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Paiste and Slipknot’s Joey Jordison team up to launch Black Alpha «Hyper» Cymbals

Paiste announces the introduction of new Black Alpha «Hyper» Cymbals.

Joey Jordison entered the hearts and minds of the world-wide head banger community as drummer and co-songwriter of Slipknot and thanks to his ultra fast grooves and thunderous fills, Joey is one of the most popular and distinctive personalities in today’s modern Metal scene.

Paiste honors Joey’s passion for eccentric and unique cymbal designs with a special edition in its Alpha series which are both a visually and sonically close fit to Joey’s current Slipknot touring set.

As the name reveals, Black Alphas contain Paiste’s innovative black «ColorSound» coating and each cymbal features 9 silver placed Tribal-S logos. Unique and deep hammer marks exclusive to Black Alpha Hyper cymbals are also visually apparent on this completely new developed line.

Made of Paiste’s 2002 Bronze (CuSn8), the bright sounding and rather heavy Black Alphas cut through the loudest Metal music. The 14" Hyper Hats have an articulate stick and chick sound yet when they’re played slightly opened, these aggressive barking hats pierce smoothly through amplified guitars. In all musical styles where either super fast blast beats or extremely powerful bass drum patterns are common, the dense ping and potent bell on the 20" Hyper Ride always dominates.

The 16", 17", and 18" Hyper Crashes are preferred for heavy hitting drummers in need of a fiercely loud accent. When a unique and aggressive accent is required for a key musical phrase, the 18" Hyper China shows off its explosive and exotic character. The deceptively small 10" Hyper Splash has a very explosive bite paired with lively brilliance which is ideal for louder musical situations.

An attractively designed Black Alpha «Hyper» Set consisting of 14" Hyper Hats, 16" Hyper Crash and 20" Hyper Ride with a free 10" Splash, is also available.

Alpha cymbals were first launched by Paiste in 1992. Today, the Alpha brand is synonymous with dependability, and the cymbals are well known for their first-class sound and fair prices.