Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Paul Wardingham, Lee Luland: Paul talks about guest solo on 'Hunting Poseidon' with Lee Luland

Paul WardinghamThanks for the CD Prospekt I had a lot of fun laying down the guest solo on 'Hunting Poseidon', especially as it was something a bit different to what I normally play over.

These guys are definitely a progressive band to watch out for! Lee Luland is also a killer guitar player, so check out their new album 'The Colourless Sunrise'.
Lee Luland: Prospekt - The Colourless Sunrise

Mattias IA Eklundh: Freak Kitchen - powered by Headway shoe



Freak Kitchen’s new album tour ‘Cooking With Pagans’, and a taste of Schizoid Lloyd’s new shazam!


This tip top trio from Sweden returns shortly after their appearance at Headway Festival for a gig presenting their new release ‘Cooking With Pagans’. Combine Steve Vai’s shredding techniques with Frank Zappa’s sense of humor, blend in Beatles’ quality songwriting – that includes some of the Indian influences Harrisson picked up in his holidays – and add a pinch of John Petrucci´s intelligent riffing… Eh, never mind this silly recipe. The proof of FREAK KITCHEN’s shred-oriented prog-pudding, or shrog as we like to call it, is in the eating.

Freak Kitchen - Murder Groupie

Frank Gambale: Merchandise - Great Holiday Gifts!

Frank Gambale Merchandise - Great Holiday Gifts!
MERCH Frank Gambale Merchandise Now Available. Order items for yourself or someone you love for the Holidays. There's no better gift for the serious FG fan.

Billy Sheehan: DiMarzio Will Power Pickups

DiMarzio Will Power Pickups for Billy Sheehan
Brilliant bassist Billy Sheehan of The Winery Dogs plays and talks about his Will Power™ pickups, the new record, and The Winery Dogs' tour.

Dean Murphy: Writing a song

Dean Murphy - Writing a song
first video in a series of a few ill be doing about me actually writing a song hope you guys enjoy

Jack Gardiner: Wonderful Slippery Thing Cover

Wonderful Slippery Thing Cover - Jack Gardiner (Rockbox Boiling Point Test)
Hi guys, I wanted to test my Rockbox Boiling Point (OD) going straight into the Audio Interface/Guitar Rig and thought this would be a good song to trial it. I'm still taking on Skype lessons, so if you're interested please message me on here, Facebook or for details! Hope you guys enjoy! Please watch in HD! Cheers, Jack

Stuart Bull,Tom Quayle,Michael Casswell: It's Christmas - no it really is Christmas - raise money for Juvenille Diabetes Research

It's Christmas (Instrumental) By Stuart Bull Featuring Michael Casswell & Tom Quayle Stuart Bulls' 'It's Christmas' Instrumental featuring guitar solos by Michael Casswell and Tom Quayle. Order your copy of this guitar version here: With all each download a portion of proceeds will go to the Juvenille Diabetes Research Foundation Find out more about this Charity; All enquiries to Roadrock Records +44 (0) 1708757337

Stuart Bull,Tom Quayle,Michael Casswell: It's Christmas

Feodor Dosumov: Siberian Train - jam in the hotel

Feodor Dosumov with a very cool jam in his hotel room - Siberian Train. I guess it would be cool to shit and watch a player of this quality anywhere!

Tom Quayle: Reelin' In The Years with Lick Library Jam With Steely Dan guitar lessons taught by Tom Quayle. Tom Quayle teaches you how to play 7 great Steely Dan songs. Learn how to play Reelin' In The Years Josie Kid Charlemagne Black Friday My Old School Peg Do It Again Tom Quayle is a well respected guitarist and teacher whose influences include Greg Howe, Wayne Krantz, Tim Miller and Brett Garsed. He is a regular contributor to iGuitar digital magazine, view issues at His blistering technique has been applauded by guitar legends such as Brett Garsed, and John Petrucci.

George Marios: Zivory Guitar Demo-George Marios-RIP Rita Ora

Zivory Guitar Demo-George Marios-RIP Rita Ora
Hi guys, I just received the excellent guitar from Zivory Custom Guitars and wanted to give it a spin. It was recorded at Box Studios over Rita Ora's 'RIP'. Enjoy, George Marios

Chris Gordon: To Shred Is Divine - 7 string noodling

To Shred Is Divine
A quick video blowing off some steam on the old 7 string electric twanger!

The 7th Conciousness

Alex Lifeson, Geddy Lee, Neil Peart: Rush DVD & Blu-ray available for pre-order NOW!

DVD & Blu-ray available for pre-order NOW!
Legendary rock trio Rush will release their first new recording since being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame earlier this year.
RUSH: CLOCKWORK ANGELS TOUR will be released on November 18th.

Includes epic versions of songs rarely performed and never-before captured alongside newly reworked arrangements specifically for the legendary trio's celebrated Clockwork Angels Tour; the Blu-Ray and DVD releases include exclusive backstage tour documentary, sound-check footage, and tour film outtakes in addition to the 3 hour concert film.

RUSH: CLOCKWORK ANGELS TOUR pairs Rush classics ("Tom Sawyer," "The Spirit Of Radio," "2112"), with a nod to the 80's Rush era (The Analog Kid," "Territories," "Subdivisions") alongside newly reworked arrangements specifically for the tour featuring the Clockwork Angels String Ensemble ("Headlong Flight," "YYZ," "Red Sector A").

Rush - Clockword Angels Tour - The Garden

Rush - Clockwork Angels Tour - Official Trailer

Robert Conti: Conti Archtop Jazz Guitar - special deal

If you've had your eye on a Conti Archtop Jazz Guitar, we have some really great news! As a result of our high volume shipping, we were able to make the following special arrangements with FedEx:

Through December 31, 2013, we are extending complimentary FedEx shipping to all USA and Canadian destinations. Complimentary shipping is also available to selected foreign countries. Order early for your preferred model as availability is limited to current inventory

Allan Holdsworth: Secrets - re released and available from bandcamp

Allan Holdsworth: Secrets

1. City Nights 02:34
2. Secrets 04:22
3. 54 Duncan Terrace 04:34
4. Joshua 06:02
5. Spokes 03:33
6. Maid Marrion 07:16
7. Peril Premonition 04:45
8. Endomorph 04:19

Secrets is the sixth studio album by Allan Holdsworth, released in 1989 through Intima Records; a remastered edition was reissued in 2008 through Allan's own Eidolon Efformation. This album will be re-issued in 2014 by MoonJune records with extensive loner notes by one of the top jazz writers in the world and testimonies from Jimmy Johnson, Vinnie Colaiuta, Gary Husband and the engineer Robert Feist, in a digipack multi-panel format.
released 06 November 2013
Allan Holdsworth – guitar, SynthAxe, spoken vocals (track 7), engineering, mixing, production
Rowanne Mark – vocals (track 2)
Craig Copeland – vocals (track 8)
Gary Husband – keyboard (track 1)
Steve Hunt – keyboard (tracks 4, 6)
Alan Pasqua – piano (track 3)
Vinnie Colaiuta – drums (except track 7)
Chad Wackerman – drums (track 7), keyboard (track 7)
Jimmy Johnson – bass (except track 7)
Bob Wackerman – bass (track 7)
Claire Holdsworth – spoken vocals (track 7)
Jeffrey Ocheltree – sound effects

Maycown Reichembach, Fernando Pareta: announce Guitar Experience 2013 in Argentina

Two great guitarists from Argentia: Maycown Reichembach, Fernando Pareta announce the Guitar Experience 2013 show in Argentina.

Guitar Experience 2013 - 30 de noviembre - 21 hs - Vicente Lopez 1999 - Recoleta

Denis Shvarts: Red Star Rising - exciting metal talent from the Russian Federation

Denis Shvarts
+DENIS shvarts 26 y.o. Denis Shvarts from the city of Yelets (Russian Federation) has musical background on drums, but his main musical influences are guitar players: Yngwie Malmsteen, Greg Howe, Christian Muenzner and other titans of shred.

For successful self-expression he advances his technique and tries not to copy but to show his own vision of progressive and technical-death playing.


Denis Shvarts (Obscurophagist) Galaxy Depth

The Faceless Accelerated Evolution Guitar Contest covered By Obscurophagist

Denis Shvarts (Obscurophagist) Through The Universe Guitar Playthrough

Richie Kotzen: Live at The Baked Potato

Richie Kotzen
Live at The Baked Potato
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
(2 sets, 9:30 pm and 11:30 pm)

More info at:

Richie Kotzen
Live at The Baked Potato
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
(two sets, 9:30 pm and 11:30 pm)

More info at:

Timo Somers: Aristides Unveils Seven String Guitar Made of Arium - see them at NAMM

Aristides Unveils Seven String Guitar Made of Arium
HAARLEM, NETHERLANDS  NOVEMBER 5, 2013 – Aristides Instruments is unveiling the new 070 seven string electric guitar for 2014. The new model will make its first appearance at the 2014 NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) trade show in Anaheim, California this January. Customers can place orders now through authorized dealers or direct from the factory. The 070 is a natural progression for the manufacturer as it continues to push the boundaries and evolution of synthetically produced musical instruments.
The 070 is a one piece constructed, 26.5” scale electric guitar available with passive or active electronics.  The passive models come equipped with a Seymour Duncan Pegasus in the bridge position and the Seymour Duncan Sentient in the neck position. A five-way switch combined with a single push/pull volume control and single tone provide for a wide variety of pickup configurations. The active models are available with Seymour Duncan Blackouts or an EMG81/60 combo, a three way toggle switch, a single volume and a single tone control. All components, for both passive and active models, are MEC Electronics. The C shaped neck is 1.89” wide at the nut and topped off with a compound (12”-16”) radius ebony fretboard fitted with 24 medium jumbo frets. Hardware is available in chrome, black or gold finishes and includes a Hipshot Hardtail or Floyd Rose Original tremolo, Hipshot Griplock tuners and Schaller straplocks. Each guitar is set up with either a Graphtech Black Tusq nut or Floyd Rose locking nut, D’Addario Nickel Wound XL 10-56 strings and outfitted with an anti-theft security microchip. Available in matte anthracite, white or orange finishes the guitar ships with a Gator XL hard case.
The history of Aristides Instruments begins in 1995 when Aristides Poort teamed with the Technical University Delft to develop a material with perfect acoustic properties. By evaluating the woods traditionally used in making musical instruments, analysis led to a technical study of cell structures and the differences between them. If he could answer the question “What happens to a sound wave in a material at a cell level?” it would then be possible to design the ideal cell structure. 15 years of research ultimately led to the development of a tone material called Arium.
By 2007, Aristides Instruments started developing guitars with the new material. Focused on achieving incredible playability, innovative design and utilizing the acoustic properties of Arium, they teamed with the world renowned Bouwmeester van Rens design agency to create their 010, 020 and 050 models.  Since their development, the guitars have received international recognition in both the musical and design worlds for their revolutionary achievements. The new 070 is the continuation of that development and is a hint of many new ideas to come.
Aristides Instruments is not the first to build instruments out of materials other than wood. But Aristides Instruments is different. Arium has been specifically developed to not only equal, but also improve the quality and performance of a material used to build a musical instrument.  Arium has no fiber structure. This allows it to vibrate three dimensionally, increasing sustain and volume. Arium also does not contain water so it is more stable and requires less maintenance. By creating a one piece constructed musical instrument using Arium, sound waves can resonate throughout the entire instrument without disruption providing the player and listener with an improved aural experience.
MSRP: $2750 EURO or $2998 USD ex. VAT
To learn more about Aristides Instruments, please visit
To experience the guitars at NAMM, please visit them at booth #3394

Nita Strauss: set for BlizzCon - jamming out classic game themes

Nita Strauss
So now I can tell you guys what I've been working on- the first chance to see Critical Hit live will be this coming Saturday at BlizzCon playing a selection of 5 classic Blizzard video game themes!!! More shows will follow and I'll be sure to keep you guys updated!!

Olivier Contat,Marc Guillermont,Frans Vollink: Excellent teaser of new fusion album posted  Olivier Contat posts a teaser for the new fusion album featuring Marc Guillermont , Frans Vollink