Thursday, 5 February 2009

Kostas Karamitroudis: gus g and firewind bring in the awards


FIREWIND are 3 times winners on Metal Hammer (GR) Reader's Polls 2008!
The band has has won the categories for Best Greek Band, Best Guitarist and Best Keyboardist, while taking also place on the list for Best International Band and Best DVD!

Best Guitarist:

1. Gus G. (Firewind)
2. Jeff Loomis (Nevermore)
3. James Hetfield (Metallica)
4. Kirk Hammett (Metallica)
5. Angus Young (AC/DC)

Best Keyboardist:
1. Bob Katsionis (Firewind)
2. Craig Jones (Slipknot)
3. Mustis (Dimmu Borgir)
4. Dizzy Reed (Guns N Roses)
5. Per Wiberg (Opeth)

Best Greek Band:
1. Firewind
2. Septicflesh
3. Naer Mataron
4. Web
5. Heathendom

Also featured in 2 more categories

Best International Band: Firewind on #10
Best DVD: Live Premonition on #5

From all of us in the band, a huge THANK YOU to our faithful fans in Greece and to all Metal Hammer readers that keep supporting us and making us proud!

Stay Metal!!

News: shredguy records looking for more top shredders!


Shred guy records says:

Now that VOLUME TWO of our SHREDDING ACROSS THE WORLD series is finished(release date is FEB 10TH), its time to get to work on VOLUME THREE!!

We have already received some tracks and filled some spots for VOLUME THREE!! But we are still looking for some good shred guitar tracks to fill the remaining spots. So if you are interested on being on this compilation cd get in touch with us either through this myspace or email

Adrian English: gets and introduction

Adrian English get an introduction from Shredguy records


On track # 9 on our upcoming cd SHREDDING ACROSS THE WORLD...VOLUME TWO we have the talents of THE FUTURE DEVESTATION MOVEMENT and their shred opus FLIGHT OF THE BLUE PHOENIX. One half of this shred team is none other than ADRIAN ENGLISH aka 7 SHREDR.

Adrian has been playing for 24 years..honing his skills through lessons with FRANK PAULINO, playing in bands(since he was 13), competing in guitar contests, and teaching. Along the way he has played with Jamie Borden, Mike Varney, Tommy Paris(of Britney Fox), Mike Poe(of Apochrypha), and Chris Storey(of ALL SHALL PERISH). He counts George Lynch, Tony Macalpine, Shawn Lane, Paul Gilbert, Michael Lee Firkins, and Jason Becker as influences.

In 1993, Adrian was profiled in GUITAR WORLD magazine in Mike Varney's(Shrapnel Records) spotlight column along with Michael Romeo of Symphony X.

In 1994, Adrian was a top 30 qualifier in the search to replace Zack Wylde in Ozzy Osbournes band.

In 2002 Adrian was a regional qualifier in the 2002 GUITARMAGEDDON contest sponsored by GUITAR CENTER.

Right now Adrian's weapons of choice(his gear) are the Mesa Boogie triple rectifier, A.R.T. multi-verb,Berhinger efx proccessor,2 Marshall 1960 lead 4x12's, Ibanez 7string universe,Ibanez 7string rg,Ibanez 6string rg550,Ibanez limited steve vai euphoria electric acoustic, first edition crate bluevoodoo 120 95'series.

In Adrian's words "my objectives to tour with an established metal band either as a hired gun or a core writer, to establish a new project w/my current drummer chas, take F.D.M.(future devastation movement)w/ pete pachio to the touring level.,oh yeah to finally get a full page spread in every guitar magazine in the world!"

SHREDGUY RECORDS looks forward to helping Adrian achieve those objectives!!

Wim Roelants: mr g and the blue power


Mr.G & the Blue Power is back to shake the neighbourhood.
Line up :
Wim Roelants ( Voc/Guitar )
Bruno Meeus ( Drums )
Roman Korolik ( Bass )

More info at :

Mr G & The Blue Power Guitarblast - She Moves Me

MrG & The Blue Power Guitarblast - It Ain't Enough

MrGBP Guitarblast Sugartime Little Wing

Mr.G & Blue Power - ian original Belgian progressive trio that fuses Hard-Rock-, Blues-Rock- and hard-funk elements, reaching out to the glory days of S.R.Vaugn, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Rush, Fleetwood Mac and tunes in to modern jazz spheres such as Miles Davis, JohnMcLauglin and Alan Holdsworth.

Paul Kaiser: when spiders attack

A new video from Paul Kaiser - spiders attack
Paul Kaiser - Guitar Video No 1

Paul Kaiser is on MySpace:

He has a new CD available from his web site:

Derek Sherinian: upcoming radio shows


FRI, FEB 6th "Mitch Minute" on Ottawa's #1 station - Majic 100.3 FM - Live Friday nights at 7:45PM EST and 4:45PM PST (approx.) - online streaming at

SAT, FEB 7th 1:00 pm EST and 10:00AM PST. "THE GAGLIARCHIVES" It airs on three radio stations: 88.9 / 95.1 / 100.7 FM in NJ/Philly/DE. It can be streamed online at

Pete Pachio: recording new solos

Pete Pachio says: Hey guys,I was in the studio last night ,laying down guitar solos for some friends o
f mine...a band called desolation sect.I will be playing some guest solo spots on their new demo. The music is very intense and should appeal to all fans of heavy progressive metal.

Vocal wise on this new track i played on, the vocalist, Alessio Cannestrelli(sp) tears it up, sounding at times reminiscent of Phil Anselmo..then..Tim "Ripper" Owens, then the legendary John Arch. I had a blast and look forward to working with and recording more tracks with them in the weeks to come. Please add them to your myspace .

Luigi Rinaldi: new cd available

Luigi Rinaldi has added a paypal option for the new CD entitled Undisciplined Robotic Ensemble - 2009

Sebastian Salinas: capriccio dantesco

Sebastian Salinas, from Argentina, guitarist and composer, has made a demo of his future CD, for promotion, this demo has 3 compositions by Sebastian and 6 covers, nine tracks.

Capriccio Dantesco- Sebastian Salinas


01-Capriccio Dantesco (Sebastian Salinas)
02-Thunder in heaven (Sebastian Salinas)
03-Heroes path (dedicated to jason becker) (Sebastian Salinas)
04-The loner (Gary Moore)
05-Highway Star (Deep Purple)
06-Adagio from orchestral suite in D (also air on a g string) (J. S. BACH)
07-Cryin (Joe Satriani)
08-Little wing (Jimi Hendrix)
09-Violin sonata in B minor (J. S. Bach)

You can download free:

News: petruccifever guitar solo contest.. time running out

Not entered yet? well go to it... lots of competition... and some cool prizes!

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The honours
#52 - Most Discussed (This Month) - Music - Germany
#1 - Most Responded (Today) - Germany
#66 - Most Responded (Today) - Global
#1 - Most Responded (Today) - Music - Germany
#9 - Most Responded (Today) - Music - Global
#2 - Most Responded (This Week) - Germany
#99 - Most Responded (This Week) - Global
#1 - Most Responded (This Week) - Music - Germany
#20 - Most Responded (This Week) - Music - Global
#5 - Most Responded (This Month) - Germany
#3 - Most Responded (This Month) - Music - Germany
#42 - Most Responded (This Month) - Music - Global
#18 - Most Responded (All Time) - Germany
#8 - Most Responded (All Time) - Music - Germany

and some cool judges:

JUDGES: Muris Varajic (Foca, Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Chris Feener (Grand Falls-Windsor, Newfoundland, Canada)
Vafa Mottahedin (San Diego, USA)
Chris Cundy (Westland (Michigan), USA)
Laurie Monk (Bristol, UK)
Anthony McLeod (New South Wales, Australia)
Tom Quayle (Leeds, UK)
Julian Puttins (Munich, Germany) ;)

Marcos De Ros: dolphin in hd

Marcos De Ros plays Dolphin... also available in HD

Paul Gilbert: showing signs of aging and adopts an faux english accent


Paul Gilbert Media Law Showreel (High Quality)

Paul Gilbert: racerx 1988 solo

errr... another video with self explanitory title... but just in case you missed it... Paul Gilbert solo at a Racer X show in 1988!

Paul Gilbert Guitar Solo - Racer X 1988

George Lynch: scaring the stick at namm 2009

Another brace of videos featuring the ever scary "Lord George Of Lynch"

George Lynch at NAMM 2009 pt.1

George Lynch at NAMM 2009 pt.2

Dave Weiner: shakes the sausage at namm 2009

A brace of videos from Dave Weiner's live show at NAMM 2009.

Dave Weiner at NAMM 2009 pt.1

Dave Weiner at NAMM 2009 pt.2

Guthrie Govan: gripping the guitar namm 2009

Guthrie Govan... the guitar still has the price tag on it!

Guthrie Govan at NAMM 2009

Greg Howe: namm 2009 three sides to the story

Three videos of Greg Howe at NAMM 2009. Kudos once again to Chris Johnstone

Greg Howe 2

Greg Howe at NAMM 2009 pt.2

Greg Howe at NAMM 2009 pt.3

Bruce Bouillet: solo with racer x 1988

err, the title says it all... Bruce Bouillet solo at a Racer X show in 1988!

Bruce Bouillet Guitar Solo - Racer X 1988