Sunday, 12 October 2014

Richie Allan: Heavy Metal Ninjas at Euroblast 2014

Richie Allan: Heavy Metal Ninjas, reportedly one of the best bands at Euroblast 2014

Heavy Metal Ninjas at Euroblast 2014

Heavy Metal Ninjas at Euroblast 2014

Richie Allan: Ninja Richie Cam - Melodyk Live

The album "Interstellar Abduction" get it now

Live Kings Arms, Auckland, New Zealand, 27-09-14
Days before our Euroblast trip.

Richie Cam - Melodyk Live

The Commander-In-Chief: Craig Ogden plays Paganini Cap. 24

Pre-order the album; exclusive signed CDs, Vinyls, etc now from

This version of Paganini´s Caprice 24 is the one played by legendary violin virtuoso Jascha Heifetz.
The video was filmed at Kjeller Airfield in Norway in August 2014. The album was recorded at Velvet Recording, Norway, in July 2014.
The Commander-In-Chief wants to thank this fantastic team;
World leading classical guitarist Craig Ogden, for accepting this challenge, and for recording a truly unique album!
OMNI Production´s camera man Oscar Birk and FlixFilm´s camera man Derek Bateman!
Goodrich Bespoke for some fantastic tailor made uniforms!
Makeup artist Chiara Guizzetti!
Hair stylist Iris Jamne!
Thore Thoresen and the rest of the people at Kjeller Airfield for their help!
Special thanks to A.E. Hagen, who produced, directed and edited the video!
Special thanks to violinist David Juritz for the private masterclasses during the preparations for the recording!

Many thanks to these find brands, who The Commander-In-Chief proudly endorses;
Ibanez Guitars, Laney Amplification, DR Strings, EMG Pickups, Audix Microphones, XVive Pedals, Jim Dunlop guitar picks, Stonecastle Pedalboards and Kinsman guitar cables.

The album was produced, engineered and mixed by James Mottershead.
Musical Director: Elisabeth Hagen.
Mastering by Stephen Marsh.
Recorded at Velvet Recording, Spydeberg, Norway in July 2014.

Craig Ogden had his 3rd number 1 album on the classical charts in the UK during the summer/fall of 2014. He has been nominated for Brit Awards several times and his debut album was Grammy nominated. He was recently featured as one of top 20 classical guitarists of all time by the prestigious ClassicFM radio and news site.
He is chief lecturer on Guitar at Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, UK.
The CIC has been featured as "1 of 10 modern guitar Gods", by Metal Hammer UK. Total Guitar Magazine said "she is changing the face of the shred stereotype!" Her historic guitar duel version of P. Sarasate´s Zigeunerweisen Op.20, was on "top 10 viral videos of 2013" in Guitar World Magazine. She has been a guest on major TV Talk shows and has been featured in magazines and on radios all over the world.

Paganini Cap. 24 The Commander-In-Chief & Craig Ogden

Martin Miller: Summertime + Mr. PC Live in Holland

Martin Miller - Summertime + Mr. PC Live in Holland
Martin Miller
Footage from a recent gig in Vianen, NL. Stanley Dijkhuis, who organized the event, suggested us to jam on Gershwin's "Summertime" on stage, so here's what happened.

2nd part is a solo over John Coltrane's "Mr. PC" - I usually open my solo shows up with a minor blues to get the shred flowing

Kickass band lineup, consisting of:

Marius Leicht - Keys
Hubert Heeringa - Sax, EWI, percussion
Ronald Jonker - Bass
Sietse Huisman - Drums

Adam Rafowitz: Winning Strandberg Uppsala contest - worthy winner

I was thrilled to find out I was chosen as the winner of the Uppsala Guitar Festival Strandberg contest! Great job to the other applicants, and thank you to Ola Strandberg, and everyone at the Uppsala International guitar festival!

Here is the full song:

My band, Sound Struggle:

Recent album I recorded/produced with my dad!:
Adam Rafowitz - Winning Strandberg Uppsala contest entry

Adam Rafowitz - Strandberg Uppsala Contest Entry

Yasi Hofer: Michael Jackson Tribute Show in Köln 2014

Yasi Hofer Guitar Solo - Michael Jackson Tribute Show in Köln 2014
Yasi Hofer
Check out the amazing german Michael Jackson Tribute Show:

Yasi Hofer's Debut CD titled "Yasi" is OUT NOW!

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Lorenzo Venza: Highway five - Jamtrackcentral

Lorenzo Venza - Highway five(Jamtrackcentral )
Lorenzo Venza
Funk/fusion stuff over this great Backing

Joanne Shaw Taylor: Red Hot Blues Solo 2014

Thanks to Vincent Lyons

From soulful, perfect tone blues notes, to explosive, jaw dropping guitar soloing, Joanne Shaw Taylor set the stage on fire, when she delivered a superb set of music, during the SR&BB blues night at the MEZZ venue, in Breda, the Netherlands, on Friday, October 10th, 2014. More band details to follow.

The special gig celebrated the 25th anniversary of Breda Rhythm and Blues Foundation (Stichting Rhythm & Blues Breda, SR&BB), with Hamilton Loomis and the Sunset Travellers also on stage.

From Wikipedia: Dave Stewart heard Taylor play, and in 2002 invited her to join his supergroup, D.U.P., on tour in Europe. In May 2009, Taylor released her debut album, White Sugar, on Ruf Records. Taylor's second release was 2010's Diamonds in the Dirt, also on Ruf Records. Both her albums peaked at number eight in the US Billboard Top Blues Albums chart. In 2010, she won Best Female Vocalist at the British Blues Awards. She won the same award at the 2011 British Blues Awards, plus the Songwriter of the Year award for "Same As It Never Was" from Diamonds in the Dirt. On 4 June 2012, Taylor played lead guitar in Annie Lennox's band at the Diamond Jubilee Concert in London. Taylor played an extended solo during the performance in front of Buckingham Palace, attended by approximately 12,000 people (not counting the many thousands lining The Mall). Just before her solo spot, Taylor's fuzz phase pedal malfunctioned, leaving a much cleaner guitar sound than usual. This apparent misfortune was ameliorated, however, when she was informed that Stevie Wonder had loved her "clean, bluesy, understated tone". Taylor's fourth studio album, The Dirty Truth, was recorded in Memphis, Tennessee with producer Jim Gaines, and was released on 22 September 2014.


Andy James: Diary of Hell's Guitar live in Cracow Poland

Andy James: Diary of Hell's Guitar live in Cracow Poland - that incredible picking lick demoed

Andy James - Diary of Hell's Guitar live in Cracow Poland

Andy James: European Clinic Tour - GoPro Video

3 Ottobre 2014 Stammtisch Tavern, CHIETI
Città della Musica, DV MARK European Clinic Tour

Andy James - European Clinic Tour (GoPro Video)

The Storm - Andy James European Clinic Tour (Stammtisch Tavern, CH)

Diary of Hell's Guitar - Andy James European Clinic Tour (Stammtisch Tavern, CH)

Eric Calderone: Mr. Scary - George Lynch Tribute

Mr. Scary - George Lynch Tribute
Hey guys!

So Halloween month is upon us again! It's my Christmas haha. The first Halloween vid is a tribute. George Lynch has always been one of my favorite guitar players. Hell, I used to pretend I was him sometimes playing "In My Dreams" in my room haha. I also met George at this years past NAMM and he was one of the sweetest and coolest guys there. Now this video is all about fun. I'm not even close to George's ability and nowhere near as muscular as he is haha but I just love this damn song and I felt it was Halloween fitting. Thank you guys so much for everything. It means the world. Big big BIG ups for always rocking my casbah! You are the greatest!

Best to ya


Panos Arvanitis: Fender Yngwie J.Malmsteen 1993 USA Pre-owned by Yngwie till 1996

Fender Yngwie J.Malmsteen 1993 USA Pre-owned by Yngwie till 1996
Panos Arvanitis
This iconic guitar is for sale .Ask the seller
Story of the guitar:Owned by Yngwie himself till 1996.Alex is an amazing artist and met Yngwie in Germany in 1996.Alex painted some portraits of Yngwie and instead of money Yngwie gave him one of his guitars.Here is the guitar played by me using my old DOD 308 Yjm.This is really a piece of art,best YJM signature model i 'v played so far.Nothing like the new one with the Seymour Duncan pickups.Original HS-3 Dimarzio.For more info ask the seller for the price and shipping matters.Enjoy.......

Laura Klinkert: Blues Mutations 2 - Guthrie Govan

From "Contemporary Series 1" by Guthrie Govan, Blues Jam Tracks

Parker PDF100
Fretwrap by Gruv Gear
Blues Mutations 2 - Guthrie Govan - cover by Laura Klinkert

Nita Strauss: "Feed My Frankenstein" Soundcheck and tour dates

Nita Strauss
Here's a short iPhone video from soundcheck at Chesapeke Arena yesterday! Today we slay the Woodlands in Houston!!…/

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Nita Strauss - "Feed My Frankenstein" Soundcheck

Tour Dates
Date Venue Location Tickets
Oct 11 Cynthia W. Mitchell Pavilion Spring, TX Tickets RSVP
Oct 12 CenturyLink Center Bossier City, LA Tickets RSVP
Oct 14 KFC Yum! Center Louisville, KY Tickets RSVP
Oct 15 Bridgestone Arena Nashville, TN Tickets RSVP
Oct 17 Montgomery Performing Arts Centre Montgomery, AL Tickets RSVP
Oct 18 Macon Arena Macon, GA Tickets RSVP
Oct 19 Veterans Memorial Arena Jacksonville, FL Tickets RSVP
Oct 21 Bon Secours Arena Greenville, SC Tickets RSVP
Oct 22 Greensboro Coliseum Greensboro, NC Tickets RSVP
Oct 24 Borgata Events Center Atlantic City, NJ Tickets RSVP
Oct 25 Borgata Events Center Atlantic City, NJ Tickets RSVP
Oct 26 Mohegan Sun Arena Montville, CT Tickets RSVP
Oct 28 Madison Square Garden New York, NY Tickets RSVP
Oct 29 Oncenter War Memorial Syracuse, NY Tickets RSVP
Oct 30 Casino Rama Entertainment Centre Longford, Canada Tickets RSVP
Oct 31 Centre in The Square Kitchener, Canada Tickets RSVP
Nov 02 The Venue at Horseshoe Casino Hammond, IN Tickets RSVP
Nov 03 Lima Civic Center Lima, OH Tickets RSVP
Nov 05 Mississippi Coast Col. Biloxi, MS Tickets RSVP
Nov 06 Landers Center Southaven, MS Tickets RSVP
Nov 08 Joe Louis Arena Detroit, MI Tickets RSVP
Nov 09 iWireless Center Moline, IL Tickets RSVP
Nov 11 Resch Center Green Bay, WI Tickets RSVP
Nov 12 Allian Energy Center Madison, WI Tickets RSVP
Nov 13 CenturyLink Center Omaha, NE Tickets RSVP
Nov 15 Xcel Energy Center St Paul, MN Tickets RSVP
Nov 16 Fargodome Fargo, ND Tickets RSVP
Nov 18 Rexall Place Edmonton, Canada Tickets RSVP
Nov 19 Scotiabank Saddledome Calgary, Canada Tickets RSVP
Nov 21 Rogers Arena Vancouver, Canada Tickets RSVP
Nov 22 Spokane Arena Spokane, WA Tickets RSVP
Nov 23 Emerald Queen Casino Tacoma, WA Tickets RSVP
Nov 25 Bob Hope Theatre Stockton, CA Tickets RSVP
Nov 26 Pearl Theater @ Palms Casino Las Vegas, NV Tickets RSVP
Nov 28 The Events Center @ Harrah’s Resort SoCal Valley Center, CA Tickets RSVP

Brian Carroll: Buckethead - Walk in Loset

Brian Carroll: Buckethead - Walk in Loset
1. Glass Eye 08:53
2. Long to Wave 10:14
3. Walk in Loset 10:09