Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Steph Goyer: nailing the Dream Theater (Awake) - Scarred Solo by John Petrucci

Cover of the guitar solo from "Scarred" by Dream Theater off the album "Awake" Tone was recorded with a Fractal Audio Axe-FX Ultra

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Dream Theater (Awake) - Scarred Solo - John Petrucci Cover by Steph Goyer

Alberto Rigoni: unveils the title, the artwork and one of the special guests of his new prog album

Alberto Rigoni unveils the title, the artwork and one of the special guests of his new prog album

After the success of "Three Wise Monkeys" which featured amazing contributions from legendary musicians such as Kevin Moore (ex-Dream Theater) and Göran Edman (ex-Yngwie Malmsteen), Italian bassist and prog rock composer Alberto Rigoni (Solo, TwinSpirits, Vivaldi Metal Project, Kim Bingham) is proud to announce the release of his new album OVERLOADED".

More heavy and progressive than its predecessors, Albertos new album will be released by Any and All Records on October 1st 2014 and it will be distributed worldwide by PowerProg (Europe), Nightmare Records (USA & Canada), Disk Union (Japan), Mylodon Records (Chile), BTF (Italy), La Mazakuata Records (Mexico).

The artwork of “Overloaded" has been designed by Chris van der Linden (http://www.lindenartwork.com)

News: Roland is proud to announce the CUBE-10GX

Los Angeles, CA, July 1, 2014 — Roland is proud to announce the CUBE-10GX, the latest addition to the popular lineup of CUBE-GX guitar amplifiers. Compact, affordable, and equipped with built-in effects, the CUBE-10GX is perfect for beginning players or any guitarist looking for a small amp for practice, jamming, and recording. The CUBE-10GX also offers a unique sound customization feature, allowing users to swap out different COSM amp types with the free CUBE KIT app running on their smart phone or tablet.

The CUBE-10GX is equipped with 10 watts of power and a custom-designed 8-inch speaker. Roland’s superior CUBE construction standard provides sound quality and durability that far exceeds other amps in its class, with rigid cabinetry, heavy-duty corner protectors, and more.

The CUBE KIT app gives users the ability to customize the CUBE-10GX’s sound in seconds by loading up to three different amp types, which can then be selected from the amp’s panel. CUBE KIT offers 10 different COSM amps to cover any style, from jazz to classic rock to high-gain metal. There are also amp types designed for bass and acoustic-electric guitar. Out of the box, the CUBE-10GX comes ready to play with three amp types from the app: Clean, Crunch, and Lead.

Available as a free download, the CUBE KIT app is offered in versions for both iOS and Android mobile devices (available July, 2014).

The CUBE-10GX also features Bass, Middle, and Treble controls and three high-quality effects. Chorus, delay, or reverb can be dialed up easily with a single intuitive knob, and the reverb section offers plate and retro spring variations for a wide range of sound.

Via the rear-panel Aux In jack, users can connect a music player or smart phone and jam with their favorite songs. Plugging into the Rec Out/Phones jack mutes the onboard speaker and provides a direct output with COSM speaker modeling. This is ideal for quiet practice with headphones, and also for using the CUBE-10GX’s high-quality COSM tones for direct recording applications.

For more information, visit www.RolandUS.com.

Yvette Young: performs Charybdis on .strandberg* headless Boden 7-string

Recorded live in one take using PositiveGrid JamUp Pro into GarageBand.

Yvette Young performs Charybdis on .strandberg* headless Boden 7-string

Tom Quayle: will be appearing at Café Scunthorpe - Space will be limited

Tom Quayle will be appearing at Café
INDIEpendent, Scunthorpe, UK on the evening of Thursday 17th July 2014
starting at 7pm, finishing at 9pm ( see attached flyer image for more
detail )

If you've not come across Tom before that's probably because he's been
busy building an international reputation at guitar schools in Spain /
Italy / Greece and the USA. Franks son Dweezil Zappa invited Tom to
teach at his guitar camp in New York State last year and Tom has also
been up on stage with Dave Weiner, guitarist in Steve Vai's touring band.

As one of the leading figures in the new breed of fusion guitar players,
Tom is a regular demonstrator at the annual music fairs of NAMM in
Hollywood and Musikmesse in Frankfurt - where he performs using his
signature Fibenare guitars and his signature Wampler "Dual Fusion"
pedal. Dave Weiner ( Steve Vai ) is also a user of Toms signature
Wampler "Dual Fusion" pedal.

On the night Tom will be playing a few tunes, doing a bit of
improvisation and demonstrating his guitars, amps and pedals. Tom has a
pretty unique "voice" on the guitar, but if I had to reference anyone it
would be Allan Holdsworth. If people want to see more events like this
happening at the Café please come down and support Tom and the Café, so
that it makes future events viable. Food + hot and cold drinks are
available in the Café during the evening.

It's free entry for under 25's and £2 on the door for over 25's.

Space will be limited so please register your seat in advance by
emailing your name and number of seats to


Look forward to hearing from some of you and hope to see a good crowd
there :-)

John Clay
Stunted Records