Monday, 5 August 2013

Lyle Watt: Chapman Guitars ML-1 - Far Away

Big thanks to my good friend John McIntosh for recording this video at his studio, and for playing the drums on it as well! Check out his channel -

The original version of this song appeared on my first EP "Homegrown". I was never that happy with it, I've always felt like I rushed the recording and settled for a sub-par track, just so I could get it finished. So, I decided to re-record it. This is a pretty simple arrangement, just guitar, bass and drums, and I'm really happy with how it's come out.

Guitars/Bass - Lyle Watt
Drums - John McIntosh

Chapman Guitars ML-1 (Original model, with Seymour Duncan Screamin' Demon pickup)
IK Multimedia Amplitube 3

Mattias IA Eklundh: Talks Freak Kitchen new album and more in the latest interview

From Musikmesse 2013

MM : We hear that FREAK KITCHEN has started production for a new album. How is that going? Can you give us a little update?

ME : I got the singing still to do but then we are done! It is called Cooking with Pagans and I love it! It’s going to be wild and heavy! First single, Professional Help l, will be released in November, then the entire album will be released very early next year.


MM : What do you have coming up next? Tell us about your upcoming schedule.

ME : Right now I am laying the last work on this year’s camp backing tracks down. Then I am off for a bunch of festivals with Freak Kitchen before heading for a couple of weeks of sailing the Ionian Sea (Greece) with the family. After that I going to Germany to mix a new album with Jonas Hellborg, lovely Indian drummer Ranjit Barot and myself, to be released later this year. Then a couple of clinics before the camp starts and then we will tour to left and right in between completing the new FK album the entire fall.

Full interview

Brian Wampler,Travis Feaster: using Dual Fusion in Blues, Rock and Country settings!

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 Pedals - Tom Quayle signature "Dual Fusion" - Blues and Country demo

Alessandro Bertoni,Brett Garsed,Virgil Donati,Ric Fierabracci: Derek Sherinian produce Keystone release date announced

Alessandro Bertoni solo record " Keystone" out on Sept. 9th 2013
"I'm delighted to announce that my solo record "" Keystone"" will be available from September, 9th,2013.

It will be published and handled worldwide by Generation Prog Records and will be available for purchase via many channels, including directly through the label's own online store as well as wholesale distribution to mail-order stores and re-sellers.

""Keystone"" is a 8 tunes full length album and comprises of the following songs:

1. Megas Alexandros
pt. I - The Great Portrait
pt. II - City of Gordium
pt. III - To the Ends of the Earth
4. Pacifica Rampage
5. Tertium Non Datur
6. Galactic Halo
7. The Keystone Age
8. Magnolia Sunrise

Music by Alessandro Bertoni:

Alessandro Bertoni - keyboards,hammond B3, rhodes, piano.
Virgil Donati - drums
Ric Fierabracci - bass and fretless bass
Brett Garsed - guitars
Produced by D. Sherinian

Some previews of the record will be soon available both on mine and Generation Prog Record pages.
Some clips have already been on line since a little while :
Alessandro Bertoni upcoming album "Keystone" recording studio session

Tommy Bolin: Whirlwind - 8-panel, 2-CD digipak and a 2-LP gatefold vinyl set

Los Angeles, CA – A spectacular collection of rare and unreleased recordings from famed guitarist of Deep Purple, James Gang and the Billy Cobham band, Tommy Bolin will be released on August 13th by Purple Pyramid Records. 'Whirlwind', produced by Greg Hampton and Johnnie Bolin, features rare material from Bolin's jazz-rock band Energy, an epic 26-minute version of “Marching Powder” (here called “Marching Bag”) from his first solo album 'Teaser', as well as songs Tommy was preparing for his third solo album before his untimely death in 1976.

Tommy Bolin 'Whirlwind' will be released in both a beautiful 8-panel, 2-CD digipak and a 2-LP gatefold vinyl set. For the ultimate collector, Purple Pyramid Records will be releasing a special limited (1000 only) deluxe box edition of this exciting collection, which includes the 2-CD digipak plus 4 color postcards, a Tommy Bolin signature guitar pick, collectable patch and pin!

Says producer Greg Hampton, “Tommy's music was way ahead of its time. He's one of the truly greatest guitarists to ever live, and he left an incredible legacy that will continue to influence and inspire musicians forever. The tracks on 'Whirlwind' are remarkable because they give you a glimpse into the amazing diversity Tommy was capable of.”

To purchase Tommy Bolin 'Whirlwind':

Tommy Bolin - Heartlight (From The Whirlwind Collection)

Chris Picha: New Single featuring Derek Sherinian and Brian Tichy

Chris Picha is a guitarist from Southern California that just finished a recording his 4-song EP that was produced by Derek Sherinian. Derek also plays keys on every track and Brian Tichy is the drummer on every track. The music is Instrumental Guitar Rock/Metal/Progressive.

Chris Picha - Tree of Tricks (featuring Derek Sherinian and Brian Tichy)

Steve Hillage: premieres Mood Magic's video for "Hinotori" single

Steve Hillage, one of the original members of the British prog rock band GONG, is pleased to announce the world premiere of a cutting edge live performance and animation promo video for“Hinotori” – the first single taken from ROVO and System 7’s forthcoming collaborative studio album PHOENIX RISING (released in the UK on 23 September).

The album, produced by Steve Hillage and ROVO, will be followed by concerts at Manchester Ritz (Friday 7 March) and London o2 Shepherd's Bush Empire (Saturday 8 March). Tickets are available from Music Glue. Fans will receive a free download of the 5-track Hinotori EP when they order tickets.

ROVO are a progressive Japanese band featuring two drummers, bass and keyboards, led by guitarist Seichi Yamamoto and electric violinist Yuji Katsui. SYSTEM 7 is comprised of Steve Hillage and Miquette Giraudy, who present a unique combination of tech-house beats and live playing – a major influence on the development of psychedelic ambient and electronica.

The concerts will highlight a blend of electronic beats and live instrumentation, made possible by the skilled musicianship of eight players, including two live drummers. Hillage’s unique electric guitar style will be fully showcased, with extensive soloing and duets with the electric violin of Rovo's Yuji Katsui.

Steven Wilson: remixes Close To The Edge

Close to the Edge is the first in a series of remixed and expanded Yes albums.

Presented in a mini vinyl replica gatefold card sleeve with booklet featuring new sleeve notes by Sid Smith, along with rare photos and archive material, the album has been mixed for 5.1 Surround Sound from the original studio masters by Steven Wilson and is fully approved by Yes.

The CD features a new stereo album mix by Steven Wilson, a new mix of America and an early mix of Close to the Edge.

Contains original artwork by Roger Dean who has overseen the artwork for this new edition.

Pre-order for 21st October release.

ontains original artwork by Roger Dean who has overseen the artwork for this new edition.

The blu-ray features:

- 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio Surround (24bit/96khz) mixed from the original multi-channel recordings.
- the new stereo album mix in DTS-HD Master Audio (24bit/96khz).
- the original album mix and America in a DTS-HD Master Audio flat transfers from the original master tape source. (24bit/192khz)
- exclusive instrumental versions of all new mixes in DTS-HD Master Audio stereo (24bit/96khz).
- exclusive needle-drop of an original UK vinyl A1/B1 pressing transferred in 24bit/96khz audio.
- numerous audio extras appear in high-resolution stereo including single edits & studio run throughs of album tracks

The ultimate way to enjoy one of the greatest Progressive Rock albums ever made.

Stel Andre: Emotional melodic guitar solo

Hey boyz & girlz.. Well I was in a very melodic mood lately so this is what happens after I grab my guitar! :) I hope you guys enjoy it as I did! Don't forget to Subscribe to my Youtube Channel to support me. Also Like, Share, Comment my videos. Thanks once more.. cu soon on my next video!

Gear used: Music Man JP6, Guitar Rig 5, Dunlop Jazz 3

Victor Solis: GJAM

Thank you for viewing this video, this composition originally thought not up here on my channel but I really liked how it turned around, so here you have it, I liked a lot the melody and everything in general is somehow something special for me and I did it on my birthday and thank God I am dedicating to music, and started playing by God but that's another story. Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. James 1:17 the backing track provided me a facebook group. Thanks for watching the video :) IMPORTANT NOTE: BACKING TRACK or NO backing track I composed myself, as I said above I provided of a Facebook group, IF everything else is mine.

Victor Solis - GJAM

Mike Portnoy,Neal Morse,Steve Morse: Flying Colors - Live In Europe coming in Blu-ray, DVD, 2CD, Limited Edition 3LP Vinyl formats

Mascot Label Group has revealed the cover artwork and the Monday 14th Octoberrelease date of Flying Colors: "Live In Europe" on the Music Theories Recordings Label on Blu-ray, DVD, 2CD, Limited Edition 3LP Vinyl and Digital download (iTunes, Mastered for iTunes, Amazon MP3).
Flying Colors features Mike Portnoy (drums, vocals), Dave LaRue (bass), Neal Morse(keyboards, vocals), Casey McPherson (vocals, guitars) and Steve Morse (guitars).

The concert release captures the band live in Tilburg, Netherlands at 013 on September 20, 2012. Directed and edited by Bernhard Baran (Guns 'n' Roses, The Cure, Porcupine Tree) with Bill Evans as executive producer, the concert presents the entire studio album, alongside popular favorites performed by the individual members of the band.

Tomáš Raclavský: Born of Osiris - M∆CHINE - remix

Born of Osiris - M∆CHINE - (complete mix test cover)

Hanako Fujiwara: Japanese all girl band Albion announce 1st.single - Rondo of fantasy of Deep Forest

Released June 12, 2013
Trailer "Rondo of fantasy of Deep Forest" Albion 1st.single to sound and produced hibiki (LIGHT BRINGER) mixing, mastering the Pinetree (UNDEAD CORPORATION) to welcome the long-awaited Albion 1st.single of the Deep " Rondo "fantasy of the forest will be released! I mean "white" in Albion · · · Latin. HR / HM band by women members "Albion" story based on the concept, songs and dramatic the "garden of illusion" that spread in the middle of forest and will deliver the performance and visual that represents the concept and lyrics of sex . The people you have never heard the HR / HM not only HR / HM fan of conventional I was listening means well. "Welcome to the Garden of fantasy ..." [band profile] Gt. Hanako and Vo. lily co-star in the June 2012 session. we decide where they hit it off, to launch a new girl band. . RINO Dr, Ba after four people line up to call out to. Xiang. Key. Saki March 2013 joined as

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Gt Hanako. 
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Albion Official HP:
Rondo of fantasy of Deep Forest" Albion 1st.single