Sunday, 2 August 2009

Guthrie Govan: suhr clinic

Get them before they are gone...

Guthrie Govan: Suhr Clinic at Berklee

David T Chastain: new southern gentleman cd available for pre order

Southern Gentlemen Instrumentalized:
Southern Gentlemen's debut Cd, "Exotic Dancer Blues" was released in 2000 to rousing praise from both critics and fans. Since then the band has released 3 other highly acclaimed Cds: In 2003 "Double Your Pleasure," 2006 "Third Time is the Charm," and 2008 "Valley of Fire." Southern Gentlemen's sound has been described by critics as a mixture of any of the following: Rock, Metal, Blues, 80s, 70s, and Hard Rock. Positive comparisons as a new generation of ZZ Top, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Robin Trower, Cream, Bad Company, Whitesnake, Lynyrd Skynyrd and others of the era helped fortify the band's reputation. Southern Gentlemen's music has been used extensively on numerous TV networks such as VH1, CBS, USA, MTV, A&E, Biography, National Geographic, History Channel, Discovery, Discovery Health, CMTV, Comedy Central, Learning Channel, FIT TV, NFL Network, Travel Channel, Animal Planet, Bravo, HGTV, VSPOT, Style, Disney, SCI-FI, Spike TV and others. Although not as common, the band's music has also made it onto a few major motion picture DVDs domestically as well as internationally.

Band founder and guitarist David T. Chastain explains, "There is a simple explanation to the origin of this new release, "Instrumentalized." A music supervisor asked us to give him an instrumental version of one of our tracks. After completing his request we were very happy with the end result. We then decided to arrange a few more tracks for our own enjoyment. In the end we decided to put together an entire Cd's worth of material as we thought the tracks rocked instrumentally and stood on their own. So we hope the fans enjoy listening as much as we did putting the release together."

"Instrumentalized" continues the band's mission of incorporating Hard Rock, Blues and Metal into the "Southern Gentlemen Sound." A sound that is growing in acceptance. David's final comment, "Either you get us or you don't. We don't really care what is happening around us and were aren't trying to make it onto the cover of some teenybopper magazine. Southern Gentlemen is having a great time playing classic music with a modern slant, kicking ass and giving a one finger salute to the music establishment."
pre order you can also order t-shirts of all Chastain album covers

Gus Drax: looking for new band members

Gus Drax says:
I would like to announce that i'm seeking for musicians to form a band together(singer,drummer,bassist,keyboards).

I have already some songs down and i want to find the right guys to work with them SERIOUSLY!

I'm interested for dedicated musicians who want to write-record music and tour as much as possible!

If you are interested send me a message to talk about it!

PS: This has NOTHING to do with Biomechanical! I'm still in the band!

Stay Heavy

Lori Linstruth: guilt machine good to go... just need to sign a few things...

Lori Linstruth, Jasper and Arjen signing the Guilt Machine digibook preorders... I got mine on pre order!

George Lynch: new cd sound samples posted.

1. 21st Century Man 4:55 Listen!2. Smoke and Mirrors 5:00 Listen!3. Lucky Man 4:29 Listen!4. My Kind of Healer 3:33 Listen!5. Time Keepers 6:54 Listen!6. Revolution Heroes 4:01 Listen!7. Let the Music Be Your Master 6:19 Listen!8. The Phacist 4:10 Listen!9. Where Do You Sleep at Night 3:50 Listen!10. Madly Backwards 4:12 Listen!11. We Will Remain 4:37 Listen!12. Before I Close My Eyes 4:43 Listen!13. Mansions in the Sky bonus track 4:19 Listen!
Total Running Time: 61:02

News: strat-o-blogster reaches the 3 year milestone!

(photo: Catherine Ruehle - Sublime Bakery Fort Worth, TX)

Congrats to Strat-o-blogster, 3 years of blogging and counting!

3 ridiculous years!

1200 daily hits & 2418 RSS subscribers!

full details and yellow blog

News: top 10 instrumental cds contains 4 truth in shredding guitar stars.

Jose De Castro, Prashant Aswani, Marco Sfogli, Krzyszt of Misiak mke it into the top 10 with their releases, good luck to them all!

We're excited to announce the 2009 Just Plain Folks Music Award nominees. (Click the buttons below to see who made it.) The nominees will take a second to load. If you entered, be sure to check the entire pages to make sure you didn't miss a nomination. To read our explanation about Genre Selection, click here.

Instrumental Rock Album Nominees

Artist Name Location
Andreas Kapsalis Trio Andreas Kapsalis Trio IL
Conversation Jose de Castro Spain
Electric Roots Nicola Costa Italy
Evolution The Link Quartet OR
Reactivated Clark, Pauken, Ricketts OH
Revelation: Fully Loaded Prashant Aswani CA
Room 137 Curtis IL
The Alchemists II The Alchemists II UK
There's Hope Marco Sfogli Finland
Wydaje mi sie... Krzyszt of Misiak Poland

Steve Lukather: blues in the caneries

Steve Lukather Band - Red House (10-07-2009 Las Palmas)

Steve Lukather - Red House (09-07-2009 Tenerife)

Fran Alonso: shred this, ala las palmas!

Yes another video from a different location, this time from Las Palmas in Gran Canaria. Fran Alonso is playing one the Reb Beach special Ibanez guitars and delivers some super nice tapped shred over the Tom Quayle supplied funky backing track!

Fran Alonso - Truth In Shredding

George Lynch: live dates updated

George Lynch has announced two more live dates (**) for his SOULS OF WE project with former BRIDES OF DESRUCTION frontman London LeGrand. The band's scheduleis now as follows:

21 - Yucaipa, CA - Angels Roadhouse **
23 - Redondo Beach, CA - Brixton **
28 - Santa Clara, CA - Avalon Nightclub

4 - Santa Ana, CA - Galaxy Theater

Chris Feener: tribute to megadeth

Chris Feener says:
Hey guys, due to my old video crapping out on me some how, I figured I'd re-upload it. Turns out it was the initial video file that I uploaded which was causing all the issues, my camera was being a bit funky. So I recorded a new one. A few mess-ups, but what the hey - haven't played it in quite a while. Atleast this one is "watchable". Anyway, enjoy!

Russ Parrish: steel panther loud park appearance

STEEL PANTHER has been confirmed for this year's Loud Park festival, set to take place October 17-18 at Makuhari Messe, a convention center in Japan located in the western region of Chiba Prefecture, close to Tokyo.

The festival billing is shaping up as follows:

Saturday, October 17:


Sunday, October 18:


Thomas Youngblood: kamelot tour dates

Shred medium's favourite band... KAMELOT have scheduled the following European tour dates in 2010:

Mar. 25 - Charleroi, Belgium - Le Coliseum
Mar. 26 - Tilburg, Holland - O13
Mar. 27 - Amsterdam, Holland - Paradiso
Mar. 28 - London, UK - Koko
Mar. 31 - Paris, France - Elysee Montmartre
Apr. 01 - Pratteln, Switzerland - Z7 Kulturfabrik
Apr. 02 - Montpellier, France - Rockstore
Apr. 03 - Barcelona, Spain - Salamandra 1
Apr. 04 - Madrid, Spain - La Riviera
Apr. 07 - Dortmund, Germany - FZW
Apr. 08 - Köln, Germany - Live Music Hall
Apr. 09 - Hamburg, Germany - Markthalle
Apr. 10 - Gothenburg, Sweden - Trädgårn
Apr. 11 - Stockholm, Sweden - Tyrol
Apr. 13 - Helsinki, Finland - Nosturi
Apr. 14 - Tampere, Finland - Pakkahuone
Apr. 16 - Oslo, Norway - Sentrum Scene
Apr. 17 - Oslo, Norway - Sentrum Scene

Kamelot Thomas Youngblood home studio

Rob Chappers: lag arkane

Rob Chappers demonstrates the Arkane A200ST - Electric guitar. You can see more details on LAG guitars at

LAG Arkane A200ST - Electric guitar review

Doug Steele: keep you pick hard!

Doug Steele Shreds and talks about Starpics

Greg Howe: tribute to michael jackson!

Posted by Greg Howe. Greg Howe playing with Michael Jackson live - They Don't Care About Us

Michael Jackson / Greg Howe Live - They Don't Care About Us

Michael Jackson / Greg Howe Live - D.S.

Michael Jackson with guitarist Greg Howe "Beat It" solo

Michael Jackson / Greg Howe Live - Black or White

Muris Varajic: sings!

Sorry more facebook closed world but worth it to see Muris Varajic in vocal flow... not bad voice... I'm glad he left the high part for the female singer enjoy

Guthrie Govan, Nili Brosh, Jon Finn: photos

I fixed the video link in the last post... thanks to all none of you who let me know it was wrong ;).

Jon Finn has posted some photo's on facebook