Monday, 5 July 2010

Jeff Loomis, Jaymz: wins shred like Loomis competition

Nevermore Your Poison Throne Cover (Shred Like Loomis)

Reece Fullwood: Eumeria debut album in August 2010

Eumeria Album to be Mixed by Jacob Hansen
The Eumeria recordings have found their final destination - Jacob Hansen Studios:

Jacob will be mixing our debut album in August of this year (2010). We feel he is the perfect fit for our style of music.

Please stop by his website and check out some of the bands he's recorded, mixed, produced and played in. We think you'll recognize a lot of the bands.

Kiko Loureiro: Angra CD is about done... tracks revealed

ANGRA will release their seventh studio album, "Aqua" (a Latin word which means "water" in English), on September 29 via SPV/Steamhammer. A conceptual effort, the follow-up to 2006's "Aurora Consurgens" was recorded at Norcal Studios in São Paulo, Brazil.

For the first time since its inception, the band self-produced the new CD, which was co-produced and mixed by Brendan Duffey and Adriano Daga from Norcal Studios, and mastered by Maor Appelbaum at Maor Appelbaum Mastering Studios in California. The art concept (see below) was created by the renowned Brazilian artist Gustavo Sazes, with input from Rafael Bittencourt and Kiko Loureiro.

"We [had] worked with Isabel de Amorim since the 'Fireworks' album, so we wanted to change the artistic style in this new CD and the work made by Gustavo Sazes was exactly what we were looking for," said guitarist Kiko Loureiro. "Actually, he is already our website designer and it was a natural choice."
full details

"Aqua" track listing:

01. Viderunt Te Aquæ
02. Arising Thunder
03. Awake From Darkness
04. Lease Of Life
05. The Rage Of The Waters
06. Spirit Of The Air
07. Hollow
08. A Monster In Her Eyes
09. Weakness Of A Man
10. Ashes

Romulo Granados: Melodic solo competition - Suhr is Peru smooth!

Melodic Guitar Solo Contest

Ridvan Duzey: Melodic solo competition

Ridvan Düzey - Melodic Guitar Solo Contest Entry

Warah Mhaidee: Melodic solo competition - more super tasty playing!

Melodic Guitar Solo Contest By SoNg1508

Warah Mhaidee

Warah Mhaidee: Melodic solo competition - more super tasty playing!

Melodic Guitar Solo Contest By SoNg1508

Vladimir Maisiuk: Melodic solo competition

Melodic Guitar Solo Contest - Vladimir Maisiuk

Francesco De Gregorio: Melodic solo competition - another cool solo

Francesco De Gregorio:
The title says everything : I recorded this video (almost) right in time before the end of the contest ... it was a last minute run , but I discovered that is pretty hard to do somenthing serious at late night ...

Melodic Guitar Solo Contest - "Last Minute" - by Fruja

Alex Lifeson: Hughes and Kettner "Time Machine over America" Tour

Alex Lifeson, the legendary guitarist with Canadian Rock Giants RUSH introduces us to his "astonishing" new Hughes & Kettner "Steam Punkt" rig just as RUSH embark on their "Time Machine over America" 2010 tour.

The interview took place in Sony Film Studios, Culver City Los Angeles California at the final pre-production rehearsals for the "Time Machine" tour.

Alex Lifeson (RUSH) talking about the "Time Machine over America" Tour

Scott Appleton Guitar Tech of Alex Lifeson, about amps and stage setups

Vinai Trinateepakdee: Melodic guitar solo competition

I need to do a catch up on some of the cool solos posted in this competition as well.... Vinai Trinateepakdee again does not disappoint... great playing!

Melodic guitar solo contest entry by Vinai Trinateepakdee

David Wallimann: melodic solo competition 30th June 2010

Kostas Alexakis: Alex K funky jam - more cool playing!

A little bird tell me that Kostas Alexakis, aka Alex K is working on an awesome solo release... certainly sounds like it will be a great release.

metroamp funky jam Alex K

Vinai Trinateepakdee: another awesome ambient jam

Man Vinai Trinateepakdee has really got it down... playing to droool over... mega enjoy this epic winningness!

ambient jam with Flaxwood guitar

Rob Chappers: boutique pedals Orange effect - Competition!

Captain Lee's Crazy Boutique Effects Pedal Competition - Orange Effect
You MUST subscribe to the Andertons channel to win this competition!!

Can you guess what pedal we used to make the sound of the Orange Effect?? Post your answer in the comments section & we'll pick a right answer at random on the 30th July 2010. The winner will recieve the Boutique Pedal that we used, an Andertons T-Shirt signed by Chappers and some Monkey lord Picks!

This competition is worldwide and you can be any age. There will be another for Boutique pedal competitions like this one, all exclusive to the Andertons youtube channel ;-)

*COMPETITION* Captain Lee's Crazy Boutique Effects Pedal Competition - Orange Effect

Joop Wolters: burning American Dance live 1998

A great take by Joop Wolters on his original instrumental track... really on fire!


Chunk, Sloth,Slimer: Brett Garsed DiMarzio shred this III - III way jam

Great to see the guys all in one room jamming over the Shred This III backing track! Taking the III to the max!

Chunk, Sloth,Slimer... Tres Amigos!

Chunk, Sloth and Slimer

Északi Szabolcs: Brett Garsed DiMarzio shred this III

Another cool jam this time on a trusty Fender guitar. Great playing, and it's great to see some faces again on the new competition.

Shred This III jam Északi Szabolcs

Want to know how to enter?

Shred This III: Brett Garsed and DiMarzio competition ends 23:00 (GMT) Sunday, August 15th

Zot Malakhov: young acoustic champion

Zot Malakhov -- composer, performer (Classical, acoustic guitar) To play the classical guitar begins from 7 years. From 9 to 19 years intensively raised the level of playing the guitar at the best guitarists of the world. Took part and began the Winner of the 1st premiums of prestigious international competitions and festivals of Russia, Ukraine, Latvia, Poland, Spain, Germany and the USA.
In August, 2005 in Hollywood, California, the USA, at « the World Championship of performing kinds of arts », became the owner of 3 gold medals: in a classical, modern and original genre, in a semifinal has received a rank « the Absolute Champion of a tool genre ». In the FINAL became the owner of the highest title of Olympiad - « Grand Champion - the Instrumentalist ».
In 2006 has protected the first-class degree with distinction about the graduating from the Krasnodar State University of Culture and Arts (conservatory) with appropriate the rank of « the Giving concerts guitarist », "Artist".

HOLLYWOOD - FINAL ( WORLD STARS) California, Los Angeles - 2005

Russian seven-stringed guitar M. Visotsky.(15 years)

Roland Dyens - Fuoco (Libra Sonatine) Jurmala-2005, Latvia

"Little Detective"-V. Kozlov Jurmala-2005, Latvia.

Dragianni: roocking out with his live band!

Svega City - Walking By Myself.mp4

Északi Szabolcs: jam over Eric Mantel backing track

Backing track:,_eric/tai_chi.htm

Eric Mantel Tai Chi jam

Russell Chell: Brett Garsed DiMarzio shred this III

Always great to know that the new competition is bringing out new players to battle over the backing track. This time it's Russell Chell... enjoy

Shred This III Russell Chell

Shred This III: Brett Garsed and DiMarzio competition ends 23:00 (GMT) Sunday, August 15th

Vidar Solli: Brett Garsed DiMarzio shred this III

The backing track is getting the thumbs up, a little tricky over the changes, but it's help guys step out a little.... this time Vidar Solli rocking over those changes.

Vidar Solli says:
Hey Guys! Wanted to make a little entry to this wonderfull competition!

The track is very fun to play along with all the changes, I made about 3-4 takes and this being the last one !

A huge shout out to the judges! Huge fan of you all ! Cheers // Vidar

Shred This III Entry - Vidar Solli

Matteo Ruggiero: Achia Guitars demo

Nice looking guitar being demoed by Matteo Ruggiero on behalf of Achia Guitars

Achia Guitars Presents Matteo Ruggiero

Golikov Slava: Brett Garsed DiMarzio shred this III - stunning acoustic style!

The first acoustic entry... super cool too .... enjoy Golikov Slava

gogol рабочая запись.WMV

Shred This III: Brett Garsed and DiMarzio competition ends 23:00 (GMT) Sunday, August 15th

Simon Goldsmith: Brett Garsed DiMarzio shred this III

Simon Goldsmith says:
Tried playing something completely different to what I'm used to for Shred This 3... I blame Brett Garsed lol

More of my stuff on my channel or my website

Thanks guys for another cool competition!

Esgi - Shred This III: Brett Garsed and DiMarzio competition - Improvised Take

Shred This III: Brett Garsed and DiMarzio competition ends 23:00 (GMT) Sunday, August 15th

Angel Ruiz: Brett Garsed DiMarzio shred this III

Some more cool entries in today. Good luck too you all.

Angel Ruiz says:
What a great competition with mister Brett Garsed on the top judges!!!
I hope you like it my humble entry...this is all that I can do it !!! Cheers!

Shred This 3 - Entry by Ángel Ruiz.

Your chance to jam on Brett Garsed's track... just moments away

Shred This III: Brett Garsed and DiMarzio competition ends 23:00 (GMT) Sunday, August 15th

News: Shred This 3 fixed broken link

Not sure how... but I broke the link in the competition text... this is now fixed. You see and enter the competition from the link in the image and URL. The entry will remain in the competitions list as well. All the best to you who enter!

Shred This III: Brett Garsed and DiMarzio competition ends 23:00 (GMT) Sunday, August 15th

Guthrie Govan, Alex Hutchings, Dave Kilminster: appear at Cheltenham Festival from 26th July to 6th August 2010

Rotosound Sponsors Guthrie Govan and Alex Hutchings master Classes at Cheltenham Guitar Festival:

Rotosound is excited to announce two of their endorsees and exceptional guitarists, Guthrie Govan and Alex Hutchings are to host master classes at the forth coming Cheltenham Guitar Festival 2010.

Celebrated cult guitarist, Guthrie Govan, will play an exclusive and an open master class, and the extraordinary guitarist and highly gifted composer Alex Hutchings will be playing a jazz rock master class. Both artist appearances have been sponsored by the British based guitar, bass and acoustic string manufacturer Rotosound.

Guthrie Govan is widely regarded as one of the most innovative and dazzling guitarists to emerge in modern times. He is known for his virtuoso command of the electric guitar and his proficiency in various styles from out and out rock, to jazz-fusion and blues.

Alex Hutchings is described as an inspired guitarist, possessing an immaculate technique that places him in a different league to his contemporaries. His playing has an authenticity and passion that is often lacking in the modern approach.

The Cheltenham Guitar Festival is delivered by the International Guitar Foundation (IGF), an educational charity whose activities work to improve the life experience of thousands of everyday people. The Cheltenham Guitar Festival, previously the Bath Guitar Festival, is Europe’s biggest summer school and now in its eighteenth successful year. For 2010 it has moved to the stunning Park campus of the University of Gloucester in the beautiful spa town of Cheltenham. The festival runs from 26th July to 6th August 2010 and continues to have a fantastic line up of workshops, master classes and concerts presenting some off the best established and emerging guitarists in the world

For further information Rotosounds world class artist roster and products can be found on

High Voltage Rock Academy Brochure
Guests Guthrie Govan, Dave Kilminster and Alex Hutchings
Tutors John Wheatcroft, Martin Goulding, Tolis Zavaliaris, Stephen Lawson, Jonny Scaramanga and Jim Clark
Venue University of Gloucestershire, Park Campus, Cheltenham
Dates 31st July - 6th August
Levels All levels (see course descriptions in the brochure for suitability)
Age All ages (minimum unaccompanied residential students 14 yrs)
Residential from £565 (hostel style) & £605 (en-suite) access to concerts, breakfast and evening meals
Non-residential from £310 includes tuition only


Play guitar all day and jam into the night. Come to IGF and live the dream! IGF brings you: the best tutors, state of the art band practice facilities, a stomping house band, lots of guitar people, drum people and wailers so you can make music! Whether you play solo or in a band this is a place for you to work hard, have fun, and take your playing to the next level.

Join IGF on the front line and liberate people with your music!

Academy Course Profile
High Voltage courses take on a workshop format, with open classes for early stage, intermediate and advanced students. Your tutor will help you to explore new music, expand your technical ability and improve your performance confidence. Each day will contain four elements: practical, theory, application, performance and live performance/jam nights/student showcase.

Throughout your time with IGF, there will be many opportunities for students of all abilities to jam in an informal setting. These are good opportunities to try out pieces for the student concert or to just let rip with a few evil riffs. Students will be able to work with drummers and bass players from the house band and other courses, and acoustic soloists and singer songwriters are also encouraged to perform.

News: 5150 collectors model

Here is another 5150 that a collector sent me. It's here in NYC for anyone who wants to see it up close and personal.

This is not a relic. This one represents the replica of the guitar EVH had the day it came out of the factory, where as the relic we had represented the guitar after 9 years of touring.

Jas Morris: Revelation

Jas Morris - Revelation - Guitar Solo Performance - Licklibrary

Michael Angel Batio: get signed copies of speed kills

Michael Angel Batio filmed the updated version of his classic Speed Kills DVD back in March in Los Angeles, California with Metal Method Productions. It will be available for pre-order here starting Tuesday, July 6th. Batio will autograph every copy of Speed Killls 2010 purchased.

News: London Music Show 2010 25% discount on advanced tickets

Tickets on sale now - save a whopping 25%!
The moment you've all been waiting for has finally arrived! Tickets for the incredible London Music Show 2010 are now on sale – and best of all if you buy them in advance you'll get a cool 25% off.

Don't waste any time – these tickets will sell out and no-one gets in without one! We've already lined up some knee-trembling exciting performers, a host of awe-inspiring talent to pass on their tips and a line-up of the best names in music equipment who will let you play with their latest creations.

So if you want to see amazing star performers, pick up tips from the most talented artists in the industry and revel in a world of exciting new gear, get yourself to our online ticket store now.

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