Author Archives: Jeff Owens

Metal Mike on Friday, April 17 Episode of Fuse’s Talking Metal

Heads up all you horns-up shred fans: Jackson-wielding metal overlord Mike “Metal Mike” Chlasciak—he of Halford, Sebastian Bach and Painmuseum fame—will appear on the Friday, April 17 episode of Talking Metal on uber-hip music television network Fuse. The program airs … Continue reading

Jackson Proudly Welcomes Mnemic to the Bloodline Family

Jackson’s Gothenburg, Sweden-based man in Scandinavia, Henric Carlsson, reports that Mnemic guitarists Mircea Gabriel Eftemie and Rune Stigart have officially joined the Jackson Bloodline family. “Danish metal dynamite Mnemic came into the metal world with a bang in 2003 and … Continue reading

The Foreshadowing Starts Work on Second Album

Italian goth/doom metal outfit the Foreshadowing has started work on its second album, the long-awaited follow-up to 2005 debut album Days of Nothing (U.S. release in 2007). Working once again at producer and Novembre drummer Giuseppe Orlando’s Outer Sound Studios … Continue reading

My Dying Bride Releases 10th Studio Album

Glencross onstage with his Jackson RR24M model. Seminal U.K. doom ensemble My Dying Bride has reached a recording milestone with the March 23, 2009, release of tenth studio album For Lies I Sire. The long-awaited follow-up to 2006 hit A … Continue reading

New Gojira Songbook, Online Store and North American Tour Dates

Joe Duplantier (above) and Christian Andreu. Photos by Alex Morgan Our friends in French metal ensemble Gojira are certainly busy this spring. The boys from Bayonne recently introduced the band’s new online store, released the band’s first-ever songbook and announced … Continue reading

Now Playing: The Jackson Adrian Smith San Dimas® DK™

Jackson couldn’t possibly be more thrilled to at last welcome U.K. metal titans Iron Maiden to the Bloodline in the form of the sleek new Adrian Smith San Dimas® DK™ signature guitars. Introduced in January 2009, Smith’s pair of signature … Continue reading