Keeley Effects Releases Wurst Pedal Ever



Normally I would imagine this to be a joke, but it looks like Keeley is actually building a pretty ridiculous noise machine. The Absolute Wurst. The descriptions off what this thing can do are hilarious, and I want to get my hands on one and probably make my neighbors hate me even more.

Here is what Keeley has to say about it:

“The Absolüte Würst – No matter how much this seems like a joke (and it is), it isn’t!  This pedal is for real.  I thought what a perfect day to release the most “broken sounding” pedal I could.  Not since the DOD Gonkulator has there been such a hideously beautiful sound.  For Experimentalists, Mathematical Atonal Nerds, and Noise-Scape Artists.”

NAMM might be my favorite time of year…



It’s that time of year again and NAMM has brought all kinds of fun new gear. The Ibanez RGIT20FE above has an Ash Body, Ebony Fretboard, EMG Pickups, and neck through body construction. It’s like Ibanez read my mind and built my ideal recording guitar. Shut up and take my money Ibanez, you win.



Then we have Peavy releasing one of my favorite amps as a 20 watt head that is switchable to 5 and 1 watts. This thing also has a ton of output options with a DI, USB and the ability to turn the speaker off. I assume due to an internal dummy load circuit. These should have a street price of around $499 when they are released in the spring. One of these and a solid 2×12 cab, and you could be set for most gig/jam situations.


Testing 1…2…3…

I’ve been working on some new music lately, so here’s a taste of whats to come.

New tunes from Periphery

Periphery has a double album coming out early next year on, the above song will be on the later of the two albums. While the song below will be on the first of the two. Periphery’s Juggernaut: Alpha & Omega will be out on January 27th.

Obligatory Favorite Albums of 2014 List

It’s that time again where everyone is making their best this or that of the year lists. I’m hopping on that band wagon as well, here in no particular order are some of my favorite albums from this year.

– Every Time I Die – From Parts Unknown

– Monuments – The Amanuensis

– ToothGrinder – Schizophrenic Jubilee

– Animals As Leaders – Joy of Motion

– Mastodon – Once More ‘Round the Sun

– Being As An Ocean – How We Both Wondrously Perish

– Killer Be Killed – Killer Be Killed

– Cynic – Kindly Bent to Free Us

– Intervals – A Voice Within

– Periphery – Clear

– Minus The Bear – Lost Loves

– Thom Yorke – Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes

– Weezer – Everything Will Be Alright In The End

– Cloudkicker – Little Histories

– Umphrey’s McGee – Similar Skin

– Circa Survive – Descensus

Toothgrinder – The Hour Angle

I’ve been listening to this album album almost nonstop recently. If you like the tunes, pickup some of Toothgrinder‘s music here.

So… 9 string guitars are a thing now

9 strings seems a little too extreme for me, but I could see it working well for bands who have been writing 7 and 8 string material. Justin from After the Burial makes a pretty good case for it’s usefulness, and Ibanez loading their guitars with Bare Knuckle pickups is awesome as well.

A little entertainment while I’m working on the site.

Kriss Kyle is a park monster, enjoy his new edit, while I continue working on getting the site back together.

And I’m Back

Welcome to 3.0

I’m currently under construction, and will be adding new posts and information throughout the coming weeks. Feel free to check back for updates as the rebuild progresses.