EBS Pedal Artist Michael Devin is about to kick off a tour with Whitesnake feat Journey and Thunder in UK.
The tour will also include several European dates on their own before returning back to tour USA and South America.
EBS Artist Sandy Beales is currently on a sold out stadium tour with Brittish/Irish boyband One Direction. Amp of choice for the tour is the EBS Fafner II.
THE RYOT READY TO SET OFF WITH DEBUT ALBUM!
The new Swedish band The Ryot, with EBS Artist Nisse Holm, was discovered by In Flames guitarist Björn Gelotte a couple of years ago. Now, they are ready to release their debut album called A Burning Desire, Part 1. The album is produced by Björn Gelotte and In Flames producer Robertho Laghi. Check out their Facebook page for samples, and keep eyes open for the chance to win an EBS Session 30 - details will be presented there soon! http://www.facebook.com/theryot
Nisse use EBS Fafner II heads and ClassicLine 810 cabinets.
FLOWER KING'S/NEAL MORSE BAND/TRANSATLANTIC TOUR
The giants of modern progressive rock - Flower Kings, Neal Morse Band feat Mike Portnoy and the supergroup with members from both bands, Transatlantic, did an epic tour in Europe recently. Both bass players, EBS Artist Jonas Reingold and Randy George, played through EBS pedals, a Classic 450 head and a ClassicLine 810 cabinet, while Flower King's keyboard player Tomas Bodin played through two Reidmar heads with ClassicLine 112 cabinets. The bands will join forces again for a couple US dates in May. May 5 at the Keswick theater in Philadelphia and at The CALPROG festival in Los Angeles, May 7.
US rocker's Rival Sons with EBS Pedal Artist Robin Everhart released their latest album Head Down in the US. The album was released in Europe already in the fall 2012 and has gained great success and chart positions in many countries. They are currently on a European tour. Here's a video from their recent Jimmy Kimmel Live performance:
EBS Pedal Artist Marten Andersson (Lizzy Borden bass player) announce US headlining tour dates and a brand new show. The new show will encompass songs from each and every Lizzy Borden record to date plus songs the band has never performed live. For upcoming tour dates and ticket, more dates to come: http://www.marten.cc/appearances-marten.htm
Our long time friend and master of the bass, Marcus Miller, brought EBS into the UN Headquarters recently when he played at an event in memory of the victims of slavery. Marcus played in front of the members of the United Nations Congregation. Pictures can be seen at http://www.facebook.com/MarcusMillerOfficialFanPage
TON'S OF METAL AND HARD ROCK TO CRUISE THE CARIBBEAN...
The coming up 70'000 TONS OF METAL and Monster's Of Rock cruises in the Caribbean features
several EBS Artists.
The 70 000 TONS OF METAL cruise take off from Miami on January 28. Onboard will be, among other's In Flames (with EBS Artist Peter Iwers), Lizzy Borden (with EBS Pedal Artist Marten Andersson), Tiamat (with EBS Artist Anders Iwers) and Evergrey (w EBS Artist Johan Niemann).
Other notable bands on the bill include Dragonforce, Helloween and Gotthard.
The Monster's Of Rock Cruise take off from Ft. Lauderdale on March 16 with a great bunch of classic 80's hard rock bands, including EBS Artist Bjorn Englen with Dio Disciples, featuring members from DIO's original band. Other notable bands on the bill include Cinderella, Queensryche and Saxon, among many many more.
EBS Artist Etienne Mbappé on tour with new 'supergroup' The Ringers
Jimmy Herring, Wayne Krantz, Michael Landau, Keith Carlock and EBS Artist Etienne Mbappe have formed a new band, The Ringers, and they've announced a limited string of US dates in February.
The supergroup, which brings together five genres of music — rock, funk, jazz, blues and African — will kick things off February 19 in Athens, Georgia, and wind up in Washington, DC, on February 23.
Feb 19, Georgia Theatre Athens, GA
Feb 20, Neighborhood Theatre Charlotte, NC
Feb 21, Lincoln Theatre Raleigh, NC
Feb 22, BB Kings Blues Club New York, NY
Feb 23, Howard Theatre Washington DC
EBS Pedal Artist Robin Everhart on North American tour with Rival Sons
America, it's time to wake up! They have already conquered Europe, landing the "Break Through Award 2012" in the prestigeous Classic Rock Award in London, and it's just a matter of time until America will get it! Don't miss out checking the band out while they play intimate club dates, kicking off on January 13 with a gig in their hometown Los Angeles. The tour will continue on the European side of the lake in March.
North American Tour dates:
Jan 9, Echo, Los Angeles, CA
Jan 25, Cafe Du Nord, San Francisco, CA
Jan 28, Doug Fir, Portland, OR
Jan 29, Tractor Tavern, Seattle, WA
Jan 31, The Roxy Vancouver, Canada
Feb 02, Back Alley Calgary, Canada
Feb 04, Average Joe's Lethbridge, Canada
Feb 05, The Vat Red Deer, Canada
Feb 06, Knoxville’s Tavern Edmonton, Canada
Feb 08, The Pump Regina, Canada
Feb 09, The Oak Winnipeg, Canada
Feb 11, Stonewalls Hamilton, Canada
Feb 13, Merchant Tap House Kingston, Canada
Feb 14, MAVERICKS Ottawa, Canada
Feb 15, Lee's Palace Toronto, Canada
Feb 16, Norma Jean's London, Canada
London West End Musical bass player and session bassist Oliver Buxton is new EBS Artist. Here's his comments on his new rig: "I heard about the Micro Bass II from fellow EBS artist, John Harvey. I was really impressed with how versatile it was and how authentic it sounded. There's lots of cool little features like a comprehensive EQ and an effects loop, which is really useful! All this makes for a fantastic (and more compact) alternative to my live rig - the TD660 head with the 410 Proline cab. This rig produces pure tone with power and punch. I've been searching for this sound for a while and to finally have it in my possession feels incredible! It's loud too."
TIME TO SUM UP A GREAT YEAR WITH EBS ARTISTS!
It's time to bring you the hightlights from the Year 2012. Here's a little summary on events that included EBS Artists...
We had the privelege to present many of our artists on signings at the NAMM Show. The one that really stand out and got the booth jammed up with people for a couple of hours was when Tal Wilkenfeld appeared. She brought with her the drummer from Tom Petty's band Steve Ferrone to amuse the crowd with little jams between the signings. Dirty Loops with EBS Artist Henrik Linder is the 'talk of the town', after they put out a new video around new year. We get the news that Spanish EBS Artist Ruben Rubio was selected Bass Player of the Year in Spain.
Lamb Of God with EBS Pedal Artist John Campbell releases "Resolution". All bass on the album recorded through an EBS MultiComp. The album went to #3 on the Billboard Top 200's upon release (and just recently got nominated for a GRAMMY in the Metal/Hard Rock performance category)!
The Frankfurt MusikMesse opens with a special event where guitarist John McLaughlin recieves a Lifetime Achievement Award. Bass player and EBS Artist Etienne Mbappé is in his band and perform a few songs.
Opeth'sMartin Mendez join EBS on pedals. UK's new boyband sensation One Direction performs on Saturday Night Live and their bass player and EBS Artist Sandy Beales pounding the bass through an EBS rig. The band has continued to smash basically every chart in the world and performing on major TV shows all over during the year, leaving screaming fans behind when they're off to the next stop.
Icelands icons Sigur Ros bass player Goggi and guitarist Jónsi both come on board with EBS pedals. The band has influenced a whole generation of pop bands and comes out with a new acclaimed album around the same time.
EBS Artist Lee Pomeroy play in the houseband for the Queen Diamond Jubilee Concert in London, broadcasted live by BBC, backing up artists like Kylie Minouge, Grace Jones, Robbie Williams, Gary Barlow and Annie Lennox, letting the EBS rig shine on stage. EBS supply bass backline for five out of seven stages at the SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL, including a dozens of bands feat EBS Artists (The festival just got nominated for Best International Music Festival by POLLSTAR magazine). IN FLAMES with EBS Artist Peter Iwers headline the Metaltown Festival in their hometown Gothenburg in front of thousands of people as well as the huge WACKEN festival in Germany, a concert that where broadcasted Live on German National TV. NEVERSTORE with EBS Artist Oscar Kempe release the official Anthem for the National Team of Sweden in the UEFA Euro Soccer Cup play off's.
Our friend and long time EBS user Marcus Miller is on the road in the US with new band, new album and a great bunch of EBS bass gear!
IN FLAMES and LAMB OF GOD join forces on a highly successful US tour, introducing their new member, the multi-tasking stuffed bear Glenn-Antonio, now on auction on Ebay. EBS Artist Bjorn Englen join Dio Disciples and tour the US keeping the memory of the legendary Ronnie James Dio alive.
DIRTY LOOPS celebrate their new major record deal with David Foster and friends on an Asia tour. We are reached by the news of a terrible accident on Marcus Millers tour, that tragically kills his bus driver and forced him to cancel part of his European tour. We are thankful that Marcus, his band and the rest of the crew got away with minor injuries and hope to see our friends back on the road soon again!
Lamb Of God got nominated for GRAMMY AWARDS, so does EBS Pedal Artist Justin Meldal-Johnsen as producer for French band M83. Rival Sons with EBS Pedal Artist Robin Everhart, got suggested as candidate for Band Of The Year in UK's Classic Rock Magazine, and Bruno Mars new album feat EBS Pedal Artist and 'Hooligans' member Jamareo Artis goes to the top of the iTunes charts upon it's digital release! Porcupine Tree with EBS Artist Colin Edwin release Octane Twisted - a double live album that captures the successful Incident tour perfectly, with a bonus DVD of their Incident Tour Chicago show as an extra feature on the special edition.
IN FLAMES, Metaltown 2012
Photo: Daniel Falk
NEW EBS ARTISTS IN 2012:
Chris 'Fatty' Hargreaves (UK) Chris Tilley (US) - The Contortionist Leon Watkins (UK) - The Dirty Youth Swaeli Mbappé (FR) Vtali Demidenco (RU) - Tracktor Bowling Lewi Bergrud (NO) Jon Bakker (NO) - Kampfar Carsten Pedersen (DK) Nisse Holm (SE) - The Ryot Linus Carlsson (SE) - Kamchatka Henrik Edenhed (SE) - Straight Frank Alison Keslow (US) Stefan Bratt (SE) - Atlas Loosing Grip Tom Doyle (UK) - Don Broco Eugene Stepanov (RU) Bruno Ramos (FR)
NEW EBS PEDAL ARTISTS IN 2012:
Georg 'Goggi' Holm (ICE) - Sigur Ros Jón þor 'Jónsi' Birgisson (ICE) - Sigur Ros Martin Mendez (SE) - Opeth Mitch Mills (US) - Sugarwall Jean-Christophe Maillard (US/FR)
NEW EBS ARTISTS: LEON FROM THE DIRTY YOUTH, TOM DOYLE FROM DON BROCO, BRUNO RAMOS & EUGENIE STEPANOV
We are proud to introduce The Dirty Youth bass player Leon Watkins as new EBS Artist! Hailing from South Wales, UK, The Dirty Youth are a female fronted quintet setting their sights on world domination. Not nestling in to one specific genre is their gift, as they blend rock anthems with metal riffs and a punk attitude. The Dirty Youth released their debut album 'Red Light Fix' in late 2011 via Universal. Mixed by Martyn "Ginge" Ford at Nott-in Pill Studios (home to Slipknot, Bull... et For My Valentine, Trivium etc.) The Tracks were then sent to be mastered at Sterling Sound in New York who have mastered albums by the likes of Elvis, The Beatles, Aerosmith, AC/DC, Bon Jovi, Michael Jackson and now The Dirty Youth! The Dirty Youth have made many festival appearances including Getaway Rock Festival (Sweden) and Download Festival 2011. Last year saw TDY support Reckless Love on their UK tour. In 2012 they have supported KORN in Europe, played a triumphant set at Download Festival and shared the stage with the likes of Bruce Springsteen and Iggy Pop at Hard Rock Calling. The band will be continuing this relentless assault building their army of followers across the globe! Check out http://www.thedirtyyouth.co.uk for updates.
Check out their fresh new video here:
Tom Doyle from UK band Don Broco is new EBS Artist. Having formed officially in 2008 after a number of years playing together, and in various other bands, vocalist Rob Damiani, guitarist Simon Delaney and drummer Matt Donnelly where joined by new recruit Tom Doyle on bass in 2012. The quartet’s debut album on is one of the most adrenaline-veined, hook-heavy rock debuts of the year, and just got awarded Best New Rock Band 2012 by iTunes UK! Read more at www.donbroco.com
Bruno Ramos is a French bass player, that play with various artists, among them Christina Goh. Bruno play EBS Amps and Cabs and just made this video together with French distributor SMI:
Hailing from Russia is another new EBS Artist, Eugenie Stepanov! Like Bruno in France, Eugenie has made videos for the national distributor to promote EBS. Something we are truly greatful for and glad to share.
Check out one of Eugenie's videos here:
Leon Watkins - The Dirty Youth
Tom Doyle - Don Broco
NEW RELEASES & TOURS WITH EBS ARTISTS
EBS Artist Colin Edwin and EBS Pedal Artist John Wesley appears on the new Porcupine Tree live album, 'Octane Twisted' as well as on the equally magnificent new Lo-Fi Resistance album 'Chalk Lines' album, where Colin share the bass duties with Dug Pinnick and Jon Gibblin. Colin also appears on a new collaboration with guitarist Jon Durant called Burnt Belief. Find more info about all albums here: http://colinedwin.blogspot.co.uk/
EBS Pedal Artist Jamareo Artis is on the new Bruno Mars album 'Unorthodox Jukebox', that went straight to the top of the iTunes download list upon release.
Flower King's, with EBS Artists Jonas Reingold and Tomas Bodin, together with Neal Morse Band has announced they will join forces on a tour to celebrate Inside Out Records 20th Anniversary in the spring 2013. Check out www.flowerkings.se for updates.
In Flames with EBS Artist Peter Iwers has announced a US headliner tour for the Spring 2013. Check out the dates at www.inflames.com
Porcupine Tree - Octane Twisted
NEW EBS ARTIS: CHRIS 'FATTY' HARGREAVES - DUBSTEP BASS MASTER
We are happy to introduce Chris 'Fatty' Hargreaves as new EBS Artist. He is a london based bass player who plays within the dubstep scene and is known for producing in a live format the highly produced wobble that is found on electronic records. He has toured the world and recorded with Submotion Orchestra, True Tiger, Alex Clare and continues to work with the grime scene in London.
Chris uses the EBS Reidmar head and here's what he say's about it:" I've blown up many amps in my time as I'm known for smashing loud synths through my rigs and to be honest i was a little skeptical when reading about the Reidmar's stats. But OH MY GOD that thing kicks out the wave forms like theres no tomorrow!
It goes everywhere with me now! Sounds incredible!"
We are happy to introduce up-and-coming progressive metal bassist Chris Tilley of THE CONTORTIONIST as new EBS Artist. The Indiana based prog-metal alchemists conjure the kinetic texture of Rush, the cinematic musicality of Dream Theater, the heavy but heady metallic might of jazzy death wizards Cynic and the studied experimental precision of Between The Buried And Me while simultaneously fashioning an overall sound uniquely their own. The band has toured with the likes of Periphery and All Shall Perish. Check out the band's latest album Intrinsic now!
EBS Artist Eddy Khaimovich is working hard in the NYC area. One of his latest involvements include appearing on a John Lennon tribute album, the John Lennon Bermuda Tribute 2012 CD by Ride The Wave record label. It features Eddy Khaimovich on the track Revolution by the Beatles, with Bailey Outerbridge, that was re-imagined, arranged and produced by Haim Cotton, the acclaimed pianist/composer/producer. Also appearing on the album are Yoko Ono and Robert Emery, and amazing instrumentalists, Oz Noy, Tal Bergman, Fernando Arruda, to mention a few. Here's some more info on the track: http://doublefantasybermuda.com/artists_Bailey.html
EBS Pedal Artist, Francesco Gallo has a new gig with the band Cry Excess. The highly successful band is currently touring Eastern Europe opening for US band and label companions Papa Roach.
EBS Artist Peter Iwers with In Flames and EBS Pedal Artist John Campbell with Lamb Of God join forces on a US tour starting at the end of October.
In Flames was recently awarded with Best Album at the prestigeous German Metal Hammer Awards, and statements from the band say's this is most likely the last US run in support of the Sounds From a Playground Fading album.
Lamb Of God's latest album Resolution had EBS sound all over it, since the bass was re-amped through one of John's EBS MultiComp pedals, a pedal he also use on stage. The band is thrilled to get back on tour after singer Randy Blythe got out of prison in Czech Republic, where he must return at some point to finish the trial. The band say's this is their final tour in 2012.
Some of the dates will also feature Hellyeah with jet another EBS Pedal Artist, Bob Zilla.
EBS Artist Bjorn Englen join the Dio Disciples for fall tour!
EBS Artist Bjorn Englen is keeping himself busy! Aside from playing with Soul Sign, Tony McAlpine and Yngwie Malmsteen recently, he'll be joining DIO DISCIPLES for their upcoming tour! The band feature former DIO members Craig Gouldy, Scott Warren and Simon Wright, as well as singers Tim 'Ripper' Owens and Oni Logan.
10/20/2012 Anaheim, CA House of Blues
10/21/2012 San Luis Obispo Slo Brew
10/23/2012 Seattle, WA El Corazon
10/24/2012 Portland, OR Hawthorne
10/26/2012 Las Vegas, NV Hard Rock on Strip
10/27/2012 Tempe, AZ Club Red
10/28/2012 Ventura, CA Ventura Theatre
10/31/2012 Hollywood, CA The Avalon The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund 2nd Annual Gala
11/8/2012 Ft. Wayne, IN Pierre's
11/10/2012 Detroit, MI Harpo's
11/13/2012 Portland, ME Asylum
11/15/2012 Sayerville, NJ Starland
11/17/2012 Amityville, NJ Revolution
11/18/2012 Poughkeepsie, New York The Chance
11/20/2012 Allentown, PA Crocodile Rock
Swedish prog 'kings', The Flower Kings, is on a major tour in support of their new release Banks of Eden.
On this tour both bassist and EBS Artist Jonas Reingold and keyboard wizard Tomas Bodin will be using EBS Amps, Cabinets and pedals.
Here's a statement from Tomas from the rehearsals about EBS and Keyboards: What I discovered was that the EBS Bass Amps are awesome as keyboard amps! As a keyboarder you will need a lot of power to drive the massive transients from a moog or a churchorgan sound. Right now I´m reheasing with 2 Reidmar Amps and 2, 212 cabinets. A wet dream!!
Check out the full schedule below, and visit the bands website for updates on the new album!
Sat Aug 18, 2012 Gothenburg, SWE Slottsskogen PROG FEST (Free admission)
Tue Sep 04, 2012 Verviers, BE Spirit of 66
Wed Sep 05, 2012 Aschaffenburg, DE Colos-saal
Thu Sep 06, 2012 Pratteln, CH Z-7 Konsertfabrik
Fri Sep 07, 2012 Veruno, IT 2Days Prog +1 (Free admission)
Sat Sep 08, 2012 Caselle di Sommacampagna (Verona), IT Sala Polivalente
Mon Sep 10, 2012 Barcelona, SP Music Hall
Tue Sep 11, 2012 Madrid, SP Sala Live
Wed Sep 12, 2012 Lisbon, PT Paradise Garage
Fri Sep 14, 2012 Peralta, SP Auditorium
Sun Sep 16, 2012 Paris, FR Divan du Monde
Mon Sep 17, 2012 Uden, NL De Pul
Wed Sep 19, 2012 Karlsruhe, DE Substage
Thu Sep 20, 2012 Bochum, DE Zeche
Fri Sep 21, 2012 Zoetermeer, NL De Boerderij
Sat Sep 22, 2012 Leamington, UK Leamington Spa Assembly
Sun Sep 23, 2012 Holmfirth, UK Picturedrome
Mon Sep 24, 2012 London, UK Scala
Thu Oct 04, 2012 Israel PROG STAGE – Dugal Beach, Sea of Galilee
Sat Oct 20, 2012 Warsaw, PL Progresja
Sun Oct 21, 2012 Krakow, PL SOPHISCAPES 2012 Festival
Mon Oct 22, 2012 Bratislava, SK Randal
Tue Oct 23, 2012 Budapest, HU Schiff A38
Thu Nov 01, 2012 Stockholm, SWE Bryggarsalen
Fri Nov 02, 2012 Helsinki, FIN Helsinki Nosturi
Flower Kings Anno 2012
EBS Artists added in Russia, Norway, Denmark and Sweden...
EBS is spreading out over the world as well as continue building our base in Scandinavia! This month we are happy to introduce the following new EBS Artists:
New EBS Artist in Russia is Vtali Demidenco from metal band Tracktor Bowling! This is a quality metal act with female vocalist that do well in Russia, and should appeal to international fans too, although lyrics are in Russian. Check them out at: www.tracktorbowling.ru
Norwegian bass player Lewi Bergrud is new EBS Artist! Lewi is one of the most sought after session bass players in Norway, and the household bass player for the big summershow Urbane Totninger, bass player of Norwegian Spelemannspris (the Norwegian 'Grammy') winners NARUM, the band 7 Days and A Miracle, with acclaimed singer Inger Lise Rypdal
and this fall he's going to join one of Norway's biggest artists Kurt Nielsen on tour!
KAMPFAR's Jon Bakker is new EBS Artist! The band is among the classic Norwegian black metal acts that lay the foundations to this acclaimed scene, and with their latest release "Mare" they have incorporated new ideas like isolated keyboard passages and sprechgesang consort with icy riffs, dark melodies, and oppressive drums while keeping their identity as one of the masters of Scandinavian black metal! Jon uses the EBS Reidmar, since the band do a lot of fly in gigs and need a rig that is easy to travel with - not depending to the amps offered by the house. The Reidmar is a perfect way to secure a quality tone, since it just not only works as a great amp, but has a professional XLR-out as well, and can be run even without a speaker load. www.kampfar.com
From Denmark, we are happy to present Carsten Pedersen as new EBS Artist. Carsten is a session bass player and teacher based in Copenhagen. Hir credits include playing with Kings of Rock - a cover rock show feat members of Mercyful Fate. Touring with Blink (with more than 400.000 albums sold), session work with Sarah (winner of Danish X-factor 2011), as well as on a coming album with Shades and Martin (Rene Shades from Pretty Maids) featuring Jimmy Z from Rod Stewarts band and Mickey Curry (Bryan Adams).
Finally, from the home of EBS, Sweden, we are happy to introduce Nisse Holm from The Ryot as new EBS Artist! The Ryot is a new heavy rock band offering music based on solid riffs and epic melodies. Taken under the wings of In Flames guitarist Björn Gelotte and In Flames producer Roberto Laghi the band is coming up strong and fast on the Swedish rock scene.
Jon Bakker - KAMPFAR.
New Jorn and Solo Albums with EBS Artist Nic Angileri
EBS Artist Nic Angileri is on the new Jorn album, 'Bring heavy rock to the land', released in the middle of June. He has also released a new solo album under his own name called the Traveller out, and a new project album for download under the name Alto Voltaggio entitled 'Battito Ribelle'. Check out more about Nic at www.nicolaangileri.com
New Album Featuring EBS Artist and Porcupine Tree Bassist Colin Edwin
EBS Artist Colin Edwin, from UK progressive rock masters Porcupine Tree is featured in a new instrumental projcet called Metallic Taste Of Blood. The magazine Prog captured the music pretty good with this review:
“Metallic Taste Of Blood brings together arch six-string experimentalist Eraldo Bernocchi with Porcupine Tree bassist Colin Edwin, percussive noise soldier Balazs Pandi and keyboardist and avant-jazz alumni Jamie Saft. An intriguing collaboration in theory, and even more mind-boggling in practice. It’s a dark and maze-like scramble through ever-changing instrumental soundscapes” (Prog)
We are proud to announce Sigur Rós bass player Georg 'Goggi' Holm and vocalist/guitarist Jón þor 'Jónsi' Birgisson as new EBS Pedal Artists!
The band has a huge following, exceeding 1 million fans on Facebook, and considered a major influence on the modern postrock and pop scene. After a couple years of silence, they are now back with the brand new album Valtari to be released at the end of May and a massive World Tour kicking off in the summer. We are very happy and proud to work with them!
Here's a few comments from Goggi about the EBS pedals he's using:
EBS OctaBass: "I've been using this since gen1 and it's an essential part of my sound."
MultiDrive: "This Drive pedal is a big part of my sound and I don't do a gig without it and there are songs that I wouldn't be able to do without this pedal."
Valve Drive: "I've never been as impressed with any pedal."
After the years with the incredible band Burst (that called it quit in the fall of 2009), EBS Artist Jesper Liveröd now return with his former band, Grind Core legends NASUM, for a final farewell tour in 2012!
When NASUM's former lead singer Mieszko tragically passed away in the big tsunami in Thailand 2004 it was the end of NASUM as well. 2012 would have been a 20th Anniversary of the band, so in honor of their lost bandmate, and for their fans, they now rejoin for a tour of selected dates to say thank you and farewell to their fans and friends and in honor of Mieszko.
We are happy to have Linus Carlsson from the Swedish band Kamchatka onboard as EBS Artist!
Linus recently joined Kamchatka to handle bass and vocals. The band has a 10 year history of delivering groovy rock'n roll with a touch of the 70's and has build a solid base of fans based on their skills. Not only fans has been impressed but guitar makers Ibanez recently released a signature guitar model called the 'Beard Bender' with guitarist Tomas Juneor Andersson as well. This summer they will do a great selection of festivals, including Download at Donington Park in UK, and Sweden's biggest festival Peace & Love in Borlänge. Find out more about this incredible band at:
We are proud to present Opeth's bass man, Martin Mendez as new EBS Pedal Artist. Representing Sweden on the international scene in the best possible way, Opeth has earned their position as one of the leading bands on today's progressive metal and rock scene. It's about time we team up with our fellow Swede's!
Martin will incorporate EBS pedals in his current tour rig for the coming up US tour and Worldwide summer festivals. His new gear include EBS ValveDrive, DynaVerb, MultiDrive and MetalDrive for optional distortion.
Sweden's Straight Frank got their debut album out through Sony Germany in January, collecting rave reviews among the press. The band impress with a solid production and a bunch of great songs, not to expect from any debuting band. But scratch on the surface, and you'll find some explanation...
The members of Straight Frank are not new in the game, the drummer previously hit the drums behind Prime Sth, that had some success in the US a few years back, while bass player Henrik Edenhed has a successful career as producer and mixing engineer, producing among others Swedish successful bands Lambretta and Dead By April, as well as mixing recordings with renowned artists such as Robyn, Jordin Sparks, Titiyo and Laleh, only to mention a few. We are happy to have Henrik onboard as EBS Artist - and recommend anyone that appreciate the music of Audioslave, Foo Fighters, Soundgarden and similar to go check out this band without further delay at www.straightfrank.com!
Henrik play EBS Classic 450 amps and ClassicLine 810 cabinets, along with EBS Black Label Pedals as well as EBS Stainless Steel Strings.
Henrik Edenhed - Straight Frank
More New EBS Artists....
Alison Keslow performs with many artists out of the US north east area as well as being an in demand session bassist. Most recent projects include her own band the Alison Keslow Group, The Erinn Brown Band, Elle Gallo Band, Alison Manion, Katrin, Scott Tarulli Group, Smoke and Mirrors, Soul Custody, Stage Door Canteen, Fran McConville Trio and the Kevin Grudecki Group. She has performed, recorded or shared album credits with such greats as Jerry Marotta, Tony Levin, Steve Lukather, John Sabastian and Mindi Abair. EBS Gear : EBS Classic 450 Heads, EBS Reidmar Heads, NeoLine Cabinets & EBS Octa Bass Pedals.
More guitar players find interest in EBS pedals, including LA based 4-piece rock band Sugarwall's guitarist and founding member Mitch Mills, who's new EBS Pedal Artist! Sugarwall is currently working out the final details for the release of a new album, stay tuned at www.sugarwall.com and check out their latest video here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYR8fgoujrk
UK EBS Artist Jonathan Harvey has been busy lately playing with Debbie Harry, touring with artists such as Asaf Sirkis, Ola Onabule, Scott Mckeon and being part of the house band at Ronnie Scott’s. He also did The Queen Experience band, that sold out a 35,000 football stadium in Holland and saw 3 weeks of packed theatre shows by the end of the 2011 in Amsterdam. If that wasn't enough, he has started a writing company writing and recording the soundtrack for the coming up movie Endless Winter as well as performing with the modern jazz group Centre Line, with more to come…..
Italian EBS Artist Nic Angileri announces 5 coming up shows in Belgium and the Netherlads with a special project featuring John Macaluso (Ark, Malmsteen, TNT, Riot, La Brie, etc.) on drums and Marcel Coenen (Sun Caged) on guitar. The dates are as follows, with possible shows added later:
04/29 Phoenix project "kick off at Metal Legacy Festival" Genk - Belgium
04/30 Phoenix project "Schietskull" Maasmechelen - Belgium
05/02 Phoenix project "Spirit of 66" Verviers - Belgium
05/03 Phoenix project "On air studio" Mons - Belgium
05/04 Phoenix project "Little devil" Tilburg - Netherlands
Nic is also on the new Jorn album to be released in June through Frontiers records as well as a Nic Angileri Solo album, also to be released this summer. Finally, his Italian band Alto Voltaggio has a new video out to promote the release of their new album on 1st of May.Check out the video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqmVVk1vy5Q&feature=relmfu
Summer festival season is coming up, so check out the line-ups for all the EBS artists! We will be present at the Sweden Rock Festival, providing the bass backline for three of five stages, as well as occassional appearances on the other stages!
New Lamb Of God album recorded with EBS pedals!
The new album "Resolution" from US metal band Lamb Of God entered the Billboard Album list last week at no 3!
According to bass player John Campbell, he brought his EBS pedals to the studio and ended up using the MultiComp on ALL tracks through out the album, as well as the DPhaser on the songs "the Number Six" and "King Me".
This was confirmed by several times Grammy nominated producer Josh Wilbur, who expressed his fascination over these pedals and claimed the MultiComp had a big impact on the bass sound on this record, and also revealed he had recieved many comments about the great bass sound!
The album debuted on No 3 on Billboard's Album list, No 2 in Canada, and have recieved mentions in the press as a likely candidate for the best metal album of the year when it's time to round up 2012.
Bjorn Englen strikes Europe with guitar icon Tony McAlpine!
EBS Artist Bjorn Englen has been busy over the last few years working as the bass player for legends Yngwie Malmsteen and Uli John Roth, as well as with his own band Soul Sign. Now he will hit the road with yet another legendary guitarist - Tony McAlpine!
Other than with Tony McAlpine you can hear Bjorn Englen on the recently released debut album by Soul Sign - "Life In The Dark" on CD world wide and on-line via CDuniverse, InAndOutRecords, Amazon, Ginza and Super D. The album was released for download through most on-line outlets in the fall of 2011. Soul Sign also features EBS pedal artist Rob Math (Toni Braxton, Seal) on guitar, Leatherwolf vocalist Michael Olivieri and McAuley drummer Mike Taylor.
Bjorn is bringing his new friend the EBS Fafner II on the McAlpine tour!
For more info go to www.bjornenglen.com
TONY MACALPINE - DREAM MECHANISM TOUR 2012
21.02.12: Moho Live - Manchester, UK
22.02.12: The Underworld - London, UK
24.02.12: Rock Temple - Kerkrade, The Netherlands
25.02.12: Het Bolwerk - Sneek, The Netherlands
26.02.12: Crystal - Berlin, Germany
27.02.12: Hirsch - Nürnberg, Germany
28.02.12: Luxor - Cologne, Germany
29.02.12: Matrix - Prague, Czech Republic
03.03.12: Randal - Bratislava, Slovakia
04.03.12: Club 202 - Budapest, Hungary
05.03.12: Silver Church - Bucharest, Romania
06.03.12: Sofia Live Club - Sofia, Bulgaria
07.03.12: Roxy - Istanbul, Turkey
08.03.12: Eight Ball - Thessaloníki, Greece
09.03.12: Kyttaro Live - Athens, Greece
11.03.12: Bloom Club - Mezzago, Italy
12.03.12: Galery - Pratteln, Switzerland
14.03.12: Razzmatazz3 - Barcelona, Spain
15.03.12: Ritmo & Compas - Madrid, Spain
16.03.12: Stereo - Murcia, Spain
17.03.12: Fanatic - Sevilla, Spain
18.03.12: El Infierno - Vigo, Spain
19.03.12: DOKA - San Sebastián, Spain
21.03.12: Divan du Monde - Paris, France
23.03.12: KKZ - Moscow, Russia
Bjorn Englen with EBS Fafner II!
Photo by Lasse Eklöf / www.s-e-r.se
New EBS Artists!
We would like to welcome the following artists to the EBS Family...
Guitarist Jean-Christophe Maillard (aka Mbutu, aka Grand Baton) is new EBS Pedal Artist. He is known for his extraordinary breadth, technical brilliance, and fearless music making. His professional carreer started in Paris, France at the age of 20, touring and recording with Grammy Award-wining artist Angélique Kidjo (1987-1988) and he has continued work with renowned musicians ever since, including Daniel Mille, Michel Fugain, Toure Kunda, Golden Globe Nominated producer, filmmaker and writer Pierre Barouh, Jaleo, Etienne Mappé,Michel Jonasz, Paco Sery and Richard Bona, among others. He has also released solo albums under the name Grand Baton.
Swedish punk rockers Atlas Losing Grip's bass player and singer Stefan Bratt is new EBS Pedal Artist!
Stefan Bratt is the bass player and founding member of the Swedish melodic punk/ hardcore band Atlas Losing Grip. The band released the highly appreciated full length album "State of Unrest" through Swedish label Blackstarfoundation in 2011. Atlas Losing Grip is a big part of the comeback of the melodic punk rock scene, with their technique, yet melodic and sincere sound and constant touring. Recently they've been touring together with legends such as Bad Religion, Millencolin and No Fun At All and it seem to be that there's always a new tour around the corner. Stefan's bass technique adds a lot to the melody and is a cornerstone in the band's sound.
Dirty Loop's Henrik Linder interview online!
Check out this interview online with EBS Artist Henrik Linder from Dirty Loops by No Treble!
Successful EBS Artist appearances at the NAMM Show!
The NAMM Show was a great success with some unforgettable artist appearances at EBS. Without doubt the one that draw the largest crowd was Tal Wilkenfeld's Saturday signing at the EBS booth, where she brought legendary Clapton and Tom Petty drummer Steve Ferrone with her to jam in between signing!
We would like to thank ALL the artists contributing to make NAMM Show 2012 the best ever! Thanks to Tal Wilkenfeld (with Steve Ferrone), Etienne Mbappé with friends (Hadrien Ferraud, Damian Erskine, Jean-Christophe Maillard & Eddy Khaimovich), Mick Thomson (Slipknot), John Moyer (Disturbed), Tim King (SOiL), James Lomenzo (Hail!), Bjorn Englen (Yngwie Malmsteen, Soul Sign), Michael Devin (Whitesnake) and Pete Griffin (ex-Zappa Plays Zappa).
Other artists and celebrities spotted at EBS included: Alex Al (Paul Simon/Michael Jackson), Jackson Browne, Stanley Clarke, Nik West (Dave Stewart), Alan White (Yes), Hugh McDonald (Bon Jovi), Kevin Walker (Justin Timberlake), Justin Meldal-Johnsen (Beck), Branden Campbell (Neon Trees), Mike Davis (Halford), Traa (P.O.D.), Tommy Brown, Phil Chen (the Doors), Dick Lövgren (Meshuggah), Victor Brandt (Entombed), Kern Brantley (Lady Gaga), Demonterious Lawrence (Angie Stone), Jay Bratten (Drake), Jimmy Earl (Jimmy Kimmel), Oscar Dronjak & Fredrik Larsson (Hammerfall) etcetera, etcetera.
Picture: EBS Mats, Ralf and Bo with Slipknot guitarist Mick Thomson.
Check out the EBS Blog for videos, day-by-day features etc.
NAMM SHOW, Anaheim Jan 19-22, 2012
EBS Artist Ruben Rubio Awarded 'Best Spanish Bass Player 2011'
EBS Artist Ruben Rubio recieved an Award for Best Spanish Bass Player & Best Bass Album 2011 at the recent Bass Day in Madrid. The winner was decided by the votes from Spanish fans and bass players through the internet. Congrats to Ruben! Find out more about him at: www.rubenrubiobass.com
EBS Artist Ruben Rubio awarded!
EBS Artist Henrik Linder and his Dirty Loops are the talk of the town...
280 000 (!) hits in less than 48 hours, and ticking...mentions at Bass Player's Facebook and Blog, and an explotion among bass players all over the place. Seems like EBS Artist Henrik Linder and his Dirty Loops are about to make it! See what we're talking about, if you've happened to missed it?
Henrik performed at EBS on Musicians Planet
First international artist picking up on the EBS Reidmar head: Keith Duffy
KEITH DUFFY is the first international artist to play EBS Reidmar lightweight heads! After checking out the new head at EBS headquarters in Stockholm with different cabinets, he made the following statement: "This is the most musical sounding Class-D amp I've ever played!" and commented, "...the EBS Reidmar 250 with a 410 cabinet will do it on just about any gig!" and was amazed about the amount of power coming out of this 250 W RMS amp! Keith is currently playing with Ronan Keating, Boyzone and Sharon Corr from The Corrs.
Keith Duffy with the EBS Reidmar head!
New EBS Artists
UK session bassist & guitarist Lael Goldberg is new EBS Artist. He's the touring bass player for UK synthpop sensations Hurts, with top 10 hits in 12 different countries, is new EBS Artist and other credits include artists like: Alexandra Burke, Kylie Minogue, Mike Posner, Dappy (NDubz), Taio Cruz, Tinchy Stryder, Chipmunk, Dionne Bromfield, Amelle (Sugababes), Devlin, Yasmin, The Drifters. Lael is using EBS Classic 450 heads, Classic Line 410 cabinets and various EBS pedals since spring 2011.
Zornheym the new bass player of the Black Metal legends Dark Funeral is new EBS Pedal artist. Sweden’s Dark Funeral are without doubt one of the most notorius and highly regarded of the Black Metal genre and is currently heading for a South American tour. See www.facebook.com/darkfuneral for info.
Daniel Karlsson is new EBS Artist and the new touring bass player of progressive rockers Pain Of Salvation, currently on tour opening for Opeth across Europe. Daniel play the EBS TD660 heads and ClassicLine 410 cabinets. Check out the tour schedule here: www.painofsalvation.com
Dutch EBS Artist Jay-Tee Teterissa, that many of you have seen and heard at the Frankfurt MusikMesse has a new solo album released, featuring guitarist Mike Stern, bassist collegue Alain Caron and Martijn van Iterson.
These are times when plenty of bands hit the road touring, and EBS Artists are no exception!
Here are some of the tours in progress and coming up....
EBS Artists Jonas Björler with The Haunted and Victor Brandt with Entombed, join forces with
Swedish Close-Up magazine on the "Close Up Made Us Do It" for three concerts in Sweden celebrating the magazines 20th Anniversary.
11/24/11 Stockholm, Göta Källare
11/25/11 Gothenburg, Brewhouse
11/26/11 Malmö, KB
Rival Sons with EBS Pedal Artist Robin Everhart continue their
11/17/11 Rival Sons in Stockholm Strand Sweden
11/19/11 Rival Sons in Turku Vegas Club Night Finland
11/20/11 Rival Sons in Helsinki Tavastia Finland
11/21/11 Rival Sons in Tampere Klubi Finland
11/22/11 Rival Sons in Tallin Rock Cafe Estonia
11/24/11 Rival Sons in Warsaw Hydrozagadka Poland
11/25/11 Rival Sons in Berlin Lido Germany
11/26/11 Rival Sons in Hamburg Gruenspan Germany
11/27/11 Rival Sons in Cologne Underground Germany
11/29/11 Rival Sons in Bochum Zeche Germany
11/30/11 Rival Sons in Munich Ampere Germany
12/01/11 Rival Sons in Vienna Vienna Arena Austria
12/02/11 Rival Sons in Lucerne Schuur Switzerland
12/03/11 Rival Sons in Scandiano (Reggio Emilia) Corallo Italy
12/05/11 Rival Sons in Solothurn Kofmehl Switzerland
In Flames with EBS Artist Peter Iwers, Europe and North American dates to come. The band also just recieved a Gold Record for their latest album, Sounds from a Playground Fading.
Nov 19 Scandinavium Heden, Sweden
Nov 21 Arena Ludwigsburg Ludwigsburg, Germany
Nov 22 Stadthalle Offenbach Offenbach Am Main, Germany
Nov 23 Zenith, die Kulturhalle Munich, Germany
Nov 25 Turbinenhalle Oberhausen, Germany
Nov 26 Alsterdorfer Sporthalle Hamburg Hamburg, Germany
Nov 27 AB Brussels, Belgium
Nov 28 L'Olympia Paris, France
Nov 30 013 Tilburg, Netherlands
Dec 01 Southampton Guildhall Southampton, United Kingdom
Dec 02 Civic Hall Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Dec 03 Academy Manchester, United Kingdom
Dec 04 O2 Academy Brixton London, United Kingdom
Dec 06 O2 Academy Glasgow, United Kingdom
Dec 07 o2 Academy Newcastle, Australia
Dec 08 Plymouth Pavilions Plymouth (Stonehouse), United Kingdom
North America 2012
Jan 12 The Rave, Milwaukee, WI
Jan 13 Royal Oak Music Theatre, Royal Oak, MI
Jan 14 Rams Head, Baltimore, MD
Jan 15 The Trocadero, Philadelphia, PA
Jan 17 The Ritz Ybor, Ybor City, FL
Jan 18 Center Stage, Atlanta, GA
Jan 20 Warehouse Live Ballroom, Houston, TX
Jan 21 Emo's East, Austin, TX
Jan 22 Granada Theatre, Dallas, TX
Jan 24 First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN
Jan 25 Burton Cummings, Winnipeg, Canada
Jan 27 Edmonton, Canada
Jan 28 MacEwan Hall Ballroom, Calgary, Canada
Jan 31 Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, Canada
Feb 01 Roseland Theatre, Portland, OR
Feb 02 Knitting Factory, Boise, ID
Feb 03 Showbox SODO, Seattle, WA
Feb 04 Knitting Factory, Spokane, WA
Feb 06 The Regency, San Francisco, CA
Feb 07 Wiltern Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
Feb 08 The Marquee, Tempe, AZ
Feb 09 Sunshine Theater, Albuquerque, NM
Feb 10 Summit Music Hall, CO
Feb 11 The Beaumont Club, Kansas City, MO
Feb 13 House of Blues, Cleveland, OH
Feb 14 Sound Academy, Toronto, Canada
Feb 15 Métropolis, Montreal, Canada
Feb 17 The Palladium, Worcester, MA
Feb 18 Best Buy Theater, New York, NY
Feb 19 STAGE AE, Pittsburgh, PA
Feb 21 House of Blues, Chicago, IL
RIVAL SONS is a raucous, maximum-blues-infused, hard rock band, who explodes with the rhythm and roughness of some of the greatest rock acts of all time. The band gains major attention everywhere they play. Recent accolades include opening up for legends like AC/DC and ALICE COOPER, several shows with KID ROCK, and a televised performance at The Indianapolis 500, the world's largest sporting event. Despite the achievements and rabid following RIVAL SONS have already attained on their own accord, any member of the band will say creating quality music and leaving a lasting impression is what matters most. RIVAL SONS' impressive full length debut “Pressure and Time” was released worldwide in July 2011 and has already led to RIVAL SONS being nominated for two Classic Rock awards, in the categories of "Best New Band" and "Best Album". We are very happy to introduce bass player Robin Everhart as new EBS Pedal Artist!
New EBS Artist: German Bass Player Ralf Bienioschek
Ralf Bienioschek is new EBS Artist. He is one of the most wanted Bass Players on German TV (RTL, ZDF, KiKa). He works with Andrej Borejko (Conductor of the New Yorker Philharmonic Orchestra and Düsseldorfer Symphoniker), Robin Gibb, Shaggy, Limahl, Howard Jones, Right said Fred, Albert Hammond, George McCrae, Howard Carpendale and many others. His musical range goes from classic to rock.
He is responsable for booking the musicians on several TV-Shows in Germany. You can see him regularly at the "Ultimative Chart-Show" on RTL.
Likewise he is the leader of the most wanted Supertramp-Coverband SUPERDREAM.
These are times when plenty of bands hit the road touring, and EBS Artists are no exception! Here are some of the tours coming up....
EBS Artist Bjorn Englen take his new EBS Fafner II with ClassicLine cabinets on a US tour with Yngwie Malmsteen as follows. Visit www.yngwiemalmsteen.com for further details and tickets:
13th, New York, NY Irving Plaza
15th, Silver Spring, MD Fillmore
18th, Montreal, QC Club Soda
19th, Toronto, ON Phoenix
21st, Chicago, IL House Of Blues
23rd, Denver, CO Bluebird Theatre
26th, San Francisco, CA Fillmore
28th, Anaheim, CA House Of Blues
29th, Los Angeles, CA Club Nokia
1st, Houston, TX House Of Blues
2nd, Dallas, TX House Of Blues
4th, Orlando, FL House of Blues
5th, Florida, Ft. Lauderdale, Revolution
EBS Artist Victor Bailey will go on a European Tour with his own band, and apart from doing regular shows, adding clinic performances in Hungary, UK, Norway and Poland as well. Check out www.victorbailey.com for details. First gig in Hungary on October 21, including a Bass Day Budapest on october 22 with Victor Bailey arranged by EBS Hungarian distributor PMS Audio.
In Flames, with EBS Artist Peter Iwers recently won the German Metal Hammer Awards for "Best Live Act". The band is currently on tour over Europe, and will continue with a tour package featuring, among others, Trivium later this fall. Check out www.inflames.com for info.
Jorn, with EBS Artist Nic Angileri will open up for none the less than Motorhead on their coming up European tour. Dates as follow:
2nd, "Skraeen Multi" Aalborg - Denmark
4th, "Vega Main Hall" Copenhagen - Denmark
5th, "Sentrum SCENE" Oslo - Norway
7th, "Peer Gynt Salen" Bergen - Norway
9th, "Lisebergshallen" Gothenburg - Sweden
10th, "Arenan" Stockholm - Sweden
12th, "Conventum" Orebro - Sweden
13th, "Sporthallen" Sundsvall - Sweden
15th, "Pontushallen" Lulea - Sweden
17th, "Pakkahuone" Tampere - Finland
18th, "Cable Factory" Helsinki - Finland
EBS Artist Fabio Fraschini bring his sound in the pocket to Il Volo's World Tour
Italian EBS Artist Fabio Fraschini is currently backing up the sensational three young tenors Il Volo on their World Tour promoting the world wide release of their debut album, that already made them Gold and Platinum status in their home country. The tour includes TV-appearances on Ellen De Generes, Jay Leno and American Idol Shows. In his pocket for the tour Fabio brings an EBS MicroBass II to secure his tone on every gig, even when an EBS rig will not be available. The MicroBass II is like an extended DI-box and can be used as a preamp on any type of amp, giving you the powerful EQ known from EBS amps, while using the amp that is available for the gig flat or with eq bypassed, as a power amp. Read more about the many features of the MicroBass II here, and check out more about Fabio here. For tour dates, check out Il Volo's website.
New EBS Artists
Aleks Brdarski is the bass player for Swedish latest contribution to the Eurovision Song Contest, Eric Saade, that finished on a third place in the 2011 competition. He's been touring Sweden all summer drawing crowd's of 10th of thousands to each and every gig using EBS and being on top of the album charts in Sweden.
Julia Falthin is a very talented Swedish bassist that's getting more and more gigs lately, backing up artists like Parasto Sazvar , Ak Von Malmborg, Lisa Lindal , Veronica Maggio (stepping in for another EBS Artist, Jesajah Mårskog) , Viktorious and Stephen Simmonds, as well as being the house bassist for several shows at Stockholms Stads Theater.
Two more young female bass players that we are supporting at the beginning of their careers are Elin Sandberg, that recently got a Schoolarship for Berklee College Of Music, Boston, and has been backing up artists like gospel/soul singers Samuel Ljungbladh and Gladys Del Pilar, and Jennie Andersson with Spitchic, a Swedish hardrock 'n' roll band based on heavy and catchy tunes, sarcasm and determination, that could be seen and heard at the Sweden Rock Festival in June.
Swedish session great Jerker Odelholm, bass player with Swedish top artists like Ulf Lundell, Lars Winnerbäck, Melissa Horn, Nicklas Strömstedt and many more is new EBS Pedal Artist.
Coming up for the October news...
Victor Bailey Group tours Europe, Bjorn Englen goes back on the road with Yngwie Malmsteen, and more...
EBS Artist's Bjorn Englen and Rob Math release new album with Soul Sign
SOUL SIGN, consisting of EBS Artist Bjorn Englen (Yngwie Malmsteen, Tony MacAlpine) on bass, Michael Olivieri (Leatherwolf) on vocals, Mike Taylor (Robin McAuley) on drums and EBS Pedal Artist Rob Math (Player) on guitar, released its long-awaited album "Life In The Dark" on August 3 through most major on-line digital outlets. Preview here!
The press has described the album as "song-oriented, melodic modern and classic rock and metal with heavy grooves and strong, harmonized choruses", while the band prefers to simply call it "heavy, melodic music that will touch your soul!"
According to the band's official bio, "SOUL SIGN is based out of Los Angeles and was founded with the intention to deliver honest, original, strong modern rock through world-class musicianship. All of the members are the most extraordinaire musicians and personalities, who have had their craft perfected through many years of extensive worldwide touring and recording."
New EBS Pedal Artist: Whitesnake's Michael Devin
We are happy to introduce bass player Michael Devin as new EBS Pedal Artist. Michael currently uses the EBS MultiComp, WahOne and Dphaser pedals and is on tour with legendary rockers Whitesnake.
Michael Devin - Whitesnake
Photo: Hans Brendestam, frantiqstudios.com
EBS Artist Etienne Mbappé in the Grand Opening All Star Band at Montreux Jazz
EBS Artist Etienne Mbappé was picked as the bass player for the All Star band to open the Montreux Jazz Festival this year. The band also featured guitarists Carlos Santana and John McLaughlin, as well as drummers Dennis Chambers and Cindy Blackman-Santana, among others.
Coming up rock band United We Stand with bass player Peo Hallgren is new EBS Artist. Peo play EBS Classic 450 amps and ClassicLine cabinets, as well as EBS pedals. More at www.unitedwestand.se
Henrik Sandelin - Avatar Photo: Daniel Falk
New EBS Pedal Artist: Tom Kent
Tom Kent is a UK based session musician with many credits to his name, including Chad Smith, Mike Rutherford and Kenny Jones. Teaching, songwriting, clinics and production are a few of his other specialties which make him a versatile and key member of any project. Tom is now equipped with EBS pedals.
Etienne Mbappé featured in All-Star Band to Open Montreux Jazz 2011
EBS Artist Etienne Mbappé will be the bass player in an All-Star Band to open the legendary Montreux Jazz Festival 2011! The band also include guitarist legends John McLaughlin and Carlos Santana, drummers Cindy Blackman Santana and Dennis Chambers, percussionists Raul Rekow and Karl Perazzo, and keyboardist David K. Mathews. Read more at www.montreuxjazz.com
Spain's Jose Vera "jvera"
return to his roots - EBS!
Jose Vera one of Spain's most respected bass players is back with EBS amps. After several years with EBS he went on a search curious to see if there was something new and interesting out there, only to find his way back to EBS - for the simple reason he couldn't find anything to match the quality and sound of EBS! We are more than happy to have JVera back with us, and encouraged by the fact he really went out there with an open mind and came back for the right reasons realizing EBS is his roots.
New EBS Pedal Artists: Malcolm Bruce and Black Stone Cherry's Jon Lawhon
Guitarist, bassist, composer and producer Malcolm Bruce is new EBS Pedal Artist. Malcolm is the son of legendary bass player Jack Bruce. Among other projects currently spinning, Malcolm is working on a solo album. Check him out at www.malcolmbruce.com
Black Stone Cherry's bass player Jon Lawhon is new EBS Pedal Artist! He's using the EBS MultiComp and Dphaser on the current tour in support of their new album "Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea", due to be released on May 31. Check out the tour dates and the new album at www.blackstonecherry.com
New and coming up albums with Swedish EBS Artists!
IN FLAMES with EBS Artist Peter Iwers will release their 1oth album Sounds From A Playground Fading in June. The band will do some heavy touring to support the release, including several dates on the Sonisphere Festival, as well as the Mayhem Rockstar Energy tour in USA. Check out www.inflames.com for more.
BLINDSIDE with EBS Artist Tomas Näslund will release their new album With Shivering Hearts We Wait wordlwide on June 7th. The album was recorded in Los Angeles with monster producer Howard Benson, that produced the bands previously two most succesful albums, Silence and About a Burning Fire, that reached the Top 40 on the US Billboard Album list. More info and album preview at www.blindsideonline.com
THE HAUNTED with EBS Artist Jonas Björler has taken a slightly new direction with their newly released and highly praised Unseen album. Catch one of the most heavily touring bands in the world on a show near you and check out the new album at www.the-haunted.com
THE SOUNDS with EBS Artist Johan Bengtsson just released their new album, Something to die for. Check out the band on tour and the new album at www.the-sounds.com
HAMMERFALL with EBS Pedal Artist Fredrik Larsson will release their new album Infected in May, followed by heavy touring through out the year! More at www.hammerfall.net
Video of the month! Bruno Mars rehearsals before the Grammy Awards
New EBS Artist: Jamareo Artis
Jamareo Artis is the bass player with Grammy Winner and one of the most talked about debut artists in 2010 - Bruno Mars. The band is currently on a sold out world tour, hitting Europe in March. Jamareo was first recognized as the Winner of MTV's Making His Band with P. Diddy as bassist. He has also toured with Multi-Platinum R&B Artist Monica on the PPP Tour in 2010 as well as on Tyler Perry's Stage Play Tour. Jamareo play EBS TD 650/660 heads and ProLine cabinets.
Jamareo Artis. Photo: Jason Bowers
New EBS Pedal Artist: Neon Trees' Branden Campbell
Branden Campbell is the bass player and co-songwriter of Utah based rock band Neon Trees who's #1 alternative smash "Animal" is making waves worldwide. The band first won nationwide recognition back in 2008, and has ever since created a big and growing fan base through consistent touring alongside bands like The Killers and 30 Seconds To Mars as well as appearances on most of the major US talk shows, including the Jay Leno, David Letterman, George Lopez, Jimmy Kimmel and Jimmy Fallon shows, and is now making their way Worldwide. Branden also lends his talent to studio session work. With 20 years of bass experience, Branden is continually working to improve his playing and tone. "Tone and technique are relative to the song at hand. Plus our ears and interests change over time. So I'm always open to trying new sounds. Not for the sake of trying to keep up with others, but to be anxiously engaged in being the best I can be at my craft." To expanding his toolbox, Branden has added EBS Black Label Pedals, Micro Bass II, and WahOne pedals to his sound tools.
We are happy to have Branden on board with EBS Pedals!
F.K.Ü. is a Swedish metal band known for their horror themed thrash metal shows, and for being a kick ass live band. That explosive combination has taken them around the world and won recognition in the Metal community. The band is currently touring in support for their latest album Where Mosher's Dwell. Bass player Pat Splat plays EBS Fafner II amps and ProLine cabinets.
Pat Splat F.K.Ü. Photo: Daniel Falk
Video of the month: Nate Kearney Jr. with Taio Cruz on The Ellen DeGeneres Show
Check out EBS Artist Nate Kearney Jr. on keyboard bass with Taio Cruz, performing the monster hit "Dynamite" on Ellen DeGeneres Show, backed up by a TD650 and ProLine 810:
New EBS Pedal Artist: Sekou Bunch!
Sekou Bunch's long and solid music career include working with Quincy Jones, Rod Stewart, Stevie Wonder, Roger Daltry, Whitney Houston, the late Michael Jackson, Luther Vandross, Anita Baker, the late Ray Charles, Chaka Khan, Paul Anka, George Benson, Wayne Shorter, the late George Howard, Tom Browne, the Winans, Lionel Richie, Toni Braxton, Freddie Hubbard, the Isley Brothers, Roberta Flack, Liza Minneli and the Tonight Show band just to provide a partial list.Most recently Sekou has completed his new CD entitled "The Next Level" featuring recording artists such as; George Duke, Stanley Clarke, Boney James, Angela Winbush, Everett Harp, Sheila E., Rodney Franklin and several other major artists. Read more about Sekou's incredible career at www.sekoubunch.com
We are happy to have Sekou onboard with EBS pedals!
New EBS Artist: Chuck Smith!
Chuck Smith has played with artists like Kirk Whalum, Jeffrey Osborne, Bobby Lyle, Roy Hargrove, Jeff Lorber, Phil Perry, Frank McComb, Peter White, Eric Marienthal, Kim Burrell, Fred Hammond, Mary Mary, Erykah badu, Lucky Peterson, Patrick Henderson and the list goes on... He's a trusted and respected bass player in the Jazz and Gospel scene, and has been using EBS products for quite some time, now adding pedals to his setup too. We are happy to have Chuck onboard with EBS! Chuck play EBS HD350 heads, ProLine cabinets and EBS pedals.
New EBS Pedal Artist: Nik West!
Nik West just released her first solo album Just in the Nik of Time, where she besides from playing bass handles the vocals as well. While working on her first album, Dave Stewart of Eurythmics called Nik and asked her to play bass for him and work on a project that he was putting together with Glen Ballard and other great musicians. Nik’s resume also includes model appearances in Coca Cola, Ipod, and MTV commercials just to name a few.
When the first news about the death of legendary guitarist Gary Moore reached us last week, we could not believe it was true. One of the greatest guitarist of all times has left us way too early at the age of 58. Gary Moore was one of the first major guitarists to discover the benefits of using EBS bass effects with guitar, and we had the privilege to support what was becoming his last tour with bass amps. "Sitting on the stage watching Gary and the band play all those classic songs from his long and successful career less than a year ago at the Sweden Rock Festival will be a life-lasting memory", comments EBS Artist Relations Manager Ralf Bjurbo. Our thoughts goes to Garys family, the band and crew.
Pictured: Gary Moore at Sweden Rock Festival 2010
Photo: Daniel Falk
In Flames & The Sounds in the studio...
EBS Artist Peter Iwers is currently in the Studio recording for In Flames next album. With him is the new EBS Fafner II bass head. The band plan to release the new album some time in 2011. Follow the process at
Acclaimed Swedish pop band The Sounds with EBS Artist Johan Bengtsson just finished recording for their coming up album, using EBS Classic 450 amps and Classic Line cabinets, as well as EBS UniChorus and MultiDrive effects in the studio, both for bass AND keyboard! Sounds killer according to the band, and the album should be out some time in the spring 2011.
Peter Iwers - In Flames Photo: Daniel Falk
New EBS Artists: K2's Ken Sandin and M.A.N.:s Rob Hakemo
New EBS Artists this month are Ken Sandin from Kee Marcello's K2 and Alien, as well as Swedish metal band M.A.N.:sRob Hakemo. Both has choosen to play the new EBS Fafner II, and it reported to serve well on M.A.N.:s recent European tour, where all four bands on the tour pounded it night after night and really put the amp to test. We are happy to have Ken and Rob onboard!
Ken Sandin - K2
Video of the month: Dirty Loops cover on Lady Gaga's "Just Dance"
This video came up on Youtube just a little more than a moth ago, and has already gained more than 75'000 views. Add to that the band has been on top of the Swedish MySpace charts, coming from nowhere, and you figure this must be spectacular! The band's bass player Henrik "Mini" Linder plays EBS amps, effects & cabinets, (although not visible in this video), and is also the bass player of the band Blowsight. Enjoy!
New EBS Pedal Artist: Bill Laswell!
Bill Laswell’s career spans 30 plus years and has encompassed an astonishing and diverse array of genres. From Soul, Hip Hop, Electronica, Reggae, Metal, Techno and Underground it is safe to say there is not much musical ground he has not covered. Perhaps most well known for his production and bass playing on Herbie Hancock’s seminal recording Future Shock, Mr. Laswell has also produced/played with Motörhead, White Zombie, Material, Iggy Pop, Praxis and many, many others.
Regarded as one of the icons of the New York underground music scene, Mr. Laswell continues to push the boundaries of music with an innovative mix of passion, talent and innovation. We are happy that he has chosen EBS pedals as one of his creative tools.
Victor Bailey on tour with Jeff Lorber
Victor Bailey will be on tour in Europe with Jeff Lorber, starting in London on November 22.
New EBS Artist: Mikael Wildén from Benea Reach!
Mikael Wildén is the bassplayer of the Norwegian metalband Benea Reach. Benea Reach have been praised for breaking new ground in the metalcore genre. They have released two albums (Monument Bineothan 2006 and Alleviat 2008), which both were Grammy-nominated. They are now writing for their 3 album, planned to be released late summer/fall of 2011.
"Before I got the Fafner II, I always used two amps to get both a nice distortion and a tight bottom end. But with the Fafner II, I can get a killer tube distortion and a really tight bottom end in the same amp, I absolutely love it!",
Etienne Mbappé on North American tour with John McLaughlin in November!
EBS Artist Etienne Mbappé will be seen and heard on John McLaughlin's coming up North American tour now in November.
Etienne Mbappé. Photo: Lasse Eklöf
Raised Fist, Darkwater and more...
Raised Fist with EBS Artist Andreas Josse Johansson will do a Scandinavian Tour in November/December. Check out the dates here: www.myspace.com/raisedfist
EBS Artist Simon Andersson has a new gig with progressive metal band Darkwater. The band release their new album "Where Stories End" in November 2010. For more information as well as samples from the album, head over to the Darkwater myspace profile at www.myspace.com/darkwaterofficial
Patrick Andy is new EBS Pedal Artist. He's a New York based session and solo bassist and guitarist with credits from playing with, amongh others, Andrae Crouch, Meshell Ndengeocello, John Scofield and more. He just released a solo album called Joy. More info at patrickandy.com
An interview with Porcupine Tree's bass player Colin Edwin is currently presented at the EBS Blog. Check it out here.
Interview with EBS Pedal Artist Will Davies from Attack! Attack! UK
Will Davies from UK band Attack! Attack! was interviewed lately by Tonefactor.com , heres what will said about his EBS pedals: "From the bass I’m running into a selection of EBS effects pedals. I’m using the Multi Comp, Octabass, Valve Drive and Wah 1. I find these pedals really versatile and used in various combinations can create so many tones and sounds from just the four pedals, it’s amazing! I’m using the Valve drive as a sort of gnarlier amp tone for some of the heavier songs and have the compressor running on all the time. The octaver goes crazily low and tracks really well. I use it on lowest setting with the valve drive and the wah with the filter on and I get this awesome sub synth bass tone, not far off some kind of cool dub step bass sound."
We are soon launching a new feature on the website - a guest blog where you will find EBS Artists blog right from the road or the studio! First blogger will be Victor Brandt, who recently became full time member of Swedish metal band Entombed, and just kicked off a massive tour together with Volbeat.
Expect a first post in the tour blog soon, straight from the tour, with exclusive back stage material!
Nic Angileri is an Italian bassist, living in Switzerland with his main gig in Norway! His musical credits is just as diverse, ranging from playing fusion and pop to hard rock and progressive metal. Besides from nailing down bass lines with Norwegian acclaimed singer Jorn Lande, he has been stepping in with Swiss rockers Gotthard, playing with Francesco Baccini, Alberto Camerini, Ivan Cattaneo, Carl Verheyen, Alto Voltaggio, The Art of Zapping (selected by Guido Elmi for MEI 2007), Ian Paice (Deep Purple) and Milan Polak, and just launched his own Nic Angileri Trio!
Mike Davis with Halford and Stephen Drennan with Engel and Amon Amarth appears at Loudpark festival in Japan on October 16 with EBS on stage!
Danko Jones with John Calabrese perform at the NHL-premiere game between Columbus and San Jose Sharks at the Globe Arena in Stockholm in October. The band is currently on tour with Guns 'n Roses, and will continue tour through out the year in support of their latest release, Below the Belt.
Victor Bailey and Dave Marks appears at the Bass Day UK in Manchester on October 10th. Other bass players at the event include Billy Sheehan and Stu Hamm, etc.
Alex Al and Tal Wilkenfeld appears on the Bass Player Live event in Los Angeles on October 24-25.
Peter Sonntag play at Bass Professors' Feel the Bass in Mannheim, Germany, on October 10.
New EBS Artist: Karin Axelsson from Sonic Syndicate!
Karin Axelsson is one of the coolest female musicians on the modern metal scene and the bass player of Sweden's own Sonic Syndicate. After signing with Nuclear Blast records just a few short years ago the band has been given awards for Best Swedish newcomer 2009 and Best Swedish act in 2010 and continues to roll full speed ahead with with the release of their 3rd album on Nuclear Blast Records entitled We Rule The Night which has now hit the charts in a numerous countries across Europe.
"HUGE GUITARS, EVIL BEATS, SINGALONGS 'WE RULE THE NIGHT' IS THE REAL THING FOR A NEW GENERATION!" SAYS SIMONE SACCO, METAL HAMMER MAGAZINE.
Among the many artists currently touring the world with EBS are Niklas Sandin with Katatonia, on tour in USA. Etienne Mbappé & Su La Take, on tour in Europe. Simon Rowlands with My Passion & Marcus Wesslén with Dead By April join forces on a UK tour to kick off soon. Entombed with EBS Artist Victor Brandt are currently touring Sweden, and will join Volbeat as support on an arena tour in October. Keep an eye on your favourite bands and artists by visiting their websites - usually linked from their Artist Profile pages.
Etienne Mbappé. Photo: Lasse Eklöf
EBS Amps & Pedals on Ozzfest with Halford!
Halford is performing at the main stage of the current Ozzfest tour using EBS ProLine cabinets with Classic 450 heads. Check out the band with bass player Mike Davis and EBS Pedal Artist and guitarist Roy Z on any of the announced dates. For more info, visit www.ozzfest.com
EBS Artist Tal Wilkenfeld on tour with Herbie Hancock
EBS Artist Tal Wilkenfeld is on tour with jazz legend Herbie Hancock this summer in Europe and USA.
Catch the show on some of the biggest European jazz festivals including the big Montereux and Nordic Sea Jazz festivals, and later on some of the gigs across USA. For all dates, see www.talwilkenfeld.com
New EBS Artists...
New EBS Artists include UK top session player Marc "Archie" Arciero whose credits include playing with James Morrison, The Waterboys, Pharrell Williams, Beyonce, Robbie Williams, Gareth Gates, The Christians, Mark Owen, Rod Stewart, Hugh Cornwall and Ron Wood.
Another new EBS Artist is Irish bassist Joe Csibi whose work include playing with Luka Bloom, Sinead O Connor, Pavarotti, Domingo, Carreras, The Priests, The Chieftains, Sting etc. He is currently the musical director of Ireland’s National Saturday Night Show “Tonight with Craig Doyle” and principal bassist with the Internationally renowned "Wexford Opera Festival Orchestra" and was the Musical Director for Riverdance - The Show.
Other new EBS Artists include Austrian bassist Christian Wendt from Taucher/Wendt/Thier Trio, German session bassist Freddi Lubitz and Dutch session player Sola van Motman.
In Sweden we are happy to introduce Peter London from Crashdiet and Katatonia's new bass player Niklas Sandin as new EBS Artists!
New EBS Pedal Artist: Mike D'Antonio from Killswitch Engage
Killswitch Engage's bass player Mike D'Antonio is new EBS Pedal Artist. The band has seen an ever growing popularity since the start about a decade ago. They had their peak in their career so far with the latest album that entered Billboard 200 at #7.
We are happy to have Mike onboard and say welcome to the EBS family!
Mike D'Antonio. Photo: Jeremy Saffer
EBS Artist Tal Wilkenfeld featured on several new albums!
EBS Artist Tal Wilkenfeld features on the latest Jeff Beck album, Emotion & Commotion as well as on coming up albums with Herbie Hancock, Macy Gray and the guitarist compilation Six String Theory where she play with guitar hero's like Slash, Neal Schon, Steve Lukather, Joe Bonamassa, Robert Cray, Lee Ritenour and Guthrie Govan. All three albums will be released in June.
New EBS Pedal Artist: Guitarist Mick Thomson from Slipknot!
Slipknot's guitarist Mick Thomson is new EBS Pedal Artist. Although few have seen the face behind the mask, he is one of the most recognized guitarists on the modern metal scene, and the final proof that EBS pedals is not just for bass, but equally good for guitar!
The band's groundbreaking music has taken metal into a new era exploring new sound and rythm landscapes making Slipknot one of the most influential bands on the scene today. Not to mention the reputation as a killer live act with a show that is not just a great musical experience, but equally impressive to watch!
We are happy to have Mick onboard and say welcome to the EBS family!
Mick Thomson. Photo: Paul Brown
Etienne Mbappé on new album and tour with legendary John McLaughlin!
John McLaughlin's new album, To The One, was released only a few days ago. His new band, reffered to as The 4th Dimension features EBS Artist Etienne Mbappé. The band are currently touring Europe, and will follow up in the fall with a US and Canada tour. Check out the tour dates here, and more about the album here.
Photo by By John Bouchet.
More EBS Artist news...
Hypocrisy's bassist Mikael Hedlund is new EBS Artist. The band will tour the US along with Scar Symmetry in May. Read more about Mikael here.
Guitarist Rob Math (Soul Sign, Toni Braxton, Seal etc) is new EBS Pedal Artist. Read more.
Rikard Swahn from new Swedish band Skiller is new EBS Artist. Read more.
Pain of Salvation with EBS Artist Per Schelander will release their new album Road Salt in May.
New EBS Pedal Artist: John Campbell of Lamb Of God!
Lamb Of God's bass player John Campbell is new EBS Pedal Artist. EBS met up with the band at soundcheck before the recent Stockholm gig and an EBS MultiComp where already put in the pedal board for the show!
We are happy to have John onboard and say welcome to the EBS family!
John Campbell. Photo: Daniel Falk
Guitarists on EBS Pedals! John Wesley and Jeff Pevar
Since the update to true bypass on EBS Black Label Pedals, a lot of guitarists have discovered the benefits of using EBS pedals. Two of these are now introduced as new EBS Pedal Artists.
John Wesley might be best known to the bigger audience as the "fifth" member of Porcupine Tree, as touring guitarist and back up singer alongside official guitarist/vocalist Steven Wilson. Everyone that has experienced the band live, or on DVD can tell John is a great musician with a great tone. He is also writing and releasing his own music as well as doing clinics for PRS guitars, where he got introduced to using EBS pedals for guitar by another PRS and EBS Pedal Artist, Timbaland's Mike Scott. Here's what John says after his first encounter with EBS pedals: "The BassIQ is amazing and the DynaVerb is the best reverb pedal I have ever used!"
Equally impressed was guitarist Jeff Pevar, currently on tour with the This Is It band on a tribute to Michael Jackson tour. His previous work include touring with Crosby, Stills & Nash, Marc Cohn and Joe Cocker, to mention a few. Here's what Jeff says: ”The EBS Multicomp is my favorite compressor out there, and I also love the EBS distortion pedals!”
We are planning for a release of the EBS Guitar Zone - a blog focusing on using EBS pedals with guitar, and both John and Jeff will contribute to that, as well as other EBS Pedal Artists and guitarists. So, stay tuned for that!
John Wesley. Photo: Daniel Falk
Tours, DVDs, CDs, and more...
Look out for the coming up DVD release by Porcupine Tree - Live in Tilburg! The Special Edition will be released in April, and the reglar edition will come out in May featuring EBS Artist Colin Edwin, as well as John Wesley, that just recently became EBS Pedal Artist.
Danko Jones with EBS Artist John Calabrese will release their new album Under the Belt in May. The band open up for Clutch on their coming up US tour and are currently booking festivals for the summer.
The Haunted with EBS Artist Jonas Björler will go on a European tour with legendary metal band Slayer in April.
Colin in Tilburg. Photo: Lasse Hoile
Frankfurt MusikMesse coming up - Artists at the Booth!
EBS will be at an expanded stand from last year at the 2010 Frankfurt MusikMesse in March. Artists appearing will include German bass legend Peter Sonntag, Cameroonian bass monster Etienne Mbappé (currently in John McLoughlin's band), Dutch bass artist JayTee Teterissa and more. Stay tuned for further info! EBS Booth at Hall 4.0, E64.
Tim King- the bass player of american metal band SOiL is new EBS Pedal Artist. Having been discovered by the legendary Clive Davis in 2001, SOiL have brought their music to huge international success over their 5 album span. Currently on tour in support of SOiL's latest effort "Picture Perfect" , Tim King is best known for his unique "snarling" bass tone. A tone which only EBS pedals can provide.
Tim is using EBS MultiDrive, MetalDrive and OctaBass pedals.
Simon Rowlandsis the bass player of London’s electronic punk, horror rock, metal band My Passion. The band was nominated in Kerrang! 2009 Awards as one of the best new acts in UK, and also featured on the recent Kerrang! Tour, as well on the cover of the magazine after the tour as "The New Stars of 2010". Simon uses EBS ClassicLine 810 cabinets, TD660 amps and EBS pedals. Check them out at www.myspace.com/mypassion
New EBS Artist: Mason Pitts of Apollo Drive
Mason Pittsis the bass player of a new Swedish rock outfit called Apollo Drive, produced by the acclaimed duo of Anders Bagge and Johan Glössner (Anders resume includes: Madonna, Santana, Janet Jackson, Celine Dion, J Lo, Toni Braxton etc.) The band just released their first US single 'Papercut' (available on iTunes). The band also features on a new single with rapper Lazee, “Calling out”, which is released in Scandinavia. Much of the proceeds for this song goes to "BRIS" (Barnens Rätt I Samhället / Childrens Right In Society). An organization for Underprivileged Children and Kids who come from troubled Homes. Listen to the song here www.callingout.se
There will be a lot more coming from this band in the future!
Ronnie Garrett, MD and bass player with Tyler Perry is new EBS Artist.
Jan Adefelt, one of the finest Jazz bassists in Sweden, is new EBS Artist.
Tim King - SOiL
On new albums...
EBS Artist Tal Wilkenfeld is featured on Jeff Beck's coming album Emotion & Commotion.
EBS Artist Appearances Contributed to the NAMM experience!
We had a great time at the NAMM Show and are very greatful for the appearaces by our excellent artists that shared their time with us for various appearances and signings. Also a big thank you to all the artists visiting just to hang out and have a good time with the EBS Family. Full report with videos and pictures at the EBS NAMM Blogg: http://ebssweden.wordpress.com
EBS Artist Tal Wilkenfeld signed for nearly two hours straight (!) at the booth on Friday.
New EBS Artists:Her Bright Skies, Paul Randolph and more...
Joakim Karlsson of new promising Swedish rockband Her Bright Skies is new EBS Artist. The band is currently on tour in Europe along with Adept and are releasing a new album in March. Joakim play EBS Fafner amps and ProLine cabs, and a MicroBass II pedal. www.herbrightskies.com
Paul Randolph is new EBS Artist. He is NYC based solo bass Artist as well as touring bassist for Jazzanova, Amp Fiddler, Innerzone Orchestra, and Josh White Jr. Paul plays EBS TD650 heads and NeoLine cabinets.
Jonathan Harvey is new EBS Artist. He is one of the UK's finest young bass players. Performing a broad range of music around the globe, Jonathan is building his reputation as a respected musician playing with an individual sound and soulful touch. Jonathan play EBS HD350 heads, NeoLine cabs and EBS Pedals. www.myspace.com/jharveymusic
Hungarian bass player Temesi Berci is new EBS Artist. www.berci.hu
New EBS Artist: Morrissey's bass player Solomon Walker!
Solomon Walker has played bass with the great Morrissey since 2007. Prior to that he spent twenty years playing in bands such as The Joy Circuit, Year of the Rabbit, German Shepherds, Cupcakes, the Cremations, and Blood on the Badge.
Solomon, who has always favored vintage tube amps, was blown away by his new EBS Classic 450 Bass Head. According to Solomon, "It looks vintage and it sounds vintage. The amp produces tons of powerful low end with a vicious growl. The only difference is that I don't have to worry about it breaking down every night."
Solomon is currently on tour with Morrissey in support of the album Swords.
In his spare time, Solomon enjoys lifting weights.
Dan Nyby is currently on tour with his band Prima Donna, opening up for Green Day on stadium size arenas all over Europe. The band pick's up a cool vibe from old bands like The Ramones and Rolling Stones and put in plenty of energy and attitude and deliver pure punk rock'n roll for a new generation! Dan uses Fafner amps and ClassicLine cabs. Check them out at www.myspace.com/primadonna
Meshuggah bass player Dick Lövgren updated with EBS Pedals
Dick Lövgren, bass player of one of the most influential metal bands in modern time, Meshuggah, has added some EBS Pedals to his arsenal of sounds and is now armed with EBS DynaVerb, UniChorus, OctaBass and WahOne. Read about the band at www.meshuggah.net
Tom Witt from The Brian McKnight Show new EBS Pedal Artist!
Tom Witt is the bass player of the band in the Brian McKnight Show - the latest nationwidebroadcasted late night TV-show in USA. The band back up some of the finest artists in R'nB and pop music at the show, that includes at least three music performances per episode. Tom added the EBS Black Label Pedal line to be able to change his sound to all possible situations that will occur playing with such wide variety of artists. www.tomwittonline.com / www.brianmcknightshow.com
Dan Nyby - Prima Donna
Tom Witt - Brian McKnight Show
EBS Artists: Albums, tours and news in short...
EBS Artist Jonas Reingold has a new fusion album out with a constellation named 3rd World Electric featuring drummer Dave Weckl and guitarist Roine Stolt (Flower Kings / Transatlantic). The album shows an amazing musicianship in the tradition of Weather Report, Chick Corea´s Return to forever. Listen to and order the album here.
Hellfueled with EBS Artist Henke Lönn, is back with a new album called 'Emission of Sins'. Release in Sweden on November 27 and Worldwide on January 1, 2010. Prelisten to the album here. And preorder the album here. Bass was recorded with EBS Classic 450 amps and ClassicLine 810 cabs. www.hellfueled.com
Pain Of Salvation with EBS Artist Per Schelander will support legendary progressive rockers Dream Theater on their upcoming Australian tour in December. Check out tour dates and info on their new EP Linoleum at www.myspace.com/painofsalvation
The Haunted with EBS Artist Jonas Björler will support metal legends Slayer on their coming up European tour! www.the-haunted.com
Danko Jones with EBS Artist John JC Calabrese will support Gun's N Roses on their coming up stadium tour in Canada in January/February. www.dankojones.com
Igneous Human bass player Mikael "Redbeard" Gustavsson is new EBS Artist. The band has a brand new album out called Pyroclastic Storms. www.igneoushuman.com
EBS Artist Yuri Daniel is currently on tour with Jan Garbarek Group feat Trilok Gurtu. The tour will continue into the new year. www.garbarek.com
Yuri Daniel - Jan Garbarek Group
New EBS Artist: Jaguares' Marco Renteria
Bass player Marco Renteria from Mexican band Jaguares is new EBS Artist! Jaguares won the 2008 Latin Grammy Award for 'Best Rock Band' and are currently in the studio to record a new album. Beside playing with Jaguares, Marco is also doing a lot of session work in Mexico and LA. We are proud and happy to have Marco on board with EBS! Read more at: www.myspace.com/marcorenteria
Tal Wilkenfeld to perform at Bass Player Live! in Los Angeles
EBS Artist Tal Wilkenfeld will perform at the annual Bass Player Live! event, this year held at SIR in Los Angeles, on October 24-25. Also performing at the show will be EBS Pedal Artists Justin Meldal-Johnsen and Rufus Philpot. Read more at: www.bassplayerlive.com
John McLaughlin comments on Etienne Mbappé
Guitarist John McLaughlin made the following comment on his new bass player EBS Artist Etienne Mbappé on his website recently: "Some of you may recall Etienne in one of the last incarnations of the Joe Zawinul Syndicate. I’m very happy to have Etienne in the band. He’s not only an amazing bassist and musician, but a great human being."
John and the band is currently in the studio working on a new album.
Swedish pop sensation Fibes Oh Fibes bass player Edvin Edvinsson is new EBS Artist.
The band has been a rocket on the Swedish Charts with their new album '1987' and the latest single 'Run To You', a duet with 80's pop icon Kim Wilde. Check out more about the band here: www.fibesohfibes.com
New EBS Artist: Smash Into Pieces' Viktor Vidlund
Smash into Pieces made it into Swedish TV4 talent show "Sweden..s got talent" in 2009 but after being offered a spot in the semi finals the band dropped out of the competition to sign a record deal with Ninetone Records. They are now in the studio recording their debut album to be released in early 2010. Bass player Viktor Vidlund is new EBS Artist. More at: www.myspace.com/smashintopieces
Edvin - Fibes Oh Fibes
Albums & Tours
Katatonia, with EBS Artist Mattias Norrman, will release their new album 'Night is the new Day' at the beginning of November. The band will do massive touring through out Europe during the fall to support the album. Follow Katatonia at www.katatonia.com
Swedish rockers Bonafide has a new album out called 'Something Drippin'. Check it out at www.bonafiderocks.com
LA rock band Prima Donna is currently opening up for Green Day on their European stadium tour. Prima Donna's bass player Dan Nyby will use EBS Fafner and Classic Line cabs on the last 20 dates of the tour. www.myspace.com/primadonna
Check out some pictures from the Stockholm Show at the EBS blog!
Wolf with EBS Artist Anders Modd is currently on tour in the UK, and will open up for legendary Wasp in December. More at www.wolf.nu
Watch out for a new album coming out soon with Eggs & Dogs. Eggs & Dogs features EBS own Michael Stolt on vocals and bass :-), along with Tomas Bodin and Marcus Lilijequist known from progressiove rock greats Flower Kings and JJ Marsh from Glenn Hughes band on guitars. The bass was recorded using an EBS Classic 450 head. Check out the band here: www.myspace.com/eggsanddogs
We are happy to introduce Marcus Wesslén from new Swedish metal sensation Dead By April as new EBS Artist. The band recieved a "Best New Swedish Act" award before they even released an album, and by the time of the release of their debut they had already passed 1 million hits on their MySpace. Their mix of catchy, strong melodies and brutal Swedish death metal is a deadly inviting and the band is by many seen as the next big thing on the Swedish metal scene after In Flames worldwide success the last couple of years. Marcus play Fafner heads and ProLine cabinets.
Bass player Robin Zielhorst from US progressive rockers Cynic is new EBS Artist.
Abbi Roth, bass player for Bo Bice, is new EBS Artist. She plays EBS TD650 heads and ProLine 810 Cabinets.
Jeff Watts is new EBS Pedal Artist. He uses EBS DynaVerb and OctaBass pedals.
Erkan Özdemir of Memo Gonzales is new EBS Artist (pictured).
Victor Brandt new touring bass player for Entombed!
EBS Artists Victor Brandt, that used to play for Norwegian Black Metal band Satyricon, has now joined Swedish legendary metal band Entombed on tour. First gig with the new band was infront of 27'000 fans at the Summer Breeze festival in Germany. Victor is also busy touring with his original band Totalt Jävla Mörker, supporting their latest release Söndra & Härska. Check out Entombed and TJM on tour this fall! Sound samples of EBS new MetalDrive, played by Victor, can be found here.
Summer breeze crowd. Photo taken by
Victor himself :)
New Albums & Tours...
September is a really busy month with new releases and tours that kicks off! Here are some involving EBS Artists:
Progressive supergroup Porcupine Tree will release their new album "The Incident" in September, and kick off their new World Tour. See www.porcupinetree.com for details. Bass player Colin Edwin uses TD650 heads, NeoLine cabinets and EBS pedals.
Katatonia, with EBS Artist Mattias Norrman will join Porcupine Tree on the Scandinavian dates. Follow Katatonia at www.katatonia.com
Raised Fist has a new album out called "Veil of Ignorance". Catch Andreas "Josse" Johansson and the rest of the band on tour this fall. www.raisedfist.com
In Flames with EBS Artist Peter Iwers, will co-headline the European leg of the Taste Of Chaos along with Killswitch Engage. Joined by, among others Dead By April, with new EBS Artist Marcus Wesslén! www.tasteofchaos.com
In the studio...
Blindside is back in the studio in LA with producer Howard Benson (P.O.D., Hoobastank, Papa Roach etc) to record their first album since 2005 for an early 2010 release. www.blindsideonline.com
Soilwork is in the studio recording for a new album to be released some time in 2010.
Pic of the month: Colin Edwin's Pedal Board for the upcoming tour
Porcupine Tree's bass player, Colin Edwin, sent this pic from rehearsal for the upcoming "Incident" world tour.
Victor Bailey returns to EBS!
We are very happy to welcome back mr Victor Bailey to EBS! Victor Bailey is a true master of the bass instrument that has played with them all, and with a great solo career as well. After a few years with a different brand, Victor decided it was time to come back to the sound he loved from his EBS Fafner heads and ProLine cabinets.
Here's Victors own statement:
'In our search for our musical selves, often times we travel to the far ends of the universe, only to end up back home. EBS is home. Simply the best bass amps in the world!'
It is with great sadness we recieved the news that our friend and long time EBS Artist Marcel Jacob passed away on July 21, at the age of 45. Marcel was a fantastic bass player and musician that helped put Swedish hard rock and metal on the map with his early commitment as bass player for Yngwie Malmsteen in the 80’s (as well as a short period with Europe). In 1988 Marcel formed the band Talisman along with his friend and singer Jeff Scott Soto. Talisman became his main gig for his last 20 years – saluted with a big Anniversary gig at the Sweden Rock Festival 2007. Marcel also performed as a solo bass player at the EBS Bass n Drum Days, a yearly event that was arranged between 2001 – 2007. Our thoughts goes to Marcel Jacob’s family and close friends.