Sunday, June 28, 2009

New Metallica Signature ESPs

Hey guys,, here i found new special ESP signature for you. After making a whale-sized splash at the recent LIMMs shindig, i’ve had word that the two new eagerly-awaited Metallica Signature models from ESP, James Hetfield’s Iron Cross and Kirk Hammett’s Ouija models, are incoming to Blighty.


* Neck-Thru-Body
* 25.5” Scale
* Alder Body
* Maple Neck
* Ebony Fingerboard
* Locking Nut
* 42mm Neck Width
* Extra Thin U Neck Contour
* 24 XJ Frets
* Black Hardware
* Gotoh Tuners
* Floyd Rose Original Bridge
* EMG 81 (B) / 60 (N) Active p.u.
* Finish: BLK w/ Ouija Graphic


* Set-Neck
* 24.75” Scale
* Mahogany Body
* Maple Top
* Mahogany Neck
* Ebony Fingerboard
* 42mm Bone Nut
* Thin U Neck Contour
* 22 XJ EVO Frets (Gold) Ni-Free Alloy
* Distressed Gold Hardware
* Sperzel Locking Tuners
* Schaller Straplocks
* Tonepros Locking TOM & Tail
* EMG 81 (B) / 60 (N) Active p.u.
w/Distressed Gold Covers
* Finish: Distressed BLK

Both are severely limited editions restricted to output this year only, and you can see ‘em both below (the Ouija, like certain builder’s vans, is also available in white)...

Best news is that, thanks to UK distributors Selectron, Guitarist has first dibs on both guitars, so expect them to feature prominently in an issue not a million miles away...
More from ESP here...

Evanescence members form We Are The Fallen

Booted players team with American Idol singer
Joe Bosso, Wed 24 Jun 2009, 6:38 pm BST

Three ex-members of the goth-rock band Evanescence, all given the heave-ho by frontwoman Amy Lee, have formed a new group called We Are The Fallen, and they've picked American Idol finalist Carly Smithson as their singer.

The Dublin-born Smithson joins guitarist/songwriter Ben Moody, guitarist John Lecompt and drummer Rocky Gray in We Are The Fallen. (Bassist Marty O'Brien completes the lineup.)

The name game
Their name, while perhaps a sly reference to Evanescence's 2003 breakthrough album Fallen, has already gotten them in a bit of hot water. Originally the band called themelves The Fallen, but a ceast-and-desist order from another group with that name lead them to lengthen their moniker.

"There's not really an Evanescence now. It's Amy Lee playing...with a bunch of other guys hired to play our parts" ex-Evanescence guitarist (Ben Moody)

So now they're We Are The Fallen, and they've just debuted their first single Bury Me Alive. Can't we all just get along?

With We Are The Fallen going one way and Evanescence going another (Amy Lee is cutting a new album with Terry Balsamo on guitar and Tim McCord on bass; no word yet on a drummer), the question remains: can the two groups co-exist peacefully?

"We outgrew each other. Very few bands have been able to maintain their original members forever" (Amy Lee)

"We wish them the best," says Moody of Lee's new lineup. Still, he adds: "There's not really an Evanescence now. It's Amy Lee playing as Evanescence with a bunch of other guys hired to play our parts."

Lee describes it as "a difficult situation, as is every dramatic situation our band has gone through. We outgrew each other. Very few bands have been able to maintain their original members forever."

Doesn't sound like a double-bill we'll be seeing anytime soon.

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