Thursday, 21 August 2014

Jake Howsam Lowe,Stephen Taranto: Aussie band Helix Nebula hitting a sweet spot on the new release

Jake Howsam Lowe,Stephen Taranto: Meridian - Helix Nebula


DescriptionNo longer a studio project between 2 long haired dudes from Australia.
Now a band working towards playing live shows.

Artists we also like Alex Argento, Jon Reshard, Hadrien Feraud, Tom Quayle, Sylvain Luc, Kneebody etc

Jake Howsam Lowe - Guitar
Stephen Taranto - Guitar
Simon Grove - Bass/Production
Nic Trecise - Drums
Hometown Sydney, Australia

Sea Of Suns taken from The Helix Nebula's debut EP "Meridian".

Out 29/8/2014

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Sea Of Suns - The Helix Nebula

Carlos Arcay: Ghostbusters Guitar play through

Hi guys! Who ya gonna call? Yeah!! Lots of fun doing this cover,
I can't hear you
Who ya gonna call? LOUDER!

Starring: Marite Suite as the crazy ghost.

Gear used: Ibanez Universe, Fractal Audio Axe FX II, Dunlop Wah Custom Audio Electronics Digitech Whammy.

Filmed by Marite Suite
Song arranged by Carlos Arcay.
Audio and Video Edit by Carlos Arcay.
Characterization by Marite Suite

Huge thanks to Victor Camacho for lending me the Ibanez and the whammy. You rocks!

Love and peace for all!
Ghostbusters Guitar Cover by Carlos Arcay

SuperSwitcher 2: Help us make the most advanced, cost effective guitar switching system!

Help us make the most advanced, cost effective guitar switching system!

The SuperSwitcher 2 is a programmable switching system for guitar, bass and any applications that require smart loop routing.

The unit includes the most advanced features built for a switcher inside a compact design enclosure, allowing the player to have, for the first time ever, a smart programmable device that can be placed in almost any size pedalboard and include all the features players need:

Audio loops

Relay switches (to control amp channels & reverb)

Midi In & Out to control presets and other midi applications
Switchable audio buffer
Basic Internal tuner (Tuner Out is also available)
The option to choose only the modules and features you need (custom)

For the first time ever, we managed to build a smart modular design, allowing the players to order exactly what they want and have their own custom switcher without paying $2000 for it.

Geddy Lee: Orange Amplification Presents Third Annual Progressive Music Awards 2014

Orange Amplification Presents Third Annual Progressive Music Awards 2014

For the third year running Orange Amplification take great pleasure in being the headline sponsor for the Annual Progressive Music Awards. These critically and publicly acclaimed awards will be held at the suitably theatrical Underglobe venue, situated below Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, on Thursday 11th September 2014, hosted once again by veteran broadcaster Gavin Esler.

Legendary progressive rock stars nominated for the awards this year include Orange ambassadors; English psychedelic rock band Purson who are up for the Limelight Award, experimental rock band 65daysofstatic are competing for the Breakthrough Artist Award and Transatlantic, whose guitarist Roine Stolt uses Orange, will be contesting the Album Of The Year Award with their album Kaleidoscope. Pioneers of post rock electronica, Mogwai, have been nominated for Band Of The Year and vying for the Storm Thorgerson Grand Design Award is the Rush 40th Box set, released to celebrate the 40th anniversary of their debut album featuring Orange ambassador Geddy Lee.

“We are delighted to once again be supporting the Annual Progressive Music Awards” said Damon Waller, Managing Director, “and doubly delighted to see so many Orange Amplification artists included in the nominations.”

To find out more about the 2014 Progressive Music awards go to To find out more about the Orange Amps go to

Nita Strauss: Alice Cooper Band accepts ALS Challenge!

Today, on their day off outside of Washington, DC, the Alice Cooper band answered the many calls for them to take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to raise funds and awareness to battle ALS. The band each made individual donations to, and encourage others to do the same! Band Members from left to right: Chuck Garric - Bass | Ryan Roxie - Guitar | Nita Strauss - Guitar | Tommy Henriksen - Guitar | Glen Sobel - Drums

Alice Cooper Band accepts ALS Challenge!

You can donate here:
MND (uk tax payers can make a
Gift Aid donation)

Or if you want to help Jason Becker. Use paypal and donate to

Francesco Artusato, Per Nilsson, Wes Hauch: Details of the new Francesco Artusato project announced

Here it is! New solo record!!! Check out the link to listen to a new song, read about the album and a lot of cool stuff!
"This album is definitely an evolution from the first one. I focused on the songwriting aspect more than the pure technical aspect of playing guitar this time. Some songs are more fun and what you'd expect from a rock/metal guitar instrumental record; others are just more intense with a darker mood, and others are a little more abstract. The more technical guitar playing is accompanied by a more soulful playing, and I love that. This album is pretty much the portrait of the guitar player I am today.

The Francesco Artusato Project - Gates of Reason (Official Video)

Petey Graves: Red Seas Fire | Timeframes | Official Stream

Red Seas Fire | Timeframes | Official Stream
Red Seas Fire
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David Gilmour: Pink Floyd - Careful With That Axe, Eugene - Remastered

Pink Floyd - Careful With That Axe, Eugene
Pink Floyd
The official video for 'Careful With That Axe, Eugene' by Pink Floyd recorded live in Brighton and originally released on the 'Ummagumma' album.

From 1969, Ummagumma was the band's first double album and has one of their most iconic cover images. Ummagumma is an eclectic mix of both live and studio recordings.

The album was re-mastered in 2011. Go to for more details.

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Cherry Blossom: Sakura - Alcatrazz - Night Games and Deep Purple Fireball

Alcatrazz - Night Games 桜花 Sakura 12years old
Is Ouka. Is 12 years old.
This time, was to live in the 7th Heaven KOZA's Okinawa
I was playing the song!
Instead of Live sentence Ver, this version is,
is a 1984 Ver Metallic Live In Japan! Guitar I used Fender Japan, the ST-65R. Amplifier is a Marshall YJM100. Instead 1960LEAD usual cabinet, I used 1960TV. 

Deep purple - Fireball 桜花 Sakura 12years old.
Is Ouka. Is 12 years old. Deep Purple "Fireball", in homework from Akira I tried playing the guitar part. This song is a song that was playing live in the 7th Heaven KOZA's Okinawa. But in fact, homework from Akira's, (;; sweat ... I'm a drum part ;). Someday, I will UP!

Guitar I used Fender Japan, the ST-65R.
Amplifier is a Marshall YJM100.
Instead 1960LEAD usual cabinet, I used 1960TV.

Cherry Blossom: Sakura devastates - Yngwie Malmsteen - Trilogy Suite Op. 5 - 12 years old

Yngwie Malmsteen - Trilogy Suite Op. 5 (第一楽章) 桜花 Sakura 12years old.
This time, was to live in the 7th Heaven KOZA's Okinawa I was playing the song! Fender Japan, the guitar custom model "Ouka model" the Venus (Venus) was used. In YJM Fury of Seymour Duncan, PU is, the amplifier, Marshall YJM100. Instead 1960LEAD usual cabinet, I used 1960TV

Charlie Shaughnessy: Axe FX II XL - "Adam Holdsworth 1.1" tone - Funk Backing Track

Charlie Shaughnessy Demoing a new tone on my Axe FX II XL. Jamming over a funk backing.

Axe FX II XL - "Adam Holdsworth 1.1" tone - Funk Backing Track

Katalina González: some really cool smooth jazz 2014

Katalina González: some really cool smooth jazz 2014


Mike Martin: announces album and new band appearance

Mike Martin: I'm very excited to make some announcements about joining the band The Dreaded Marco and releasing my first album with them this fall.

The Dreaded Marco (featuring former members of doubleDrive, Black Label Society, SpeedX, Echovalve, Fozzy and Stuck Mojo) announce Mike Martin as new guitarist, set to release new album “Safe Word” Fall 2014.

In anticipation of the release of “Safe Word”, The Dreaded Marco have leaked three tracks pre-mastering via the band's social media. Pre-ordering information for physical CD's and digital formats as well as release date coming soon.

“A Positive Message (For A Change)” - The Dreaded Marco

“Hide & Seek” - The Dreaded Marco

“The Lesser of Two Evils” - The Dreaded Marco

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Band History:

he band began as a brain child of Charlie Sheets (Echovalve) when he booked studio time with engineer/drummer Mike Froedge (Black Label Society, DoubleDrive, SpeedX) and Dixie Duncan (Echovalve, Eye Empire) at Open Sky Studio in Atlanta and began recording an idea of 4 songs he'd brought in for an EP (Metrognome, 2010) together. Five weeks  after the decision to make the band a recurring thing, the boys stepped out of the studio and on to the stage with riffs they really loved playing, melodies that just stuck out to them, and an open mind to how far they could go with their ideas. Raw rock n' roll, nothing but sonic attitude, hip shaking grooves meet head banging beats. The addition of Scott Williams on bass guitar brought another jazz groove and boogie influence into the Marco style. The listener truly hears the vast range of influences to the music, ranging from the original American rock n roll that folks now call country (Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Elvis, etc.) Motown, blues and jazz, classic rock to industrial, and modern rock. The sound or genre the band would be classified in was an afterthought for The Dreaded Marco, and that freedom birthed a truly original sound. Their live show has earned them the reputation of being one of the best live bands you'll ever see. The band parted ways with lead guitarist Dixie Duncan, and faced the challenge of filling out the line up with someone that could bring as much to the table, more if asked. So, the band polled all of their favorite guitarists with the question "Who makes you feel like you need to practice the most?" and the resounding answer was Mike Martin (Fozzy, Stuck Mojo, The Duke). The transition was as effortless as could be, all members of the band already having a great friendship & rapport with MM, the music fell together from the very first rehearsal. Setting their sights towards marketing, distribution, and touring, the band now sets their sites on bringing the Marco sound worldwide.

The Dreaded Marco is: Charlie Sheets, Mike Froedge, Scott Williams, & Mike Martin.
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Haris Halilovic: Fusion Drive - Tom Anderson gets put through paces in a number of styles

Powerd by Tom Anderson guitars. No pedals or amps at all. Guitar straight in to apogee one sound card and opened Logic pro x. Music / backing track was made in Logic pro x with no extra plug-ins. Composer Haris Halilovic.

Haris Halilovic Fusion Drive

Haris Halilovic "Funny shred"

Haris Halilovic In style of Pink Floyd