Thursday, 4 April 2013

Mike Keneally: Watch a Full Concert from Mike Keneally and Charvel Guitars

Watch a full concert from Mike Keneally's European tour here: don't miss him on tour with Joe Satriani this summer too! Bringing his own band over to Europe for the first time, former Frank Zappa guitarist Mike Keneally has been playing songs of his own before he heads out on tour with Joe Satriani on May 18 in Istanbul, Turkey.

Several songs off Keneally’s setlist came from his acclaimed 2012 album Wing Beat Fantastic: Songs written by Mike Keneally & Andy Partridge, on which he collaborated with XTC’s Partridge.

For those that missed Keneally’s romp through Europe, footage of a complete concert at the The Night and Day Cafe in Manchester on March 22 has emerged.

Check out the show in three parts after the jump and visit his official website for more tour dates

Travis Levrier, Chris Letchford: Scale The Summit - The Migration - album details

Progressive instrumentalists SCALE THE SUMMIT will release their highly anticipated fourth album, "The Migration," on June 11, shortly after the start of their upcoming tour with Intronaut. Recorded earlier this year at Basement Studios in North Carolina with Jamie King (BTBAM, For Today), "The Migration" will contain the following 10 tracks:

1. Odyssey
2. Atlas Novus
3. The Olive Tree
4. Narrow Salient
5. Oracle
6. Evergreen
7. The Dark Horse
8. Willow
9. Sabrosa
10. The Traveler

"The Migration" marks the recording debut of new bassist Mark Michell. A behind-the-scenes look at the tracking of his bass guitar parts for the album, which features snippets of several new tracks, can be seen on Bass Musician Magazine by clicking

Additionally, SCALE THE SUMMIT are currently hosting a raffle sponsored by Jackson Guitars, EMG Pickups and Ernie Ball. You can purchase a $1 ticket directly from to be entered in the drawing for the grand prize of a brand new Jackson SLAT-7 guitar; a first-place prize consisting of a set of EMG pickups; a second-place prize of 12 packs of Ernie Ball strings; and a third-place prize of three SCALE THE SUMMIT t-shirts. A video drawing announcing the winners will be posted on the band’s YouTube channel ( on May 9.

Mike Martin: Stickman live date announced

Hard Rock Cafe - Atlanta, GA

Live April 20th at Hard Rock Café in Atlanta come out and help celebrate with Stickman (10pm) and their friends as they release their debut CD, “Pull”. Pull is a collection of raw modern rock songs with high energy, cool melodies, powerful guitars and hard hitting drums played by heavy hitters located right here in Atlanta, GA. Stickman consists of Mike Froedge (Black Label Society, Double Drive, Speed X & The Dreaded Marco) on drums, Mike Martin (Fozzy, Stuck Mojo) on guitar, Trent Horne (Back N Black) on guitar, Scott Williams (The Dreaded Marco) on bass andJames Terry (Stone Temple Pirates, Reality Check & Running With Desire) on vocals as well as special guest Derek Bently.
Tickets available online:

Mike Martin: Stickman - pull

Full details and review

Theodore Kalantzakos,Bob Katsionis,Theodore Ziras: Pattern Partner full length album available

Theodore Kalantzakos: Patterm Partner

Pattern Partner [LP] Infos

Pattern Partner is the full-length album, following of the homonym EP, from the metal-fusion band TKG.

It sounds like the power of Liquid Tension Experiment, the odd rhythms of Planet X and the harmonies of Allan Holdsworth Band combined together.

TKG are powered by: Schecter guitars, Gabriel drums, Line 6 amplifiers, 39 custom guitars, EMG pickups and T-Rex effect pedals and pedalboards.

All guitars and synth guitars recorded by Theodore Kalantzakos
Drums, Electronic Drums and FX loops by Loukas Kalantzakos
Bass by George Politis
Trumpet by Christodoulos Aspromallis
All keyboards and solo guitar at “Human Parasitology” by Sinnik

-CD also includes-

Guest Solos from
Theodore Ziras
Bob Katsionis (Firewind, Outloud)
Guest Vocals by
Chris Kounelis (Disharmony) at “Sifting Sand(Dead End)”
3 nu-jazz BONUS TRACKS
Separate Pathways, Juggling Act and Memories of a Friendship
All songs composed and arranged by Theodore Kalantzakos except
“Human Parasitology”, “Echoing Chemical Reactions” and “Separate Pathways” that were
composed and arranged by Loukas Kalantzakos and Theodore Kalantzakos.
Mixed, Mastered and Produced by Loukas Kalantzakos and Nick Liberopoulos at Sound Sculptured Studios.

Track Listing and Explanations
1.Microminiaturization (Micro)

Micro is a progressive metal tune in E Phrygian. It is called microminiaturization because the whole composition is based in a very tiny melodic segment. The basic time signature is 7/8 but 4/4, 5/4 and 6/4 are also presented to serve the final purpose.

2.Echoing Chemical Reactions
Echoing is a rock-fusion track, with ethnic and orchestral characteristics. Begins with a large intro with ethnic elements and culminates with an 8 finger-tapping, piano-like melody. There are two improvisations one rock-fusion like and the other rock-metal like in double time, ending with the main melody, supported also by a double time rhythm section.

Echoing Chemical Reactions Video Clip:

3.Sifting Sand (Dead End)
Dead End is the only non instrumental track in this album. The whole composition based on Locrian mode, maybe the "darkest" mode in modal harmony and the time signature alternates between 4/4 to 15/8 and 9/8. Guest vocals recorded by Chris Kounelis (Disharmony).

4.Pattern Partner
Pattern Partner contains the main concept of this album. It deals with the question of how small musical phrases, harmonic segments and rhythm motifs (patterns) can be combined in variations. The way they work together (as partners) to create a bigger composition is also present here.

Stylistically speaking, Pattern Partner is a rock-fusion composition with the main melody given to the trumpet, while guitar and bass support it harmonically. Tuttis, modal transpositions and balance between modalities are some more characteristics.

5. Human Parasitology
Human Parasitology is a metal fusion composition based on long riffs in 11/4 time signature and harmony in clusters. Notes like parasites, create clusters of harmony to support the larger musical linear themes. The large intro and outro strain the atmosphere that comes out from these stretched elements.

Guitar Solos:
Theodore Kalantzakos (1:08 - 1:50)
Sinnik (2:30 - 3:06)

6. Fragments of Time
A modal fusion baland with colourful harmony of slash chords, modulations, time signature alternations and rhythm “kicks”. This tune refers to all the memories, that like fragments of time, come again and again in our mind. Even if the boundaries are blurred, we try το connect them to create a bigger picture of our past.

7.Run with Illness
Run with Illness is the most hard listening track in this album. It based on a tritonic melody and it balances between three modal and harmonic families. Long and complex riffs, progressive fusion improvisation are some characteristic elements. This track is only for the fans of this kind of music!

8. Strength in Unity
This track contains two guest solos from two great virtuosos, Theodore Ziras and Bob Katsionis (Firewind, Outloud). It is a Eb Prhygian composition in 6/4 and 5/4, stating that together is better!

Theodore Kalantzakos (0:38 - 1:15)
Bob Katsionis (1:15 - 1:53)
Theodore Ziras (2:31 - 3:02)
-Bonus Tracks-

9. Separate Pathways consisted from two musical themes. At the beginning each one is presented separately, but after a while, these themes are combined together to create a fuller one giving the message that sometimes separate pathways can be joined and lead to one bigger and maybe better way in our life.

10.Juggling act
This is a nu-jazz composition combining complex melodic elements of triads supported with some “jazz-minor” harmony, in a continuing game of balance and colors.

11.Memories of a Friendship

It is a nu-jazz ballad that combines triple and eight feel rhythm patterns in a bigger composition of arpeggiated melodies and walking bass lines. The track begins with a fade in vinyl effect, creating a past to present transition effect, giving at the same time, elements for the composition process.

TKG "duet" Live at Volos | Greek Guitar Power and TKG Tour 2013

Fretless Guitar Solo by Theodore Kalantzakos | TKG Live at Nauplio | Greek Tour 2013

Thiago Trinsi: amming with

Thiago Trinsi demonstrates chord progression using two hands technique. We're going to create more stuff with Thiago Trinsi and publish it on our website,

Thiago Trinsi jamming with - Part I

Chord progression with Thiago Trinsi

Dimitar Nalbantov: DiMarzio Tone Zone - smoking soloing

Some solo for some feelings...
DiMarzio Tone Zone and Paf Pro
Using Amplitube 3 Carvin Amp
Thanks for watching!
DiMarzio Tone Zone

DiMarzio Tone Zone

Playing a solo with DiMarzio Gravity Storm, on track from a friend, asked for a video and recording it for him :)
Thanks for watching!
Using Overloud TH2 amp simulatior

DiMarzio Gravity Storm - Dimi Nalbantov Solo Sound

Dana deChaby: JS Bach Toccata in D minor BWV 565

A guitarist for over 20 years, Dana deChaby has now completed what was surely his destiny, an all instrumental METAL album that features all of his diverse influences and study of music. From Mastodon to Mahler, it's all there in his debut solo album, DNA. Composed and recorded in his home studio, DNA features blistering seven string riffs and solos, advanced harmonies, crushing drums and acoustic and electronic interludes, while taking the listener on a journey. The destination?

J.S. Bach. Toccata in D minor BWV 565

Clare Free: Geleen Festival headline announced


Clare Free is an artist who is redefining the blues for the modern world. Her roots lie in the blues but her influences go way beyond the genre making her one of the most exciting new artists writing and performing in the blues world today. A passionate, award nominated, songwriter and a fabulous guitar player, she plays today with her band headlining the festival. Clare’s performances are fiery, exciting and heartfelt.
Pic By Rob Stanely

Steve Lukather: The Black Country Rock Show interview

The Black Country Rock Show with Steve Lukather & Michael de Jager - 2013 Guitarist TV producer/founder/guitarist Michael de Jager chats to Toto/Solo artist guitarist/composer/producer Steve Lukather on the Black Country Rock Show.

Thomas Pottage: 32 feet per second per second the new album

Raise funds for

NEW ALBUM! (Charity Download)

Episode 90 of my weekly lesson series. Each week I'll introduce and explain a different lick that you can hopefully incorporate in your playing. Please feel free to message me with any questions or comments!

Quick Licks Weekly - #90 - Combining Arpeggios for Diminished Sounds

Thomas Pottage:  32 feet per second per second

News: YouTube Video Questions Editor Beta

Video Questions Editor Beta


This is an opt-in beta for a simple Video Questions Editor on YouTube. Through this editor you can setup multiple questions to be displayed on top of your video during playback that a viewer can answer.

How can I use this feature?

The editor itself can be found on the video edit page, on the edit bar. After you have added several questions and the users have viewed them, you can see a summary of the interaction your users had with them through the analytics page, within the Annotations section.


The feature represents work in progress, there is no plan for long-term support of the feature and may be removed at any time without prior notification. Your comments will help us improve and perfect the mixtures we're working on. So jump in, play around, and send your feedback directly to the brains behind the scenes.

Terry Syrek,James Hogan,Tobias Hurwitz: Ruby Mountain guitar summit!

What is the Ruby Mountain Guitar Summit?

  • A world-class guitar workshop for a small select group of students set in the mountains of West Virginia. 
  • Location is the best combination of rustic (barn wood dining room table) and luxurious (down comforters) at the same time
  • Students, instructors, classrooms and performance space all under one roof. 
  • Gourmet customized meals - questionnaire prior to RMGS will ask your specific preferences.  
  • Personalized instruction - every student gets 2 private lessons plus the small class size allows for a collaborative learning experience.
  • More face time with instructors than with any other workshop program. 

  • Instructors: Tobias Hurwitz and Jeff McErlain
  • Dates: Tuesday, July 9th until Sunday, July 14th
  • Cost: $1,950 including instruction, accommodations, meals
  • Spots Remaining: 5 of 8 remaining as of 2/24

  • Instructors: James Hogan and Jeff McErlain
  • Dates: Tuesday, July 23rd until Sunday, July 28th
  • Cost: $1,950 including instruction, accommodations, meals
  • Spots Remaining: 5 of 8 remaining as of 2/24
  • Instructors: James Hogan and Terry Syrek
  • Dates: Tuesday, July 30th until Sunday, August 4th
  • Cost: $1,950 including instruction, accommodations, meals
  • Spots Remaining: 6 of 8 remaining as of 2/24

Steve Hunter: The Manhattan Blues Project EPK

Steve talks about his new album 'The Manhattan Blues Project' the kickstarter project

Steve Hunter- The Manhattan Blues Project EPK

Kickstarter update from Steve Hunter

Laurie Monk: Truth In Shredding - another landmark!

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Greg Howe: Maragold, the new album available for order

Greg Howe: Maragold
1. Evergreen is Golder
2. Saturday Sun
3. Lullaby
4. Oracle
5. Cry
6. Paradigm Tsunami
7. Penniless and Sane
8. Story's Ending
9. Magic Pain
10. Boom Boom Tap (Dance On) 

Buy online

Maragold - Evergreen is Golder (Official)

Nick Meares: Ibanez Guitar Competition 2013

Tasty solo work from Nick Meares

Ibanez Guitar Competition 2013 - Nick Meares

Jude Gold: NAMM All Star Guitar Night 2013

Jude Gold performing live on Saturday 1/26/13 at the NAMM All Star Guitar Night in the Marriott Ballroom, Anaheim CA

Jude Gold ~ 1/26/13 NAMM All Star Guitar Night ~ Marriott Ballroom, Anaheim CA

Dallton Santos: No-Metric - Shred Fusion Trio!

Guitar Fusion - Fusion Shred Guitar - Rock Fusion Group No-Metric - Fusion Improvisation - Guitar Techniques Fusion Style.

No-Metric is a Rock Fusion Group from Brazil - Shred Fusion - Guitar Solos - Fusion Guitar Techniques

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Magnus Karlsson: Freefall new CD details announced

Magnus Karlsson's Freefall on Frontiers Records.

Frontiers Records is pleased to announce the release of MAGNUS KARLSSON’S FREE FALL debut album on June 11th in North America and June 14th in Europe.

Release dates: EU: June 11th / NA: June 14th

Magnus Karlsson started his cooperation with Frontiers Records in the year 2000 when his band LAST TRIBE was signed by the Italian label. After two more records with this group, Magnus was asked by Serafino Perugino, Frontiers Records label President, to write and produce some of their artists. This started a successful journey of collaborations with some of the greatest singers and musicians in the Hard Rock/Metal world. The list includes the successful ALLEN/LANDE trilogy, STARBREAKER, BOB CATLEY, KISKE/SOMERVILLE and the list goes on and on. He finally joined the German Heavy Metal icons PRIMAL FEAR in 2008 and with them he toured the world and recorded two successful albums that climbed high on the charts in several countries.

This time Magnus created his own album with his strongest melodic metal and hard rock set of songs ever and invited both old and new friends to sing them! The list includes RUSSELL ALLEN (Symphony X, Adrenaline Mob), RALF SCHEEPERS (Primal Fear, Gamma Ray), TONY HARNELL (TNT, Starbreaker), MARK BOALS (Yngwie Malmsteen, The Codex), RICK ALTZI (Masterplan, At Vance), MIKE ANDERSSON (Star One, Full Force), RICKARD BENGTSSON (Last Tribe), HERMAN SAMING (A.C.T), DAVID READMAN (Pink Cream 69, Vodoo Circle). Rounding up the line-up on the album is Daniel Flores on drums.

Tracklisting: Free Fall (lead vocals: Russell Allen); Higher (lead vocals: Ralf Scheepers); Heading Out (lead vocals: Magnus Karlsson); Stronger (lead vocals: Tony Harnell); Not My Saviour (lead vocals: Rick Altzi); Us Against The World (lead vocals: David Readman); Our Time Has Come (lead vocals: Mark Boals); Ready or Not (lead vocals: Magnus Karlsson); Last Tribe (lead vocals: Rickard Bengtsson); Fighting (lead vocals: Herman Saming); Dreamers & Hunters (lead vocals: Mike Andersson); On Fire (lead vocals: Magnus Karlsson)

For more info: -

Magnus Karlsson's Freefall samples (Official 2013)