Monday, 27 July 2009

Derryl Gabel: creative tapping now in HD Creative Tapping Techniques instructional DVD. In this one hour video I will share with you an exciting and creative approach to tapping. This approach is fairly easy to master and allows you to use two of your fingers on your picking hand while still holding the pick! I'll also show you 50 of my coolest sounding tapping ideas for you to explore and use in creating your own over the top solos. Each lick can be accessed via the interactive menus and includes the Power Tab and PDF transcription files. The ideas start out at a basic level and go all the way to some of the most extreme and unbelievable sounding licks you have ever heard. So grab your guitar and get ready to tap your way into some exciting new territory!

Creative Tapping Techniques Ad

Lydian Flight Demo HD

This clip is taken from an improv I call SONAR which is actually Giant Steps changes.

SONAR ( Giant Steps ) Demo HD

Marcel Jacob, Gary Schutt: rip tribute

The video includes the final footage of Marcel performing with W.E.T. in their new promo video.

Tribute to Marcel Jacob from lexilyn on Vimeo.

Tymon Kruidenier: fusionmetal cd almost sold out

I have the CD and it's awesome!

Tymon Kruidenier:
Our album has been selling well. We're almost out of our limited unique edition of which we only printed 1,000 copies. So it's time to start offering a cheaper alternative, today we present to you a simple digipack version of our album. It's selling for only 11,99 euros including shipping costs, world wide.

If you do want to get your hands on a limited unique edition CD, now is the time because they are almost sold out. They are going for 21,99 euros including shipping costs, world wide."

Exivious is:
Tymon (Cynic) – guitar
Michel Nienhuis (ex-SENGAIA) – guitar
Robin Zielhorst (Cynic) – bass
Stef Broks (Textures) – drums

Petar Atanasov: two for the price of one - shred this competition

Petar Atanasov is based in Bulgaria... he's been posting videos on YouTube for a number of years and this is his YouTube

Petar Atanasov- "Shred This" - Truth-In-Shredding Competition

and a more laid back entry

Petar Atanasov- "Shred This" - Truth-In-Shredding Competition #2

Col Hicks: 8 string shred this!

Col Hicks is a 38 year old shredder and he's been ripping it up for over 25 years. He teaches guitar for a living in Sheffield UK... I've been following a recent string of 8 string videos posted by Col, so it was great to see the first 8 string entry. You can subscribe

shred this entry

Plus some shred on an 8 string demo

8 string sweeping

8 string sweeping part 2

Doug Steele: as voice over man!

Doug Steele says:
I did a voice over not too long ago, and the shit was like pulling teeth!!

Voice over stuff

Doug Steele: Voice over footage

Vinnie Moore: road crew interview

Vinnie Moore takes time from his busy tour with UFO to call us from England. He talks about his new CD, 'To The Core' and how technology has helped him record it.

Jeff Loomis: zwarte cross 2009

Nevermore - This Sacrament "Zwarte Cross 2009"

Nevermore - The Riverdragon Has Come "Zwarte Cross 2009 Holland"

Elias Viljanen: sonata arctica cd and tour dates

"The Days Of Grays" will be released on September 18 in Europe and September 22 in North America through Nuclear Blast Records. full details

The track listing for the effort is as follows:

Limited 2CD Digipack:

01. Everything Fades To Gray (instrumental)
02. Deathaura
03. The Last Amazing Grays
04. Flag In The Ground
05. Breathing
06. Zeroes
07. The Dead Skin
08. Juliet
09. No Dream Can Heal A Broken Heart
10. As If The World Wasn't Ending
11. The Truth Is Out There
12. Everything Fades To Gray (full version)

Bonus Track:

13. In The Dark

Bonus CD: track listing to be announced

CD Jewelcase:

01. Everything Fades To Gray (instrumental)
02. Deathaura
03. The Last Amazing Grays
04. Flag In The Ground
05. Breathing
06. Zeroes
07. The Dead Skin
08. Juliet
09. No Dream Can Heal A Broken Heart
10. As If The World Wasn't Ending
11. The Truth Is Out There
12. Everything Fades To Gray (full version)

Check out the album artwork below.

SONATA ARCTICA keyboardist Henrik "Lance" Klingenberg previously described the band's new material as "a bit darker and maybe not so complex as [2007's] 'Unia'. Nevertheless, it's definitely not a back-to-the-roots album with fast power metal. All the trademark SONATA stuff is on there, solos, lots of singing some slower songs."

SONATA ARCTICA will play a handful of headlining dates prior to and at the end of their North American tour with DRAGONFORCE. These shows will be the only SONATA ARCTICA headlining gigs until next spring.

The details are as follows:

Sep. 17 - San Marcos, CA - Jumping Turtle
Oct. 12 - Hartford, CT - Webster Theater
Oct. 13 - Pittsburgh, PA - Rex Theater
Oct. 15 - London, ONT (Canada) - Music Hall
Oct. 16 - Cleveland, OH - Peabody's Down Under
Oct. 17 - Louisville, KY - Uncle Pleasants
Oct. 18 - Milwaukee, WI - The Rave

Tickets are available now exclusively through until July 10 at which point they go onsale through all normal ticketing systems.

News: lion music mail list

If you were a member of the old list you should have got a few messages regarding the migration to the new list.

If for some reason you didn't get this email, simply sign up to the new list at

You will then need to do an auto reply to a confirmation email.

Andy Craven

Lion Music Promotion

Warren DeMartini: tv 6 interview

Ratt Interview with Warren De Martini at the House Of Blues Chicago 7-09 by TV6. On tour with Extreme

RATT Interview with Warren De Martini Chicago 7-09 TV6

Yngwie Malmsteen: the genesis cd

Yngwie Malmsteen's Rising Force Records will release "The Genesis", a collection of Malmsteen's early recordings, in the U.S. on August 25, 2009. Originally issued in Japan in 2002, "The Genesis" consists of very early versions of songs (recorded in 1980 around the time when Malmsteen was 16 or 17 years old) which were later reworked for compositions on albums throughout Yngwie's career. The CD will contain a bonus video from the same era. full post

"The Genesis" track listing:

01. Birth Of The Sun (9:25)
02. Plague In Lucifer's Mind (4:30)
03. Dying Man (8:47)
04. Black Music Suite Op.3 (instrumental) (12:52)
05. Merlin's Castle (4:55)
06. Voodoo Nights (instrumental) (8:42)
07. Hello (1:51)
08. Voodoo Child (jam) (12:18)
09. On A Serious Note (instrumental) (5:54)

Joop Wolters: shadrane promo

Joop Wolters posted a track for the Shadrane CD:
goran edman; vocals virgil donati; drums vivien lalu;keys,production joop wolters; composition, guitars,bass

shadrane consider it

Paul Gilbert: eugenio mori masterclass

Paul Gilbert: eugenio mori masterclass 06-04-2009