Friday, 2 March 2012

Thorsten Koehne: Eden's Curse Trinity - with new vocalist

Michael Eden:
To the fans and press that have supported Eden’s Curse -

“I’ve decided to depart Eden’s Curse because I can’t support the “trophy vision” Eden’s Curse has become during the last few months. When it becomes more about “the trophy” and less about real professional business and the needed success it truly takes to stay afloat, it leaves many unresolved questions.
Anyone who runs a business will tell you there are profits and losses expected the first few years in any business. Eden’s Curse became a chess game and that was unacceptable on all levels to me as the guy who formed the band. I will not allow anyone to devalue the band while I’m in it. If you play for minimum fees as a band you “set your worth” and that word gets out you can be obtained cheaply. Why pay more when you can pay less? This became the reason we toured very little. Nobody wanted to pay fees that made sense and many tours were looked at believe me.
I became the pawn in the game and that’s okay. I excused myself from the party because honestly the “figure heads” bored me to tears. Breaking even financially is for guys who take holidays and play rock star on other people’s money. Ryan Northrop (Metal Mayhem Music/USA) was one of the many who spent large amounts of money so others could wear the big boy pants and play Rock Star in front of people who didn’t know the wiser. Why leave now some might ask? The real question is why did I stay so long? I was holding onto something that was not there to begin with.
Some learn from mistakes and some pretend they never make any.

I’ll be around, count on it!!!

Thanks for your belief, loyalty and support ~ Michael Eden.”

Eden's Curse announce their new vocalist Marco Sandron (Pathosray/Fairyland) with the release of their brand new single "Time To Breathe". Read the full Press Release and download the entire song for FREE at :-

In March 2011 they release their third studio album Trinity which is packed with all their traditional trademarks, and is arguably the most powerful sounding Eden's Curse record to date. It also marked the bands recorded debut with new keyboard player Alessandro Del Vecchio.

Eden's Curse - Time To Breathe (1080p HD)

Dan Mumm: Toccata And Fugue in D minor

Dan Mumm - Toccata And Fugue in D minor - J.S. Bach - Classical Metal Guitar

Stéphan Forté: I think there is something in the Kitchen

Go to for the March Feature and stream The Shadows Compendium

Stéphan Forté I think there is something in the Kitchen

Stéphan Forté interview English

Buddy Blaze: Dean Guitars interview NAMM


Scott Mishoe: back to the future 1988

Scott Mishoe

Rob Chappers: King Of The Swingers

Rob Chapman and his crew played their first gig at the Spice Of Life in Soho. London to a packed out crowd.
Vocals & Guitar - Rob Chapman
Bass - - Guitar -
Thanks to Pablo for teching and filming parts as well ;-)

Rob Chapman Live In Soho - King Of The Swingers

Jan Laurenz: Steve Wishnewsky Harp guitar - one more the collection

Jan Laurenz:
Harp guitar madness by Jan Laurenz
on Steve Wishnewsky guitar
great instrument,everybody interested in "student" harp guitars should check them out
incredible price,and great sound!
i'm happy with it!

Harp guitar madness by Jan Laurenz

Yngwie Malmsteen: live in Osaka 1990 - series

Yngwie Malmsteen: live in Osaka 1990

Eric Calderone: Nicki Minaj Meets Metal

Hey guys,

So I can't get this out of my head so here it is haha. The request list is HUGE but they'll be on the way. Big ups for everything guys, seriously. All the comments, subs, messages, suggestions, fan art, donations, and support. I say it every time but I'll say it again, you guys rock the casbah. Thank you.

Best to ya


Turn Me On by David Guetta feat. Nicki Minaj Meets Metal

Andrea Fedeli: Mechanical funk fusion soloing with tapping

Andrea Fedeli "Mechanical funk" solo

Flint Blade: Thank you for Being - Chapman Stick two-handed tapping

Flint Blade performs an original song titled "Thank You For Being" on the Chapman Stick two-handed tapping instrument.
Video by Joel David Productions.

Thank you for Being - Flint Blade

Stephen Platt: Lionheart L50H full range demo

Lionheart L50H example settings by Stephen Platt.

The Guitar is a Modified Ibanez RG1527 with Seymour Duncan Blackouts. Plugged directly into the amp so you hear the true tone from the amp. The Cabinet used is an L412 miked up with a Shure SM57. The audio is dry, meaning *NO* Post-EQ or Compression has been added.

L50H specs:
* Unique 50 Watts single ended true Class A operation 8/16 Ohms
* Clean & Drive
* 5 x EL34 selected and matched output tubes
* Massive toroidal power supply with full inductive filtering.
* Oversized wideband optimally designed output transformer
* FX loop with Bypass/Insert/Side Chain options with level control
* Preamp Out

To find out more about the L50H and more, please visit

Laney Lionheart L50H Demonstration & Settings

Vahe Sarkissian: Jaxon's Building the Band Contest

Vahe Sarkissian WMMR Jaxon's Building the Band Contest text "LG3" to 39333

Andy Wood: Suhr - 7 String NAMM 2010

[NAMM 2010] - Suhr - 7 String

Tom Quayle,Andy Wood: Rockbox NAMM 2012

Tom Quayle & Andy Wood at Rockbox NAMM 2012

Tom Quayle @ NAMM 2012

Cinematar: Iron field

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Cinematar - Iron field

Daniele Gottardo,Jason Becker: Daniele plays for the master

Kris Claerhout:
Together with Daniele Gottardo, Stéphan Forté and some friends, we visited Jason Becker at his house in Richmond.
Great day, great music, great vibe and energy. And Jason is funny and has a great personality!

Daniele Gottardo at Jason Becker's House, playing for the master

Jeff Loomis: Plains Of Oblivion - packed full of guitar goodness... take a snack

"Plains Of Oblivion" track listing:

01. Mercurial (feat. Marty Friedman)
02. The Ultimatum (feat. Tony MacAlpine)
03. Escape Velocity
04. Tragedy And Harmony (feat. Christine Rhoades)
05. Requiem For The Living (feat. Attila Voros)
06. Continuum Drift (feat. Chris Poland)
07. Surrender (feat. Ihsahn)
08. Chosen Time (feat. Christine Rhoades)
09. Rapture
10. Sibylline Origin
JEFF LOOMIS - The Ultimatum (Playthrough). New album "Plains of Oblivion" coming in April! Featuring a guest solo by Tony MacAlpine.

Pre-Order Now: (US)
JEFF LOOMIS - The Ultimatum (Playthrough)

Tony MacAlpine: 8 String Matrix Club - Prague

Tony MacAlpine - Playing on an 8 String Ibanez Live @ Matrix Club - Prague 29/02/2012

TJ Helmerich, Brett Garsed: time machine set for 17 years ago...

Sorry for the video quality as this was shot in low light with a small camera 17 years ago.
This is not edited or enhanced at all. The audio was captured with the video thru the little POS camera. This was one take front to back. The audio quality I believe is rather good. Hope you enjoy this.
This will give you some sense for how nice these guys are.

Frankenstein Cherokee

Frankenstein Out Sasos


original recorded version


Joe Satriani: Iron City Rocks podcast

Episode 144 of the Iron City Rocks podcast we talk to guitar legend Joe Satriani. Joe talks about his first full length 3D movie Satchurated, the upcoming Australian G3 tour with Steve Vai and Steve Lukather, the Chickenfoot tour and a South American G3 tour.