Friday, 3 December 2010

Shred Junior: Shred Junior is eleventy

Finished Shred Junior's eleventyeth birthday with some Japanese food. The day was marked also as Dio Day with the mp3 player set to Dio tracks only! Holy Diver!

Dave Weiner: Electro-Harmonix Germanium 4 Big Muff demo

Electro-Harmonix Germanium 4 Big Muff Pi - In Depth demo

Északi Szabolcs: Guitar fusion contest

Guitar fusion contest by Szabolcs Északi

Enter: Guitar Fusion Competition

Roger Pedersen: another five star review

Roger Pedersen's Kernels In A Popcorn Machine Buy the CD

Kernels in a Popcorn machine is a CD that Pedersen could make after Guitar Player Magazine published a very positive review. This multi-instrumentalist evolved via AOR-band Heaven and dTales: a pop group specialized in jazz, funk and soul. From here he developed a sophisticated sort of shredding.

Unlike other speed monsters he uses minimal distortion and progmetalcords. That is why even when it goes very fast -- the melody is easy to follow. Even in the aptly titled Warp Speed Monkey he manages to combine an unprecedented super speed with melody. We also notice classic, jazz and fusion elements. The song Why Always Me sounds almost as a jazz classic. Furthermore the song and not the solo is the central part/important part. We hear this in the detailed arrangement for all instruments. All instruments are played by Pedersen except the drums by Todd Sorensen. Also he even dares to sing himself in Dream Away and the final ballad; Live and Let Die. Not Bad at all - but he seems more comfortable as instrumentalist, and rightly so - because the 14 compact songs have enough variation - and are very accessible because of their touching themes. Pedersen has been able to use his experience with radio friendly bands to profile himself as a guitar virtuoso!

Roger Pedersen- Hit the brake

News: Avengend Sevenfold dates

Dec 11 2010 Las Vegas, NV The Joint Buy tickets
Jan 20 2011 Reading, PA Sovereign Center
Jan 22 2011 Lowell, MA Tsongas Center
Jan 23 2011 Baltimore, MD 1st Mariner Arena
Jan 25 2011 Huntington, WV Big Sandy Arena
Jan 26 2011 Knoxville, TN Knoxville Coliseum
Jan 28 2011 Lexington, KY Rupp Arena
Jan 29 2011 Cincinnati, OH U.S. Bank Arena
Jan 30 2011 Evansville, IN Roberts Stadium
Feb 1 2011 Moline, IL iWireless Center
Feb 2 2011 La Crosse, WI La Crosse Center
Feb 4 2011 Battle Creek, MI Kellogg Arena
Feb 5 2011 Detroit, MI The Palace
Feb 7 2011 Sioux City, IA Tyson Center
Feb 8 2011 Grand Island, NE Heartland Events Center
Feb 11 2011 Boise, ID Taco Bell Arena
Feb 12 2011 Kennewick, WA Toyota Center
Feb 13 2011 Eugene, OR Knight Arena Buy tickets
Feb 26 2011 Brisbane, Australia RNA SHOWGROUNDS Buy tickets
Feb 27 2011 Sydney, Australia Eastern Creek Raceway Buy tickets
Mar 4 2011 Melbourne, Australia Melbourne Showgrounds Buy tickets
Mar 5 2011 Adelaide, Australia Bonython Park Oval Buy tickets
Mar 7 2011 Perth, Australia Steel Blue Oval

Malina Moye: National Anthem

Malina Moye Plays National Anthem for Vikings vs Cowboys