Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Atma Anur: modern drummer blog

Things have changed so much in the past ten years—in general, and for me personally, in the way I interface with the music industry. I feel like those ten years have progressed in a very different and far more varied way than the ten years that passed before them.

Most people know me best as Shrapnel Records’ “house drummer” in the ’80s and ’90s, having recorded with many of Mike Varney’s most influential musicians, such as Tony MacAlpine, Jason Becker, and Greg Howe. Some may know me as that guy who won the biggest drum audition of the mid ’80s—then seemed to disappear from mass media as quickly as he appeared in it. Fewer people, other than the so-called “shredders,” know that I have been playing drums, with virtually no break, for almost forty years, twenty-seven of those as a professional drummer, with 128 released CDs to date, in just about every genre. more

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Franck Hermanny: with special Jason Becker CD

Franck Hermanny

Franck Hermanny:
Finally got my "Perpetual Burn" Re-Mastered 2010 Edition...
Thanx to Cédric Vaquier ! (Broc'n'roll)

J-5 before rehersals in Holland, playing great tunes with Stéphan Forté, Daniele Gottardo, andMarco Sfogli, sharing the stage with one of my former idols, Stu Hamm, AND .......finally perform a Jason Becker Tune (Guess which one? :) with Atma Anur, original Drummer who features on this 80's MASTERPIECE...

I think i'm kind of happy !
— with atma anur, Stéphan Forté, Jason Becker and Kris Claerhout

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Levi Clay: How to creat a professional guitar video.

Welcome to part three of our series on creating a professional guitar video. In this instalment we will take you through everything you'll need to know to move through the actual video capture. We'll look at camera types, and recommend some you can pick up. We'll also talk about lighting, backdrops and how we actually shot our lick of the week, so read on.

at live4guitar: http://live4guitar.com/article/how-to-create-a-professional-guitar-video-part-3#comments

part 1
part 2

I also have some YouTube tips: http://www.truthinshredding.com/2010/12/top-ten-things-to-avoid-when-posting.html

Serge Tabachnikov: live clinic 2011 - series

Serge Tabachnikov: live clinic 2011

Marcos Dicaprio: Península Fusion Trio - Fim de Tarde

Península Fusion Trio - Fim de Tarde (Brazil)

Joop Wolters: rocked and ready to rip it up for Jason Becker

Joop Wolters
So excited and thrilled about the coming weekend ,hope the see you there to on this sure to be memorable guitar event , something realy special so many great artist will sharing the stage/music together and all in hounor of JASON BECKER and the ALS FOUNDATION. Sunday November 13th: Patronaat Haarlem: Jason Becker Not Dead Yet Festival !! (feat Guthrie Govan, Daniele Gottardo, Michael Lee Firkins, Andy James,Marcel Coenen, Joop Wolters, Stephan Forte, Marco Sfogli, Stuart Hamm, Kiko Loureiro, Mattias Ia Eklundh, Atma Anur, Barend Courbois, Timo Somers and more !

Upcoming weekend will be great and busy again ! :) Friday rehearsing with Joop Wolters, Barend Courbois, Atma Anur and Erik van Ittersum for my set, and also with Stephan Forte for his set. Then sunday SHOWTIME !! Make sure you be there !! Not only will it be a great show to attend, you will also support the research for a cure for ALS and Jason Becker and his family. Sunday November 13th: Patronaat Haarlem: Jason Becker Not Dead Yet Festival !! (feat Guthrie Govan, Daniele Gottardo, Michael Lee Firkins, Andy James, Joop Wolters, Stephan Forte, Marco Sfogli, Stuart Hamm, Kiko Loureiro, Mattias Ia Eklundh, Atma Anur, Barend Courbois, Timo Somers and more !

Make sure to get your ticket (eventhough when not attending, your help will be greatly appreciated by the victems of ALS), BUT WHEN YOU CAN COME!!! these kind of events don't happen every day!!

Brian May: Queen and Adam Lambert interviewed

Interview: Queen and Adam Lambert - 6 November 2011

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Widek: Multiverse

Multiverse - original metal/progressive song

Brett Garsed: Guitar Nation interview

BG: I suppose the first consideration would be whether improvisation is the goal as opposed to composing and duplicating solos in the same way for every performance which is another discipline all in itself. If improv is the direction then a deeper understanding of harmony is needed so transcribed ideas can be broken down and analyzed to see why they work. Also, the whole point of improvisation is to be free and not constrained by a lack of ideas or an understanding of the instrument so that work in itself will lead to more personal ideas and the development of a personal and unique voice. I felt that the time I was putting into learning other people’s ideas could be better spent developing my own. I could transcribe solos from albums but it was the deeper understanding of why those players used those particular notes that eluded me so I figured I could devote more time and effort to trying to understand my own concepts at a deeper level.

It helped me explore my own creativity as I forced myself to come up with my own licks and lines rather than looking to others. I should mention that this approach was part of my own personal experiment and I continue on that path to this day but this avenue may not be suitable for everyone, I just feel it works for me. I don’t think I have the huge vocabulary that a lot of other players do but I really believe that what I play is largely unique to myself which is a good thing considering I’ve appeared on albums alongside some of my biggest influences. more

Chris Feener,Travis Montgomery: Threat signal tour with Children of Bodom

Jan. 30 – Water Street Music Hall, Rochester, NY
Jan. 31 – Harpo's, Detroit, MI
Feb. 02 – Intersection, Grand Rapids, MI
Feb. 03 – The Rave, Milwaukee, WI
Feb. 04 – Pop's, Sauget, IL
Feb. 06 – Granada Theatre, Lawrence, KS
Feb. 07 – Gothic Theatre, Englewood, CO
Feb. 09 – House of Blues, Las Vegas, NV
Feb. 10 – The Complex, Salt Lake city, UT
Feb. 11 – Knitting Factory, Boise, ID
Feb. 13 – Yost Theatre, Santa Ana, CA
Feb. 14 – House of Blues, San Diego, CA
Feb. 15 – Marquee Theatre, Phoenix, AZ
Feb. 17 – Sunshine Theatre, Albuquerque, NM
Feb. 18 – Tricky Falls, El Paso, TX
Feb. 19 – The Pavilion, Lubbock, TX
Feb. 21 – Emo's East, Austin, TX
Feb. 22 – Warehouse Live, Houston, TX
Feb. 24 – Expo Five, Louisville, KY
Feb. 25 – Peabody's, Cleveland, OH
Feb. 26 – Sound Academy, Toronto, ON
Feb. 27 – Metropolis, Montreal, QC
Feb. 29 – Imperial, Quebec City, QC
Mar. 01 – Webster Theatre, Hartford, CT
Mar. 02 – The Paramount Theater, Huntington, NY
Mar. 03 – Starland Ballroom, Sayerville, NJ
Mar. 04 – Ram's Head Live, Baltimore, MD

Igor Paspalj: JoyRide - plus Larry Carlton backing track.

Igor Paspalj - JoyRide

plus Larry Carlton backing track given the treatment

ZS Guitars - Presentation II

Marcos Dicaprio: Península Fusion Trio - series

Marcos Dicaprio: Península Fusion Trio Uploaded by xaulito on Nov 7, 2011 Península Fusion Trio is a Brazilian jazz fusion band with percussive, modern and brazilian influences. Guitar - Marcos Dicaprio Drums + Percussion (percuteria) - Reinaldo Boaventura Bass - Frank Negrão Song: Controvérsias (Marcos Dicaprio composition) Thanks for: Estúdio Kamikase Melina Aguiar Marquinhos Fontes Carrilho
Marcos Dicaprio: Península Fusion Trio

Joe Satriani, Sammy Hagar: live on Jimmy Kimmel 2011

Chickenfoot Performs "Three and a Half Letters"

Chickenfoot Performs "Big Foot"

Devin Townsend: Canada and US tour dates

2 - The Gateway Bar @ Sait Campus - Calgary, AB
3 - The District - Regina, SK
4 - Pyramid Cabaret - Winnipeg, MB
7 - Shank Hall - Milwaukee, WI
8 - Mojoes - Joliet, IL
9 - London Music Hall - London, ON
10 - Opera House - Toronto, ON
11 - L3 - St. Catharines, ON
13 - The Mansion - Kingston, ON
14 - Les Foufounes Electriques - Montreal, QC

Scott Mosher: Oceans of Night - Domain - the new C

DOMAIN is the second CD release from progressive metal band, Oceans of Night, and consists of multi-instrumentalist (guitar, keyboards, bass) Scott Mosher, powerhouse vocalist Scott Oliva (Live After Death, The Nightmare Stage, Inner Strength) and the Talented Mr. Smithee (drums and percussion). Mixed and mastered by Joey Vera (Fates Warning, Armored Saint, Engine) DOMAIN features a refined focus on the staples of the Oceans of Night sound: soaring vocal melodies, evocative guitar solos, sophisticated rhythm structures, and dynamic song arrangements wrapped in a tapestry of percolating ambience. Epic and cutting edge, this is music that makes a bold and powerful statement.

1. Domain: 17:39
2. Don't Look to Me: 5:10
3. So Near Yet So Far: 5:28
4. Dreams in Artificial Sunlight: 3:32
5. Divisions of Time: 5:17
6. Seven Days of Rain: 6:12
7. The View to You: 8:28
8. Instruments of Fear: 4:14
9. The Future Remembered: 4:20
10. Ghosts of the Past: 4:25

Tosin Abasi, Javier Reyes: deeper into the zoo

The album contains the following twelve tracks: Order

‘An Infinite Regression’
‘Earth Departure’
‘Isolated Incidents’
‘Do Not Go Gently’
‘New Eden’
‘Cylindrical Sea’
‘To Lead You To An Overwhelming Question’

Animals As Leaders - "Isolated Incidents" (official stream)

Animals As Leaders - "Weightless" album preview

Vinnie Moore: UFO UK tour dates

UFO have announced a massive UK/Ireland-Tour for 2012. The band (Phil Mogg - vocals, Andy Parker - drums, Vinnie Moore - guitars, Paul Raymond - keyboards) is currently in the studio with producer Tommy Newton to record their new studio album which will be released on February 27th, 2012 through SPV/Steamhammer.

17 - Bad Bull - Cupra Marittima, Italy
19 - Il Peocio - Trofarello, Italy
20 - Borderline - Pisa, Italy
22 - Mixtape 5 - Sofia, Bulgaria
23 - Muppet Theater - Bourgas, Bulgaria
24 - Jolly Joker Balans - Istanbul, Turkey
25 - Yolcu - Ankara, Turkey
27 - Kyttaro Club - Athens, Greece
29 - VDP Music Cineteatro Norba - Conversano, Italy

1 - Irish Village - Roma, Italy
2 - Teatro - Las Palmas, Spain
4 - Rytmo y Compas - Madrid, Spain

UK/Irish dates include:

15 - Cambridge, UK - The Junction
16 - Edinburgh, UK - HMV Picture House
17 - Newcastle, UK - 02 Academy
18 - Leeds, UK - 02 Academy
20 - Dublin, Ireland - Academy
21 - Belfast, Ireland - Spring & Airbrake
23 - Milton Keynes, UK - The Stables
24 - Tavistock, UK - The Wharf
25 - Bristol, UK - 02 Academy
27 - Nottingham, UK - Rock City
28 - Norwich, UK - Waterfront
30 - Manchester, UK - HMV Ritz
31 - Wolverhampton, UK - Wulfrun Hall

1 - Southampton, UK - The Brook
3 - Brighton, UK - Concorde 2
4 - London, UK - Forum

Yngwie Malmsteen: House of Blues in Orlando Florida 2011 - series

Yngwie Malmsteen: House of Blues in Orlando Florida 2011

Alex Skolnick: Testament interviews at the House Of Blues

Testament interview with Alex Skolnick

Michael Romeo: Symphony X lined up for Sweden Rock Festival

SYMPHONY X have been confirmed for next year's edition of the Sweden Rock Festival, set to take place June 6-9, 2012 in Sölvesborg, Blekinge in southern Sweden. Around 70 bands will perform on the festival's five stages next summer.

Christophe Godin: at the Divan Du Monde 2011

CG-01 au Divan du monde 05-11-11

CG-03 (Ballade) au Divan du monde 05-11-11

Marco Sfogli,Arno Menses: Soul Secret - Closer To Daylight new CD promo

Soul Secret new album "Closer To Daylight" available on November 21, 2011

Closer To Daylight is the second studio album by italian progressive metal band Soul Secret. It is the band’s first recording with their brand new lineup, featuring Claudio Casaburi on bass and Fabio Manda on vocals. Recorded at Musa Musa and at Soul Secret Studios during 2010, it was mixed and mastered by Markus Teske and the artwork was entirely created by Alexandra V Bach. It features guest stars like Marco Sfogli (James LaBrie) in “River’s Edge” and Arno Menses (Subsignal, ex Sieges Even) in “Aftermath”, a 16+ minutes trip between heaviness, melody and pure progressive elements. Every element found in their debut album, Flowing Portraits, has been brought to a higher level!
Soul Secret are
Luca Di Gennaro - Keyboards and Programming
Claudio Casaburi - Bass
Fabio Manda - Vocals
Antonio Mocerino - Drums and Percussions
Antonio Vittozzi - Guitars

2)River’s Edge feature Marco Sfogli
4)The Shelter
5)Pillars Of Sand
6)October 1917
7)Behind The Curtain
8)Aftermath feature Arno Menses

Marco Sfogli (James LaBrie Band)
Arno Menses (Subsignal, ex Sieges Even)

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Soul Secret - "Closer To Daylight" Trailer