Saturday, 5 January 2013

Mistheria: JYM "Icarus' Dream Suite op.4" for Piano - classically awesome alert

Thanks to G+ for this timely post 

Maestro Mistheria

I've always liked this great and melodic Yngwie Malmsteen's song, so I wanted to make an arrangement for Piano solo and record it ...

Arranged for Piano solo by Mistheria (
The original version of "Icarus' Dream Suite op.4" is on Yngwie Malmsteen's album "Rising Force" (1984).

Recorded on Modartt's Pianoteq 4 ( processed by IK Multimedia "White 2A Leveling Amplifier" (

Video recorded and edited with Sony Vegas Pro ( by Hit Produkcija (

Mistheria - Y. Malmsteen's "Icarus' Dream Suite op.4" for Piano

Martin Miller: Album art work complete

Martin Miller

Martin Miller - The Other End artwork is finished. F*** yeah?

Ana Popovic: Blues Solo - Dongen 2012

by Vincent Lyons

Another superb guitar solo by Ana Popovic, when she and her band played the 'Gouden Leeuw' venue in Dongen, The Netherlands on Sunday, November 25th, 2012.

From Ana's website:
2011: From January till March Ana moves to New Orleans to record her 6th studio album, and 3rd Eclecto Groove release. The back to the roots & blues album 'UNCONDITIONAL' is produced by Ana Popovic and Grammy Award winning John Porter. The record features New Orleans very best musicians like Ana's slide idol Sonny Landreth and Jon Cleary on B3 and piano. Also incredible harp player Jason Ricci makes a guest appearance.

In July Ana is honored to appear as a special guest at BB-King's German shows. During the summer The Ana Popovic band is scheduled for an impressive 35 summer festivals all over Europe and the USA. The song 'One Room Country Shack' recorded at Unconditional, is the Pick-Of-The-Week in US today, American's biggest national newspaper. Unconditional makes it to Billboard Blues Charts for 9 weeks peeking at #7. The album is at # 70 at Amazon's all music bestsellers list and # 1 at Amazon's contemporary Blues bestsellers list. Ana jams with Buddy Guy, Sonny Landreth , John
Popper (Blues Traveler) Walter Trout and many others.

From Wikipedia:
Ana Popović's father first introduced her to the blues, through an extensive record collection and sessions hosted at the family home. Popović founded her first band at age nineteen. Within a year, she was playing outside of her home county Yugoslavia and opening shows for American blues musicians such as Junior Wells. Her band, Hush, released the album Hometown in 1998. The next year, Popović relocated to Amsterdam, Netherlands, to study jazz and world guitar at the Conservatory. In 2000, Popović formed the 'Ana Popovic Band' that became a fixture on the Dutch blues scene, and ventured into neighboring Germany. Popović signed with the German based Ruf Records, and released three albums; Hush! (2001), Comfort to the Soul (2003) and Ana! (2005: live CD & DVD).
In 2003, Popović was nominated for a W. C. Handy Award in the United States.
In 2006, Popović signed a recording contract with the Los Angeles, California, based EclectoGroove Records (a division of Delta Groove Music.) For EclectoGroove she recorded a further three albums: Still Making History (2007), Blind For Love (2009) and Unconditional (2011). Both Still Making History and Unconditional reached number one in the United States Billboard Blues Chart.
Today, Popović and her four-piece band are booked all over the globe, playing major blues / jazz and rock festivals. She has shared a stage with B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Solomon Burke, Jonny Lang, Sonny Landreth, Ronnie Earl, Koko Taylor and Robert Cray.

Ana Popovic: guitar, vocals
Ronald Jonker: bass
Stephane Avellaneda: drums
Michele Papadia: keyboard, piano

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Alexandr Murenko,Shirhan Agabeyli,Ruslan Bolatov: Alexandr Murenko Band - great Russian fusion

These guys are top notch!

Ruslan Bolatov - Keyboards
Shirhan Agabeyli - Bass
Alexandr Murenko - Drums, Sound Design
Sergey Dlikin - Camera Operator

Samsun Cymbals
14" RB Brilliant Hi Hat
17" RB Extra Thin Crash
18" RB Extra Thin Crash
21" Raw Spark MediumThin Ride
20" RB Brilliant Extra Thin China
20" RB Brilliant Loop Crash
10" RB Brilliant Thin Splash
12" RB Brilliant Thin Splash

Alexandr Murenko Band - (Посвящение Сеговии) by Enver Izmaylov, Samsun Cymbals

Alexandr Murenko Band - Groove 6/8, Samsun Cymbals

Alexandr Murenko Band - CTA by Chick Corea, Samsun Cymbals

Steve Vai: interview Lauren Hutchinson of Manchester Rocks

Lauren Hutchinson of Manchester Rocks and Chris Appleton of ABSOLVA and FURY UK conducted an interview with legendary guitarist Steve Vai on December 7 at O2 Apollo in Manchester, England.

STEVE VAI INTERVIEW - Manchester Apollo 7th December 2012

Alex Skolnick: Underkill TV interview



Ron Thal: Bumblefoot guest solo on new Cilver track

Introducing Cilver - 2013 Teaser Video Featuring upcoming music from Cilver. Guest appearance from Bumblefoot of Guns' Roses on "In My Head". Photos by Steven Nathan, Carl Timpone, and Earl Douglas. Visit for more information!

Introducing Cilver

Mirko Quaglio: muse guitar solo

Mirko Quaglio: Me playing a solo over Bliss (Muse) backing track. Not my usual genre at all, though the hardest challenge was trying to emphatize voice's nuances with all the expressive devices availible on the guitar (bending, vibrato, slides, etc.). Rate and comment, if you like it. Bye \m/

Steve Lukather: Trailer for Steve Lukather's new album Transition.

Trailer for Steve Lukather's new album Transition.

Pre-order your copy here:

Stransition releasedate:
Europe on January 21st
US & World: January 22nd

More info:

Tom Quayle: Rock To Fusion Performance

Tom Quayle - Rock To Fusion Performance - Licklibrary This performance is taken from Tom Quayle's Rock To Fusion DVD and is now available to order at

Watch the full trailer and order the DVD

Develop killer fusion chops and theory knowledge in this exciting and easy to understand course with fusion guitar master Tom Quayle.

This superb DVD takes metal, rock, blues and funk guitarists into the exciting and cutting edge world of fusion guitar playing. In this extensive course, Tom shows you how to develop your legato and hybrid picking to get an ultra- modern sound and performs awesome lines for you to learn and digest. Tom also shows you his scale and arpeggio approaches, pentatonic scale development, phrasing exercises and ways to tackle playing over chord changes.

From Rock to Fusion will push your playing to the next level and give you the tools you need to become the fusion player you always wanted to be.

Tom Quayle is a well respected guitarist and teacher whose influences include Greg Howe, Wayne Krantz, Tim Miller and Brett Garsed. He is a regular contributor to iGuitar digital magazine, view issues at His blistering technique has been applauded by guitar legends such as Brett Garsed and John Petrucci.

Kiko Loureiro: Estúdio Showlivre 2012 series

9 videos
57:42 duration

Kiko Loureiro no Estúdio Showlivre 2012

Petey Graves: CAGE - Saint Nicolas

You can download this record from our bandcamp, free downloads are limited by month, any payment is treated as a donation and is hugely appreciated:

Jikki: she demo the VOX SDC-22

Run down the SDC-22! !
Please see the performance of intimacy with Jikki nova guitar heroine! ! Death and Rebirth of the Soul: Song Composer: JikkiSDC-22 information, click here.Http://Www.Voxamps.Jp/products/Guitars/22/ official blog Jikki

VOX SDC-22 Introduction image [woman knitting]

Sarah Longfield: from guitar to drums

Guitar girl Sarah Longfield... is actually a multi instrumentalist... this time drums.

Tempting Time Drum Cover -Sarah Longfield
Hey guys! So I was feeling a little ambitious and figured I'd change things up a bit :D I tried not to look super derpy while playing this time but it's hard!
Haha hope you enjoy!

James Ryan,Doug Steele: Still of the Night - shredded - done!

Still of the Night outro solos

Claudio Pietronik: Live For Today Andy James Jam

Rock-Metal improvisation over Andy James' "Live For Today" backing track
A short improvisation over this rock-metal backing track!

Randy Klein,Alex Skolnick,Boris Kozlov: What's Next?

Alex Skolnick and Randy Klein

Randy Klein (piano); Alex Skolnick (guitar); Boris Kozlov (electric bass guitar)

This album features lush improvisations, revealing a beautiful musical journey that penetrates the soul on a deep emotional level. Randy Klein is a highly respected, award-winning composer and pianist with 18 albums to his name. Boris Kozlov is a Grammy®-winning bass player in the upper tier of performing musicians. Alex Skolnick is a guitar player with a heavy metal fan base, who crosses over from metal to jazz.

1. Exalted Kingdom (LISTEN TO AUDIO)
2. What’s Next (LISTEN TO AUDIO)
3. Casa China (LISTEN TO AUDIO)
4. Dear Charles Mingus (LISTEN TO AUDIO)
7. Where’s My Glasses
8. Tea For Three
9. Pere La Chaise
10. Inner Voice
11. In The Twilight Hours
12. Return To Splendor

Marco Minneman,Guthrie Govan: Symbolic Fox

Marco Minneman: Symbolic Fox

Marco Minneman: Symbolic Fox  - Marco Minnemann (everything); Guthrie Govan (guitar)

This album was written, performed and produced by MARCO MINNEMANN in his home studio in Lake Elsinore, with additional contribution of some amazing guitar work by GUTHRIE GOVAN.

The album contains some elaborate Songs, as well as virtuous Instrumentals and some experimental compositions. Enjoy!

1. Symbolic Fox/Snoopy (LISTEN TO AUDIO)
2. Got 5 (feat. Guthrie Govan) (LISTEN TO AUDIO)
3. Chicken or Pasta (LISTEN TO AUDIO)
4. Letter P On U
5. Letter P On U2 (LISTEN TO AUDIO)
6. Metalband (feat. Guthrie Govan) (LISTEN TO AUDIO)
7. Party With the Termites
8. Ear to Ear (LISTEN TO AUDIO)
9. And the Birds Fly Out
10. Broken Toe
11. Oink
12. Desert Tornado (LISTEN TO AUDIO)
14. Not My Girl
15. Save You Not
16. Lungs Filled With Salt Water
17. Eyes Open Staring Into the Darkness
18. Symbolic Fox II

Dave Pearson,Zsolt Galántai: Computerchemist release new CD

New double album Computerchemist release: "Signatures I & II" ft. Zsolt Galántai Jan 6th 2013

With the addition of the acclaimed Hungarian drummer, Zsolt Galántai, formerly of the rock band “Ossian” and “Baba Yaga”, 'computerchemist' Dave Pearson has produced a new double album "Signatures I." & "Signatures II.", to be released 6th January 2013.

A live two-hour exclusive interview and album launch will be on ARFM's "Sunday Synth" this Sunday 6th Jan 2013 @ 10:00GMT/11:00CET/05:00EST repeats Monday 7th Jan @ 20:00GMT/21:00CET/15:00EST at

“This is a merging of instrumental electronic music and prog rock with a touch of metal at times.. all with crazy time signatures” – Bruce Gall, ARFM

“Pour a bit of ‘Ozric Tentacle’, then add some tasty Pink Floyd sounds mixed with some classic Tangerine Dream textures. Stir well, then add a bucketload of Dave Pearson’s own imaginative style. Shake again and stir it well, and you’ll have the latest Computerchemist masterpiece!” – Kristian Persson

"On his new two-disc release, Computerchemist (aka Dave Pearson) tries an interesting strategy. He gave drummer Zsolt Galántai sets of time signatures to follow, then had Galántai improvise what were essentially long solos. Pearson then went back in and, in tried-and-true Computerchemist fashion, attacked them with the dual weapons of progressive rock and Berlin school concepts. The outcome is a long stretch of fiery, flaring, feel-good tunes that will have you turning up the volume... huge, exhilarating, face-melting gobs of prog-fueled joy. Come and get it.” – John Shanahan, Hypnagogue

Label: Terrainflight TF007
Release Date: 6th January, 2013

Track Listing

caterpillar pirouette
six phase mains
convection of the 9
broken daliuette
landform 2012 (bonus track)
Dave Pearson: keyboards, sequencer programming, bass & lead guitars
Zsolt Galántai: drums

Artwork and design: Angiewoman

All composing, mixing and mastering in the digital domain at terrainflight hungary and zsolt studios budapest between Jul 2011 and Oct 2012
Written & produced by Dave Pearson & Zsolt Galántai
Tracks 1-7 ©℗ 2013 Dave Pearson & Zsolt Galántai, track 8 ©℗ 2008 Dave Pearson
Terrainflight TF007
Terrainflight is a trading name of Each2 kft.

Carlos Osnaya: #Mayones Duncan guitar solo competition

My Entry for Keith Merrow The Mayones, Seymour Duncan Regius Competition..
Hope you guys and thanks for lisent this just inprovisation no edition just jamm and improvitation heheh im happy for play and think in the way and imagine play
God bless
in this video i iused
Fanndec 7 string guitar from my endorsee
seymor duncan pick ups of course always
and Moen effects other of my endorsees

#Mayones Duncan guitar solo competition Guitars:: Carlos Osnaya

Fred Brum: favourite guitarists? Per Nilsson is there all the time

Fred Brum
People often ask me about my favourite guitarists. Among the numerous insanely talented artists I quote, Per Nilsson (from Scar Symmetry,KAIPA, etc.) is there all the time.

This is Per's YouTube channel. Per is a monster and has a ridiculously low number of subs, which is an insult to tasteful guitar playing. Go there and sub his channel. Now.

Thank you! ;)

ZIERLER PROJECT's PER NILSSON plays the solo from 'Aggrezzor'

Jake Reichbart: Jazz Classics Hal Leonard Solo Guitar Library

Jake Reichbart
‎2013 is starting with a massive bang!!! My latest guitar book/DVD on Hal Leonard is out TODAY! It is called "Jake Reichbart Plays Jazz Classics" and at around $16 it is a crazy good deal! They are marketing it as a book + DVD but the two and a half hour DVD is, to my mind, the center of this product. Here is the description from Hal Leonard:

Ten stylish chord-melody arrangements in standard notation and tablature by Jake Reichbart, one of the busiest freelance guitarists in the business. This unique package also includes an instructional DVD, featuring him performing and teaching each song, to guide you through. Songs: Afternoon in Paris • Fly Me to the Moon (In Other Words) • Footprints • Four • I Remember You • St. Thomas • So Nice (Summer Samba) • Very Early • Watch What Happens • Yesterdays.

Rusty Cooley,Michael Angelo Batio,Uli Jon Roth: Dean Guitars announce NAMM web cast

Watch it all at!! 3 days of live coverage! Dean Guitars is THE ONLY Guitar brand that brings the worldwide guitar community together with an all-access pass to NAMM, the super bowl of the music instrument industry.

Scheduled Dean artist appearances include Dave Mustaine of Megadeth, Alternative Press Magazine's Guitar Player of the year - Jacky Vincent of Falling in Reverse, Eric Peterson of Testament, Uli Jon Roth, the world's fastest shredder Michael Angelo Batio, seven-string virtuoso Rusty Cooley, Wayne Static, Eddie Veliz of Kyng and an exclusive appearance from multi-platinum artists SHINEDOWN who will perform live at the 4th Annual DEAN GUITARS NAMM JAM!

Your very first opportunity to see the entire 2013 Dean Guitars Collection including a vast array of Dean USA custom guitars, new artist signature instruments, the new Gran Sport electric guitar, the "Chicago Series" , the expanded Thoroughbred, Custom series, Seven-String series guitars and Dean's new top of the line Performer acoustic guitars

Dean Guitars will run exclusive specials and one-offs connecting customers with authorized Dean dealers around the world. It's never been easier to find your dream Dean!

The Dean "Live from NAMM" webcast is hosted by Jose Mangin from SiriusXM Liquid Metal/Ozzy's Boneyard and syndicated rock radio personality Full Metal Jackie. Over 100,000 viewers joined us last year for this electrifying guitar-themed broadcast and you are invited!! No other brand does NAMM like Dean Guitars! Join us and be a part of the action!

You can log in with your Facebook or Twitter to join in on the conversation, ask questions about our new guitars and artists!

Fri. Jan 25th, 2013
The Grove of Anaheim
+The Dean Girl/Coffin Case Fashion Show by Toxic Vision +live performance by LAURA WILDE
+Seven-string meltdown with
and much more!
Powered by Monster Energy, Heineken, SIT Strings, DDRUM, Toxic Vision, Coffin Case, Cube Passes and NewTek Tricaster!

FRI. JAN 25th 12pm - 3pm PST
SAT. JAN 26th 10am - 6pm PST
SUN. JAN 27th 10am - 5pm PST


Stop by the Dean booth for a chance to get your pass to the Dean Guitars NAMM JAM with SHINEDOWN


Dean Guitars is located at
NAMM booth #5466B

Dean Guitars "Live from NAMM" 2013 Webcast Promo with Dave Mustaine and more!

Kiko Loureiro: Instagram, share your photos

Kiko's Instagram, share your photos! 

Kiko loureiro ave you seen Kiko Loureiro’s Instagram?

Now you can share photos with us using the tag #kikoloureirofans and show us your Kiko related photos, including shows, album covers, posters, tattoos and etc.

The tag is ongoing, but if you share your photo with us by January 4th, it will running for a feature spot on Kiko’s facebook fanpage.

He will select the best 10 photos for a special album and the top photo will be featured in his page.

Let’s get posting!

Marco Sfogli, Brian Maillard: progressive rock clinic and show

Marco Sfogli  do not miss, February 17, 2013 in Cagliari!

The latest album from Marco Sfogli
Marco Sfogli: reMarcoble

Fountainhead: Bingo - D Day... get on that ordering horn!

Fountainhead: Fear Is The Enemy
Ok people, here it is: my new solo record. This EP has been both the most difficult and most rewarding thing I´ve ever done in my career and I´m so proud and excited to share this with all of you. You may name your own price, if you type in "0" you simply have to type in your email adresse to receive the download (which includes the full artwork and the official video). But please consider that this record took years to make and has cost a four-digit amount of money. So if you like the music and want to hear more of it (after all, 3 more EPs are ready to be recorded soon) the artist needs to have your support to make more it. Thank you, now I hope you´ll enjoy the record. If you do, plz share this on FB or elsewhere. Sincerly, Tom a.k.a. Fountainhead. Fountainhead: Fear Is The Enemy