Monday, 3 December 2012

Dino Fiorenza: Markbass artist has a new Bass tapping book!

Dino Fiorenza: Markbass artist
Italian Markbass artist Dino Fiorenza shares his tapping expertise in a new Italian-language instructional book/CD called "Tap Me Up," published in Italy by Carisch.

The book presents all the concepts and techniques of tapping on electric bass. It's a creative method---unconventional, complex, progressive and experimental. It will take you step by step, through all the details of this fascinating technique, starting from the basics and progressing to more complex applications, including "melodic shred." This method is sutable for anyone from beginner to advanced. Included are 200 exercises, more than 100 tracksand 2 demo tracks in the original play-along CD.

Check out the awesome tapping work

Tap me up

Stelios Arnaoutoglou: came here to jam on a Guthrie Govan Backing track

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Jamming on a Guthrie Govan Backing track

Jamming on Sunny

Guthrie Govan :Recording 'The Holy Drinker'

I'm a bit late to the party... but what the hell... this is going to be a masterful release...

Steven Wilson and band (Marco Minnemann, Nick Beggs, Guthrie Govan, Adam Holzman, Theo Travis) recording "The Holy Drinker" with Alan Parsons at the controls, Los Angeles, September 2012. This band will be on tour from March next year, check for dates and ticket links.

Filmed by Lasse Hoile

The new album by Steven Wilson and band “The Raven that Refused to Sing (and other stories)” will be released on Kscope on 25th February. The album was written between January-July and recorded in Los Angeles in September with Steven’s current band line up of Guthrie Govan – lead guitar, Nick Beggs – bass guitar, Marco Minnemann – drums, Adam Holzman – keyboards, Theo Travis – saxophone / flute and engineered by legendary producer/engineer Alan Parsons.

The 6 tracks on the album are based on stories of the supernatural and the deluxe 4 disc edition comes in the form of a 128 page hardback book containing lyrics and ghost stories, illustrated by Hajo Mueller. There will also be stand alone double vinyl, CD and Blu-Ray editions. Pre-orders for the limited deluxe edition will start soon, while the tour to promote the album starts on 1st March in Europe, and will continue throughout the rest of the year visiting many other countries, with many dates yet to be announced.
Track listing:
1. Luminol (12.10)
2. Drive Home (7.37)
3. The Holy Drinker (10.13)
4. The Pin Drop (5.03)
5. The Watchmaker (11.43)
6. The Raven that Refused to Sing (7.57)
Steven Wilson in LA - Part 4: Recording 'The Holy Drinker'

Timo Somers,Barend Courbois: to appear as part of Phil Lynott and Gary Moore tribute tribute

Remember Phil & Gary is the name of the tribute concert for Phil Lynott and Gary Moore on January 12 in The Bosuil in Weert. The rock event is the sequel to Remember Phil Lynott tribute to the successful start of the year in Weert. During the second edition on January 12, 2012 Gary Moore is also commemorated. The master guitarist played with Thin Lizzy, before he went solo. He died on February 6, 2011. The performing bands are Parris from the Netherlands, Bad Reputation from the United Kingdom and an All Star Gary Moore Tribute, consisting of musicians from different bands: guitarist Timo Somers (Delain, Vengeance), bassist Barend Courbois (Blind Guardian, Vengeance), singer Ian Perry (AREON, Vengeance), drummer Hans in 't Zand (including Parris and Harris) and keyboardist Peter-Jan Kleevens (TGroove, Purple Strangers). The tribute is due to Vibe for Philo, the annual music event in Dublin in memory of the too early deceased Phil Lynott. This musical memorial celebration always takes place on 4 January, the anniversary of the singer / bassist of Thin Lizzy. Thousands of fans from around the world, including the Netherlands, annually visit 'The Vibe'. That day occurred numerous Thin Lizzy cover bands. Music Lover Roger Rutten had the idea for a similar evening at De Bosuil organizing. Thin Lizzy fan Peter Vleeshouwers joined him. Together they put the first edition on legs. The tribute debut in a full Tawny Owl on January 7, was a resounding success. Dagblad de Limburger praised the achievements of particular Parris, regional Thin Lizzy cover band that played several times at the Vibe for Philo. Vleeshouwers Peter: "The visitors were very enthusiastic and asked a second tribute concert. Here we would like to respond. We choose a slightly different approach, because Gary Moore deserves a tribute. " Remember Phil & Gary is sponsored by: more

Parris Live at Bospop 2012

Greg Howe, Stu Hamm,Dennis Chambers: amazing Dennis Chambers - the engine room at work!

Got to love Dennis Chambers... amazing drummer! Moscow/Russian federation, May 18, 2011

Dennis Chambers plays with Greg Howe, Stu Hamm

Paul Wardingham, Andy James: lined up for some brutal solo work

Paul Wardingham
I am very excited to announce that I will be appearing on the new Andy James EP coming out before xmas! It sounds killer I can tell you! \m/

News: Metallica take ownership of their masters

Metallica take ownership of their masters, launch new record label
It's going to be a happy new year for Metallica, who announced that they have taken ownership of all their master recordings including all music and long form videos. The band also announced the launch of a new record label, Blackened Recordings


Yossi Sassi: Drive (HD clip)

Videoclip for the song Drive from the album Melting Clocks by Yossi Sassi

Oriental Rock Guitar Pioneer
Familiar to numerous music fans all over the world by his unique trademarked signature sound, Yossi Sassi blends East with West, Rock with World music, melodic tunes with progressive passages, and traditional folk instruments with roaring electric riffs. With over 20 years of experience as a Producer, Composer/Arranger and Founding member of "Orphaned Land" (Century Media USA/EMI), the worldwide pioneers of oriental metal, Yossi Sassi (Warner Music/Verycords), Orphaned Land's musical mastermind, continues to soar to new horizons.

Yossi is known for being the constant explorer of sound and musical boundaries, driving inspiration from different cultures around the world. Yossi plays 17(!) different types of guitars and traditional instruments, and has been invited to play live and share the stage with artists such as Metallica, Marty Friedman, Steven Wilson, Yehuda Poliker and many others.

Yossi Sassi is a first level endorsing artist of some of the best musical equipment manufacturers in the world, including PRS Guitars, Engl Amps, Elixir Strings and Electro-Harmonix.

Yossi Sassi has cooperated and recorded with artists from Kuwait to Portugal. He is a veteran performing artist, with hundreds of global shows and major festivals in his record. In 2010 alone, he performed ~100 shows in 30 countries, including U.S. and European tours, shows openings for Metallica, shows filmed for DVD (with Porcupine Tree's Steven Wilson) and more.

Yossi Sassi's career with "Orphaned Land"
Every day, in every news program on this planet, the Middle-East conflict is a major topic and one of the reasons that the world we all live in is a world apart. Where politicians have failed, a mere musician daringly achieved with his group "Orphaned Land", the unthinkable and united Israeli and Arabian people despite any cultural, religious or political differences and conflicts!

"Orphaned Land" is probably the only band from Israel to ever build up a huge following among Muslims and Arabian people, as they communicate freely via the band's social networking pages.

Founded in 1991, "Orphaned Land" are the pioneers of a genre that grouped many followers. After their debut release "The Beloved's Cry" (1992), the band was signed at Holy Records and released the magical and highly-praised "Sahara" (1994) and "El Norra Alila" (1996) albums. Later on the band signed with Century Media USA and came back with an epic release, entitled "Mabool" (2004), soaring to over 250,000 copies in sales.

The band's 2010 release, entitled "The Never Ending Way Of ORwarriOR", got recommended by Kirk Hammett of METALLICA in "Metal Hammer" magazine.

Yossi Sassi's Solo Group
Nowadays Yossi Sassi continues to move between Heavy-Rock to World/Folk music with sweeping guitar extravaganza, as he blends genius instrumental pieces with melodic vocal hits. Yossi succeeds in capturing the full scale of human emotions in his extraordinary debut release as a solo artist, titled "Melting Clocks", after a long-awaited anticipation from numerous fans worldwide!

Featuring world-known musicians such as Marty Friedman (Ex-Megadeth, 27 gold and platinum records, 5 Grammy nominations), this album takes you to a journey around the world with traditional instruments such as Saz, Bouzouki, Oud, Chumbush and many more!

The result is easily one of the most diverse and atmospheric debut albums the music world has ever seen, heard and felt.

Yossi Sassi - Drive (HD clip)

Zakk Wylde: Shaw TV interview

Dan Clovis of Shaw TV conducted an interview with Zakk Wylde on October 30 at MacEwan Hall in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Zakk Wylde

Mike Orlando,Mike Portnoy: Special Omertá in production

Adrenaline Mob: Mike Portnoy,Russell Allen, Mike Orlando and John Moyer head into the studio to record cover songs for a "special edition" of the group's debut album, "Omertá", to be released in the U.S. and Europe. More information will be made available soon. The 11-song effort is set to include Duran Duran's "Come Undone" featuring guest vocals by Lzzy Hale of Halestorm.


Hussein Haddad: plays Gustavo Guerra's Memories

Amplificador Tclean - 35watts TMiranda
Guitar Dreamer - D-Pro Hussein Haddad
Cables Santo Angelo Vintages

Gustavo Guerra ''Memories'' - Hussein Haddad

Andy James: SMT announce Out Of The Darkness

EMI Label Services has set a March 4, 2013 release date for "Out Of The Darkness" T

"a truly stunning piece of work, showcasing the band's huge ambition and quantum leap forward in vision and scale,"

"Out Of The Darkness" follows the massively acclaimed EP, "A Light Shines", in September of this year.

"Out Of The Darkness" track listing:

01. Intro (Out Of The Darkness)
02. Demons
03. Bird In Hand
04. Seven
05. Pawn
06. Bleeding Out
07. A Light Will Shine
08. The City Is Crying
09. Just A Ride
10. Evolve/Become
11. Believe

Dave Sharman: announces upcoming release

Dave Sharman new album 'EVOLUTION MACHINE' out 2013!
© 2012 COH Music Ltd

Dave Sharman - EVOLUTION MACHINE - Album Trailer

Dave Sharman from album '1990' and 'The Best Of Dave Sharman -- Vol I'
'1990' available from the official DS store -
'The Best Of Dave Sharman -- Vol I' on iTunes -

Dave Sharman Borrowed Time

Samuli Federley: 8 String Amfisound SF signature model

Here's a little promo video of my signature 8 string guitar built by Amfisound. The specs are as follows:

Bolt-on construction
27" scale
Alder body
Maple neck
Ebony fingerboard
24 Stainless Steel jumbo frets
Quilted maple top
Samuli Federley logo inlay
Chrome hardware
Hipshot hardtail bridge (string-thru body)
Gotoh tuners
Bone nut
Lundgren M8 pickups
Amfisound NON-SLIP potentiometer knobs
CTS potentiometers
3-way toggle switch
2-way adjustable trussrod
Schaller straplocks
Deep blue/violet color with top wood edge "binding"
Marbelized violet back

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Samuli Federley - Amfisound SF signature model

Dream Theater - Glass Prison by Samuli Federley w/ Amfisound Kaira 7

Samuli Federley Band - Pitchblack (official live video)