Wednesday, 7 October 2009

News: guitar rig 4


GUITAR RIG 4 PRO

Overview

Perfect Custom Tone



GUITAR RIG 4 PRO is the ultimate all-in-one guitar and bass solution for perfect custom tone. The powerful and intuitive software comprises of a vast array of amps, cabinets, mics and effects, recreated in stunning detail. The latest version includes 2 new amps, 4 new super-flexible effects and above all, the revolutionary Control Room for that “big bucks” studio tone.

What's new in version 4...

14 Supreme Amps and Matched Cabinets



The GUITAR RIG 4 PRO software offers 14 amazing guitar and bass amplifiers, modeled with the exacting precision of NATIVE INSTRUMENTS’ award-winning Dynamic Tube Response Technology®. Including the original multi-channel designs and model-specific tweaking options, these amps not only accurately convey the character, charm and feel of their real-world counterparts, but also offer a huge arsenal of tried-and-true tones for all genres. The included Matched Cabinets module offers a harmonized speaker setup for every single amp. It's easy to use yet super-flexible, providing you with classic sounds in seconds.

Control Room

This all-new module opens a vast new world of tone with an unparalleled degree of natural sound reproduction and tonal clarity. With just a few fader moves you can create the sound of professional studio recordings that will definitely cut through the mix.

Personal Guitar Assistant

GUITAR RIG 4 PRO features numerous tools to help you achieve your best performance. Tape decks for super-easy recording and playback, a metronome and an integrated tuner all help keep the focus on your creativity. A loop machine allows guitar and bass loops to be created and layered on the fly. With GUITAR RIG 4 PRO, your own personal guitar assistant is on hand every time you plug in.

Reamp Your Tone




GUITAR RIG 4 PRO works perfectly as a stand-alone program and within any sequencer. This allows you to "reamp" your sound in a convenient way – record your performance, then tweak and change the tone afterwards in any way you like, as often as you want.




Guthrie Govan: clinic dates updated, one near you?

Here's the updated schedule for the UK dates. No change except for the clinic-show in Essex (sponsored by Peach Guitars0 has been changed from Dec 5 Sat to Dec 6 Sunday. We're planning to be there from around 2PM to 6PM so that you guys don't get in late on before a workday. There'll be a 90-minute master class for approximately 20 students which I assume would start around 2PM and we'll try to get the clinic and show rolling around 4PM.

Dec 6 Sun - Great Bardfield, Essex - Peach Guitars - Venue: High Barn
http://www.high-barn.com/index.html

Dec 8 Tue - Newcastle - Guitar Guitar

Dec 9 Wed - Manchester - Sounds Great

The details for the Venue are as follows

Menzies Pinewood Hotel
180 Wilmslow Road
Manchester
SK9 3LG

Tel (0)1625 529211

http://www.menzies-hotels.co.uk/hote...anchester.aspx


We (Sounds Great) are using one of their conference rooms for the clinic and masterclass.

Contact for tickets should be directed to

Soundsgreat
180-182 Wilmslow Road
Heald Green
Cheadle
SK8 3BG

(0)161 436 4799
info@soundsgreatmusic.com

We will have the details up on the site to buy tickets and Masterclass tickets this week.

Venue capacity is 120

Ticket price will be £5.00 each plus postage if needed
Masterclass price would be £35.00 each plus postage if needed, this price would of course allow entry to the evening show, 20 people only.

Start time for the evening show would be 7.45pm, Masterclass probably around 4.00pm.


Dec 10 Thu - Birmingham - Erotic Cakes gig

Norway?
As of now, the tentative date for the clinic in Norway (near Stavanger) is December 19 Sat. Please contact Godlyd for more details:

http://www.godlyd.no/

Silvio Gazquez: guitar fest photos

Silvio Gazquez posted some photos of the Guitar Fest Argentina 2009: http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewPicture&friendID=149377852&albumId=2123194

Misha Mansoor: Bulb blues with 7 strings

Bulb... yes not that Bulb... sorry... Thanks to Kerheat:
I Really love 7 strings guitars !! and this is great !!! an elderly woman playing guitar blues with an electric bulb


Blues with 7 strings !!!! with a bulb !! awesome !!!

Yngwie Malmsteen, Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, John Petrucci, Steve Morse: guitar world shred special


More http://www.guitarworld.com/legends

Dannyjoe Carter: alternate picking and trem work

Marshall JVM - alternate picking


Marshall JVM - trem work

Gary Hoey: rock house video shoot promo

Here is an inside look at Joe P. of Rock House putting the Gary Hoey Commercial together.

Rock House Behind the Scenes of the Gary Hoey Commercial

Dannyjoe Carter: sweeper madness

Marshall JVM - sweeps!

News: HTC mobile phone to get a guitar theme!

T-Mobile to retune HTC Magic as guitar-themed phone:
In a bold attempt to strike the right chord with modern mobile music fans, T-Mobile has confirmed plans to go on tour with a guitar themed handset.




full details

T-Mobile press release

Perfect for the music lover, the T-Mobile® myTouch™ 3G Fender™ Limited Edition is the newest in the T-Mobile myTouch franchise. Anticipated for later this year, the myTouch 3G Fender Limited Edition has a guitar-inspired wood-grain finish and provides access to the growing Android Market, which now offers more than 10,000 applications. In addition to offering the vast personalization options and integration of Google™ services available on the myTouch 3G, customers can also enjoy a more complete mobile media experience with a 3.5mm headset jack, pre-installed 16GB microSD card, and exclusive pre-loaded video and audio clips by iconic musicians.

News: Guitar Worlds Guitar Bloggers Forum



Got an RSS feed?, post regularly?... want people to follow you? Want to think about monetising your blog?, want to find out about analytics?, want to learn from like minded blogging people, want to tell us how it's done? Your musician, want to make a living by augmenting your playing with a web presence?

Yes all these are dicussed here: http://news.guitarworld.com/group/guitar_bloggers/, these are the top blogs http://news.guitarworld.com/blogs/

Come along with your RSS feed and join in: http://news.guitarworld.com/contact/

Charles Shaughnessy: blue,funky, ballad jam chopstix tacoma

improvised guitar solos at a piano bar in Tacoma, WA.



Charlie Shaughnessy - Blues Jam at CHOPSTIX in Tacoma 9/16/09


Charlie Shaughnessy LIVE at CHOPSTIX September 2 2009 (FUNKY)


Charlie Shaughnessy LIVE at CHOPSTIX September 2 2009 (BALLAD)

Kara Gordon: battle of the bands entry

Kara Gordon says:
My two originals played back to back, Dirty thieves and Technical blast at Emergenza Battle of the bands finals, I took prize for top guitarist and won a Hagstrom, will post vid on it soon when I get it.


K Gordon - Dirty Thieves/Technical Blast

News: shred reviews goes live



Launching my new website where I aim to fairly and comprehensively review as many of the instructional products for the guitar as I can manage. I'm not the greatest player in the world but I've seen many DVD's, CD's, and Videos over the years, as well as having read my fair share of books.

Some are worth buying, some are worth borrowing from a friend and frankly.....some are worth avoiding. Each week I'll be trying to bring you a cross-section of reviews to add to those already on the site with a view to providing a solid database for aspiring shredders to base their purchases on.

Sorry for the less than professional video - they will get better! :)

Shred Reviews Video Launch


Current features include:
Rob Chappers
Adam Ironside
Frank Gambale
Alex Masi

Rusty Cooley: polar cool in red eye fly!

One of the last gigs Outworld played before breaking up. War Cry live in Austin Texas at the Red 7


Rusty Cooley Outworld War Cry Live


Here's Polar live in Austin Texas at The Red Eye Fly. This is one of the worst gigs ever. what you can't see is that we are outside and in Texas in August that's just like playing in hell! Also the stage is built over hanging a creek that drops down about 100 feet Matt could look down and through the holes in the stage see the creek very scary!! To make things worse the pa completely sucked and no one had monitors at least that worked.


Rusty Cooley Outworld Polar live

Carlos Lichman: web lessons 2

Order now this lesson! Using the e-mail:carlos@carloslichman.com
$5,00 each lesson. Order using Paypal!You will receive a PDF file and a TXT one with all explanations!
Order now and improve your guitar skills to a next level!!
more info:www.carloslichman.com
Carlos Lichman is supported by Giannini Strings and Basso Straps



Carlos Lichman Web Lesson: Shapes for improvisation


Carlos Lichman - Soundcheck

Borislav Mitic: the absolute promo video!

Title song of the new instrumental album. It's going to be Metal and LOUD!

Borislav Mitic - The Absolute (New album Dec. 4th on Lion Music)


This was an improvised live Jam on Jimi Hendrix song "Little Wing".

Borislav Mitic - Little Wing Jam

News: Street Musician gets a new lick of paint

Welcome to Street Musician

Dedicated to helping you become an all round better musician and guitarist.

Street Musician recently celebrated it’s first birthday in July and over the last few months has gone from strength to strength hitting the Top 20 guitar blogs across the planet after only 9 months on the scene.

The main aim of this site is to give a helping hand to any of you out there are trying to achieve new goals regarding your music. Whether it’s simply getting out of the house and playing in front of a few mates, taking on the world as a solo artist or just a getting few ideas to improve your singing, Street Musician aims to cover it all.

The site is growing in size and popularity every day and we’ve only really touched the surface so far. Over the next year there’s going to be loads more to come as I’ll be posting loads of tutorials, articles and videos (when I get round to it) to get you playing some of the greatest songs from the likes of Pink Floyd, Radiohead, Pearl Jam, Metallica, David Gray, Chilli’s, Coldplay, Green Day, Nirvana, Oasis and just about everyone else I can think of. Keep a look out cause I’m going to be covering just about every song in my gig list over the next few months.

Divide

Recently we’ve also started selling some amazing handmade professional instruments created by the skilled artisans and luthiers of Bolivia. The site features some really cool Andean instruments like flutes, charangos and classical guitars which have all been personally selected and chosen by members of my own family high in the mountains of the Andes.

With articles on playing, performing, singing, busking, gigging, web tips, health, humour, music and the Top 100 there is something here for everyone, what ever your levels of commitment.

This site is purely my own work and so will take time to achieve it’s full potential, so please be patient. If you are looking for some advice and can’t find it, then drop me a line at the address given on my contact page and I’ll see what I can do.

Would you like to contribute to this site ?

The opinions, views, lessons and reviews on Street Musician are purely my own and subject to your own interpretation and review. Please feel free to contact me if you have any other opinions you would like to air and I can add them to the site. I’m always looking for more content and invite our readers to contribute as much or as little as they like. All submissions will be considered and if I think they are suitable for the site, I will add them and give the authors credit for their work.

Thanks for visiting.

So what is the Street Musician Top 100 Guitar Blogs all about ?

About me and about the Top 100.



The Street Musician Top 100 Guitar Blogs is the best resource on the net for all the greatest guitar blogs on Earth. Each blog is listed with Google PR, Technorati and Alexa rankings and updated daily.

The Top 100 has been going strong now since July 2008, and over the last 15 months has gone from strength to strength bringing the best bloggers in the land and countless other guitar enthusiasts together in one place. If you are interested in joining the Top 100 or know of any great blogs that aren’t listed here, send me your submission and we’ll add you to the list.

Click here to find out more about the Top 100.

If you make it into the top rankings, Congratulations – you’ve got one of the best guitar blogs in the world.

Take a look at the Top 100 Guitar Blogs and click here to check out their recent posts.



Michel Top: workshow

6 videos in this collection

Michel Top - Workshow

Vernon Reid: fret12 interview

6 videos in this interview

Vernon Reid: fret12 interview

Herman Li: fret12 interview

10 videos in this interview

Herman Li: fret12 interview

Michael Schenker: acoustic project new CD

From blabbermouth
SCHENKER BARDEN ACOUSTIC PROJECT's October 12, 2009 Concert at the Hard Rock Cafe in Cologne, Germany will be filmed/recorded for future release.

The band's lineup for the show will be as follows:

Michael Schenker - Guitar
Gary Barden - Vocals
Michael Voss - Guitar, Backing Vocals
Kai Luennemann - Drums, Percussion, Keyboards, Backing Vocals

Audio samples of all 12 tracks that appear on
SCHENKER BARDEN ACOUSTIC PROJECT's first album, "Gipsy Lady", are available for streaming on Play.com.

"Gipsy Lady" was released on May 19 via Inakustik/MVD.

The track listing is as follows:

01.
Lost
02.
Dance Lady Gipsy
03.
All Of My Life
04.
Fight For Freedom
05.
El Grande
06.
Starting Over
07.
Can't Live On Life Alone
08.
Another Melody
09.
Travelled So Far
10.
Hungry
11.
Night Of The Stare
12.
The Journey

News: signed rock guitars

Signed Rock Guitars example Joe Satriani

Maycown Reichembach: brazil tour announced



Dec 17 20098:00P
Passo Fundo - Brazil TourPasso Fundo, Rio Grande do Sul
Dec 18 20098:00P
Caxias do Sul - Brazil TourCaxias do sul, Rio Grande do Sul
Dec 20 20098:00P
Garibaldi - Brazil TourGaribaldi, Rio Grande do Sul

Akira Takasaki, Chris Lasegue: Loudness and Jag Panzer join bang your head festival


DORO, JAG PANZER, ENFORCER and LOUDNESS have been confirmed for next year's Bang Your Head!!! festival, set to take place July 16-17, 2010 in Balingen, Germany.

More acts will be announced soon.

For more information, visit www.bang-your-head.de.

Julien Carayon: welcome to my nightmare

Julien Carayon says:
"A pretty dark sounding song going through ups and downs.
There is a long passage in this song starting @ 03:19 where I could have played tons of shred guitar technique. I could have, but I didn't as I like to take the time to play the right note to tell a story instead of playing showing off guitar shred. That's my philosophy of guitar playing. Telling a story..."


Julien Carayon - Welcome to my nightmare (Album: Lethal Alchemy)

Bill Ruppert: the guitar as telstar!

Bill Ruppert says: Hi this is Bill Ruppert.
I am writing to tell you of a new Effectology video I know your viewers would enjoy and have fun watching. This is the video series I do for Electro-Harmonix on how to produce "impossible" sounds using just a regular guitar and EHX effect pedals.

In this episode of Effectology I recreate the classic 1961 pop record hit "Telstar" using just a regular guitar and effect pedals.. The British hit "Telstar" was written and produced by the legendary recording engineer Joe Meek. It was one of the first chart topping records to feature a synthesizer!
"Telstar" used a VERY early vacuum tube Synthesizer called the Clavioline. It opened the world up to new sounds never heard before.

We do it with just a guitar and effect pedals! I also explore some other very fun sounds along the way.

Electro-Harmonix Effectology, Vol.8 Telstar-The Clavioline

Welcome to Electro-Harmonix's "Effectology" series, in which we create a remarkable collection of sounds using just a regular guitar and EHX effect pedals!
No keyboards,samplers or midi pickups were used.

In today's episode studio musician Bill Ruppert recreates the classic hit Telstar using just a guitar and Electro-Harmonix effect pedals.

Telstar was one of the fist pop hits to feature a synthesizer.
The Clavioline was a very early synthesizer using vacuum tubes.
Bill Ruppert also demonstrates some very unusual effects through the video as well.

EHX Pedals featured:Soul Preacher, Stereo Memory Man, Big Muff, Pulsar, Poly Phase, MicroSynth, Cathedral, Poly Chorus


Electro-Harmonix Effectology, Vol.8 Telstar


The "How to page" is here:
http://www.ehx.com/forums/viewthread/1900/

Thank you for your help and support.

Jad Nasr: jazzonjazz in space

Outside

Maneli Jamal: the art of guitar

Maneli Jamal also draws: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=39&id=500829615

News: Words Of The Music Masters



Forget about methods–here are the principles that will take your music to the next level. In this book, eight world-class musicians share their experience with you. Whether you want to improve your practice, rethink your music, go pro or simply need some encouragement, let the masters tell you how they found their way–and how you can find yours.



Currently, most educational resources for musicians are collections of technical methods (mainly exercises and charts), which you are supposed to practice over and over till you get them right. While this information is valuable for acquiring technique, it's not enough by itself. Methods tell you WHAT you need to practice, but it's the principles that tell you HOW to practice. Furthemore, there are many core aspects that are rarely commented - such as how to find your own voice, adapt your playing to new styles, train your professional qualities, etc.

In other words, there are really few books which go beyond methods and actually give you principles that can help you rethink the way you play and make music. Principles that could be of great help to all of us.

Words of the Music Masters helps fill that gap. In this new book, eight of the world´s most accomplished musicians explain their principles and vision on topics such as technique and skill acquisition, jamming and improvising, becoming a professional musician and advice and motivation of the most fundamental nature.

Jazz guitar legend John Abercrombie, bass maestros John Clayton, Larry Grenadier and Michael Manring, Megadeth’s former bassist and founder David Ellefson, drum virtuoso Thomas Lang, and drum legends Chester Thompson and Lenny White – in Words of the Music Masters, all eight of them share their guiding principles with you, so that you can apply them immediately to your playing.

The book will be released on Friday, October 9. You can get the paperback, the ebook, and even the original audios of the actual interviews. Take a sneek peak at www.wordsofthemusicmasters.com/sneak.html! Visit the Store http://www.wordsofthemusicmasters.com/store.html

News: robust pedal board system

G-System crash tested by increasingly heavy vehicles including a Leopard tank...Now taken to the extreme

TC Electronic G-System VS. heavy vehicles - extreme edition

Edward Box, Lars Eric Mattsson,Niels Vejlyt,Tommy Ermolli, : lion music news

NOVEMBER RELEASES - VENDETTA & MISSING TIDE

VENDETTA - HERETIC NATION

Genre - Heavy Metal
Released November 6th 2009
Cat LMC269
EAN6419922002698

Lion Music Promo Page - http://www.lionmusic.com/cd/hereticnation.htm

My Revelation promo video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NGUsfslbj0
Album sampler promo video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JzojN2gboBg

Since their formation in early 2006, Vendetta has gone from strength to strength. 2007’s Tyranny of Minority caught the metal masses unaware - here was a band not just content to reference the old school - they were on a mission to extract the very essence of this timeless style and reignite it for a new age. Inspired and on the up the band has spent the last 18 months carefully crafting their second album and 2009 see’s the release of Heretic Nation.

Containing ten scorching tracks, it takes off where Tyranny of Minority ended and all the hallmarks of the Vendetta sound are present and correct: Crunching guitars, throbbing bass, pounding drums, searing leads and impassioned vocals.

Heretic Nation is a natural progression from Tyranny of Minority both lyrically and musically. Having a permanent drummer in Lee Lamb combined with the band gigging for the past two years has solidified the band and Vendetta are now a more cohesive unit reflected in the overall sound and performances contained within Heretic Nation. One more subtle change to the debut is Heretic Nation being more ‘metal’ containing less of the ‘LA’ influence that was featured on Tyranny of Minority, but it still contains the balance of melody and aggression the band strive for.

On the subject of the band goals with Heretic Nation, Edward Box comments, “essentially it was to build on the positives of the debut but to take on board the criticisms. It was clear the vocals needed to be improved and the drumming pushed to the fore. We feel we have succeeded in harnessing a much better sound for the rhythm section and the vocals have a more aggressive and expansive feel to them. Overall, the album is more focused and tighter”.

Along with an excellent new album, the band have also produced 3 promotional videos for the album. The first of which “My Revelation” has been on YouTube for a couple of months prior to release and gained a superb response from the public. This will be followed up with another performance video for “New Horizon”.

In the final analysis Heretic Nation has a sound that reaches back into a bygone era of melody and finesse. If you haven’t already caught on then now is the time to convert to this most traditional of English metal bands.

TRACK LISTING
01. Delusion
02.Age Of Annihilation
03.New Horizon
04. My Revelation
05. Skaro
06. A Glass Half Empty
07. Killing Time
08. Face Your Demons
09. The Space Between
10. Powers That Be

MUSICIANS
Edward Box – Lead Vocals & Lead Guitar
Pete Thompson – Lead Guitar
Gary Foalle – Bass
Lee Lamb - Drums

ALBUM CREDITS
Recorded at Trinity Heights Studios, Newcastle Upon Tyne.
Produced by Vendetta and Fred Purser.
Engineered and Mixed by Fred Purser.

OFFICIAL WEBSITES
http://www.vendetta-theband.com/
http://www.myspace.com/nosafehole
http://uk.youtube.com/user/VendettaVault


MISSING TIDE - FOLLOW THE DREAMER

Genre - Melodic Metal
Released November 6th 2009
Cat LMC272
EAN6419922002728

Lion Music Promo Page - http://www.lionmusic.com/cd/followthedreamer.htm

From Copenhagen, Denmark come the new promising melodic hard rock/ heavy metal-act MISSING TIDE. Formed in 2007, the line-up consists of some of the most experienced and talented musicians from the Danish heavy metal scene with backgrounds in world renowned bands such as Royal Hunt, Pretty Maids, Evil Masquerade, Manticora and Kingdom Come. With a basis in Kasper Gram’s consistent bass play and the pounding and energetic drums from Allan Tschicaja, combined with powerful guitar riffs from Jacob Kjaer and Henrik Brockmann’s characteristic, intense and unique voice, Missing Tide produces a solid, melodic sound, which cannot be ignored.

On the debut album Follow the Dreamer, MISSING TIDE demonstrates how they manage to create a sound with roots in the eighties hard rock and heavy metal universe, that is still present and fresh. The eleven great songs of Follow the Dreamer are build upon heavy guitar riffs and a solid rhythm section, but with the melody hook lines in centre. Put together, “Follow the Dreamer” is in every way a great rock album.

“Follow the Dreamer” has everything from the more basic melodic metal tunes “Never Surrender“, “Fairytale“, and “Victim of a Crime“, to the more up-tempo songs such as “Traces of Fire“, “Push It to the Limit“ and the title song “Follow the Dreamer“, which all have a bit of elements of the neo-classical hard rock genre in them. On the emotional ballad “Broken Wings” the beat slows down a notch, which creates a bit of variation. The same goes for the final and heaviest song on the album, “Long Live the Heroes”. This song is a tribute to all the great hard rock bands of the eighties and takes Missing Tide back to their own youth, where they grew up listening to the music, that they love and live for to this day.

BRIEF BAND BIOGRAPHY
During the 90’, vocalist Henrik Brockmann and guitarist Jacob Kjaer, made a career for themself and became known in the the neo classical hard rock genre while recording and touring with Danish group Royal Hunt. Henrik and Jacob are being recognized for their own work and have over the years created a signature sound and style and are now heading for a new place together in the music industry. Missing Tide is the result of two years of song writing, hard work and a dedicated vision towards the future. The band consists of 4 friends who loves to play hardrock music and they also spend time together outside of the band as well. With Kasper Gram on bass, known for his work in Manticora and Allan Tschicaja on drums, known for his work in Pretty Maids, the band got the perfect line-up to begin on a new journey. A keyboard player might be added to the future line-up (handled by Jacob Kjaer here on the debut) and they are already writing new songs for another album. The Miss ing Tide members have commitments elsewhere but Missing Tide is not a project. This band is determined to record more albums together and take the music on the road.

TRACK LISTING
01. Follow The Dreamer.
02. Never Surrender.
03. Traces Of Fire.
04. Fairytale.
05. Dangerous.
06. Victim Of A Crime.
07. Broken Wings.
08. Push It To The Limit.
09. Take Me High.
10. Away.
11. Long Live The Heroes.

MUSICIANS
Henrik Brockmann - Vocals
Jacob Kjaer - Guitars
Kasper Gram - Bass
Allan Tschicaja - Drums

CREDITS
Produced by Jacob Kjaer
Recorded in Copenhagen, Denmark at Fury Recordings, D-Mansion, 907 and Bad Sound studios.
Mixed by Rasmus Toftland and Jacob Kjaer at Fury Recordings.
Mastering by Andy Horn.
Cover design and logo artwork by Johnny F.W. Nielson (Jompa)
original cover image by Bina Sveda
Band photos by www.th13teen.com

OFFICIAL WEBSITES
http://www.myspace.com/missingtide

ARTIST NEWS ROUND UP

DREYELANDS - ROOMS OF REVELATION VIDEO TEASER

Following on from last weeks announcement of the signing of Dreyelands we can serve up a brief teaser video for the forthcoming album "Rooms Of Revelation" set for release in the first quarter of 2010.

Dreyelands - Rooms Of Revelation teaser video links

HD version - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QH929ZlmDD4
Std version - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GN_u_WLFF8I

OFFICIAL WEBSITES
www.dreyelands.com / www.myspace.com/dreyelands


LARS ERIC MATTSSON STUDIO UPDATE

Lars Eric Mattsson has given an update on his next musical activity.

"I am currently recording and composing what will become the next MATTSSON album, I hope to see it released early 2010. Unfortunately it seems like Adrienn Antal who sung on "Dream Child" won't be able to participate. No replacement has yet been confirmed. I am recording 10 tracks that I believe will become the best music I have done this far. The material is a mix of progressive metal and symphonic neoclassical but will also include some classic rock/prog ideas. Even though the album title has not yet been set this will become a concept album as I do have the main ideas clear. I think it's fair to say that this album will continue where "Dream Child" ended".

More info at
www.larsericmattsson.com | www.myspace.com/larsericmattsson

NEW RELEASES OUT NOW

INFINITY OVERTURE - KINGDOM OF UTOPIA
Genre - Symphonic Power Metal
Great new band hailing from Denmark led by guitarist Niels Vejlyt. The band also feature vocal legend Ian Parry who wrote the concept story and all lyrics for the album as well as handling all male lead vocals. The album also features superb female vocal performances from Lene Peterson. If you like your metal big bold and grandiose then this is just the ticket.

Also available as a limited edition first pressing only dual CD/DVD version.
More information and whole track mp3 at http://www.lionmusic.com/cd/kingdomofutopia.htm

TOMMY ERMOLLI - STEP AHEAD
Genre - Guitar Instrumental
Best known for his work in Twinspirits and Khymera, Italian guitarist Tommy Ermolli serves up his debut solo album, full of strong songs and stunning guitar work running a variety of styles. Home to great song led compositions with a great production.

More information and whole track mp3 at http://www.lionmusic.com/cd/stepahead.htm

Lalle Larsson,Krister Jonsson: Karmakanic and Weave world and more

Karmakanic & Agents Of Mercy play "Send A Message From The Heart" (the fusion middle section) @ Symforce III - 013 - Tilburg - The Netherlands - 2009-09-27.

"Send A Message From The Heart" (Intro) by Karmakanic & Agents Of Mercy


"Send A Message From The Heart" (fusion middle section) by Karmakanic & Agents Of Mercy





LALLE LARSSON'S WEAVEWORLD OUT NOW!!

I have never been so proud of a recording as I am with this one. Available now through REINGOLD RECORDS and a bunch of other stores. All the pre-orders were sent out last Friday so you should have your signed copies this week.
"An emotive soundscape of dark symphonic classical music, heartfelt romanticism within a framework of heavy metal. From the most lyrical piano playing to the most extreme keyboard shred."
Check out some soundclips on www.myspace.com/lallelarsson
  • If you are into good progressive jazz-rock then Reingold Records special offer might be of interest. For a cheap package price and free shipping you will be able to buy the two new releases - Weaveworldand 3rd World Electric.
The latter is a CD featuring myself, Roine Stolt (Transatlantic), Reingold (The Flower Kings), Dave Weckl (Chick Corea), Zoltan (Hellborg) and others. A great groovy album that you can't afford to miss. :)
  • US Tour coming up
On Thursday we will fly to Los Angeles to begin the rehearsals with drummer Nick D' Virgilio (Genesis, Spock's Beard, Tears For Fears) before our first gig on Cal Prog in L.A.
US gigs:
OCT 10 - WHITTIER CA- Calprog U.S www.calprog.com

OCT 13 - DETROIT - City Theater www.olympiaentertainment.com/venues/citytheatre.jsp

OCT 14 - PITTSBURG, PA - RPM's U.S www.myspace.com/rpmsrockclub

OCT 15- BALTIMORE, MD - Orion Sound Studios U.S www.orionsound.com

OCT 17 BRIGHTON , MA - Magic Room U.S www.soundmuseum.net

OCT 18- NEW BRUNSWICK , NJ - Crossroads Theater U.S www.crossroadstheatrecompany.org

For those of you who are in The States and plan to attend any of the shows. Hope to see you there and hang out after the show!
If you want to mail me, this is the address that I will be able to check every once in a while if I find an internet connection: lale_larson@yahoo.se