Sunday, May 21, 2006



Austin, Texas - May 21, 2006 Austin metal artist, Powderburn, is pleased to announce that it has secured a full Sam Ash Music sponsorship. Sam Ash Music, the musical instrument megastore, is a company that has been servicing the music industry since 1924, and the band is honored to be associated with such an industry giant.
Greg, Ken and myself were always faithful Sam Ash Music customers when we lived on the East Coast, and we were all stoked to hear they opened one down here in Texas, says Powderburn drummer Patrick Swift, I hear they're planning to open one in Austin and I cant wait!

Sam Ash Music is the brainchild of Sam Ashkynase, a violinist from Austria who moved to America in 1907, and settled down in Brooklyn to raise a family. He and his wife Rose pawned her engagement ring to put a down payment on what is now one of the largest music chains in the world.

All the sponsors that we have are companies that we believe in and are proud to go out and promote, adds Powderburn guitarist Josh Klayman, Its great to have another one onboard!

Powderburn was chosen as one of only fifty regional bands to gain this sponsorship deal, through the Sam Ash Music in San Antonio, Texas. As the result of an expansion program that began in the 1950s, under the direction of Sam's sons Jerry and Paul, today there are 45 Sam Ash Musical Instrument Megastores nationwide located in California, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Nevada, Texas, New York, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Virginia.

Fans can catch Powderburns next show on Saturday, June 3rd, at Smileys Ballroom in Harlingen, Texas.
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Monday, May 15, 2006

This has never happened to me before. (by Ken)

Something has happened to me 3 times over the last few months that's never occurred before.

As most of you know, we're wrapping up production on our latest cd and so this means varying revisions of the cd have constantly been in everyone's car/boombox/computer, etc. Any person in any band will tell you that it's really hard to judge your own songs. I mean, you can tell what's total crap and what's not when you're writing, but it's a lot easier for me to listen to another band and know if a certain song really catches my ear or not. It's really hard to do that with your own songs and i imagine the same applies for any kind of art whether it be music, painting, or pottery for that matter.

However something really cool has happened throughout the past few months that's never happened to me before. 3 times so far i've turned on the radio and for a few seconds I didn't realize what was playing and I thought to myself "What is this song/band is this? It sounds really cool". Then quickly i realize that i'm listening to our new album. On one hand i felt like a jackass, but on the other hand i was pleasantly surprised because for a few moments i was able to hear the song from a fan's perspective, and i really liked it!

So, while my comment may come across as totally arrogant I really don't mean it that way, it's just simply awesome to hear a song of your own and think it's some other band....even if it's just for a few seconds. This happened 3 times, on 3 different songs and it's an awesome feeling. Each time i thought "Wow, this song is heavy, yet sounds different from other heavy bands these days."

I can't wait until we release this CD so everyone can hear it!
(we should be making an official announcement regarding the release date in the coming weeks)