UNITY PRO BASS - Blackstar does Bass
Did you know Blackstar does Bass?
Unity Pro Bass are the result of countless hours of technical research and benchmarking against the most iconic historic references. Designed from the ground up by bass players, for bass players they are straight forward and powerful.
From the organic response of classic valve amps, to a transparent clean platform, Unity brings together the ultimate in bass tone.
To find out more about the Unity Pro Bass series, head over to our website; https://www.blackstaramps.com/uk/ranges/unity
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Funeral Shakes - Blackstar Breakthrough
Blackstar are proud to support new talent, and are pleased to welcome Funeral Shakes to the Blackstar family!
We met up with Calvin and Simon to talk about the best amps, festivals and their favourite music growing up; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUh2yuA8800&t
Follow Funeral Shakes: www.facebook.com/funeralshakes
Listen to Funeral Shakes: https://open.spotify.com/artist/31aoTl9FTLet9TvW6OYdbX…
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Hawthorne Heights Interview
We caught up with Mark and JT from Hawthorne Heights before their show last night at the Electric Ballroom in Camden, ahead of the European section of their tour supporting Hands Like Houses and Our Last Night, to talk about the HT Stage 60 112 MkII combos and their brand new album 'Bad Frequencies' (available now). Go to our YouTube page to see the interview -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSdep3o6NZE
For a full tour schedule and to find out more about their latest album, head over to the band's Facebook page!
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Bloodstock Festival 2017
Bloodstock festival is taking place next weekend in Derbyshire. Established in 2001, Bloodstock has progressed over the years from its humble beginnings as a one day event to a three day full on metal extravaganza. Blackstar artists Possessed, Soilwork, Kreator, Venom Prison and Courtesans will all be performing and Blackstar will be providing equipment for all of the stages at the festival. For more information on the festival visit http://www.bloodstock.uk.com
Posessed European Tour
Few bands have done more to push the boundaries of extreme metal than the legendary Possessed. Even fewer can create a unique style which continues to set them apart from all others by being the very first in a genre, Death Metal. The band is kicking off their European tour at Wacken Open Air festival and will be playing twelve dates across Europe including Bloodstock festival in the UK. Guitarist Daniel Gonzalez will be using a Series One 1046L6 rig through out the tour. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/possessedofficial
Summer NAMM 2017
Summer NAMM kicks off this week and will be showcasing a complete product landscape set within one of America’s most musical cities, Nashville, Tennessee. This year Blackstar will be there in full force and will be launching three special 10th anniversary edition amps. The Artisan 10 AE, the Series One 10 AE and the Artist 10 AE. The limited edition amps will be hitting the stores this November, for more information check out the official press release. Company founders Ian Robinson, Paul Hayhoe and Joel Richardson will be live on ACME Radio this Saturday and you can listen to them discuss these amps and much more at http://acmeradiolive.com/listen-live. If you’re lucky enough to be at Summer NAMM this year then make sure you visit Blackstar at booth 953 to check out all our exciting products on show.
Steve Cradock Summer Tour
Long-term Blackstar endorsee Steve Cradock is back on the road this summer with his Artisan 30 rig. Having recently finished touring with Paul Weller, Steve is busy again with a number of Ocean Colour Scene shows throughout the summer culminating with a headline slot at Beyond the Tracks festival in Birmingham this September. Between shows with Ocean Colour Scene, Steve will also be performing his other role as guitarist for The Specials as they take to the stage for several festivals this summer. To watch Steve talk about his Blackstar amps amongst other things visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jRYUUdRKDc
Agnostic Front Tour '17
The legendary Agnostic Front are currently in the midst of another European tour and will be playing thirty-one dates in a month. Guitarist Craig Silverman uses a HT Metal 100 stack and had this to say about the amp, ”The HT Metal 100 is by far the best and most versatile amplifier I have ever owned. From clean to crunch to blistering high gain, no other amplifier even comes close”. For more information on the band and their current tour visit http://www.agnosticfront.com
Jared James Nichols Tour 2017
Jared James Nichols is currently in the middle of a UK tour which sees him play ten dates across the UK. The first half of the tour was in support of Blue Oyster Cult and Jared and his band have just kicked off the next stage supporting UFO. The Wisconsin-born, Los Angeles-based singer, writer and guitarist kicked off the run with a storming performance at Hellfest in France and will be playing Ramblin’ Man fair and Steelhouse Festival all with his Series One 100 rig and Artist 30 combo. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/Jaredjamesnichols/
Hawthorne Heights on Instagram
This Friday the 23rd June Blackstar endorsees Hawthorne Heights will be taking over the official Blackstar Instagram account and bringing you a behind the scenes look at 24 hours on tour with the band. Hawthorne Heights are currently on the Vans Warped Tour and will bring you an exclusive, behind the scenes look as the tour heads to Las Vegas. Keep an eye on our account on the 23rd for an intriguing look into life on the road with Hawthorne Heights.
Its Glastonbury Festival this weekend. The five-day festival takes place in Pilton, Somerset and is the largest greenfield festival in the world. It is attended by around 175,000 people and first took place in 1970, back then it was known as Pilton Festival. This year it will be the 35th festival and promises to be as popular as ever. Blackstar artists performing this year include Kodaline, Birdy, Shame, Ray BLK, Wormrot, Hacktivist, Carl Barat and the Jackals plus many more. For more information on the festival visit http://www.glastonburyfestivals.co.uk
Guitars on the Beach 2017
This weekend on Saturday 17th of June, Guitars On The Beach will take place at Lyme Regis beach and will see the record bid for the most guitarist playing one song together. The songs this year will be Rave On and In The Summertime and Guitars On The Beach 2017 is once again gearing up to be one of the UK’s biggest unique live events of the year. There will be a special appearance from Ray Dorset from Mungo Jerry who will be leading the record attempt which takes place at 5pm. There will also be bands playing throughout the day and Blackstar will be providing the backline and demonstrating amps all day. So why not come and join in to help us set a new UK record and try and beat the World Record! For more information and to join Britain’s biggest band, visit www.facebook.com/guitarsonthebeach and sign up free at www.guitarsonthebeach.com
Download Festival 2017
Download Festival is the UK’s premier rock festival. Held annually at Donington Park in Leicestershire it has expanded into a three day rock extravaganza since it was conceived in 2003 as a follow up to the Monsters of Rock festivals. The festival kicks off this week and Blackstar artists will be there in full force including Ministry, Hacktivist, The King Blues, Simple Plan, Code Orange, Wednesday 13, Venom Prison, Aaron Buchanan & The Cult Classics, Otherkin and many more. For more information on the festival visit http://downloadfestival.co.uk
Carl Barat and The Jackals
Carl Barat and The Jackals released their latest EP last week ‘Harder They Fall’ to rave reviews and are currently on tour in support of the EP. The tour sees the band play ten dates across the UK including Camden Rocks festival this weekend. Both Carl and guitarist Billy Tessio are using an Artisan 30, HT Club 40 VP and a S1-412. The band will be back out on tour throughout the year including appearances at Glastonbury and Beyond the Tracks Festival. For more information visit https://www.carlbaratandthejackals.com
Wednesday 13 European Tour 2017
Wednesday 13 is releasing his seventh studio album, ‘Condolences’ on June 2nd and will be touring Europe to support the new album. The tour kicks off in Germany this Sunday and will be culminating at Download Festival on the 10th of June. Guitarist Jack Tankersley will be using a Series One stack as always. For more information on the tour and the new album visit http://officialwednesday13.com