National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) 2014 Show Report

The month of January brings excitement to the City of Anaheim every year, and the NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) 2014 show is no exception!  Let’s cut to the chase this year!  A few highlights of the gazillions of musical instruments and gadgets are found below…enjoy!
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National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) 2013 Show Report

NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) 2013 has now concluded, and many new and innovative products were featured on the massive lot at the Anaheim Convention Center.  Many of these products pertain to musicians in the Metal scene, and some of the products are just plain cool.

The turnout was crazy as usual – some were there to do business, while others were there to be seen.  Metal remains one of the best represented genres of music, as members of SLAYER, ANTHRAX, CANNIBAL CORPSE, MORBID ANGEL, NILE, MONSTROSITY, MEGADETH, and more were checking out the latest and greatest gear as well. Without further ado, let’s get started with what APESHIT thought were the best products NAMM had to offer for our metal fans out there.
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National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) 2012 Show Report

Every year, NAMM bestows upon us shiny new toys for musicmakers of all genres to make new (and old) sounds with. NAMM 2012 was no less a musical heaven for the products, gadgets, and innovations that help make metal happen. We took a spin through the showroom floor at Anaheim Convention Center to check out some new equipment that our metal cohorts use and abuse. Full report after the jump.
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THE DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT: 2010 Touring Campaign and NAMM Performance, Signing Schedule

Devin Townsend will be hitting the road in 2010 in support of THE DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT‘s Addicted album, which was met with worldwide critical praise and scored very impressive first week numbers debuting at #168 on the Billboard Top 200 chart and #2 on the Billboard Heatseakers chart. The band will join BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME, CYNIC and SCALE THE SUMMIT for a North American trek that kicks off January 8th. Visit http://www.myspace.com/devintownsenddtb for the latest tour dates.

Also, Devin will be signing and performing at the NAMM convention on January 16th. His schedule is as follows.
EMG booth: 12:30PM – 1:30PM (signing only)
Peavey booth: 1:30PM – 3:00PM (signing only)
Alvarez booth: 3:00PM – 4:00PM (40-minute solo acoustic set)

Check out rehearsal footage of Devin with his band:

Townsend comments: “Here’s a short clip of a DTP rehearsal with no overdubs and no fixes. We plan to have a choir for the tours coming up after January to cover the background vocals. My plan was always to make the live experience tight, and like the record (with a few surprises). This was our first take of ‘By Your Command‘ that day.

“I am thrilled to be able to come play for you. Thank you for allowing me to continue doing whatever it is I do. I believe now is the start of it all. What I want to do is pretty epic in terms of live concerts. I think my dissatisfaction with shows in the past is that I want to see and provide people with an EVENT, a spectacle, and the music is the soundtrack to the experience. First things first is getting the new band tight and disciplined, we’re ready to play this first tour (our first one) with BTBAM, CYNIC and SCALE THE SUMMIT. When I complete ‘Deconstruction‘ I believe we’ll have every musical base covered to make a heck of a statement.

“Have a great New Year folks. Keep it strong, keep it brutal. Keep it quiet, keep it gentle. See you all soon.”