Monday, 20 August 2012

Albert Houwaart: 8 string demo track posted

Albert Houwaart

Albert Houwaart, Katwijk, Netherlands

Dreamfullofzen: watch out jacket potato type people

I couldn't resist, and if you don't find it amusing, you're a jacket potato

The brother ( jam

Luca Selitto: Stamin - Two of a kind - melodic prog metal

"Two of a kind", second album of Italian melodic/progressive metal band STAMINA, is now available in digital format for the first time! It was released in physical format on October 8th 2010 by German label Ice Warrior records and features Danish singers Henrik Brockmann (ex ROYAL HUNT, EVIL MASQUERADE, MISSING TIDE) and Kenny Lubcke (ex NARITA, ANDRè ANDERSEN, CORNERSTONE) as very special guests.

Stamina from Italy made a new CD 2 years after their début album Permanent Damage with Two Of A Kind

The album is released by Ice Warrior in Germany. You can find 12 tracks on the album include 3 bonus tracks. This album is a powerful one with guest musicians Kenny Lubcke (Narita, Cornerstone and Royal Hunt) and Henrik Brockman (Missing Tide, Evil Masquerade and Royal Hunt).  After the impressive intro starts Eyes of The Warrior. This song is a great album opener, follows by Burn Your Fear where you can hear Henrik Brockman.  On Track no 4 Too Tired To Live you can hear acoustic guitar which sounds very beautiful in my eyes. At the end of track 5 Power of Love Georgio’s vocals are very strong and powerful! Supremacy is one of my faves of the album. A very divers song , up tempo with lots of guitar riffs and drums. Maker of the Universe, song 7 is a quiet song which begins with a guitar solo a great and nice various song.  Black Moon 7.53 is a fantastic song with lots of changes and elements with acoustic guitar and cello. Absolute my fave! Heart Of The World is the last track on this album. A real prog/rock song with a solo on Hammond Organ which follows in a fantastic guitar solo. You can find 3 bonus tracks: Maker Of The Universe, sang by Kenny Lubcke Too Tired Too Live, sang by Kenny Lubcke And When The Feeling Is Real (demo) Exclusive Bonus Track for Ice Warrior Records. 

Stamina Are:
Luca Selitto – Electric and Acoustic Guitars
Georgio Adamo – Lead and Backing Vocals
Andrea Barone – Keyboards
Roberto Chiumiento – Bass
Additional Musicians are:
Alessandro Becati – drums (Vitalij Kuprij)
Umberto Siniello (drums, track 1 and 2)
Alfina Scorz – Female Backing Vocals
Ilaria Adamo – Female Backing Vocals
Matteo Parisi – Cello
Special Guest:
Kenny Lubcke – Backing Vocals Tracks: 2, 4, 7 and 10 and Lead Vocals on Bonus Tracks
Henrik Brockman – Lead Vocals Appearance on Track 3
Cover Design and photos by: Vittorio Citro
All songs written by Luca Sellitto!
Conclusion: If you love Prog/Rock then this album I recommend to you! (visit "Music Store" section)

For fans of: Symphony X, Royal Hunt, Dream Theater, Yngwie Malmsteen, Angra, Stratovarius, Elegy

STAMINA - Black Moon (with lyrics)

Tom Quayle: Empress Super Delay Vintage Modified and Fibenare 'Tom Quayle' Roadmaster Build

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Hey guys,

Here's another extensive Empress Pedals demo - this time featuring the fantastic Superdelay Vintage Modified pedal. In this demo I walk you through all the modes and functions of the pedal and show some of the amazing sounds available.

The signal chain is - Suhr Standard (HSS) - Wampler Paisley Drive - Empress SDVM - Port City Pearl - Focusrite Sapphire 24DSP - Logic Pro - Redwirez MixIR2 plugin for cab emulation.

Hope you enjoy. for more info.

Empress Super Delay Vintage Modified Demo -

plus how this

got to this

Fibenare 'Tom Quayle' Roadmaster Build

Rusty Cooley,Joseph Stachurski: Day of Reckoning is back!

Hometown: Houston, TX
Genres: Metal
Members: Rusty Cooley (Guitars), Brad Lambert (Vocals), Matt Smith (Drums), Joseph Stachurski (Guitars), Sherman Clark (Bass)

Day of Reckoning is back! With the full band now assembled, there is new material in the works. Check back for updates, shows, & new songs within the upcoming weeks. Thanks for all of your support. We are about to begin uploading tracks featuring vocals from our new singer very soon! SPREAD THE WORD! DoR is coming so let people know!

Paul Gilbert: Pronghorn.. er Vibrato, tentative Euro/US release dates

After: Vibrato
Tentative information about a Euro / US release date for Paul Gilbert's Vibrato on Music Theory Record label

Artist:Gilbert Paul  Title:Vibrato 
Label:Music Theori Distributor:BOR 
Format:Album Release date:2012-10-10 
Delivery time:Incoming Catalog number:BOR-MTR7396-2  

When details are firmed up, I'll be posting some more information. I will no doubt be buying the Japanese release :)

Johan Randén: Country Maniac - scary player alert!

Lund, Sweden - Much to the anticipation of guitar aficionados around the world, on May 4, 2012, one of Sweden's youngest and most talented guitarists, Johan Randén, releases his third solo-album 'Summary' on Reingold Records, home to prog superstars the Flower Kings. 'Summary' is a musical journey that takes us through guitar picking à la Steve Morse in the country influenced track "Country Maniac", to beautiful bluesy and tasty woodwork à la Jeff Beck in "Floating Around". On this record Johan proves that he´s not only a guitarist but also a great songwriter and producer, with the guitar always in focus. Bengan Andersson, Sven Lindvall, Staffan Astner form the backbone of ”Summary”.

Johan Randén was born to play the guitar. At the age of 12, he played with Freak Kitchen at Sweden Rock Festival and today at 24, Johan Randén already works as a freelance guitar player, composer, producer and musical director. He has also worked and played with bands and people like Bronk (Staffan Astner, Per Lindvall, Sven Lindvall), Janne Schaffer, Simon Andersson (Pain Of Salvation), Andreas Brobjer (Lady Gaga), Jonas Reingold (Flower Kings, Karmakanic) and many more…

His first solo album 'Lead Guitar', released in 2002 when Johan was only 14 years old, was written and produced by Mattias IA Eklundh from Freak Kitchen. It soon led to Johan's second release 'Version 2.0' in 2005, this time with Johan as co-writer together with producer Christian Alsing. 'Lead guitar' was a succes in Asia and Japan and with his second album, he toured in Japan together with Freak Kitchen were he also recorded a guitar DVD for 'Young Guitar', the biggest guitar magazine in Japan. Johan has been endorsed by both Yamaha and Elexir Strings and currently he is endorsed by Fender Guitars.

1. Tres hombres 2. Country Mainiac 3. Sky express 4. Floating around 5. Eclipse 6. E.R.T 7. Cheese and Miller 8. Naga jolika 9. Funk it 10. Wind Trees. Produced by Johan Randén

order from Reingold Records

Johan Randén Country Maniac-HD 1080p

Matt Warnock: Tritone Sub Mixolydian Scale Pattern lesson

Tritone Sub Mixolydian Scale Pattern

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Keith Merrow, Pete Pachio: win a Keith Merrow sig guitar from Seymour Duncan

Thanks to Pete Pachio

Attention Guitar friends go to this link for a chance to win a Keith Merrow sig guitar from seymour duncan..
Keith Merrow Signature
Enter for your chance to win a Strictly 7 Spectral Keith Merrow featuring the Seymour Duncan Invader. Open Worldwide, winner annouced by September 5th!

Alberto Rigoni,Simone Mularoni: Free Falling

Funky-metal bass guitar riff from the song "Free Falling" of Alberto Rigoni's new album "Three Wise Monkeys" (available October 2012).
In this video Alberto uses: Dingwall Z3 5 string bass and Ampeg SVP-BSP preamp
Vocals by Jonas Erixon, drums by Mark Cross (Outloud, ex Helloween), guitars by Simone Mularoni (DGM).
Music and lyrics by Alberto Rigoni and Jonas Erixon.
More info at

Funky metal bass riff (Free Falling)

Artist: Alberto Rigoni
Song: The Net
Album: Rebirth
ISRC: IT-63I-11-00002
Label: Nightmare Records (2011)
Video clip directed by Riccardo Ali (
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Featured on this video: Dingwall Bass Prima 6 string, Aguilar Tone Hammer 500 head

More info about Alberto Rigoni and his music @

Alberto Rigoni - The Net

Chris Brooks: Master Plan in FLAC format, get one of the best rocj fusion albums of the last decade

Chris Brooks
Chris Brooks Guitar
For two weeks only, my first album "The Master Plan" is available in lossless FLAC format for any price you choose to offer. Enjoy this high quality download and support it's creator to whatever degree you choose!

News: Jon Lord Live4Guitar tribute show announced

Jon Lord Live4Guitar tribute show

Thursday, 30 August 2012

A night dedicated to the awesome Jon Lord who influenced countless musicians and fans of all ages. Jonathan Douglas "Jon" Lord (9 June 1941 – 16 July 2012) was an English composer, pianist, and hammond organ player.

A fusion of musicians will be playing a mix of the greatest songs that Jon Lord performed throughout his brilliant career.

Christophe Godin: endorsing Gruvgear FretWraps

Godin Christophe

Proudly endorsing Gruvgear :

Creative muting. Without the scrunchie.

Finally, a professional string dampener / muting accessory that every studio, session player, and tapping aficionado should have! Slide on a FretWrap to effectively cut overtones and sympathetic resonance during recording, live performance, two-hand tapping, or any creative situation where you need that extra muting hand for cleaner takes without the unwanted string noise or ringing. The adjustable strap lets you fine-tune the pressure and dampening of the strings. Quickly slides over the headstock when not in use. No special guitar modification, installation, or tools required - Yet amazingly effective!

FretWraps come in 3-packs of the following sizes:

SM - Fits 4- to 5-string basses, 6-string electric and acoustic guitars
MD - Fits 5- to 6-string basses & 6-string classical guitars
LG - Fits 6- to 7-string basses & 7- to 8-string guitars

Patents pending.

Laura Klinkert: Hard Rock Solo

Thanks to Shreddelicious

Fans of Leonardo Guzman will be happy to hear that his partner in crime can also burn up the fretboard...

:) the love of my life... Please be kind guys! this is her first video EVER! so i decided to upload it to my channel! :)

Parker PDF 100 (PDF100)
Gruvgear Fretwrap
Vamp-2 straight to M-BOX 2
Audition 3

Hard Rock Solo - Parker PDF100 Test by Laura Klinkert

Tosin Abasi, Andy James, Paul Antonio Ortiz, The Commander-In-Chief, Orianthi: Top Ten Modern Guitar Gods right now

Metal Hammer  - 10 Modern Guitar Gods right now

Tosin Abasi, Andy James, Paul Antonio Ortiz, The Commander-In-Chief, Orianthi amongst the top ten posted by Metal Hammer in 2012

Jason Sadites: Kenny Aronoff, Bryan Beller, Martin Motnik and Adam Nitti announced for the new album

Jason has been hard at work on his upcoming CD 'BROKEN'

Recently Kenny Aronoff, Bryan Beller, Martin Motnik and Adam Nitti are among those who have contributed to the CD
'BROKEN' will be released towards the end of 2012, check Jason's website for more details on the release date.
If you would like to donate to Jason's project to help pay the cost of having these world class musicians perform, you can do so by pre ordering by  Paypal.
For a sneak peek into some of the music on the new CD you can go to Jason's Souncloud page.
Jason proudly endorses the following companies:

Jimmy Herring, Victor Wooten: new album and tour dates




JIMMY HERRING, one of the most sought after contemporary American guitarists, will release his second solo album, Subject To Change Without Notice, tomorrow – August 21st - through Abstract Logix Records. As the founding member of The Aquarium Rescue Unit, Project Z and Jazz is Dead, in addition to playing with everyone from The Allman Brothers Band, The Grateful Dead to Phil Lesh and Friends, and Bela Fleck, HERRING has made his indelible impact on the music world. He currently serves as the lead guitarist for the very popular American Band, Widespread Panic.

This is Herring’s Wired, a snapshot of a stylistically unmatched guitar giant who not only has chops galore, but knows when to take his foot off the gas and tug on your heartstrings with tone and taste. - Premier Guitar Magazine 5 star review

Prior to releasing his first solo outing, Lifeboat, HERRING was known for his limitless improvisations, long flowing phrases, and highly charged, yet soulful, lead guitar that drew high praises from a diverse set within the musician community including Chick Corea, John McLaughlin to Dweezil Zappa. Throughout his early career, he plied his skills in multiple musical contexts, ranging from classically song-driven rock to technically demanding jazz fusion.

Now, with the release of his second album, Subject To Change Without Notice, HERRING has compiled eight original songs highlighted by the addition of amazing covers, including the Mahavishnu Orchestra’s “Hope”, George Harrison’s “Within You Without You” and Jimmy McGriff’s “Miss Poopie”. As one of the industry’s top-tier performance and recording guitarists, HERRING has once again illuminated the art form that transcends any categorization.

With HERRING on lead guitar, the album also features such top notch musicians as Neal Fountain, Etienne Mbappe (Bass), Jeff Sipe, Tyler Greenwell (Drums), Matt Slocum (Piano/Keys). In addition, making special guest appearances on the album are Bela Fleck (Banjo), and Bill Evans (Sax) and Nicky Sanders (Violin) from the Steep Canyon Rangers.

Jimmy Herring on Tour:
August 22 Aggie Theatre Ft. Collins, CO
August 23 Performing Arts Center at Third St Carbondale, CO
August 24 Quixotes Denver, CO
August 25 NEDFEST 2012 Nederland, CO
August 26 Ride Festival Telluride, CO
August 29 Old Rock House St. Louis, MO
August 30 The Canopy Urbana, IL
August 31 Martyrs Chicago, IL
September 14 Jomeokee Music & Arts Festival Pinnacle, NC
September 15 Jomeokee Music & Arts Festival Pinnacle, NC
September 21 Handlebar Greenville, SC
September 22 Variety Playhouse Atlanta, GA
September 23 3rd and Lindsley Nashville, TN
September 24 George’s Majestic Lounge Fayetteville, NC
September 26 Newby’s Memphis, TN
September 27 Duling Hall Jackson, MS
September 28 Last Concert Café Houston, TX
September 29 Utopia Festival Utopia, TX
October 19 Workplay Birmingham, AL
October 20 Magnolia Music Fest Live Oak, FL

with Victor Wooten Band
November 1 Charleston Music Hall Charleston, SC
November 2 Georgia Theatre Athens, GA
November 3 Neighborhood Theatre Charlotte, NC
November 4 Carolina Theatre Durham, NC
November 5 Orange Peel Asheville, NC
November 7 Greenfield Lake Amphitheater Wilmington, NC
November 8 The National Richmond, VA
November 9 The State Theatre Falls Church, VA
November 10 Steel Jam Bethlehem, PA
November 11 BB Kings Blues Club New York, NY
November 15 Norwalk Concert Hall Norwalk, CT
November 16 Capitol Center for the Arts Concord, NH
November 17 Buffalo State Performing Arts Center Buffalo, NY
November 18 The Egg Hart Theatre Albany, NY

*New dates in BOLD

More Dates TBA

Jonathan Terrell: Not In The Face - rock blues

Not In The Face

With roots tracing back deep into East Texas, Not In The Face is the real-deal. The type of band that you expect to hail from the unpretentious part of the Southgu. The soulful tint behind their "sludgy, no bull-shit" sound draws heavily from growing up in the land of Big Oil, back roads, and blistering summers. Singer and guitarist Jonathan Terrell was ushered into this world by a midwife in a crowded trailer. He grew up fast, riding horses, workin' ranches, and singing in church. He was raised on old school country and classic rock, molding his sound after the likes of Townes Van Zandt and Tom Petty. Drummer Wes Cargal was brought up in a truckin' man's home and spent his youth racing motorcycles across the country. He fed his love for music on the old school country, psych-rock fuzz and blues of bands and singers such as George Jones, ZZ Top, and Led Zeppelin, who inspired him to take up beating the skins himself.

In 2007, Jonathan headed to Austin, looking to take his music career to the next level. He began to make a name for himself as a solo artist, touring across the country and eventually opening for country legends such as Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard. Not long after, Wes followed suit with his own move to Austin, honing his drum skills by relentless touring with several bands and sitting in with such legendary acts as Alan Haynes and Dale Watson. The two re-connected in the prolific local Austin music scene, eventually forming the two-piece Not In The Face in 2009. What started as "something fun to do at a local bar for friends and free drinks" eventually took precedence over all their other projects.

Not In The Face started by melting faces the old-fashioned way, gaining attention with their unofficial SXSW 2 a.m. parking lot show that some critics claimed was "the best show of SXSW 2010." Then in January 2011, Not In The Face played during Austin’s Free Week, turning in what The Austin Chronicle called one of the "all time best shows EVER” at the legendary Austin venue Emo's, sharing the honor with such acts as Johnny Cash, Wu-Tang Clan, and Arcade Fire. Later in 2011, Electric Factory Records released their first album, Bikini. With echoes of The Sonics, Muddy Waters, Elvis, and Roy Orbison, songs from the album began receiving regular play on several radio stations across the country. Laurie Gallardo, radio-host at Austin's KUT 90.5, named the album as her favorite release of 2011, stating, "It never ceases to amaze me when all it takes is two great musicians to make such a big sound. High-octane, high-energy rock and pop from this dynamic duo. Excellent. Well done, lads."

In June 2011, Not In The Face took their live show on the road, touring from L.A. to New York and everywhere in between. Their electrifying high-energy live performances have gained them fans all over the country. Not In The Face is constantly writing new music and injecting their own unique sound into covers of old bangers by the likes of Screamin' Jay Hawkins and T. Rex, all the while putting more and more touring miles on the ol’ van. Not In The Face is setting out to light a fire and breathe the fun back into that good old-fashioned hot, dirty, and mean rock and roll revival. See ya in church.

Not In The Face! - "Brass Tacks" - Official Music Video