Monday, 1 December 2014

Dave Brons: Guitar instrumental music is not dead! -

If you are feeling depressed about the future of instrumental guitar music for independent musicians this might give you hope! Dave Brons has taken over £4000 ($6000) in preorders though his crowdfunding campaign. The campaign ends next week on Monday Dec 9th and has already reached 73% of the total. Find out more here:

His music combines epic cinematic orchestrations, piano and guitar and was described as "Star Wars crossed with Van Halen" by Richard Davenport KXZR.FM Dallas USA

Here is what people are saying about Dave's music:

“Dave Brons is an imaginative player with a great groove. I loved hearing his unique take on my music when we played together and look forward to hearing a lot more music from him” Stu Hamm (Steve Vai, Carl Verheyen, Joe Satriani)

“…Dave Brons is a superb guitar player and a really fantastic composer…” Tom Quayle (Fusion guitar Virtuoso, Journalist and Lick Library Artist)

Dave Brons brings a welcome breath of fresh air to the international instrumental guitar scene: his music exhibits great flair combining epic cinematic compositions with adventurous arrangements and a sense of the dramatic. His guitar playing displays all the requisite modern rock techniques, but his melodic taste, phrasing and sense of joyous fun separates him from the herd. Dave Brons is a genuine new talent: the UK has its latest Guitar hero! Owen Edwards: Guitar Idol Founder, editor and best selling guitarist author.

But don't take their word for it!

Check out these videos:

Dave Brons Crowdfunding video, features several tracks off the album.

STAR by Dave Brons (Orchestral track feature a burning piano!)

Desert Rose (Playthrough, in the style of Little Wing)

Paul Bielatowicz: Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy Performing Emerson, Lake & Palmer's Tarkus

Paul Bielatowicz: Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy Performing Emerson, Lake & Palmer's Tarkus

Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy Performing Emerson, Lake & Palmer's Tarkus

Bagas Ramadhan: 11 year old - For The Love Of God and more!

Bagas Ramadhan: 11 year old - ripping For The Love Of God and more!

Steve Vai - "For The Love Of God" (cover) by Bagas Ramadhan

Joe Satriani Cryin' cover

Gary Moore - Parisienne Walkways (Cover by Bagas M.R)

Ignazio Di Salvo - Flow Experience - two handed performance from the latest album

Ignazio Di Salvo - Flow Experience *NEW ALBUM OUT NOW!!*
Ignazio Di Salvo
Hey guyz!! Here's the track number 6 from my debut album "A gift to the world". I hope you enjoy!!!
Don't forget to subscribe my youtube channel!

My debut album is out!
You can order a signed copy of my debut album by the website www.ignaziodisalvo.c­om
or download your digital copy from:

You can also find it in all the digital stores, including Emusic, GooglePlay, Spotify and many others.

Yiannis Papadopoulos, George Kollias: Killer Guest solo on the track The Passage

The Passage (George Kollias) -Yiannis Papadopoulos Guest Solo
Yiannis Papadopoulos
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Hello guys!
This is my solo for the song The Passage from the upcoming cd of my friend and killer drummer George Kollias. Don't forget to check out the cd!!

Check him out here:

For this video I used a PRS Custom 24 model-with Dragon II pickups,mooer green mile, BBE sonic stomp, Marshall JMP 1,
Tsakalis Perfection,TC electronic G force, spectraflex cables, intune guitar picks, and a Mesa 1x12 Cabinet miked with a shure 57 and a AKG perception 120.

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I hope you like it!

Official site: http://www.yiannispapadopou­

Guthrie Govan, Steven Wilson: reveals the front cover artwork and track listing for the forthcoming album

Steven Wilson

We can now reveal the front cover artwork and track listing for the forthcoming Steven Wilson album 'Hand. Cannot. Erase.' due for release via Kscope on the following dates: February 27th - Germany, March 2nd - UK & Rest of World, March 3rd - US & Canada.

1. First Regret (2.01)
2. 3 Years Older (10.18)
3. Hand Cannot Erase (4.13)
4. Perfect Life (4.43)
5. Routine (8.58)
6. Home Invasion (6.24)
7. Regret #9 (5.00)
8. Transience (2.43)
9. Ancestral (13.30)
10. Happy Returns (6.00)
11. Ascendant Here On…(1.54)

Cover photography - Lasse Hoile

Robin Trower, Joanne Shaw Taylor: confirms new album and special guest Joanne Shaw Taylor on UK tour

 Robin Trower’s new studio album “Something’s About To Change”, will be released by Manhaton/V12 Records on March 9th 2015 - the same day as his 70th birthday. It marks his first album since 2013’s critically acclaimed “Roots And Branches”, and dovetails his 17-date UK tour with special guest Joanne Shaw Taylor that kicks off on March 26 2015. Tickets are available from, 0844 478 0898.

Album info and downloadable photos: Full tour date info:

Album Tracklisting

1. Something’s About to Change
2. Fallen
3. Riff No. 7 (Still Alive)
4. Dreams That Shone Like Diamonds
5. Good Morning Midnight
6. What You Never Want To Do
7. Strange Love
8. Gold To Grey
9. The One Saving Grace
10. Snakes and Ladders
11. Up and Gone
12. ‘Til I Reach Home

Robin Trower 2015 UK Tour w/ special guest Joanne Shaw Taylor

Lincoln Drill Hall Thursday March 26
Bury St. Edmunds, Apex Friday March 27
Birmingham Town Hall Saturday March 28
Salford Lowry Sunday March 29
Chester Live Rooms Thursday April 2
Gateshead Sage Friday April 3
Glasgow Arches Saturday April 4
Aberdeen Lemon Tree Sunday April 5
Stockton Arc Tuesday April 7
York Barbican Wednesday April 8
Sheffield City Hall Ballroom Thursday April 9
Holmfrith Picturedrome Friday April 10
London O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire Saturday April 11
Crawley Hawth Tuesday April 14
Exeter Corn Exchange Wednesday April 15
Salisbury City Hall Thursday April 16
Milton Keynes Stables Friday April 17

Paul Gilbert: ArtistWorks - Cyber Monday Sale - 20% promotional discount towards a one-year subscription

CYBER MONDAY SALE! Save 20% with code 20OFF1YR

Offer Ends at MIDNIGHT December 1, 2014

Happy Holidays from ArtistWorks & Paul Gilbert,

One Day Only! Celebrate Cyber Monday with a 20% promotional discount towards a one-year subscription at the ArtistWorks Online Rock Guitar School with Paul Gilbert.

Save 20% with code 20OFF1YR
Offer Ends at MIDNIGHT December 1, 2014

Give yourself an early holiday gift.
Give yourself the gift of rock guitar!

Jeff Beck: Solo Tour, New Album and ZZ Top Dates confirmed!


New Studio Album in the Works - Rescheduled ZZ Top Dates Also Confirmed

(Los Angeles) It was announced today, Jeff Beck will headline a string of solo dates, beginning April 16th with a pair of intimate engagements in Huntington, New York before wrapping up on April 26th in Greensburg, PA. Beginning April 30th in Cedar Park, TX, Beck and ZZ Top will make-up the rescheduled dates from this past September when the hugely successful double-bill tour was cut short due to an unfortunate injury to ZZ Top bassist, Dusty Hill.

“We’re so glad that Dusty made a full recovery and now, we are looking forward to getting back out there and finish what we started,” stated Beck.

Beck's career took off in the mid-1960s, after replacing Eric Clapton as lead guitarist for The Yardbirds on the recommendation of his friend Jimmy Page. He played on several of the rock group's hits, such as "Heart Full of Soul," "Shapes of Things" and "Over Under Sideways Down." Over the years, Beck has collaborated with Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross, Mick Jagger, Tina Turner, Roger Waters, Les Paul, Jon Bon Jovi, Stanley Clarke, Herbie Hancock and Joss Stone among many others.

Beck has twice been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: once with The Yardbirds in 1992 and once as a solo artist in 2009. He has won numerous Grammy Awards, including two at the 2011 Grammy Award Celebration when he won Best Rock Instrumental Performance for “Hammerhead” and Best Pop Instrumental performance for “Nessun Dorma”, both from his last studio album, Emotion & Commotion.

Recently, in London, Beck participated in The Poppy Appeal song "No Man's Land", a tribute to the men and women that served in World War I, resulting in 4 performances, culminating in the NFL pre-game entertainment that was broadcast from Wembley Stadium. The song featured singer Joss Stone on vocals and a gospel choir with vocals arranged by Antonia Wilson. In the meantime, a DVD of Beck’sTokyo concert from April of this year was released on November 25th. For Beck, 2015 looks to be a banner year. In addition to both solo and co-headlining dates with ZZ Top, Beck will complete work on his new studio album, expected next year.

Joining Beck on both the solo and double-bill tour are his band - Jimmy Hall on Vocals, Rhonda Smith on bass, Jonathan Joseph on drums and Nicolas Meier on guitar

Jeff Beck Solo Dates – all solo shows on sale Dec. 5:

  • April 16 The Paramount Huntington, NY
  • April 17 The Paramount Huntington, NY
  • April 18 The Capitol Theatre Port Chester, NY
  • April 19 Orpheum Theatre Boston, MA
  • April 21 Ulster Performing Arts Center Kingston, NY
  • April 22 Bergen Performing Arts Center Englewood, NJ
  • April 24 Count Basie Theatre Red Band, NJ
  • April 25 The Strand – Capital Performing Arts Center York, PA
  • April 26 The Palace Theatre Greensburg, PA
With ZZ Top:
  • April 30 Cedar Park Center Cedar Park, TX *
  • May 1 Winstar Casino Thackerville, OK
  • May 2 Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion The Woodlands, TX
  • May 3 Concrete Street Corpus Christi, TX 
  • May 7 MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre Tampa, FL 
  • May 8 Cruzan Amphitheater West Palm Beach, FL 
  • May 9 St. Augustine Amphitheatre St. Augustine, FL 
  • May 10 Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Alpharetta, GA
*On-Sale Date TBD

Joe Chawki: Buy 5 get 5 lessons FREE Cyber Monday Lesson deal to good to miss

Joe Chawki
Just a reminder this has been extended through Cyber Monday!!!!.... Take advantage of this folks, you do not see rates like this often.
You can schedule the lessons as far or as close together as you'd like, but you must purchase the package by today.
Buy 5 get 5 lessons FREE. I really don't know of any guitar teachers on here offering such a rate or experience. Take it now while you still can.

Rohan Stevenson: I Built The Sky - Undulatus and Translucidus - killer djent in anyones book!

Rohan Stevenson - I BUILT THE SKY

"Ive been playing PRS guitars since 2009, they suit my needs perfectly. I use tunings from standard E down to Ab with no adjustments to the guitar and it handles it perfectly. I love my guitar to pieces. It is stunning to look at, sounds amazing, feels and plays great and handles anything I throw at it, what more do you need?"

I built the sky’ was founded in 2012 by writer/producer ‘Ro’ from Melbourne, Australia.

While generally guitar based instrumental music ‘I built the sky’ ranges from techy prog-metal to intricate punk to pop and ambient flavors.

“I just focus on trying to make something fresh, interesting, fun and challenging.”

‘I built the sky’ has gained ever increasing followers with many cover video’s of his music and hype around the web.

With 2 entirely self produced/written/performed/mixed/mastered releases to his name Ro is focusing on his next full length album due out 2014.

Keep an eye out for tours happening nationally and internationally in 2015. - FREE MUSIC - FACEBOOK


Directed & Edited by Will Gaffney

Special thanks to the following people who made this video possible:

Sean Daly, Brendan Horn, Dale Rogers, Sam Tan, Troy O'Dwyer, Tyler Tillett,

David Coulter, Gene Perrett, Ralf Jaeger, Hamish Williams, Tyrin Holmes, Dom Robson-Tull,

Labros at Achillies Amplification -

TABS: (Tuning - Ab)
12 - 0 - 1
YOUR WELCOME ;-)i built the sky - Undulatus

i built the sky - Translucidus (Featuring Sithu Aye)

i built the sky - My Guitar

Roberto Restuccia: 3rd take improvisaton - jazz jamming

Roberto Restuccia: 3rd take improvisaton - jazz jamming

jazz blues improv

Christian Muenzner, Danny Tunker,Morean: Help Alkaloid, the world's most extreme Prog Metal band, make their debut album happen!

Danny Tunker,Morean: Help Alkaloid, the world's most extreme Prog Metal band, make  their debut album happen!

Crowdfunding Campaign:
Official Website:
On Facebook:

On December 1st, Germany's prog metal band ALKALOID have launched a crowdfunding campaign on According to the band's facebook, the campaign will help to finance the eagerly awaited debut album entitled "The Malkuth Grimoire". Besides CDs and T-shirts, the band is offering perks which include personal items and equipment from the current and from previous recordings. The campaign is running for 60 days, in which the intended amount of 12,000 € should be collected.

Alkaloid is a new band formed by former and current members of Obscura, Necrophagist, Aborted, Dark Fortress, Noneuclid and Blotted Science.

Line up:
Morean (Dark Fortress, Noneuclid) - Vocals, Guitars
Christian Muenzner (Spawn of Possession, Ex-Obscura, Ex-Necrophagist) - Guitars
Danny Tunker (Aborted, Ex-God Dethroned) - Guitars
Linus Klausenitzer (Obscura, Noneuclid) - Bass
Hannes Grossmann (Blotted Science, Ex-Obscura, Ex-Necrophagist) - Drums

Drummer Hannes Grossmann (Blotted Science, Ex-Obscura, Ex-Necrophagist) speaks out:
"Even though all of us have worked with record labels for years, we're not going to work with a label this time. Labels just expect music that you can label! However, the music of Alkaloid is very diverse and sometimes radically new. We are music lovers ourselves and write music for other people who love music. And to keep it as simple as that, we'd like to connect with these people as directly as possible. Crowdfunding is the perfect instrument to do that."

Describing the band's music, singer Morean states:
"One thing that has been clear since the beginning is that there will always be more
than one element present. We define this band through the field of tension created
between opposites. All of us are active death metal musicians who nevertheless all
have a much broader view of music than blastbeats and growls. We can try to
establish from the beginning that we have many faces, and that oscillating between
(seemingly) contrary or mutually exclusive styles is a factor."

Alkaloid Crowdfunding Campaign

News: Guitar Pedals & Great Value Accessories From Spartan Music UK

Guitar Pedals & Great Value Accessories From Spartan Music

Spartan Music sell a range of guitar pedals, straps and general accessories aimed at beginners, or musicians who just want a great deal. Based in the UK, the store sells existing smaller brands, as well as their own range of products. The store is on line only and located at

Site owner Mark Jackson first had the idea for the site after purchasing a few of the inexpensive pedal brands. He noticed that the pedals offered exceptional value and were barely distinguishable from brands 3-4 times their cost. He decided to seek out these brands and offer them for sale in one convenient location as well as finding other guitar gear and accessories.

Spartan Music sell brands such as:
All of these brands have received excellent reviews online with musicians pleasantly surprised at their quality for the amount paid. 

Although the business is small, new great value products are being added all the time. These products will include more pedals, guitar straps, cases, cables and mini amplifiers. As always the products will offer great value – customers aren't charged more just for a brand name.

All products have free delivery and a 10 day returns policy as standard. Additionally, customer service and all products are based in the UK. This means fast delivery and easy returns are something which all customers can expect.