Fear the Riff Expo Announces Schedule, More Artists

Dream Theater, by Trebmal Photography

The second annual Fear The Riff Expo is coming up fast. The popular Effects, Pedals and Guitar Gear Expo has announced the full artist schedule and new appearances by legends. Taking place August 11 in Brooklyn, NY at the Brooklyn Expo Center, the event now features Zakk Wylde (Wylde Audio, Black Label Society) and John Petrucci (Dream Theatre), guitar clinics hosted by Gil Parris & Ken Haas (Reverend) and Mark Holcomb (Periphery), a performance by Morley Artist David Mercado & guests Al Mercado & Alex Garcia and more.Continue reading

Anneke Van Giersbergen’s New Band VUUR Details Debut Album

Anneke van Giersbergen, long known for her work formerly with The Gathering, her impressive solo career, and work with both Devin Townsend and Aryeon, has a new rock/metal band dubbed VUUR. They have released the cover artwork and tracklisting for their forthcoming debut album, In This Moment We Are Free – Cities due out October 20th via InsideOut Music. You can hear the first track, ‘Days Go By – London’ below.Continue reading