Monday, 30 May 2011

Alex Lifeson, Geddy Lee, Neil Peart: Fear Time Machine Tour 2011 Birmingham

Stunning light show! Man I love this band!

Rush: Fear Time Machine Tour 2011 Birmingham

Joe Satriani, Stu Hamm: London LIMS 2009

I recorded Joe Satriani and Stu Hamm at London LIMS 2009 which was a show that started in the morning and I think was the last show on the tour. Apologies for the video edit. It was really packed, the crowd were very enthusiastic. It was a tough shot to get the camera actually in focus.

Joe Satriani, Stu Hamm: London LIMS 2009

Guthrie Govan,Livio Lamonea: Stratus (B.Cobham)

Stratus (B.Cobham) - Guthrie Govan + Livio Lamonea Trio

George Marios: got a groovealicious groove on!

Some groovin

Jamming over a Groove i wrote No2

Mattias IA Eklundh: Warming up for Beethoven

Mattias IA Eklundh - Warming up for Beethoven

Todd Duane: new web site!

Todd Duane:  Todd Duane from Minnesota, began playing guitar at age 14. Jump ahead a few hundred hours of practicing and a life long passion towards the instrument to July of 2008. Guitar World Magazine listed him as the 3rd fastest guitar player on the planet. Despite his speed and technique, Todd places importance on song writing, melody, feel, tone & pure attitude.
Todd Duane is - quite simply put - an absolute legend. He is easily one of the fastest alternate pickers to ever touch an electric guitar. On top of that he's one of the cleanest players alive, even while shredding at the speed of sound.

Dave Reffett: Awesome Guitar Clinic for Ronnie James Dio Cancer Fund!

Dave Reffett Awesome Guitar Clinic Alert for anyone near Boston,MA
Every dime I make is benefiting the Ronnie James Dio Cancer Fund! Plus there are going to be $500 worth of cool gear prizes.Hope to see you Metal Heads out there
Dave Reffett Hard Rock/Metal Clinic
Weds June 1st (7-9 PM)
$8 admission
Real School Of Music
56 Middlesex Turnpike
Burlington, MA Reffett "Hard Rock & Heavy Metal Masterclass Guitar Clinic"
Location: The Real School of Music
Time: Wednesday, 01 June 2011 19:00

News: Truth In Shredding Recommended releases

Gianni Rojatti "Dolcetti" Metallo Beat buy

Lyle Watt: Home Grown buy

Gianluca Ferro Unheimlich buy

Salvo Vecchio new CD buy

Sam Bell Mask Of Judas buy

Dino Fiorenza Bass maven buy

Dave Reeves: South of Sheol new CD!

Dave Reeves of Bugera amps fame has his new CD available to purchase. Dave Reeves aka Dingle got his first guitar at the age of three and his first electric guitar 30 years ago. Favourite guitar players include Rick Graham, John Petrucci, Guthrie Govan, Paul Gilbert, Shawn Lane, Allan Holdsworth, John Sykes, Zakk Wylde and Andy James. As you'll imagine chops are hot and tone is king on this release, with excellent production through out. Guitar fans will also be pleased to hear the album features competition winner Marco De Cave for one solo. The album features nine super hot tracks of classic steaming metal with Dave's sure fire guitar soloing. Check it out you won't be disappointed.

Dave Reeves:
It's available to download via Itunes UK, Europe, USA, Mexico, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Japan. Spotify, Zune, Nokia, Napster, Amazon MP3, Myspace music, emusic, thumbplay.

1. Subdivided
2. South Of Sheol
3. Come One Step Closer
4. Song For A Princess
5. Fallen
6. Missed
7. Coldest Winter
8. Without You
9. The Secret

Dave Reeves:
To buy a CD they are either available at Amazon Direct, or people can order direct from us at store. All CD's purchased directly from us will be personally signed by me.
Album launch. South of Sheol is officially out now!!


Marcello Zappatore: Daniele Gottardo's Guitar Competition

MARCELLO ZAPPATORE - The Daniele Gottardo's Guitar Competition

Nuno Pinto: Daniele Gottardo's Guitar Competition

Daniele Gottardo's Guitar Competition by Nuno Pinto

Franciuus: Daniele Gottardo's guitar sbrego competition - finger picked solo

Daniele Gottardo's guitar sbrego competition - by franciuus -

Elliot Noble: Daniele Gottardo Guitar Competition

Daniele Gottardo Guitar Competition Entry by Elliot Noble

Paco Hernandez: Daniele Gottardo´s Guitar Competition

Paco Hernández - The Daniele Gottardo´s Guitar Competition Entry

Patrick Amar: Daniele Gottardo competiton entry

Patrick Amar - Daniele Gottardo competiton entry

Mike Salow: Daniele Gottardo Guitar Competition

Mike Salow - Daniele Gottardo Guitar Competition Entry

Armata: The Power Of Universe solo

The Power Of Universe solo by ARM

Milan Polak: Improvising With Intervals

Improvising With Intervals - Milan Polak Lesson

Martin Miller: Fusion Licks Guitar Lesson #5

Fusion Licks Guitar Lesson #5: Long Tom Quayle Legato Phrase (with Hybrid Picking)

Niels Vejlyt: Ian Parry's Consotium project

IAN PARRY – Lead, harmony, choir, backing vocals & additional spoken intro.
STEPHAN LILL – Rhythm & solo guitars on 2, 4, 6, 8, 11 & additional 2nd & 3rd solos on 12.
NIELS VEJLYT – Rhythm & solo guitars on 3, 9, 10 & 12.
VEITH OFFENBÄCHER – Rhythm & solo guitar on track 7.
KRISTOFFER GILDENLÖW – Bass guitars on 2, 3, 8, 10 & 12. JENS FABER – Bass guitar on : 4, 5, 6 & 7. All guitars on 5.
CASEY GRILLO – All drums & percussion.
KALIN JECHEV – Piano, keyboards on all tracks (except on 5).

ANI LOZANOVA – Harmony & choirs on 4, 6, 7, 9 & 12.
LENE PETERSEN – Lead vocals on 5, 9, 10 & 12. Harmony & choirs on all tracks (except on 6 & 7).

PETER-JAN KLEEVENS – Additional Hammond organ & strings on 5.
RASMUS NORUP – Bass guitar on 9.
KOSTA (KOSSY D) DINEV – Grunting backing vocals on 11.
MARCUS TESKE – Solo synthesizer on 7, additional keyboard arrangements

News: Lion Music is on Sound Cloud - join them

Latest tracks by LionMusicRecordLabel

Marcel Coenen: The Lotus Effect cd release date announced

Dutch progressive metallers Sun Caged see their highly anticipated third album "The Lotus Effect" set for release on 17th June 2011 on Lion Music.

With two critically acclaimed albums behind them in the 2003 self titled debut and 2007’s follow up “Artemisia”, the band took time to work on the material that makes up “The Lotus Effect”.

Musically “The Lotus Effect” is the most diverse effort yet from Sun Caged containing both the heaviest and most mellow things the band has done. Moments of complex poly-rhythm contrast with very groove based melodic parts, and of course brilliant solo sections, and singable choruses all which give the band their own distinctive sound.

Lyrically the album tries to find themes in specific stories and circumstances that can be extracted and turned into universal and relatable feelings and ideas. Politics, relationships, personal reflection, intertwined with modern interpretations of concepts found within ancient eastern philosophies. In short, the lyrics try to find deep meaning in simple everyday truths, without preaching or sounding grandiose or pretentious or telling anyone what to do or think.

“The Lotus Effect” also saw a change of how Sun Caged created music with much of the material being written in the rehearsal room through jamming instead of different members writing almost complete works at home. This along with frequent live performances sees a more complete band sound shine through the new material. That’s not to say the album has been an easy one to produce.

Writing and arranging in the band room began almost immediately after release of “Artemisia” in 2007. An instrumental demo of some of the songs was made in 2008 so Paul Adrian Villarreal could work on lyric-writing at home, that same year a few more songs were composed and arranged including the 24 minute epic that comprises tracks 7 to 14 on the final album. Instrumental recording began toward the end of ‘08. Meanwhile, Paul's lyric writing process was slowed down by new additions to his family but at the same time he equipped his home studio to be able to record the vocals for the album at home.

At this time the band also went through a pretty long search for a new bass player. Crisis was averted as Daniel Kohn was found just in time to be able to play some gigs in support of Pain of Salvation in December 2009 where several new songs were debuted at those gigs, and were well received. By this time, band and fans were getting anxious and excited for the new material to be released!

Mixing, mastering and Artwork took the better part of 2010 with every member juggling several other commitments and responsibilities, but happily the last of the vocal mixing sessions were finished just before Paul & his wife joyfully saw their third child born during the albums creation! In the run up to release the band played support to Fates Warning in February 2011.

Those who try to describe Sun Caged's music will find this task to be considerable. Influences range from progressive metal to fusion and jazz, and atmospheric and ambient jaunts. The band's progressive blend is going to excite lots of listeners because of its diversity and excitement with "The Lotus Effect" serving up the most potent examples of the bands sound yet. The wait has been worth it. more

Sun Caged - Shades Of Hades by LionMusicRecordLabel

Thorbjorn Englund: Lion Music Japan Benefit - Failed Connection

Winterlong have just unveiled a web video for their contribution "Failed Connection" to the upcoming album "Embrace The Sun - The Lion Music Japan Benefit Project" which sees release on 17th June 2011.

Winterlong - Failed Connection (Lion Music Japan Benefit)

This new track is the first offering since 2005 from the metal act led by guitarist/vocalist Thorbjorn Englund with the tracks line-up completed by drummer Gerald Kloos and guest vocalist Stella Tormanoff.

"Embrace The Sun - The Lion Music Japan Benefit Project" features 28 brand new tracks spread over 2 CD's from some of the best Lion Music acts and some special guests. Dedicated to the victims of the Tsunami and Earthquake that struck Japan in March 2011, all artists and composers as well the record label and publishing company are donating their profits from the material included to the Japan Red Cross in hope of a better world.

Full information and pre-ordering of "Embrace The Sun" can be found at:

Mateusz Badura: Ernie Ball Music Man Dreamscape Challenge

Ernie Ball Music Man Dreamscape Challenge - Mateusz Badura

Jose Mesta: Ernie Ball Music Man Dreamscape Challenge

Jose Mesta - Ernie Ball Music Man Dreamscape Challenge

Amyr Abadawn: Ernie Ball Music Man Dreamscape Challenge

Ernie Ball Music Man Dreamscape Challenge - Amyr Abadawn

Chris Mannarelli: Ernie Ball Music Man Dreamscape Challenge

Ernie Ball Music Man Dreamscape Challenge - Chris Mannarelli

Fernando Parra: Ernie Ball Music Man Dreamscape Challenge

Ernie Ball Music Man Dreamscape Challenged - Fernando Parra

Mark Thompson: Ernie Ball MusicMan Dreamscape Challenge

Dreamscape ernie ball_musicman competition( Mark thompson)

Ronald Reznicek: Ernie Ball Music Man Dreamscape Challenge

Ronald Reznicek - Ernie Ball Music Man Dreamscape Challenge

Semi Souames: Ernie Ball Music Man Dreamscape Challenge - first bottle neck version

Ernie Ball Music Man Dreamscape Challenge - Semi Souames

Milijan Stojnić: Ernie Ball Music Man Milan Polak challenge

Ernie Ball Music Man Milan Polak challenge by Milijan Stojnić

Marko Vesovic: Ernie Ball Music Man Dreamscape Challenge

Ernie Ball Music Man Dreamscape Challenge-Marko Vesovic

Tamás Petró: Ernie Ball Music Man Dreamscape Challenge

Ernie Ball Music Man Dreamscape Challenge by Tamás Petró

George Kam: Ernie Ball Music Man Dreamscape Challenge

Ernie Ball Music Man Dreamscape Challenge -George Kam solo

Sloth Chubsteen: Manny the Burnedoutgolfer - Ernie Ball Music Man Dreamscape challenge

Ernie Ball Music Man Dreamscape challenge - Manny

Ernie Ball Music Man Dreamscapes challenge - Manny

Jess Lewis: All Of Me

All Of Me- Chord/Melody

Nahuel Schiumarini: Albanian tur dates

Nahuel Schiumarini:
from the 1st of june to the 5th of june I'm going to be in Albania playing with Vince Vallicelli Blues Band
Vince Vallicelli Drum
Massimo Sbaragli Bass
Nahuel Schiumarini Guitar

Chris Brooks: Port City OS212 cabinet

Chris Brooks with Port City OS212 cabinet

Nobuya Nakajima: ToadWorks Spring Shred 2011 Entry

Nobuya Nakajima ''ToadWorks Spring Shred 2011 Entry''