Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Joe Bonamassa: Baked Potato in HD

Them Changes~Joe Bonamassa~at the Baked Potato in HD

Led Boots~Joe Bonamassa at the Baked Potato with Rock Candy Funk Party

Lyle Watt: Toadworks Texas Flood Overdrive - "I'm loving it!"

Lyle Watt - Toadworks Texas Flood Overdrive

Lorenzo Venza: got the funking fusion

Lorenzo Venza - Little funk solo

Jason Becker: signed Dunlop banner coming soon...

Jason Becker's "Not Dead Yet" Festival Amsterdam (November 2011)

Probably to be auctioned soon, a banner signed by all artists who played forJason Becker November 13 in Haarlem! Just llok at all those autographes!! You need that banner on your wall!
— with Stuart Hamm, Franck Hermanny Page II, Joop Wolters, Daniele Gottardo, Mattias Ia Eklundh, Marco Sfogli,Barend Courbois, Guthrie Govan, Atma Anur, atma anur, Laurie Monk, Kiko loureiro, Kris Claerhout, Erjan Van Der Laan and Michael Lee Firkins.

Tracy G: Controlled Chaos

Former DIO guitarist Tracy G Grijalva has just currently released a new CD with his group The Tracy G Group called Controlled Chaos available on his own Spooky G Records. Tracy is joined by Johnny B on Drums and vocals and Eddie Frisco on bass.
He is also working on a book that will chronicle his time while in DIO from 1993 through 1999. The book will talk about everything from his initial try out for the band, how he got that chance and also the end of the line for him in DIO. G will talk about the writing process, the touring, his feelings on the band and also his own private thoughts about working with Ronnie James Dio during this time.
For the first time since his departure in 1999 Tracy is putting it all out there for the fans to live through him the experience of being in a band with the biggest influential singer of modern history. He will go through the process of writing, getting ready for the tours and also only things he would know about that time.
Tracy has been busy since he left DIO in 1999 be a part of 23 releases in that time.
The new CD was just recently released through his own web site www.tracyg.com and will be in stores in just weeks as well and on itunes and all the normal digital sites. You can also get some of his past releases like Goaded "To Die Is Gain" (2008) featuring Larry Dennison on Bass (DIO) Ray Luzier on Drums (Korn) and Jason Witte on Vocals to an incredible Latin release Grijalva (2007) and A Frsoty G Christmas in 2009.
Tracy has been mixing all styles since leaving DIO but it is always the heavy creative side that makes him the monster he is that is still as evident today as it was in 1993. Go visit him at http://tracyg.com/

The Tracy G Group - 'Controlled Chaos'
Johnny Bartolotto, A.K.A. Johnny B. - Drums, Percussions, Lead Vocals
Tracy G - Guitar
Randy "Eddie Frisco" Oviedo - Bass

Year: 2011

Label: Spooky G Music

He Said She Said
The Rollout
Gypsy Queen
A Place By The Ocean
Blister Funk (revisited)
I'm Alive
Run For Cover
The Notch

News: GuitarTV Presents "Fresh Talent" tonight!

GuitarTV Presents "Fresh Talent" -A Bi-Monthly Showcase feat. your videos!

22 November · 19:00 - 20:00


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GuitarTV is proud to present our 12th episode of "Fresh Talent" - GuitarTV's most outstanding user submitted videos of amazing guitar players. Join the GuitarTV team Tuesday night (11/22/11) at 7 PM PDT in a live chat as we showcase these exceptional musicians and share what made them stand out of the thousands of submissions. Only on www.GuitarTV.com!

Jordan Rudess,John Petrucci: ipad augments chrodal

Jordan Rudess and John Petrucci "NEW SONG"

Jason Becker: 35,000 likes and counting

Jason Becker Movie: Perpetual BurnWe've reached the 35,000 "likes" mark! Thanks to everyone for their support.

Jason Becker Auction

Devin Townsend: special collectors box set

DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT will release "Contain Us", a special tribute box set for its epic quadrology ("Ki", "Addicted", "Deconstruction" and "Ghost") on November 29 in North America. "Contain Us" was designed and created by Man Alive's Tom Bejgrowicz (who also conceived the classic and must-have MISFITS "Coffin" box-set) and is the ultimate collection for every diehard Devin fan. Pre-orders are now exclusively available at CM Distro. The standard box-set is priced at $80.00 while the hand-numbered box with the 10" and a lithograph drawn and autographed by Devin is $100.

"Contain Us" track-listing:



* Tuska Open Air Metal Festival, 2010
* "Coast" promo video
* "Bend It Like Bender" promo video
* "Supercrush" promo video
* "Juular" promo video
* NAMM 2011 show

DVD 2 (Data disc with audio/video files)

* NAMM 2011 show (audio files)
* Audio commentary for all four albums
* Live in the USA, 2010 (audio files)

01. Supercrush
02. Kingdom
03. Truth
04. Om
05. By Your Command

* "Bend It Like Bender" song stems for remixing
* "Juular" song stems for remixing
* Poopynuggeteer's YouTube video clips
* Deep Thoughts videos



01. A Monday
02. Coast
03. Disruptr
04. Gato
05. Terminal
06. Heaven Send
07. Ain't Never Gonna Win...
08. Winter
09. Trainfire
10. Lady Helen
11. Ki
12. Quiet Riot
13. Demon League


01. Addicted
02. Universe in a Ball
03. Bend It Like Bender
04. Supercrush!
05. Hyperdrive!
06. Resolve!
07. Ih-Ah!
08. The Way Home!
09. Numbered
10. Awake!!

"Deconstruction" (remastered)

01. Praise The Lowered
02. Stand
03. Juular
04. Planet Of The Apes
05. Sumeria
06. The Might Masturbator
07. Pandemic
08. Deconstruction
09. Poltergeist

"Ghost" (remastered)

01. Fly
02. Heart Baby
03. Feather
04. Kawaii
05. Ghost
06. Blackberry
07. Monsoon
08. Dark Matters
09. Texada
10. Seams
11. Infinite Ocean
12. As You Were

Official bonus tracks from all four albums:

01. Synchronicity Freaks
02. Om-2011
03. Catwalk (Fucker rework)
04. Juno
05. Ho Krll
06. Radial Highway
07. Watch You
08. Traestorz
09. Sticks And Stones

Demos from each album plus various unused/unreleased songs:

01. Coast (demo)
02. Disruptr (demo)
03. Gato Negro (demo)
04. Addicted (demo)
05. Numbered (demo)
06. Timmy (Awake! Demo)
07. Stand (demo)
08. Juular (demo)
09. Brown Man (demo)
10. Pandemic (demo)
11. Madd At My Dadd (demo)
12. Flies (Fly demo)
13. Call Management (demo)
14. Freedom (Kawaii demo)
15. Two Turntables And A Mike St-Jean (Kitchen Aid mix)

Limited Edition 10" (500 made, available in deluxe-set only)

A. Dinosaurs
B. A Ziltoidian Rapture

"Contain Us" official specs:

* A 12" x 12", 64-page, perfect bound book featuring a charcoal linen hardcover with ink-less debossing of the DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT logo on the front and applicable titling on the spine.

* Housed in an uncoated, charcoal linen, hardcover slipcase — presented with a photographic portrait of Devin inset on the front and ink-less embossing of applicable titling on the spine.

* Contains the following: the DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT albums: "Ki", "Addicted", "Ghost" and "Deconstruction" plus two bonus DVDs and CDs. The DVDs have one featuring live performances and all the DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT promotional videos while the other has audio commentary for all four albums, live audio tracks, song stems for remixing and more. One of the audio CDs features all the bonus tracks from the DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT sessions with the other having the DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT session demos. "Ghost" and "Deconstruction" were both remastered just for this set.

* The four DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT albums will be housed within the front cover's pastedown while the four unreleased discs will be in the back's.

* The interior features acid free, linen-embossed charcoal end papers and museum-quality, dull text and cover stock throughout.

* The center of the book will feature a double gatefold printed on cover stock and comprised of the four album covers.

* A clean, crisp, classic-yet-modern design featuring color and black-and-white imagery throughout. Materials include Devin and the band's personal archives, photography from around the world, and any InsideOut/Devin-related photoshoots from the period.

* A permanently attached, purple fabric linen bookmark.

* This edition is limited to 5000 copies worldwide

* 500 individually-numbered, limited edition copies that include two exclusive items: A. An autographed lithographic print featuring original artwork by Devin drawn exclusively for this edition, and B. A 10" piece of vinyl featuring two exclusive tracks, "Rapture" and "Dinosaurs". Note: 250 copies of the record will be pressed on black vinyl while the other 250 are on white.

Paul Gilbert, Billy Sheehan: Mr Big Raw Like Sushi 100 deluxe box set

A deluxe MR. BIG box set, Raw Like Sushi 100, will be released in Japan on January 25th, 2012, via Victor Entertainment.

This deluxe box set consists of 2 DVDs and 2 CDs in a B4-size hard cover book.

The DVDs features the concert Live From The Living Room, held at Toho Studio, Tokyo, Japan, in January 2011 and documentary footage of their 2011 Japan tour (contains over 60 min., subject to change).

The CDs contain live tracks from their 100th concert in Japan, held at Osaka-jo Hall on April 7th, 2011 mixed by Pat Regan and features K2HD mastering + the high-fidelity HQCD format (compatible with standard CD players).

The hard cover book contains 96-pages (all color) including photos of their 2011 Japan tour taken by William Hames, the Japan tour data, a tour pass replica, and more. Size: 24.9 x 29.9cm.

Michael Angelo Batio: the 5 count interview

Nitro - Michael Angelo Batio Interview

This is an exclusive interview with Michael Angelo Batio from The Five Count radio show in Mankato, Minn. To hear the entire show visit www.thefivecount.com.

Michael was the guitarist for the metal band Nitro. He is best known for his fast playing style and his custom-made "quad guitar" featuring four guitars in one. He was also voted "Best Shredder" by Guitar World Magazine.

Paul Gilbert, Guthrie Govan, Tony MacAlpine, Sam Coulson: Great Guitar Escape


From platinum album sales and number one chart success as a founding member of MR. BIG, to frightening the guitar community with new levels of ferocious picking technique with shred-pioneers RACER X, to exploring punk, pop, classical, blues, jazz, and progressive instrumental styles in his solo career, Paul Gilbert has recorded a massive amount of stunning guitar music, all while circling the globe to play sold-out arenas from Japan to Jakarta.

Paul’s style stands out for it’s rare combination of accuracy, creativity, and power – all which are balanced with Paul’s sense of humor and pure love of music.

Although Paul is best known for his work with MR. BIG and RACER X, he has also toured with Joe Satriani’s G3, played in a host of tribute concerts with legendary drummer Mike Portnoy, and been integral in the design of his signature Ibanez PGM and Fireman guitars.

Paul’s legacy as a guitar instructor began when he was eighteen, when he was hired to teach at Hollywood’s Guitar Institute of Technology. Paul’s groundbreaking “Intense Rock” videos and DVDs have inspired legions of guitarists to improve their accuracy, speed, and phrasing. Years as a columnist for Guitar Player magazine, and most recently, Premier Guitar magazine, along with giving countless clinics, private lessons, and serving for five years as the dean of MI Japan, have given Paul deep experience in the art of communicating music to all levels of guitarists.

Over twenty-five years in the music business have only increased Paul’s passion to explore the possibilities of music and the art of playing the guitar. Whether he’s playing to 10,000 fans or jamming one-on-one with a student, Paul is living his childhood dream of taking the sounds in his head and bringing them into reality – on the electric guitar.

Guthrie Govan has been playing guitar for as long as he can remember: he played his first gig at the age of five, appeared on UK national TV four years later and subsequently went on to win the 1993 "Guitarist of the Year" contest sponsored by the leading UK magazine Guitarist. (More recently, the July 2011 issue of Guitar Player magazine ran a cover story on Guthrie's playing.)

He has recorded and toured extensively with acts ranging all the way from melodic rock (Asia) to jazz fusion (The Fellowship) and electronica (The Young Punx.)

Guthrie has worked as a transcriber for Guitar Techniques magazine since 1994, covering the playing of pretty much everyone from Hank Marvin to Shawn Lane. He has also taught at various noted guitar schools in the UK, such as ACM and BIMM, and his clinic tours for Suhr guitars and Rotosound strings have taken him to all manner of unusual locations. (He's particularly proud of the Kazakhstan work permit in his passport...)

Guthrie's debut solo album Erotic Cakes was released in 2006. This eclectic collection of guitar instrumentals was widely acclaimed - inspiring Joe Satriani to deliver the verdict "freakin' awesome!"

He regularly works with the sample recreation company Replay Heaven, as a result of which his guitar and bass work has graced hit singles by the likes of Sonny J, the Sugababes, Cee Lo Green and Dizzee Rascal. He has also toured extensively with Dizzee, performing in arenas and festivals throughout the UK.

Guthrie was recently invited to appear on Lee Ritenour's Six String Theory project: his re-working of the track Fives (featuring Vinnie Colaiuta, Tal Wilkenfeld and Larry Goldings) is featured alongside contributions from the likes of Steve Lukather, George Benson and B.B. King.

He is currently touring and recording with The Aristocrats, new a rock-fusion power trio featuring bassist Bryan Beller (Mike Keneally, Steve Vai, Dethklok) and drummer Marco Minnemann (UKZ, Paul Gilbert, Adrian Belew, Necrophagist.)

Another solo album is rumored to be in the works, though no one seems quite sure when it might actually be released. Watch this space!

The name Tony MacAlpine is synonymous with modern musical virtuosity. Whether performing as a solo artist, band member, session player, touring hired-gun, or as a producer, Tony MacAlpine continues to prove that he truly is one of rock’s most amazing and versatile musicians. He incorporates classical, jazz and fusion influences into the hard rock/metal genre on both guitar and keyboards.

In his 25 year career he has produced, written and arranged eleven solo instrumental studio albums. Tony has also released four albums with his jazz-fusion band CAB, three albums with his progressive rock band Planet X, and a number of other band projects. In addition, MacAlpine has contributed both guitar and keyboards to a long list of records by other artists. Tony was born and raised in Springfield Massachusetts, and in his early years was a classically trained pianist and violinist. He began his musical education at age 5 as a piano major at the Springfield Conservatory of Music, where he studied under the direction of Marion Jensen for twelve years. Tony furthered his studies at HARTT College under the tutelage of Professor Raymond Hanson at the University of Hartford, Connecticut.

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Born and raised in Norway, blues guitar player Chris "Kid" Andersen moved to California to pursue a career in the blues in 2001 at the age of 21. He quickly became a staple of the thriving West Coast Blues scene, just as he had been a vital part of the Scandinavian Blues scene for years already. He spent three years with The Terry Hanck Band, four years touring with harmonica legend Charlie Musselwhite. He is currently the lead guitar for Rick Estrin and The Nightcats, a spot he took over for the legendary Little Charlie Baty.

Kid has 5 CDs out, 'Rock Awhile' , 'Guitarmageddon' (with Junior Watson and Vidar Busk), 'Greaseland' (nominated for a Norwegian Grammy), 'The Dreamer' and his latest 'Christmas at Greaseland' is, you guessed it, a Blues Christmas record featuring Rick Estrin, Paul Oscher, Elvin Bishop, John Nemeth, Terry Hanck, Rusty Zinn and Mark Hummel. Kid played on Musselwhite's acclaimed latest CD, 'Delta Hardware" (winner of 4 BMA awards), and appeared on Elvin Bishop's Grammy nominated 2008 CD 'The Blues Rolls On". "Twisted" by The Nightcats garnered them 4 BMA nominations, including Band Of The Year.

Fans of Blues guitar, Swing, Surf, Rockabilly and wild Rock'n'Roll cannot go wrong with Kid Andersen and the endless array of tricks he has up his sleeve.

Scotty Johnson is an Associate Professor at Berklee College of music in Boston and has toured the world a few of times with a guitarist named Paul Gilbert. He can also be heard on three of Paul’s releases: ‘Bee Hive Live’, ‘Alligator Farm’, and ‘11,000 Notes’. Scotty is presently working with Steve Vai as the co-author and instructor of the Berklee online course “Steve Vai Guitar Techniques”.

After being signed to Mike Varney’s heavy blues-rock label Blues Bureau International in the mid nineties, Scotty has never looked back having toured and recorded with Robben Ford ‘Fords and Friends’, The Ford Blues Band, and The Blindside Blues Band.

As an active pit musician, Scotty has well over 30 theater credits to his name including “The Lion King”, “Memphis”, “The Color Purple”, “Legally Blonde”, “Chicago”, and many others. Scotty brings a unique ‘real world’ perspective to his students with an emphasis on stylistic diversity and musical literacy.

Sam Coulson is widely regarded as being at the forefront of rock guitar in the UK. The characteristics of his playing are lightening fast picked pentatonics as well as searing bends and vibrato. His fiery playing retains maturity and taste due to his deep understanding of the blues and flare for melody.

Picking up the guitar at age 16 Sam spent the rest of his teenage years practicing as much as humanly possible. Since then Sam has been playing in various bands all over the globe, from his native England as far a field as China and Canada.

Sam can often be seen rippin' it up in the Charvel booth at the NAMM show. Over the last year Sam has begun working with jamtrackcentral in London. His maiden package is available via there website. During July Sam performed along side Gurthie Govan, Andy james and Alex Hutchings at the instrumental guitar festival MonkeyFest in England. Furthermore he is currently recording his debut album 'Sleight of Hand' which will boast the best guitar playing he has ever produced.

An outstanding musician for his entire life, Kelly started his professional career as a founding member of the popular LA band The Electric Love Hogs who were quickly discovered by Motley Crue’s Tommy Lee. Lee produced The Love Hogs’ debut album for by London / PolyGram Record. Kelly later joined the indie power pop band 22 Jacks featuring members of the Foo-Fighters, Adolescents, and Wax. When Joey Ramone needed a band to back him up for a Cheap Trick tribute album it was 22 Jacks anchored by the strong and rhythmic bass of Mr. LeMiuex that he called upon.

Megadeath’s Dave Mustaine who is no stranger to great musicians called on Kelly services for his side project, MD.45. Highly respected guitar virtuoso Paul Gilbert brought Kelly on to tour internationally with his first post Mr. Big solo project, King of Clubs. His talents were tapped again when the seminal punk band Fear needed a bassist. Kelly immediately filled that spot and embarked on several successful tours with the band.

Kelly continues his career with the highly influential punk / ska band Goldfinger with whom he continues to record and tour the world. He fills in his time giving back by teaching kids to rock as a guest instructor at Paul Green’s School of Rock.

Rodney was born in New York City in a home filled with music and a deep love for the arts. Rodney was a gifted artist when he was a child, and was constantly drawing and later on began painting. Everyone (including Rodney) thought that he would eventually become a professional artist, but Rodney also fell in love with music and starting learning drums at age 9. As a child, Rodney has always been drawn to progressive Rock, dance and electronic music. As a very young adult, Rodney began studying jazz and Afro Cuban music. But by the time he started playing gigs around New York, Rodney was very comfortable playing music in many different genres, and was also developing a very unique and technical language on the drums. Rodney at this time also began fine-tuning his skills as a composer and songwriter. Even though Rodney was becoming known for his virtuoso skills as a drum soloist, Rodney is first and foremost a music lover. And he always put the song and his roll in the band first. This becomes very obvious to anyone who has ever heard Rodney or seen him perform.

Rodney has gone on to work with some of the most talented and respected musicians in both Rock and Jazz worlds. Rodney has worked with Santana, Steve Lukather, Michael Brecker, Randy Brecker, Wayne Shorter, Joe Zawinul, Rob Thomas, and many others. Rodney has won Grammy awards for his work on Santana’s “Supernatural” album, as well as for his work on the Brecker Brother’s “Out Of The Loop” album. Rodney’s love for Electronic and dance music is reflected on his first solo album “Twelve Months Of October”. Now Rodney is working on his second album with his new band, “Rodney Holmes’ Lithium Tree”.

Sucked in by the “Dark Side of the Moon” back in ʼ73, Tom was intrigued by the way this album sounded—and it led him to discover his passion.

Though he initially studied electronics at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and Broadcast En- gineering at San Francisco State (thinking this was the way to get into the music busi- ness) his first real job in the industry came at the Music Annex in Menlo Park, California where he built studios by day and engineered in his spare time. “The owner, David Por- ter would let me bring in ʻspecʼ projects, which helped me hone my engineering chops.” But the Music Annex was mainly a commercial house, and Tom knew he wanted to work on music projects.

His desire soon came to fruition when he was offered a staff engineering position at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley, California where his first major project was Sammy Ha- garʼs VOA, the album with “I Canʼt Drive 55” on it.

During his seven years at Fantasy Studios, Tom was fortunate enough to work with an incredible array of music producers and talent: David Foster, Ted Templeman, Todd Rundgren, Richie Zito, Jim Gaines, and Tom Dowd just to name a few on the producer side. And amazing artists such as Aerosmith, David Lee Roth, Huey Lewis, Eddie Money, Mr. Big, Y&T, Europe, Steve Miller Band, Joe Satriani, Ella Fitzgerald, and Joe Pass ... and the discography goes on.

With the advent of the ADAT in 1991, Tom built himself a home studio for doing over- dubs and mixing a few projects. As the gear got better so did his studio. While home studios are now the norm, Tomʼs had a 20 year head start on most, and his own studio is still one of his favorite places to mix.

Tom has toured the world with a number bands and continues his career as a Sound Engineer/Producer—both in-studio and mixing live for bands on tour.

Alex Skolnick:Trio tour dates

The Alex Skolnick Trio features Matt Zebroski (drums) and Nathan Peck (bass).

Alex Skolnick Trio tour dates:

5 - Oxford Vally Fairless Hills, PA - Best Buy In Store (3 PM)
5 - Philadelphia, PA - North Star Bar
6 - Pittsburgh, PA - Shadow Lounge
7 - Cleveland, OH - Nighttown
8 - Rochester, NY - Abilene Bar & Lounge
9 - Albany, NY - Red Square
10 - Burlington, VT - Nectar's
11 - Montreal, QC - Upstairs Jazz Bar & Grill

Paul Gilbert: House Of Blues gets wicked solo!

Paul Gilbert solo HOB 8 27 11 wicked, only try at home! YouTube

Guthrie Govan, Mike Kenea​lly: headed for WesFest 7

Bryan BellerBig news: WesFest 7 will happen on Sunday 3/4/12 at The Roxy in Los Angeles, and the headliner is...The Aristocrats! Other performers include Mike Keneally, The Casualties Of Jazz, Jackie Daum, Joe Brooks, Colin Keenan, and Danny Mo & The Exciters featuring 2011 Wehmiller Scholarship Winner Hayley Jane Batt on bass, and legendary drummer John "JR" Robinson on drums! All band and ticket info can be found right here...save the date people!

Steve Smyth: Master Class date ICMP tomorrow


The Institute Of Contemporary Music Performance is delighted to announce that heavy metal legend Steve Smyth will be delivering a ‘shredding masterclass’ at the school on Wednesday, November 23rd (7:30 - 9:30 PM).

Wednesday 23rd November - Room 101 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Steve will give a talk about his career; incorporating performances, transcriptions, and discussion of different career avenues one can take in music business, based on personal experience.

His career includes a broad range of areas, including time spent as a band member/songwriter, session player, teacher, columnist, label owner and producer). Steve will also jam with students and answer questions.

To book this Masterclass email bookings@icmp.co.uk with your name, contact phone number and course details Ryan Roxie Masterclass in the subject line.

Joe Satriani, Sammy Hagar: Chickenfoot tour gear!

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We're going to be picking our favorite photos/videos/comments from the US Road Test shows in the next few days - if you attended and haven't uploaded yours yet, go get to it atCHICKENFOOT.US! The ones we select will receive a free autographed copy of Chickenfoot III.

To enter all you need to do is post on your show's tour page so it shows up there for us to look at! Here are links to each show page so you can view everyone's uploads and add your own:

Nov 1 - Warfield Theatre (SF, CA)
Nov 2 - Avalon Hollywood (LA, CA)
Nov 4 - The Pageant (St. Louis, MO)
Nov 5 - Metro (Chicago, IL)
Nov 8 - Webster Hall (New York, NY)

News: Lion Music release schedule

27 January 2012
House of Shakira / HoS - Back with a revamped line-up featuring melodic rock powerhouse Andreas Novak on lead vocals, "HoS" sees the Swedish melodic hard rock masters House Of Shakira return with their best album in their highly illustrious career.
Consortium Project II / Continuum In Extremis – Second release of our continuing Consortium Project reissues. Features completely remastered sound and additional 2 never before heard bonus tracks.

27 February 2012
Lord Of Mushrooms / Perspectives - Long awaited second album from the French progressive metallers. One of the most original bands out there now with new vocalist Gustavo Monsanto (ex Adagio). Plus highly original packaging.
Consortium Project III / Terra Incognita - Third release of our continuing Consortium Project reissues. Features completely remastered sound and additional 2 never before heard bonus tracks.
23 March 2012
Vendetta / World Under Fire - The British Traditional Metal merchants return with their third effort and one that will blow your brains out. Expert song craft and musicianship make this one not to miss for fans of Priest, Maiden, Heaven & Hell along with more 80's metal sounds ala Fifth Angel.
Consortium Project IV / Children Of Tomorrow - Fourth and final release of our continuing Consortium Project reissues. Features completely remastered sound and additional 2 never before heard bonus track

Thomas Youngblood : part of “Consortium Project V – Species”

After the critical acclaim bestowed upon “Consortium Project V – Species” earlier in 2011, Lion Music are proud to present the first of 4 reissues of the back catalogue from vocalist extraordinaireIan Parry’s formidable Consortium Project series, all reissues come freshly remastered for optimum sound with the added bonus of 2 never-before-heard bonus tracks on each release.

“Consortium Project I – Criminals & Kings” is the gripping opening statement of what is being described as “one of metals essential concept stories” featuring a host of A1 names from the world of progressive power metal inc. Stephan Lill (Vanden Plas), Thomas Youngblood (Kamelot), Patrick Rondat (Elegy).

Album promo page – http://www.lionmusic.com/cd/cp1.htm
Full song sample – http://soundcloud.com/lionmusicrecordlabel/consortium-project-criminals

Consortium Project - Criminals & Kings by LionMusicRecordLabel

News: Boss US big pedal give away

Los Angeles, CA, November 21, 2011 — BOSS has gone berserk again with another round of The Big BOSS Giveaway. The biweekly contest gives tone freaks everywhere a chance to win BOSS pedals autographed by top guitar heroes and $1,000 in BOSS gear.
To enter, contestants should visit the BOSS Facebook Giveaway tab and fill out the entry form.
Every two weeks between November 1 and December 31, 2011, a different signed BOSS pedal from a famous guitar hero will be given away, as well as $1,000 in BOSS gear. Contestants can enter once every two-week period, giving them up to four chances to win.
The Big BOSS Giveaway prize lineup:

PH-3 pedal signed by Dave Navarro and $1,000 in BOSS gear
CH-1 pedal signed by Steve Vai and $1,000 in BOSS gear
TU-3 pedal signed by Steve Stevens and $1,000 in BOSS gear
SD-1 pedal signed by Jeff Loomis and $1,000 in BOSS gear
Contest eligibility is for U.S. residents only. Click here for information and official rules.

Rune Berre: special thanks!

Man one of those days... a special package arrives... boom... cool shirt and chocolate dedicated to Michael Lee Firkins, well you must be a Firklover, yes?! Thanks to Rune Berre who traveled all the way from Norway to see the Jason Becker show... mucho kudos buddy!

Man Cold outside... replacing the windows!
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Rune Berre in Amsterdam to celebrate Jason Becker

Michael Lee Firkins approved chocolate
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Inside the special package all the war from Norway!
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You to can help like Rune... you can still donate or participate in the auction that has started with a special Eddie Van Halen tour jacket.

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Andy Gillion‎: Shadow Law in the draw!

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More space in the t-shirt draw occupied... CD hitting the decks... brace yourself for some steaming guitar driven metal and later a visit to Ikea to get some more storage space.

Entering the Crypt
Defending the New World
Knights and Rebels
Way of the Sword
City in Ruins
Reclaiming the Throne
Foreshadowing Prophecy
Dawn of Chaos

Andy Gillion‎ 3 years ago I embarked on a mission to create the greatest metal album of all time. 3 years later, I'm broke, in debt, am owed shitloads of money, have lost friends, lost hair, and lost the ability to sustain an erection. So for the love of god buy the new Shadow Law album so I can get my life back on track!! I mean jesus christ...it's only £4.99 and it cost us about 4 grand to make. You do the math. Cos we clearly we didn't.
(and as if that's not enough - Cris will deliver it on a unicycle to your door!)


Shadow Law - Defending The New World

Atma Anur, Marco Sfogli: Jason Becker Fest Diaries #4

Part 4! another great Marco Sfogli tune, There's Hope! Atma in his crazy behind the kit world. This is just a great vibe, the rest is self explanitory. Jason Becker Not Dead Yet Festival... live and beyond!!

Jason Becker Fest Diaries/Atma -Taken From behind (Part 4)

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Michael Lee Firkins: Jason Becker`s not dead yet

Michael Lee Firkins @ Jason Becker`s not dead yet

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News: Grooveshark sued over illegal uploads

According to TIME, music streaming service Grooveshark may have just met a bigger competitor than Spotify. That competitor would be Universal Music Group, who has sued Grooveshark over illegal uploads on the service. One hundred thousand of them, to be exact.
Universal is one of the big music labels, and has the ability to make or break the streaming market that includes companies like Rdio, MOG, Spotify, and Grooveshark.
The lawsuit by Universal requests maximum damages of up to $150,000 for each song uploaded to the service without its permission. The label even names Grooveshark CEO specifically as an uploader. Apparently the leader of the company put at least 1,791 Universal songs on Grooveshark without letting them know first more

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