Friday, 9 November 2012

Victor Lafuente: Inside the new CD announced!

Release date : End 2012
Mixed and Mastered by Sébastien Bizeul @ studioD²
Artwork by Bastien Diaz, David Jugnier & Victor Lafuente
Produced by Victor Lafuente & Ear-volution Records

1. Instable Perception
2. Room 88
3. The Kraken
4. Mountain View
5. Simplexcity
6. Inside
7. Crop Circle
8. T.O
9. Just a Song
10. Aznarepse
11. Temple of Time

Martin Miller: Rock Revolution

You can download and learn these ten original rock jam tracks by clicking on this link:

The package comes with all ten solo example tracks, solo backing tracks, extended jam tracks and complete TAB and notation!

Rock lovers, this one's for you. 10 original rock jam tracks with tasty solo examples, designed to teach you some tasty licks and techniques to get your rock soloing juices flowing.
Let's start with the tracks. There is a real mixture of rock tracks here for you to get your jam on. There are some classic style tracks that have a vibe of AC/DC and Ozzy Osbourne through to some great sounding modern rock tracks, from Audioslave to Red Hot Chilli Peppers. There is also a bit of indie rock thrown in for good measure too.
The solo examples were created by Martin Miller and first and foremost are brilliant! There is a wealth of technique including bending, harmonics, alternate picking, legato, whammy bar phrasing and open string licks. We think it is safe to say that there a load of licks for you to steal for your own solo improvising too!
Rock Revolution is available for £14.99 and ready to download right now. It includes all ten track solo examples, backing tracks, extended jam tracks TAB and notation.
It's time to get your rock on!


10 x solo example tracks in MP3
10 x solo backing tracks in MP3
10 x extended jam tracks in MP3
Complete TAB and notation in PDF and Powertab formats

*NEW* 'Rock Revolution' featuring Martin Miller at

Christopher Amott: live date announced

Wednesday, 3 October 2012
20:00 until 00:00

North Star Bar - 2639 Poplar St, Philadelphia, PA 19130

Christopher Amott (ex Arch Enemy) with Tungsten | Sweet Eureka at North Star Bar

Christopher Amott started his career in music in 1995 as a founding creative force and guitarist in Arch Enemy, a death metal band hailing from his home country of Sweden. In this context, he is known for his tastefully technical guitar work and memorably emotive playing style.

After garnering his early success, Christopher had the desire to express himself on a personal level in the same genre. At this time he began writing albums under the name Armageddon. Christopher wrote and recorded three albums over the next few years as Arch Enemy grew into an internationally recognized act, with his compositions featuring his own vocal stylings on the last album. This would be Christopher's first foray into singing and a spark of inspiration for his later musical ventures.

In 2008, Christopher began to consider his creative options as a mature musician. He began writing songs of an entirely different atmosphere, which saw his guitar playing focused less on technical ecstasy and more on a chord-based blues rock ambience as a foundation for more prominent vocal and lyrical ideas. These compositions developed into his next solo project; the album would be called “Follow Your Heart”, released under his own name in 2010.

During 2011 and 2012 work has proceeded on a new album called “Impulses” to be released in 2012. The new album will be a blend of all the things we’ve heard Christopher do thus far, along with new sounds and atmospheres as he moves further along his path in music.

Imagine combining the psychadelica of 70’s Pink Floyd with the blistering guitar harmonies of 80’s Iron Maiden. Update those classic sounds with the modern progressiveness of Opeth and Mastodon, top the blend with vocals from one of Philadelphia’s most energetic and talented front-women, and you get Tungsten.

Though Sweet Eureka will be a fresh name to most, the band members will be familiar to many. Frontman/guitarist Jamie Victor (founding member of Victor Victor Band), drummer Ari Miller (formerly of Surgeon), and bass player Patrick Polli (TMT, Disciples, Cowgirls From Hell, Mandobot) are no strangers to the Philly/NYC music scene. With a nod to the masters of the past, as if Buddy Holly and Chuck Berry joined Black Sabbath and Band of Gypsys, Sweet Eureka cranks out raw guitar rock that isn't ashamed to be labeled as pop.

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Christian Muenzner: Bodiless Sleeper Solo

A student of mine wanted to learn this solo, so I made a video for it,

Bodiless Sleeper Solo Demonstration

and in case you missed this tapping tour de force

Soulmates Outro Solo

Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet (2012) - Pre Order!

Editorial Reviews
The year is 1989, and 19-year old Jason Becker from Richmond, California has just been offered the biggest rock guitar job on the planet. He's on the cover of every guitar magazine and is being hailed by critics as a genius and the next greatest rock guitarist in the world. Jason's childhood dream of making and performing music has come true. One week from now, during an examination of his leg, Jason's dream will turn into a nightmare when he is diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's Disease and given just 3-5 years to live. 23 years later, without the ability to move or to speak, Jason is alive and making music with his eyes.



Misha Mansoor: Periphery goes to Umea for a Toontrack Party with Meshuggah!

Here is some footage from our trek to Toontrack's Metal Month Party with Meshuggah in Umea, Sweden!


Periphery goes to Umea for a Toontrack Party with Meshuggah!

News: Marshall Rock Science game - awesome Christmas present !!




Limited Edition Rock Trivia Board Game Celebrating Iconic Music Brand and Legendary Artists Available In Guitar Center Stores December 2012
(11.10.2012 – Los Angeles) One of the world’s most iconic brands of musical equipment, Marshall Amplification, joins up with the rock game of the century, Rock Science to celebrate “50 Years of Loud” with a limited edition version of the wildly popular Rock Science board game. With over 1,600 trivia questions ranging from early rock and metal to current artists, the Rock Science Marshall Game is a tribute to the immense contribution Marshall Amplification has made to music history.
The Rock Science Marshall 50th Anniversary board game box looks like the iconic Marshall amplifier and available in Guitar Center stores and online by December 1st, 2012.
“For a guitar aficionado this is a dream come true. 50 years of rock guitar history in one game.” says Rock Science Creative Director, Jorge Bravo.
Rock Science is a board game for 2-6 players. The goal is to be the first to finish one lap around the board through the use of rock knowledge, clever betting and a bit of luck. Players answer questions about anecdotes, myths, rockers, albums, songs and Sex, Amps & Rock ‘n’ Roll. You can also be asked to hum the riffs of well-known rock songs.
  • All questions have three levels of difficulty: Poser, Fan and Scientist. Poser questions are easier so anyone can join the game!
  • All players are always involved since they bet on each other’s rock knowledge.
  • With intuitive rules and fast gameplay it’s quick (60 minutes) and easy to learn

About Rock Science
Rock Science delivers games to a dedicated target group – rockers. The board game is the first product in the Rock Science family and is today sold in various language versions in the USA, the UK, Germany, and Scandinavia. Nuday AB, the company behind Rock Science, was founded in 2010 by rocker Jorge Bravo and gamer Sven Folkesson with headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden.
About Marshall Amplification
Marshall Amplification is a British company based in Bletchley, Milton Keynes. Marshall designs and manufactures music amplifiers and drums. It was founded by Jim Marshall and is today one of the most recognised brands in the music instruments industry.
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Alex Hutchings: awesome Yamaha and Laney Bangkok Music Fair 2012

Kevin Inthawong & Band jam with Alex Hutchings - Cantaloupe Island - Herbie Hancock at Yamaha & Laney Bangkok Music Fair 8th Sep 2012

Band member
Kevin Inthawong - Keyboard /Piano
Phoowich Tawasinchanadech - Bass
Anthony Parker - Drums
Alex Hutchings - Guitar

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VDO production by - Combo sales & Marketing team - Siam music Yamaha co., ltd
Producer - Pornthep Pumipruek - Combo sales Manager - Siam music Yamaha co., ltd
VDO shooting - Magenta Media Creation
Sound mastering - Jack Thammarat

Kevin Inthawong & Band jam with Alex Hutchings - Cantaloupe Island - Herbie Hancock
and a clinic in the Atlantic

Alex Hutchings - Rinse 'n Shine - Yamaha & Laney Bangkok Music Fair 9th Sep 2012
Alex use - Laney VH100R

VDO production by - Combo sales & Marketing team - Siam music Yamaha co., ltd
Producer - Pornthep Pumipruek - Combo sales Manager - Siam music Yamaha co., ltd
VDO shooting - Magenta Media Creation
Sound mastering - Jack Thammarat

Alex Hutchings - Rinse 'n Shine - Yamaha & Laney Bangkok Music Fair 2012

The British guitarist Alex Hutchings in a clinic with Roland in Canarias, Tenerife Picholi performed on Thursday October 25, 2012, thank you for allowing staff Picholi this video recording.

Alex Hutchings en Picholi Tenerife

Jeff Loomis: English Djentlemens Quarters interview

We had a chance to catch up with Jeff and find out how things were going on the Euroblast Tour 2012 with Monuments, Vildhjarta and Stealing Axion!

For more Jeff Loomis + EUROBLAST + EDQ updates please visit...

Jeff Loomis - Guitar Lesson/Interview: ENGLISH DJENTLEMEN'S QUARTERS

Neal Schon: Vince Tornado News Talk interview

Vince Tornado of the News Talk 610 WTVN radio station in Columbus, Ohio recently conducted an interview with Neal Schon.

Michael Schenker: Temple Of Rock Live in Europe

A concert from Tilburg in the Netherlands was recorded in May 2012, which distinguishes itself noticeably from previous releases due to the line-up that includes Michael Schenker (lead guitar), Doogie White (vocals), Herman Rarebell (drums), Francis Buchholz (bass) and Wayne Findley (rhythm guitar, keyboards).

In addition to this Tilburg concert, fans can experience extracts from London's 2011 High Voltage Festival with Michael Voss (vocals), plus awe-inspiring guest appearances from Schenker's friends and musical companions including his brother Rudolf Schenker (The Scorpions), ex-Journey singer Jeff Scott Soto, and UFO bassist Pete Way.

All in all, there has never been such extensive and high quality material from Michael Schenker for your viewing and listening pleasure.

Michael Schenker - Temple Of Rock Live in Europe (Official Trailer)

Temple Of Rock Live - Michael Schenker Backstage Footage (2012)

Jens Johansson: Interview Stratovarius

Jens Johansson Interview
Stratovarius Keybordist Jens Johansson Interviewed by Jason Saulnier. October 10, 2012

Jens Johansson is a Swedish power metal keyboardist and pianist. He is notable for his high-speed neoclassical and fusion style.

Jens Johansson Interview Stratovarius 2012 10 10

Andreas Oberg: working with Girls Generation

Andreas Oberg

Super excited and proud to share that I'm one of the song writers on the new Japanese album release "GIRLS & PEACE" Nov 28th by Korean superstars GIRLS GENERATION (one of the best selling female bands in the world during the last couple of years). Here's a link to the album/track listing that was made official a few days ago. The song was co-written w my friends Sebastian Thott and Melanie Fontana!!

Timo Somers: Delain benefit concert for Mara

To support the special concert “Metal for Mara” which takes place at P60 at November 17, Delain will postpone their concert at P3 from Saturday November 17 to Saturday January 19. Metal for Mara is dedicated to Mara Dietvorst who is diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. To help finance her treatment this concert is organized. Bands like “The Gathering, Stream of Passion, and Kingfishers Sky will perform at this festival. For more information check out

Eric Johnson: limited supply of personally signed EJ Fuzz Faces

When you think about Eric Johnson, you think tone, and the tone he's best known for is his sweet, singing, lead tone. His choice for getting that tone has always been the Fuzz Face. EJ worked closely with Fuzz Face guru Jeorge Tripps to create his signature pedal. It is inspired by EJ’s prized personal Fuzz Faces and is built to his incredibly strict specifications, featuring hand-selected BC183 silicon transistors (for higher gain), custom repro ’68-’69 knobs, and a vintage-style hammertone finish. The result: a beautifully dynamic, expressive, and powerful pedal. “I first heard the Fuzz Face when I was about 12 and loved playing through it,” he says. “It’s the classic tone used by Jimi Hendrix, one of my greatest influences. No other pedal gets this type of sound. It’s the pinnacle of psychedelic fuzz.”

We are proud to offer a very limited amount of personally signed Eric Johnson Signature Fuzz Face pedals. This is a limited time offer. Available now!

DunlopTV - Eric Johnson

Marcin Duński: ball point pen portrait

autoportret wykonany czarnym długopisem:)

Morgan Pettersson: fast picking stuff.

I bought a Yngwie Malmsteen pick on ebay and got the urge to do some fast picking stuff.

This song is from our upcoming album that are to be released early next year.

David Gilmour: In Concert' App Trailer

Official trailer for the 'David Gilmour In Concert' App.
Available from 19th November 2012 on the Apple App Store, and for Android devices.

Click here to find out more:

Marcelo Souza: Blues / Synth Improvisation with the GR-20

Hello guys, I made ​​this a blues improvisation, "playing" a little with the sounds of Gr - 20 of roland, I hope you enjoy!! hugs, more news soon!!!SUPPORT: Fire custom shop, bags & straps Hero Group and Engeáudio Do not forget, CD CIRCLE OF FIRE, for a special price, contact: (12) 3026 5150/9116 1752 to enroll in my channel!

MARCELO SOUZA - Improvisation with the GR-20

Alex Hutchings: GR-D and GR-S Roland pedal demos

GK Power in a Twin Pedal Stompbox

GR-D V-Guitar Distortion Performance by Alex Hutchings

GK Power in a Twin Pedal Stompbox
GR-S V-Guitar Space Performance by Alex Hutchings

Michael Dolce, Jon Bloomer: Aussies talking Legato technique

Throw another shrimp on the barbie!

Australian session guitar player (The Voice Australia, Delta Goodrem) and solo artist Michael Dolce explains his legato technique, his influences and the guitars that he uses and how they are set up

Interview with Michael Dolce about his Legato technique

George Marios: Jammy Jams and available for lessons too!

George Marios(London based Guitar Tutor/Performer) Jammy Jams
Hey everyone, here is a little jam I recorded over a bluesjamtracks backing track.I hope that you like it.Please stay tuned at for goodies and dont hesitate to PM me for any lesson lesson/workshop enquiries.Thanks

Alex Hutchings,Soren Andersen,Jack Thammarat: Yamaha & Laney Bangkok Music Fair 2012

All along the watchtower - Jimi Hendrix - Soren Andersen Jam with Jack Thammarat, Alex Hutchings @ Yamaha & Laney Bangkok Music Fair 8th Sep 2012

Soren use - Yamaha Pacifica model PAC 502V
Jack use - Yamaha Pacifica Jack Thammarat Custom
Alex use - Handcrafted guitar

Follow up other VDO & News!/YamahaComboThailand?fref=ts
VDO production by - Combo sales & Marketing team - Siam music Yamaha co., ltd
Pornthep Pumipruek - Combo sales Manager - Siam music Yamaha co., ltd
VDO shooting - Magenta Media Creation

Sound mastering - Jack Thammarat

All along the watchtower - Jimi Hendrix - Soren Andersen Jam Jack Thammarat, Alex Hutchings

Tokyo trip - Jack Thammarat - Yamaha & Laney Bangkok Music Fair 2012