Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Neal Schon,Joe Bonamassa: Jimmy Barnes - Going Down Alone

Jimmy Barnes - Going Down Alone feat Neal Schon & Jonathan Cain - O...
Provogue Records presents Australia's former Cold Chisel frontman Jimmy Barnes' 30th anniversary album Hindsight, which will be out on Oct 27.

On Hindsight, Jimmy Barnes revisits some of his biggest hits. Produced by Kevin Shirley it features guest appearances by The Living End, Tina Arena, Steven Van Zandt, Joe Bonamassa, Neal Schon and Jonathan Cain of Journey and many more.

Hindsight is now available for pre-order from us,

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Meytal Cohen,Travis Montgomery,Anna Sentina: Meytal - Shadow in Disguise

Meytal - Shadow in Disguise
Our FIRST SHOW is BOOKED! get tix → http://meyt.al/1st-show
Shop → http://shop.meytalcohen.com

My album is almost done - we're putting the final touches on the last couple of songs, and the album should be ready in January. we've been working on it for what seems like forever now, and I CAN'T wait for you to check it out. Here is the first music video from the album!

SO so thankful to all of you who made this possible, and to the amazingly talented people who helped bring this video to life: Justin from Foot Print Film, Dima from White Gorilla Media and a special thanks to Jeff Welsh from Studio West in San Diego!

More news to follow!!!


Charlie Hunter: EMBA with Scott Amendola - incredible simultaneous bass and guitar lines

EMBA Escuela de Música

The Commander-In-Chief,Craig Ogden: Por Una Cabeza - cool promo videos for the new album

Pre-order the album; exclusive signed CDs, Vinyls, etc now from http://www.pledgemusic.com/thecommand...
This video was filmed on top of Norway´s most visited tourist attraction, the Holmenkollen ski jumping hill - one of the most famous sporting arenas in the world. It is situated "on top of" the capital, Oslo, with breathtaking views of the city and the Oslo Fjord.
The song is from their album, 2 guitars, The Classical Crossover Album and was recorded at Velvet Recording, Norway, in July 2014. Originally composed by Carlos Gardel and Alfredo Le Pera.
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!
The two amazing dancers from TangoTango in Oslo, Norway; AnneMarit and Magnus!!
Panorama Norge for fantastic work from both Drone pilot and camera man.
OMNI Production´s camera man Oscar Birk and FlixFilm´s camera man Derek Bateman!
Goodrich Bespoke for some fantastic tailor made uniforms to The CIC.
Elisabeth Nøkland Johansen for the lovely dress for the dancer.
Makeup artist Chiara Guizzetti!
Hair stylist Iris Jamne!
The team at Holmenkollen for their kind cooperation and help!
Special thanks to A.E. Hagen, who produced, directed and edited the video!

Many thanks to these fine 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.
Por Una Cabeza The Commander-In-Chief & Craig Ogden

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

Susan Weinert: Tanz der Schmetterlinge - fusion star on acoustic guitar

Susan Weinert Global Players Quartet performing "Tanz der Schmetterlinge" at Hangar 21 in Detmold - Germany in oct 2014
Susan Weinert git, Martin Weinert bass, Andrzej Olejniczak sax, Florian Schneider drums

Tanz der Schmetterlinge

Rick Renstrom: joins the Vivaldi Metal Project

Another great axeman joined the project!! Rick Renstrom!

Rick Renstrom became interested in playing guitar at the age of fifteen after being inspired by a Yngwie Malmsteen performance that he saw on television. Some of his biggest guitar influences include Yngwie Malmsteen, Ritchie Blackmore, Uli Jon Roth, Al Di Meola, Andy LaRocque, Ronni Le Tekrø. He also draws influence from classical composers such as Johann Sebastian Bach and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. He has worked with several bands and artists throughout his career, most notably Rob Rock and Richard Christy. Rick was instrumental in connecting Richard with Chuck Schuldiner to join Death and Control Denied when Chuck was producing Rick’s previous band. Rick has also appeared on various other compilations. In 2003 he released his debut solo album, Until the Bitter End.


Matty Circles,Ted Furuhashi: Circles - Infinitas - new release

Matty Circles,Ted Furuhashi: Circles - Infinitas

Perry - Vocals
Ted - Guitars
Matty - Guitars
Drew - Bass
Dave - Drums

more CIRCLES merch HERE!

1. Erased 04:15
2. On My Way 03:47
3. As It Is Above 03:31
4. So It Is Below 04:21
5. Another Me 04:25
6.Ground Shift 04:50
7. Responses 04:53
8. Visions 04:36
9. Radiant 06:59
10.Wheels In Motion 03:48
11. The Signal 02:06
12. Verum Infiniti 07:15
13. Re-Visions 04:24
14.Layers 04:52
15. The Empty Mile 05:16

released 14 October 2014

CIRCLES - On My Way (Official HD Video - Basick Records)

Jasun Tipton, Troy Tipton: Abnormal Thought Patterns set for Prog Power 2015

Jasun Tipton Troy Tipton.

PROGPOWER EUROPE 2015! We're very excited to announce that Abnormal Thought Patterns are confirmed for the 17th edition of PROGPOWER EUROPE. I mentioned this on the band page a few days back and just wanted to mention it here as well.http://www.progpowereurope.com/ 

P.S. They've started a campaign for the Shawn Lane documentary. Please check it out when you have a chance. Thanks everyone and hope the week is going great for you thus far. https://www.indiegogo.com/…/the-official-shawn-lane-documen…

ABNORMAL THOUGHT PATTERNS - Velocity and Acceleration: Movement 7 (official video)

Marcus Henderson: Video Gaming Icon Unleashes His Inner Guitar God

Video Gaming Icon Unleashes His Inner Guitar God

For the past decade, Marcus Henderson has been locked up in a Silicon Valley bunker recreating the greatest guitar music of all time. You’ve undoubtedly heard his work for the Guitar Hero, Rock Band, and Karaoke Revolution Party video games. His painstakingly note for note performances have sold millions of games worldwide and inspired legions to take up a musical instrument.

Now, for the first time ever, he is coming clean with his own solo album. He is releasing the first six tracks, one at a time, eight weeks apart that will ultimately culminate with the full album release and bonus tracks in the Summer of 2015.

What inspired you to start playing guitar and what were some of your favorite bands growing up?

I was trying to think of the very first spark, the catalyst that delivers the message to you, you know? I think the earliest possible instances where it hit me, was hearing Boston’s “More Than A Feeling”. Just the sound of Tom’s (Scholz) distorted guitar was what did me in man. I think any guitarist can relate to that vibration running through them. But for me, it was something about the sound of that distortion, that wavelength that just connected with me so instantaneously. So I’m this little kid, and I’m hearing this incredible rock guitar playing, and these ridiculously big laser beam pick-slides and I’m like, “What else do you got?” you know? My ears instantly started tuning in to rock guitar players on radio and cassettes and records or whatever we could get our hands on as kids. So I remember badgering my parents about guitar for years and years and years before they finally relented when I was 14.

What was your first step into the music industry?

I earned five dollars for my first public performance with my teenage band, Square Meal. It was spent on a delicious cheeseburger after the show. From there I knew if I rocked hard, there would be more cheeseburgers in my future. Let that be a lesson kids: rock hard and you may be lucky enough to eat a burger.

Do you still practice guitar every day?

Yes, although it’s not always a physical endeavor; it's more like a subliminal analysis of sounds. If something catches my ear, I’ll instantly kind of filter it through and sort it out. “Well here's some cool liquor, something from a violinist, a horn player, something unique”, and I’ll sort of administer it into my database

How did you get involved with Guitar Hero?

I had known a friend of one of the engineers at Wavegroup Sound, the Oscar nominated studio responsible for the music behind some of the biggest music games ever created. I was introduced to him at a party and was asked if I was open to possibly coming in sometime to track some metal guitar for them on a variety of applications. I came in, signed the nondisclosure agreement and was tasked with pounding out “Symphony of Destruction” by Megadeth as my first tune for an E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo) build of a game called Guitar Hero. After that they kept giving me harder and harder songs until I somehow ended up doing 20 of the 30 tracks for the first game!

How did that experience help you improve as a guitar player?

For me personally and professionally it was by leaps and bounds. It was almost like a hyper-challenging six month video game recording GIT of sorts. No charts were ever given to me to learn so I’d pick things apart off of an MP3. My critical listening skills improved as well and that’s a serious kung-fu that always stays with you, good or bad. Mostly good because I can analyze music at a seemingly molecular level, but also bad because it ruins the beauty of organic construct of music if you’re not careful.

What video games (besides the ones you personally worked on) do you enjoy playing?

I love big, expensive to develop, release-date pushing, mega-engrossing games that you get absorbed into. The Bioshock series is one of my all-time favorites, and Portal 2 completely blew my pumpkin out of my gourd! Red Dead Redemption was epic. Probably my favorite game of the last few years was called The Last of Us. No other game had me thinking of it, rationalizing the character’s decisions, and reading about it for days and weeks after I finished that game. I guess I like and appreciate cinematic style games with moving storylines and memorable characters the most. I’m actually a HUGE Alien fan, so the new Alien: Isolation game will be my reward when I finish this album.

What is cooler: having your own signature Epiphone guitar, The Apparition, having the White Flying V guitar you used for making Guitar Hero 2 on display permanently at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, or having your own Topps baseball card as a guitar player?

Hands down the Apparition Epiphone guitar. That other stuff is cool when you run out things to talk about at parties I guess, but having your own signature instrument with a company like Epiphone is beyond cool. I never grew up wanting to be in the Rock Hall of Fame, mainly because it didn’t exist, and I stopped playing baseball when I kept getting stuck in right field. Also, I sucked at baseball so I didn’t really dream of being on a Topps card, although Topps is another amazing American heritage type company. But that other stuff is still super-cool too!

What did you look towards as inspiration while writing “Embers” and what message do you want the song to portray?
My son Orion was my biggest inspiration on “Embers” for sure. As a solo artist, I was going down this road where, for better or worse, I didn’t have a collaborative partner and I really didn’t have anybody else to rely on to bounce ideas off of. I would just gauge the response of the people around me to see how anyone would react to my music, and every time I put on “Embers” my son’s face would light up and he’d start dancing like crazy. I suppose the message behind “Embers” is to stay positive, keep your head up and believe that better things are coming, even when you don’t have any tangible evidence to support it. I know it sounds corny or cliché but you honestly have to believe in the idea that things will improve no matter how crappy it may seem in the immediate. Believe me, we’ve all been there.

What kind of gear did you use on the recording of “Embers”?

The “Embers” sessions were embarrassingly simple, but complex in the way I tracked and developed the tones. For guitars, I used an Epiphone Apparition with Dean Markley Signature Series Nickel Steel 9-46 strings, into a Focusrite Scarlett 2i2, into my Macbook Pro. I have a larger external monitor for the sessions and mix windows and I use Logic for everything. The piano is pounded out by my unskilled hands using an M-Audio Keystation 49E and I use Amplitube 3 for all of my guitar and bass sounds. I have a bunch of great guitar equipment that takes 10 minutes to set-up, annoys the neighbors and sucks to record at home. I’ve found a bunch of warm sounding impulses that make mic’ing a hard argument to win in these circumstances, so I go with what sounds good. For you stat geeks, (like me) I used 67 tracks in Pro Tools to mix, and there is approximately 590 single guitar notes on “Embers”.

How long did it take you to write “Embers”?

It took me somewhere around 450 hours of work from early scratch demo, to tracking, to mixing. I’m beyond repair when it comes to obsessing over music arrangement and depth of sound. It’s like my own private Idaho; I get lost in writing a framework, and trying a ton of sounds until you match what’s in your head. That discovery process, man it can be so rewarding when you find it, but it can suck when you get nothing. And that’s grand illusion right? That every day you’ll make something incredible. It’s really like 70/30… 70% of it is crap, but if you seek hard enough, that other 30% is worth the work. The way I write and record is like driving five cars at the same time. Only it’s like, 13 cars and every 2-300 feet you have to walk back and drive another car up 2-300 feet so it takes time for me. Plus I have two year old son that doesn’t care about the nuances of Optic vs. FET Compression, so I can only record about 40% of the time when I’m not living/existing/not recording…

How different do you think this album would sound if you wrote it a decade ago?

The last album I wrote was Orchids and Ammunition from Drist. That was around 2006-2007 or so. After that, I was done. I was pretty well burnt out from recording at that point having done like four games worth of stuff and AND an album in such a small window. I guess not much, would change, but 10 years ago I was probably a bit more solo oriented so I guess this album would have a lot more notes if anything.

Why did you feel “Embers” was a good choice for the debut single opposed to other songs from the album?

I went with “Embers” because I wanted to start off with a track that meant a lot to me emotionally. It allowed a wider range of fans that are just discovering me to enjoy it. It’s upbeat and deliberately paced. It just felt right.

Amp Photo: Budda Superdrive on top left, Peavey 5150 II on the bottom. The amp on top right is a Framus Cobra and that's a 1994 VHT Pittbull Classic underneath it. The cabs are: Stock Marshall 1960A 4X12 with 75 watt Celestions and a VHT Deliverance 4X12 can  with Eminence P50E's.
Pedal photo: : (from top left) T-Rex Fuel Tank, ISP Decimator, T-Rex Tone Bug Reverb (for clean stuff), T-Rex Replica Delay, T-Rex Tremonti Phaser, and a Blazer Soul-Cage Overdrive with Boost. That's a basic Boss TU-2 tuner first in the chain. I use George L's for patching and pedalboard leads, and Solid Cables for all guitar inputs. 

What kind of sounds do other songs off your album have that fans can look forward to?

So there’s a groove-metal track, some stuff that sounds like Robben Ford, a bunch of weird stuff that sounds like Muse, Faith No More, Emerson Lake & Palmer, and a bit of doom metal. Then there’s a song that sounds like a Super Nintendo chip tune and a giant sweeping symphonic saga called “Forgotten Realms”. There’s also freak guitar type track I’ve been working up and oh yeah, a Plasmatics cover. So I guess it’s all over the place (laughs) but somehow eerily cogent at the same time. This is the age of “who cares”. If it works, it works. I can’t explain it and I really can’t help it… Like the drugs in Fletch; when it comes, it comes.

Can you talk about the Little Kids Rock (LKR) Charity in which you are on the Honorary Board of Directors, and expand on the importance of musical education?

LKR is my favorite charity going. Primarily because they are so results-driven and effective at what they do. LKR isn’t some media darling, faux-ribbon organization. They go to the schools where they’re needed most and I’ve been lucky enough to be a small part of the amazing efforts of David Wish, Keith Hejna, Tim Chang, and Jim Broadstreet. To me, music education is just like eating and breathing. It’s an essential component of education in most countries and is an essential human element that must be fostered. We’re lucky that charities like LKR exist. How else will rock continue on as an art form if the tools aren’t present to begin with?

What advice do you have for musicians who are picking up a guitar for the first time?

Having a good attitude is everything. Fearlessly learn from those who know how, and give respect to those who have been where you want to go.

If you were stranded on an island and you could only have one movie, and one video game, which ones would you choose?

For the movie, I guess I’d take Escape From New York and for the game, I’d pick Metroid on NES, but with a PS4 Controller.

Are you excited or nervous for the new Star Wars movies to come out?

Dude, I’m actually typing this on my phone from the line at the box office!!! Sure I’m the only one here, but still! I think JJ (Abrams) is going to knock this out of the park. He knows very well what wrath he must face if it turns into another episode of C-Span with sub-par actors. I guarantee you some dude somewhere will build a working AT-ST and trounce Pinewood Studios or something if the holy trinity is sullied.

What do you think the 49er’s chances are of winning the super bowl this year?

It all comes down to the defense. If Bowman comes back healthy and Smith can start getting to the quarterback after his suspension then we’ve got a decent chance at making a run at the title. Also the O-Line needs to stay healthy but that’s a given. And when in doubt, feed #21(Frank Gore) the rock. Go Niners!

For more on Marcus Henderson, please visti his website at www.marcushenderson.me

Gus G: Jeff Scott Soto joins I Am The Fire North American tour

Jeff Scott Soto (TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA, ex-JOURNEY) joins GUS G. "I Am The Fire" North American tour

In support of his recently released solo debut I Am The Fire, OZZY OSBOURNE / FIREWIND guitarist GUS G. will tour the North American west coast this week with LYNAM as support. Jeff Scott Soto (TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA, ex-JOURNEY) will also join GUS G. for these dates, lending his vocals for the set; Marty O'Brien (LITA FORD; bass) and Jo Nunez (FIREWIND; drums) will be the backing band on the run. See below for all upcoming shows.

"I Am The Fire" North America Tour with special guests LYNAM:
Oct. 15 - Hollywood, CA - The Whisky A Go Go
Oct. 17 - Las Vegas, NV - Vamped
Oct. 18 - Ramona, CA - Ramona Mainstage
Oct. 19 - Tempe, AZ - Club Red

GUS G. w/ Metal All Stars, featuring members of MEGADETH, ANTHRAX, DREAM THEATER and more:
Nov. 22 - São Paulo, Brazil - Espaco Das Americas
Nov. 23 - Santiago, Chile - Movistar Arena
Nov. 28 - Bochum, Germany - RuhrCongress
Nov. 29 - Leipzig, Germany - Haus Auensee
Nov. 30 - Berlin, Germany - Huxleys
Dec. 1 - Zurich, Switzerland - X-Tra
Dec. 3 - Vienna, Austria - Arena Wien
Dec. 4 - Ljubljana, Slovenia - Hala Tivoli
Dec. 5 - Belgrade, Serbia - Hala Sportova
Dec. 6 - Prague, Czech Republic - Forum Karlin
Dec. 7 - Warsaw, Poland - Progresja
Dec. 9 - Nuremberg, Germany - Rockfabrik
Dec. 10 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Vega
Dec. 11 - Kiel, Germany - MAX
Dec. 12 - Tilburg, Netherlands - 013
Dec. 14 - Paris, France - Bataclan
Dec. 16 - London, UK - O2 Brixton Academy

To coincide with this worldwide tour, a special expanded edition of I Am The Fire will be released in Europe on November 3rd (digitally on November 4th in North America). This limited CD + DVD digipak will feature 4 bonus tracks and a 62-minute bonus DVD (including the album's 4 official video clips so far, plus 3 live tracks, 6 guitar tutorials, as well as an EPK and track-by-track commentary). See below for the complete track-listing.

I Am The Fire (Expanded Edition) track-listing:
1. My Will Be Done (feat. Mats Levén)
2. Blame It On Me (feat. Mats Levén)
3. I Am The Fire (feat. DEVOUR THE DAY)
4. Vengeance (feat. David Ellefson)
5. Long Way Down (feat. Alexia Rodriguez)
6. Just Can't Let Go (feat. Jacob Bunton)
7. Terrified (feat. Billy Sheehan)
8. Eyes Wide Open (feat. Mats Levén)
9. Redemption (feat. Michael Starr)
10. Summer Days (feat. Jeff Scott Soto)
11. Dreamkeeper (feat. Tom S. Englund)
12. End Of The Line (feat. Mats Levén)
Bonus tracks:
13. Hesitate (feat. Tara Teresa)
14. Without You
15. Last Embrace
16. Redemption (Feat. Mats Levén)

A video trailer for the release can be viewed here: http://youtu.be/vIr_VedTrfw

GUS G. handles all guitar, bass and keyboards on I Am The Fire and is joined by a roster of friends and guests that helped bring his vision to fruition: drummers Jeff Friedl (A PERFECT CIRCLE, PUSCIFER, DEVO) and Daniel Erlandsson (ARCH ENEMY), bassists David Ellefson (MEGADETH), Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG, DAVID LEE ROTH) and Marty O'Brien (TOMMY LEE, WE ARE THE FALLEN), and vocalists Mats Leven (CANDLEMASS, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN/THERION), Blake Allison (DEVOUR THE DAY), Michael Starr (STEEL PANTHER), Alexia Rodriguez (EYES SET TO KILL), Tom S. Englund (EVERGREY), Jacob Bunton (ADLER) and Jeff Scott Soto (TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA, ex-JOURNEY). The album showcases a well-balanced mix of active rock, classic hard rock, traditional metal and guitar-driven instrumentals, taking listeners on a diverse journey through GUS G.'s soulful playing.

For a preview of I Am The Fire, be sure to check out the official video for "My Will Be Done (feat. Mats Leven)". To purchase I Am The Fire, head over to iTunes for a digital copy or CM Distro for a variety of physical formats.

GUS G. online:

Guthrie Govan: imminent clinics in Geneva, Valence, Kavala and Athens

Guthrie Govan (Official)
Some (very!) imminent clinics in Geneva, Valence, Kavala and Athens...
If you're at all tempted (and vaguely local to any of these places) please see below for further info: I believe this page contains separate links for each event (which, hopefully, will serve to offset the fact that the main body of the text is all in French...)



Leonardo Guzman: NOW! the album is NOW available on Bandcamp!

Greetings Guitar Fans,
Leonardo Guzman just released Now! (2014), check it out here.

Enjoy! https://jellybeard.bandcamp.com/album/now-2014

Guthrie Govan: Rotosound German Clinc dates

Guthrie Govan
Continuing the multilingual theme initiated in the previous post... here's a link pertaining to yet more forthcoming clinics! These ones are sponsored by the fine people at Rotosound and they're all in Germany... more specifically:

21.10. InSound Musikequipment - Kiel
22.10. FARM-SOUND - Kassel (nur Guthrie Govan Workshop)
23.10. Ruhrcoast Music GmbH - Bochum / Wattenscheid
24.10. MUSIC STORE- Köln
25.10. Musikhaus Thomann – Burgebrach



Divaldi Addina: "Wicked" Autumn Leaves - Divaldi's Version

okay, this is the 2nd video..
and this actually was the first song that i learned when i was 8years old...
now i try to put some of my style, tehnique and idea into this song..
well, its a bit extreme insane on shredding,
and i hope y'all like it :-)

Best Regards
Lil' Dragon :-)

"Wicked" Autumn Leaves - Divaldi's Version

Chris Bieniek: Yesterday: Restandardized

Yesterday: Restandardized
Chris Bieniek
A 'slight' reharmonisation of the popular standard Yesterdays.
Guitar Straight into Protools through a plug-in called 'Guitar Amp'
(Very basic)

David Gilmour: The Endless River - Series - promtion ramps up for the up coming Pink Floyd release

The Endless River - Series by Pink Floyd 4 videos 24,406 views 4 minutes, 44 seconds
Pink Floyd