SAMSON, HARTKE, ZOOM TEAM UP WITH GUITAR CENTER FOR “METAL MASTERS” IN-STORE

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Three of the leading gear/technology companies for both musicians and consumers alike are partnering up with Guitar Center for an in-store appearance unlike any other. The “Metal Masters” will be making a stop at Guitar Center in Union Square (25 West 14th Street) on September 6th, a day before their sold-out clinic at the Gramercy Theatre.

The signing will take place from 1:00PM – 3:00PM and will be comprised of Scott Ian, Charlie Benante, Frank Bello, Philip Anselmo (Pantera/Down), Kerry King (Slayer), Dave Lombardo (Slayer) and newly added masters Billy Sheehan and Gary Holt (Exodus/Slayer). There is a limit of one item signed per customer.

There will be discounts on all Samson/Hartke/Zoom products and anyone who purchases one of their products will get moved to the front of the line. The Guitar Center in-store promises to be an event not to be missed. Metal Masters 4 will take place in New York City on September 7th at The Gramercy Theatre.

Doors will open at 7:00PM with the clinic starting at 8:00PM. Metal Masters 4 is bringing back some of the classic “Metal Masters” while adding a few new members to the list. As always, fans can expect some surprise appearances and unforgettable performances. Even though the show is sold out, the clinic will be broadcast live via UStream and the link will be sent out in the coming weeks so fans around the globe can experience Metal Masters 4.

If the still circulating buzz from Metal Masters 3 is any indication, Metal Masters 4 will not disappoint anyone who is lucky enough to see it. Metal Masters 3, which took place at the Key Club in Los Angeles, featured the “Metal Masters” demonstrating their personal techniques and styles used to create the music that millions bang their heads to every day. The highlight of the event came when vocalist and now returning “Metal Master” Philip Anselmo jumped onstage to perform Slayer fan-favorites “Angel Of Death” and “Raining Blood” before launching into 5 songs from the Pantera classic album, Vulgar Display Of Power. Anselmo and the “Metal Masters” comprised of David Ellefson (Megadeth), Chris Broderick (Megadeth), Kerry King (Slayer), Dave Lombardo (Slayer), Charlie Benante (Anthrax), Frank Bello (Anthrax) and Mike Portnoy (Adrenaline Mob/Flying Colors), blazed through “Mouth For War,” “A New Level,” “Walk,” “Hostile,” and “This Love.” Geezer Butler, of the legendary Black Sabbath, joined all of the “Metal Masters” on stage for the finale of “Hole In The Sky.”