Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Alex Skolnick: Testament new album all the details



Lots of goodies and bonuses with this release!

Testament's 'Dark Roots of Earth' will be released on July 27, 2012 (Europe) and July 31, 2012 (North America) via Nuclear Blast Records! Artwork by by Eliran Kantor.


Bay Area thrash titans, TESTAMENT, have revealed the cover art and details for their upcoming Dark Roots of Earth release! Artwork was painted by Eliran Kantor who has worked with such bands as SODOM, ATHEIST, SIGH. Dark Roots of Earth was produced, mixed and mastered once again by the world renowned Andy Sneap (ARCH ENEMY, NEVERMORE, ACCEPT, EXODUS). Special bonus tracks were recorded, mixed and mastered by Juan Urteaga (CATTLE DECAPITATION, HEATHEN, VILE, SADUS) at his Trident Studios. The highly anticipated follow up to their 2008 release The Formation of Damnation will be released on July 27, 2012 (Europe) and July 31, 2012 (North America) via Nuclear Blast Records.

Dark Roots of Earth Jewel Case CD Track Listing:
01. Rise Up
02. Native Blood
03. Dark Roots Of Earth
04. True American Hate
05. A Day In The Death
06. Cold Embrace
07. Man Kills Mankind
08. Throne Of Thorns
09. Last Stand For Independence


Dark Roots of Earth CD/DVD Track Listing:
01. Rise Up
02. Native Blood
03. Dark Roots Of Earth
04. True American Hate
05. A Day In The Death
06. Cold Embrace
07. Man Kills Mankind
08. Throne Of Thorns
09. Last Stand For Independence
Bonus:
10. Dragon Attack (QUEEN cover)
11. Animal Magnetism (SCORPIONS cover)
12. Powerslave (IRON MAIDEN cover)
13. Throne Of Thornes (extended version)
+ Bonus DVD

Dark Roots of Earth Vinyl Track Listing:
Side A:
01. Rise Up
02. Native Blood
03. Dark Roots Of Earth
Side B:
04. True American Hate
05. A Day In The Death
06. Cold Embrace
Side C:
07. Man Kills Mankind
08. Throne Of Thorns
09. Last Stand For Independence
SIDE D (Bonus):
10 Dragon Attack (QUEEN cover)
11 Animal Magnetism (SCORPIONS cover)
12 Powerslave (IRON MAIDEN cover)

Neil Kopicki: Beyond Cygnus - original

Neil Kopicki Music - Beyond Cygnus © (LIVE)

Oisin Boyd: T-Rex Back On Track Competition

milan polak t-rex back on track guitar competition Oisin


T-Rex Back On Track

Duilio Humberto: uitar Playback and Palmer Melodic competition

Guitar Playback and Palmer Melodic Backing Track Challenge

Guitar Playback and Palmer Melodic Backing Track Challenge Entry


Christian Clemente: Guitar Playback and Palmer Melodic competition

Guitar Playback and Palmer Melodic Backing Track Challenge

Guitar Playback and Palmer Melodic Backing Track Challenge Entry

Daniele Gottardo: Expect new jam tracks from JamTrackCentral



Word on the street is the maestro is full on at work on the new album... compositions are complete, but expect more epic, dark and symphonic tracks, with some trade mark originality and OTT guitar licks... the sort that sets Daniele Gottardo apart from many other players

Daniele GottardoMy new video available at JamTrackCentral coming very soon!!!

John Norum: plus Joey interview for Linea Rock by Barbara Caserta


Europe (Joey Tempest & John Norum) interview for Linea Rock by Barbara Caserta

Europe interview for Linea Rock

Jimmy Page: photo print collection



JimmyPage.com presents the official Jimmy Page Fine Art Photographic Print collection, a unique collaboration between the legendary LED ZEPPELIN guitarist and five legendary photographers who have captured iconic images throughout his career.
This museum-quality collection has been produced to the highest standards to be framed and displayed as pieces of art. Under strict supervision, each silver gelatin black and white photograph has been traditionally printed by hand from negative in a laboratory dark room on Ilford premium quality fibre-based paper, the color photograph is printed on Fuji Crystal archival paper. Jimmy Page and each photographer have worked closely together with the dark room technicians and printer to produce this highly-collectible collection.
http://www.jimmypage.com/

Akira Takasaki: Loudness new release details






LOUDNESS recently inked a deal with FrostByte Media. The band's latest album, "Eve To Dawn", will be released outside Japan this summer. The CD was originally made available in the group's home country last September.

In advance of an extensive North American tour around the release of"Eve To Dawn", LOUDNESS played select American dates this month, with a special appearance at M3 Rock Festival and a headlining gig at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill in New York City on Monday, May 14.

"Eve To Dawn" track listing:

01. A Light In The Dark
02. The Power Of Truth
03. Come Alive Again
04. Survivor
05. Keep You Burning
06. Gonna Do It My Way
07. Hang Tough
08. Ki-Do-Ai-Raku (instrumental)
09. Comes The Dawn
10. Pandora
11. Crazy! Crazy! Crazy!

Roudness

Wagner Ribeiro: Guitar Playback and Palmer Melodic competition

Guitar Playback and Palmer Melodic Backing Track Challenge
Guitar Playback and Palmer Melodic Backing Track Challenge Entry
Wagner Ribeiro

Guitar Playback and Palmer Melodic Backing Track Challenge Entry

Misha Mansoor: John Petrucci, Guthrie Govan to guest on Periphery release



Guitar World reached out to Periphery for confirmation, and we can now say that the as-yet-untitled album is indeed coming out July 3 via Sumerian Records.
"The album is finally done and ready to go — July 3 is the date!" says guitarist Mark Holcomb. "After all the countless hours of work we've put in over the past seven months, we can honestly say the vision we had in mind for this record has been fulfilled — and then some! Every single member of this band stepped it up and, as a result, this album truly feels like a collaborative effort."
John Petrucci, Guthrie Govan to guest on as-yet-untitled new release.

Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, Neil Peart: Germany and UK ticket dates announced


Germany Fan Pre-Sales, VIP Packages and General Ticket Onsale Information

June 4th 2013 – Cologne, Germany @ The Lanxess Arena (Einlass: 19 Uhr,Beginn: 20 Uhr)
June 6th 2013 – Berlin, Germany @ O2 World Arena (Einlass: 19 Uhr, Beginn: 20Uhr)

The Exclusive fan pre-sale for RUSH tickets in Germany will begin Tuesday, May 15th at 9:00 AM (local time) on Ticketmaster. Public On-sales will begin on Saturday May 19th at 9 AM (local time). Ticketmaster:www.ticketmaster.de
(Hotline: 01805.969 000 555, Verbindungspreise: 0,14 €/Min. aus dem deutschen Festnetz, max. 0,42 €/Min. aus dem deutschen Mobilfunknetz)

VIP packages will also be available to purchase, RUSH VIP Clockwork Angels Tour Package Includes:
One reserved ticket located within the first 15 rows of the stage
Exclusive Rush Tour Gift Item
Official Tour Program
Set of Official Guitar Picks
Commemorative Concert Ticket
Commemorative Tour Laminate


UK Fan Pre-Sales, VIP Packages and Regular Onsale Information
May 22nd 2013 – Manchester, England @ The MEN Arena
May 24th 2013 – London, England @ The O2 Arena
May 26th 2013 – Birmingham, England @ The LG Arena
May 28th 2013 – Sheffield, England @ Motorpoint Arena
May 30th 2013 – Glasgow, England @ SECC

Fan Club and Website pre-sales begin on Wednesday May 16th at 9 am local time
Planet Rock, Live Nation pre-sales begin on Thursday May 17th
Public On-sale will be Friday May 18th at 9am local time and will be available from www.ticketmaster.co.uk,www.livenation.co.ukor www.ticketline.co.uk

VIP packages will also be available for purchase at: http://www.livenation.co.uk/vip/artist/rush-tickets

RUSH VIP Clockwork Angels Tour Package Includes:
One reserved ticket located within the first 15 rows of the stage
Exclusive Rush Tour Gift Item
Official Tour Program
Set of Official Guitar Picks
Commemorative Concert Ticket
Commemorative Tour Laminate

More European dates to be announced shortly.

Due to demand, a second show has been added in Toronto!

Oct 16, 2012 Toronto, Canada @ Air Canada CentreTicket pre-sales will begin next week. Details to come!

Joe Bonamassa: Driving Towards The Daylight UK release details


Joe Bonamassa’s new studio album “Driving Towards The Daylight” will be released in the UK on Monday 21st May by ProvogueRecords.
 Produced by Kevin Shirley, “Driving Towards The Daylight” highlights Bonamassa’s signature style of blues, roots, and rock & roll. The album includes the Bonamassa-penned originals Dislocated Boy, the title track Driving Towards The DaylightHeavenly Soul, andSomewhere Trouble Don’t Go. Other tracks include Joe’s versions of Tom Waits’ New Coat Of Paint, Bill Withers’ Lonely Town Lonely Street, and Bernie Marsden’s A Place In My Heart. On the album closer, Australian rock singer Jimmy Barnes sings lead vocals on his 1987 hit Too Much Ain't Enough Love. Read the full album press release http://www.noblepr.co.uk/Press_Releases/joebonamassa/DrivingTowardsTheDaylight.htm

Shawn Lane: Memphis Monster forum to close

I would like to express my gratitude to the guys who have run this forum over the years. A haven for friends of Top line fusion guitar and also the real Memphis Monster, the late Shawn Lane. These guys put music before technique and had some of the funniest comments... so long and thanks for all the fish...

FINAL WARNING: FOr those members who haven't visisted in a while, this is acourtesy email to let you know the Memphis Monster will be closing down on19 May 2012. If you want to say good-bye or grab some posts for posterirty,now is your last chance.

Full details of WHY it's closing down are also on the site for you to read.

For those of you who want to stay in touch, and would like somewhere else to go, check out this site: www.pubsquirrel.com Its not operational yet,but if you make a note in your diary to check back towards the end of May2012, things should be up and running by then: if there's enough interest.

If not, it's been great having you all as members, and we hope to see youaround in the future....it's been a hell of a ride.

Cheers from Don, Glenn and John

Kostas Karamitroudis: Gus G interviewed by Live 4 Guitar

Gus G. is a guitar prodigy from Greece. Well known for his services as the axe man behind Ozzy Osbourne since 2010 and the mastermind behind the Greek heavy metal band Firewind. Endorsed and having signature models by the most prestigious companies of the 21st century including ESP guitars, Blackstar amps and Elixir strings to name a few, awarded with the "Best Shredder" award at Metal Hammer Golden Gods ceremony in 2011, Gus is talking to us about his experience with Ozzy and the 7thFirewind studio album due to be released on May 21st in Europe and May 22nd in US and Canada.
http://live4guitar.com/article/interview-with-gus-g-the-guitarist-of-ozzy-and-firewind