MERIDIAN, MS — Rock legends and modern guitar heroes are getting ready to convene at The 2019 NAMM Show under the Peavey® banner. Spanning generations and genres, these renowned artists turn to Peavey for guitar and pro-audio solutions that deliver professional tone and stand the test of time. Road warriors themselves, these artists will share their time and talents at the industry’s biggest trade show of the year, swapping stories and enjoying face-to-face time with fans and attendees.
Peavey artist appearances will take place the first three days of 2019 NAMM in booth #201AB.
The full schedule is as follows:
Thursday, Jan. 24
|4:00 p.m.||Misha Mansoor|
Friday, Jan. 25
|1:00 p.m.||David Sanchez of Havok|
|Jona Weinhofen of I Killed the Prom Queen|
|Moyses Kolesne of Krisiun|
|3:00 p.m.||Jona Weinhofen of I Killed the Prom Queen|
Saturday, Jan. 26
|1:00 p.m.||Phil Demmel of Machine Head and Slayer|
|Derek Boyer and Charlie Errigo of Suffocation|
|Chris McCarthy and Chris Pervelis of Internal Bleeding|
|2:00 p.m.||Jona Weinhofen of I Killed the Prom Queen|
|Alex Skolnick of Testament|
|3:00 p.m.||Michael Anthony of Van Halen and Chickenfoot|
“Renowned” is not a term to be used lightly, and each one of these artists has earned the prestige among fans and peers. Here’s why:
Misha Mansoor, founder and lead guitarist of the progressive metal band Periphery, is widely known as one of the forerunners of djent, a subgenre of progressive metal. His go-to gear includes the Peavey® invective™ .120 Head and invective™ .212 Cabinet, a duo he helped to design.
David Sanchez is the lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist of the American thrash metal band Havok. He was recently named one of “Top 5 Underrated Guitarists” by Decibel Magazine, and is credited for spearheading the charge of present-day thrash metal. In an interview with Premier Guitar, Sanchez revealed that he blends a Peavey XXX® II with a Peavey 6534 Plus to achieve his signature thrash.
Jona Weinhofen is a metalcore guitarist and musician from Adelaide, South Australia. He is the lead guitarist for Australian band I Killed the Prom Queen. He was also the rhythm guitarist for British band Bring Me the Horizon and the guitarist for Californian band Bleeding Through. Weinhofen was named one of the top 50 greatest guitar players in Australian history by Australian Guitar Magazine in May 2012. He is now using the invective 120.
Eric Bloom and Buck Dharma are members of the legendary American rock band Blue Oyster Cult. Dharma wrote and sang lead vocals on several of the band’s best-known hits, including “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper,” “Godzilla” and “Burnin’ for You.” His bandmate Eric Bloom is best known as the group’s lead vocalist as well as the “stun guitar” and keyboard/synthesizer player. His distinctive vocals are the personality and power that drives Blue Öyster Cult’s harder-hitting songs, and he is known for his science fiction-inspired lyrical content. Bloom is known to play a Peavey PXD Tomb II custom-designed guitar on the road.
Phil Demmel hails from California and played lead guitar in American heavy metal band Machine Head between 2002 and 2018, making him the longest-running band member in that position. He was also a founding member of Vio-lence, a member of Torque, and joined Slayer for a few shows on their final European tour. He also uses Peavey 5150/6505 amps.
Alex Skolnick is both an original member of Bay Area thrashers Testament, which he joined at age 16, and a respected New York improviser of multiple styles. A longtime resident of Brooklyn, he has gone on to release several critically acclaimed albums with the Alex Skolnick Trio, for which he uses the Peavey Classic 50 Tube Combo. He also collaborated with Peavey on the Budda® AS Preceptor model amp.
Michael Anthony is a former and founding member of Van Halen and the current bassist of the supergroups Chickenfoot and The Circle. He’s known for his famous Jack Daniel’s bass guitar, and off stage for his “Mad Anthony” hot sauce brand. In 2009, Peavey approached Anthony for his thoughts on a new bass amp, the VB-3™. After sharing his feedback, Anthony was invited by Peavey to create the Michael Anthony VB-MA™ Bass Amplifier. Peavey also introduced Michael Anthony Signature Series bass enclosures.
To learn more about the artist-inspired and road-tested gear above, visit www.peavey.com. And if you want to learn more about the artists, and you’re attending The 2019 NAMM Show, be sure to stop by Peavey’s booth, #201AB.
About Peavey Electronics®
Founded in 1965, Peavey® is one of the world’s largest manufacturers and suppliers of musical instruments and professional sound equipment. Peavey has earned more than 180 patents and distributes to more than 130 countries. Peavey and its MediaMatrix®, Architectural Acoustics®, Crest Audio®, Composite Acoustics® and Trace Elliot® brands and affiliates can be found on concert stages and in airports, stadiums, theme parks and other venues around the world. To find out more, visit www.peavey.com