Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Jeff Loomis: Enter the Big BOSS Giveaway and win a DS-1 pedal autographed by Jeff Loomis!

Jeff Loomis

Enter the Big BOSS Giveaway and win a DS-1 pedal autographed by Jeff Loomis! The 2-week entry period is Sept. 2-15; see the following link for details: http://bit.ly/18yzTkZ #jeffloomis #bossus #thebigbossgiveaway

Brian May: Thomas Janak, Wildtime Radio Wetnose Awards - saving badgers

Brian May was interviewed by Thomas Janak of Wildtime Radio at the 2011 Wetnose Awards in London - 4 March 2011. Covered views on Government, badgers, fox hunting.

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More from the Wetnose Awards

Brian May interview with Thomas Janak, Wildtime Radio Wetnose Awards 04032011

Warleyson Almeida: Against all Odds for Emily Hastings birthday

Warleyson Almeida playing Phil Collins song - september 03 "Emily Hastings birthday"

September 03 - HAPPY BIRTHDAY EMILY HASTINGS - Against all Odds - Phil Collins

Martin Miller: 'The Other End' album backing tracks are available

Martin Millers 'The Other End' album backings
Get Martin Millers 'The Other End' album backings here:

Since his introduction to the JTC roster in January 2012, Martin Miller has been one of JTC's most regular contributors. With his consistently inspirational solo examples as well as superbly produced and thought through backing tracks, it was without a blink of an eye that we wanted to put his long awaited debut album 'The Other End' through our JTC Records label and platform.

This superb album shows just how versatile a player Martin is as you are captivated through a near on hour long masterclass of musical styles and hi-end production.

Martin says:

"I'm so excited, that after all these years, this album finally sees the light of the day. Looking back, I can't believe how many hours of work and dedication the contributing members and I have put into this product. It's like half my life so far has been captured on a CD. I genuinely hope you guys like the album and you can feel the passion and emotion that went into it."

This package is the deluxe edition that contains the full album and the complete official album backing tracks plus TAB for 5 of the tracks, including Nervous Opus, An End In Itself (Live In The Studio Version), Plush Door, Fresh Ducks and Forever Eternal. Also included is a bonus video performance of An End In Itself, which is the version that we transcribed.

This album stretches the boundaries of what instrumental guitar music is about and there is a whole load of learning to do here. Master the incredible solos and become Martin while you jam over the official album backings.

Dudley Ross: Vigier Surfreter riffing for Sizen

Dudley Ross: the wonderful Vigier Surfreter being played by Dudley Ross in a metal setting

Dudley tracking some fretless for Sizen

Edward Box: announces upcoming release “Motion Control”

Lion Music is pleased to announce preliminary details of the upcoming release “Motion Control” from UK guitarist Edward Box set for release in November 2013.


This exciting 21 track digital only release sees Box’s previous solo albums - 2002’s “Plectrumhead” and 2005’s “Moonfudge” - packaged together and get a 2013 makeover thanks to Edward going back to the masters and making improvements where he felt necessary. These improvements range from better overall sound to new rhythm guitar tracks on a number of songs and even new lead breaks on others.

Renowned as one of the tastiest traditional metal guitarists to have come out of the UK in recent years, and known for his work with traditional metal outfit VENDETTA, Edward Box has honed an exemplary style of play built around the influence of Michael Schenker, George Lynch, Eddie Van Halen, Joe Satriani etc. Whilst many are happy to deliver smoking solos and not much else, Edward has made sure he has a stellar musical backdrop over which he delivers his guitar thrills.

“Motion Control” sees Box delivers a multitude of rock styles, and sees aggressive passages blend with melodic lead breaks all topped off with a very soulful vibrato make him stand out from the pack.

Full details coming soon.

Lars Eric Mattsson: set to release the 23rd album of his career - pre order available

Lars Eric Mattsson
Marking the 23rd album of his career, LARS ERIC MATTSSON returns with 18 new compositions on his most personal album to date entitled ‘EPICENTRE’ and due for release on 20 September 2013 via Lion Music.

MP3 SAMPLER: https://soundcloud.com/lionmusicrecordlabel/lars-eric-mattsson-epicentre

‘Epicentre’ shows where Lars Eric Mattsson is in 2013. With a vast repertoire of music under his belt, whether under his own name, Mattsson, Book Of Reflections, Vision, Condition Red or Astral Groove, this new release sees Lars handle almost every aspect himself with the exception of drums by Christer Jansson.

On the new material Lars comments, "There are 18 tracks on this album, a few more than one might expect but I felt like it could not have been any shorter. Musically the album would not have been complete with fewer tracks as I wanted to paint a full picture of who I am and where I am today. I am also singing myself rather than working with someone else. During the writing process I think I came to find my own voice and felt that it was time for me to develop this to its fullest and here I am, a reborn veteran! It took about a year to finish this album and if this will be my last recording ever I would be happy with that. I have put all of my heart and soul into this album which I believe should be seen as an entity, just choosing one song is not going to be very representative as they are all different, yet all have what I guess is now considered a signature sound".
Contained within are songs that long-term Mattsson fans will be used to such, as the driving intricate time signatures of opener "Wait for the Sunrise" or the instrumental "Freedom Fighters" which Mattsson describes as "Perhaps the most intense track. I really don't expect to ever hear this one performed by a cover band (laughs) A full 7/8 time prog metal attack with some cool bass/guitar tapping interplay", yet new textures are served in the likes of the driven "Cinnamon" which fuses acoustic guitar with electric sitar and "AndalucĂ­a" which mixes acoustic guitar and violin in a jazz fusion setting.

More traditional metal waters are visited (with the expected Mattsson twists) for "A New Devil" and "No More War" whilst "No One Else" harks back to Mattsson 1980’s works (albeit updated with 7 string guitar) and 70’s hard rock is the influence behind "No Way, No Surrender".

Yet perhaps one of the biggest aspects of change between this and preview releases is Mattsson’s decision to take on lead vocal duties as well, "I tried singing on a few rare spots in the past but to be honest I didn’t really find my voice until I was halfway though this album, which made me start all over once I got the hang of things".

Another notable change is more streamlined songs "I decided early on that I should try to make shorter songs and cut out as much as I could and see how that would come across. I think this makes the tracks more direct and perhaps easier to listen to than some of my past ultra-intensive tracks".
Lars Eric Mattsson: Epicentre

01. Wait for the Sunrise
02. A New Devil
03. Cinnamon
04. Land of Dreams
05. Melting Down
06. No One Else
07. South of the Border (Instrumental)
08. No Way, No Surrender
09. Mirror
10. So Far Away
11. Freedom Fighters (Instrumental)
12. Too Late
13. I Don’t Know
14. Cold Inside
15. AndalucĂ­a (Instrumental)
16. No More War
17. Scratch My Back
18. Clouding My Eyes


iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/album/epicentre/id688168772
Amazon (US) - http://www.amazon.com/Epicentre/dp/B00EKN8CAS/ref=sr_shvl_album_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1377215583
Amazon (UK) - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Epicentre/dp/B00EKPPM6S/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1377215540
Amazon (GER) - http://www.amazon.de/Epicentre/dp/B00EKQC9T0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1377215641cccccccc

Jeff Loomis: Jam Track Central set to launch official Plains Of Oblivion backing tracks

This Friday...

Jeff Loomis is one of the big hitters in the world of metal and we are proud to announce that this Friday he comes to JTC with the launch of the official album backings for his huge second solo CD 'Plains Of Oblivion'.
As the mainstay guitarist for Nevermore, Jeff has built up a huge worldwide fan base and his two solo CDs are nothing short of incredible. Taking the classic techniques he learned from legends such as Jason Becker and Yngwie Malmsteen and then polishing them with his own footprint, Jeff Loomis has created his unique own stamp on modern metal.
The album backings are nothing short of remarkable. We have transcribed every track, so you can dissect and learn every single note that Jeff plays. Jeff has also filmed a live version of Sibylline Origin for us too, as a bonus for the package.
Metal fans....this is what JTC album backings are all about!


Joaquin Ardiles,Derya Nagle: The Safety Fire - Mouth Of Swords

Formed in London, The Safety Fire has always pushed the boundaries of technical, progressive metal since their inception. With their expansive atmospheres and soaring melodies, it’s easy to see why vocalist Sean McWeeney, bassist Lori Peri, drummer Calvin Smith, and guitarists Derya Nagle and Joaquin Ardiles are now at the forefront of their ever-growing genre.

The Safety Fire first made a name for themselves in the UK scene with the release of their critically acclaimed EP "Sections" in 2009 and their reputation as a powerfully energetic live band. They have toured extensively across the UK with bands such as Rise To Remain, The Arusha Accord, Bleed From Within, and Xerath, as well as progressive metal titans Periphery and Monuments most recently throughout Europe. The Safety Fire also appeared at the renowned Sonisphere Festival in 2011 alongside Metallica, Slipknot, Mastodon, and The Mars Volta, proving to the metal community that they can hold their own amongst the likes of such music legends.

Their efforts have been recognised not only by their musical peers, but also by members of the press, who have hailed The Safety Fire as a fresh sound in their scene. When searching for a record label, it seemed only natural for these progressive newcomers to find their home with InsideOut Music. With a roster of artists that includes Devin Townsend, James Labrie, and King’s X, The Safety Fire will gain recognition and exposure far beyond the dreams they had as childhood friends.

"We all grew up together and would head over to Calvin's place and jam in his living-room after school, practically learning our instruments along the way. It took a few years and few different bands before The Safety Fire became what it is today. To be able to release our music worldwide with a label like InsideOut Music is a dream come true. We are all massively excited and can't wait to get our music out there across the whole world!"

Mastered by Jens Bogren (well known for his work with such luminaries as Opeth, Katatonia, and Amon Amarth), the album was produced and mixed by guitarist Derya Nagle as part of his “BlackBear Productions” operation, through which he also produced up-and-coming bands such as Rise To Remain (EMI), The HAARP Machine (Sumerian), and Palehorse (Eyesofsound). With the imminent release of their debut single, "Huge Hammers", the band is ready to give the progressive world their first taste of what’s to come from “Grind the Ocean” and The Safety Fire, so stay tuned!

Sean McWeeney - Vocals @seanmcw
Joaquin Ardiles - Guitars @jovendor
Derya Nagle - Guitars @playgle
Lori Peri - Bass @buckalori
Calvin Smith - Drums @calvinTSFDisc 1


Joaquin Ardiles,Derya Nagle: The Safety Fire -  Mouth Of Swords

 Mouth Of Swords (Special Edition)
01. Mouth of Swords (05:12)
02. Glass Crush (05:08)
03. Yellowism (05:23)
04. Beware The Leopard (Jagwar) (04:51)
05. Red Hatchet (05:29)
06. Wise Hands (04:07)
07. The Ghosts That Wait For Spring (05:46)
08. I Am Time, The Destroyer (03:29)
09. Old Souls (07:26)


Thorsten Koehne: Pre-orders for the new Eden's Curse album "Symphony Of Sin"

Dear Loyal Eden's Curse Supporters

Pre-orders on the new Eden's Curse album "Symphony Of Sin" open on September 20th via the Official Eden's Curse Online Store.

However, to reward YOU as a loyal fan of the band we are offering a "first come, first served" opportunity for you to "reserve" your copy of the new CD amongst our limited supply.

Please click on the following link to make your reservation NOW and we will invoice you via Paypal on September 10th, ten whole days before general sale :- sos@edenscurse.com

Click here for "Symphony Of Sin" prices and shipping information :

We will do our best to ensure that all pre-orders are in your hands ON release day - October 4th.

Remember, buying direct from the band allows them to get out on the road, which they aim to do in full support of "Symphony Of Sin" in early 2014.

Thank you once again for your amazing support and we cannot WAIT for your to hear our new album.

As always,
Nikola, Thorsten, Paul, Pete & Steve

Brian Auer: Scales and Arpeggieos connected


Arpeggios connecting them, scale pattern, and classical motif. You will have to excuse the sound quality, I was using my students guitar and equipment. There is some kind of buzz we haven't figured out yet.

Scales and Arpeggieos connected

Russ Parrish: Satchel, Canoga Park's finest, delivers a lesson for Guitar World

This exclusive lesson continues at:http://www.guitarworld.com/man-steel-steel-panthers-satchel-palm-muting-vibrato-and-how-play-gold-digging-whore

The following content is related to the October 2013 issue of Guitar World. For the full range of interviews, features, tabs and more, pick up the new issue on newsstands now, or in our online store:http://store.guitarworld.com/collections/guitar-world/products/guitar-world-october-13-avenged-sevenfold

Hi everyone, and welcome to my new column for Guitar World. Over the next few months, I will be demonstrating many of the totally awesome solos, rhythm parts and techniques I use in creating the incredible music for my band, Steel Panther, surely one of the greatest heavy metal bands to come out of Canoga Park in the last three years.

I'd like to kick things off with a song of mine called "Gold-Digging Whore." This is a topic I think everyone can relate to, even you eight-year olds out there, because there's always some girl that is just talking to you because you have extra lunch money. It never stops. At my age, ladies see me driving by in my '92 Toyota Corolla with 22-inch rims and they know immediately that I have a lot of expendable money.

The solo in "Gold-Digging Whore" is a timeless classic, so let's focus on the rhythm and lead parts for this section of the song in this column. Before we get to the solo, let me tell you that, even though they don't have Grammys for guitar solos, this solo was nominated for a Guammy on the island of Guam, for Best Solo, based on the note choice alone.

Man of Steel w/Steel Panther's Satchel - Oct 13 - "Gold-Digging Whore"

Jacky Vincent: United Stringdom Exploring Ascending and Descending Legato Runs

The following content is related to the October 2013 issue of Guitar World. For the full range of interviews, features, tabs and more, pick up the new issue on newsstands now, or in our online store:http://store.guitarworld.com/collections/guitar-world/products/guitar-world-october-13-avenged-sevenfold

As I've mentioned in previous columns, when I'm soloing I like to combine a variety of flashy techniques—such as sweep picking, fretboard tapping and legato articulations—that allow me to play very fast lines. These techniques can be heard in my solos to the songs "Good Girls, Bad Guys" and "Don't Mess with Ouija Boards" from the Falling in Reverse album The Drug in Me Is You. For this month's lesson, I'd like to go over portions of those solos.

The "Good Girls, Bad Guys" solo is based primarily on a combination of the D Dorian mode (D E F G A B C) and the D blues scale (D F G Af A C), but I also throw in the major seventh, Cs, which I use as a chromatic passing tone between D and C, on the D string's 11 fret. FIGURE 1 illustrates the closing section, which is my favorite part of the solo.

I begin with a quick hammer/pull on the high E string that moves between the 10th, 12th and 13th frets, for which I use my index finger, ring finger and pinkie. As the solo progresses, I stick with these finger/fret assignments across the top three strings. When I get down to the D string on beat three, I move quickly between the ring, middle and index fingers to play the chromatic passages on the D and A strings.