Sunday, 16 November 2014

Rick Graham: Cashimira 145S - Classical guitar etude

Guitar Solo by Rick Graham
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George Constantine Kratsas: Abducted Cosmos - George talks about the making of his new album

George Constantine Kratsas: Abducted Cosmos
1. Amulet 02:17
2. Siren's Shriek 05:16
3. Deception 04:34
4. Ainigma 05:01
5. Disillusion 06:01
6. Interlude 01:04
7. Samsara 05:57

George Constantine Kratsas: guitars 
Leonidas Diamadopoulos: keys 
Antoine Karpanos (Davanos): bass 
Nikitas Mandolas: drums 

The alum was Mixed and mastered by George Constantine Kratsas @ Anechoic Studios, Patras (Greece)  with special thanks to Nikos Karelis for his pianistic approach in track 06. Interlude.

Promotional Videos from the Release - Described as "Symphonic prog-shred", Kratsas’s style combines 7-string metal grooves, melodic choruses, ethnic elements and other-worldly technical solos, reminicent of artists such as Jeff Loomis, Michael Romeo, Paul Wardingham.

George Konstantine Kratsas : "Sirens' Shriek" [HD]

Manhattan Project - ''Samsara'' [OFFICIAL VIDEO]

George Constantine Kratsas talks about the recording process for his solo album available from bandcamp

How long did it take you to record the album?
The album took me about a year to compose and about half a year to record. There were breaks in the recording process due to my mechanical engineering studies.

How did you know when you had finished the album?
It was not a planned process. I wanted it to be a concept album, inspired by ancient Greek elements and an ethnic aesthetic. The moment I realised that I had achieved that  has achieved, then I knew the album was complete.

How do you know when a track is finished?
Well, I don't have a standard writing procedure. I just usually have a general musical direction. The track is finished when my ears are pleased! After all the great Yngwie Malmsteen have said it: ''If is sounds good, it's good''

How do you decide what is going into a track and how do you name it?
As I mentioned before, the music is a concept album. So I have built every track according to that concept and so I was trying to come up with a name that best describes this prevailing characteristic.

What equipment did you use in the studio
I have recorded the guitars using my custom-build tube preamp amplifier and some impulse responses, as expected, which I've programmed myself.

How did you record the drums for the album?
I used addictive drums and my custom samples in the mixing process to replace the individual parts of the midi track that my drummer played with his electronic drum set.

Do you approach an album as though it is you meister work?
I've spent a fair amount of time composing this album.  I wanted to be a very compact album, not only in its entirety, but also for each track individually. I think this approach has created my best work so far.

When the album is done how do you feel about it?
I feel proud realising that something that started as an idea in my head took shape into a unique music creation

Did you have a budget for the album?
The album was recorded, produced, mixed and masterd by myself so except from buying the hardware tools for the recording, there weren't any other expences. The budget was relatively low for this album.

How did you go about your promotion strategy?
First thing I planned to do was to film a promo video. An artistic play through of one of my songs. I feel very proud that after that I received very complimenting comments from some guitar-idols of my own such as Paul Wardingham and Attila Voros. Apart from all the web sites and social platforms, I have found that touring and playing live with my music has been a great promotion strategy.

How did you decide what the album title and design would be?
I think the artwork must be the visualization of the album's music content. It's very important so i came up with the title ''Abducted Cosmos'' . I think it describes perfectly a mixture of different music elements of a progressive metal, instrumental album.

What were your musical influences on this album?
Growing up I  listened to a lot of traditional Greek music that really impacted me forming a more phygian dominant-like character.Apart from that I was really inspired by cinematic and soundtrack genres.

Lesson Videos from the release, visit YouTube for links to tab

Shred On - G.C.Kratsas - Siren's Shriek ( Part1)

Shred On - G.C.Kratsas - Samsara ( Part2)

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Jori Haukio, Jarkko Kokko: Mors Principum Est - Inhumanity

Andy Gillion, Kevin Verlay: Mors Principum Est - Inhumanity 

Jori Haukio – guitars
Ville Viljanen – vocals
Jarkko Kokko – guitars
Mikko Sipola – drums
Teemu Heinola – bass
Toni Nummelin – keyboards


3. IN MY WORDS 03:40
5. D.I.B. 04:43
7. OBLIVION 02:12
8. LIFE IN BLACK 03:40

released 12 November 2014

Brian Carroll: Buckethead - The Splatterhorn

Brian Carroll: Buckethead - The Splatterhorn

1. Horn 1 02:39
2. Horn 2 03:07
3. Horn 3 04:19
4. Horn 4 03:48
5. Horn 5 03:03
6. Horn 6 03:17
7. Horn 7 04:02
8. Horn 8 03:05
9. Horn 9 02:52

Francisco Avellaneda: Solo C#. Feeling - tasty Suhr vamp

Francisco Avellaneda: Only with Clean and Overdrive. using a loop pedal hotone walli, ep booster and overdrive jhs morning glory, Suhr modern pro.

Solo C#. Feeling

Mick Thomson,Jim Root: Slipknot @ Knotfest 2014 Jack Lue Series

Slipknot is an American metal band from Des Moines, Iowa. Formed in September 1995, the group was founded by percussionist Shawn Crahan and bassist Paul Gray.

After several lineup changes in their early days, the band consisted of nine members for the greater part of their tenure: Sid Wilson, Joey Jordison, Paul Gray, Chris Fehn, Jim Root, Craig Jones, Shawn Crahan, Mick Thomson, and Corey Taylor. However, the death of Paul Gray on May 24, 2010, and the departure of Joey Jordison on December 12, 2013, left the band with seven remaining members.

Slipknot is well known for its attention-grabbing image, aggressive music style, and energetic and chaotic live shows.[7][8] The band enjoyed a somewhat meteoric rise to success following the release of their self-titled debut album in 1999. The 2001 follow-up album Iowa further increased the band's popularity.

After breaking for their first hiatus, Slipknot returned in 2004 with Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses) and once again in 2008 with their fourth album All Hope Is Gone, which debuted at the top spot on the Billboard 200. Slipknot released their fifth studio album and first in 6 years on October 21, 2014 titled .5: The Gray Chapter. Additionally, the band has released one live album, 9.0: Live, one compilation album, Antennas to Hell, as well as four live DVDs.

Current members[edit]
Shawn "Clown" Crahan – custom percussion, backing vocals (1995–present)
Craig "133" Jones – sampling, media (1996–present), guitars (1996)
Mick Thomson – guitars (1996–present)
Corey Taylor – lead vocals (1997–present)
Sid Wilson – turntables (1998–present)
Chris Fehn – custom percussion, backing vocals (1998–present)
Jim Root – guitars (1999–present)

Jack Lue is a pro photographer and can be found on Facebook All rights to images remain with Jack Lue and any posting requires appropriate attribution

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Zakk Wylde: Black Label Society Aftershock Festival 2014 Jack Lue Series

Zakk Wylde (born Jeffrey Phillip Wielandt, January 14, 1967), is an American musician, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and occasional actor who is best known as the former guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne, and founder of the heavy metal band Black Label Society.

His signature bulls-eye design appears on many of his guitars and is widely recognized. He was the lead guitarist and vocalist in Pride & Glory, who released one self-titled album in 1994 before disbanding. As a solo artist he released Book of Shadows in 1996.

Black Label Society is an American heavy metal band from Los Angeles, California formed by Zakk Wylde. The band has, thus far, released nine studio albums, two live albums, two compilation albums, one EP, and three video albums.

Current members
Zakk Wylde – lead vocals, lead and rhythm guitar, piano (1998–present)
John DeServio – bass, backing vocals (1999, 2005–present)
Jeff Fabb – drums (2014–present)
Dario Lorina – rhythm guitar, backing vocals (2014–present)

Jack Lue is a pro photographer and can be found on Facebook All rights to images remain with Jack Lue and any posting requires appropriate attribution

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Courtney Cox, Nikki Stringfield,Wanda Ortiz: The Iron Maidens @ House of Blues Anaheim 2014 Jack Lue Series

The Iron Maidens is an American heavy metal band from Los Angeles, California. Formed in 2001[2] as an all-female tribute act to English heavy metal band Iron Maiden.[3]

Hailed as "The World's Only Female Tribute to Iron Maiden",[4] the band currently consists of vocalist Kirsten Rosenberg, bassist Wanda Ortiz, drummer Linda McDonald, guitarist Courtney Cox and, since 2010, a rotating cast of guitarists sitting in on the second guitar part including Nita Strauss, Nikki Stringfield, Nili Brosh and others, all of whom have adopted separate aliases to mirror their Iron Maiden counterparts.[1]

Current members[15]
Kirsten Rosenberg ("Bruce Chickinson") – vocals
Nita Strauss ("Mega Murray") – guitar[1]
Nikki Stringfield ("Mega Murray") – guitar[1] [ Before the Mourning ]
Courtney Cox ("Adriana Smith") – guitar
Wanda Ortiz ("Steph Harris") – bass
Linda McDonald ("Nikki McBurrain") – drums

Strauss and Stringfield play Dave Murray's parts alternately between tours.[1]

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Adrian Galysh: Spring (The Return) - Live in Haymarket, VA

Joe Powers on Bass
Josh Martin on Keys
Kevin Farmer on drums

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Spring (The Return) - Live in Haymarket, VA

Bartek Beben: Short Love Story from upcoming Attempt At Communication

Attempt At Communication
Coming on 19th November 2014

Track listing:
01. Rupture The Limbs Of Your Martyr
02. Mother's Daughter
03. Rest In Peace
04. Short Love Story
05. This Is The End
06. Cowboys Legacy

Bartek Beben @ 2014
Bartek Beben: Short Love Story