SIT News & Events

Two Minutes And Forty-Seven Seconds With HATEBREED

Friday, April 29, 2016 - 16:40

S.I.T. artist HATEBREED releases official video for "Looking Down The Barrel Of Today" from their upcoming album "The Concrete Confessional"

Check out the video here:

Two Minutes And Forty-Seven Seconds With HATEBREED

Jim "Kimo" West Releases "Guitar Stories"

Monday, March 7, 2016 - 12:31

Hawaiian "slack key" artist and SIT String user Jim Kimo West has released his seventh CD, "Guitar Stories." Best known as long-time guitarist for the world's foremost musical satirist, "Weird Al" Yankovic, Kimo has been traveling the world on the "Mandatory Tour" in support of their recent Billboard #1 CD, "Mandatory Fun". A departure from his previous contemporary slack key projects, "Guitar Stories" features both solo and ensemble guitar-based compositions in not only modern Hawaiian but, Middle Eastern / Andalusian, West African, Americana and orchestral styles as well.


"Guitar Stories" is available at CD Baby, and iTunes and on streaming sites Pandora, Spotify and Apple Music.

Jim "Kimo" West Releases "Guitar Stories"

David Ellefson and Megadeth back on the road for spring tour!

Monday, February 22, 2016 - 14:14

SIT Strings artist David Ellefson is back out on the road with Megadeth this spring! Find tour dates near you at

David Ellefson and Megadeth back on the road for spring tour!

Megadeth releases 15th studio album, DYSTOPIA

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - 17:21

Megadeth’s 15th studio album, DYSTOPIA, is available everywhere now. Get it here: 

Megadeth releases 15th studio album, DYSTOPIA


Thursday, December 17, 2015 - 13:31

S.I.T. Strings artist Rusty Cooley's band Day Of Reckoning have released their new EP entitled "Into The Fire, Pt 1." Check it out and hear his signature 7-string set in action!


Analog Product In A Digital World

Monday, December 14, 2015 - 10:39

Take a peek behind the scenes in our new promotional video now on Youtube!

Analog Product In A Digital World


Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 14:57

Head over to for details on how you can own a PRS Zach Myers signature guitar from their 2015 fall tour!


Shinedown releases first new song in three years!

Monday, June 29, 2015 - 11:35

Long time SIT users Shinedown are back with their first new song in three years! Listen to the new single "Cut the Cord" and look for them on the road using the Eric Bass and Zach Meyers signature series sets!

Shinedown releases first new song in three years!


Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 10:44

Combining a phosphor bronze under winding with a nickel or stainless cover wrap, the RB (Rock Bright) line has been reformulated for better tone and feel than ever before. Great for all applications but especially for rock, funk and jazz. Click here to learn more about the new RB bass strings.


Shinedown announces 2015 US Tour!

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 11:25

Long-time SIT users SHINEDOWN are hitting the road this summer! Go to www, for details!

Shinedown announces 2015 US Tour!

Another NAMM in the books! Thanks for making it a great one!

Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 11:10

Arist signing at our booth.

Sunday, January 25th 2015

Another NAMM in the books! Thanks for making it a great one!

RIP Jack Bruce 1943 - 2014

Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 11:12
RIP Jack Bruce 1943 - 2014

Gob, Apt. 13 OUT NOW!!!!!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 13:02

Long time friends and SIT Strings Artist Gob have a NEW record OUT NOW: Apt. 13 is now available in store + online! 

Download on iTunes:
Deluxe version via iTunes:
Purchase via Google Play:
Buy an LP + merch bundles:

STREAM the record in full before you buy. 

Rdio stream:
Canadian online stream via Exclaim!:
US online stream via New Noise:

#AreYouInTune #theGEARyouNEED

Gob, Apt. 13 OUT NOW!!!!!

Theory of A Deadman - "SAVAGES" out NOW!!!!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 10:54

SIT Strings Artist Theory of a Deadman have a new record out "SAVAGES" pick your copy up today!!

Theory of A Deadman - "SAVAGES" out NOW!!!!

Tim Ripper Owens on tour this fall!!!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 10:52

Check out Akrons own Tim Ripper Owens "Official Page" EX Judas Priest /Iced Earth front man on tour now!!! #AreYouInTune #theGEARyouNEED

Tim Ripper Owens on tour this fall!!!

The Black Keys talk Vinyl on CBS This Morning

Friday, June 13, 2014 - 14:18

Check out SIT Strings artist Dan Auerbach talk vinyl records with CSB This Morning.  

The Black Keys talk Vinyl on CBS This Morning

Black Keys Summon the "fever" in New Video

Friday, May 2, 2014 - 11:31

It's a big day for The Black Keys' "Turn Blue." The band released "Fever," the first single off the new album, in March, and now the track's music video is out. Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney play super sweaty preachers, which, as Vulture points out, makes it a semi-sequel to the "10 A.M. Automatic" video. The video features a bogus hotline that you can call and "donate." (You really just get to listen to a scratchy recording of a woman saying she doesn't want to hear a record.)

Black Keys Summon the "Fever" in New Video

Jermaine Morgan's new Jazz Bass Solo Record on iTunes!!!

Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 23:29

Take a min to check out SIT Strings Artist Jermaine Morgan and his new Jazz Bass Solo record on iTunes today!!! #itunes

 Jermaine Morgan's new Jazz Bass Solo Record on iTunes!!!

Altitudes & Attitude, featuring SIT Strings Artist and Megadeth bassist David Ellefson

Sunday, March 16, 2014 - 11:28

The new project Altitudes & Attitude, featuring SIT Strings Artist and Megadeth bassist David Ellefson and Anthrax bassist Frank Bello, are ready to unveil the new video for ‘Tell the World,’ and see their upcoming gigs below:

Altitudes & Attitude — Upcoming Dates:
March 19 – Bloomington, IN Sweetwater Sounds, performance & clinic
March 20 – Bloomington, IN Sweetwater Sounds, recording workshop
March 22 – Chicago, IL Reggie’s Live

Altitudes & Attitude, featuring SIT Strings Artist and Megadeth bassist David Ellefson

David Ellefson on That Metal Show This Saturday Feb 1

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 23:55

Tune in to That Metal Show this Saturday, Feb 1 on VH1 Classic to see SIT Strings Artist David Ellefson ofMegadeth!!! Also appearing Frank Bello of Anthrax,Bumblefoot of Guns N' Roses & Lizzy hale of Halestorm


David Ellefson on That Metal Show This Saturday Feb 1

Welcome Rusty Cooley to the SIT Strings Family

Tuesday, December 17, 2013 - 19:24

SIT Strings would like to welcome Rusty Cooley the 7th  & 8th strings "Fastest Shredder of all Time" to the Family!!!

For more info on Rusty check out 

Welcome Rusty Cooley to the SIT Strings Family

SIT Strings on FOX!

Friday, November 1, 2013 - 14:52

Check out the latest video about SIT Strings that was featured on Fox news Nashville.  Clink the link below to watch video.

SIT Strings on FOX!

October is now PINK

Friday, October 11, 2013 - 12:04


October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Every little bit helps, so we are doing out part to get the word out.  During the month of October, proceeds for the sale of our S9.544 "Pink" set will directly to the American Cancer Society.


Official Press Release:

This October, S.I.T. Strings Co. is proud to participate in National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point during her life. After skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common kind of cancer in women.


The good news is that many women can survive breast cancer if it’s found and treated early.


If you or someone you know are age 40 to 49, talk with your doctor about when to start getting mammograms and how often to get them.


Women ages 50 to 74 need mammograms every 2 years. You may choose to start getting mammograms earlier or to get them more often.


Talk to a doctor about your risk for breast cancer, especially if a close family member has had breast or ovarian cancer. Your doctor can help you decide when and how often to get mammograms.

October is now PINK

Mike Spreitzer of DevilDriver is in tune!

Friday, July 19, 2013 - 01:06

SIT String would like to Welcom Mike Spreitzer of DevilDriver to the Family!

Keep a eye out for Mike on tour with DevilDriver the rest of 2013 with there new record Winter Killer that is droping  Aug 27 2013!!! 

For more info on Mike and the boys from DevilDriver stop by

Mike Spreitzer of DevilDriver is in tune!

Megadeth new album Super Collider drops today!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 - 13:26

Megadeth's 14th studio album, "Super Collider" hits the stores today!  Pick up or download today and hear David Ellefson rockin' the SIT Strings on the bass tracks.

Megadeth new album Super Collider drops today!

LoPro will be dropping 'Disintegration Effect' on May 14!!!

Sunday, April 28, 2013 - 21:59

Pick up 'Disintegration Effect' from SIT Strings artist Pete Ricci & the boys from LOPRO on May 14, 2013!!!

LoPro will be dropping 'Disintegration Effect' on May 14!!!

The DONOTS on tour in Europe

Friday, April 26, 2013 - 14:52

The German based band the DONOTS just wrapped up a US tour and are heading back to the EU.  The band has been a long time endorsee of SIT Strings primarily using the Powerwound S1052 (.010-.052) on tour and in the studio.  Check out the website for tourdates and more information.

The DONOTS on tour in Europe


Sunday, April 7, 2013 - 04:52





BLACK STAR RIDERS, the new band featuring THIN LIZZYmembers Ricky Warwick, Damon Johnson, Scott Gorham and Marco Mendoza together with drummer Jimmy DeGrasso (Alice Cooper / Megadeth), have announced All Hell Breaks Looseas the title of their debut album on Nuclear Blast Entertainment, which will be released worldwide on the following dates:

May 21st – Japan
May 24th –  Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Finland, Norway
May 27th – U.K., France, BeNeLux, Poland, Czech Republic, Denmark, Spain, Portugal, Hungary, Greece
May 28th – U.S., Canada, Italy, South America
May 29th –  Sweden  

About the origin of the album title,BLACK STAR RIDERS frontman Ricky Warwick states:


“I was watching a documentary about World War II bombers and saw the name painted on the side of one of the aircraft. The name just resonated with me and it seem to encapsulate the turmoil that we, as a society, are currently experiencing.  The past few years have been such a wild ride and now with the release of the album, it sounded like a bad-ass album title that summed up what BLACK STAR RIDERS is all about.”

Produced & mixed by the legendary Kevin Shirley (Led Zeppelin, Iron Maiden, Aerosmith, Rush), the track listing for All Hell Breaks Loose is:

01. All Hell Breaks Loose
02. Bound For Glory
03. Kingdom Of The Lost
04. Bloodshot
05. Kissin’ The Ground
06. Hey Judas
07. Hoodoo Voodoo
08. Valley Of The Stones
09. Someday Salvation
10. Before The War
11. Blues Ain't So Bad

The album will be released as a standard CD and also as a special edition digi-pak featuring a bonus track “Right To Be Wrong” and a “Making of” DVD.

The track “Bound For Glory” will be released as a digital download on March 22nd.  Exclusive premiere airings of this song will take place via select media outlets on March 21st.  Details will be announced soon.


A 24-minute compilation of behind-the-scenes video reports from the band’s studio time in Los Angeles can be viewed on YouTube:


Visit BLACK STAR RIDERSonline at:



SIT Strings artist Circa Survive starts WAVES OVERHEAD TOUR

Friday, March 8, 2013 - 12:52

Circa Survive starts thier spring tour this week.  Check out the link for more information.  Circa has been using S.I.T. Strings for "many" years now.  Bass NR50110L and Powerwound electric guitar S1150.  Great live show!

SIT Strings artist Circa Survive starts WAVES OVERHEAD TOUR

David Ellefson of Megadeth New Packaging!!!!

Saturday, January 19, 2013 - 12:26

Out with the old & in with the new, SIT Strings has teamed up yet again with Mr.David Ellefson Bass of Megadeth to revamp his Signature Series pack for NAMM 2013!!

David Ellefson of Megadeth New Packaging!!!!

Zach Myers of Shinedown New Packaging!!!!

Saturday, January 19, 2013 - 03:21

Out with the old & in with the new, SIT Strings has teamed up again with Mr.Zach Myers of Shinedown to  revamped his 11 to 50 Signature Series pack for NAMM 2013!!!

Zach Myers of Shinedown New Packaging!!!!

The 4th annual NAMM JAM featuring SHINEDOWN!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013 - 21:37

S.I.T. Strings is proud to be an official co-sponser of the Dean Guitars / DDrum 4th annual NAMM JAM.  This concert will held at The Grove of Anaheim on January 25th during The NAMM Show.  This year, S.I.T. Strings artist SHINEDOWN will be performing along with a varitety of other artists.  Stay tuned for more information!

The 4th annual NAMM JAM featuring SHINEDOWN!

Eric Bass of Shinedown, Signature Series!!

Thursday, January 10, 2013 - 15:01

SIT Strings is pumped to bring to you the Eric Bass of Shinedown 50 to .110 Powersteel Stainless 
Signature Series set!!! 

"Whether I'm playing with my fingers, or a pick, with my SIT's the sound of my bass is always powerful and consistent. Not to mention that over the course of 2 record cycles and 800 plus shows I have yet to break a string. Pretty impressive!!!"

Are You In Tune?!?!?!

Coming to NAMM 2013

Eric Bass of Shinedown, Signature Series!!

Wayne Lozinak of Hatebreed Signature Series

Thursday, January 10, 2013 - 14:59

SIT Strings is pumped to bring to you the Wayne Lozinak of Hatebreed Signature Series custom .11 to .58 set!!! 

"SIT strings have the best tone out of any other strings I've tried. The .011-.058 custom set, gives me the perfect tension I need for low tuning. Wouldn't trust anything else!"

Are You in Tune?!?!

Coming to NAMM 2013!!!!

Wayne Lozinak of Hatebreed Signature Series

SIT String Set To Rock The 2013 NAMM Show With Their Biggest All-Star Signing Schedule Yet!!!

Thursday, January 10, 2013 - 00:22


SIT String Set To Rock The 2013 NAMM Show With Their Biggest All-Star Signing Schedule Yet!!!


Akron, OH — SIT Strings has one of the Industry’s most impressive and diverse rosters of renowned artist endorsees in the world. Many of those artists will be appearing at the 2013 NAMM Show from January 26th 2013 in Hall B, Booth 5976. This year, SIT Strings star- studded schedule will showcase 11 artists from varying genres at our artist signing.


Artists scheduled to sign at the booth include David Ellefson (Megadeth), Willie Alder (Lamb of God), Eric Bass, Zach Myers & Brent Smith (Shinedown), Max Cavalera (Soulfly) and many more.


SIT Strings Company found a way to stabilize thin slinky rock strings so that they would stay in tune under stress of pushing, vibrato and modern playing conditions. "Stay-In-Tune" Strings was born, and found a host of improvements both in sound and playability that could be done to modern musical instruments strings. SIT Strings is known and distributed around the world in about 56 different countries. And through it all, it was strongly believed that each and every string had to have the individual quality of the best SIT string ever made!


The complete performance and signing schedule is as follows:


Saturday, January 26, 2013




Eric Bass - Shinedown

Zach Myers – Shinedown

Brent Smith - Shinedown

Tyler Connolly – Theory of a Deadman

Dave Brenner – Theory of a Deadman



David Ellefson –Megadeth

Willie Alder – Lamb of God

Traa Daniels – P.O.D.

Max Cavalers – Soulfly


Steve Mazur – Our Lady Peace

SIT String Set To Rock The 2013 NAMM Show With Their Biggest All-Star Signing Schedule Yet!!!

Lamb of God Nominated for Grammy

Thursday, January 3, 2013 - 01:56

S.I.T. Strings would like to congratulate Willie Adler and Lamb Of God on their 4th Grammy nomination. Willie is currently playing his  Signature Nickel Plated Electic 10 to 48 sets on tour and in studio.  


Lamb of God Nominated for Grammy


Wednesday, January 2, 2013 - 19:20

From are Family to your's Hope you ALL had a safe & Happy New Year!!!!


Jona Weinhofen wraps up tour with IKTPQ

Friday, December 28, 2012 - 16:09

Jona Weinhofen of the bands I Killed The Prom Queen and Bring Me The Horizon recently wrapped up the Atlas Tour.  Jona, a long-time SIT artist plays a custom .012-.060 Powerwound electric guitar set both live and in the studio.  For more information, check out the IKTPQ facebook page link.

Jona Weinhofen wraps up tour with IKTPQ

Megadeth Nominated for Grammy

Friday, December 14, 2012 - 16:09

S.I.T. Strings would like to congratulate David Ellefson and Megadeth on their Grammy nomination. David currently plays Power Wound Nickel 45105 and Power Wound Nickel 45128 Signature Sets on tour and in studio. 

Megadeth Nominated for Grammy

SHINEDOWN announces the second leg of our tour with Three Days Grace and POD-Payable On Death!

Friday, December 14, 2012 - 15:44

Shindown announces the second leg of the tour with Three Days Grace and POD.  Zach and Eric from Shindown will again be rocking the SIT Strings on stage.  Zach plays a signature set of powerwound .011-.050 and Eric plays stainless .50-.110 custom set.  Stay tuned for some exciting news on a Eric Bass signature set!

The second leg of the tour is as follows:

 9-Mar Orlando, FL Amway Center

11-Mar Estero, FL Germain Arena
12-Mar Svannah, GA Savannah Civic Center

14-Mar Pensacola, FL Pensacola Civic Center
15-Mar Jackson, MS Mississippi Coliseum
16-Mar Little Rock, AR Verizon Arena
18-Mar Baton Rouge, LA River Center 
19-Mar Belton, TX Bell County Expo
21-Mar Oklahoma City, Chesapeake Energy Center
22-Mar Lubbock, TX Lonestar Amphitheatre
23-Mar Wichita, KS INTRUST Bank Arena
25-Mar Denver, CO 1st Bank Arena
28-Mar Sioux City, IA Tyson Center

SHINEDOWN announces the second leg of our tour with Three Days Grace and POD-Payable On Death!

The Black Keys Launch Tour of Australia, New Zealand & More!!!

Monday, October 22, 2012 - 21:09


The Black Keys launched their tour of Australia with a performance at the Newcastle Entertainment Centre in New South Wales Sunday night, with Sydney natives Royal Headache opening. The tour continues with two nights at the Sydney Entertainment Centre (the limited-edition poster for which, designed by Ken Taylor, can be seen at left), followed by shows in Brisbane, Perth, and Adelaide, and two nights at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl in Melbourne. The Black Keys head to New Zealand next for tour stops in Auckland and Wellington. The band tours Europe and the UK in late November and into December, returning to the States to close out the year with two shows at the Hard Rock in Las Vegas, December 30 and 31. See below or all of the currently scheduled 2012 tour dates; for additional details and ticket links, go to

Tour Rehearsal Tapes, a new digital EP from The Black Keys, which was recently made available on iTunes, is now available in theNonesuch Store as both MP3 and FLAC files. The EP features six songs recorded live in the studio during December 2011. The tracks "underscore the explosive musical energy between guitarist Dan Auerbach and drummer Patrick Carney," says the Independent's Andy Gill in a four-star review of the EP. "Auerbach’s guitar riffs are stripped to the bone, while Carney is a massive engine driving sporty little riffs ... The Keys here display a ruthless combination of punch and stridency currently unparalleled in the live arena."

The EP comes as the duo’s acclaimed 2011 full-length album, El Camino, is officially certified RIAA Platinum in the US. It is also Platinum in Ireland and UK; double Platinum in Australia, Canada, and New Zealand; and Gold in Belgium and France. Released December 6, 2011, on Nonesuch Records, El Camino was produced by Danger Mouse and The Black Keys and was recorded in the band’s new hometown of Nashville during the spring of 2011. The record debuted at #2 on the Billboard Top 200. The band’s 2010 breakthrough album, Brothers, is also certified RIAA Platinum.THE BLACK KEYS ON TOUR 2012

Oct 21

Newcastle Entertainment Centre

Broadmeadow, AUSTRALIA


Oct 22&23

Sydney Entertainment Centre



Oct 26

Brisbane Entertainment Centre



Oct 28

Rock It Festival



Oct 30

Adelaide Entertainment Centre



Oct 31–Nov 1

Sidney Myer Music Bowl

Melbourne, AUSTRALIA


Nov 3

Vector Arena



Nov 5

TSB Bank Arena

Wellington, NEW ZEALAND




Nov 27




Nov 28

Palacio de Deportes

Madrid, SPAIN


Nov 30

Halle Tony Garnier



Dec 1


Turin, ITALY


Dec 3

Ziggo Dome



Dec 4




Dec 5

ISS Dome

Dusseldorf, GERMANY





Dec 7

Metro Radio Arena

Newcastle, UK


Dec 8


Glasgow, UK


Dec 9


Birmingham, UK


Dec 11


Manchester, UK


Dec 12&13

O2 Arena

London, UK




Dec 30&31

Hard Rock Hotel

Las Vegas, NV



The Black Keys Launch Tour of Australia, New Zealand & More!!!

The Trews New EP, AUSTRALIAN & CANADA Tour!!!

Monday, October 22, 2012 - 20:51


 ‘The rock gods have again answered the prayers of rock fans Australia wide by blessing us with another tour from multi-award winning Canadian rockers, The Trews’
- Troy Culpan, May The Rock Be With You


This October THE TREWS will be gracing our shores for a national tour in support of their highly anticipated new extended EP, “…thank you and I’m sorry”. Released on 22 October 2012, the eight track extended EP features the lead single, an incredible re-imagining of Paul Kelly’s ‘Leaps & Bounds’ and a kick-ass version of their track ‘Poor Ol’ Broken Hearted Me’ featuring a gritty vocal contribution from their good mate Shannon Noll.


The tour commences in Cronulla at legendary venue The Brass Monkey, where The Trews have played many a smokin’ gig, traverses parts of NSW, into Victoria, across to Adelaide and then winding up with a Melbourne Cup Eve gig, 5th November at Melbourne’s Hallam Hotel, with the aforementioned Noll.


Having performed 900+ shows, THE TREWS have proven their dedication to rock ‘n’ roll, supporting the likes of The Rolling Stones, Kid Rock, Guns ‘n’ Roses, KISS, Bruce Springsteen and Robert Plant. If that wasn’t enough to whet your appetite, critics have described the band as “… without a doubt, the greatest rock band of their generation” – Performer Magazine (USA).


Since October 2011 they have managed to build a solid fan base with 150 shows across the U.S, the U.K and Australia. THE TREWS have achieved a staggering 13 top ten singles in the Canadian charts including two number 1′s, with a massive 12 weeks inside the TOP 10 on the Canadian ACTIVE ROCK chart for “Misery Loves Company”. THE TREWS won an Independent Music Award (US) for “Hold Me In Your Arms”(released April 2011) and took out first prize in AAA/ALTERNATIVE Best Hard/Rock/Metal Song at IAMA (International Acoustic Music Awards) 2010 for “Sing Your Heart Out”.


They secured #1 Album of the Year 2011 on Metal Odyssey for “Hope and Ruin” and Classic Rock Magazine’s Top Songs 2011 (UK) for “The World I Know”. Their most notable nominations to date include Best New Band by Classic Rock Magazine (UK), Best New Band by (U.S) and Juno Award nomination for the highly successful live acoustic CD/DVD Friends & Total Strangers.


Whether you’ve seen the THE TREWS before or you have been hanging out to see an all-round great rock gig, make sure you don’t miss these shows! Tickets for “…thank you and I’m sorry ” tour are on sale now.


THE TREWS “…thank you and I’m sorry ” extended EP released 22nd October via itunes, and 2nd November in physical format, on Bumstead/Code One/MGM.



Wed Oct 24th, 7:30 PM

The Brass Monkey

Cronulla, NSW

Details »


Thu Oct 25th, 10:00 PM


Newtown NSW

Details »


Fri Oct 26th, 7:30 PM

Terrey Hills Tavern

Terrey Hills, NSW

Details »


Sat Oct 27th, 4:15 PM

Sydney Blues & Roots Fest


Details »


Sun Oct 28th, 2:30 PM

Sydney Blues & Roots Fest


Details »


Sun Oct 28th, 9:30 PM

Beaches Hotel

Thirroul, NSW

Details »



Thu Nov 1st, 9:30 PM

Ding Dong Lounge


Details »


Fri Nov 2nd, 9:30 PM

The Loft

Warrnambool VIC

Details »


Sat Nov 3rd, 9:30 PM

The Jive

Adelaide SA

Details »


Mon Nov 5th, 9:30 PM

Hallam Hotel

Hallam VIC


Details »



Thu Nov 8th, 9:30 PM

46 West

Barrie, ON

Details »


Thu Nov 15th, 7:30 PM

North Bay Capitol Centre

North Bay, ON

Details »


Fri Nov 16th, 8:00 PM

The Regent Theatre

Oshawa, ON

Details »


Sat Nov 17th, 7:00 PM

The Livery Theatre

Goderich, ON

Details »


Wed Nov 21st, 8:00 PM


Waterloo, ON

Details »


Thu Nov 22nd, 8:00 PM


Waterloo, ON

Details »


Fri Nov 23rd, 8:00 PM

The Empire Theatre

Belleville, ON

Details »


Sat Nov 24th, 7:30 PM

Le Belmont

Montreal, QC

Details »


Tue Nov 27th, 9:30 PM

Fredericton Playhouse

Fredericton, NB

Details »


Wed Nov 28th, 8:00 PM

Astor Theatre

Liverpool, NS


Details »



Thu Nov 29th, 7:30 PM

Homburg Theatre

Charlottetown, PE

Details »


Fri Nov 30th, 8:00 PM

Capitol Theatre

Moncton, NB

Details »



Sun Dec 2nd, 8:00 PM

Rebecca Cohn Auditorium

Halifax, NS

Details »


Mon Dec 3rd, 8:00 PM

Imperial Theatre

Saint John, NB

Details »


Fri Dec 7th, 8:00 PM

Enwave Theatre

Toronto, ON

Details »


Sat Dec 8th, 8:00 PM

Enwave Theatre

Toronto, ON

Details »


Tue Dec 11th, 8:00 PM

Meaford Hall Arts and Cultural Centre

Meaford, ON

Details »


Thu Dec 13th, 9:00 PM

The Studio at Hamilton Place

Hamilton, ON

Details »


Fri Dec 14th, 9:00 PM

The Studio at Hamilton Place

Hamilton, ON

Details »


The Trews New EP, AUSTRALIAN & CANADA Tour!!!

Willie Adler & Lamb of God hitting the road with In Flames, Hatebreed & more!!!

Monday, October 22, 2012 - 20:41


Ladies and gentlemen, SIT Strings Artist Willie Adler & Lamb of God are back and ready to rock! After Randy Blythe’s return to the stage at Knotfest after his monthlong incarceration in the Czech Republic, the band is set to embark on a U.S. headlining tour this fall.

It hasn’t been the easiest year for Lamb of God, as vocalist Randy Blythe was suddenly arrested shortly after the band’s arrival for a Czech Republic tour date. The metal world stood by Blythe after his arrest, and fans continue to show support since his return home. Blythe performed his first shows back from the Czech Republic at Slipknot‘s handcrafted festival, Knotfest, but now the rest of the U.S. will be able to see Lamb of God live once again.

Due to Blythe’s current legal situation, the band will not be able to appear in Canada, but they expressed their sincere desire to return in the near future.

Swedish metallers In Flames will support Lamb of God throughout the tour cycle, along with British band Sylosis. Additionally, SIT Strings Wayne Lozinak & Hatebreed will hop on the Lamb of God tour from Oct. 30 until Nov. 19, at which point Hellyeah will take their place for all but one of the remaining dates.

Check out Lamb of God’s 2012 U.S. tour dates below.

Lamb of God 2012 U.S. Tour Dates:

10/30 – Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theater
10/31 - Los Angeles, CA @  Hollywod Palladium
11/01 - Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
11/03 - Lubbock, TX @ Lonestar Pavilion
11/04 - San Antonio, TX @ Sunken Garden
11/05 - Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
11/07 - St. Louis, MO @ Pageant
11/08 - Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room
11/09 - Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom
11/10 - St. Paul, MN @ Myth
11/12 - Louisville, KY @ Expo Five
11/14 - Stroudsburg, PA @ Sherman Theater
11/15 - Glens Falls, NY @ Glens Falls Civic Center
11/16 - New York, NY @ Roseland
11/17 - Silver Spring, MD @ Fillmore
11/19 - Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
11/20 - Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
11/21 - Charlotte, NC @ Fillmore
11/23 - Wallingford, CT @ Oakdale Theater
11/24 - Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
11/25 - Boston, MA @ House of Blues
11/26 - Niagara Falls, NY @ Rapids Theater
11/27 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
11/28 - Richmond, VA @ The National
11/30 - Chicago, IL @ Congress Ballroom
12/01 - Detroit, MI @ State Theater
12/02 - Columbus, OH @ LC Pavilion (no HELLYEAH)
12/03 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Orbit Room
12/04 - Des Moines, IA @ Val Air Ballroom
12/06 - Houston, TX @ Bayou Music Center
12/07 - Dallas, TX @ Palladium Ballroom
12/08 - Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theater
12/10 - Denver, CO @ Fillmore
12/11 - Farmington, NM @ McGhee Park
12/13 - San Francisco, CA @ Warfield
12/14 - Medford, OR @ Medford Armory
12/15 - Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
12/16 - Seattle, WA @ Showbox SODO

Willie Adler & Lamb of God hitting the road with In Flames, Hatebreed & more!!!

Shinedown hitting UK and Europe NOW!!!!!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 15:43


SIT Strings Artist Shinedown are hitting the UK and Europe NOW!!!


  • 10/14 - Lucerna Music Bar, Prague, Czech Republic
  • 10/15 - Markthall, Hamburg, Germany
  • 10/17 - Postbanhof, Berlin, Germany
  • 10/18 - Proxima, Warsaw, Poland
  • 10/20 - EWerk, Cologne, Germany
  • 10/21 - Gibson Frankfurt Am Main , Germany
  • 10/22 - O12, Tilburg, Netherlands
  • 10/24 - Southampton Guildhall, Hampshire, UK
  • 10/25 - Exeter University, Devon, UK
  • 10/27 - O2 Academy Brixton, London, UK
  • 10/28 - O2 Academy Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
  • 10/29 - O2 Apollo Manchester, Manchester, UK
  • 10/31 - HMV Picture House, Edinburgh, UK
  • 11/1 - O2 Academy Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
  • 11/2 - Cardiff University, South Glamorgan, UK
  • 11/4 - University of East Anglia (UEA), Norfolk, UK
Shinedown hitting UK and Europe NOW!!!!!

KRIADIAZ full studio release now available

Thursday, August 23, 2012 - 14:05

The Ohio-based metal band Kriadiaz has released it's debut full length CD.  Kriadiaz is made up of some Metal veterans including Dave Felton from Mushroomhead and S.I.T. Strings very own Bryan Trembley.  The full length CD is available via direct sale or download.  For more info, please visit the band's website or facebook. 

Kriadiaz full studio release now available

Wayne Lozinak of HATEBREED is in tune!!!!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012 - 13:18


SIT String would like to welcome the newest member of the SIT Family. 

Wayne Lozinak of HATEBREED, he is out rocking the POWER WOUND NICKELS 

Stay tune to SIT Strings for more info on Wayne & the boys from HATEBREED!!!!

Wayne Lozinak of HATEBREED is in tune!!!!

Uproar Festival with such GREAT SIT Strings Artists as SHINEDOWN, STAIND, P.O.D., ADELITAS WAY

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 - 00:12

Check out Such great SIT Strings artist this August & September on the UPROAR Festival


Uproar Festival with such GREAT SIT Strings Artists as SHINEDOWN, STAIND, P.O.D., ADELITAS WAY

Check out the new Standard Ukulele set!!!

Friday, July 20, 2012 - 10:49

Hey SIT user's check out the new Standard Ukulele set....

These Ukulele strings are designed to bring out the best

from your Uke. Clear precision manufactured crystal

trebles deliver a clean, consistent sound every time.

Check out the new Standard Ukulele set!!!


Thursday, July 19, 2012 - 16:44

Eric Taylor & the boys from SAVING ABEL new CD "BRINGING DOWN THE GIANT" is out NOW!!!


P.O.D. - Murdered Love - OUT NOW!!!!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012 - 13:55

SIT Strings Artist Traa Daniels & the Guys from P.O.D. have a killer new CD, "Murdred Love" out now!!! Check it out and let us know what you think!


“Music comes down to passion,” says P.O.D. frontman Sonny Sandoval. “There are not a lot of bands out there today who have that. But I think that feeling is coming back around again.”

P.O.D. (Payable on Death) certainly has the right to talk about passion in music. Passion has been front and center since the band formed in 1992 in San Diego, CA, and all the way up to the release of their eighth and latest record, Murdered Love. Over the last two decades, the group has sold over 10 million albums (including 2001’s triple platinum record Satellite), garnered four No. 1 music videos, three Grammy nominations and over a dozen rock radio hits, including “Southtown,” “Alive,” “Youth of the Nation” and “Goodbye For Now.” Music trends have come and gone, but P.O.D.’s fanbase has seemingly only grown stronger.

Still, after the release of 2008’s When Angels & Serpents Dance, the band took a lengthy hiatus. “You can blame me,” says Sandoval. “The record business was changing, and we all wanted to get back to our personal lives and families. When we do P.O.D., we want to enjoy what we’re doing, and not to do it to pay the bills or tour just to tour.” Fortunately, the time off served the band, and Sandoval, well. “Yeah, I got in a good place again. P.O.D. means so much to us and our fans – there’s a lot of love for what we do. I wanted to keep inspiring and encouraging people.”

The band initially reconvened with a few jam sessions and the intent to put out a hardcore, Bad Brains-style EP and tour a little bit. But the initial recordings were strong enough to convince the group to tackle a new album. “By taking a break, we kind of got back on the same page,” says guitarist Marcos Curiel. “Now, everyone has the same attitude going forward, the same feeling we had when we did those first two first two big albums The Fundamental Elements of Southtown and Satellite.”

The most startling aspect of Murdered Love lies in its diversity and the band’s songwriting having penned every track on the album. The opener “Eyez” might be the band’s heaviest song yet, with a cameo by Hatebreed’s Jamey Jasta. It contrasts sharply with “West Coast Rock Steady,” a playful hip-hop ode to their San Diego roots featuring Sen Dog of Cypress Hill. Meanwhile, “Panic & Run” is full-tilt punk, “Bad Boy” brings a funky swagger and first single “Lost in Forever” ties it all together with an equal mix of aggressiveness and melody.

“The band is a fusion of all our musical passions,” says Curiel. “We can jump from punk to reggae to rap to metal. And funk — people forget we had a little funk on our first few indie releases. So on a few songs here, we took it back. The whole process was really organic.”

Lyrically, the record finds P.O.D. at its most thoughtful and introspective as the band contemplates their lives and the world around them.     On “Lost in Forever” Sandoval shows a mixture of hope and unease to questioning the cruelty of man, as the band also does in the brutal title track “Murdered Love.”  “It’s about people who have died when all they brought was love” explains Curiel.   The sparse, catchy “Beautiful,” contemplates the afterlife while the teeth-rattling album closer “I Am,” finds Sandoval opening with the vivid line: “I am the murderer, the pervert, sick to the core” and never lets up. It’s the band at its darkest and most confrontational.

“I had been doing a lot of outreach to kids, talking at a lot of schools,” says the singer. “I see what they go through – suicide, rape, addiction –and that song is just about being vulnerable and honest. They’re wondering if they’re screw-ups, if they’re deserving of love and compassion.

“The band recorded Murdered Love with Grammy-nominated producer Howard Benson (Kelly Clarkson, My Chemical Romance, Daughtry), a long-time friend of the group and the man behind three of its biggest records. “He’s family,” says Sandoval, then laughs. “He has the power to choose who he wants to work with, and I think he wanted to go back and make a real rock record.”

To promote the record, the band has already set up a late spring/early summer headlining tour, as well as hitting a number of festivals and larger shows this year. “It seems like there’s Warriors in every city,” says Curiel, noting the band’s affectionate nickname for their diehard fans. “They’re loyal. And it’s great, because we’ll see people who loved us around the Satellite era bringing their kids.” Given the closeness between the band and their fanbase, it’s no surprise that P.O.D.’s new logo was the result of an online contest with their fans.

In the end, Murdered Love showcases a band at its most energetic and vital, nearly two decades after its debut. Sandoval agrees.

“This is the best record we’ve ever done,” says the singer. “And that can only come from what we’ve put into this. We’re the same four down-to-earth guys we were when we were putting out indie records. There’s an honesty and an underdog vibe to everything we do that you can definitely hear in our music.”

P.O.D. - Murdered Love - OUT NOW!!!!

Staind Live from Mohegan Sun

Tuesday, July 17, 2012 - 13:38

SIT Strings Artist Aaron Lewis, Johnny April & the Guys from Staind have a new Live CD out, Staind Live from Mohegan Sun is out today, check it out and let us know what you think! DVD & Blu Ray Out August 14th!

Staind Live from Mohegan Sun


Wednesday, May 30, 2012 - 19:24


SIT String would like to welcome the newest member of the SIT Family. 

MR.JOHNNY APRIL of STAIND, he is out rocking the POWER WOUND NICKELS NR5-50130L 

Stay tune to SIT Strings for more info on JOHNNY & the boy from STAIND!!!!


John Moyer (Disturbed) hitting the road with ADRENALINE MOB

Monday, May 7, 2012 - 14:45


Take a look @ what SIT Strings artist John Moyer (Disturbed) is up toooo....

Adrenaline Mob will be touring in support of their Elm City Records debut Omertá. The record debuted  Top 5 on the Billboard Rock Album chart when it was released on March 13. The band reached #5 on the chart and also was #62 on the Billboard Top 200 selling over 6600 copies its first week.  The album has been getting amazing reviews with Revolver declaring “If you dig hard-hitting modern metal, then Adrenaline Mob’s 11-track debut offers some monstrous moments.” Adrenaline Mob formed in 2011 when Sonic Stomp founder Orlando, who had been working on a collection of songs, approached Symphony X vocalist Allen with a concept and idea for the band.  Together they joined forces and refined those ideas.  Allen then reached out to long-time friend and ex Dream Theater/Avenged Sevenfold drummer Portnoy to see if he had any interest in playing with them.  Portnoy jumped on-board and from the very first note, the chemistry and sound was apparent. In late 2011, Portnoy recruited Disturbed’s Moyer to fill the vacant bass slot and the beast that is known as Adrenaline Mob was born.




May 10 Cleveland, OH House Of Blues

May 11 Flint, MI The Machine Show

May 13 Chicago, IL House Of Blues

May 15 Dallas, TX Trees

May 16 San Antonio, TX Backstage Live

May 19 Fort Lauderdale, FL Revolution

May 21 Orlando, FL House Of Blues

May 22 Charlotte, NC Amos’ Southend


For more info on the Adrenaline Mob  

John Moyer (Disturbed) hitting the road with ADRENALINE MOB

Shinedown, Staind, P.O.D., Adelita’s Way, & more to be on this summers Rockstar Uproar Festival

Friday, May 4, 2012 - 00:47


Big News for such great SIT Strings artist as Shinedown, Staind, P.O.D., & Adelita's Way. There hitting the road on the 2012 Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival!! Thought last year was a smasher? Wait ’til you see this year’s lineup. Without further ado, the 2012 Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival Lineup is:

Rockstar Energy Drink Main Stage:

  • Shinedown
  • Godsmack
  • Staind
  • Papa Roach
  • Adelitas Way

Ernie Ball and Jägermeister Festival Stages

  • P.O.D.
  • Fozzy
  • Deuce
  • Redlight King
  • Mindset Evolution
  • Candlelight Red
  • In This Moment
  • Thousand Foot Krutch

Dates, cities and venues will be announced very soon.

Shinedown, Staind, P.O.D., Adelita’s Way, & more to be on this summers Rockstar Uproar Festival

Moisture Barrier Packaging!!!!

Thursday, May 3, 2012 - 17:06

SIT Strings would like to Announce the all new Moisture Barrier Packaging!!!! Are You In Tune?!?!?

Moisture Barrier Packaging!!!!

CRASHSCENE Featuring Members Of NEUROSONIC And BIF NAKED Release New Album; Tracks Streaming

Monday, April 16, 2012 - 22:45

CRASHSCENE, featuring members of NEUROSONIC and BIF NAKED, have released their debut album, I Fall Apart, digitally online at iTunes

I Fall Apart was mixed by Randy Staub (METALLICA), Mike Fraser (VAN HALEN, AC/DC), and Paul Silveira (SEAL, GOB). Fans can stream tracks from CrashScene's debut online at this location

"We're excited for our fans to finally hear this album. Anyone who was a fan of what we did in Neurosonic will instantly get what we're doing with CrashScene and see that this is a natural progression for us," commented Troy Healy. "This album is a bit heavier, but still has all hooks and melody that have become a trademark of our sound. On this album I really think we clicked on all levels." 

CrashScene ready to attack the hard rock scene with all guns blazing. Armed with infectious sing along choruses, powerful emotionally driven vocals, and top-notch musicianship, CrashScene have created some commanding hard rock that is ready to storm airwaves. 

CRASHSCENE Featuring Members Of NEUROSONIC And BIF NAKED Release New Album; Tracks Streaming

Did you know we are on Twitter?!?!?

Monday, March 26, 2012 - 16:25

Hey Freinds,

Did you know you can now follow us on Twitter???

Look us up, at SIT Strings.....

Are Your In Tune?!?!?

Did you know we are on Twitter?!?!?

The great Mr.Paul Allen aka 'ten finger orchestra' Chelsea Bain

Monday, March 26, 2012 - 16:17

Check out this new video for "Rocking That Trailer" from Chelsea Bain with SIT Strings Artist, the great Mr.Paul Allen aka 'ten finger orchestra'.  Are You In tune???

The great Mr.Paul Allen aka 'ten finger orchestra' with Chelsea Bain


Monday, March 26, 2012 - 11:45


BIG WRECK returns with their highly anticipated third full-length album ‘Albatross’. Produced by BIG WRECK’s singer-guitarist Ian Thornley, alongside executive producer Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Rush) and Eric Ratz (Billy Talent, Cancer Bats), ‘Albatross’ is available in stores across Canada and on iTunes on March 6, 2012 through Anthem/Warner Music in Canada. The excitement surrounding the band’s revival and new album has catapulted the lead single and title track to become the highest charting Canadian single at “All Rock”, Modern Rock and Alternative Radio Stations in the country.

It can safely be said that Big Wreck of 2012 follows naturally from where their songbook left off a decade
earlier. Returning to that place where like-minded musicians communicate is to return to the wellspring of
inspiration and creativity. With Big Wreck, that translates into an outpouring of rock music that is direct from the subconscious heart, and lives in the interplay of controlled horsepower and unbridled virtuosity. Big Wreck remains faithful to the “Big Rock” playbook but isn’t necessarily interested in the “so big it will eat your children” flavours of today. “I went for all the good stuff that’s missing on rock records these days,” says Ian in describing the recording process. “I wanted to avoid falling into the formulaic cookie-cutter trap. That’s not going to interest me, so how can it interest the listener? I have to go with my gut, which means longer songs, intros, bridges and guitar solos which explore strange territories, more room for breathing and a different dynamic range or sonic palette altogether.”

With ‘Albatross,’ Big Wreck is back to doing things the way they did in the very beginning; writing and
recording without any outside influence, and regardless of the tastes of the day. The result is 11 new wellcrafted tracks filled with intriguing timbres and powerful vocal performances that won’t disappoint the fans they earned in the early years, and is sure to inspire a new legion of Big Wreck fans.

ALBATROSS Track listing:
Head Together
A Million Days
Glass Room
All Is Fair
Rest Of The World
You Caught My Eye
Do What You Will


These Kids Wear Crowns......

Tuesday, March 13, 2012 - 10:32

Congrats to SIT Strings Artist These Kids Wear Crowns (@tkwc) who were presented with not one, but TWO plaques recognizing the amazing sales achievements of their hit single “Jumpstart”, (Gold in Canada, Platinum in Australia)! Amazingly the song was Certified Double Platinum in Australia just THREE days after this!

Are You In Tune?!?!

These Kids Wear Crowns......

Willie Adler Signature Set

Monday, February 27, 2012 - 02:37

SIT Strings is proud to announce a new partnership with Willie Adler from the band Lamb of God. This new custom signature set combines a perfect balance of tension and gauging. This sets runs .010-.048PW and also includes a limited edition Willie Adler custom guitar pick at no extra charge.

"The only strings that stay absolutely true to their name.  I trust my SIT's to stay in tune in any setting.  Whether I'm on stage, in the studio, or jamming at home, they are the perfect blend of tone, durability and feel that I need." - Willie Adler

Willie Adler Signature Set

Lamb of God 'Resolution' is No. 3 on the Charts

Thursday, February 2, 2012 - 12:40

After selling a very impressive 52,000 copies in its first week of U.S. sales, Lamb Of God’s latest offering, ‘Resolution’ has stormed the Billboard 200 charts, coming in at No. 3.
The good news comes just after the announcements that the album had reached No. 19 in the U.K. charts and No.3 on the official Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) charts.

Lamb of God 'Resolution' is No. 3 on the Charts

WILLIE ADLER of Lamb of God is in tune, are you?!?!?

Sunday, December 18, 2011 - 20:18

SIT String would like to welcome the newest member of the SIT Family. 

WILLIE ADLER of Lamb of God, will be rocking his custom set of Power Wounds in the new year!!!!

Stay tune to SIT Strings for more info on Willie and the BIG news to come!!!!

WILLIE ADLER of Lamb of God is in tune, are you?!?!?

Dallas Smith.... from Default to Country

Tuesday, November 29, 2011 - 11:44

SIT Artist, Royal Bronze & Power Wound user Dallas Smith, country music has always been about the “special combination of a voice and song.” After spending nearly 10 years fronting Default, Smith is stepping out on his own, into the world of Country.  His first hit "SOMEBODY SOMEWHERE" IS Available digitally on itunes now!

While in Nashville, Smith worked with acclaimed songwriter/producer Zac Maloy (Carrie Underwood, James Blunt), Grammy nominated songwriter Rodney Clawson, and Chris Tompkins (Carrie Underwood). The album is being produced by Joey Moi, who co-produced Jake Owen’s latest album, including his fastest-rising top 3 single “Barefoot Blue Jean Night”. 

“I’ve always chosen and written songs with challenging vocals that I love to sing,” Smith says, while explaining what new, and devoted fans can expect to hear with his upcoming album.

Dallas Smith.... from Default to Country

Have You Heard, Brian Marshall of Alter Bridge & Creed "Is In Tune"

Tuesday, November 8, 2011 - 12:44

SIT Strings is happy to welcome Bassist Brian Marshall of the rock bands Alter Bridge & Creed to the roster of great bass players we have on SIT Strings. 

Brian is rocking the 5 strings Power Wound Nickel NR5-50130L night after night live!

You can check out Brian on tour now in Europe with Alter Bridge! 

11/8            Sweden, Gothenburg – Tradgam

11/9            Norway, Oslo – Rockefeller

11/10         Denmark, Copenhagen – Vega        

11/12         Kolding, Denmark – Godset

11/13         Germany, Berlin – Huxley’s

11/14         Germany, Hamburg – Docks

11/16         Germany, Munich– Kesselhaus

11/17         Austria, Vienna– Gasometer            

11/19         Germany, Cologne– Kantine

11/20         Holland, Haarlem– Patronaat

11/22         UK, Birmingham– LG Arena            

11/23         UK, Cardiff– Cardiff Intl. Arena

11/24         UK, Manchester– Evening News Arena

11/26         UK, Newcastle – Newcastle Arena            

11/27         UK, Glasgow– SECC Hall 4           

11/29         UK, London– Wembley Arena

Have You Heard, Brian Marshall of Alter Bridge & Creed "Is In Tune"

SIT Strings Artists Theory of a Deadman & Pop Evil are hitting the road together this fall!!!

Monday, October 3, 2011 - 10:24

Staind's Aaron Lewis "It's time to get Heavy on the new Record"

Tuesday, September 13, 2011 - 11:33



In over fifteen years of hard-hitting rocking, Staind have mastered the skill of crafting tunes that are richly melodic and lyrically thought-provoking, while still viciously heavy. The Springfield, Mass., outfit’s seventh studio album, out today (Sept. 13), is packed with a combination of hard-edged rock chords and teeth-gnashing riffs, resulting in a sound mottled enough to remain compelling, but rarely off-putting or overindulgent.

Above all, it’s heavy. The collection is heavier, in fact, than any of Staind’s previous releases. This is sludgy, gut-wrenching music where the sonic grain serves as coloring for the forlorn words. Anyone who’s reared on alternative metal will find comfort in the self-titled release and appreciate how Staind have returned to their foreboding, heavy roots.

Amid the busyness of releasing a new album, frontman Aaron Lewis found time to speak with Audio Ink Radio about the new album, the difficult process of recording it and why he wishes he’d never told anyone the meaning behind, “Epiphany.”

This new album is the heaviest Staind album yet. What led you guys to go in that direction?

It was really time. We had drifted so far away from what it was that we were when we started out, and it was time to come back to what started it all and what got us here.

There have been comparisons between this release and Staind’s second album in 1999, Dysfunction. Would you agree with that?

Only on one level. I would agree in the sense that during the recoding process of Dysfunction, there was a nervous, anticipating, excited fear of the unknown. The energy in the studio while we were recording was tangible and captured on tape.

On this record, it was the frustration and the unknowing — and all in a negative way — that was also captured on tape.

You just premiered the documentary of the making of the album, The Making of Staind, and you’ve stated before it was hard to watch, because it shows how difficult it was to record the album. What got you guys through it, when times got tough?

The fact that we weren’t together and were doing things separately. [Laughs] That we weren’t actually spending time in the same room together. Then, we didn’t talk to each other until after things had calmed down and everybody was able to take a step back from what it was we were so involved in doing to see that everything was okay.The album’s first single, “Not Again,” is No. 1 on the rock chart. Will you put me inside the song and your state of mind when writing it?

It all manifested itself through the song– the duress and struggle that it was to make this record. I’ve always felt like if you tell people what the songs are about, as the writer, it’s like telling somebody what the end of the movie is before they go see the movie. It kind of ruins the experience for the listener. It’s one of the great things about music, that from the listener’s point of view, they can see it for what they want to see it for. They can apply it to their life and how the words fit them, and not only see it through the face value of what it was written about.

There’s one song that I’ve said what it’s about over the years, and it kind of ruined it for a lot of people, and that’s, “Epiphany.” I don’t think anybody realized that song was about ADD. I think they adapted the song for what it meant to them. Now you listen to the song knowing that it’s about me having ADD, and there’s a whole new, different meaning to the song.

Why do you think Staind have managed to survive and thrive after the post-grunge, rock bubble of the late-‘90s and early-2000s, when so many bands have fallen away?

I don’t know. Maybe because we have amazing fans. I don’t really know what we might have done differently over the years. We’ve always tried as hard as we could to not let anybody else’s visions or interpretations be allowed to be applied to us in any way, and we’ve always stayed very true to ourselves, and we’ve never gotten sucked into the over exposure machine. I can count on one hand the amount of award shows I’ve been to and red carpets I’ve walked down, and we’ve just really never cared about that stuff. Maybe it’s the fact we’ve quietly sold 15 million records. Maybe that’s the reason why we’re still here, because we did it quietly.

Staind plan to do a proper tour for the album next year, right?

Yeah, there’s a week in December and a weekend here in September, but we will kick off a real tour next year, when we get back from Australia and Japan and Hawaii.

Staind just announced they’ll be playing a show in New York City to benefit the families of 9/11 on Sept. 15. Why did you guys feel moved to do this?

Because of the coincidence with everything– the fact this is our release week, and the fact that when they started talking about doing a show for release week in New York City, the release date and 9/11 fall in the same week. I thought that instead of doing your usual release week show somewhere, we should have it mean something. I certainly haven’t forgotten.


Staind's Aaron Lewis "It's time to get Heavy on the new Record"


Thursday, August 25, 2011 - 19:36

New Video "Have A Nice Day” To Be Serviced August 30 

SIT Strings Artist – Vancouver rock band State Of Shock announced that their third album, Rock N’ Roll Romance, a collection of new songs with powerhouse rock hits including the first single, "Have A Nice Day” will now be released September 20. The new video for the lead single "Have A Nice Day” is being serviced August 30. The Vancouver natives have had success on their previous album,Life, Love & Lies which was released in June 2007. The runaway success of lead single "Money Honey" propelled the band to new heights, obtaining Top 10 at three radio formats – Rock, CHR and Hot AC. The band has sold over 94,000 digital singles of “Money Honey” and is certified platinum in Canada; “Best I Ever Had” is also certified gold with over 43,000 digital singles sold. The album, Life, Love & Lies is certified gold in Canada with over 50,000 sold to date. 

The band received two Canadian Radio Music Awards and was nominated for a Juno for Best New Group in 2008. "Money Honey" also received a Canadian Independent Music Award for Favourite Single in 2008. 

State Of Shock will be touring in Canada in September through the Fall. Please check the bands website for upcoming dates.



Friday, August 12, 2011 - 01:03


In the September 2011 issue of Guitar World magazine, you can find the third installment of "Mega Bass" column penned by David Ellefson. This month's column, "The Write Stuff", focuses on notes on songwriting, includingMegadeth's "Foreclosure of a Dream" and "Dawn Patrol". The following is an excerpt from David's third column: "As we put the finishing touches on the forthcoming Megadeth album, I'm reflecting on how deeply I've been in songwriting mode these past few months." The magazine is out on newsstands now.


Megadeth's 13th studio album, "TH1RT3EN", will be released on November 1, 2011. Says Dave Mustaine, "This record is the culmination of my work over the 13 records I recorded. There are moments on TH1RT3EN that capture my every emotion, and other moments where I am releasing feelings I never knew existed! My proudest moments of my musical career are captured on TH1RT3EN". The album's title has several layers of meaning, which Mustaine, who first picked up an axe at the age of 13, revealed in a recent chat with, saying, "I was born on September 13th; this is my thirteenth record. It just seemed like it was the right thing to do to call it TH1RT3EN".


THEORY OF A DEADMAN is looking for FANS to be in their new music video!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011 - 10:35

SIT STRINGS ARTIST - THEORY OF A DEADMAN is looking for FANS to be in their new music video!

We are looking for about 20 Theory fans for a filming at a pool party themed video shoot. The video will be shot at a Malibu mansion on August 5th from approximately 1pm-7pm. We are looking to cast girls comfortable in bikinis and pool party attire as well as guys comfortable shirtless and in pool party attire.

There is no pay associated with the filming, but all of those chosen will get to hang out at the Theory pool party and be a part of their new music video! Those interested should be local to the area - we will be arranging carpool from a parking lot at the base of the canyon as parking at the house will be very limited. 

If you are interested in being a part of the shoot, please send a photo and contact information to: [email protected]

 THEORY OF A DEADMAN is looking for FANS to be in their new music video!

SOiL Reunited With Original Singer Ryan McCombs

Tuesday, July 12, 2011 - 20:35


SOiL Reunited With Original Singer Ryan McCombs

First UK Tour For Puddle Of Mudd Since 2002

NEW YORK, NY – June 30, 2011 – SOiL along with co-headliners Puddle Of Mudd will embark on a full UK beginning this October 14th in London for twelve shows.

SOiL returns to the UK with their original lead singer and founding member Ryan McCombs (on loan from the band Drowning Pool) and fellow founding members Tim King (Bass) and Adam Zadel (Lead Guitar). For Puddle Of Mudd, these upcoming shows will be the first time the band has toured the UK since 2002.

"The UK has always been a true home for SOiL" states bassist Tim King. "To also have Ryan (McCombs) singing and to be sharing the stage with Puddle of Mudd will be something special for both us and the fans.”

“After the fantastic reception we got at Download this year, we’re excited to be coming back for our first proper UK run in years,” commented Puddle Of Mudd lead guitarist Paul Phillips.  “We played a bunch of shows back in the day with SOiL so it’s gonna be nice to be on the road with them for this run.”

SOiL has confirmed a set list comprised of select cuts from the Scars and albums, along with a surprise song from the debut Throttle Junkies release.  The band’s breakthrough album Scars (featuring the hits “Halo” and “Unreal”) was released Sept 11, 2001, making 2011 the 10th anniversary of the release.

Puddle Of Mudd’s upcoming fifth studio album - re:(disc)overed  - finds the band tackling classic rock songs as only they know how.   The new album includes such classics as AC/DC’’s “TNT,” Steve Miller’s “The Joker,” Elton John’s “Rocket Man,” the Stevie Nicks/Tom Petty duet “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around” (which Puddle Of Mudd recorded with BC Jean), Neil Young’s “Old Man,” and the first single, The Rolling Stones classic “Gimme Shelter.”  A UK release date will be announced shortly for this album.

Supporting the tour as well will be UK rockers Dear Superstar along with G.U. Medicine.  Full dates below: 

SOiL/ Puddle Of Mudd  UK Fall Tour

Oct 14     London, Eng                          Electric Ballroom

Oct15      Conventry, Eng                      Kasbah

Oct 16     Wrexham, Wales                   Central Station

Oct 18     Glasgow, Scotland                 The Garage

Oct 19     Middlesbrough, Eng               Empire

Oct 21     York, Eng                             Fibbers

Oct 22     Peterborough, Eng                 Club Revolution

Oct 23     Manchester, Eng                    Moho Live

Oct 25     Sheffield, Eng                       Corporation

Oct 26     Cardiff, Wales                       The Coal Exchange

Oct 27     Norwich, Eng                         Waterfront

Oct 28     Southampton, Eng                 Talking Heads


Please keep in touch with us on the following networks:

SOiL Reunited With Original Singer Ryan McCombs

Carnival of Madness Tour

Wednesday, June 29, 2011 - 19:04


Annual Summer Tour to Feature SIT Strings Artist Theory of a Deadman, &
Black Stone Cherry, with Alter Bridge, Adelitas Way and newcomer Emphatic

The highly anticipated Carnival of Madness Tour has added more dates to
the 15 previously announced. Joining the Carnival this summer will be
Theory of a Deadman, Alter Bridge, Black Stone Cherry, Adelitas Way and

Sponsored by Monster Energy Drink, the trek will steamroll through North
America starting August 13 in Twin Lakes, WI. See below for the complete
list of shows.

VIP ticket pre-sales for these new dates are now available for fans
belonging to Theory of a Deadman’s Deadfan Club, and on the Carnival of
Madness mailing list at VIP bundles that
include a meet and greet with Theory of a Deadman, fan club membership,
exclusive merchandise, and tickets will be available for purchase HERE

The public on-sale for the first new shows was Friday, June 10. All of
the ticket on-sale info can be found at The
“Carnival” ticket price acknowledges the current state of the economy
offering an “affordable” ticket that will be in the $25 - $35 range.

The Carnival of Madness Tour made its inaugural launch in 2010 with
Shinedown, Sevendust, Chevelle, Puddle Of Mudd and 10 Years, which
proved to be one of the biggest Rock shows of the summer as a Top 50 tour.

For up-to-the minute news and information, please visit


Sat, August 13 Twin Lakes, WI Shadow Hill Ranch

Sun, August 14 Chillicothe, IL Three Sisters Park

Tues, August 16 Royal Oak, MI Royal Oak Music Theatre

Wed, August 17 Indianapolis, IN The Lawn at White River State Park

Fri, August 19 Council Bluffs, IA Harrah’s Casino

** Sat, August 20 Sedalia, MO Missouri State Fairgrounds

Tues, August 23 Fargo, ND The Hub (outdoors)

Wed, August 24 Sioux Falls, SD Sioux Falls Arena

Fri, August 26 Louisville, KY KY State Fair/Cardinal Stadium

Sat, August 27 Waterloo, IA McElroy Auditorium (outdoors)

Sun, August 28 St. Paul, MN Minnesota State Fair

Wed, August 31 Albany, NY Times Union Center

Thurs, September 1 Allentown, PA The Great Allentown Fair

Sat, September 3 Hampton Beach, NH Hampton Beach Casino

Sun, September 4 Bangor, ME Bangor Waterfront

Mon, September 5 Fitchburg, MA Central Mass Expo Center

Wed, September 7 Baltimore, MD Pier Six Concert Pavilion

Fri, September 9 Big Flats, NY Tag’s Summer Stage

Sat, September 10 Atlantic City, NJ House of Blues

Sun, September 11 Huntington, WV Harris Riverfront Park

Tues, September 13 Charlotte, NC Time Warner Cable Uptown Amp.

Wed, September 14 Fayetteville, NC Crown Coliseum

Fri, September 16 Tulsa, OK Osage Million Dollar Elm Casino

Sat, September 17 Poplar Bluff, MS Black River Coliseum

** Black Stone Cherry will not be at this show.

Carnival of Madness Tour

Black Stone Cherry debutes at #1

Tuesday, June 21, 2011 - 15:15


Hey S.I.T. and Black Stone Cherry fans. Thanks to all of you guys going out and getting our New Record "Between the Devil & the Deep Blue Sea" we debuted at #1 on the Rock Charts in the U.K. as well as #29 on Billboards top 200 in America. So THANK YOU GUYS!!!

Our First Single "White Trash Millionaire" is doing great at Active Rock. So far its climbed up to #14, so keep calling up your favorite rock stations and requesting WHITE TRASH!!

Coming up in July we're doing a headlining run in the States, shortly followed by the Carnival of Madness tour with Alterbridge and Theory of a Deadman. So check out our facebook for shows near you!

Jon Lawhon
Black Stone Cherry

Black Stone Cherry debutes at #1


Tuesday, June 21, 2011 - 14:57


Jermaine Morgan came from a very musical family.  Both of his parents play instruments, his mother plays piano and bass and his father plays guitar.  Jermaine remembers his older brother being the most influential in him playing, simply because of the fact that he was his older brother. Everything his brother wanted to do for the most part Jermaine wanted to do.  His older brother could play almost any instrument he picked up, so naturally Jermaine did the same.

Jermaine started playing drums and piano first. At the age of twelve he picked up guitar and the bass around the age of fourteen. Bass was never a primary instrument for Jermaine initially because he always considered himself a guitarist. Subconsciously it was there all time as he played tuba in the band for many years and had always enjoyed being the foundation for the band.

Jermaine had picked up the bass at the age of fourteen but never took it as seriously as a guitar until he reached college. His perspective changed about the instrument because of the other musicians he was exposed to. He faced many challenges when trying to learn more about trying to groove and solo. Over the years Jermaine has spent many hours practicing to a metronome and listening to other musicians as to understand their approach and develop his own.
Jermaine remembers the first bass he learned on, it was a Fender Squire four string. The bass he purchased not long after was a Fender Jazz Deluxe Five String. Jermaine currently plays is own custom signature Warrior Isabella five string.

Jermaine has been blessed with many opportunities to play for quite a few Gospel artists such as:  Israel Houghton, Darwin Hobbs, Juanita Bynum, Bryon Cage, Richard Smallwood, Dottie Peoples, William Murphy, Myron Williams, Trent Cory, Saxophonist Angella Christie, and many others.

Jermaine plays bass for Canton Jones but also has been working on his record ” The Journey Continues” which will be a follow up to his single he released last year, “Journey”. Jermaine is writing and producing most of the material with the help of other great writers and musicians.  This record will definitely be one that all musicians and music lovers can appreciate at the end of the day. His album is expected to be release this fall.


Jermaine Morgan: ” I hope to inspire and encourage others to go for the impossible through my music”.

(Photocredit: Renee Morgan. SR Photography).



Monday, June 13, 2011 - 17:57


David Ellefson will be dropping by the Cyber Army chat room for an exclusive live chat with fan club members on June 18 @ 11:00 a.m. PDT (18:00 GMT). David will be giving away a 5-string set of his SIT bass guitar strings and a Jim Dunlop tortex guitar pick that he actually used to play with on the recording of the new Megadeth album! Signed to the lucky winner personally by David! ...if you can answer his 3 trivia questions! Chat is exclusive to Megadeth Cyber Army members. Not a member yet? Join today!



Keri Kelli Clinics

Monday, June 6, 2011 - 14:25



June 17th & 18th SIT Strings Artist Keri Kelli will be in Oslo, Norway doing guitar clinics at

'Backstage Music'. The clinics will both begin at 6PM and run about an

hour. If you are in the area, please stop on in for some cool

guitar licks and Q&A sessions.


June 24th & 25th will bring him to Moscow, Russia & Kaliningrad, Russia

respectively; performing with his great friend Chris Holmes (WASP) along

with brothers 'Moscowtown' & Russian Legends 'Pushking'.


Friday June 17th:

Backstage Musikk AS, Jessheim Storsenter, Ringveien 4, 2050 Jessheim,


Saturday June 18th:

Backstage Musikk AS, Sandvika Storsenter, Brodtkorbsgate 7, 1338 Sandvika,



Friday June 24th:

Maloyaroslavec, Russia (80 km from Moscow)

19th International Bike festival


More info:

Saturday June 25th:

Kaliningrad, Russia

Kaliningrad, Stadium "Baltika" With Pushking~!


for more info go to


Keri Kelli Clinics

A Primitive Evolution

Monday, May 23, 2011 - 13:11

Great news for SIT Artist A Primitive Evolution! They are featured on the Independent Music Awards Website! Check out Brett's interview with them here


For More info on A Primitive Evolution go to

A Primitive Evolution

Panic Cell's NEW SINGLE 'Burden Inside'

Monday, May 23, 2011 - 13:07


Following a busy 2010 for SIT Strings up & coming Artist the Panic Cell which saw them release their 3rd album and play to over 300,00 people, Panic Cell are back with a crushing new single 'Burden Inside' which features the band attacked and mauled by the living dead in a zombie horror style music video. New tour dates and festival are to be announced shortly with the band already confirmed for Sonisphere UK.

NEW SINGLE 'Burden Inside' <>

For more info on Panic Cell go to

Theory of a Deadman - The Truth Is...

Tuesday, May 10, 2011 - 02:40


Vancouver rock band Theory of a Deadman are currently mounting their return to the rock scene with their fourth studio album, The Truth Is… The album is due out July 12th via Roadrunner/604 Records and was recorded at Bay 7 in Los Angeles with producer, Howard Benson (My Chemical Romance, 3 Doors Down). The band is currently road-testing some of the new songs while on tour, including “Lowlife,” which is the first single, set to land at radio in mid-May.

A lot has transpired since the release of 2008’s breakthrough, Scars & Souvenirs. Through a pair of #1 singles in the form of “So Happy” and “Bad Girlfriend” as well as “Not Meant To Be” landing Top 5 at Hot AC, their patented, arena-sized hooks and non-stop touring with the likes of Daughtry, Motley Crue, Godsmack and everyone in between, the album earned Platinum status the old-fashioned way. The band aims to keep the momentum going with The Truth Is… which cycles through an array of infectious anthems and mid-tempo rockers that don’t scrimp on sense of humor and even a ballad or two!

"Musically, not too much changed," said vocalist/guitarist Tyler Connolly about The Truth Is… "We had a bit of an epiphany when it came to songwriting though. We've been a band for over a decade now, and we realized what we're doing makes sense. There was a lot more confidence. I was able to dig in lyrically and be wide open. When I write, I either want to kiss someone on the lips or punch them in the face. Anything in between is boring."

Theory are currently touring and shaking the foundations of venues across America with labelmates Stone Sour as part of the first annual Avalanche Tour. Theory will embark on a headline run this summer, as well.

Theory of a Deadman are Tyler Connolly [Lead Vocals, Lead Guitar], David Brenner [Rhythm Guitar], Dean Back [Bass], Joey Dandeneau [Drums]. 

Theory of a Deadman - The Truth Is...

2nd Annual 2011 Bass Odyssey Line-Up

Tuesday, May 10, 2011 - 02:34

2nd Annual 2011 Bass Odyssey Line-Up

Join some of the world’s best Bassists in Tacoma Washington at Jazz Bones on June 11th for the second annual Bass Odyssey. Whether you are into the Bass, have a love for good music, or just want to be witness to something exceptional and astounding the second annual 2011 Bass Odyssey will not disappoint you. Last years event sold out! and featured headliners Michael Manring and Doug Johns. Headlining this years event will be the Extraordinary Bassist Brian Bromberg. Also featuring (Bassist Clinician) Norm Stockton, Former (Dweezil Zappa / Steve Vai) Bassist Bryan Beller, (Solo Bassist) Jeff Morgan and (SIT Endorsing Artist) E.Pruitt. The 2011 Bass Odyssey is Washington's only all bass event. A Bass Master Class will be held at Bellevue American Music, in Bellevue Wa on June 10th featuring Bromberg, Stockton and Beller. Tickets for both events are limited.

 2nd Annual 2011 Bass Odyssey Line-Up


Thursday, May 5, 2011 - 19:35


It's here!

Somewhere In The Stratosphere from SIT Artist Shinedown is available now!

If you haven't ordered your copy yet....

Also For those purchasing your copy at Walmart, there are two versions.

1 CD/DVD Anything and Everything LIVE From Kansas City (Acoustic)

1 CD/DVD Madness Live From Washington State (Electric)

Get both today!!!!


Inside It Failed new album this JUNE!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011 - 03:01


Hello Friends, Freaks, and Fiends.


Inside It Failed has almost finished completing their forthcoming album 'Say Goodnight Forever' which will be released Mid June 2011. The album is being produced by Producer/Engineer/Musician/Legend Dave Ottoson at Fleetwood Sound. This album perfectly captures IIF's blend of powerful hooks and infectious grooves.


 In anticipation of the release of 'Say Goodnight Forever', IIF teamed up with  Canadian Filmmaker Rob Johansen to capture the band during the making of the album. The first of a series of shorts have been added to Inside It Failed's youtube page ( ).


There will also be a series of large announcements coming from the IIF camp over the next couple days, as well as over the upcoming weeks. The best way to stay in the loop is via the Facebook page ( ) as the mainsite ( ) is getting an overhaul.


Inside It Failed is also happy to announce that we have teamed up with SIN Agency in order to bring IIF through your area in 2011. Stay tuned....because there is lots more to come!

Inside It Failed new album this JUNE!

Help send The Hollow to London!

Monday, April 18, 2011 - 08:20


SIT Artist The Hollow are now 1 of 10 bands left to play in London on Main Stage for 60,000 people!

Help send The Hollow to London! Thousands of bands entered Hard Rock's Battle Of The Bands at Hard Rock Cafes all over the world. The Hollow (a soulful modern rock band from NJ), reigned as winner after beating out countless other bands in the tri-state region in the Hard Rock Cafe NYC Times Square competition. The judges (which includes Little Steven of the legendary E Street Band and Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy) narrowed down the field to 40 bands. Now, it's up to you to vote!
Online voting starts on April 12, 2011 here:

The Hollow is competing for a chance to play at Hard Rock Calling in London! They're battling for a spot on the same bill as Bon Jovi, Rod Stewart, Stevie Nicks and many more to be announced. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to play this incredible music festival in London's Hyde Park.

Vote for The Hollow Here:

About The Hollow: Sometimes it’s good to just hear a solid dose of rock ‘n roll without a thousand bells and whistles. The Hollow can be counted on for exactly this, as their self-titled debut packs enough soul, rock and electricity into their 12 tracks to power a small city. If you’re looking for a rocking good time, then look no further: The Hollow are at your service. They don’t just belt out the crunchy rock tracks one after another, but instead they infuse their music with a lot of soul, variety and precision. They also don’t just play the same three chords over and over either, instead choosing to mix in time changes on several songs to change up the dynamics. To put it simply, The Hollow rocks... and every song on this album deserves to be cranked up and enjoyed!

To learn more about The Hollow, please visit:

Help send The Hollow to London!

Finger 11 & Pop Evil Hit the Road with Papa Roach

Tuesday, April 12, 2011 - 21:43


The boys in Finger 11 & Pop Evil, Loud & Proud SIT Power Wound users will be hitting the USA hard on the "'Raid The Nation" Spring Tour with Papa Roach!

Apr 16     Orlando    Tinker Field - Festival Show    
Apr 25     Los Angeles    House of Blues - Anaheim  
Apr 26     Los Angeles    House of Blues - Sunset Strip    
Apr 27     San Jose    Avalon - Santa Clara    
Apr 27     San Diego    Avalon    
Apr 29     Spokane, WA    The Knitting Factory    
Apr 30     Portland    Roseland Theater    
Apr 30     Portland    Roseland Theater    
May 1     Seattle    The Showbox Sodo    
May 3     Boise, ID    Knitting Factory
May 5     Chico, CA    Senator Theater    
May 6     Bakersfield, CA    Stramler Park    
May 7     Las Vegas    Rock the Block    
May 9     Albuquerque, NM    SUNSHINE THEATRE
May 10     Denver    Summit Music Hall    
May 12     Kearney, NE    Viaero Event Center    
May 19     Baltimore    Power Plant Live Pavilion    
May 21     Columbus    Columbus Crew Stadium    
 May 22     Philadelphia    Susquehanna Bank Center    
May 29     El Paso, TX    Wet n Wild Waterworld

For more info on these 2 fine bands go to

Finger 11

Pop Evil

Finger 11 & Pop Evil Hit the Road with Papa Roach
Finger 11 & Pop Evil Hit the Road with Papa Roach

The Story Changes

Tuesday, March 29, 2011 - 12:31

For a limited time only, in anticipation for their upcoming 7" EP release in June, SIT Artists The Story Changes and Future Destination are bringing you the Running Start Collection for absolutely FREE this entire week. The album is a compilation of their favorite tracks from their FDR discography, included with a copy of their 'Move Forward' music video, and a Track-By-Track feature and stories behind each song from the band.

You can download a digital copy of the Running Start Collection here:

PLEASE SHARE THIS RECORD AND ENJOY! It is only available until Wednesday, March 30th.

The Story Changes

Faithsedge & Scarlet Records

Tuesday, March 22, 2011 - 15:53


Faithsedge has signed a deal with Scarlet Records for the worldwide release of their much anticipated self-titled debut album on April 19th, 2011. 

Faithsedge was started by singer/songwriter Giancarlo Floridia in Huntington Beach, California, in early 2009. The band's all-star line up includes renowned bassist/producer Fabrizio Grossi (Steve Lukather/Starbreaker), former Dokken guitarist Alex De Rosso and drummer Tony Morra (Rebecca St James, Van Zant). The resulting effort is a perfect mix of hard rock, heavy metal and progressive, with lots of vocals and hooks, shredding guitar solos, pounding bass and drums and plenty of melodically challenging songwriting. 

'Faithsedge' was mastered by Tom Baker at Precision Mastering (Judas Priest/Motley Crue). The album will be out April 19th, 2011. Get ready for Faithsedge! 

More info on Faithsedge can be found at and

Aaron Lewis Town Line

Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - 19:33


Royal Bronze Acoustic player AARON LEWIS has been resoundingly welcomed 
into the Nashville community as his debut solo CD TOWN LINE enters the 
Billboard Country Albums Chart at #1. The Staind frontman’s critically 
acclaimed EP, produced by Grammy Award-winner James Stroud, also lands 
at #7 on the Top 200 Albums Chart, with first week sales exceeding 
37,000 copies.

The success of TOWN LINE is being fueled by the lead single and video 
“Country Boy,” currently a fixture on CMT’s “Top 20 Countdown” show. The 
singer, songwriter and musician performed “Country Boy” March 1 on 
ABC-TV’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” in Los Angeles, after which LEWIS flew to 
Nashville to perform at the annual Country Radio Seminar (CRS).

TOWN LINE has drawn critical praise from a wide variety of writers, 
including COUNTRY WEEKLY’s Jessica Phillips who said, "The songs here 
are rich with imagery, coupled with soulful arrangements, and should 
appeal to fans of Darius Rucker and Lady Antebellum (3/7/11)." PEOPLE’s 
Chuck Arnold noted that "He proves to be a natural on nostalgic ballads 
like 'The Story Never Ends,’ (3/14/11)," while ASSOCIATED PRESS’ Michael 
McCall wrote, “He injects a flavor of his own into a polished, 
commercial country sound in a way that could win over country fans 
who've never heard of Staind (2/28/11).”

Talking about LEWIS’ warm welcome from the country world, James Stroud 
says: “This town appreciates great songs and great talent and Aaron 
certainly brings both of those to the table, but a #1 record is more 
than we let ourselves dream about when we were making the record. We 
just couldn't be more thrilled."
On “Country Boy,” LEWIS gets a little help from legends George Jones and 
Charlie Daniels, striking a balance between classic and modern country, 
as LEWIS tells his story like never before.

Ahead of the official single release, “Country Boy” generated widespread 
airplay, with various rock and country stations adding it to their 
playlists on their own. The striking video for “Country Boy”--also 
featuring George Jones and Charlie Daniels--debuted at #1 on the 
chart and has received over 900,000 views to date. The video still 
regularly charts on the Top 5 of all videos on the website over three 
months after its debut. It has now been viewed over 2.7 million times on 
Meanwhile, critical praise for TOWN LINE is building.
Aaron Lewis Town Line

Nevermore adds Attila Voros

Wednesday, March 2, 2011 - 22:22

Seattle metallers NEVERMORE have tapped a "very talented" Hungarian guitar player by the name of Attila Voros who is now playing second guitar for the band . Attila has also performed with Warrel Dane's [NEVERMORE singer] solo project, and realizing how good he is, so the band decided he would be a perfect addition for the band live. You Can see Attila rock out on his Power Wound Nickels .009-.064 7-string & .009-.068 7- string

Nevermore adds Attila Voros

Damon Johnson Solo Acoustic "Release"

Friday, February 11, 2011 - 17:11


Damon Johnson is taking his beloved S.I.T. "Royal Bronze" RL-1356 Medium strings to performing a run of solo acoustic dates in support of his new acoustic album, titled "Release".

Here are the dates:

Feb. 12 - Kingsport, TN
Feb. 18 - Guntersville, AL
Feb. 23 - Austin, TX
Feb. 24 - Little Rock, AR
Feb. 25 - Dallas, TX
Feb. 27 - Denison, TX
Feb. 28 - St. Louis, MO
Mar. 6 - Auburn, AL

"Release" by Damon Johnson is available in all good record stores & on iTunes, please support this independent release!
Damon Johnson Solo Acoustic "Release"

Dave Ellefson & Frank Bello - Bass Clinic

Monday, February 7, 2011 - 18:19


SIT Artist & Power Wound Signature Series user David Ellefson of Megadeth is starting the year off with some big news! Megadeth is about to start their European tour after making the big announcement, that at the start of the week that David will be doing one clinic, in two city's only with two metal legends.  New York and Boston get ready, David Ellefson along with Frank Bello of Anthrax will be coming  Feb 25 to New Your and Feb 26 to Boston!!!   SIT Strings is proud to co-sponsor this awesome event with Hartke!

So how do you top all that you ask?!?!?   With The Big Four of thrash metal!!!  They will be returning to blow the roof off the USA once again!!! Megadeth along with Metallica, Slayer and Anthrax are finally bringing the love to their home turf on April 23, 2011 in Indio, California at the Empire Polo Club.  This is one show, you don’t want to miss!!   Stay In Tune everyone!!

Dave Ellefson & Frank Bello - Bass Clinic

Darkest Hour Tour & New Release!!!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011 - 00:57

Darkest Hour Tour  & New Release!!!

SIT long time friend & Power Wound user Darkest Hour will release their new album, THE HUMAN ROMANCE, on February 22nd! You can pre-order the cd @

the band described the new material as "the most emotional and melodic Darkest Hour album to date" and also said it "shares in that aggression [with The Eternal Return] and pushes Darkest Hour beyond the unknown." take a look @ this Interview with Darkest Hour - HARD

As well the boys are out there rocking Europe on the "Legacy Tour" from now till Feb 12 then back to the USA Feb 26 till March 27 on the "Atticus Metal Tour 3"

for all dates go to


 Darkest Hour Tour  & New Release!!!

Theory of a Deadman - Avalanche Tour!!

Saturday, January 29, 2011 - 00:51

This March, Theory Of A Deadman will be heading out on the first annual Avalanche Tour!!  They will be on the road rocking a city close to you yet again on there SIT Power Wound Nickel Guitar & Bass Strings

Tickets for most shows will go on sale Feb. 5, but discounted fan club pre-sales will begin Feb. 1 through Artist Arena.

To get your discounted fan club pre-sale tickets, sign up here to join the Deadfan Club today.

This tour will be Theory of a Deadman's first outing in close to a year, as the trio have been writing and recording their follow-up to 'Scars & Souvenirs.' According to the band, there is a chance that a new song or two will make their live debut on the Avalanche run.

Avalanche Tour Dates

3/24 -- Chicago, IL -- Aragon Ballroom
3/25 -- Milwaukee, WI -- Eagles Ballroom
3/26 -- St. Paul, MN -- Roy Wilkins Auditorium
3/28 -- Bloomington, IL -- US Cellular Coliseum
3/29 -- Fort Wayne, IN -- Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
4/1 -- Atlanta, GA -- Masquerade Music Park
4/2 -- Tampa, FL -- St. Pete Times Forum
4/3 -- Ladson, SC -- Ladson Fairground
4/8 -- San Antonio, TX -- Illusion Theater at Alamodome
4/9 -- Corpus Christi, TX -- Concrete Street Amphitheater
4/10 -- Grand Prairie, TX -- Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
4/12 -- Houston, TX -- Reliant Arena
4/13 -- Wichita Falls, TX -- Kay Yeager Coliseum
4/15 -- Belton, TX -- Bell County Expo Center
4/16 -- Lubbock, TX -- LoneStar Amphitheater
4/17 -- El Paso, TX -- El Paso County Coliseum
4/19 -- Tulsa, OK -- Tulsa Convention Center Arena
4/21 -- Park City, KS -- Hartman Arena
4/22 -- Springfield, MO -- Shrine Mosque
4/29 -- New York, NY -- Hammerstein Ballroom
4/30 -- Bangor, ME -- Bangor Waterfront
5/1 -- Uncasville, CT -- Mohegan Sun Arena

Theory of a Deadman - Avalanche Tour!!

NAMM 2011 Artist Signing!

Monday, January 10, 2011 - 16:07

SIT Strings is assembling another stellar lineup of Artist Signing for the 2011 Winter NAMM show. Each day we’ll be showcasing top-shelf SIT Strings talent and posting photos from the show right here, along with live Twitter feeds. Stop by Booth #5976 & Say HI!!!!! SIT Strings " Are You Intune?!?!? "

Check back soon for more information.

NAMM 2011 Artist Signing!

Dave Benedict & Dallas Smith of DEFAULT

Friday, December 17, 2010 - 11:52

Hello SIT Players

Dave Benedict & Dallas Smith of Canadian alternative rock band DEFAULT & SIT players are making their way back to the USA. There newest record "Comes and Goes" has dropped in the States as of the 26th of Oct with the first single "Turn it on" hitting the charts on rock radio with the Hot AC single "Supposed to be" being added soon. On top of also being added to the new Saw 7 3-D soundtrack

Dave, Dallas & the boys of Default are currently on the road with Hinder, Saving Able and My Darkest Days with tour dates in Nov & Dec

For further info and tour updates
Dave Benedict & Dallas Smith of DEFAULT

Eric Taylor of Saving Abel

Tuesday, December 14, 2010 - 14:50


Hello SIT Player!

Eric Taylor, born in Tennessee, but found his way down to Mississippi around the age 10. "I learned at an early age that if you want something in life, you got to work for it". At age 13, he convinced a couple families down the road to let him cut their lawn every week. He took his earnings to buy his first guitar.

After a few years of playing guitar in church, he was ready for something new.  The bass player at his church gave him a bass, and he never went back to picking up the guitar. Over the years Eric went through a couple of bands during and after high school but never really went anywhere with it. " I Got married in 2005 and kind of put playing live up on a shelf for a bit. My wife came home one day and said that someone she worked with sang for a band that needed a bass player". He didn't know at that time, but that someone was someone he has known since the age of 6. Long story short, Eric end up the bass player in a band that would become the 'Saving Abel' that everyone knows. They signed to Virgin Records in 2007 and the debut album came out in 2008. With the huge success of Saving Abel's singles 'Addicted', '18 Days', and 'Drowning', the album went gold in 2009. The Bands second album, "Miss America", came out earlier this summer. And the first single "Stupid Girl" peaked at 5 on the rock charts; the current single: "The Sex is Good" is rapidly climbing the charts. Go out, grab a copy of "Miss America", and come catch a show. Eric Taylor & Saving Abel will be out on tour with Hinder all winter.


For further info and tour updates on Eric Taylor & Saving Abel go to

Eric Taylor of Saving Abel

David Ellefson & "THE BIG FOUR!"

Monday, December 6, 2010 - 21:55

Hey SIT Players & Fans,

Much is on the go with David Ellefson the Co-founding member and bassist of iconic Thrash metal band MEGADETH. David rocks his own Signature Series SIT Powerwound Nickel Bass Strings. With the 2010 represents the 20th Anniversary tour of the band's classic "Rust In Peace" album, "Rust In Peace Live" DVD released September 7, 2010. Filmed at the Hollywood Palladium in March 2010. As of late the Brand new track "Sudden Death" featured on Guitar Hero 6 released September, 2010

Over the Summer David rocked out "The Big Four" shows in Europe featuring METALLICA, SLAYER, MEGADETH & ANTHRAX. "The Big Four" show from Sofia, Bulgaria aired was in over 500 movie theaters world wide & "The Big Four" CD/DVD releases November, 2010

As for touring David Ellefson & MEGADETH after a Sold out tour of Central and South America in 2010 is Currently on the Jagermeister Music Tour in North America featuring the 1991 "Clash of the Titans" line up of SLAYER, MEGADETH & ANTHRAX.

For more info on David stop by his websites below


David Ellefson & "THE BIG FOUR!"

Sean Kelly - "Thank God SIT has strings that rock for every style"

Friday, December 3, 2010 - 15:06

Hey SIT Players

 2010 has been a great year so far for Sean Kelly musically. "I have had the opportunity to play a lot of different styles of music on a lot of guitars! Thank God SIT has strings that rock for every style"
 He is currently playing lead guitar with Nelly Furtado, and this year they have played at events ranging from the Winter Olympics in Vancouver to the Superbowl in Miami, as well as touring dates in South America, Europe and the US, all in support of Nelly's all Spanish release MI PLAN. " I am using Powerwound electric strings, Royal Bronze acoustic and Classits nylon strings on this gig, and they never fail me...not one broken string! "
 He is playing bass with Gilby Clarke (Guns N Roses/Rockstar Supernova) on a fall 2010 Canadian run. "I will be stringing up my bass with Powerwound bass strings" He have also played bass with Canadian recording acts Helix, Rough Trade, and Alexz Johnson.
 Speaking of Helix, Sean Kelly also just finished work co-producing and playing on Smash Hits...Unplugged!, an album of acoustic interpretations of their big hits. Kelly was a co-producer/co-writer and session musician on the last studio album Vagabond Bones, which yielded two Top 40 Canadian Rock Radio singles, and rave reviews and strong sales around the globe.
 Finally, He is gearing up to commence recording of his third Classical Guitar recording for Opening Day Entertainment. His last album, Christmas Guitar was a Top 10 Billboard hit on the Holiday Charts, and he is looking forward to stretching out on this new album.
 "Thanks to SIT strings for the great support and the amazing feels great to go out every night and hit the stage knowing that you will be Staying In Tune!"

 For more info on Sean Kelly go to
 Sean Kelly Est. 1972

Sean Kelly - "Thank God SIT has strings that rock for every style"

Dealer Locator Now Up and Running

Thursday, December 2, 2010 - 03:53

Those of you in the USA looking for music stores that sell  SIT Strings, you can now visit our Dealer Locator page and enter the city and state you are looking for strings in and get Google Map results of the closest dealers!!

Just click the link above or the image below to visit the Dealer Locator, or you can always navigate to it using the main menu above, under the Dealer/Store Info section.

Stay In Tune ~ SIT Strings.

Dealer Locator

Megadeth Gear Talk W/ Bass Tech Fred Kowalo

Tuesday, November 30, 2010 - 04:20

Ever wonder what it’s like to be a guitar tech for one of the biggest rock bands in the world? Watch this latest clip as we catch up with Fred Kowalo, bass tech & right hand man for David Ellefson of Megadeth. Fred explains what equipment the band is using on the Jägermeister Fall Music Tour in order to capture the sound of their classic "Rust In Peace" album.

Megadeth Gear Talk W/ Bass Tech Fred Kowalo

Dave Ellefson Signature Series Bass Strings

Thursday, November 25, 2010 - 04:24

"Power, punch and clarity are the cornerstone of my bass guitar tone and these SIT signature strings are designed to deliver just that." 

- David Ellefson


Electric bassist David Ellefson has helped create and define Thrash Metal bass playing. His work with MEGADETH has placed him at the forefront of the scene since the band’s inception in 1983 and his unique style and approach has set him apart as one of the most distinguished bassists in the genre.


These SIT David Ellefson Signature Series nickel strings were specifically selected and gauged by David Ellefson for his professional touring and recording needs. They offer a super smooth, slinky feel as wellas anoticeable upper mid-range punch not found in other strings.


David Ellefson's playing requires total precision and delivered at high volume. Plus these demands must be unparalleled with an even output across the fingerboard for all notes on the neck. The specially developed SIT core produces the ultra punchy upper mid-range demanded by David for his music, especially on the D and G strings where many strings tend to lose their impact when playing at high volumes. This is even more so with heavy and progressive music like David's. SIT's unique winding process ensures that these strings will stay in tune and deliver extremely high output & clarity in your playing, too.


We think you’ll find these David Ellefson Signature Series strings to be some of the finest available for all music styles and bass guitars. We think you too will find that they will bring out the best that your music and instrument have to offer. Pick up a set today and hear the difference for yourself.  



Dave Ellefson Signature Series Bass Strings

John Moyer and Disturbed - "Decade of Disturbed DVD!"

Thursday, November 25, 2010 - 03:21

Hey SIT Players,

Much is happening in the world of John Moyer and Disturbed. John never misses a chance to rock his  SIT Rock Bright Stainless bass strings at every gig!

The new album Asylum showcases the continuing evolution of the band’s tight signature sound.   The aggression and intense rhythmic style that fans have come to expect from John Moyer & the boys of Disturbed are present but many of the songs are different from what they have done in the past with regards to the way the mood and arrangements within the music are presented.  Lyrically there is a darkness that pervades the record as well.

      On top of that they have a10 year in the making DVD that comes with the record as well.  The decade of Disturbed DVD is an amazing collection of video footage and interviews that tell the story of disturbed from its humble beginnings to what the band has become today.  It shares many of the highs of the bands career but it also delves into the lows the band has been through as well.  A great look behind the scenes with Disturbed.

       As for Touring John & the boys from Disturbed just finished headlining the first ever Uproar tour .  "What a great experience it was.  Avenged Sevenfold, Stone Sour, Hell Yeah, HaleStorm and a great new Canadian band called Hail the Villain were all on the tour.  Got to party with a lot of old friends on that tour and made some new ones! " 
After Uproar the band will be touring  Europe on the Taste of Chaos tour in November and December.
John & the guys will take a short break during the holidays and will continue to tour behind the new record Asylum until the end of Summer 2011. More great tours to be announced soon at  And check out John's Myspace page as well!!

John Moyer - "Decade of Disturbed DVD!"

Filter - New Album "The Trouble With Angels"

Thursday, November 25, 2010 - 03:04

Hey SIT Player

Multi-platinum rock band Filter will release their new single 'No Love' from their critically acclaimed album, The Trouble With Angels.  The band will hit the road in support of the new album and single - The No Love Tour kicks off October 22nd in Dallas. Filter have just returned from Iraq, playing five consecutive shows, including a stop in Kuwait. It was the band's second trip to play for the troops, and another amazing experience. Filter have also released a mobile music remixing app, MyRMX for iPhone and iPod Touch. The app allows Filter fans to enter the realm of remixing user-generated content, social sharing and personalization all through their iPhone/iPod Touch. 
For further info and tour updates
Filter - New Album "The Trouble With Angels"
Filter - New Album "The Trouble With Angels"