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Jeff Loomis Band photos at Slim’s – San Francisco, CA on April 5, 2013

Got some fun shots of the guys backstage, but wasn’t aggressive about getting live ones (my camera is kinda lame). If I can salvage a few, I will add them to the gallery later. This is what I have for now. Enjoy!

Testament’s Eric Peterson Clinic at Guitar Center – Emeryville, CA:

Eric Peterson @ Guitar Center

[Videos by: kengtin77]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Jason Becker

East Bay Center for the Performing Arts presents the
documentary film “Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet”

RICHMOND, CA (July 5, 2012) — On Sunday, July 22, East Bay Center for the Performing Arts will present the moving award-winning documentary film, by Jesse Vile “Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet,” which chronicles the dramatic life experiences of guitarist Jason Becker. This event, which coincides with Jason’s 43rd birthday, will honor an acclaimed musician who grew up and still lives in Richmond, California while also benefiting the work of East Bay Center, which offers instruction in music, dance, and theater to the youth of Richmond’s Iron Triangle Neighborhood.

Tickets can be purchased for $12.00 + $1.41 service fee at:
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/258339
Screenings at 4pm and 7pm on Sunday, July 22, 2012 – LIMITED SEATING

When doctors diagnosed 19-year-old rock star Jason Becker with Lou Gehrig’s Disease (ALS), they said he would never make music again and that he wouldn’t live to see his 25th birthday. Twenty-four years later, without the ability to move or to speak, Jason is alive and making music with his eyes.

“Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet” is the story of a guitar legend who refuses to give up on his dream of being a musician despite the most incredible odds. It is a story of dreams, love, and the strength of the human spirit. The film has been made with the full co-operation of Jason and the Becker family, who have given their consent for this to be the first feature-length documentary film about his life. They have provided their entire family archive of never-before-seen photos and footage.

Audiences for this screening will also get an opportunity to participate in a rare post-show Q&A with Jason Becker, who communicates via an interpreter. Paintings by Jason’s father Gary Becker, who works in large canvas acrylics, will be on display, and merchandise featuring Jason Becker’s compositions will be available for purchase. Convenient secure parking is ½ block from the theater, which is located at 339 11th Street (at MacDonald), Richmond. General seating. This facility is wheelchair accessible.

For more information about this screening, go to:
http://eastbaycenter.org
or
http://www.jasonbeckermovie.com/screening.php
Media Contact:
Ruthie Dineen (510) 323-2499
or
ruthie.dineen@eastbaycenter.org

Brand new video of Steve ‘Zetro’ Souza’s band,  Hatriot! “Blood Stained Wings”

For Immediate Release
Tuesday May 15, 2012:

Bay Area thrash titans, TESTAMENT, have revealed the cover art and details for their upcoming Dark Roots of Earth release! Artwork was painted by Eliran Kantor who has worked with such bands as SODOM, ATHEIST, SIGH. Dark Roots of Earth was produced, mixed and mastered once again by the world renowned Andy Sneap (ARCH ENEMY, NEVERMORE, ACCEPT, EXODUS). Special bonus tracks were recorded, mixed and mastered by Juan Urteaga (CATTLE DECAPITATION, HEATHEN, VILE, SADUS) at his Trident Studios. The highly anticipated follow up to their 2008 release The Formation of Damnation will be released on July 27, 2012 (Europe) and July 31, 2012 (North America).

Testament 'Dark Roots of Earth'

Dark Roots of Earth Jewel Case CD Track Listing:

01. Rise Up
02. Native Blood
03. Dark Roots Of Earth
04. True American Hate
05. A Day In The Death
06. Cold Embrace
07. Man Kills Mankind
08. Throne Of Thorns
09. Last Stand For Independence

Dark Roots of Earth CD/DVD Track Listing:

01. Rise Up
02. Native Blood
03. Dark Roots Of Earth
04. True American Hate
05. A Day In The Death
06. Cold Embrace
07. Man Kills Mankind
08. Throne Of Thorns
09. Last Stand For Independence

Bonus:

10. Dragon Attack (QUEEN cover)
11. Animal Magnetism (SCORPIONS cover)
12. Powerslave (IRON MAIDEN cover)
13. Throne Of Thorns (extended version)

+ Bonus DVD

Dark Roots of Earth Vinyl Track Listing:
Side A:

01. Rise Up
02. Native Blood
03. Dark Roots Of Earth

Side B:

04. True American Hate
05. A Day In The Death
06. Cold Embrace

Side C:

07. Man Kills Mankind
08. Throne Of Thorns
09. Last Stand For Independence

SIDE D (Bonus):

10. Dragon Attack (QUEEN cover)
11. Animal Magnetism (SCORPIONS cover)
12. Powerslave (IRON MAIDEN cover)

For more info visit:
www.testamentlegions.com
www.facebook.com/testamentlegions
www.twitter.com/testamentband
www.myspace.com/testamentlegions

Jeff Loomis Band Live photos at Slim’s – San Francisco, CA on April 2, 2012

Jeff Loomis Band is:

* Jeff Loomis – Guitars
* Joe Nurre (SHADED ENMITY) – Vocals, Guitar
* Greg Macklin (SYSTEM DIVIDE, ORDINANCE) – Bass
* Anup Sastry (INTERVALS, SKYHARBOR) – Drums

Photo Gallery:

Jeff Loomis live (a) @ Slim's

Joe Nurre live (a) @ Slim's

Greg Macklin live @ Slim's

Anup Sastry live @ Slim's

Jeff Loomis Band live (a) @ Slim's

Jeff Loomis live (b) @ Slim's

Jeff Loomis and Greg Macklin live @ Slim's

Joe Nurre live (b) @ Slim's

Jeff Loomis Band live (b) @ Slim's (b)

Jeff Loomis live (c) @ Slim's

See Jeff Loomis on tour:

Protest The Hero–Periphery–Jeff Loomis-The Safety Fire–Today I Caught The Plague

[Photo by: Stephanie Cabral Photography; Flyer by Ms. A]

Hanging with one of my very best friends, Jeff Loomis and his band (Joe Nurre, Greg Macklin and Anup Sastry) backstage on April 2nd, 2012 at Slim’s – San Francisco, CA

What a treat it was, had a wonderful time! The guys kicked ass.

Jeff is on tour in support of his 2nd solo release, “Plains Of Oblivion” via Century Media Records, out April 10th in North America, and April 9th in Europe.

Jeff Loomis Band is:

* Jeff Loomis – Guitars
* Joe Nurre (SHADED ENMITY) – Vocals, Guitar
* Greg Macklin (SYSTEM DIVIDE, ORDINANCE) – Bass
* Anup Sastry (INTERVALS, SKYHARBOR) – Drums

Photo Gallery:

Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
Slim's - San Francisco

Jeff’s beloved Schecter Sig Guitars!
Jeff Loomis' Schecter Guitars

I was sitting next to Jeff while he warmed up before the gig.
Jeff Loomis warming up before the gig (a)

Joe Nurre warming up.
Joe warming up before the gig

Greg Macklin warming up – he is actually a guitarist!
Greg Macklin warming up before the gig

Jeff Loomis warming up before the gig (b)

Jeff and Greg warming up before the gig

Anup Sastry and Joe warming up.
Anup Sastry and Joe warming up before the gig

Jeff wanted Anup to show me “what huge hands he has!”
Anup's giant hands

This is how the shred magic happens!
Jeff's magic shred hands

Slim’s backstage dressing room door.
Slim's backstage dressing room

Such a sweetheart! We’ve been friends for over 10 years now. I simply adore him.
Jeff smiling for me

Made out like a bandit – my merch haul after the show. Thank you, Jeffy :-)!!!
Jeff Loomis Merch

Hanging with my lil’ bro Jason Becker, family, and friends at the Steve Morse show on January 24th, 2012 (Slim’s – San Francisco, CA)

Photo Gallery:

Steve Morse gig @ Slim's - San Francisco, CA (1)

Steve Morse gig @ Slim's - San Francisco, CA (2)

Steve Morse gig @ Slim's - San Francisco, CA (3)

Steve Morse gig @ Slim's - San Francisco, CA (4)

Steve Morse and Jason Becker @ Slim's - San Francisco, CA

Gretchen Menn and Jason Becker @ Slim's - San Francisco, CA

Steve Morse,  Jason Becker, and Gary Becker @ Slim's - San Francisco, CA

Gary Becker and Eric Johnson @ Slim's - San Francisco, CA

The World Premiere Screening of the “Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet” documentary will take place at the Cinequest Film Festival on Saturday, March 3rd at 6:30pm. The screening will be held in San Jose, California at the San Jose Repertory Theatre.

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