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The Invasion To Begin On May 7: Destroid Debut Album ReleaseThe Invasion To Begin On May 7: Destroid Debut Album Release

first_imgTwo of the household names of bass, Excision and Downlink, along with drummer KJ Sawka from the electronic rock bands Pendulum and Conspirator, have joined forces to create the dubstep supergroup Destroid. The trio have been working in the studio for 3 years to create their debut full length album, with the intention to revolutionize bass and electronic music all around the world.Each of the DJs had the chance to show off their skills creating speaker blowing tracks in collaboration with some of the greats of electronica. Collaborations include with frontrunner Bassnectar on one of the tracks, “Put It Down,” which brings dubstep, bass and hip-hop together into a heavenly journey through multiple bass drops that could only be comparable in the cosmos. Other collaborations on the album include Far Too Loud, Ajapai and Space Laces. The entire album is to be a trip through hyperspace, delivering electronic devastation along with an extreme stage show as they travel.In addition, Destroid will be going across the country for a short run as a full live band, including their debut in San Francisco. The plan to appear at The Warfield in San Francisco, the Moonrise Festival on June 8 in Baltimore, Maryland, the Orion Music+More Festival on June 9 in Detroit, Michigan and to be featured at the well-known Camp Bisco in Pattersonville, New York.“I’ve spent over three years getting this new Destroid project ready and I really believe that the way we are putting it together sets down a new path for electronic music performance,” says Destroid founder Excision.Excision plans to hold an Ask Me Anything (AMA) on Reddit at 5pm PST on May 7, the day of their album release, encouraging fans to ask him anything relating to Destroid, Excision and the recently finished “Execution Tour” which featured “The Executioner”, the groundbreaking production stage that came along with Excision’s extreme bass live show.Debut Single:Tour Dates:DATE                            CITY                           VENUEFri        5/31                 San Francisco, CA     The WarfieldSat       6/8                   Baltimore, MD             Moonrise FestivalSun      6/9                   Detroit, MI                   Orion Music + More at Belle IsleThu   7/11—Sat 7/13   Pattersonville, NY        Camp Biscolast_img read more

Amer Sports appoints Andy Towne as President of ApparelAmer Sports appoints Andy Towne as President of Apparel

first_img Related Amer Sports, whose brands include Mavic, Salomon and Suunto, has appointed Andy Towne President of Apparel and member of Amer Sports’ Executive Board, starting on 11 October 2010.Amer Sports’ stock exchange release on the appointment notes that this latest move is in line with the group’s new strategic priorities – where it is targeting faster growth in soft goods and focusing on consumer-centric product creation.Jean-Marc Pambet, currently President of Apparel and Footwear, will continue as President of Footwear as well as President of Salomon. The appointment of Towne for the Apparel leadership position will allow Amer Sports to accelerate its growth plans in apparel, whilst the dedication of Mr Pambet to Footwear will allow increased focus and faster expansion of the group’s footwear business.Previously 44 year old Andy Towne had been working as the CEO at outdoor clothing specialist Musto. Prior to that he has served at Reebok International as Vice President, Marketing and Product Europe and at Helly Hansen as Vice President, Global Marketing and Product. Towne holds a MA degree from the University of Cambridge.In September 2010, Amer Sports announced new strategic priorities. The strategy defines internal financial as well as synergy and scale targets for each unit in the group portfolio. The strategy emphasizes ‘faster growth in apparel and footwear, excellence in consumer-centric product creation and brand marketing, and strengthening commercial fundamentals through sales and channel management. Operational excellence continues to be a key cornerstone.’Amer Sports is pursuing faster growth in soft goods by moving to category-based development across brands to build scale in soft goods R&D, product line management, sourcing and manufacturing.www.amersports.comlast_img read more