Author Archives: Jeff Owens

Hirax to Release New Disc El Rostro de la Muerte, Announces 2009 Tour Dates

Hirax guitarist Lance Harrison. Thrash heroes Hirax will release highly anticipated new studio album El Rostro de la Muerte (The Face of Death) in mid-August 2009. It is the veteran thrash band’s first full-length since 2004’s The New Age of … Continue reading

Gojira to Support Metallica on North American Fall Tour

Jackson’s Chris Cannella (center) flanked by Gojira. Fresh from a successful and critically acclaimed first U.S. headlining tour, the French metal-shred onslaught we know and love as Gojira has been tapped to be the opening act for the first half … Continue reading

Jackson Mark Morton Videos

Lamb of God axeman stars in three new clips … When Grammy-nominated, groundbreaking U.S. metal kings Lamb of God hit Phoenix in early April 2009 for the first date of the band’s headlining North American tour for their chart-topping sixth … Continue reading

New Zealand’s Tainted in Nocturne Magazine

Jackson-shredding Tainted guitarist Tim Facoory checked in with Jackson News to remind us that the band is featured in the current issue (issue three) of Nocturne Magazine, New Zealand’s own glossy journal of alternative dark arts and culture. Facoory and … Continue reading

Black Majesty Set to Work With Roland Grapow for New Album

From Jackson’s Down Under bureau comes news that Aussie melodic power metal ensemble Black Majesty will be joined by guitarist/producer Roland Grapow (Masterplan, ex-Helloween) for a new album scheduled for release in early 2010 on the band’s own Limb Music … Continue reading

Jackson Unveils Mark Morton Signature D2 Dominion

The Mark Morton D2 model, with trans-black finish on quilt maple veneer top. Jackson’s Mark Morton Dominion™ signature model is now available in an even more affordable version, the D2. Available in two finishes—black or an eye-catching trans-black on a … Continue reading