Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Claudio Pietronik: Hybrid Picking Series - Lick #2

Hey there, this is the second episode of my free Hybrid Picking Series licks.

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On Bass - Martino Garattoni (Ancient Bards - MMI)


John Waldefeldt: Yngwie Malmsteen - Vengeance - 11 years old

Yngwie Malmsteen - Vengeance (John, 11 years old)
Me playing a cool song by one of the greatest guitarists.

Miroslav Mirosavljev: 365th Daily Solo - one whole year of solos - Happy Birthday!

Daily Solo - Happy Birthday (No. 365, guitars)
One day - one solo!

Played by MICKYLEE.

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Ryan Knight: Guitar Messenger - In Hell Is Where She Waits For Me

TABS HERE: http://www.guitarmessenger.com/the-black-dahlia-murder-ryan-knight-lesson-series/ - Ryan Knight breaks down his solo for the song 'In Hell Is Where She Waits For Me,' off The Black Dahlia Murder's 2013 album, Everblack.

Stay tuned for new Ryan Knight lessons in the coming weeks!

Tapping & String-Skipping: Coming 1/14
Emin7 Lick: Coming 1/21
A7 Lick: Coming 1/28

Stéphan Forté: Ibanez RG Premium in the capable hands of Adagio lead axe man

Stéphan Forté of Adagio with RG Premium
Stephan Forté's virtuosity and fierce imagination have been lighting up the sound of France's dark prog metallers Adagio since 2001. Range, invention, and dramatic tension of his style sharpen the edge of neoclassical guitar and re-define what it means to be a shredder. After five albums with Adagio, Forté's solo debut "The Shadows Compendium" leaps into the stratosphere, uniting highly technical chops,
romanticism and spectacular narratives. Acclaim follows from guitar gurus such as Jason Becker, and Marty Friedman invites him to support his 2012 European tour. Stéphan is at the moment putting the final touches to the writing of his second solo album, which is without any doubt about to raise the shred game to the next level.

Samuli Federley: An arrangement of Aquarium - Camille Saint-Sanes - excellent performance playthough

I made my own arrangement of this beautiful piece called Aquarium. It's a part of a this masterpiece called carnival of the animals by Camille Saint-Sanes. Please check out also www.samulifederley.com

Tom Quayle: Pop Groove Jam - Tom Quayle - free backing track

You can get HD video lessons with me at my website - http://www.tomquayle.co.uk.lessons.html

Hey guys - here's my first vid of 2014. Just jamming over a simple pop groove I came up with for practice purposes. You can get the groove for free by following this link.https://www.dropbox.com/s/p701lfipdoelloz/Pop%20Groove.mp3

Jan Laurenz: new composition on reso uke

Jan Laurenz new composition on reso uke
sort of classical influenced composition by myself on reso uke

Richie Kotzen: Demos the DiMarzio Twang King Neck & The Chopper T Bridge Pickups

Extraordinary musician Richie Kotzen of The Winery Dogs plays and talks about his Twang King and Chopper T pickups, his signature Fender Telecaster, and The Winery Dogs' new record and tour.

Marcelo Paganini: French-Brazilian Guitar Virtuoso Marcelo Paganini with Two Behind The Scenes Videos Featuring Jazz Legends Deodato and Gary Husband

French-Brazilian Guitar Virtuoso Marcelo Paganini To Release Two Behind The Scenes Videos Featuring Jazz Legends Deodato and Gary Husband In Support Of Forthcoming CD

Paris, France - It took 35 years to finally make the album French-Brazilian guitar virtuoso Marcelo Paganini dreamed about in 1979, when he wrote the song “Lost Secrets”. The album '2012 Space Traffic Jam', which will be released on January 25, 2014, was written in the stars and had to happen, no matter how impossible it seemed to be. To make the impossible possible is Marcelo Paganini's full time job. He was called a crazy man, a fool, a dreamer... but the album now is a reality. Recorded Fall 2012 and Winter 2013 at Phil Bagenal's Eastcote Studios in London by George Murphy, this is a big international production most indie labels only dream about. “Your band is just as good as your drummer”. Gary Husband plays drums on the entire album. Eumir Deodato plays keys on three songs. Marc Madore plays bass on nine songs. And two ex-YES members (now in CIRCA:) Tony Kaye and Billy Sherwood play on the song “Somewhere Somehow”, which is featured on the covermount CD included in the latest issue if UK's PROG Magazine available on January 8, 2014. “The song is in 7/4 and my picture is on page 7, reality is magical if you know how to look at it”. Marcelo is a happy man Mode: ON.

“I fly to the future closed inside my studio” (lyrics from the song “Somewhere Somehow” by Marcelo Paganini)

The album version of “Somewhere Somehow” is actually more than two minutes longer than the version released on the PROG magazine covermount CD and features a brilliant drum solo by Gary Husband and a burning Hammond solo by Tony Kaye. Says Marcelo, “If my band on the song 'Somewhere Somehow' is not a supergroup I don't know what is. In my book any band with Deodato and Husband is a supergroup too, by the way. The song is a big 'I love you' to English prog rock that completely changed my musical vision forever. In my hometown of Belo Horizonte we have a strong prog rock tradition since the 70's, heavily influenced by ELP, Gentle Giant, Genesis, King Crimson and of course YES... But we also have an even older tradition in dense harmony and counterpoint going back to the 18th century. Some of the best jazz musicians in Brazil live there, Milton Nascimento and the Corner's Club (Clube da Esquina) put the town on the musical map. And of course Belo Horizonte is also the place where Sepultura came from, some call it the metal capital of the world. And I was lucky enough to have assimilated and linked all these influences together in my own music”.

The lyrics are also very important... “If your heart were bigger my ego would be smaller”, “Can't autograph your mp3”, “There is only now and we are here forever”, “Act as if you had a brain” and so forth... The lyrics will surely resonate in your head for a while. “This record changed my life forever, maybe it will change yours too...”, says Marcelo with a laugh. And about the album title, it started as a joke: “Eumir Deodato was number 2 in the USA in 1972/73 with his historical Grammy awarded jazz funk version of 'Also Sprach Zarathustra (2001)', an arrangement of the theme from '2001: A Space Odyssey'. Forty years later there were so many UFOs coming our way at the same time that the infamous 2012 Space Traffic Jam happened on the other side of the galaxy and we saw nothing here...so far. Now it is coming to earth on January 25th”.

Gary Husband has invited Marcelo to record one song on his next album 'Dirty & Beautiful' volume 3.

The two videos being released today are trailers from a forthcoming Marcelo Paganini documentary about the 'making of' the album. On the first video drum legend Gary Husband recorded a groove so deep it became hot to the point of making the fire detectors scream!!!

Let's take a London cab with Eumir Deodato (legendary Brazilian jazz producer, arranger and keyboardist with 16 platinum albums, 25 million records sold in the USA alone, who has recorded with Frank Sinatra to Bjork and everyone in between, as well as having a successful solo career) going to Eastcote Studios to record three songs on the album. He remembers some of the great guitar players he worked with, and reveals how he used to call Sinatra back in the day...

Marcelo Paganini first started performing back in 1975, and has worked with the likes of renowned guitarist Tiberio Nascimento in New York City, as well as legendary Belo Horizonte ensemble Tribo de Solos. In 1985 Marcelo made a guest appearance on the album 'Four French Forms' released on Luc Mariani's Delphes Records in France, which has become a cult classic amongst progressive rock fans. His one-man Midi band show 'Marcelo Paganini is the Band' was one of the first Brazilian live electronic acts back in 1986 and had influenced countless musicians and bands. He has his own studio in the countryside close to Le Mans in Normandy and leads the only Brazilian funk/rock band in France that has played at some of the best clubs in Paris: New Morning, Divan du Monde, Cithéa, La Java, Flèche d'Or. Over the past 30 years Marcelo has written over 300 songs, and in 2004 he composed his first symphony titled 'Belo Horizonte'. From 2003 to the present Marcelo has been active in film making and has received the Oddball TV 69 Hours Film Challenge at the Portobello Film Festival in London in September 2011.

For more information: http://marcelopaganini.zimbalam.com/

Marcelo Paganini: 2012 Space Traffic Jam
To preview Marcelo Paganini's forthcoming album '2012 Space Traffic Jam' on Amazon:

Buy Marcelo Paganini '2012 Space Traffic Jam' CD on Amazon, CD Baby, iTunes and other stores on January 25th!

Allan Holdsworth: Leverkusen 2010 Full Footage

Allan Holdsworth Leverkusen 2010 Full Footage
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Doug Steele,James Ryan, Ben Quirk,Dean Wells: Beer of the night - mates night jam session!

This was the very first thing we filmed, warts and all. Be nice, we were drinking having fun! Far right myself, then James Ryan, Ben Quirk, and Dean Wells, who goes in and out of the shot. Beers and laughs dominated. http://dougfcknsteele.com/

Still of the Night solos

Dio Jam

Yngwie Jam

Funk Fusion Jam

Simone Caputo Atzori: Classic Alternate picking E Blues Lick on E7#9

Classic Alternate picking E Blues Lick on E7#9 - Suscribe For Tabs and Backing track or Email at : mgi.piemonte@gmail.com , skype contact for guitar lesson : mgi.piemonte

Simone Caputo Atzori - Lick Of The Week N°1

Mistheria,Alberto Rigoni: Vivaldi ALL-STARS Metal Project

Mistheria and Alberto Rigoni announce “Vivaldi ALL-STARS Metal Project”

Keyboardist Mistheria (Bruce Dickinson, Rob Rock, Roy Z, Mark Boals, John West, etc.) and bassist Alberto Rigoni (solo artist, TwinSpirits,) are proud to announce that a new project is coming to light: VIVALDI METAL PROJECT, an ALL-METAL-STARS amazing project that will blow you away!

The classic legendary masterpiece “The Four Seasons” by Antonio Vivaldi will be rearranged in a Metal version and will be performed by top class musicians from all the world. Just to name a few... Mark Boals (Yngwie Malmsteen, Ring of Fire), John Macaluso (Ark, TNT, James LaBrie), Mike Lepond (Symphony X). More to be announced soon!

Recordings will happen in 2014 and more news will be revealed soon! Info and updates on www.vivaldimetalproject.com

​Concept, arrangements, production by Mistheria (www.mistheria.com). Co-produced by Alberto Rigoni (www.albertorigoni.net)​.

Artwork by Henry Ringbert. Communications representative Guglielmo Malusardi.

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Vivaldi Metal Project by Mistheria & A. Rigoni

Uli Jon Roth,Michael Angelo Batio, Roy Z, Craig Goldy, Doug Aldrich: Extreme Cream - An All Star Dedication To The Original Supergroup

On January 24 at Malone's in Santa Ana, California, an unprecedented collection of musicians will gather together for "Extreme Cream: An All Star Dedication To The Original Supergroup".

What started out as an homage exclusively to the works of Ginger Baker, Jack Bruce and Eric Clapton has evolved into an event celebrating CREAM, as well as several true giants in the world of rock and metal.

Read more at http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/uli-jon-roth-doug-aldrich-michael-angelo-batio-headline-extreme-cream-event-during-namm/

Yossi Sassi: quits Orphaned Land

Yossi Sassi, founding member and main composer of Israel-based oriental folk metallers ORPHANED LAND, has announced his departure from the band.

In a statement, he said: "I never thought that someday I'll write these words… yet if there's something stronger than our past — it is our future, and our dreams, as we evolve and understand what is right for us in the path ahead.

"You know I always strive to be creative, innovative, compose the next authentic thing, and devoted my life to fuse and mix together the East and West, acoustic with electric, rock with folk traditional music, all with authenticity and full heart.

Read more at http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/orphaned-lands-founding-guitarist-and-main-composer-yossi-sassi-quits-band/

Tom Quayle: 51 Killer Fusion Licks You Must Learn DVD - 2 DVD Set

51 Killer Fusion Licks You Must Learn DVD by Tom Quayle 2 DVD Set
Learn 51 killer fusion guitar licks, includes lessons and tablature. Guitar lessons by Tom Quayle

Fusion is the new shred right now and everyone is getting into this fantastic, cutting edge style of guitar playing. Get ahead of the crowd with this killer DVD featuring Tom Quayle taking you through 51 incredible fusion licks, designed to propel you towards modern fusion mastery!

The licks on this DVD include cutting edge techniques, modal playing and changes, playing plus a ton of harmonic ideas essential for the modern fusion player. This DVD will give you an excellent insight into developing this playing style, and at the same time adding 51 killer licks to your repertoire.

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 iguitarmag.com. His blistering technique has been applauded by guitar legends such as Brett Garsed, and John Petrucci. - See more at: http://www.licklibrary.com/store/tom-quayle/54977/51-killer-fusion-licks-you-must-learn-dvd-by-tom-quayle

51 Killer Fusion Licks - Guitar Lessons By Tom Quayle | New Licklibrary DVD

Dave Reffett: announces Master Classes at Rock Art Metal School in Mexico City

Hard Rock & Metal virtuoso/”Guitar World” columnist/”Dangerous Guitar” video instructor Dave Reffett and original Anthrax vocalist Neil Turbin will both conduct Master Classes at Rock Art Metal School in Mexico City, Mexico this January.

Hard Rock & Metal virtuoso/”Guitar World” columnist/”Dangerous Guitar” video instructor Dave Reffett will perform a “Guitar Clinic Masterclass” on January 17th, 2014 at the “Rock Art Metal School” in Mexico City. Reffett will share with Mexican guitar enthusiasts his tips, techniques and approach to his unique style of playing. Reffett has played with the best of the best in music, players such as: Guthrie Govan, Jeff Loomis (Nevermore), Michael Romeo (Symphony X), Mike Mangini (Dream Theater), Michael Angelo Batio, Rusty Cooley, Craig Goldy (Ronnie James Dio) and George Lynch (Dokken) just to name a few.

Original “Anthrax” vocalist Neil Turbin (who sang on the groups 1st album “Fistful Of Metal”) will be doing a "Vocal / Singing clinic masterclass" at the “Rock Art Metal School” on January 18th, 2014. Then Reffett & Turbin will be performing a concert that night on January 18th, 2014 at the “Comandancia Metal Club” in Mexico City.

Opening the concert will be Mexican metal masters Calvaria, Lead Soldier, Metallium Band Master’s, and The Sexorcist.

Fanalo Alaux: Earthquake Backing Tracks

Fanalo Alaux: Plug-In - Earthquake BT's 

1. Earthquake (Backing Track) 06:24
2. Meeting Satch 2013 (Backing Track)05:12
3. Lifetime 2013 (Backing Track) 09:33
released 04 January 2014
Attention ! This is the backing track version of the "Earthquake" EP ! It means there are no lead guitars, so that you can play along :) Have fun !

Earthquake was recorded by Mobo at Le Ciam (drums) and Conkrete Studio (bass and guitars), mixed and mastered by Mobo at Conkrete Studio.
On this record :
Fanalo : Guitars
Mobo : Bass
Drums : Simon Renault

Fanalo uses Elixir Strings.
Mobo uses Basslab basses, and Two-Notes Audio Engineering's Torpedo VB-101

Guitars : Fanalo
Bass : Mobo
Guitars : Denis Cornardeau
Drums : Simon Renault

1. Earthquake
2. Meeting Satch 2013 05:02
3. Lifetime 2013

Fanalo Alaux: Plug-In - Earthquake

During the christmas holidays, get a free digital download of this EP when buying a "Hijack" digipak !

This is a digital only release ! We have included the front and back covers, and the CD art, for those who want to print it !

releases 20 December 2013
Earthquake was recorded by Mobo at Le Ciam (drums) and Conkrete Studio (bass and guitars), mixed and mastered by Mobo at Conkrete Studio.

On this record :
Fanalo : Guitars
Mobo : Bass
Drums : Simon Renault

Fanalo uses Elixir Strings.
Mobo uses Basslab basses, and Two-Notes Audio Engineering's Torpedo VB-101

News: New Website Showcases Rotosound Strings And More

New Website Showcases Rotosound Strings And More

World renowned British string manufacturer, Rotosound has re-launched their website with a fresh contemporary design to showcase all their products. With its quick and easy navigation the updated website site is packed with new features and functionality. Visitors to the new website will notice a difference straight away; from the great design, the faster page load time, quicker search results and enhanced responsiveness.

Created with the user firmly in mind, the product pages of the website now include videos of Rotosound strings being played. Musicians can hear what strings sound like before they buy and find out the artists who have used them, plus discover which albums they have been featured on. Thenew Videos section includes a series of forty previously unseen clips featuring Rotosound artists demonstrating and talking about the strings.

Jason How, CEO Rotosound observed ‘the new website will give our customers more information than ever before about Rotosound Strings and our history. We have built and designed the website from scratch to make it easier and quicker to access a huge database of information on our strings, artists and accessories.”

Customers can explore the completely revamped Artist section, which now includes more than three hundred and fifty endorsee biographies. They can search the Rotosound Timeline and discover the rich heritage of the brand and strings as well search through the comprehensive company history starting with the 1950’s through to present day. If they want to sign-up to the Rotosound newsletter, visitors can simple click on the large Newsletter Sign-up button at the top of the page.

To stay informed about all the latest Rotosound products, offers and news go to http://www.rotosound.com and check out the new website now.

Ily Mark: Pro Series - Dimitar Nalbantov,Fountainhead were my musical influences on this album

Ily Mark

Ily Mark was exposed to the arts(Music, Painting, Theater) during his younger years and received the "Artist of the Year" award when he graduated in middle school. He finished with a Fine Arts degree in Industrial Design and now he is a Creative Director in media (Music, Design Strategy, Video) productions. He is also a sessionist (guitarist, percussionist, vocals, arranging, composing, recording, mixing, music director and producer) for different artist/bands/indie/local record labels in Singapore, New Zealand, Australia and in the Philippines.

Ily Mark performed in concerts and won competitions in Italy, Czech Republic, Germany, and China when he was with the Manila Chamber Singers(2004-2007). With these experiences, Ily Mark's art is always served in a creative special way. It can be heard and seen in his music and during his performances.

One of his goals is to continue to build and inspire people using the various tools made available through the arts hoping that it will make a mark that would last a lifetime.

How long did it take you to record the album?

7-8 months. Since I record at my home studio, there were breaks and the timing for the tracking and mixing were flexible.

How did you know when you had finished the album?

By completing the songs that fits the overall concept/theme and objective of the album. It was a dream 2 years ago and I have recorded conceptual tracks since then until recording. October 2012 was the commencement of tracking and was then it was finished and released online on May 2013.

How do you know when a track is finished?

When the overall sound felt right. Before the actual tracking phase, I already had 12 songs in line. But during the process I omitted (but did not throw away) 5 tracks and added 2 new tracks in the end. It's a process (writing from the concept to the final track) that I really love and I had fun doing.

How do you decide what is going into a track and how do you name it?

I somehow have a picture of how the album would sound like by coming up with a theme and concept. I approached a track as if I was making a sound track for a movie.

With that in mind, wanna make sure that the atmosphere that is being released through the songs fits the theme and the title. The album has a story line, the tracks/songs has a story behind it.

Making sure the tracks help out ushering the listener from the start of the journey to finish(hopefully they get it). The process of making a track sometimes starts off with a riff, chord pattern, a melodic line, lyric line, a theme in mind, drum pattern, rhythmic patterns and sometimes I record my voice beatboxing trying to dictate the sound ideas of what I have in mind.

What equipment did you use in the studio?

I use logic pro, IR Cabs, Amplitube, Steven Slate Drums, M-Audio Key rig 49, Apogee one, Rode NT-1 and M-Audio microphone. Yamaha HS50 and Extreme Isolation Headphones for tracking and mixing. I used my Suhr modern, Suhr Classic strat, ColeClark FL-1AC, OLP bass as my main guitars to record. I have guest bassists who recorded for some tracks, they used Sadowsky, Clover Apeiron, Ken Smith BSR5GN and an Avalon U5.

How did you record the drums for the album?

50 percent of the drum tracks I created using my M-audio Key Rig using Steven Slate Drums platinum as my plugin. I first recorded the kick and snare, then the hi hats, cymbals, ride and lastly, the fill ins. For the rest of the tracks, I got friends (real drummers) who played in the album.

Do you approach an album as though it is you meister work?

Yes, I do consider that when I do produce / make an album, I make sure I give my best and focus on just doing that even to the extent of pushing myself to the limits. I loved the process because I get to learn and explore a lot of things during this phase.

When the album is done how do you feel about it?

I'm happy and thankful I finished. Although when listening to some tracks there will always be "I should have / could have done this, or improved on this, etc." But yeah, I had to decide otherwise it could go on and on and end up not finishing. I really seek to improve on the next ones. But so far I'd say I did my best on this album.

Did you have a budget for the album?

I have a very minimal budget a lotted for my album. Most of the percentage went to the production of physical album, printing, packaging and the actual live album launch.

How did you go about your promotion strategy?

Yes I did have some strategy. Utilized social media, communities and organizations I'm involved in online and offline. Focused on marketing through design and media production. Getting the word out in all possible platforms in social networks. I did gig two to three times before the launch and used it to promote the album.

How did you decide what the album title and design would be?

The title was something that I've thought of 2 years ago and I stuck with that as my main theme.

Since my profession is in the field of fine arts - advertising, marketing and branding, it helped me cover everything that has to be done in this area.

What were your musical influences on this album?

Dimitar Nalbantov, inspired me as I like how he does his recordings and his albums, recording them at his studio by himself. Fountainhead, his stuff is so creative, I was encouraged to be true to myself in creating music. Chris Bowater and Eunice Barruel who encouraged me to release my own sound. Aside from my influences in music, these great guys pretty much inspired me to finish the album.

Ily Mark: Agent of Freedom

Ily Mark - Road To Victory [Music Video]

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Mark Edwards: announces NAMM appearance

Happy New Year everyone! M.E. here, checking in with some things that happened last year which had not been previously posted.

To start with, the second video from my demo performances at the SONIC CORE GMBH exhibit during NAMM 2013 has been uploaded. This time I am joined by the very talented German singer Cinja Pausewang as we perform my arrangement of the Rolling Stones classic "Jumping Jack Flash".

Jumpin' Jack Flash

Second, here are some new endorsements:

As a long time user of DR STRINGS for more than 15 years, I am glad to be part of their artist family now. Especially since the company hails from my home state of New Jersey! http://www.drstrings.com/

I am also part of the FLYING V LEATHER GUITAR & BASS ACCESSORIES artist family. Their FLYING V LEG REST allows me to sit with my Flying V. Check them out! http://www.flyingvleatheracc.com/

And finally, ANDROID smartphone users can now download a free app to access songs, videos, and news from my ReverbNation profile. http://www.reverbnation.com/MEFlyingv/app

OK, that's all for now. Hope to see some of you at NAMM later this month!

Lee Wrathe: Jazz licks Fender Coronado

Taken from the warm up before I demo'd this gorgeous guitar! If you'd like to see the full review just follow this link.

Thanks for watching :)

Jazz licks Fender Coronado - Lee Wrathe#

Lee Wrathe:  Ninja Guitar

Lee Wrathe: Singularity

Júlio Stotz: "Suspended In Reverie" is set to be released on January 12th, 2014

Júlio Stotz

Countdown is on! Here's a preview of my upcoming EP "Suspended In Reverie" to be released on Bandcamp, iTunes and other digital music retailers throughout the world.

"Suspended In Reverie" is set to be released on January 12th, 2014 and will be available on Bandcamp, iTunes, Google Play, Amazon mp3 and other digital music retailers.

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Fred Brum: will be demoing the Aristides 070 at NAMM booth #3394

Aristides Instruments #3394
Electric guitars made of revolutionary new material using very tiny glass spheres designed to replicate the sonic response of wood. They're unveiling the new 070 seven string and aggressively looking to find dealers and distributors.

Guitar sensation Fred Brum will be available for media demos throughout the show.

Fred Brum - Aristides 070 - Katana

Aristides Instruments & PTC Creo

Zakk Wylde: Black Label Society’ brand new album - Catacombs of the Black Vatican

Zakk Wylde has today announced that a brand new BLACK LABEL SOCIETY studio album "Catacombs of the Black Vatican" will be released in Europe on April 7th 2014 via Mascot Label Group.

Mascot Label Group are honoured to welcome the band to the label, having recently signed BLS exclusively for European territory. The band will join, amongst others, Joe Bonamassa, Volbeat, Gov't Mule, Beth Hart, Vandenberg’s MoonKings, Black Country Communion and Kenny Wayne Shepherd on the Rotterdam-based record company's roster.

"Catacombs of the Black Vatican" is Black Label Society’s first new studio album since 2009’s "The Order of the Black", which debuted at #4 on the Billboard Top 200 chart.

Since their late nineties inception, Black Label Society, formed by guitar legend Zakk Wylde, has been at the forefront of their genre. Their taste for hard riffs and blazing solos has resulted in a slew of hugely successful albums and a reputation as one of the most powerful live bands of their generation.

Zakk Wylde, who has been called one of the true guitar heroes in modern history, served as Ozzy Osbourne’s guitarist for over 20 years, in addition to his work with BLS. This collaboration led to a string of multi-platinum albums, including Osbourne’s biggest selling "No More Tears," for which Wylde wrote all the music.

Bestowed with such accolades as "Metal Guru" from the recently held Classic Rock awards in the UK, "Golden God” by Metal Hammer and the “Best Guitarist” Award from Revolver Magazine, Wylde has proven time and time again that his songwriting, guitar prowess, and on-stage persona, along with his larger-than-life personality, have made him a force to be reckoned with.

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Lalle Larsson: mega news update - lots of new music on the way

Lalle Larsson: mega news update - lots of new music on the way

Lalle Larsson
Lalle Larsson
Howdy folks!
Hope you are all having a great 2014 so far!
Last year was a real challenge for me but the future is looking good.
Musically 2014 might be the best year for me in a long time.
Two new solo-albums will be released and I will also premier my Electric Fusion Trio at Progressive Circus in my hometown in April. That will be fun to do my own thing.

Here are some music updates for those who are interested.
- The great sounding Karmakanic "Live In the US" double CD is released on the 15th of January. This is my own personal favourite Karmakanic recording so far (Feat: Edman, Reingold, Ågren, Jonsson, Erikson)
Great sound, great performances. Highly recommended!
- US-tour with Arrival - The Music of ABBA show (Leaving on Wednesday).

Mixing of my solo album featuring Hallebeek & Reingold.
Recording of new Karmakanic studio album.
What I´ve heard it sounds epic. Great work by Reingold.

- US-tour with Arrival.
Lalle Larsson Electric Trio at Progressive Circus Festival

European tour with Karmakanic & Tangent

US-summer tours with Arrival.

More to come!
From the bottom of my heart, thanks for the support over the years, family, friends, music lovers!
Fun times!

Peace & love,
Karmakanic Live in the US

New year, new music!
Two solo-albums on the way.
Karmakanic double live album to be released in January.
New Karmakanic studio album in the works.

Premier for "Lalle Larsson Electric Trio" at Progressive Circus in my hometown.

For those of you who missed some of last years recordings I can highly recommend the excellent RHP II - guitar virtuoso Richard Hallebeek´s new album featuring Greg Howe, Guthrie Govan, Randy Brecker, Sebastiaan Cornelissen, Frans Vollink and a bunch of other great musicians. I´m playing all the keys.

I wrote a tune called "Speed City Blues" that ended up on the album featuring Hallebeek and guitarist Kiko Loureiro (Angra).

I also did a piano arrangement for Thrash metal band Darkane´s latest album Sinister Supremacy. Highly recommended for metal fans.

More coming up in 2014!

Greg Howe: Kick it all Over 1998 - Full HD

Kick it all Over is the opening track, from the first album: Greg Howe -1988.
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