Thursday, 30 August 2012

Samuli Federley: Velocity Mania - awesome guitar trickery from this master musician

If you are a fan of technical guitar playing, then check out Samuli Federley's new CD... man this guy has chops to burn and great songs too, I really dig this album.

Samuli Federley: I made this little shred tune just for fun. If you would like to have tabs for it, just let me know. If you're interested in my solo album, Quest For Remedy, you can order it at Please also check my homepage at Prog!

Samuli Federley - Velocity Mania

Samuli Federley - Colonoscopy (Official video)

Samuli Federley: Quest For Remedy

Nils Courbaron: Purgatoria - Lag guitars were hurt in the making of this video!

Plenty of plank spanking going on in this performance video.

Nils Courbaron Project
Song from my forthcoming Ep "Madness Leads To Death" :
Thomas Njdor : Drums (Ex Undercover Slut; Soundcrafters)
Adrien Telle : Bass (For Dying Soul)
Mus : Accoustic guitar & percussion (Arkan)

Nils Courbaron's Project - Purgatoria (Youtube Version)

Vanny Tonon: Everybody have a good time solo

my submission to Darkness solo contest ;) thanks a lot ;)

Vanny Tonon - The Darkness "Everybody have a good time" impro HD (rock fusion solo)

Jonas Tamas, Brett Garsed, Mattias IA Eklundh: Hungarian Guitar Competition

The competition's official website:


Registration is simple and will have to do a thing only the following four:

1) Click on the Download Basic Music menu, and download the "Gone With the Wind" in a half-minute musical foundation.

2) Turn on your camcorder, webcam, or any other video recording device, and pick up a solo musical foundation.
(no camera? click here: Frequently Asked Questions )

3) Upload your video to YouTube, the video on versenykiírásról (link) response. (The exact method can be found here: FAQ ). The address of the following video: "[Your name] - Jonas Tamas Guitar Competition 2012"

4) Subscribe to Jonas Tamas YouTube channel . .
If you have completed all of the above, then this already applies to the nomination, andvideo competition with the grand prize , and the other categories are díjaiért.Deadline: 2012th September 30

Official prize giving venue: Audio Book Exhibition, 2012. October 6

If you're on a social networking site, you would appreciate if you share the video with your friends on versenykiírásról that more and more people aware of the possibility.

Jonas Tamas If you subscribe to Facebook page , you will get informations about the first hand put forth zenékről, news, guitar videos, kottákról, practices, tips on guitar, ideas..

  • A description of the categories of the competition can be found here: Categories
  • The breakdown of the remuneration for each category can be found here:remuneration by category
  • The prizes here you can also: Prizes
  • Here you can see the presentation zsüritagok: Jury
  • The list of sponsors: Sponsors
  • The music is here you can download: Download Music Fund
  • Give answers to common questions here: FAQ

Jonas Tamas Guitar Competition 2012 - Notice of Race and information

Claude Johnson: Spear RT-ST Electric Guitar to check out the guitars

Claude Johnson plays a Blues Solo with the Spear RT-ST Electric Guitar

Andy James: Explosive Shredding Andy James shreds guitar fast until he explodes!

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Andy James teaches you how to visualise the neck to link pentatonic postions to break out of the boxes and work more of the neck in the process.
Learn and build you knowledge on Pentatonic shapes, arpeggios, multiple note sequences, phrasing concpets and open string licks.

Andy also teaches you how play his own solos - which encompasses the techniques taught on this DVD. You will learm how to play solos from 'Demons' 'The City Is Crying' (Sacred Mother Tongue)
Andy James Shred Concepts DVD - Licklibrary

Mick Thomson: Ibanez MTM100/10 signature model

Featuring ferocious looks with a tone to match, Mick Thomson's new signature MTM models are the ultimate metal machines. In this interview, Mick discusses the various features of the MTM100 and MTM10 and why he uses them as his main instruments on the road with Slipknot. Features live footage from 2012's Mayhem Festival

Mick Thomson of Slipknot discusses his Ibanez MTM100/10 signature model

Paco Hernandez: Invincible - the musical prodigy returns

Here I am again. It´s more than two years for me without uploading videos. Surely two uninspiring and dark years in which, amongst other things, I almost give up music. But all that is History and I´m back with a vengeance: here it is a video of me performing my most recent song, "Invincible", both in guitar and keyboards, in HD and toying for the first time with Adobe Premiere -and all the split screen stuff-. I also play my new -monster!- guitar, a Schecter Hellraiser C8, which I really, really love. I feel like at home when playing it, the EMGs sound better than ever here and the looks are just awesome (especially if you are a Castlevania fan, like me hehe).

This one goes dedicated to Vince DiCola. The song also sort of represents the stages in my mind from the dark moments to the brigh ones in these years. Nothing, I thought, like the vibe of Vince´s music to express a feeling of triumph.

I hope you like it :-)

Paco Hernández - "Invincible" A tribute to Vince DiCola

Russ Parrish: Steel Panther - "The British Invasion" Teaser #2

Pre-order & more information:

Release dates:
Australia & New Zealand: September 28th
Worldwide: October 22nd

Watch the trailer:
Watch "Party All Day:"

Steel Panther - "The British Invasion" Teaser #2 "Asian Hooker"

Sonny Landreth,Lee Ritenour: All About You

Live from the Crown of the Continent Guitar Festival, Sonny Landreth and Lee Ritenour trade solo licks in their collaborative performance of "All About You."

These two guitarists are true originals, and we were lucky to capture this rare moment between the two. As Landreth shreds his solos, the look in Lee Ritenours eyes says it all. This guy is a master in good company.

This video also features Melvin Davis on bass, Sonny Emory on drums, and Hans de Wild on the keyboard.

Sonny Landreth and Lee Ritenour - "All About You" (Solos) - LIVE FROM THE CROWN: 2012

Joe Bonamassa,Steve Lukather,Lee Ritenour: So It's Like That

You asked for more with Joe, Steve, and Lee, and we listened. In this episode of Guitar Greats watch as these 3 legendary artists jam together for their rendition of "So It's Like That."

This episode features the eclectic styles and solos of Joe Bonamassa, Steve Lukather and Lee Ritenour, with the accompaniment of Dave Weckl (drums) and Melvin Davis (bass).

Joe Bonamassa, Steve Lukather & Lee Ritenour - "So It's Like That" - GUITAR GREATS: Episode 5

Karl Marino: Lee Ritenour's SST Winning Performance

Live from the Crown of the Continent Guitar Festival, classical musician Karl Marino performs this competition winning piece written by Ralph Towner.

The composition, titled "Juggler's Etude," helped Marino win this years Six String Theory competition, an international musical contest created by guitar legend Lee Ritenour.

*LIVE FROM THE CROWN is a weeklong web-series that brings you short bites of the workshops, classes, and performances live from the 2012 Crown of the Continent Guitar Festival (COCGF).

The COCGF brings together some of the worlds most talented guitarists for a week of workshops, concerts, and musical creativity in Big Fork, Montana.

Find out more at:

Videography and Editing by Nic Davis

Logo by Richard Kurth

Karl Marino - "Juggler's Etude" (by Ralph Towner) - Lee Ritenour's SST Winning Performance

Jan Laurenz: 5/4 on alto stick

5/4 on alto stick by Jan laurenz

Rick Graham: 'The Void' solo taken from 'Epic Fusion'

This is the 4th example solo from my recent 'Epic Fusion' website lesson. Hope you enjoy it! Please visit my website where you can subscribe to receive free guitar/music resources. This content will ONLY be available to subscribers:

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'The Void' solo taken from 'Epic Fusion' - Rick Graham

News: Guitar tuner and riff sharing apps

We've developed a great app called TunerTool: that allows you to tune your guitar with your iPhone and we have integrated it with Riffer:, another of our apps that allows sharing your music creations.

Start sharing your music!

News: Rotosound Re-invent Legendary Vintage Fuzz Pedal

Rotosound Re-invent Legendary Vintage Fuzz Pedal

Rotosound is thrilled to re-issue their legendary Vintage Fuzz Pedal using the same essential circuit configuration as the 1960’s original design, combined with modern resistors and capacitors. The new pedal combines yesterday’s mojo and tone flavour with the reliability and stability of today’s component technology.

The original prototype pedals were only ever available in limited numbers and never released for general sales. Nonetheless these pedals were found all over the place – there is even a picture of Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page playing one.

Rotosound have reinvented this celebrated pedal working together with fabled guitar tone tweaker, Dr. Barry R. Pyatt. The pedal is faithful to the original, with the important active components being genuine vintage germanium stock, thus preserving the authentic, and original, sound.

The re-issue circuit, just like the original uses a Darlington Pair for high gain input, which drives a compensated ‘fuzz’ transistor. The Fuzz Control changes the amount of drive from a soft crunch to a gruff growl whilst still retaining the signature germanium roundness. The Treble Control then varies the ratio of bass to treble allowing a good range from muddy to crisp. The Volume Control alters the output level and to maintain cleanliness of sound, the pedal is switched on using dedicated contacts on the ‘instrument’ input jack. The re-issue pedal now features “true bypass” switching to be compatible with contemporary pedal architecture.

Renowned as one of the easiest effect pedals to use when first launched in the UK, its simplicity was always one of its main attractions as well the exceptional tone and smooth sustain. The new pedal retains all these original qualities with the addition of contemporary controllability and consistency.

The pedal (RRP £250, $379) is encased in a pressed steel box finished in a gloss silver hammer powder coating, again mimicking the traditional Rotosound pedal. It is extremely robust, durable and hardwearing and in keeping with their tradition of manufacturing in the UK, the pedal is made at Rotosound’s factory in Sevenoaks, Kent under the strictest quality control. It will be shipping November/December 2012.

If it is true vintage germanium fuzz you seek, then you have found your ‘Holy Grail’ in this re-release of the Rotosound Fuzz Pedal. The Rotosound Fuzz is back! To find out more visit

Eddie Van Halen: undergoes emergency surgery

Eddie Van Halen underwent an emergency surgery for a severe bout of Diverticulitis. No further surgeries are needed and a full recovery is expected within 4 - 6 months.

Van Halen's scheduled November 2012 tour of Japan is currently being rescheduled and the band looks forward to seeing and playing for their fans in 2013.

Russ Parrish: The British Invasion - global release dates

"The British Invasion", the new concert DVD from Angeles glam-metal jokesters STEEL PANTHER, will be released in Australia and New Zealand on September 28 and in the rest of the world on October 22.

Shot in 2010 at a sold-out show in London, England's famed Brixton Academy, "The British Invasion" brings back the '80s in full force with a blistering set of their greatest hits. This DVD includes such favorite songs as "Asian Hooker", "Death To All But Metal" and "Community Property". The DVD was directed by Daniel E. Catullo III, who has previously worked with RUSH, CREED, GODSMACK, SMASHING PUMPKINS, CHICKENFOOT and ALTER BRIDGE and includes a hysterical behind-the-scenes documentary that is a must-see!

"The British Invasion" track listing:

01. Eyes Of A Panther
02. Eatin' Ain't Cheatin'
03. Fat Girl
04. Hair Solo
05. Party All Day
06. Hell's On Fire
07. Stripper Girl
08. Guitar Solo
09. Asian Hooker
10. Turn Out The Lights
11. Girl From Oklahoma
12. We Want Pussy
13. Community Property
14. The Shocker
15. Death To All But Meta

Steel Panther - "The British Invasion" Official Trailer

Elias Viljanen: Sonata Arctica new single posted

Stones Grow Her Name is OUT NOW via Nuclear Blast Records. The video was directed by Tuukka Temonen of the Finnish production company Optipari.

Lead singer Tony Kakko shared some information about the song:

"[Y]ou cannot sell something you cannot buy back. A lot of people, especially on Facebook and other social media - and they should consider this! - they are putting their face and privacy out there and you can't get it back.

Nuclear Blast USA
Nuclear Blast EUROPE


Herman Li: Wikimetal interview

One of the fastest guitar players in Heavy Metal History, Herman Li and Dragonforce represent a style that could easily be named “Extreme Power Metal”.

Born in Hong Kong and founder of this excellent British band, Herman spoke to Wikimetal on a great interview

Eduardo Escobar, Jose De Castro: Instant Download the new CD

Preview de Instant Download, Instrumental guitar album with some rock, country and funky music. Recorded in Madrid in 2011 in studies JDC (Jose Castro) with large contributors to the likes of Jose de Castro, Javier Sanchez, Guillermo Berlanga and more .. Mixed and mastered by John Paterno

Eduardo began playing guitar at age 12, has had his training from teachers such as José de Castro "Jopi", Richie Garcia, Sacri Delfino and Javier Sanchez. He has received master classes, clinics, seminars, training courses and other combos by musicians and artists: Jopi, Simon Francis, Scott Henderson, Steve Morse, Carl Verheyen, Nathan East, Ludovico Bagnone, Diego Garcia....

His teaching experience is extensive, being professor of various institutions of the community of Madrid. Eduardo has worked with a large number of bands and artists such as In-Fusion, In-Side-Out, Levisstraus, Ladrones, Folsom Prison band
He has participated as live guitarist for people like Modestia Aparte, Taxi, Siniestro Total, Maria Bestar, Edurne.

Endorser of George Tube Amps, Carl Martin Effects, George L's cables, Evidence Audio Cables, Pedaltrain, GB Pickups and RockNRiff Technologies

1. Fear 5:34
2. Rain 4:31
3. Fun Knee 4:21
4. Awake 4:48
5. Horse Race 4:40
6. Trackstress 4:17
7. Blow 4:54
8. April 6:06
9. Instant Download 4:50
10. Drift 5:28
11. Too Many Strings 5:25

Eduardo Escobar - Instant Download

Eduardo Escobar - BLOW ( Ibanez TSA15H )

Alberto Rigoni : announces special guests on new album

Alberto Rigoni - more details about the new album unveiled

"Three Wise Monkeys" - that's the name of the third album by progressive rock composer and bass player Alberto Rigoni (TwinSpirits) that will be released worldwide on October 1st 2012.

Half instrumental and half with vocals, the new album is thematically centered around the Japanese folk legend of the three wise monkeys (together they embody the proverbial principle to "see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil") and further refines the stylistic contrasts and progressive spirit characterizing 2011’s “Rebirth” (Nightmare Records).

"Three Wise Monkeys" also boasts contributions from special guests such as keyboard player Kevin Moore (ex Dream Theater, OSI, Chroma Key), singer Göran Edman (ex Yngwie Malmsteen, John Norum, Brazen Abbot), drummer Mark Cross (Outloud, ex Helloween, Firewind), and many others.

The album will be distributed in USA and Canada by Nightmare Records, in Japan by Disk Union, in Europe by Power Prog, in Russia by Media Star and in Italy by BTF.

More info about the album (complete special guest list, track list, video trailer) will be revealed in the next weeks.

Funky metal bass riff (Free Falling)

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Joe Satriani, Sammy Hagar: Chickenfoot to reboot with a deluxe version

"Chickenfoot" deluxe version track listing:

Disc 1

01. Avienda Revolution
02. Soap On A Rope
03. Sexy Little Thing
04. Oh Yeah
05. Runnin Out
06. Get It Up
07. Down The Drain
08. My Kinda Girl
09. Learning To Fall
10. Turnin Left
11. Future Is The Past

Disc 2

01. Bitten By The Wolf
02. Lighten Up (live in Chicago May 12, 2012)
03. Big Foot (live in Seattle June 6, 2012)
04. Last Temptation (live in Seattle June 6, 2012)
05. Something Going Wrong (live in Boston May 16, 2012)

Joe Bonamassa, Derek Sherinian: Black Country Communion CD release details

Black Country Communion the Anglo-American rock group comprising vocalist/bassist Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple, Trapeze), drummer Jason Bonham (Led Zeppelin, Foreigner), Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater, Alice Cooper, Billy Idol) and blues-rock guitarist/vocalist Joe Bonamassa, release their third album, ‘Afterglow’, via Mascot Records on Monday October 29th, 2012.

Like its two predecessors, ‘Afterglow’ was produced by Kevin Shirley, whose catalogue of hit records for Led Zeppelin, Iron Maiden, Aerosmith and the Black Crowes has made him the hottest producer that rock music has to offer. Shirley – who had the idea of putting Hughes and Bonamassa together in a band after seeing them jam onstage back in 2009 – is the group’s unofficial ‘fifth member’.

The additions of Jason Bonham, esteemed son of Led Zeppelin’s John, who took his father’s place when the legendary group made musical history by reuniting at London’s O2 Arena in December 2007, and the in-demand Derek Sherinian, makes BCC a force to be reckoned with.

Both BCC’s previous offerings (2010’s eponymous debut album and 2011’s “2”) have gone straight in at #1 on the official UK Rock Album Chart. Embraced by the UK’s music press, Black Country Communion were voted “Best New Band” by the listeners of Planet Rock Radio and won “Best Breakthrough” at the prestigious Classic Rock Magazine Roll Of Honour Awards in 2011. more