Saturday, 27 February 2010

Magnus Karlsson: ALLEN/LANDE III and Primal Fear US dates with Pamela Moore

Magnus Karlsson’s third album with Russell Allen and Jorn Lande titled ALLEN/LANDE III is mixed at the moment by Achim Koehler with the supporting ears of Mat and Magnus."


Primal Fear is busy at work on the new DVD 16.6 – All Over The World. The DVD will feature mainly the 2009 concerts in Switzerland and Atlanta/USA, plus a lot of interesting shots from Japan, Colombia, Brazil, Germany, Sweden etc etc. – still a long way to go, but it will be a killer package incl. the first official Live CD of Primal Fear “Live In The USA” recorded in Los Angeles, Atlanta and New York. Achim Koehler is already working on the mix of the audio stuff. We’re pleased to announce that Frontiers Records will be our partner again and will release the package worldwide in mid June 2010. Primal Fear will be on the road again in Europe after the festival season in Mid September, to present their new DVD and Live CD in Concert! Great news from Pamela Moore (QUEENSRŸCHE's Sister Mary) – she will be joining Primal Fear on stage on all dates of the North American tour! is sponsoring the following Primal Fear North American dates:

20 - New York, NY - Gramercy
21 - Springfield, VA - Jaxx
22 - Worcester, MA - The Palladium
23 - Quebec City, QC - Imperial
24 - Toronto, ON - Opera House
26 - Cleveland, OH - Peabody's
27 - Detroit, MI - Blondie's
28 - Louisville, KY - Phoenix Hill Tavern
29 - Milwaukee, WI - The Rave
30 - St Paul, MN - Station 4

1 - Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater
3 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon
4 - Portland, OR - Peter's Room
5 - San Francisco, CA - Slim's
6 - Santa Ana, Ca - Galaxy Theatre
8 - West Hollywood, CA - House of Blues
9 - Mesa, AZ - U.B.'s
10 - Tucson, AZ - The Rock
12 - Houston, TX - Meridian
13 - Austin, TX - Emo's

PRIMAL FEAR - Fighting The Darkness

Északi Szabolcs: Yann Armellino contest

Yann Armellino: win a Rocktron Silver Dragon!! Ends 28-02-2010

Északi Szabolcs improv "Yann Armellino contest ""

Kiko Loureiro: angra in the rain

Angra - Reports from the new album - Chapter 03

Pedro Santos: Andy James competition

Andy James guitar solo contest PEDRO SANTOS

Don't forget

Andy James: Shred competition. Ends on the 30th April 2010

Dimitar Nalbantov: Amplitube 3 - Brit OR Amp

Amplitube 3 - Brit OR Amp

Christian Biasbas: high risk

My name is Christian Biabas and I was born in Milan, Italy. I'm a student at Caterina da Siena. I started to play guitar when I was 16, I was influenced by Vai, Satriani, Petrucci, Paul Guilbert with the help of my best tutor Dad.. =]

I made this album with my sister Jiessa in collaboration with my Dad..
It took us 6 months of hard work xD .
We recorded and mixed it in my mini Home-Studio.
There are 4 solo/instrumentals and 4 songs..

I thank GOD a lot for making this album come true!

Hope you enjoy listening to this album

Instrumental solo by Christian Biasbas (original)

Pierfrancesco Falbo: Yann Armellino contest

Yann Armellino: win a Rocktron Silver Dragon!! Ends 28-02-2010

Yann Armellino contest on TMC_by Pierfrancesco Falbo

Sloth Chubsteen: Andy James competition

Thanks to Sloth Chubsteen for the offer of some golf clubs... some time off from the green and bunker has turned the Sloth Chubsteen into a smoking string burner! A great bit of shredding from one of Andy James's biggest fans!

Andy James Contest Entry- Sloth Chubsteen

Don't forget

Andy James: Shred competition. Ends on the 30th April 2010

Rob Chappers: The Monkey Lord's Pizza Song

LOL... this boy loves his dough, tomatoes, garlic, mushrooms and cheese... Get me some Pizza... order one now... you know you want one ;)!

The Monkey Lord's Pizza Song

News: Your Fans Are Your Life-Blood

Your Fans Are Your Life-Blood, But…

by Draven Grey
Do you know who your fans are?
Many artists love the roar of the crowd.  The more fans at a show, the better, right?  It makes you feel good.  It makes you look good to the venues.  It helps sell merchandise.  In fact, catering to your fans, and making yourself their best friend can boost your career like nothing else in the industry.  But if you don’t know your fans, you will never grow that audience, you will not build that reputation, and you will not sell merchandise.
Have you ever tried to offer a hamburger to a Vegan?
It didn’t go over very well did it?  In fact, they were probably very offended.  So why do so many bands constantly do this to their audience?  Are you offering your fans something they don’t really want?  Are you sure?
If you want to develop a bond with your newfound Vegan friend, you probably want to find out a lot more about them first.  Then the embarrassing and sometimes bridge-burning moment of offering them a hamburger could be avoided.  More so, in all likelihood you would be offering them something they really want instead, and putting a big smile on their face. 
If you want to develop a bond with your newfound fans, you probably want to find out a lot more about them first.  Then you can avoid the embarrassing and sometimes bridge-burning moment of offering them pink kitten buttons and give them the black, logo-driven t-shirt they really want, making them want to buy more from you.
What is an” ideal fan”?
Let’s take a moment to examine your ideal fan, that person (however real or make-believe) that you wish all your fans were like.  Top marketing experts agree that to focus your efforts towards this sort of “super fan,” you will immediately attract the attention of every person that fits 70% of the ideal fan’s description.  Can you imagine how many fans you will have when you easily begin attracting everyone that fits 70% of your ideal fan’s description?  That’s a LOT of people!  Maybe you can’t imagine that yet.  And that’s because you have yet to describe your ideal fan.
Often, our ideal fan is an extension of ourselves.  Think about it… you are your #1 fan.  Anyone else can claim to be your #1 fan, but when it comes down to it, no one is a fan of your band more than you are.  So take a deep look at each of you in the band, and ask yourself what it would be like if you could combine all your likes, dislikes, interests, hobbies, and habits into one single, super human.
Describe your audience.
Take a few minutes to describe your ideal fan in writing.  Don’t fret; it can take some time to get used to examining your fans in this way.  Think about who you want to surround yourself with.  What are the types of people that you love to have backstage hanging out with you?  Get specific.  Get very specific.  The more detailed you can describe your ideal fan, the easier it will be to find them and turn them from fans into fanatics.  
What does a day in the life of your ideal fan look like?  What’s his or her name?  How old is he?  Does she go to school?  High school, college, something else?  What does he do during the day, from waking up to going to bed?  Is she religious?  An Atheist?  What hobbies does he have?  What about movies she likes?  Books?  TV shows?  Video games?  What type of work does he do?  What other types of music does she listen to?  What about specific bands?  What are his friends like?  Where does she like to hang out?  What websites does he go to the most?
This person is your band’s life-blood.  They are the person that will buy every piece of merchandise you put out, listen to all your music, tell everyone they can about you, and ultimately put food on your table and give you a long-lasting career in music. Know them.
Why it’s important.
If you want to sell a hamburger to a Vegan, you better make sure that it’s a Vegetarian burger.  If your fans are mostly high-school age, would you be getting college sponsorships for your shows?  Why not make a good friend of a high-schooler, who will build your street team in the right place?  Or how about a house party?  What if ideal fans are college-age church-goers?  And what avenues do you have for reaching them if they’re middle-aged businessmen?
What about the coffee shop they like to hang out at?  Or was it tea?  Would that be a good place to promote your shows, or possibly sell your CD?  How about the place most of them buy their clothes?
Shows, promotions, sales, image, sound, performance, you name it;  Your marketing and direction will become very clear once you know who exactly it is that you’re catering to, where to find them, and what they would like from you.
So now you have a bunch of Vegan high-schoolers having house parties that the police have to shut down because there are way too many people and way too much noise.  Isn’t it great?!
If you know your fans well, you will be offering them things they want to buy from you.  You will be giving them exactly the music and story they want and expect to hear from you.  You will be making friends, and gaining a following, instead of the left-overs from the band that played before you.  People will fall in love with you.  You will be experiencing what many bands never get to experience… a clear, well-informed knowing of who your audience is and what you have to offer them.  Most of all, you will have a whole lot of friends, who all want to reciprocate what you’ve done for them.  That beats just having nameless fans, any day.
What can you do to reach your fans, now that you know who and where they are, and what they’re looking for?
On the tough and often dangerous path to “making it” in the music industry, Draven Grey has been described as a friend, guide, and schoolmaster.  Draven is a professional musician, producer, and artist development specialist for Rockstar Mindset.  To find out more, visit Rockstar Mindset, or sign up for our FREE 12-day mini-course on how to turn your rock band into a success.

Vinnie Moore: Mylos Club THESSALONIKI - features Gus G

thirteen amazing video!!!

Vinnie Moore: Mylos Club THESSALONIKI

Stelios Arnaoutoglou, Chris Pallas: τσάι για πολύ

The Greek version on T42 aka τσάι για πολύ ... hopefully more to come from these two talented players!

Steve A & Chris Pallas Uber Jam

Dreamfullofzen: shred a thon

Great video, great sound on this entry.

DFZ Shred a thon.avi

David Wallimann: locrian locked and loaded

Using the Locrian mode can be tricky.
Few songs are directly written in a locrian key because of its harmonic structure.
This lesson will show you a simple idea that will help you use the unique sound of the locrian scale in any situation...

How to use the Locrian mode

Fran Alonso: The Loner

Fran Alonso delivers a stunning tribute to Gary Moore!

Fran Alonso - The Loner (Gary Moore Cover).mpg

News: LIMS become LMS

LIMS becomes LMS and moves to October 2010...

Fran Alonso: shredding in a free world

Fran Alonso - Rocking In My House !!.mpg

Michael Romeo: new studio album set for mid 2010

SYMPHONY X are putting the finishing touches on the material for their next studio album, tentatively due mid-2010 via their new record label, Nuclear Blast Records. The band's guitarist, Michael Romeo, tells the SYMPHONY X webmaster, "Technically, we could be done.

"I put together some pre-production mixes for us to listen to, and it's all solid.

"We have over an hour of really good stuff that we really dig; there's more than enough stuff there that we can choose the best songs to go on the CD... but all of the songs are really strong. And there are two almost-done songs that we're going to try to wrap up in the next few days as well. One is shaping up to be 10 minutes plus.

"It's really cool stuff that we gotta use."

Romeo and SYMPHONY X vocalist Russell Allen have started working through lyrics, and the band plans to start tracking in early March.

"I think everyone will like it," Romeo concluded.
"It has a little bit of everything." full post

Andy James: HT-100 Stage half-stack

Virtuoso guitarist, Andy James of Sacred Mother Tongue demonstrates the high gain channel of the new Blackstar HT-100 100W valve head through a Blackstar HT-412B Straight cabinet.
The song played is a snippet of Sacred Mother Tongue's, 'Anger On Reflection'

Andy James blasts some metal through the Blackstar HT-100 Stage half-stack

Don't forget

Andy James: Shred competition. Ends on the 30th April 2010

Ayman Mokdad:Yann Armellino win a Rocktron Silver Dragon!! Ends 28-02-2010

Yann Armellino: win a Rocktron Silver Dragon!! Ends 28-02-2010

AYMAN-Yann Armellino contest

Cameron Barton: 100w bulb

Cameron Barton:
Hoping this turned out ok. I slopped on the solo but whatever. It gets the point across haha.
Carved 7620 with Bareknuckle Coldsweats. V-Amp pro direct into my computers soundcard.

100w Bulb - Cameron Barton

Daniele Gottardo,William Dotto: Supercar Bros

The Italian branch of the T42 club. Super tappers Daniele Gottardo,William Dotto also known as Dottardo or Tap Bros with an incredible playing expo called Supercar Bros! These boys are incredible!

Daniele Gottardo,William Dotto: Supercar Bros

Marty Friedman: in GP2 magazine

Welcome to GP2, the free digital edition from Guitar Player magazine

Each digital edition will include capabilities that will enable you to:

Page through articles online
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Search issues by subject and/or company
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Use links that take you directly to web sites for products, suppliers and other resources mentioned in articles and advertisements
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