Wednesday, 25 April 2012

News: Drum Channel - April 26th, the Fender Music Foundation, is hosting its first online benefit concert "Save Music Education"

On April 26th, the Fender Music Foundation, is hosting its first online benefit concert "Save Music Education" in partnership with ReverbNation. The event will take place on “virtual” stages (via throughout the country on Thursday, April 26, between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Proceeds to The Fender Music Foundation will support the organization's mission to provide musical instruments to music programs in need across the United States. I am a board member and I know they do great work in getting instruments to kids who cannot afford them.

Full Press Release: is supporting the foundation by streaming a special concert at 6 pm on April 26 from our Drum Channel studio live on The evening will feature Gannin Arnold on guitar (producer, song writer member of Taylor Hawkins band Coattail Riders); Tim Landers on bass (legendary studio bass player) and an list of all-star drummers including: Terry Bozzio (Modern Drummer Hall of Fame, Frank Zappa alumni drummer), Alex Acuna (legendary studio musician), Cobus Potgieter (most viewed drummer on YouTube), along with some surprises.

Chris Bickley, Dino Fiorenza: Tapestry Of Souls

Michael McDowell

shredguy records is celebrating its fourth anniversary with its fourteenth release, chris bickley-tapestry of souls.

chris is an accomplished player who burns up the fretboard on this eleven track release due out may 1st!

hailing from the southern part of the united states, chris bickley relocated to connecticut when the opportunity arose to become the guitarist for up and coming blues-influenced rock recording artist terri lane. since he made the move to the northeast, he has become one of the most sought-after session players in the tri-state area. possessing a great wit and sense of humor, he also brings a passion and fire to all his performances and is the current rock session guitarist for horizon music group.

joining chris on this release are guest vocalists michael vescera(obsession, loudness, yngwie malmsteen, animetal usa), kelly keeling(tso, blue murder, msg, george lynch, john norum), chandler mogel(talon, outloud), and jimmy kunes(savoy brown, cactus).
other musicians on this release are dino fiorenza, vick lecar, eric klaastad (trouble tribe), chris mccarvill(house of lords), scott spray(johnny winter) , michael k. smith , bill holloman, gaetano nicolosi(iron horse), bobby ” t” torello(thunderhead), and bj zampa(tony macalpine, house of lords).

production was handled by vic steffans (horizon music group studios), and mastering was done by emmy award winner jim chapdelaine.

preorder price is only $9.99


Thiago Trinsi: Extended Lesson Promo video

Hi folks this is the Extended promo of the 1st video of the Guitar Instructional Series!!

in the first video I am covering the " Arpeggio Studies 1" showing many ways to play over the Arpeggios using Alternate Picking,Sweep,legato,Tapping combined with Jump notes and Open String, and 1 guitar orchestration study! :D

Material Included:

Backingtrack, Tabs/PDF Files
You can purchase this video for $20.00

Request at

Thiago Trinsi - Extended Promo video

Tore Moren: Shredding with class

Shred Guy records announces Tore Moren's new CD Shredding with class

Sam Bell: Improvisation over "Ice Cold" by Alex Hutchings

Please read description, help needed!
This video is a test for recording audio and syncing it with the video, as my main computer doesn't work I set up my laptop and it can just about manage recording one audio file. I have a problem however, the audio sounded good, but when I exported it at the highest quality from Windows Movie Maker the audio seems to have lots of digital distortion. Any advice would be cool!

I hope some of you enjoy the improvisation, its over a jamtrackcentral backing from Alex Hutchings "Custom Fusion 1" package, the track is called Ice Cold.

Please click like, leave a comment and subscribe!

Thank you,
Sam Bell Improvisation over "Ice Cold" by Alex Hutchings

Plus in case you missed it, Sam Bell gave a demonstration of his LTD H-308 and Ibanez RG1527's giving some isight into the tones and comparisons of the playablity.

REQUESTED VIDEO: My LTD H-308 and Ibanez RG1527
I had a few requests to do a video on my 7 and 8 string guitars, these guitars seem to work for me, I hope this talkthrough helps. If you have any further questions, or any suggestions for new videos please leave a comment below. Don't forget to click LIKE :)
REQUESTED VIDEO: My LTD H-308 and Ibanez RG1527

Gretchen Menn: Zepparella photo gallery and new download options

Zepparella by Sterling Munksgard (20 photos)

Gretchen Menn
My album, Hale Souls, is now available for download directly through my website. Of course, you can still get it on iTunes, Amazon, and various other online stores, but this may be an easier option for my friends and supporters in other countries. Thanks so much, all! Your support means the world! xoxo

Read the Truth In Shredding In Depth interview with Gretchen Menn

Gretchen Menn: after learning to fly

Greg Koch: waxes lyrical on Gibson Custom Shop Dickey Betts SG

Greg Koch:

Serial Number: DB34
Brand: Gibson Custom Shop
Model: Dickey Betts Aged and Signed SG
Type: SG
Signature: Dickey Betts
Finish Color: Vintage Red
Aging: Aged
Weight: 6.42 lbs
Limited Series: Limited Run
Body Wood: Mahogany
Neck Wood: 1-Piece Mahogany
Neck Shape: Dickey Betts
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Inlays: Aged Acrylic Trapezoid
Scale Length: 24 3/4"
Width at Nut: 1.695"
Frets: 22 Banjo Wire
Pickups: Custom Humbuckers
Controls: 2 Volume, 2 Tone, 3-way Toggle Switch
Bridge: ABR-1
Tailpiece: Wrap-around
Unique Features: Signed by Dickey Betts on back of Headstock

Case: Hardshell Case

Gibson Custom Shop Dickey Betts SG Aged and Signed • SN: DB34

Gibson Custom Shop Dickey Betts SG Aged and Signed • SN: DB33

Fred Brum: Guitar Candy - S7G Solar 7 - Flying Adventure Bus

My album Atonement is available (along with a free downloadable track at - please give it a listen. :)
Facebook - site -
I went to Belgium for the launch of Ola Englund's signature model from Strictly 7 Guitars, the Solar, of which you see the very first white one here. It has a 27,5" scale, OFR trem and Duncan Distortion pickups. It also has 26-frets, should you be wondering. :) The laptop's brainfart and a couple mistakes from me are not the guitar's fault. :P
The event was held at Guitar Candy, a fantastic little shop with excellent gear, owned by my friend Bart, who made sure Ola and I felt welcome at all times.
This track is Flying Adventure Bus, off my album Atonement, and I used the Kemper straight to the PA here (I did use the Invader later on as a power amp for the Kemper, through the monitor out).

Guitar wise I also used one of my Jaden Rose JHM 7's and my new Blackat Leon 8 (NGD vid soon) alongside the white Solar 7 throughout the showcases.
I hope you enjoy the vid! :)

Fred Brum @Guitar Candy - Flying Adventure Bus - S7G Solar 7

Ben Levin: Invisible Paradise Movement #1

Ben Levin Group's music video for Movement 1 off their new album Invisible Paradise! Check out or iTunes to order the album.
Directed by Kevin McSharry
Edited by Rab Berry
Filmed By Chris Dingman, Kevin McSharry, and Rab Berry
Music written by Ben Levin
Mixed/Produced by Vince Welch
Tyler LeVander - Drums
Courtney Swain - Voice
Josh Friedman - Piano
Jed Lingat - Bass
Gavin Wallace Ailsworth - Percussion
Chris Baum - Violin
Jessica Kion - Crazy Dancing

Ben Levin - Guitar
Invisible Paradise Movement 1 by Ben Levin Group

Glenn Proudfoot: The Five-0 - promo video

Film clip for the song the Five-0, from the album Lick 'Em available on Itunes. Shot and edited by Ian Ritter, Melbourne Australia.

Glenn Proudfoot - 'The Five-0'

Piotrek Gruszka: Gru - Cosmogenesis

Piotrek Gruszka from Masovia, Poland, AKA Gru, has released his instrumental solo album 'Cosmogenesis'. It is available for free download from Dropbox, and it can be streamed in full from his Bandcamp page . Download

The incredible album "Cosmogenesis" by the one-man Polish band, Gru.
(All music and artwork belongs to their respective owners. My intention behind uploading this is to increase Gru's fanbase.)

1: Universe 0:00-1:13
2: Nebula 1:13-7:03
3: Pulsar 7:03-12:07
4: Fermi Paradox 12:07-14:34
5: Stellar 14:34-19:55
6: Aurora 19:55-23:27
7: Andromeda 23:27-28:55
8: Zeta Reticuli 28:55-34:11

Gru-Cosmogenesis (Full Album)

Neil Potter: Outreachband on Soundcloud and Facebook

Sean Duhaime: Bert Live

Sean Duhaime - Guitar
Laura Greenberg - Bass
Jansen Richard - Drums

Aimee Doucette: August Burns Red - Meddler

The girl is Aimee and her channel is dual cover :) this time Meddler by August Burns Red! It took a good amount of effort so make sure to leave some feedback. Thanks! \m/

August Burns Red - Meddler (DUAL cover)

Chris Brooks: still need your help for Leukamia Foundation

We're now at 48 of 100 copies sold for The Leukamia Foundation. Thanks so much! Please help us reach the target by forwarding this email to all your friends - CB
Sydney guitarist donates 100 signed albums to raise money for disease.

I'm Chris Brooks, a working musician from Sydney, Australia, and I have donated 100 signed copies of my album "The Axis of All Things" to support The Leukaemia Foundation, an organisation that provides invaluable services and support to the people and families affected by the disease as well as vital fundraising for research.

In the next month I hope to sell all ONE HUNDRED of the signed albums for the special price of $10 each (plus p/h) and donate 100% of all nett funds received to The Leukaemia Foundation. I'll be forwarding your funds in memory of Melissa Alana Jerrett, who lost her battle to the disease in 1993, 11 weeks after her 20th birthday.

You can help by doing some or all of the following:

~ Buy a signed CD for the special price of $10 for yourself or a friend

~ Forward this email (as is) to everyone you know

~ Post the link above to your facebook/twitter/other.

~ Tweet your favorite musicians/celebrities to retweet/repost about this

~ Use the donate button to pay more than $10 for your CD if you want

For more information about Leukaemia and how The Leukaemia foundation helps, visit

Thank you so much for your support.

Chris Brooks

Marty Friedman, Raleigh: Festival / Megadeth jam

Japanese jam time with Festival / Megadeth jam featuring Marty Friedman, Raleigh.

"Festival" Marty & Raleigh

Chris Poland: Polcat review

Hanging out in Andy’s Jazz Club amongst the usual suspect jazz lovers is really not my idea of night that is going to be an all out gas. But, I’ll make exceptions when exceptional musicians are in any place! Last night was one of those nights. A jazz fusion supergroup of men that go by the title, Polcat. Polcat consists of the astounding talents of fusion guitar icon Chris Poland (OHM/Megadeth), Grammy nominated sax giant Frank Catalano (Miles Davis, Beyonce’ to Bennett and everything in between), Internationally acclaimed solo artist/bassist Sean O’Bryan Smith (Larry Carlton to Keith Urban and other parts unknown), and drum phenomenon Jim Gifford (Guthrie Govan, Bill “Buddha” Dickens, Roy Vogt and more). It was great to see a couple of random metal heads with cammo shorts and long hair floating in a sea of business casual and the music tied it all together so well.

Full review:

Chris Poland – Guitar
Frank Catalano – Tenor Saxophone
Sean O’Bryan Smith – Bass
Jim Gifford – Drums

Chris Impellitteri: Animetal live at Loudpark 2011

Mike Vu~esera (ex: LOUDNESS, Obsession, Yngwie Malmsteen Band) Chris Impellitteri (ex: Impellitteri) Rudy Sazo (ex: Quiet Riot, RisingForce, WhiteSnake, OZZY's Band, Dio) John Detti (ex: SLAYER, TESTAMENT)


Paul Antonio Ortiz: Chimp Spanner live shows

Chimp Spanner live in Moscow HD + GREAT SOUND

Exclusive multicam Footage.
Recorded live at the Barfly in Camden at London.
Special featuring: Mike Malyan from Monuments.

The Algorithm - London Show (Complete)

Really great band and well worth getting hold of the CD. I got the T-Shirt and LP too... but still need to re buy a record deck :) (hopefully this weekend?) (worldwide) (USA/CANADA)
Progressive metal multi-instrumental virtuoso Paul Antonio Ortiz, aka Chimp Spanner, will be further raising the bar of the sonically epic with the release of his stunning new 'All Roads Lead Here' EP on 6 February 2012!

In addition to the CD and digital formats, a strictly limited edition clear transparent vinyl version will be available, with the exclusive addition of the 'Supereroremix' EP.

CHIMP SPANNER - Mӧbius Pt I (guitar play-through)

CHIMP SPANNER - Mӧbius Pt II (Official Audio - Basick Records)

Orianthi,The Commander-In-Chief: Bloodstock appearances announced

Karel Losenicky, is confirmed for the prestigious Bloodstock Metal Festival, UK, where she is on stage on August 10th, at the Sophie Lancaster Stage. The festival is headlined by Alice Cooper featuring Orianthi and Behemoth + a yet to be announced secret headliner for Saturday night.

Steve Howe: Asia UK presales tickets available via Planet Rock

Planet Rock: As a Planet Rock VIP we're giving you an extra 24 hours to get your tickets to this year's hugely anticipated ASIA tour.
It's a huge year for the prog supergroup as they celebrate an amazing THIRTY years together with a brand new album, a deluxe anniversary reissue of their debut album and a brand new live film.
Plus they will be hitting the road in December for a UK tour, and you can get tickets right now to see them and help them celebrate their landmark year in style.
Here's the dates:
Saturday 15th Dec - Tavistock The Wharf
Sunday 16th Dec - Holmfirth Picturedrome
Monday 17th Dec - Edinburgh Queen’s Hall
Wednesday 19th Dec - Salisbury City Hall
Thursday 20th Dec - Birmingham Town Hall
Friday 21st Dec - Manchester Royal Northern College of Music
Saturday 22nd Dec - London o2 Shepherds Bush Empire
To get your tickets ahead of the general sale on Friday simply click on the link below

Chris Broderick: Megadeth TH1RT3EN World Tour dates

TH1RT3EN World Tour

May 03, 2012 Biloxi, MSHard Rock Live Tickets More Info »
May 04, 2012 Memphis, TNBeale Street Music Festival @ Tom Lee Park Tickets More Info »
May 05, 2012 Birmingham, ALCrawfish Boil @ Schaeffer Eye Center Tickets More Info »
May 06, 2012 Orlando, FLHard Rock Live Tickets More Info »
May 08, 2012 Knoxville, TNTennessee Theater Tickets More Info »
May 09, 2012 Richmond, VAThe National Tickets More Info »
May 11, 2012 Holmdel, NJMegadeth/Rob Zombie @ PNC Bank Arts Center Tickets More Info »
May 12, 2012 Scranton, PAMegadeth/Rob Zombie @ Toyota Pavilion Tickets More Info »
May 13, 2012 Columbia, MDMegadeth/Rob Zombie @ Merriweather Post Pavilion Tickets More Info »
May 15, 2012 Indianapolis, INMurat Theatre at Old National Centre Tickets More Info »
May 16, 2012 Pittsburgh, PAMegadeth/Rob Zombie @ Stage AE Tickets More Info »
May 18, 2012 Grand Rapids, MIMegadeth/Rob Zombie @ The Deltaplex Tickets More Info »
May 19, 2012 Maryland Heights, MOPointfest 30 @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Tickets More Info »
May 20, 2012 Columbus, OHRock On The Range @ Columbus Crew Stadium Tickets More Info »
May 22, 2012 La Crosse, WIMegadeth/Rob Zombie @ La Crosse Center Tickets More Info »
May 24, 2012 Sioux City, IAMegadeth/Rob Zombie @ Tyson Center Tickets More Info »
May 25, 2012 Wichita, KSMegadeth/Rob Zombie @ Hartman Arena Tickets More Info »
May 26, 2012 Pryor, OKRocklahoma @ Fever Music Festival Grounds Tickets More Info »
May 31, 2012 Dessau, GermanyMetalfest @ Airfield Tickets More Info »
Jun 01, 2012 Jaworzno, PolandMetalfest @ Zalew Sosina Tickets More Info »
Jun 02, 2012 Mining, AustriaMetalfest @ Castle Mamling Tickets More Info »
Jun 03, 2012 Ljubljana, SloveniaKino Siska Tickets More Info »
Jun 05, 2012 Zadar, CroatiaMetalfest @ Zadar Beach Tickets More Info »
Jun 06, 2012 Monza, ItalyMetalfest @ Brianteo Stadium Tickets More Info »
Jun 07, 2012 St. Goarshausen, GermanyMetalfest @ Loreley Tickets More Info »
Jun 08, 2012 Plzen, Czech RepublicMetalfest @ Amphitheater Lochotin Tickets More Info »
Jun 10, 2012 Castle Donington, Leicestershire, EnglandDownload Festival @ Donington Park Tickets More Info »
Jun 12, 2012 London, EnglandElectric Ballroom Tickets More Info »
Jun 13, 2012 Luxembourg, LuxembourgDen Atelier Tickets More Info »
Jun 14, 2012 Heerlen, NetherlandsParkstad Limburg Theater Tickets More Info »
Jun 15, 2012 Clisson, FranceHellfest Tickets More Info »
Jun 17, 2012 Bucharest, RomaniaOst Fest @ Romexpo Tickets More Info »
Jun 19, 2012 Istanbul, TurkeyHi-Voltage Festival @ Kucukciftlik Park Tickets More Info »
Jun 20, 2012 Athens, GreeceIera Odos Tickets More Info »
Jun 22, 2012 Lausanne, SwitzerlandLes Docks SOLD OUT More Info »
Jun 23, 2012 Dessel, BelgiumGraspop Metal Meeting @ Festivalpark Dessel Tickets More Info »
Jun 25, 2012 Moscow, RussiaStadium Live Tickets More Info »
Jun 27, 2012 Vilnius, LithuaniaTeatro Arena Tickets More Info »
Jun 28, 2012 Tallinn, EstoniaRock Cafe Tickets More Info »
Jun 29, 2012 Helsinki, FinlandTuska Festival @ Suvilahti Tickets More Info »
Sep 07, 2012 Santiago, ChileTeatro Caupolican Tickets More Info »
Sep 14, 2012 Buenos Aires, ArgentinaEstadio Cubierto Malvinas Tickets More Info »
Sep 16, 2012 Cordoba, ArgentinaOrfeo Tickets