STEEL PANTHER's Controversial 'Pussy Melter' Distortion Guitar Pedal Is Now Available For Pre-Order Tuesday August 7 2018, 6:32 PM
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 STEEL PANTHER's Controversial 'Pussy Melter' Distortion Guitar Pedal Is Now Available For Pre-Order

California rock and party legends STEEL PANTHER continue to add new milestones to their decades old career. Today, the band announced they are getting in to the gear world with the release of their first-ever distortion pedal for guitarists. From the genius mind of guitar icon Satchel in conjunction with It's Electric, the band has unveiled the "Pussy Melter". The pedal, which is made in the USA, has four knobs and a toggle switch so guitarists of all genders can customize the "Dirty", "Sizzle", "Booty", and "Load" parameters of the tone to their individual liking.

The "Pussy Melter" effects pedal will be a limited run with pre-orders currently underway and the units will begin to ship to consumers on October 1. Each pedal will come with a certificate of authenticity.

An official statement from the band discussing the pedal has been released via the band's socials:

"We respect and love the freedom of speech afforded to all citizens in the U.S. We support the right for all people to express themselves no matter where they are in the world. We welcome all races, genders and sexual orientations at our shows — shows that celebrate everyone's individuality through partying, and of course a love of heavy metal.

"As clearly stated by Satchel when it was originally developed, the sound being created by the 'Pussy Melter' tone pack was intended to bring pleasure to females who heard it. STEEL PANTHER is happy to announce that we are now offering pleasurable eargasms to everyone. The 'Pussy Melter' is now available for pre-order in our official store. This limited-edition pedal will only be available until October 1, at which point orders will begin shipping."

Last month, TC Electronic stopped advertising the "Pussy Melter" after a number of musicians criticized the Danish audio company for using sexist language to title the TonePrint.

BRAIDS' Raphaelle Standell-Preston and JAPANESE BREAKFAST's Michelle Zauner are among the female musicians who objected to the name and description of the effect, and a petition to remove the product was started by musician Jessica Fennelly.

Asked if he has any concerns that the #MeToo movement might make it more difficult for STEEL PANTHER to continue performing songs that ooze with misogyny and sexism, and inviting girls up on stage to flash their breasts, singer Michael Starr told Ornella Carlone of Comebackstage: "People who buy tickets to our shows know what to expect. And people that maybe come for the first time, if they don't like it, they just leave. And that's just the way it is. If you go see a comic, or even a magician, sometimes they have girls on stage. And comics make fun of having sex with girls and fucking them and all that kind of thing. There's a fine line between getting a massage and making a girl suck your dick than just saying hi to them. We're asking: 'Hey, will you please show your boobs? You don't have to.' Here's an example: [addressing the interviewer directly] Hey, will you show your boobs?" After the interviewer said "nope," Starr continued: "Boom! See how easy that was? Everybody's happy."

STEEL PANTHER just wrapped a couple of European festivals and is now gearing up for a tour of the U.S. and Mexico. The upcoming trek will make stops in Orlando, Florida; Baltimore, Maryland; and New York City, to name a few cities, before it wraps up in Charlotte, North Carolina on October 28. Via Blabbermouth

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