Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Jimmy Lardner-Brown: Schecter Shred Off

Schecter Guitars ABH 'Schecter Shred Off ' - Jimmy Lardner-Brown

Fidel de Jesus: Burning Steroids - picking ripathon!

Burning Steroids

and a more legato Sunny jam

mmmmmmm.... lamiiiiig jam...

Dario Frodo: Quantum Fantay - excellent space rock with amazing live show

brand new track. first one recorded for the new album coming out 2013 audio recorded at the new pete's mushroomland studio. song written by Pieter 'PETE MUSH' Van den Broeck

Quantum Fantay-Desert rush

Quantum Fantay The Spirit live @ Mushroomland 2012.m4v

Doug Steele, James Ryan: Aussie answer to X ɹǝɔɐɹ

I ain't lyin'! http://dougfcknsteele.com/ http://www.ilovenoise.com/ So do we release an EP or what?

Jammin' with James Ryan

Pascal Corriu: Organik Trio - great jazz fusion in HD

Emmanuel Beer on Organ , Stephane Beuvelet on drums , Pascal Corriu on guitar .
Over a 21 / 8 tune composed by Emmanuel Beer .
Filmed by Olivier Gaches and Sebastien Tuffery .
Recorded and mixed by Reynald Evrard .

Organik Trio #Cukoo's nest (Live in studio)

Morten Faerestrand: Superimposing Triads and Altered Scale

Jazz guitar lesson on how you can play altered tonalities on top of altered chords, and how you can superimpose notes from the altered scale on top of unaltered dominants, or even regular major chords.

• Carvin SH 575 guitar with piezo pick up.
• Roland GR55 (for the modeled acoustic tone)
• Fender Blues Junior valve amplifier

JAZZ GUITAR LESSON: Superimposing Triads and Altered Scale

Carvin SH 575 Warm Clean Tone

Raj Krishna,Blake Rurik,Dave Martone: new label Warunki Media signs shred band OmnisighT

new label Warunki Media and shred band OmnisighT

Chris Warunki, former drummer of the Canadian death metal band SOULSCAR, has started his own independent record company, Warunki Media. The label's first release is "Path", the debut album from his own progressive-metal band OMNISIGHT featuring shred guitar gods Raj Krishna and Blake Rurik.

According to a press release, "Path" is already garnering DREAM THEATER comparisons in the media, despite not even having a keyboard player or keys on the album at all!"" [The CD] is an 80-minute 'tour de force' of a debut album with elements of progressive hard rock, shred guitar and groove metal, with strong emphasis on heavy riffs, melodic vocal hooks and world-class musicianship. The album also features a guest appearance by world-renowned guitarist Dave Martone (Magna Carta Records).


Raj Krishna,Blake Rurik: Omnisight live 2012

Steve Morse, Neal Morse, Mike Portnoy: tour update Flying Colors

Flying Colors, the prog, pop metal rock band formed by ex-Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy and Deep Purple guitarist Steve Morse, perform a rare one-off UK concert at London’s o2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire on Friday 21st September.
 Comprised of  Dave LaRue (bass), Neal Morse (keyboards, vocals), Casey McPherson (lead vocals, guitar), Steve Morse (lead guitar), and MikePortnoy (drums, vocals), the band will perform songs from their eponymous debut album. Says Prog magazine of the debut album, “At every turn these guys both dazzle and demand your respect. Be it the playful nature of the lead opening cutBlue Ocean, or a dextrous bass fill from LaRue that lights up Forever In A Daze, Flying Colors sound amazing.” Meanwhile, Guitarist magazine describes the band’s sound as “Epic prog with a chorus of pop anthems.” http://www.noblepr.co.uk/Press_Releases/mascot/flyingcolors.htm

Wednesday, September 19th
Paris, France – Le Trianon
Tickets: €60/50/40 - www.fnacspectacles.com

Thursday, September 20th
Tilburg, Holland – 013
Tickets: €35 -www.ticketmaster.nl

Friday, September 21st
London, England - Shepherd's Bush Empire
Tickets: £28.50 - www.gigsandtours.com

Chuck Loeb,Nathan East: Supergroup Fourplay delivers another solid contemporary jazz release

Supergroup Fourplay delivers another solid, straight-ahead meets contemporary jazz release. The follow up to 2010's Let's Touch the Sky, this is the second album to feature the group s newest member, guitarist Chuck Loeb. Here he joins the all-star lineup of keyboardist Bob James, bassist Nathan East and drummer Harvey Mason, each of whom contribute at least two compositions to the release. 

One of the more notable tracks is the Bob James composition Put Our Hearts Together which he wrote for a concert in a region severely impacted by the devastating Japanese tsunami of 2011. It appears as both an instrumental and vocal version on the CD. Japanese pop star Seiko Matsuda lends her voice on this moving tribute.

Marco Sfogli: Petrucci Style

Marco Sfogli jams over our 'Petrucci Style' jam track. You can learn to play this by downloading Marco's Essential Metal Vol.1 jam track package, available here:


2012 has brought us a superb list of debut artists releasing jam track packages, so we are delighted to add another in the form of the metal machine that is Marco Sfogli. Marco is already a household name in the world of guitar players and has a superb following. His debut album 'There's Hope' was a phenomenal success and since then he has worked on numerous projects including albums with Dream Theater's James LaBrie.
His debut jam track package 'Essential Metal Vol.1' features three backing tracks that were created by another JTC artist, Martin Miller. Marco specifically wanted three styles of tracks to jam over including an 80's style track, an Andy Timmons style track and a John Petrucci style track. So Martin got creating and then Marco let rip over them. And the results speak for themselves. These tracks are immense, and we think that Martin and Marco are a jam track match made in heaven!
As ever, the package comes with the full tracks, backing tracks, extended jam tracks, full length videos and complete TAB and notation in both PDF and Powertab formats and is available to download for just £12.99.
Marco Sfogli 'Petrucci Style' at Jamtrackcentral com

Carljohan Grimmark: appears on Germán Pascual A New Beginning debut

Germán PascualA New Beginning
Nightmare / Sony / REDRelease: 9 October 2012

Blistering guitar riffs, gritty melodies, and hooks big enough to catch a whale, this could be the followup to Narnia's 2009 release "Course of a Generation" it's pure melodic power metal bordering on melodic thrash, following up where the last Narnia album left off.
Vocalist GERMÁN PASCUAL (Divinefire / Narnia / Mind's Eye) is set to release his debut solo album "A New Beginning" to North American and Europe via Nightmare / Sony / RED.
Blessed to have these special guest musicians joining on the album are Carl-Johan "CJ" Grimmark (Narnia / Fires Of Babylon / Rob Rock) and bassists Per Schelander (Pain of Salvation / Royal Hunt) and Raphael Dafras (Almah / Seven Horizons) GERMÁN PASCUAL is a man with a very special voice, he's achieved much notoriety around the world, lauded greatly and likened with the greatest melodic metal voices of our day, like Ronnie James Dio, Jorn Lande, David Coverdale to mention but a few in international reviews. Germán was the last voice of NARNIA, a well known Swedish melodic heavy metal band, similar to Stryper and Rob Rock, The new music is hard heavy and melodic power metal without compromise. Germán was named as "the best metal voice 2009" by ”The Gates of Metal”.
Germán Pascual, born 1974 in Uruguay, raised in Brazil, and moved to Sweden with his family at an early age. At five years old, Germán sang to the radio with everything… popular music to opera even classical music. In 1994 Germán began an education in voice and music. Longing for Sweden again, he returned to look for work and a way back into music, doing a short stint with a Rap artist D.J. Mendez, but his friends helped him realize… he was meant for metal.
Starting music as a drummer in a thrash band at 15, he was invited to try out for a much better band rehearsing next door as a vocalist when they overheard him screaming next door. It was to be his destiny, the band next door was MINDS EYE. In 2008 NARNIA needed a singer, and through a good friend Germán  made contact with Narnia guitarist C.J Grimmark. The rest is history… “Course of a Generation”  by Narnia was launched in late 2009.  Feeling blessed to have found this great situation in Narnia, Germán was stunned when the band decided to end all activity. In addition to music, Germán works with the less fortunate, the homeless, and in drug addiction.
Recorded in Germán’s studio "Camel wash studios", Engineered and produced by Germán Pascual & Raphael Dafras,. Mixed and mastered by Thomas Plec Johansson in "The Panic Room" (Sweden).


Jason Becker: update for Exclusive Live CD

Jason Becker's NOT DEAD YET! Live posted a new update for Exclusive Live CD:
Signed copies of CD ship soon!
100 copies of the cd have been signed by one or more artists. They will be shipped in the next 10 days! Be patient, they are on their way!!

Stephan Forte @ Jason Becker's NOT DEAD YET! (Opus Pocus)

You can still buy  copies of this CD, minus the signature.

Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet - Live in Haarlem

News: Eastwood Guitars teams up with Sailor Jerry on the Airline ’59 Coronado

Eastwood Guitars teams up with Sailor Jerry on the Airline ’59 Coronado
Eastwood Guitars and Sailor Jerry – the tattoo, rum and lifestyle marketing leader – have teamed up to create a special Limited Edition of the highly successful Airline ’59 Coronado Custom guitar. This superbly built guitar is totally customized with vintage Sailor Jerry tattoo graphics on the front and back – to say it is a show stopper is an understatement. 
The Airline ’59 Coronado Sailor Jerry Custom guitar is a 25 ½” scale guitar. The Vintage Cream, toned chambered Mahogany body features giant Sailor Jerry tattoo graphics on the front and the back. The ’59 Series guitar features rubber body binding, a bolt-on bound Maple neck with Rosewood fingerboard and block markers with a vintage style zero fret. This guitar is built with top notch components like a TonePros® Tune-O-Matic bridge, custom chrome tail and Wilkinson® Tuners. It also features individual mini on/off switches above the two Alnico Hot-10 Humbuckers with dual volume / tone controls, and it comes with a deluxe custom Airline Hardshell Case.

“We’ve been big fans of the Sailor Jerry brand for years" said Mike Robinson, President and founder of Eastwood Guitars, "and we are very excited with how our two retro-strong brands have come together to create such a cool guitar.”
The Airline ’59 Coronado Sailor Jerry Custom model is available now at Airline Dealers and through Sailor Jerry retailers around the world, to find your closest dealer visitwww.eastwoodguitars.com
About Eastwood Guitars
Canada’s Eastwood Guitars is one of the world’s fastest growing guitar companies with over 40 distinctive models combining retro styling with modern playability. Eastwood is committed to developing and promoting independent music through the following initiatives: The Eastwood Artist Endorsement Program; The Eastwood Big Pick Program; The Eastwood Guitars Partners Program; and Eastwood Radio on www.eastwoodguitars.comtwitter.com/EastwoodAirline and facebook.com/EastwoodGuitars1