Monday, 28 October 2013

Bruce Bouillet: working with Mascot Records and ready for Skype lessons - if the lorries don't run him over first!

Bruce Bouillet
New photo shoot for Mascot Records UK.
Accepting new guitar students world wide for lessons $40 an hour via Skype and PayPal hit me up here or at

Roberto Restuccia: I'm Finally Over You

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" I'm Finally Over You " copyright Roberto Restuccia

Glenn Proudfoot: Monster Licks No: 12

Monster Licks No: 12, E Pentatonic Blues Scale. Please visit for your transcription. Thanks and I hope you enjoy, GP :)

Glenn Proudfoot - Monster Licks No: 12

Giorgio Rovati: two handed tapping lessons with tab

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Tapping Pattern on A minor Scale

Tapping in String Skipping on 7 String

Tapping Arpeggio 7 Finger - Fmaj - Giorgio Rovati-Lick by Giacomo Castellano

Istvan Alapi: Funk fusion improvisation

Budapest, Hungary 10.27.2013.

István Alapi - Funk fusion improvisation

István Alapi's New Fusion Album " Inner Vortex" is Coming Soon !

István Alapi plays his hit song from '90s

István Alapi Band - Rehearsal, 10.21.2013.

István Alapi:Inner Vortex

Michael Angelo Batio, Dave Reffett: NAMM metal jam 14 announced

NAMM season opens with the first of the many shows being announced. This featuring Michael Angelo Batio and Dave Reffett

Francesco Artusato: Devil You Know - sign with Nuclear Blast Entertainment

DEVIL YOU KNOW signs to Nuclear Blast Entertainment!

Already known for working with some of heavy music’s most vetted talents, Nuclear Blast Entertainment is proud to announce the signing of DEVIL YOU KNOW.

DEVIL YOU KNOW is the intersection of three undeniable talents from the world of heavy music. Howard Jones: the former KILLSWITCH ENGAGE and BLOOD HAS BEEN SHED frontman, who garnered two gold records and a Grammy nomination during his decade-long tenure with the Massachusetts band. Francesco Artusato: celebrated solo artist and guitarist with THE FRANCESCO ARTUSATO PROJECT and ALL SHALL PERISH. And John Sankey: drummer for the Australian band DEVOLVED, who has also worked with FEAR FACTORY and DIVINE HERESY. The sum total of the three has come together as DEVIL YOU KNOW, yielding a sound as singular as it is unforgettable.

DEVIL YOU KNOW was born out of Artusato and Sankey’s creative quest to stretch beyond their extreme metal backgrounds. The two had written over a dozen songs before even attempting to lock down a singer. “We were unsure if Howard would be interested,” says Sankey. Yet, when KILLSWITCH ENGAGE’s former frontman received the material, a creative ideal began to solidify.

Finally connecting in Los Angeles during the last months of 2012, a highly distinctive sound began to become apparent. “It turned from bare-bones musical ideas into something that surpassed any of our expectations” says Jones. “It went from something we thought was going to be a fun, heavy project into something very real.” It was during a recording session at the start of 2013 with producer and former MACHINE HEAD guitarist Logan Mader (GOJIRA, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH) that DEVIL YOU KNOW’s ideas began to alchemize into something none of the bands members would ever expect. “It became a departure from what I’m known for,” says Artusato. “I wasn’t focusing on technical guitar parts (even though I still love that aspect of writing) but simply on writing what felt best for each individual song.”

“World-class vocalists like Howard Jones are the rarest commodity in metal music these days,” says Nuclear Blast Entertainment’s Monte Conner, whose recent NBE signings include San Francisco Bay Area metal legends MACHINE HEAD and European superstars WITHIN TEMPTATION. “Howard has a tonality and richness to his voice that very few singers have. The band’s initial demos got me very excited but sometimes you strike gold. DEVIL YOU KNOW just made an incredible record that has surpassed all expectations. The vocals are everything fans have come to expect from Howard but at the same time there is a depth, dimension and variety to his singing that shows incredible growth and elevates him in every way. Add to that world-class musical talents like Francesco Artusato and John Sankey both as players and songwriters. This is ground zero of something really exciting!”

“I had worked with Monte before I left KILLSWITCH and have long known and respected him,” says Jones of the former Roadrunner Records A&R chief. “He has a vision for both music and business that is second to none and made it an easy choice when it came to signing to the label. Monte and the Nuclear Blast staff understand who we are, what we have individually accomplished and where we are going as a band.”

While the finishing touches are being put on DEVIL YOU KNOW’s debut album, the writing and recording process “was surprisingly easy,” states Artusato. “When we get together it just works.” The band is also quick to sum up the studio vibe with producer Mader as “intensely creative,” says Sankey. “Logan definitely helped us realize and define the DEVIL YOU KNOW sound.” Jones agrees: “He went from producer, to unsung member, to friend.”

“It’s a different style of music for me,” says Jones of DEVIL YOU KNOW’s unique sound. “It’s heavy as anything any of us are known for but I get to do some different things people won’t expect. I’ve been singing almost all my life. Being around good songwriters and musicians in my former bands really helped mold me into who I am now.”

DEVIL YOU KNOW’s Nuclear Blast Entertainment debut is currently slated for an early 2014 release, with international touring plans and a full touring lineup to be announced shortly.

Alex Hutchings: Roland announces clinic dates in Spain

The team of Roland Iberia demonstrators formed by Marcos Martinez "Grison Beatbox" Alex Hutchings (guitar products) and Xavi Ortiz (recording studio) will tour the last week of October in the following FNAC.

Monday October 28th - FNAC Alicante
Tuesday October 29th - FNAC Valencia
Wednesday 30 October - FNAC Plaza Imperial (Zaragoza)
Thursday October 31 - FNAC L'Illa (Barcelona)
In each city, sortaremos a pedal BOSS DN-2 among attendees. A k waiting for sign up?

Tymon Kruidenier,Michel Nienhuis: Exivious - Deeply Woven great song premiere chock full of hot metal fusion guitar

Upcoming release: "Liminal"

Exivious - Tymon playing Entrust

Release date: Fri, Nov 08 2013, US Tue, Nov 12 2013

Progressive, prog/fusion ensemble EXIVIOUS are streaming the second song from their forthcoming record, ‘Liminal’. The track, titled "Alphaform", is streaming now at the sites of media partners listed below. The forward-thinking Dutch quartet will release their Season of Mist debut, ‘Liminal’ on November 8th (November 11th in North America).

Metal Hammer (BG) (DE)
VS-Webzine (FR) (GR)
Rock Hard (IT)
Loud (PT)
Terrorizer (UK) (US)

EXIVIOUS were founded by guitarist Tymon Kruidenier (ex-CYNIC), who was joined by Robin Zielhorst (ex-CYNIC) on bass, guitarist Michel Nienhuis (DODECAHEDRON) and former PESTILENCE percussionist Yuma van Eekelen. The Dutch quartet operates in a space where metal meets jazz-fusion and post-rock, blending a wide variety of musical genres into a coherent, unified sound that’s driven by a penchant for lush soundscapes, technical precision, and sporadic time signatures. EXIVIOUS have already toured Europe, playing shows alongside bands such as OBSCURA, SPAWN OF POSSESSION and GOROD.

EXIVIOUS previously streamed the lead-off track from ‘Liminal’, "Entrust", on YouTube.

Tymon Kruidenier,Michel Nienhuis: Exivious - Liminal

  1. Entrust
  2. One's Glow
  3. Alphaform
  4. Deeply Woven
  5. Triguna
  6. Movement
  7. Open
  8. Immanent
‘Liminal’ will be available as a CD Digipak, and can now be for pre-ordered at the Season of Mist e-shop.

Exivious - Deeply Woven [SONG PREMIERE]

Seth Rosenbloom,Sean Ashe: Axe FX II Blues Rock Jam

Axe FX II Blues Rock Jam - Seth Rosenbloom & Sean Ashe
Axe FX II Blues Rock Jam - Seth Rosenbloom & Sean Ashe Hey everyone! Sorry this video got deleted, but here it is - reuploaded! The track is a blues jam track Very happy to be playing alongside my good friend, Sean Ashe, in this video. Be sure to subscribe for more videos! Seth Sean Ashe: