Thursday, 3 April 2014

Matthew Wicklund,Van Williams: Ghost Ship Octavius Debut Album - get your hands on a Caparison C2 Horus Guitar with Blue Quilt Maple Top

New Caparison C2 Horus Guitar with Blue Quilt Maple Top, Dimarzio Pickups and 27 frets played by Matt on the album! This guitar is not yet available to the public! Matt will record video of himself playing leads for the album on this guitar and then send it to you! Back Plate of the guitar can be signed by request.

Check out guitar and other goodies on the Kickstarter campaign

Ghost Ship Octavius - 'Alive' Lyric Video

John Huldt: J Gustavsson guitar, Kemper Profiler - impressive solo from up coming album track

Guitar solo for a new song I'm working on. No eq and unmixed and far from done but the damn solo at least is in place haha.

You're hearing my trusty J Gustavsson guitar with a Lundgren M6 in the bridge and a Seymour Duncan Pearly Gates in the neck into a Kemper Profiler using a HiWatt (actually D Gilmour's own) profile from TheAmpFactory into an Apogee Duet 2 into Logic Pro 9 on my Macbook Pro. I think that's it :)

Guitar solo

Andee Blacksugar: Sheer Velocity - The Sharp Tang of Hubris - new album available

Andee Blacksugar: Sheer Velocity - The Sharp Tang of Hubris
 The Sharp Tang of Hubris by Sheer Velocity

1. Intro To Hubris 00:19
2. Broken Bottle to the Face 03:19
3. Redhead on Rampage 02:58
4. Sublime Hellscape 03:50
5. The Butterfly Ball 02:39
6. Doomed to Orbit 03:25
7. Rum Reverie 03:48
8. The Eloquent Testimony of the Drunk02:55
9. Settling the Seizure 03:10
10. Lost Civilization Found 03:04
11. Undersea Tea 04:20
12. They Made Friends 03:35

The Sharp Tang of Hubris was culled from about 70 instrumentals recorded mainly during Jan/Feb 2014. The remaining tracks were ground into a fine powder and scattered over Brooklyn late at night.

As always, each was written/recorded/mixed in more or less one sitting.

Download this warped and wonderful instru-Mental offering and you'll get three hidden bonus tracks: "Manchestrrr Grrrl", "Lucky Lounge Singer" and "The Hubris Olympics". They're really, REALLY good, so you should buy the album.
released 25 March 2014
All noises by Andee Blacksugar, recorded in Brooklyn NY. Thanks to Fractal Audio, Eventide, DiMarzio, Tom King.

Scott Hughes: Punching Holes in Scales - more lessons in liquid fusion

These are the lesson examples from the June 2014 issue of Guitar Player magazine. 'LIKE' and 'SUBSCRIBE' if you want to see more!

5 Song EP available on ITunes:

Scott Hughes - Punching Holes in Scales - GP Edition 2!!

Al Joseph: spooky midi guitar with "Jam Origins"

Hey there,

Just having some fun trying out this new program I just bought called "Midi Guitar" by Jam Origins.

As some of you may know I'm in a progressive metal band called "The Great Gamble" and in this band we have a violinist, my good buddy Matt Weaver. Although we utilize his classical skills in most tracks, we wanted to use his skills to also explore other sounds as well!

There will be more vids of Matt laying down sound epic synth but for now here's your's truly giving "Midi Guitar" a humble test run...



Al Joseph | Midi Guitar by "Jam Origins"

Fanalo Alaux: Guitar Lesson for Bendnote.

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In this first rock guitar lesson with Fanalo, you'll learn how to build up an atmosphere and bring in nuances as you play!

In this rock guitar lesson with Fanalo, you'll find the backingtrack, the tabs and his interview!

How does he get started while creating a rhythmic pattern? What techniques is he using here? How can you develop your improvisation skills?

Fanalo also explains how to use bends, tapping and legato!

BendNote is revolutionizing musical practice online by providing high-quality video music lessons (guitar and bass guitar lessons) also called JamLesson :
- Videotaped improvs by some of the greatest artists (Guthrie Govan, Mattias Eklundh, Christophe Godin, ...);
- Interviews on topics related to the JamLessons ;
- Discussion rooms to chat with the artists and the BendNote teaching team;
- Outstanding backing tracks;
- Scores;
- Access to forums to chat with other BendNote members;

BendNote is also going to spread his theoretical lessons to other instruments such as piano, drums, singing and more!

Take advantage of the BendNote « Premium » Package to access all of the JamLessons for only 9,99€ per month (non-binding offer).
All of our JamLessons are also sold individually for 4,99€ each. You can then have access to an artist's video, its backing track and score at any time.

Music only takes on meaning as a collective experience, which is why BendNote also organizes meetings, crash courses and masterclasses !

Fanalo Rock Guitar Lesson - BendNote - Cours de Guitare

Fabian Ratsak: practicing slow phrasing-Pink Floydish style

some pink floydisch style jam
practicing some phrasing
hope you dig it.)
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Fabian Ratsak-practicing slow phrasing-Pink Floydish style

Ramon Ortiz: Randall RD Diavlo - on fire - recording new album!

This is a sound test video for my new Randall rd 45 amp.I'm actually playing a segment of Yukiyu II,one of the tracks I've been working on for my upcoming solo album.

Ramon Ortiz-Randall rd 45 Diavlo demo

Heres a few segments of the new track Selvatica during a recording session for my second solo album.Drums are being played by Jonathan Ortiz and Bass by Ian Santiago.The recording was done live at P.A.R.S. in Arecibo with Alexis Perez engineering.

ORTIZ new album recording session

Renaud Louis-Servais: Diatonic scales and Groups of notes

Here is an extract from improvising guitar lessons on RiffState.
Audio recorded with an HT-Dual drive pedal (Blackstar) in a Torpedo C.A.B (Two Notes Audio)
Renaud Louis-Servais is a french fusion guitarist/composer.
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Renaud Louis-Servais's album "Iluna" has released in 2011.
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*NEW* Guitar lessons on RiffState : Diatonic scales & Groups of notes

Gamme diatonique et sauts de cordes (Extrait de Guitare Xtreme n°269)

Jeff Loomis, Mattias Ia Eklundh, Christopher Caffery, Rusty Cooley: Ghost Ship Octavius raising funds on Kickstarter!

Per Nilsson with Rusty Cooley

Ok so this is looking to be a very sexy date! My buds Matthew Wicklund and Van Williams (of God Forbid and Nevermore fame respectively) have rallied up quite the impressive guest guitarist lineup for Ghost Ship Octavius' debut album: Jeff Loomis, Mattias Ia Eklundh, Christopher Caffery, Rusty Cooley and yours truly!

Check out their Kickstarter campaign if you're interested in pre-ordering this album, thus supporting the production of this shredfest:

Ghost Ship Octavius - Saturn and Skies

Christian Muenzner,Tony MacAlpine: The Talisman - a track from his upcoming 2nd solo album

Per Nilsson

My buddy Christian Muenzner just posted a track from his upcoming 2nd solo album - mixed and mastered by yours truly. This song gives me a raging Tony MacAlpine boner! Then again, a guitar vs synth shred solo duel will never go out of style if you ask me

People prepared to pre-order, look no further:

$300 to go to make that target!!!

Christian Muenzner - The Talisman

Dimitar Nalbantov: DiMarzio Gravity Storm Pickups weaving their magic on new album

+Dimitar Nalbantov sounding better than ever

Hi guys!

Working on the last tune for my new album
Using DiMarzio Gravity Storm Pickups.
Thanks for watching!!! :)


Dimi Nalbantov - New Album Sample - Work

Per Nilsson,Teemu Mäntysaari,Josh McMorran,Benjamin Ellis: Bloodshot Dawn Announce New Album Guests

Bloodshot Dawn Announce New Album Guests

UK melodic extreme metallers Bloodshot Dawn have announced some of the guests that are set to appear on their second album which is set to be recorded this summer. Sven De Caluwé from Belgian death metal band Aborted will be weighing in with vocals, Swedish guitar maestro Per Nilsson of Scar Symmetry and Wintersun’s Teemu Mäntysaari will also be adding pieces to the forthcoming album.

The band announced recently that album number two would be a crowd-funded project that will launch on 16th April. Bloodshot Dawn have since then started releasing a series of videos on the build up to the launch offering sneak previews of the new album content including artwork, music, etc.

Welcome to Episode 2 in this series of updates leading to the Kickstarter campaign for our 2nd album! It is now official that we WILL be hosting a Kickstarter to raise funds for the album, and it will launch on April 16th 2014. We have decided on this financial route as we feel that with your help we can create an album that is really special, in all aspects!

This episode gives you a look at some of the material Josh has been writing for the 2nd album, as well as the first glimpse at the new album's artwork, currently being made by Par Olofsson.

As always, thank you so much for your support! See you next week for Episode 3!! \m/

Stay up to date with the album progress:

Preparing for album 2 - Episode 2: Album artwork & Josh (Guitar)

Preparing for album 2 - Episode 1: Kickstarter plans (and the new drummer!)

Ola Englund: Chapman Guitar ML7T - Randall Satan - Torpedo Live - Logic

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Ola Englund - Chapman ML7T
Ola Englund - Chapman ML7T

Allan Marcus: performs "Lost In Consciousness" on EMGtv

Eight string guitarist, Allan Marcus of Arecibo, performs an instrumental version of "Lost in Consciousness" for EMGtv. Allan makes good use of the EMG 57-8 and 66-8, showing off of extended range of these pickups.

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Allan Marcus performs "Lost In Consciousness" on EMGtv

Claudio Pietronik: Running over my first DV Mark Multiamp preset

Running over my first Dv Mark Multiamp's preset
Claudio Pietronik
This is me shredding with my Dv Mark Multiamp. This amp is amazing!

Gear used:
Shecter Damien Elite 6 FR - Dv Mark Multiamp - Dragoon Speaker Celestion Vintage 30. Audio directly from camera, no editing.

Andy James: Extreme Arpeggio Workout Exercise One Guitar Lesson Sample

Extreme Arpeggio Workout Exercise One Guitar Lesson Sample | Andy James
Licklibrary - Online Guitar Lessons­sonOne Extreme guitar workouts for Arpeggios looking at Sweep picking and alternate picking.

Watch all the parts to Extreme Arpeggio Workout by Andy James
Part 1:­sonOne
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Part 3:­sonThree

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Robert Cray: In My Soul - The Official EPK

Robert Cray - In My Soul - The Official EPK
Robert Cray - an insider's look & EPK on the new album, "In My Soul" - out April 1st, 2014.
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Per Nilsson: Training Montage from the Rocky...

SCAR SYMMETRY's PER NILSSON plays 'Training Montage' from the Rocky...
Per Nilsson
THE SONG: "Training Montage" by Vince DiCola, from the soundtrack to Rocky IV
THE GEAR: .strandberg* SINGULARITY seven string Per Nilsson signature guitar (equipped with EMG pickups and True Temperament frets), Randall Diavlo RD100 amplifier, Torpedo VB-101 loadbox/cabsim

Big thanks to Guido Verhasselt and Steve Nguyen for filming my performance at Musikmesse 2014.

Thorsten Koehne: Eden's Curse - Symphony Of Sin UK Tour 2014 Promo

Multinational Melodic Metallers Eden's Curse, who will undertake their debut headline club tour of the UK in May, have released a promo video for the tour :

Having previously opened for the likes of Dream Theater, Stratovarius, Firewind and Alestorm, the group are now making the step up armed with their critically acclaimed fourth studio album "Symphony Of Sin" and boasting a new line up fronted by Serbian vocalist Nikola Mijic (Alogia, Dreyelands, Expedition Delta), Curse stalwarts Guitarist Thorsten Koehne and Bassist Paul Logue, plus Steve Williams (ex-Power Quest, Dragon Force) and John Clelland (Code Of Silence).

The dates are as follows :


Mon 19 - Ivory Blacks, Glasgow, SCO
Tue 20 - The Railway Venue, Bolton, ENG
Wed 21 - Snooty Fox, Wakefield, ENG
Thu 22 - Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton, ENG
Fri 23 - The Yardbirds, Grimsby, ENG
Sat 24 - Static, Swansea, WAL
Sun 25 - The Underworld, London, ENG

Tickets available from all venues and online

Eden's Curse - Symphony Of Sin UK Tour 2014 Promo

Rick Graham: Rick's Quick but Slick Arpeggios - part 4 Demonished patterns

Rick's Quick but Slick Arpeggios - part 4 Demonished patterns
Rick Graham
Practice this horrible arpeggio.
Made as a quick reference rather than full lesson.
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Atanas Shishkov,Milen Dimitrov: Jam Session at Stage-51

Atanas Shishkov & Milen Dimitrov - Jam Session at Stage-51
Atanas Shishkov

Lorenzo Venza: one take - emotive solo for a ballad

Lorenzo Venza - first take/emotive solo
Lorenzo Venza

Anton Oparin: first original track when he was 14

Anton Oparin's first original track when he was 14! Incredible guit...
Newbury Rock School
Check out Anton's collaboration with kid band Room 4 below!

Rick Graham: Ibanez RG560 - Improvisation - classy soloing from a master

Ibanez RG560 - Improvisation
Rick Graham
Quick test, hope you enjoy :-)
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Martin Miller: 20 Fusion Licks available at Jamtrackcentral

20 Fusion Licks by Martin Miller - available at Jamtrackcentral
Martin Miller
Get it here: http://www.jamtrackcentral.­com/store/jamtracks/20-fusion-licks/

Introducing JTC's first original '20 licks' package...the ultimate product for learning bite sized licks. Who better to start proceedings than Martin Miller, who has built up a huge social media following with his quick lick videos!

Martin has put together 20 brand new and increasingly difficult Fusion licks that are designed to really raise your Fusion game. Each lick comes in full speed audio and video, plus a slower speed so you can analyse every little detail....and there is A LOT to analyse! Work your way up from Lick 1 to the finale...Lick number 20, AKA 'The Monster'...good luck!!)! Also included is the backing track at 3 different BPM's, giving you the backdrop to work on each lick at your own pace, as well as creating your own licks. As ever, accurate JTC TAB/Notation is included for each lick, plus Martin has written really comprehensive notes for each lick too.
Throughout each lick you will learn an abundance of ideas and techniques, including: wide interval phrases, double stops, string skipping, arpeggio substitutions, legato/hybrid picking, triad pairs, sweeping and chromatic embellishment....and that is just scratching the surface!

So, if you are serious about guitar then this is the perfect challenge. Watch this promo video to get a little taster of what to expect!

Jack Gardiner: 25 Killer Mixolydian Rock/Fusion Licks Available Now!

25 Killer Mixolydian Rock/Fusion Licks Available Now!
Jack Gardiner
Hey guys/girls!

I'm excited to announce i've just released my second installment in the Killer Rock/Fusion Licks series i've been putting together! This time it's the Mixolydian mode that we'll be giving a whirl!

You can purchase this package over at my website which is

Thanks again!

Feodor Dosumov: Flying Swallow - and Fly jazz - two sides of the same coin!

Rostov-na-Donu 2014

Feodor Dosumov - guitar
Max Malishev - drums
Alexey Belyaev - bass
Pavel Chernykh - guitar
Genadiy Puchkov - keyboards
Yana Guk - back vocal
Olga Episheva - back vocal

Feodor Dosumov "Flying Swallow"

Jazz jam at home..)

Jeff Beck, Billy Gibbons: ZZ Top and Jeff Beck to embark on US summer tour


This August will see long time music legends and mutual admirers, ZZ Top and Jeff Beck on tour together for the first time.  The tour launches in Missoula, MT on August 8 and will run for five weeks with stops in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Denver, Detroit, Boston and NYC . . . (more dates TBA).

Formatted with musical synergy in mind, stops along the touring route will offer fans a full Jeff Beck set, followed by a full ZZ Top set, with a finale that joins the English fret master with the Texas rockers for a collaboration each night of the tour.

ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons, speaking on behalf of band mates Dusty Hill and Frank Beard, noted that Beck has long been a source of musical inspiration from the time when Beck played in the Yardbirds, the seminal hard blues-based Britrock band. Gibbons commented, “Ever since experiencing ‘Jeff’s Boogie,’ the prospect of performance with Jeff Beck on the deck brings us into focus with the curator of crunch.”

Likewise, Beck has been an enduring fan of ZZ Top, from even before their ascendance in popularity in the 70s and 80s. He remarked, “Ever since Eliminator I thought it would be great to play with ZZ Top,” and went on to declare Billy Gibbons, “The Professor of Grunge.”

This tour is not the first live collaboration between the two camps. Gibbons joined Jeff Beck and his band on stage at the 25th anniversary celebration of the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 2009 at New York’s Madison Square Garden, where they performed The Jimi Hendrix Experience’s “Foxey Lady” and ZZ Top’s hit “Rough Boy” together. The following year Jeff Beck joined ZZ Top in Lucca, Italy for an extended rendition of the band’s signature piece “La Grange.” This, however, marks the first time Jeff Beck and ZZ Top will have done any sort of extensive touring together.

ZZ Top, formed in the Houston area of Texas in 1969, became a huge national touring act in the 70s and darlings of MTV in the 80s, going on to sell tens of millions of records. Their unique hybrid of dirty blues, hard rock, incorporating new sounds and technology, earned them induction into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 2004 with Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones doing the honors.

Jeff Beck, a native of London and two-time Rock And Roll Hall of Famer (with The Yardbirds in 1992, and on his own in 2009), helped set the template in the 60s for the solo-heavy, feedback-laden, rock guitar hero archetype. He formed the Jeff Beck Group by the end of that decade with then-unknown vocalist Rod Stewart, eventually going solo, with forays into fusion and beyond in the mid-70s. Beck, like ZZ Top, has continually incorporated new sounds and technologies into his work throughout his half-century long career.  Lately, Beck has been working on a new studio album, his first since the 2010 release of the critically acclaimed Emotion & Commotion, which earned him two Grammy Awards and the highest charting debut in his career.

Jeff Beck with ZZ Top Tour Itinerary:

August 8              Ogren Park                                                         Missoula, MT
August 9              Chateau Ste. Michelle                                  Woodinville, WA
August 10            Cuthbert Amphitheatre                              Eugene, OR
August 12            The Mountain Winery                                   Saratoga, CA
August 13            Greek Amphitheatre                                     Los Angeles, CA
August 15            Ironstone Amphitheatre                              Murphys, CA
August 16            The Joint                                                              Las Vegas, NV
August 20            Fiddlers Green Amphitheatre                    Englewood, CO
August 22            Zoo Amphitheatre                                           Oklahoma City, OK
August 23            Starlight Theater                                              Kansas City, MO
August 24            Verizon Wireless Amphitheater                Maryland Heights, MO
August 27            DTE Energy Music Theatre                           Clarkston, MI
August 28            Ravinia                                                                  Highland Park, IL
August 31            MGM Grand Theater @ Foxwoods           Mashantucket, CT
September 2      Blue Hills Bank Pavilion                                  Boston, MA
September 3      Merriweather Post Pavilion                         Columbia, MD
September 4      Nikon @ Jones Beach Theater                    Wantagh, NY
September 6      Verizon Wireless Amphitheater                                Alpharetta, GA
September 7      St. Augustine Amphitheater                       St. Augustine, FL
September 12   Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion               The Woodlands, TX

 More dates TBA