B.C. RICH® LAUNCHES WEBSITE SPOTLIGHTING ENDORSER ZOLTAN BATHORY AND HIS SIGNATURE INSTRUMENTS

•July 7, 2010 • Leave a Comment

B.C. Rich Ad Featuring Zoltan Bathory

B.C. Rich Guitars has launched a new website that focuses exclusively on Zoltan Bathory, guitarist with the popular metal group Five Finger Death Punch. The site, http://www.zosguitar.com, offers exclusive videos, photos, details of Zoltan’s three Signature B.C. Rich guitars and more.

Zoltan’s guitars are based on the company’s acclaimed ASM models and feature classic B.C. Rich Neck-Through-Body construction, Floyd Rose® tremolo systems, Ebony or Maple fingerboards and unique inlays.

Visit http://www.zosguitar.com for the complete story and catch Zoltan and Five Finger Death Punch on the Mayhem Tour this summer!

Drowning Pool’s C.J. Pierce To Be Featured in Upcoming B.C. Rich Interview

•August 25, 2009 • Leave a Comment

C.J. Pierce of Drowning Pool prepares for an interview with B.C. Rich

C.J. Pierce of Drowning Pool prepares for an interview with B.C. Rich

B.C. Rich Endorser C.J. Pierce of Drowning Pool visits with B.C. Rich to tape an upcoming video interview. The group is currently on the Crue Fest tour with Motley Crue. Stay tuned for more details!

In-Store Appearances Feature B.C. Rich Guitar Endorser Kerry King

•July 1, 2009 • Leave a Comment

Kery King Instore AppearancesJULY 1, 2009. HEBRON, KY. – Kerry King, legendary guitarist for the notorious Thrash Metal band Slayer and a B.C. Rich guitar endorser, will make in-store appearances at select B.C. Rich retailers while on the 2009 Mayhem Tour. The special events are co-sponsored by EMG Pickups.

The tour starts July 10 in Sacramento, Calif., and concludes August 15 in Dallas, Texas. King will visit 11 retail locations, where he will talk with fans and sign autographs.

Kerry King has played B.C. Rich guitars since the early 1980s. In January, B.C. Rich introduced four new Signature guitars created in collaboration with the guitarist. Each new instrument offers finishes, features and tones approved by King himself.

The Mayhem Tour will feature Slayer on the Main Stage along with co-headliner Marilyn Manson.

Kerry King in-store appearances are scheduled as follows:

July 10: Guitar Center, Sacramento, CA 1:00 p.m 916-922-2132
July 11: Guitar Center, San Francisco, CA 1:00 p.m. 415-409-0350
July 14: Guitar Center, Seattle, WA 1:00 p.m. 206-287-9100
July 17: Raptor Guitars, Phoenix, AZ 2:00 p.m. 602-243-8579
July 23: Guitar Center, Atlanta, GA 5:00 p.m. 404-320-7253
July 26: Guitar Center, Chicago, IL 1:00 p.m. 773-248-2808
July 30: The Music Farm, Orrville, OH 5:00 p.m. 330-682-5595
Aug. 3: Guitar Center, Boston, MA 5:00 p.m. 617-247-1389
Aug. 7: Guitar Center, Cherry Hill, NJ 2:00 p.m. 856-755-9511
Aug. 11: Guitar Center, Tampa, FL 2:00 p.m. 813-801-9290
Aug. 15: Guitar Center, Dallas, TX 2:00 p.m. 214-692-9999

Limited Edition 40th Anniversary Guitars Now Available

•June 30, 2009 • Leave a Comment

Mockingbird 40th AnniversaryJUNE 29, 2009, HEBRON, KY. – Commemorating its 40th Anniversary as America’s premier builder of uniquely shaped, lifestyle-driven electric guitars, B.C. Rich® proudly announces a new series of handcrafted instruments to mark the milestone. The special guitars are a tribute to models originally developed by company founder Bernardo (“Bernie”) Rico and are limited to a production run of 40 guitars per model.

The four Handcrafted Anniversary Guitars represent the first original designs offered by B.C. Rich: the Seagull, Eagle, Mockingbird and Bich. Each will receive a 40th Anniversary commemorative logo on the back of the headstock, a special serial number and certificate of authenticity.

All Anniversary instruments utilize Neck-through-Body Koa wood construction, a feature rarely seen before B.C. Rich came on the scene back in ‘69. This method maximizes sustain and helps maintain the long-term structural stability of the instrument. Bodies are crafted of solid Koa with Maple accent stripes (“stringers”) on two models and utilize DiMarzio® Dual Sound pickups.

Additional design details include the classic B.C. Rich Diamond fingerboard inlays (Snowflake design on the Seagull), Grover® Super Rotomatic™ tuners and vintage Cal Rad knobs.

“The 40th Anniversary Series lets us pay tribute to our original designs with these retro-inspired models,” said Rock Clouser, product manager for B.C. Rich. “We’ve gone to great lengths to ensure the distinctive look and style of the originals.”

B.C. Rich Anniversary Series instruments each have a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price of $5,399.99.

For more information, visit: www.bcrich.com/handcrafted/40th.php

CANNIBAL CORPSE’s ‘Evisceration Plague’ Cracks Billboard Top 100

•February 12, 2009 • Leave a Comment

Feb. 12, 2009, Hebron, Kentucky. Cannibal Corpse’s new album “Evisceration Plague” debuted at 91 on the Billboard 200 chart and has sold 9,600 copies in the first week of the US release. That is about 25% more that the last album’s first week US sales, proving that death metal is alive alive! Cannibal Corpse’s guitarist Pat O’Brien can be seen on stage playing B.C. Rich V’s. “Evisceration Plague” is available as a limited-edition digipack including a bonus track and bonus DVD, jewelcase CD and on limited splatter vinyl.

Learn more about B.C. Rich guitars at: www.BCRich.com.
Article taken from: Blabbermouth.net.

Top Death Metal Songs of All Time.

•February 6, 2009 • Leave a Comment

February 6, 2009, Hebron, Kentucky. B.C. Rich is proud to announce that two out of the top three “Best Death Metal Songs of All Time” as voted on by fans in a survey found in Metal Hammer Magazine have B.C. Rich guitars in common.

Cannibal Corpse’s “Hammer Smashed Face” was voted number 1. Although not appearing on the original recording, Cannibal Corpse currently features Pat O’Brien on guitar. Pat plays B.C. Rich V guitars.

Death’s iconic “Crystal Mountain” was voted in at number 3. Death featured the late, legendary Chuck Schuldiner on guitar. Chuck played many B.C. Rich guitars during his short but poignant career; though best known for his jet black Stealth guitar. B.C. Rich currently offers a handcrafted and import Chuck Schuldiner Tribute Stealth guitars.

See the full poll by visiting: www.Metal-Hammer.de.
Learn more about B.C. Rich guitars at: www.BCRich.com.
Learn more about Chuck Schuldiner at: www.ChuckStealth.com

B.C. Rich at NAMM 2009 – VIRTUAL NAMM!

•February 5, 2009 • Leave a Comment

B.C. Rich at NAMM 2009 VIRTUAL NAMM! If you are not familiar with NAMM you should be. NAMM stands for National Association of Music Merchandisers. The NAMM show is a chance for all music related businesses to show off their newest and greatest products for the coming year. Unfortunately, the general public isn’t allowed to attend the NAMM show. The Good News You’re invited to see all the action! Well, sort of anyway…. This year, B.C. Rich will be posting videos on http://www.BCRich.com everyday from NAMM! Artist news, new product demos and descriptions, 40th Anniversary Guitars and of course the general freak show that is the winter NAMM! Coverage begins on Thursday, January 15 and continues through Sunday, January 18. For daily access from Thursday 15th – Sunday 18th go to http://www.bcrich.com/namm2009.asp.