Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Per Nilsson: Ibanez music master performs at the Randall booth Musikmesse 2013

SCAR SYMMETRY's PER NILSSON performs at the Randall / Sound Service booth at Musikmesse 2013
I performed as a Randall artist at this year's Musikmesse in Frankfurt. For this performance, I used Randall's RD45 head. I started out by doing some dorian improvisation, after which I play the 'Training Montage' theme from the soundtrack of 'Rocky IV'.

Allen Hinds: interview with JB for Poolguitarblog

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Interview with the amazing Allen Hinds for my Poolguitarblog. We mainly talked about Allen's recordings and the way he layers his guitar sounds. Interesting stuff!

Peter Hodgson,Joe Satriani: When I Heart Guitar met I am Guitar

Peter Hodgson: Mr I Heart Guitar
I look back to just a few months ago... I run headlong into  Mr I Heart Guitar... we have to meet half the way around from each other... in Los Angeles at NAMM.. Peter is more lucky than me though... Joe Satriani flies out to Melbourne to get a once in a lifetime jam with fellow guitar blogger and uber digger Peter Hodgson!

Peter Hodgson: This is me (Peter Hodgson - hi) jamming with Joe Satriani at his masterclass in Melbourne, Australia presented by Thump Music on April 13, 2013. You may have to squint your ears a bit to hear me but hey, I'm stoked that there's even a video of this. I'm playing the provided jam rig - an Ibanez JS2400 through a Hughes & Kettner TriAmp - while Joe rocks his Ibanez JS2410 through his signature Marshall JVM410JS head. Thanks to Julien for the video!

Peter Hodgson Jams With Joe Satriani - Melbourne, Australia, 2013

Jimi Sobara: Come - promotion video

(Music video) Rock guitar music performance. Song from Album
Fight Of The Beauty (c) 2013
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Jimi Sobara - Come (Music video)

Fred Brum: Transcendence - Oakland Axe Factory 8 - GAS personified

Fred Brum - Transcendence - Oakland Axe Factory 8
My album Atonement is available (along with a free downloadable track at http://fredbrum.com/atonement/ - please give it a listen. :)

Official Website - http://www.fredbrum.com
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/FredTheShredBrum

This is a long overdue demo of my Oakland Axe Factory custom 8-string, AKA the Trvecaster as it features vintage appointments from both the good old T and my favourite Competition Mustang look and modern features. Specs are as follows:
- semi hollow swamp ash offset single cut body
- bolt on bubinga neck with flamed hard maple fretboard (birdseye figure)
- 27-25 multiscale with a perpendicular 10th fret
- 5+3 headstock, Hipshot tuners
- vol/tone/3 way switch - coil taps on both pots
- competition blue with pearl white racing stripe
- pearloid pickguard
- Aluma X neck / Death Bar bridge pickups

Paul Gilbert, Emi Gilbert: Gilbert V Gilbert - does anyone come out alive?!?!

Mr and Mrs Paul Gilbert dueling! @ Sticky Fingers, Gothenburg

Mateus Starling: circle of 4ths- hot improvisation chops

Mateus Starling rock-fusion improvisation - Ciclo de quartas (cicle of 4ths)

Mateus Starling rock-fusion improvisation - Ciclo de quartas (cicle of 4ths)

Robert Klawonn: Guitar Messenger Solo Contest (S

Robert Klawonn: Entry for video contest: Guitar Messenger Solo Competition

Guitar Messenger Solo Contest (Scar Symmetry Backing Track)

Guitar Messenger: Solo Competition Closes
May 07, 2013 @ 12:00 am (EDT)

Paco Hernandez: Guitar Messenger Solo Contest

Paco Hernandez: Hello people!

You know I usually don´t enter contests, but given that Scar Symmetry is one of my favourite bands (the backing track is from their song "Domination Agenda") and some of my favourite metal guitarists are in the panel of judges, I simply couldn't resist!

Thanks to Per Nilsson and Guitar Messenger for organizing this! Best of luck to everyone participating! :-D

Guitar Messenger Solo Contest - Paco Hernández Entry

Guitar Messenger: Solo Competition Closes
May 07, 2013 @ 12:00 am (EDT)

Samuli Federley: Guitar Messenger contest 2013

Here's my entry, I hope you enjoy it. Please check out also www.samulifederley.com

Guitar Messenger contest 2013 - Samuli Federley

Samuli Federley: Quest For Remedy

Łukasz Kulczak: Guitar Messenger Solo Competition 2013 - add to list of solos that give me chills

Guitar Messenger Solo Competition 2013 - Łukasz LuKi Kulczak


Guitar Messenger Solo Competition 2013 - Łukasz Kulczak

Guitar Messenger: Solo Competition Closes
May 07, 2013 @ 12:00 am (EDT)

Jesiel Candeia: Waves Of Shred Competition

Jesiel Candeia: Hello everybody, my name is Jesiel Candeia and this is my entry to Waves Of Shred, hope you enjoy!!!

Waves Of Shred Entry - Jesiel Candeia

Check out more of Jesiel Candeia's work https://www.youtube.com/user/CodaEstudio

Coda Estúdio e Instituto de Música
Música - Jesiel Candeia
Direção - Artside Studios

Jesiel Candeia - Psychoholic

Tom Quayle,Yiannis Papadopoulos: Waves Of Shred Competition closes 1st June 2013

Ivan Mahya Deva: Waves Of Shred competition

Greeting from Indonesia. This is my participation for this cool contest. Please rate if you like what you hear. and leave comment down bellow. thanks and good luck to all contestants. Cheers..!!

Waves Of Shred #Entry :: Ivan Mahya Deva

Tom Quayle,Yiannis Papadopoulos: Waves Of Shred Competition closes 1st June 2013

Riccardo Gioggi: Riccardo Gioggi Competition

Riccardo Gioggi: This is my video for the 'Waves Of Shred' contest, enjoy!!

Waves Of Shred Entry - Riccardo Gioggi

Tom Quayle,Yiannis Papadopoulos: Waves Of Shred Competition closes 1st June 2013

Carmelo Serrano: Waves of Shred Competition

Carmelo Serrano add his version of the Waves of Shred Competition

Waves of Shred Guitar Competition - Carmelo Serrano

Tom Quayle,Yiannis Papadopoulos: Waves Of Shred Competition closes 1st June 2013

Peter Frampton: announces London Roundhouse concert

Following his critically acclaimed new album Thank You Mr Churchill, and his successful 35th Anniversary Tour of his multi-platinum selling live album Frampton Comes Alive!, Grammy®-winning guitarist and songwriter Peter Frampton will play a rare UK concert at the London Camden Roundhouse on Tuesday 5th November.  

Planet Rock will run an exclusive 48-hour ticket presale from 9am on Wednesday 24th April via www.planetrock.com.  Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday 26th April from www.kililive.com or by calling 0844 871 8803 and 0844 482 8008.

This special one-off UK concert will see Frampton performing songs from his extensive catalogue.  FCA! 35: An Evening with Peter Frampton, a live 2DVD, Blu-ray and 3CD set of the 35th Anniversary of Frampton Comes Alive! was released last November by Eagle Rock Entertainment. On the DVD, Peter performed the best selling live album in its entirety along with a second set including songs from his Grammy®-winning career.

Mike Portnoy,Billy Sheehan,Richie Kotzen: Elevate - The Winery Dogs

Mike Portnoy,Billy Sheehan,Richie Kotzen: Elevate - The Winery Dogs
Official Music Video for "Elevate"

The Winery Dogs are:
Mike Portnoy (drums)
Billy Sheehan (bass)
Richie Kotzen (guitar/vocals)


The Winery Dogs - Elevate Music Video (Official)

Joe McGurk: Opposing Motion - Laws Of Motion - album sampler

Opposing Motion - Laws Of Motion

Lion Music are proud to introduce progressive metal outfit OPPOSING MOTION with their debut album "Laws Of Motion" set for digital release on 11th May 2013.

With the release of a independent debut EP entitled "The Illustration" in 2010 the band have become known on a national and international level as one of the hot underground progressive metal acts. Composed of four experienced musicians all active on the UK and France session scene (Ludovic Desa - Vocals; Joe McGurk - Guitars; David Deplanche - Bass; Kevin Deplanche – drums), Opposing Motion weave highly melodic and orchestral tapestries mixing technical pieces, intricate musicianship and offering a fresh outlook on the prog-genre bringing together flamenco, classic rock, NWOBHM and progressive rock influences for a spectacular end product.

With several top tier high street magazine features and numerous excellent reviews on the international metal scene, "The Illustration" EP (2010) has set the foundations for an eagerly awaited full-length debut album. 2011 also saw the band feature on cover mount CD's worldwide, including the prestigious Terrorizer magazine 'Fear Candy-Fresh Flesh' CD, which show cases the best unsigned metal talent in the UK and abroad.

In 2012 the band recorded their first debut album entitled "Laws of Motion", working with Brazilian artist Caio Caldas (Paul Di’ANNO, DORO) to commission full professional artwork and has now teamed up with prog metal specialist label LION MUSIC to bring their music to a wider audience.

The musical aspects of "Laws of Motion" stem from varied influences from the heavy/prog metal genres but always focus first and foremost on melodies, then layering more creative, technical breaks and sections to take the listener through an exciting and intriguing journey.

The sound achieved on "Laws of Motion" is bigger and heavier than anything the band has done before but the overall vision is to mirror classic heavy metal albums production-wise; powerful yet keeping strong dynamics throughout. Musically, this album is a step up from the original EP and is a lot more ambitious, with a lot of care taken to put forward strong riffs, catchy vocal melodies and epic themes, as demonstrated by the 64 tracks, 10 minute epic final track Fallen Opera which sums up the direction of the band. Lyrical themes edge towards time lost, regrets and being unable to alter paths taken through life seen through multiple scenes and characters.

"Laws of Motion" is the product of 3 years of passion and hard work, growing together as a band and developing their writing skills accordingly. On the subject of their debut album drummer Kevin Deplanche comments, "Our goal and ambition was to create an album that we would be truly proud of, giving us a platform to continue to grow through future releases. We also believe we can bring a fresh outlook on the prog-metal genre, bringing more orchestral elements together with heavier riffs and technical themes. This recipe, first tried on the EP "The Illustration" was extremely well received by fans and press alike and we would hope that "Laws of Motion", a significant step-up, will receive the same treatment".

Ludovic Desa - lead vocals
Joe McGurk - lead, rhythm, classical guitars
David Deplanche - bass guitars
Kevin Deplanche - Drums


Chris Feener, Tom Quayle, Steve Hubbard, Rick Graham, Sean Conklin: and more at infiniteguitar.com

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David Wallimann,Chris Brooks,Pete Thorn,GearMannDude: fighting to tell you all about the Wampler Dual Fusion Overdrive!!!

Find out more about Wampler's Tom Quayle signature Dual Fusion at http://www.wamplerpedals.com/signatur...

The Dual Fusion pedal from Wampler Pedals is, we think, the first overdrive pedal specifically voiced to the new breed of fusion guitarists.

Fusion in its current form is a fairly new concept, with roots not only in theoretical jazz but rock; not classic blues based rock, but the more technically advanced "shredders" that first became popular in the mid to late 80's.

The new fusion players have spent years honing their craft. With the advent of internet guitar lessons, people all over the world are looking towards fusion as the new style of musical expression, the modern era of soloists that are taking the instrument another stage further.

One of the forerunners of this genre is Tom Quayle. Tom is the UK's finest and most in demand exponent of modern fusion. With a rich theoretical knowledge, a student base that contains not only "regular" players but also some absolute stellar names in the industry, and a pair of ears that are completely unforgiving he has never been able to locate a pedal he can use that allows him to be the guitarist he truly is.

When we first met Tom in early 2012, he was already using our Euphoria and Paisley Drive stacked together to give him the tones he required. But something wasn't quite right; those pedals are voiced for other genres of music altogether so we set about honing the tones to match his style of playing. He needed more transparency, a tighter and controlled response on the bass end and when stacked up they needed to sound and feel like an amp running at high levels and give each string complete clarity and response.

Over a year later, we have the Dual Fusion. With two independent circuits that are based, but are completely modified, on the Euphoria and Paisley Drive, Tom finally has a tone that can be used when he is in full flow as a musician.

The Wampler Pedals Dual Fusion, the first pedal to be specifically voiced for the fastest growing breed of musicians around. With the most versatile stacking/signal path options available on an analog pedal, it is the foundation of modern Fusion... Add into the the versatility you expect from Wampler Pedals, the Dual Fusion will appeal to guitarists from all genre's at all levels.

Wampler Tom Quayle Dual Fusion Review

Wampler Dual Fusion pedal performance demo by Chris Brooks

Wampler DUAL FUSION Tom Quayle Signature dual Overdrive demo live from Wampler HQ

Wampler Dual Fusion Overdrive, demo by Pete Thorn

Now win one!!!

Tom Quayle,Yiannis Papadopoulos: Waves Of Shred Competition closes 1st June 2013

Allan Holdsworth: FLATTire Music From A Non-Existent Movie is reissued!

Allan Holdsworth

CD re-issue release: ALLAN HOLDSWORTH - "FLATTire - Music From A Non-Existent Movie" is available now on MoonJune Records, shipping today: http://moonjune.com/mjr_web_2013/catalog_mjr/053_ALLAN-HOLDSWORTH_FLATTire_MJR053

Daniele Gottardo: campaign has one goal; to help release his second album!

Daniele Gottardo - awesome new project
Daniele Gottardo's second CD recording project … a journey into the world of fairy tales!

Find out more http://igg.me/at/DanieleGottardo

The Second CD

For my second album I've taken my musical inspiration from the fantastic world of Fairy Tales, a world where fiction is stranger than truth, where even the strangest thoughts can come true. As we get older we lose the magic, we are unable to suspend our disbelief and the magical invention that lies within. I want to rebuild those bridges and take you on a fantastical journey.

A Musical Journey

With these compositions I will rekindle that child like magic for you, bringing alive that world that we can recall from our distant past. Each song is a musical vignette, bewitching themes, musical twists and turns, cascades of notes that carve out the musical picture in your minds eye. The compositions are alive, they take you on my musical journey as I explore the characters in each musical dream, setting them before you to marvel and enjoy, just as I had imagined them to be. Each track enchanting, captivating and beguiling whether the romanticism of love or the dark, brooding, tensions of a hidden world, I am conjuring a vision, stimulating your senses and emotions in the same way I experienced them while composing these songs.

This album conception process is long and complex, music is crafted and measured, each note is examined and delivered with the same attention to detail as the skilled artisan. Nearly every day for four years, I have scored, crafted and honed each special composition. All the musical parts and arrangements were created, planned and transcribed by me, every single note on the music sheet for each instrument in the ensemble. Over one hundred thousand hand crafted notes in all!

To write the music you need silence and solitude and so I wrote each piece mainly after the midnight hour, adding to the dream like quality, giving a sense of time never passing. I find that nighttime inspires and motivates me. The process is not one of trial and error, rather the scoring of the musical notes comes out smoothly for me and I capture them at first by hand on a piece of paper and then transferring to the computer. You allow some time to pass before listening to them again, to check, listen again and again, changing once, twice ... or sometimes a hundred times or more!

To watch the video and find out the packages of goodies available: http://igg.me/at/DanieleGottardo