Thursday, 23 August 2012

Bob Katsionis: Rest In Keys

"Rest In Keys", the forthcoming fourth solo album from keyboardist/guitarist Bob Katsionis of Greek melodic metallers FIREWIND, can be seen below.

FIREWIND/OZZY OSBOURNE guitarist Gus G. will make a guest appearance on one of the tracks on the CD, which will initially be independently released sometimes this fall.

Songtitles set to appear on the album, which was recorded in part at Sound Symmetry Studio in Athens, include "Game Of Drones", "In My Little Big Planet", "Gravity Dance" and "Rendez-Vous In The Sky".

These are some videos from the recordings of "Rest In Keys", my 4th solo studio album, that took place in Sound Symmetry Studio,Athens. Unfortunately there is no footage of the drummer Kostas Milonas,since he recorded his parts during his studies in Berklee College,Boston. I chose some of the more technical stuff,while you can have a sneak preview of what's going on in this album,and some titles as well.

Album is coming out this Fall of 2012 and if you are intro keyboard driven progressive rock/metal and are in desperate need of new melodies to haunt you...stay in touch for this release!

Bob Katsionis : The Making Of "REST IN KEYS"

Bob Katsionis piano improvising (Aziza M. Zadeh style.)

John Petrucci, Jordan Rudess: Dream Theater record Argentina show for DVD release

DREAM THEATER's August 19 and August 20 concerts at Estadio Luna Park in Buenos Aires, Argentina were professionally filmed and recorded for the band's next live DVD, to be released sometime next year.

The setlists for the two concerts were as follows:

Sunday, August 19

01. Bridges In The Sky
02. 6:00
03. The Dark Eternal Night
04. This Is The Life
05. The Root Of All Evil
06. Lost Not Forgotten
07. Drum Solo
08. A Fortune In Lies
09. The Silent Man (with a string quartet)
10. Beneath The Surface (with a string quartet)
11. Outcry
12. Surrounded (preceded by Jordan Rudess' keyboard solo)
13. On The Backs Of Angels
14. War Inside My Head
15. The Test That Stumped Them All
16. The Spirit Carries On (preceded by John Petrucci's guitar solo)
17. Breaking All Illusions


18. Metropolis Pt. 1: The Miracle And The Sleeper

Monday, August 20

01. Bridges In The Sky
02. These Walls
03. Build Me Up, Break Me Down
04. This Is The Life
05. Caught In A Web
06. Lost Not Forgotten
07. Drum Solo
08. A Fortune In Lies
09. Wait For Sleep (with a string quartet)
10. Far From Heaven (with a string quartet)
11. Outcry
12. Surrounded (preceded by Jordan Rudess' keyboard solo)
13. On The Backs Of Angels
14. War Inside My Head
15. The Test That Stumped Them All
16. The Spirit Carries On (preceded by John Petrucci's guitar solo)
17. Breaking All Illusions


18. Pull Me Under

Dream Theater - Wait For Sleep (Live Argentina 20/8/12)(Luna Park)

Allen Hinds: Xotic Day Alvas Music series

Allen Hinds, an amazingly fluid guitar player... enjoy this series.


Allen Hinds: Xotic Day Alvas Music

Jeff Kollman: Bombastic Meatbats CD release Baked Potato


Jeff Kollman: Bombastic Meatbats CD release Baked Potato

Rowan J Parker: Don't Fear The Sweeper

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Learn to sweep pick like a demon with Lickin' Impossible - Don't Fear The Sweeper, the latest video from Shredmeister Rowan J Parker. Over 60 examples, exercises and arpeggio studies are contained in a video lasting almost 3 hours, making this one of the most comprehensive instruction videos on sweep picking ever produced! Available now for digital download, contact for details. Much more on You Tube channel rowanjparker, on sound cloud at rowan-parker and coming very soon at Thanks for watching!

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News: New Jackson 6 and 7 Soloist Demos

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Tom Quayle: Blues for Tom sample solo

Blues for Tom sample solo:

Just recorded this blues improv for a student of mine as an example of modern blues vocabulary. Thought I'd share it. If you'd like to be able to play like this over a blues check out my HD video blues lesson at my website

Marcin Duński: amazing solo for the track KAMELEON

I decided once again to go back to my board demo-chameleon-this is a new vision of one of the solo parts :)

Marcin Duński-solo

The original solo

Marcin duński -KAMELEON- impression

Another amazing track from the up coming CD

Marcin Duński-Historia Prawdziwej Miłości -fragmenty

David Gilmour: The Story Of Wish You Were Here

"Wish You Were Here", released in September 1975, was the follow up album to the globally successful "The Dark Side Of The Moon" and is cited by many fans, as well as band members Richard Wright and David Gilmour, as their favourite Pink Floyd album. Get your copy here: On release it went straight to Number One in both the UK and the US and topped the charts in many other countries around the world. This programme tells the story of the making of this landmark release through new interviews with Roger Waters, David Gilmour and Nick Mason and archive interviews with the late Richard Wright. Also featured are sleeve designer Storm Thorgerson, guest vocalist Roy Harper, front cover "burning man" Ronnie Rondell and others involved in the creation of the album. In addition, original recording engineer Brian Humphries revisits the master tapes at Abbey Road Studios to illustrate aspects of the songs' construction.

Rick Graham: Economy of Motion for the Left Hand

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Rick's Guitar School - Technique Class: Economy of Motion for the Left Hand

Pete Townshend: The Who - Won't Get Fooled Again 1975

Filmed at The Summit in Houston, Texas on 20 November 1975, this DVD captures a typically incendiary live performance by The Who at the start of the US leg of their tour in support of The Who By Numbers album which had been released earlier that year. The original video footage has been cleaned and the sound remixed by longtime Who collaborator Jon Astley but the show still retains a rawness that encapsulates the energy of The Who s performance. The set list stretches across the band s career from classic early singles such as My Generation and Substitute through an extensive Tommy section and up to tracks from the then newly released By Numbers . TRACKLIST. 1) Substitute 2) I Can t Explain 3) Squeeze Box 4) Baba O Riley 5) Boris The Spider 6) Drowned 7) However Much I Booze 8) Dreaming From The Waist 9) Behind Blue Eyes 10) Amazing Journey 11) Sparks 12) Acid Queen 13) Fiddle About 14) Pinball Wizard 15) I m Free 16) Tommy s Holiday Camp 17) We re Not Going To Take It / See Me, Feel Me / Listening To You 18) Summertime Blues 19) My Generation 20) Join Together 21) Naked Eye 22) Roadrunner 23) Won t Get Fooled Again 24) Magic Bus 25) My Generation Blues

The Who - Won't Get Fooled Again (Live In Texas '75)

Bruno Mičetić: Trio - Live @ Novi Jazz 2012

Bruno Mičetić Trio (Mičetić/Kaplowitz/Kranjc)
Live @ Novi Jazz 2012
Pivnica NILL, Novi Vinodolski, Croatia, 22.08.2012.

Bruno Mičetić Trio - Live @ Novi Jazz 2012

Joe Bonamassa: Live in Singapore - 2012

Joe Bonamassa returns to Singapore in support of his #1 Billboard CD, "Driving Towards The Daylight."
ONE NIGHT ONLY! -- Monday, September 17 at the Esplanade Concert Hall
Click here for tickets

Get your FREE Download of Joe Bonamassa's single of his new album "Driving Towards The Daylight"
Joe Bonamassa Live in Singapore - 2012

Plus in case you missed it. Joe Bonamassa at MI:

Bonamassa visits the Musician's Institute to answer guitar students' questions

Bonamassa visits the Musician's Institute to answer guitar students' questions - Webisode 2

Damjan Pejcinoski: Rondo Alla Turca HD - classy acoustic version!

Damjan Pejcinoski - Rondo Alla Turca

audio & video: Daniel Joveski (Sustain Entertainment)

Damjan Pejcinoski: Rondo Alla Turca HD

Mattias IA Eklundh: jam lesson free on BendNote

In this guitar lesson with Mattias Ia Eklundh, the artist describes what he felt like playing and how he built his improv harmonically. In this guitar lesson, the Freak Guitar guitarist describes the techniques he likes to use, such as tapping, harmonics, picking… He advises you on how to build up your own improv. You are accompanied by the artist and the BendNote team by asking questions. Some Artists being on tour, they will not give you an immediate answers. In this case, the team BendNote bring his answers. Moreover, our artists will answer until mid September for this guitar lesson with Mattias IA Eklundh.

Mattias Ia Eklundh :

Mattias Ia Eklundh started out as a drummer at the age of six after buying Kiss‘ “Destroyer” (a bribe from his mother to let her cut his hair…bad move). Son of fatherBernt and mother Inga, Mattias has also four elder sisters; Nettan (Anette), Nilla (Gunilla), Gittan (Birgitta) and Mulle (Karin). The nickname IA is, pure and simple, an abbreviation of Mattias. Seeing Frank Zappa when he was 11 changed his view on music forever and he has been a huge fan ever since. Mattias consider his major influences to be the inimitable Zappa and Kiss.

The BendNote concept :

BendNote is revolutionizing musical practice online by providing high-quality video music lessons (guitar and bass guitar lessons) also called JamLesson :
- Videotaped improvs by some of the greatest artists (Guthrie Govan, Mattias Eklundh, Christophe Godin, …);
- Interviews on topics related to the JamLessons ;
- Discussion rooms to chat with the artists and the BendNote teaching team;
- Outstanding backing tracks;
- Scores;
- Access to forums to chat with other BendNote members;

BendNote is also going to spread his theoretical lessons to other instruments such as piano, drums, sing and more !

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Russ Parrish: Steel Panther - "The British Invasion" Teaser #1


North America, Europe & Asia release dates to be announced soon.

Watch the trailer:

Pre-order: Link cumming soon!

Steel Panther - "The British Invasion" Teaser #1 "Party All Day"

Jeff Loomis: Australian clinic tour dates

Date: Wednesday September 26
Time: 7pm
Venue: Allans Billy Hyde Camperdown – 128-130 Pyrmont Bridge Rd, Ph: 9557 7500
Tickets: $15
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Date: Thursday September 27
Time: 7pm
Venue: Allans Billy Hyde Fortitude Valley – 174-222 Barry Pde, Ph: 3250 6333
Tickets: $15
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Date: Saturday September 29
Time: 2pm
Venue: Allans Billy Hyde Cairns – 92 Mulgrave Rd, Ph: 4051 9666
Tickets: $15
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Date: Tuesday October 2
Time: 7pm
Venue: Allans Billy Hyde Adelaide – 58 Gawler Place, Ph: 8223 5533
Tickets: $15
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Date: Wednesday October 3
Time: 7pm
Venue: Allans Billy Hyde Perth – 345 Charles St, Ph: 8980 8222
Tickets: $15
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Date: Thursday October 4
Time: 7pm
Venue: Allans Billy Hyde Melbourne – 152 Bourke St, Ph: 9654 8444
Tickets: $15
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Date: Saturday October 6
Time: 1pm
Venue: Allans Billy Hyde Blackburn – 101-107 Whitehorse Rd, Ph: 9695 0601
Instore appearance only. Limited seats! Register your attendance here

Paul Gilbert: win Paul’s signature Ibanez Fireman

Paul Gilbert is inviting YOU to celebrate the launch of his new Rock Guitar School with the chance to win Paul’s signature Ibanez Fireman.
Paul Gilbert only rocks with the best of gear, specifically his own. Paul’s signature models produce a balanced combination of shred, playability, and warm tones- as only Paul could have designed it . The most attention-grabbing part of the Fireman is its distinctive body shape, featuring a unique reverse Iceman body outline. The Fireman's mahogany body balances outstandingly well.

The impressive design of the FRM100TR (MSRP $1,199.99) was carefully crafted by studying many hours of playing and performances by Paul Gilbert- making it perfect for online lessons with Paul. The Rock Guitar School is a combination of in-depth video lessons and the ability to receive personal video feedback from one of the best shredders of all time

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Jason Sadites: New download store - time to get that album!

New Download Store

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Please check out the new and streamlined download store. Here you can download all of Jason's CD's in either 320 kbps mp3 or lossless FLAC format. To kick off the launch of the new webstore, all Jason's CD's are priced at $5.99 per CD for a limited time!

Click here to go to the shop!

Perfecto De Castro: Thirty Eight

A tune I wrote for my 38th year alive. I'm joined by BassGuy extraordinaire Roger Alcantara, who immediately got the ambient and adventurous nature of the music and laid down some AWESOME lines!

Written by Perfecto De Castro
All guitars, programming, edit and mix: PERFECTO DE CASTRO

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Tosin Abasi: Tour dates and special weightless release


Groundbreaking progressive instrumentalist act ANIMALS AS LEADERS will support the progressive metal act Between the Buried and Me -- with whom they have previously toured in both America and Europe -- on their upcoming international tour. Beginning Nov. 13, the bands will play throughout each major city in Australia and will commence in New Zealand. Before heading to Australia, the band will also headline the Rock Party Festival in Long Beach, Calif. on Sept. 29. Full dates can be found below.

ANIMALS AS LEADERS guitarist Tosin Abasi was recently seen featured on the cover of Guitar World alongside the legendary guitar hero Steve Vai, who has called the band "the future of heavy creative virtuoso guitar." Their latest critically acclaimed release, "Weightless," reached #92 on the Billboard Top 200 and was praised by Alternative Press for its "intricate picking, lurching chords, and searing melodic leads."

By popular demand, we've repressed "Weightless" on vinyl. As with the first pressing, this LP features a custom die-cut jacket featuring the circular AAL logo and a printed inner sleeve. Available on white (328 pieces), grey marble (157 pieces) and 180-gram black vinyl (541 pieces). The first pressing sold out almost immediately last fall, and we've been asked for months if we'd do a second pressing, so here it is.

Weightless is the second album by instrumental progressive metal group Animals as Leaders. It was released on November 8, 2011 in the US, November 4, 2011 in Europe, and November 7, 2011 in the UK by Prosthetic Records.[1] The album charted at #92 on Billboards Top 200 Chart, as well as #7 on Billboards Top Hard Music Chart, #16 on their Top Independent Album Chart and #50 on the Top Current Digital Album Chart.[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[3]
Audiopinions 8/10 stars[4]
Chronicles of Chaos 7.5/10 stars[5]
The Metal Critic (8.8/10)[6]
Under the Gun Review 10/10 stars[7]

Track listing:

All tracks written by Animals as Leaders.
No. Title Length
1. "An Infinite Regression" 3:25
2. "Odessa" 4:14
3. "Somnarium" 4:15
4. "Earth Departure" 5:10
5. "Isolated Incidents" 3:47
6. "Do Not Go Gently" 3:41
7. "New Eden" 2:40
8. "Cylindrical Sea" 4:32
9. "Espera" 2:13
10. "To Lead You To An Overwhelming Question" 4:50
11. "Weightless" 5:16
12. "David" 2:27
Total length:

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Daniele Liverani: Inspiration - another classy track from the critically acclaimed Eleven Mysteries

Hot on the heels of the video for "Mysterious Impulse"Daniele Liverani has unveiled a second performance video from his current solo album "Eleven Mysteries" for the track "Inspiration".

"Eleven Mysteries" saw release last month on Lion Music. Full details can be found at

Daniele Liverani - Inspiration

Nita Strauss: September's Shredding Schedule announced

Nita Strauss with the Iron Maidens
Nita Strauss
Here's my Sept schedule so far if you guys wanna see some shredding :)

Sept 1 Second Wind in San Diego with Jameson
Sept 2 Whisky a Go Go in Hollywood with Jameson
Sept 8 Rockfest 2012 in Ogden UT with The Iron Maidens

Sept 13 Green Valley Ranch Resort in Las Vegas with The Iron Maidens
Sept 20 -TBA (hint: Texas ;) with The Iron Maidens
Sept 22 Edgewater Resort in Laughlin NV with The Iron Maidens - The Iron Maidens at Namm 2012 - The trooper.wmv

The Iron Maidens at Roland Booth.wmv