Sunday, 8 August 2010

Panos Arvanitis: neo classical as it should be played!

Hyperspeed Neoclassic Shred

Hyperspeed Neoclassic Part II

Stephan Forte, Jeff Loomis, Derek Taylor, Rusty Cooley: The Shadows Compendium the new CD from Stephan Forte

Stéphan Forté announces solo album name, guests:
Stéphan is at the moment recording the guitars for his first instrumental solo album entitled: The Shadows Compendium. The album is planned for a release around the end of 2010. So far the confirmed guests are Jeff Loomis (Nevermore) Shrapnel artists Derek Taylor, Rusty Cooley and Motorhead's Phil Campbell. Some other guests will be announced shortly.

Photograph/graphic designer Perrine Perez Fuentes, who previously worked with Adagio for the re-edition of Adagio's live album "A Band In Upperworld" will be in charge of the artwork and photos of the album. (

Stéphan: " I am in the middle of the guitar recordings at the moment, so far it's going great ! I already received Derek's guest solo, which is of course absolutely insane, lots of shred and twisted harmonies, and I will soon be receiving Jeff, Rusty and Phil's solos. I am very honoured to have such talented friends participating to my album and I'm of course more than impatient to hear their incredible stuff. Some other prestigious guests will be announced soon." So far the album features 9 instrumental songs, most of it is really heavy and of course very dark and shred oriented guitar wise.

Kevin Codfert will handle the mixing and recording duties, and of course all keyboards and piano parts.

Check out official websites at:

Damian Zephir: guitar idol 2010

Damian Zephir focussd on the song construction for this one.

Guitar Idol 2010 Dream Chaser by Damian Zephir

Samuel Santos: guitar idol

very tasty soloing
ATITUDE - Samuel Santos

Guitar Idol 2010 Enter!!!)

Rob Chappers: Sound Like Satriani for under £1000

Sound Like Satriani for under £1000 at Andertons

Patrick Amar: guitar idol 2010

Patrick Amar - Else (Guitar Idol 2010 entry)

Guitar Idol 2010 Enter!!!)

Mate Bodor: guitar idol 2010

Mate Bodor new guitar solo

Marco De Cave: shadowface contest

marco de cave shadowface contest

Karolina Sustova: Brett Garsed DiMarzio shred this III

Some really delicate sounds and picking from Karolina Sustova for the Brett Garsed DiMarzio shred this III.

Karolina Sustova - Shred This III

If you recall Karolina also posted a video for Shred This Too

Karolina Sustova - Shred This Too

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

Adam Pavel: Brett Garsed DiMarzio shred this III

Adam Pavel lives down down the road from me in Clevedon, UK.

Adam Pavel - Shred This III Brett Garsed & Dimarzio Competition

Remember, less than seven days left in the competition.

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

Michael De Souza: Brett Garsed DiMarzio shred this III - UK!

Micael De Sousa is from Hertfordshire in the United Kingdom.

I'm a guitarist currently based in Leeds available for gigs, sessions and tuition.
I started playing guitar at the age of 12, taking classical guitar lessons for a year, but soon switched to rock guitar lessons which lasted over a year. As a musician, I have experience playing in a variety of styles from rock and pop to jazz. I have led bands of my own performing my own compositions, as well as playing an integral role in a variety of cover bands playing pop and rock tunes. I am currently fronting my own jazz trio alongside my highly skilled colleagues Tom Weatley and Harry Pope on Bass and Drums respectively. I've also had the great privilege of performing alongside pros including Stan Tracy, Mornington Lockett, Dorian Lockett and Andrea Vicari.
I also have experience playing in pit bands for musicals which include, The Wall (Pink Floyd), Rent, The Threepenny Opera, Joseph and the Techni-colour Dream coat among numerous others. I currently hold the post as guitarist in the Hertfordshire Youth Jazz Ensemble (HYJE) which I have held for 2 years.
I have experience as a teacher having spent between 2006-2009 as a guitar tutor employed by TheMusicLab in Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire, as well as some private teaching. I am currently available for private lessons, Email: if you are interested.
In terms of my qualifications, I have a distinction grade 8 in electric guitar, 3 A's at A level in the subjects Music, Maths and Physics, and I am currently studying for my BA in Jazz Guitar at the Leeds College of Music.

Shred This III-Michael De Souza

Matias Rocha: Brett Garsed DiMarzio shred this III

Shred This III Contest - Matías Rocha

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

Pit Kordus: Brett Garsed DiMarzio shred this III - Austria

Pit Kordus is from Austria and posts his grooving solo.

Shred This III - Pit Kordus.mp4

News: ZC3 Incredible line up and a chance for you to join them!

Do not miss Ziua Chitarelor 3 on September the 18, 2010 in Bucuresti Romania - Free Entrance. The show features special Master Class and Concerts with Jennifer Batten, TJ Helmerich, Michael Lee Firkins, Stuart Hamm, Andreas Oberg, Damjan Pejcinoski, Dave Martone, Dragianni and Marius Pop.

Plus you have a chance to be there as a player in the Contest. All you have to do is submit a video of your playing to the competition home page for a chance to be short listed.

Enter ZC3 now!!!

Here are some highlights from the incredible ZC2, featuring this stunning array of players Andy Timmons,Brett Garsed,Greg Howe,Michael Angelo Batio, Richard Hallebeek, William Stravato

Ziua Chitarelor 2 Big Jam: Timmons - Garsed - Howe - Michael Angelo - Hallebeek - Stravato part 1-2

Ziua Chitarelor 2 Big Jam: Timmons - Garsed - Howe - Michael Angelo - Hallebeek - Stravato part 2 2

Stelios Sfikaki: Brett Garsed DiMarzio shred this III

Special Thanks to Lauriemonk for putting this thing together.
Also to the incredible guitarists Rick Graham,Tom Quayle,Chris Brooks,Magnus Olsson...and ofc the Great BRED GARSED!
Also special thanks to my friend Dimitris Strevinas who helped me out with this video!
It was so much fun playing along this wonderful backing track:)
I wish from my heart Good luck to all of you guys!


Shred This III Bred Garsed & DiMarzio Competition Stelios Entry

Just 7 days left

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