour dates are:

5/10 Phoenix, AZ at Joe's Grotto
5/11 West Hollywood, CA at Whisky A Go Go
5/12 Sacramento, CA at Ace of Spades
5/13Portland, OR at Bossonova Ballroom
5/14 Seattle, WA at Studio Seven
5/15 Vancouver, BC at Rickshaw Theater
5/16 Edmonton, AB at Starlite Room
5/17 Billings, MT at Pub Station
5/19 Winnipeg, MB at Zoo Cabaret
5/20 Minniapolis, MN at The Amsterdam
5/21 Madison, WI at High Noon Saloon
5/22 Chicago, IL at Reggies
5/23 Louisville, KY at Expo Five
5/24 Valparaiso, IN at Big Shots
5/26 Grand Rapids, MI at The Pyramid Scheme
5/27 Kent, OH at The Outpost
5/28 Toronto, ON at Opera House
5/29 Montreal, QC at Club Soda
5/30 New York, NY at Webster Hall
5/31 Manchester, NH at Jewel Nightclub
6/1 Baltimore, MD at Ottobar
6/2 Norfolk, VA at The NorVa
6/3 Jacksonville, NC at Hooligans Music Hall
6/4 Atlanta, GA at The Masquerade
6/5 Fort Lauderdale, FL at Culture Room
6/6 New Orleans, LA at Publiq House
6/7 Houston, TX at BFE Rock Club
6/8 Fort Worth, TX at The Rail Club
6/10 Austin, TX at Empire Garage
6/11 McAllen, TX at Cine El Rey
6/12 Albuquerque, NM at Sunshine Theater
6/13 Denver, CO at Summit Music Hall
6/14 Grand Junction, CO at Mesa Theater

*Sepultura only

The Mediator Between Head And Hands Must Be The Heart was recorded with renowned producer Ross Robinson (Korn, Machine Head, Fear Factory), who worked with Sepultura on their landmark 1996 release Roots, and was co-produced by Steve Evetts (Dillinger Escape Plan, Symphony X, Incantation), who previously worked on Sepultura’s Roorback (2003), the Revolusongs EP (2002), and Nation (2001).

Purchase TMBHAHMBTH from the Nuclear Blast Webshop.
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NAMM 2015 - Sabian Unveils The Big And Ugly Ride Cymbal Collection - Plus B8X Series
Thursday, 29 January 2015 20:04


Sabian unveiled the Big and Ugly Ride cymbals at Winter NAMM 2015. These powerful cymbals produce a big, dark, dry, organic and almost imperfect sound, as each one is totally unique due to the "one at a time" manufacturing process. The Big & Ugly collection includes the following cymbal models: the King Ride, Nova Ride, Pandora Ride, Phoenix Ride, Apollo Ride, and Monarch Ride cymbals. These new releases from Sabian will surely add a new "dark side" to any drum kit.

“We know drummers are actively looking for new sounds, and more often than not, these new sounds are old sounds with modern characteristics. As a company that thrives on blending old world cymbal-making with cutting-edge innovation, SABIAN is perfectly positioned to deliver,” comments Sabian CEO Andy Zildjian. “And while the name of the collection may be a little “out-there”, it’s meant to make a statement that these are the cymbals modern drummers are seeking: cymbals that are big – and ugly. Of course, ugly is relative – to us, they’re beautiful!”


The Collection:

AA APOLLO 22” & 24”
Versatility, versatility, versatility. Hit it hard for a modern sound, or play it with dynamics for controlled stick and sublime shimmer. Apollo was the God of Music and Poetry − this incredible ride cymbal delivers both.

HH PANDORA 22” & 24”
Medium-dark in tone, medium-light in weight, this is the cymbal for players who like “Blue” notes. Sitting comfortably between the HH King and HH Nova in pitch and tone, it’s the musical equivalent of opening Pandora’s Box!

HH KING 22” & 24”
Goldilocks would love the King Ride − it’s that “just right” amount of dry, dark and wash. Powerful and sophisticated, it may be the most complex cymbal of the collection because depending how you strike it, it can be so many things.

HH NOVA 22” & 24”
Like the one-of-a-kind Ride you find in a dusty rack at the back of a pawn shop, the Nova delivers extremes − as in, extremely low and extremely dry. So if you like being out on the edge musically, this may be the Ride for you.

Modern players who thrive on exploring a new sonic range will love the dark, mature tones that rise Phoenix-like from this special Ride. If that sounds too much like jazz to you, rest assured it’s not. With the most cut in the collection, it’s also the most consistent and controlled.

Xs20 MONARCH 22”
Medium-Thin, with straight-ahead, focused sound, the Monarch delivers vintage look and feel, and fantastic crashability, at an unbelievable value. Like that amazing cymbal you found in a garage sale, you’ll consider this a huge score.

Learn more here:

Also new at NAMM this year was the B8X Series of cymbals. The B8 Series has been around since the mid-eighties and has been one of the best selling lines for Sabian. They have been reveamped a few times, but this year they really raised the bar. They have added extra hammering, hammered the bell (which has bnever been done on this style cymbal), added pinpoint lathing on the bell and traditional lathing on the rest for a nice contrast. With added adjusted profiles and bell sizes, they have really enhanced the sound and quality of this line of cymbals. Perhaps the best pasrt is that all the enhancements did not change the already affordable pricing of the B8 series.

As another successful NAMM Show comes to a close, buyers and exhibitors from around the world leave Anaheim armed with inspiration, fortified relationships, and new strategies to help them resonate with their customers in the coming year. Winter NAMM 2015 took place in Anaheim, California, January 22nd - 25th and again, was one of the best shows we have experienced in recent years.

NAMM 2015 - Navene Koperweis & Frank Costa of Entheos - 2BOX Trigit Acoustic Triggers - TAMA
Monday, 02 February 2015 20:36


As you may already know, back in 2013 TAMA signed a US distribution deal for the Swedish 2BOX AB e-drums. Starting their US launch with their celebrated Drumit Five MkII configuration, 2box AB has made quite an impact. Featuring an extensive catalog of pre-programmed sounds and loops, interchangeable heads, dual sound pads, multi-zone cymbals and an honest-to-goodness hi-hat stand, the Drumit Five MkII kits are designed to make the transition from acoustic to electronic drums as natural as possible.


This video features Navene Koperweis (ex: Animosity, Animals As Leaders) & Frank Costa of Entheos, playing some of their new songs at NAMM 2015. Navene is playing a combination of e-drums with rubber pads, and TAMA drums with mesh heads, utilizing the new 2BOX TrigIT Acoustic Drum Triggers. Turn your existing acoustic drum kit into a cuttingedge “Drum Sound Station”: the TrigIT Triggers installed on your drums can be connected to just about any drum module. The new Triggers are designed to work with all sound modules on the market. If you are still looking for a drum module, consider 2BOX’s DrumIt Five module. The TrigIT Triggers are a perfect match for this electronic drum module: taking full advantage of the module’s special settings and features, they unleash its true potential.

More on TrigIT Triggers:
Learn more about 2box AB Electronic Drums here:

As another successful NAMM Show comes to a close, buyers and exhibitors from around the world leave Anaheim armed with inspiration, fortified relationships, and new strategies to help them resonate with their customers in the coming year. Winter NAMM 2015 took place in Anaheim, California, January 22nd - 25th and again, was one of the best shows we have experienced in recent years.


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