On June 4, Jo Schüftan of Horns Up Rocks! conducted an interview with John "JD" DeServio (BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, CYCLE OF PAIN) at Guitar Center in New York City. You can now watch the chat below.Dean Markley recently announced the addition of DeServio to its artist roster. To solidify the relationship, Dean Markley USA and DeServio teamed up for a few Guitar Center in-store appearances throughout the month of June. JD is currently evaluating both of the Blue Steel and Helix bass string lines, but stated: "I started using Dean Markley strings when I was with PRIDE AND GLORY 1993-1994. I always loved the tone I got with my Blue Steels. I'm happy to be back on the team." "JD is bringing some new ideas to the table and we can't wait to dig deeper into his new ideas," added Dean Markley USA CEO Lori McCallian. CYCLE OF PAIN recently inked a deal with Sliptrick Records. The band is currently in studio working on its new EP, tentatively due this summer. According to a press release, the CD "will see CYCLE OF PAIN unleashing their brand of groovy, funk-influenced heavy rock. A video featuring Don Jamieson from "That Metal Show" is also in the works.