Sunday, 18 January 2009

Milan Polak: italian live dates

Milan Polak is playing some live dates in Ttaly:

Jan 23 2009 8:00P Centro culturale Longarone, Belluno
Jan 24 2009 8:00P Teatro G. Pierobon Ponte nelle Alpi, Belluno
Jan 29 2009 8:00P Bluesiana Velden, Kärnten
Jan 30 2009 10:00P Motorockas Live Club Mozzate, Como
Feb 5 2009 8:00P Rock Club Ronchi dei Legionari, Gorizia
Feb 6 2009 8:00P Il Peocio Trofarello, Torino
Feb 14 2009 8:00P departure Venice, Venezia

Guthrie Govan: more namm nonsense spotted by mark mcguigan

Kudos to Mark McGuigan for spotting another Guthrie Govan video from NAMM. Mark says:
Guthrie Govan messing around with the Hermida Distortion pedal, listen out for the mobile noise on the speaker then Guthrie’s off the cuff Nokia ringtone….lmao he’s fab

Guthrie Govan NAMM 2009 Hermida Distortion demo

Silvio D’onorio De Meo: from within

Another new CD from a new band, Astra, entitled from within! Web sites and

One of the front runners of the Italian progressive metal scene, Astra mark their first release for Lion Music with the dazzling “From Within”.

Best described as a mixture of Symphony X, Vanden Plas, early Dream Theater and Queen crossed with some AOR touches; the new album sees Astra delivering an album of high quality from start to finish with a strong accessible punch to the music on offer

Titta Tani : Lead and Background vocals.
Andrea Casali : Bass and background vocals.
Emanuele Casali : Piano, Keyboards and acoustic guitars on “The Rage Behind”.
Silvio D’onorio De Meo : Guitars.
Filippo Berlini : Drums.

From Within

01. Over The Hills
02. Promises You Made
03. Memories Remain
04. The Rage Behind
05. Save Another Day
06. Hypocrisy
07. Road To Nowhere
08. Simple Mind
09. The Hitman
10. Never Say Goodbye

Gianluca Ferro: stefano sebo xotta, frank caruso... 24 strings coming soon

Looking at a release date of 20th March 2009, this long awaited CD features a host of top Italian shredders, aka 24 Strings. More details to follow, but rest assured a guitar assault of the highest order... using 7 and 8 string guitars!

Tony Hernando: an actual event... yes a new cd!

It's been a while for a new Tony Hernando release, and like previous releases this one is chock fool of hot guitar.
“Actual Events” is Tony Hernando´s strongest album to date, 11 furious instrumentals with a strong sense of melody and aggressive approach. With a top production, good compositions and a passionate playing by Tony Hernando and one of the best drumming performances in years by Mike Terrana, “Actual Events” is a heavy sounding yet catchy and interesting album.

Tony Hernando, the Spain based guitarist is one of the most exciting shredders in Europe today. Tony has released 4 solo albums and an outstanding CD/DVD, including the acclaimed “III” and has toured with some of the best players in business, like Andy Timmons and Richie Kotzen. Tony is an Ibanez and Bogner endorsee and since 2007 is also the new guitarist for the nº1 Metal act from Spain - Saratoga.

“Actual Events” shows Tony Hernando´s progressive and neoclassical side more than ever, with an influence from the first Macalpine, Yngwie and Cacophony records. In addition there are some fusion and classical numbers too, making the record strong and interesting from start to finish. “Actual Events” has elements that can be found on Tony’s previous releases giving fans something to grasp instantly and this variety of sound is due to Tony’s wide spectrum of musical likes and knowledge, but “Actual Events” shows more than any other record of his a maturity in composition.

On drummer Mike Terrana who has played on all Tony’s previous releases Hernando comments, “We are good friends and work together really well. He has said that this is one of his best recordings in years. I pushed him to play better than ever and the album not only has a guitar fest through out, but a drums fest as well”. On the album creation Tony comments, “I began the compositions in Jan 08, made the demos for Mike around March and then we went to Roland Grapow´s studios in Slovakia for recording in April. I finished additional tracks at my own studio after my summer tour with Saratoga and mixed the album in September 2008”

Released just in time for my Birthday!

Actual Event

01/ Eyes of Orion.
02/ Totem.
03/ Stones Of Silence.
04/ Tomorrow’s Rain.
05/ Land With No Sun.
06/ Signals Of Aggression.
07/ State Of Mind.
08/ Deathly Kiss.
09/ Side Effects.
10/ Driven By Fear.
11/ The Watcher.

Francesco Fareri: when in rome!

Live Performance at Jailbreak in Rome on January 16th 2009, The Band:
Francesco Fareri - Guitar
Emanuele Calvelli - Bass
Emiliano Cantiano - Drums

Francesco Fareri Live Concert - Song 1

Francesco Fareri Live Concert - Song 2

Francesco Fareri Live Concert - Song 3

Greg Howe: rich murray is there... so this video of greg and jennifer batten will have to do for us!

Greg Howe was really on that night.

Greg Howe "Side Note" @ Tone Merchants 1-16-09

Greg Howe & Jennifer Batten Cover "Led Boots" Tone Merchants 1-16-09