Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Javier Reyes: The Prog Report - Interview

Javier Reyes from Animals as Leaders talks about the making and success of their new album, The Joy of Motion, how they prepare for live shows and his influences.

For more reviews and interviews go to http://progreport.com or https://www.facebook.com/TheProgReport

Javier Reyes (Animals as Leaders) Interview - The Prog Report

Fred Brum: Atonement - Dedicated to the brilliant Shane Gibson

Fred Brum: This video is going up in what is a sad day for the guitar community as we lost the brilliant Shane Gibson today - great guy, great guitarist, and a humble, kind person. Rest in peace.

More dedications: http://www.truthinshredding.com/2014/04/shane-gibson-storks-super-talented.html

Preorders for my album Transcendence are up now

Official Website - http://www.fredbrum.com
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/FredTheShredBrum

This is a demo of the Seymour Duncan Pegasus (bridge) and Sentient (neck) set for 8-string guitars. To keep things simple and so that listeners can have a reference, the guitar used was a rather bare bones Blackat Feral with an ash body and maple neck / fingerboard.

Signal chain is just guitar into Kemper (using my usual profiles) and straight into the interface with only delays on lead bits and mastering as post-production so you can hear the guitar without excessive "makeup" on it.

The set sounds quite balanced and articulate and holds its own under high gain without trouble. Careful when dialling a lead patch on the neck pickup, since it's a warmer type and as such lows to low mids must be kept in check to prevent lack of articulation (as is often the case).

Fred Brum Atonement Seymour Duncan Pegasus / Sentient 8-string set

Yngwie Malmsteen, Uli Jon Roth, Gary Hoey, Ron Thal: Guitar Gods Festival Tour line up


Guitar Gods is Created & Produced by April Malmsteen

Yngwie Malmsteen is one of the most technically accomplished guitarists of all time, rewriting the book on hard rock/heavy metal guitar. In addition to countless awards from music and instrument specific publications, none other than TIME Magazine hailed him as one of the ten greatest electric guitarists.

2013 was a banner year for Malmsteen, as he released his bestselling autobiography Relentless which coincided with a wildly successful tour that played to full houses all over the world. The only way he could top that in 2014 was to hand pick an all-star lineup of Guitar Gods to share the stage with him on a magical full North American tour.
"Fans can expect the unexpected," Malmsteen said regarding his live shows. "I raise the bar with every performance I do and this tour will be no different."
Held in the highest regard in his own right, Uli Jon Roth brings the very special 40th Anniversary Scorpions set that has been playing to frenzied audiences in Europe to North America, embracing his storied history with the band and digging deep into their catalog for this tour.

Acclaimed for his accomplishments for perfecting his playing in multiple genres (rock, blues, surf) and respected by both fans and peers alike, Gary Hoey performs his radio hits such as the Billboard Top 5 smash Hocus Pocus along with other favorites.

Gusn N' Roses guitarist Bumbleoot (as seen in the just released DVD Appetite for Democracy which documents the bands Las Vegas Hard Rock Hotel residency) embarks on his first solo tour, playing songs from his entire critically praised recorded history.

Tour to take place from June-July. Exact dates TBA.

Jacky Vincent: Screamer Magazine interview talks about Mike Varney

Vincent’s story has several meanings to him as well, and the title to the album reflects his story.  “Star Crossed Speed Story is how I hear the music.  It’s really fast, it’s exciting and it sounds like video game music.  I’m kind of a big nerd so I really wanted it to sound like music for an anime.  It’s something that means a lot to me.  ‘Star Crossed’ because of everything that’s happened to me was supposed to happen on my life’s path; ‘Speed Story’ because it’s my story but it’s told through shred music. So it basically makes sense to me; it’s me telling my story through music.”
Special guests making appearances are two of Vincent’s heroes and a new friend he met through the Shrapnel family.  “Track 3 has a guest solo from Michael Angelo Batio who really inspired me to try to play the way he does.  I began talking to him when I was brought into the Dean Guitar family.  He’s super cool and was nice enough to play on my album.  This track is so fast it’s insane,” he laughs.  “Track 5 features Paul Gilbert from Racer X who has been my hero forever.  Many thanks to Mike Varney from Shrapnel for setting that up as it turned out great.  My new friend Dario Lorina from Vegas is on Track 11.  I met Dario through Mike Varney and Shrapnel.  We’re the same age and we are similar players.  His album just came out on Shrapnel, and I suggest you have a listen.  I have some really cool guest players including my band mates from Falling In Reverse, drummer Ryan Seaman and Ron Ficarro on bass.”

Enver Izmaylov: rocklet blues and avalanche - state of the art percussive guitar with added hat!

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Gretchen Menn,Angeline Saris: Zepparella - Rockefellas in Corona, 2014 Jack Lue Series

Zepparella Photos @ Rockefellas in Corona, CA March 14, 2014 Jack Lue Series

Welcome to Zepparella, four women intent on bringing the passion, the beauty, the aggression, the musicality of Led Zeppelin alive.

Zepparella explores their own improvised magic within the framework of Zeppelin’s mighty songs.

For five years, the Zeppelin love has washed in waves out of the doors of the venues. Initial skeptics have been quickly converted. Followers recount the number of shows they’ve seen, and the regulars notch 40, 50, over 100 shows on their belts, traveling between states to see the shows.

Clementine - drums

Gretchen Menn - guitar

Noelle Doughty - vocals

Angeline Saris - bass

Jack Lue is a pro photographer and can be found on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/jack.lue All rights to images remain with Jack Lue and any posting requires appropriate attribution

Full series:

Trouble Free Transmission Tour!!! Coming to a city near you!

Shane Gibson: stOrk's super talented guitarist passes away at the age of just 35 - RIP

It is with deepest sadness and regret that we must confirm that stOrk founding member and lead guitarist Shane Paul Gibson passed away at 5:45 AM on April 15th, 2014 in the UAB Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama as a result of complications from a blood clotting disorder. He was 35 years old. Shane was one of the best guitar players the world has ever known and his virtuosity was matched only by his wit and generosity of spirit. He will be missed beyond measure.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and all those who loved him as much as we did.
SHANE PAUL GIBSON - 1979 - 2014
From Shane's family:

"I want to thank all the friends and fans for such beautiful words. It means so much to us to see the love being shared, a comfort in our deep sorrow. He was a son, brother, nephew, godchild, cousin...Shane. our heart and soul. Thank you for being his friends and part of his life. His music will forever be in our hearts. He loved you all"

Truth In shredding passes on our condolences to the family and friends... tragic news :(
Laurie Monk.

I am still in shock. Devastated. I am both sad and angry. I will miss my crazy StOrk brother Shane. Thank you all for your kind words and condolences.

VK Lynne
I remember introducing him to someone, and he stuck out his hand and said, "Hey, I'm Shane. I play guitar…um, I can't do much else, really."

The longer I knew him, the more I found that to be true. He was truly an ARTIST, with his offbeat sense of humor, who heard his own unique brand of music in the 'key of evil', and in his too-short lifetime, we only were privy to a fraction of what was in his head.

Sometimes I think he just wasn't meant for this world.
I pray he's in a better one now, giving his merry "hey girl" to the angels.

RIP, my friend.

Ray Luzier - Instagram: "Death is so strange and the timing of it is never right. I'm still in disbelief that we lost Shane Gibson days ago. You were way too young to leave this planet. You were one of the most talented, funniest and caring people I've ever known. I'm honored to have shared the stage and travel many places with you for so many years. My heart goes out to the family and friends that you've touched in your short life. You will truly be missed and never forgotten. RIP ENAHS."

#shanegibson u were an amazing Gtr player and an amazing person. Ur kindness and talent will be missed. I'm very fortunate to have known you

Ken Mary
We received some very sad news Tuesday. Former Korn guitarist Shane Gibson passed away. He was a great player and a great guy, and always ready to help out. Here he is holding the guitar for an NLO signing party at the Hard Rock Café in Los Angeles. Our prayers go out to the family. Shane, you will be missed!! — with George Lynch,Chuck Wright, Shane Gibson, Bruce Kulick and Lanny Cordola.

A friend of mine just passed away, Shane GIbson. Fantastic guitarist, and hell of a guy. Will miss him. RIP brutha...

Rusty Cooley
Just got the awful news that a super cool dude and one hell of a guitar player and friend passed Shane Gibson you are gonna be missed! soooooo bummed this is not cool at all! im very sad! Love ya bro tell Jimmy, Randy, Stevie and Dime i said hi!

Toshi Iseda
Rest In Peace, Shane. Brother.........Just don't have the words....... Love you, man.

RIP Shane Gibson; such a sweet and incredibly talented dude. You're gone but not forgotten.

Andy James
Just heard the news Shane Gibson has passed away. Sad news people, he was a seriously scary player!!

Jake Bowen
RIP Shane Gibson, great player and great guy.

Andew Kiss: For the memory of a very talented guitar player who has passed. I've learned a lot from him.

BanDynamiTe - In Memory Of Shane Gibson : Doooosh

Sean Baker
Rest in Peace, Shane. You were a great dude and player!

Aaron Marshall
Very sad to hear today's news. R.I.P Shane Gibson. You will be missed.

Dave Reffett
My heartfelt condolences go out to the friends, family and fans of former Korn / Stork guitarist Shane Gibson. Shane was scheduled to appear months ago at the last NAMM Metal Jam event and then could not make it. Shane was always extremely pleasant in my dealings and communications with him and he was one hell of a guitar player. RIP

I've been putting this off, but our friend and founding SchwarZenatoR member Shane Gibson passed away this morning. http://ow.ly/vPaPA

SchwarZenatoR Plays Carvin - Jingle All the Way (Studio Sessions)

Jeremy Krull
I dealt with Shane Gibson on one project a few years ago. Ironically it was probably one of the worst things I've ever been involved with as far as the label handling it and the overall lack of organization. Shane, either way, was a patient dude and I remember his track pretty well (after all I had to edit and mix it). I didn't really run into him again after that save for the following NAMM but I had seen him around periodically. He was someone who I feel knew exactly what they wanted creatively and was uncompromising in that sense. Gone way way too soon. Talent is talent and we are better for him having been around.

Rick Graham
Shocked and saddened to hear about the death of guitarist/musician Shane Gibson. I didn't know him personally but remember being blown away watching his videos years ago. His great sense of humour really came across in the videos too. R.I.P Shane.

Tina Guo
Precious life... my friend Shane Gibson passed away yesterday- he was an amazingly talented musician and a... http://fb.me/6qT6t6GZF

David Shankle
This is so sad to see my guitar friend Shane go away from us this is not good he was to play a solo on the new DSG cd as well.You will be missed my friend R.I.P.

Giacomo Castellano
I'm extremely sorry to read that SHANE GIBSON is gone! This guy was a genius and he won't be forgotten
RIP shane!

Lorenzo Venza
No words.
Keep on shredding...

Bjorn Englen
RIP fellow @OfficialCarvin endorser Korn guitarist Shane Gibson. Very shocking and sad news to everyone. Condolences to his family.

Atma Anur
Life is a beautiful gift filled with uncertainty and tribulation. The wonders that surround us every day can inspire us to actively love life, and each other. We do not know how much time we have here, at any given point, let's choose to do the best we can to bring something good to each moment. I am sad that my friend is gone, he was an amazing musician and a beautiful person... we had great musical fun and enjoyment... what a huge talent. I send my wishes of blessings to his family. Shane Gibson, R.I.P

Rob Johnson
R.I.P SHANE You will always be thought of as a Great Guitarist / Musician

Adrian English
R.I.P. Shane Gibson, you'll be missed fellow shredder!!!!!

Fanalo Alaux Shane Gibson, (3rd from the left) died today. I have no words...
This guy was a killer. God bless him.

Ola Englund
@metalundergroun: Former Korn Guitarist Shane Gibson Passes Away http://goo.gl/fb/WAI5C

Fred Brum
Just found out Shane Gibson has passed away. I am in utter shock and disbelief right now. You were such a nice, down to earth and inspirational individual - gone way too soon. RIP.

This video is going up in what is a sad day for the guitar community as we lost the brilliant Shane Gibson today - great guy, great guitarist, and a humble, kind person. Rest in peace.

Doug Stapp
R.I.P Shane Gibson. Not only was he an outstanding guitar player but an incredibly nice guy. I met him years and years ago via our crazy guitar circles. I can't say enough great things about him. Very sad.

Ivan Chopik
Gone much too soon. Rest in peace Shane.

Joe Marro
Wow, Shane Gibson died? he was a huge inspiration to me when I was younger. Man, life is crazy!

Reece Fullwood
Fuckkkk!! R.I.P Shane. The dude was a beast. Was really looking forward to hearing more Stork!

Sam Bell
Sad to hear of Shane Gibsons passing. The Dude was a super guitarist and teacher. Its very rare to find a virtuoso musician who doesn't take themselves so seriously whilst delivering amazing goods. You will be missed dude.

Jake Willson Extremely sad to hear about the passing of my friend Shane Gibson. He was an exceptional talent and a genuinely important part of my development as a guitarist. We got to meet only once when he was touring in the UK with KoRn, but when I was an annoying teenager, he was full of advice and encouragement: pre-skype, he was happy to chat over the phone about any questions I had. Most of all, I am sad that the music he left us with is all that we'll have... I had better get writing.

Jude Gold
Much respect to Shane Gibson, R.I.P. He was a badass player, inspiring human, and nice guy. I am shocked he passed away so young. Was proud to have him as a guest counselor at MI, and publish a bit of his mind-melting lickery in GP mag. I will miss you, Shane!

Cameron Barton
One of my greatest and closest friends a couple days ago, and now Shane Gibson?? That's enough death, life, FUCKING STOP. I cant take more..

Carvin Guitars
R.I.P. Shane Gibson
Updated 10 minutes ago · Taken at
It is with deepest sadness and regret to announce that lead guitarist Shane Paul Gibson passed away at 5:45 AM on April 15th, 2014 in the UAB Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama as a result of complications from a blood clotting disorder. He was 35 years old. Shane was one of the best guitar players the world has ever known and his virtuosity was matched only by his wit and generosity of spirit. He will be missed beyond measure.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and all those who loved him as much as we did.

For those who got to meet and know Shane, they can attest to the sweet, humble, humorous and kind spirit he truly was. The world is mourning the loss of a truly talented & great player that has been called back home... and I the loss of a friend.

Please feel free to post any pictures you might have of Shane Gibson in remembrance of a great musician and friend.

We love you Shane.

Rest In Peace my brother.


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Rest in peace Shane Gibson, you were way too young to leave us so soon. Our thoughts are with all the friends, family and fans you leave behind.

Shocked by the news of Shane Gibson's passing. Rest in peace Shane

Jeremy Barnes
I can't believe I'm writing this right now, but RIP Shane Gibson, insanely talented and gone too soon. Peace brother!!

Eamonn O Riain
I was friends with the man over 8 years. Truly saddened no words can express the emptiness I feel inside

Isao Fujita
Guitarist Shane Gibson of best friend died... incredible...

Neal Nagaoka:
Shocked to hear of my friend Shane Gibson's passing. RIP bud!!!

Mike Orlando :
RIP to my friend Shane Gibson, gone way to soon brother... so freakin sad.

Shian Hirsch
Former Korn guitarist Shane Gibson passed away last night I was honored to meet and hang with him on January he was so kind funny and talented person so shame... RIP

Shane Gibson Interview At JamPlay

Yasi Hofer: Official Announcement: here is the winner of the Docker's Guild's 2014 Female Guitarist Competition.

Official Announcement: here is the winner of the Docker's Guild's 2014 Female Guitarist Competition. Congratulations to Yasmin Hofer (aka Yasi)!

A huge thank you to all contestants. All of them were great and it was a difficult choice.

Full details http://www.dockersguild.com/2014-female-guitarist-competition

Congratulations to all the finalists - this the order of the final. Thanks to Douglas Docker for organising the competition.


1. Yasi Hofer
2. Alejandra Mesliuk
3. Laura Klinkert
4. Jane Getter
5. Claudia Gamba
6. Stephanie Pickard
7. Victoria Scarlet
8. Maleny Morfen

Douglas introduces Yasi Hofer and thanks the entrance.

Docker's Guild Guitarist Competition 2014 Winner!

Enver Izmaylov: amazing fretless ebow and double neck - the best organic fusion

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Jakub Żytecki: GoPro - Ernie Ball Booth - NAMM 2014

Here's the full set of Jakub Żytecki shot with a GoPro at the Ernie Ball Booth's Stage. Sorry it took awhile, a friend needed the GoPro for some school stuff.

NAMM 2014 - Ernie Ball Booth: Jakub Zytecki Full Set